Congratulations everyone. We've made it a year!

In that year, we've had over 300 questions and more than double that many answers. We've provided answers to nearly every question on that site. Only a couple unanswered questions remain. People are coming to us with questions and we are providing (I think) high quality answers.

We've been featured multiple times on the hot network questions list. Here are some of our hot questions (as announced in The Town Hall):

Many of the answers we've provided have been very high quality. I'd like to point out a few that I've considered extremely high quality. I feel the answers we've provided, and these ones in particular, are why Community Building will continue to provide a valuable place for community leaders and members to ask questions.

Over the next year, I'd like to see some more growth (obviously). One way I think we can do that, is by having more questions related to current events. We've had a few of these (for example the recent reddit question, or one about automation in moderation on Stack Exchange). By stepping out of the more theoretical questions ("how can I deal with...") and into something that is concrete, we allow users to ask about a current event (yay! Traffic). Even more importantly, though, we can use these particular questions to show our area of expertise.

I'd like to make this a discussion about what we've done right in the past year. Above I've mentioned several posts that I thought were very high quality. What have you seen on the site that we should strive to emulate in the next year?

Wrapping this up, congratulations again everyone. We've made it a year. Let's keep up the high quality work we've put in and work on getting the word out about our corner of the internet.


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I think that the questions in the tag have been generally quite good, which is a testament to the effectiveness of topic challenges at developing or expanding areas of the site without a lot of activity. At such time as traffic and participation return to higher levels, we should definitely consider resuming those challenges.

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    It looks like we have one suggestion left for the weekly challenge. If anyone has more ideas, post them and we can restart the challenges.
    – Andy
    Commented Aug 4, 2015 at 13:27
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    I agree with the physical communities observation. They do seem to do well. They are also fairly unique, still, since most of our content is based on digital communities. The different perspective on these questions is interesting to me.
    – Andy
    Commented Aug 4, 2015 at 13:28

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