Friday (February 20) marks The Workplace's first anniversary. Congratulations to all on a fantastic first year after
As with many workplaces, another year behind us means it's time for our performance review. First some stats, then some commentary, and then a request for input.
The Workplace's first year, by the numbers:
- Questions: 4,435
- Answers: 11,451
- Edits (to body): 9,526
- Comments: 47,750, of which 11,520 were deleted
- Upvotes: 106,677
- Downvotes: 16,968
- Total reputation gained: 1,310,840
- Moderators promoted to management: 1
That's right -- over the past year we've asked more than 4000 questions, provided more than 11,000 answers, and handed out a whopping 1.3 million reputation points. We have a strong, active community -- kudos!
We've also posted quite a few comments -- sometimes to seek clarification, which is what comments are for, and sometimes because we sure are a chatty bunch sometimes. Almost a quarter of those comments were deleted -- some because they had served their purpose and were obsolete, but mostly for other reasons. Over the past year we've tried to emphasize chat for discussions; while we're having some success there, this will be an area for further growth in the coming year.
We've had nearly 10k edits (not counting tag-only edits), which is healthy. We didn't ask how many of those were by the posts' authors versus by others. Please keep up the good work of helping to clarify posts -- incorporating information in comments, fixing up grammar and formatting, responding to questions, and so on. We particularly want to commend people who spend time helpfully editing other people's posts; you are helping to make our community stronger. Thank you.
And now the request for input: what have you found most gratifying, pleasantly surprising, or helpful on The Workplace in this past year? Please post an answer and tell us about it. Maybe you got a really outstanding answer to your question that helped you make an important decision? Maybe you were able to help somebody else solve a sticky problem? Maybe you came across a question you didn't even know you had and the answers there helped you avert a problem? Maybe you learned something new about a different country, industry, or type of job? Please share The Workplace's successes.
Thanks for a great year, and let's make the next one even better.