Three years ago, Web Applications graduated publicly from Area 51 Stack Exchange, and what a journey it was from that time. Starting from a small beta site out of Area 51, many questions, many visits and many answers have been attainted since private beta started on June 30th 2010. One of the first SE 2.0 sites to launch, we didn’t know a lot of what we were doing. It really was a learning process for everyone involved including SE Inc. Naming was hard and we at one point were going the route of the unwanted fourth addition to the trilogy
For programmers For system administrators and desktop support professionals For computer enthusiasts and power users
For everyone else on the internet
The one that came but at first it didn’t really seem there was a need, then there was always that problem in the right corner that wouldn’t go away…
In any event, we overcame and stomped out the kinks, still kicking providing support for many applications that exist on the web today. At this point, Web Applications has over 12,600 questions though, which may seem small compared to the Trilogy (Stack Overflow, Super User, Server Fault), these are questions being seen by 1,600,000 unique users per month.
And that isn’t the awesome part, these questions are actually getting answered by regular users. This is what it’s all about, making the internet a better place, and that’s something to be happy about for the last three years.
Happy Anniversary Web Applications!