This is the twenty-sixth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff answer five listener questions, mostly about social software design. Warning: this podcast features cowbell. Really.
Christopher Leary: “Any thoughts on the general design of karma and rep systems based on your experience building one for Stack Overflow?”
Michael L Perry: “What about a system where votes by people who have more reputation count more?”
Jeff Metzner: “If I post personal anecdotes as an answer to a question, is it reasonable for other users to edit that?”
Anonymous: “Why can’t we ask IT questions? What about a sister site like Stack Overflow but for IT questions?”
- Miles Dennis: “For a cost-conscious startup, where do you see the balance between taking inexperienced staff that costs less, versus experienced staff that costs more?”
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