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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?

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  • use SEDE: data.stackexchange.com
    – rene
    Oct 13, 2019 at 22:11
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    dont see a way to filter, if you know how can u show in an answer, or a better site Oct 13, 2019 at 22:17
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    How do you measure "fastest growing"? Is it number of questions, number of edits, number of users, or something else?
    – PolyGeo
    Oct 13, 2019 at 22:23
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    what data is available? use your best judgemeent Oct 14, 2019 at 8:22

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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:

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(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.

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  • fastest growing is ofc 5-30% total users / 70-95% total answers. based on someone's question that would be a good start, and if that user or others didnt know that, i'd say they likely shouldnt even try to answer. this is informative & answers the question sufficiently, thanks good answer Oct 14, 2019 at 8:33

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