beta September 11, 2008

Help Us Beta Test

If you’d like to help us beta test Stack Overflow, in advance of the Monday launch, here’s how: Go to beta.stackoverflow.com Enter “twitter@twitter.com” and “falkensmaze” to gain access (note that this is NOT an account: it’s merely a password to gain access to the beta) Please do bear in mind the beta test guidelines. When…
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If you’d like to help us beta test Stack Overflow, in advance of the Monday launch, here’s how:

  1. Go to beta.stackoverflow.com

  2. Enter “twitter@twitter.com” and “falkensmaze” to gain access (note that this is NOT an account: it’s merely a password to gain access to the beta)

  3. Please do bear in mind the beta test guidelines.

When asking questions, try to keep them on topic:

  • Is your question about programming?

  • We prefer questions that can be answered, not just discussed.

  • Provide details, but write clearly and simply.

I thought these guidelines were straightforward, but they haven’t stopped anyone from asking anything they damn well please. Every time I visit the site, I half expect to see “How do I make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?”

If you’re wondering what’s so special about Stack Overflow, the answer is — well, nothing, really. It’s a programming Q&A; website. The only unusual thing we do is synthesize aspects of Wikis, Blogs, Forums, and Digg/Reddit in a way that is somewhat original. Or at least we think so.

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Stack Overflow is that tiny asterisk in the middle, there.

But hopefully you’ll see what I mean when you experience it for yourself.

Podcast logo The Stack Overflow Podcast is a weekly conversation about working in software development, learning to code, and the art and culture of computer programming.

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