community March 16, 2022

Celebrating the Stack Exchange sites that turned ten years old in Q1 2022

From camping to tenure to memory, the sites turning ten this quarter cover a lot of ground.

As we do each quarter, we want to celebrate those Stack Exchange sites that have been with us for a whole decade, which means some of the top contributors to those sites could have still been watching cartoons after school back when they first launched. This crop of sites will help you understand how your brain works, what’s sporting outside and inside, when to hold ‘em, and when to fold ‘em.


Computer Science

Our flagship site, Stack Overflow, covers programming, so what’s left for the Computer Science site to cover when we remove that? As it turns out, plenty! Algorithm design and analysis, formal systems, distributed computing, computational geometry, cryptography, and more. Students, researchers, programmers, and teachers have all asked us questions when they need a bit more science to solve their computer problems.

– Interesting questions: One, two, & three / Most popular tag: algorithms


Mathematica

A site for users of the software Mathematica developed by Wolfram Research, as well as related products like gridMathematica, Wolfram Workbench, Player (Pro), and the CDF Player. Questions about the Mathematica system or solving problems using Mathematica are welcomed here. 

Most upvoted question / Most popular tag: plotting


Psychology & Neuroscience

A site for researchers, academics, students, and anyone else needing expert answers to advanced questions in psychology and neuroscience, including the cognitive sciences and psychiatry. If you’re curious about Capgras Syndrome, what brain region processes the passage of time, or how stress affects romance, this is your site. 

Most upvoted question / Most popular tag: cognitive-psychology


The Great Outdoors

Lace up your boots and pack your tent. If you love being outdoors enjoying nature and wilderness and you want to learn about the required skills and equipment, this is the site for you. The site covers questions on a variety of topics, including  rock climbing, fishing, hiking, backpacking, camping, caving, bird and animal watching, and more. If you’ve got questions (or answers) about climbing rocks, warm socks, and scenic lochs, then you’re in luck. 

Most upvoted question / Most popular tag: hiking


Martial Arts

More than just kung fu fighting, martial arts are systems of combat, either traditional or modern. They can be practiced for any number of reasons, including self-defense, competition, and physical health, as well as mental, physical and spiritual development. This is a site for students and teachers—beginners, experts, professionals, and enthusiasts. Questions about regimens, history, equipment, techniques, and execution are all fair game. 

Most upvoted question / Most popular tag: training


Sports

A question and answer site for participants, hobbyists, and fans of all sports and forms of competitive physical activity. If you’ve got questions about game rules, equipment usage, sports history, broadcasting, and how-tos, whether you’re taking your first at-bat or are a seasoned pro, this is your playing field.

Most upvoted question / Most popular tag: rules

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Academia

A question and answer site for academics of all levels – from students to senior researchers – as well as anyone in or interested in research-related or research-adjacent fields. It covers topics such as academic careers, academic writing and publishing, the academic research process, the inner workings of research departments, and more. 

Most upvoted question / Most popular tag: publications


Poker

Wondering how aggressively to hit the river? Looking for the odds you’ll draw into a full house? No need to bluff; the Poker Stack Exchange site has you covered. Whether you’re looking for rules clarity, probabilities, or casino etiquette, you’ll be flush with answers that will set you straight. This site is for serious enthusiasts looking to up their game; the basics you can find from a search engine. 

Most upvoted question / Most popular tag: texas-hold-em


We’ll continue to highlight our decade-old communities every quarter. There’s plenty of knowledge being shared on sites throughout the Stack Exchange network, and we love showing off what each of them has to offer. Come back in a few months to see what other sites are celebrating their tenth birthday!

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