How can we find the fastest growing sites within the last year?
(With a minimum of say a certain amount of marked answers (averaged of course) per month?)
Are there any good sites for this?
I recently wrote a cross-site SEDE query to answer Are there any observable effects of a "strike"?. It can be used here as well, if you think the number of questions or the number of answers is a good measure for site growth. I wrote it to compare two weeks, but it works for full years as well:
(After running the query, you'll need to tap the '% more questions' column header to sort on it.)
(The real question is whether Software Recommendations can be called the winner here; they see a lot more traffic
thanks due to the introduction of the Ask Question Wizard on Stack Overflow: Recent proliferation of "How to code?" questions & SuperUser questions.)
Please note that SEDE is updated once a week, on Sunday morning. Feel free to fork the query to adapt it to your own needs (e.g. set a filter for the minimum number of questions). If you want to learn more about SQL or SEDE itself, take the awesome tutorial.