June 28, 2010 1 Comment
I’m extremely excited to announce that just over 10 years ago today I made my very first post at LinuxQuestions.org, which served to introduce the site to the public. WOW. To say that LQ has exceeded every one of my expectations in the 3,655 days between then and now would be a monumental understatement. 441,743 members have made 4,007,867 posts in 807,878 threads. The LQ Wiki has 7,895 articles and LQ ISO has facilitated 12,185,643 downloads. LQ even has a new sister site of sorts in Linux Exchange. There’s one thing that has stayed consistent despite our continued growth, however, and that’s the fact that we have one of the best member communities on the web. I’d like to once again thank each and every LQ member for their participation, dedication and feedback. That we’ve been able to stay true to our goals for a decade is a testament to just how great our members are.
Feedback has been absolutely critical to our continued success and we really do listen. It would be impossible to enumerate the features we’ve added or changes we’ve made as a direct result of member feedback. With that in mind, I’d like to use this thread to collect as much feedback as possible about LQ. What are we doing well and where can we improve? What new features or sections would you like to see? What should we be doing differently? In addition to our fantastic members, I’d be remiss for not mentioning the LQ mods team. The amount of time and dedication they put into the site probably goes unnoticed by many. They keep LQ on topic and on point. The work you see them put into the forums is only the beginning and for that I can not thank them enough. LQ truly would not be what it is without them.
With a full decade under our belts, you may be wondering what’s next for LQ. I’m happy to say that a full ten years after we started, our mission remains as laser focused now as it was when I started the site; to be the absolute best resource we can be for the Linux and Open Source community.