Airtable Top Contributors | September 2023

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Community Manager
Community Manager

Happy spooky season, Airtable Community! I hope everyone is enjoying the refreshing autumn season - or spring, depending on where you are in the world! 

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, many of us are experiencing that chill in the air, changing leaves, apple picking, pumpkin patches, and cozying up with a classic halloween read. So many reasons to celebrate!

More importantly, let's celebrate all of you - our awesome Airtable community featuring members from around the globe who help each other solve every day. In this September edition of Airtable Top Contributors, we’ll recognize our members who encourage others and help them solve with Airtable. Lets jump in:

Last month, the Top Contributors listed below authored 49 solutions, wrote 252 replies, and received 122 kudos


Top Solution Authors 🧠

  1. @Sho -  22 Solutions Authored
    The visual aid was super helpful here - nice job!
  2. @ScottWorld - 20 Solutions Authored
    Easy Win? Check!
  3. @Alessio_Monino - 7 Solutions Authored
    I love this solution from Alessio that includes an in-depth explanation, example, and steps to solve.


Top Replies 📨

  1. @ScottWorld - 141 Replies Authored
    Check out Scott’s suggestion for an automation question here.
  2. @Sho - 79 Replies Authored
    Check out this thread where Sho provided a solution, and also shared an extra resource written by @kuovonne. How cool! 
  3. @Alessio_Monino - 32 Replies Authored
    Clear, step by step instructions here were just the ticket to help solve.


Top Kudoed Authors 👍

  1. @ScottWorld - 60 Kudos Received
    Scott’s solution here was well-liked and he also helped with a follow up question - nice!
  2. @Sho - 32 Kudos Received
    “An absolute star” thread - love the collaboration here to solve the problem! 
  3. @kuovonne - 30 Kudos Received
    Here’s a great example of a quick and straightforward response, plus an additional resource to help further learning.


Thank you to each and every Airtable Community member! I hope you enjoy the beginning of autumn and we'll see you next month to recap October.


How do we select top contributors?

We define a Top Contributor as someone who is passionate, helpful, friendly, and active in the Airtable Community. These members continue to share their knowledge and build positive relationships by answering questions, starting new threads, and going out of their way to share their Airtable expertise and advice with their extended networks.

As we continue to evaluate each month's Top Contributors we will be reviewing both qualitative and quantitative data, as well as how each member upholds our Communities Code of Conduct and Guidelines as they interact with other members of the Airtable Community.  

18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

Thanks! Normally there is a lot of repeat names from month to month, but this month seems to have a bit more changes.

I also like the shift in explaining why you included the posts you did. Saying what makes a post good can be helpful to everyone who writes posts, whereas stating the topics of the posts wasn't as useful because specific topics are usually of interest to a much narrower audience.

On the Top Kudos, many of the kudos could be for posts that were actually written in earlier months. I feel like there is more you could do here. These kudos for older content represent posts that help people in the past and continue to help people, versus just helping the initial poster. Showcasing that people can get answers from existing content helps everyone. People with questions can read existing answers without having to wait for someone to reply. People who write answers will also be more willing to put effort into writing answers if they know the answers will have lasting value (versus disappearing into the ether).

Community Manager
Community Manager

I totally agree with you about the kudos @kuovonne! As I pull these metrics, I can see posts from the past that are newly kudo'ed, so I agree there's an opportunity to celebrate these. I'll try out some options to potentially include next month to highlight some of these lasting resources. Quality is definitely key.

I'm glad you liked the post! Congrats on your spot, and thanks for all you do.

18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

Thanks for the recognition, @MaddieJ !! 😃🙌 Great to have you here as our community manager!! 🤗

18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

Another type of post you could highlight are ones with good questions. These tend to be questions that are asked politely, well formatted, include screen shots, include previous actions taken, are capable of being answered by the community (versus only by support with access to account specific data), etc.

You could really make this fun to read, kinda like the TSA social media account or the Bananas baseball team. 

12 - Earth
12 - Earth

Welcome back in the rankings @ScottWorld 😁

18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

Thanks so much, @Databaser🤗