Curious how the editors/moderators would approach this question.
I wanted to draw a sample of stories on WFG (probably stratified according to complete/non-complete) to examine how well the stories kept to a schedule. Mostly wanted to see exactly what can be "suggested" regarding the typical independent webserial writer.
* Is there a way to see total number of stories? (I presume that http://webfictionguide.com/listings/ includes stories more than once depending on tags. Adding every count up on this page would overcount the number of stories in the dB)
* If no - is there a way to at least confirm/list all stories submitted in a year by some query? I'm mulling looking at 2012 or 2013 instead of all time.
*If a story was deleted but had been submitted here at one time, should a record still exist? If I limit analysis to the last two years, should I be worried about encountering a large number of these?
Would any of you already know this information instinctively and be willing to talk about it further?