Yearly Archives: 2010

background December 25, 2010

Stack Overflow Gives Back 2010

In 2009, Stack Overflow LLC had three employees, and three primary sites — Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and Super User. Plus our careers site at careers.stackoverflow.com In 2010, we incorporated as Stack Overflow Internet Services with venture capital funding. We also grew to twenty-four employees, and 38 primary sites (of which, to be fair, 19…
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Co-Founder (Former)
area51 December 23, 2010

No Artificial Intelligence in Area 51

On Monday afternoon, we unceremoniously closed down a Stack Exchange site: Artificial Intelligence. Not that many would have noticed. It had an laggardly 83 questions in its 12 days of existence. It wasn’t so much the lack of questions that was of concern — a site can stay in beta as long as it takes — but the…
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Director of Community Development (former)
company December 21, 2010

Stack Overflow Annual Survey

As you’ve seen from the site analytics, Stack Overflow grew significantly in 2010.  We noticed some major technical shifts – more global visitors and an increase in use of Chrome as a web browser.  But, our visitors are more than just their web browser, operating system and screen resolutions, they are real people with real…
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Director of Marketing (former)
community December 20, 2010

Subscribe to Tags via Email

You can now subscribe to a tag (or set of tags) and get an email when new questions arrive. To begin, visit the Tag Sets page on stackexchange.com, and either create a new tag set, or find a cool tag set someone else already put together. Click on a tag set to browse the questions,…
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Co-Founder (Former)
community December 17, 2010

Introducing programmers.stackexchange.com

One of the more popular Stack Exchange beta sites just came out of beta with a final public design: programmers.stackexchange.com Now watch closely as I read your mind. I don’t get it! What’s the difference between Programmers and Stack Overflow? I’m so glad you asked! In a nutshell, Stack Overflow is for when you’re front…
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Co-Founder (Former)
background December 15, 2010

Stack Overflow 2010 Analytics

As we approach the end of the year, I thought I’d roll up some statistics that people occasionally ask about. As a baseline — per Quantcast, the Stack Exchange Network is ranked #364 in overall USA network traffic, and Stack Overflow itself is ranked #598. These numbers are from Google Analytics for the period of…
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Co-Founder (Former)
cc-wiki-dump December 13, 2010

Re-Launching Stack Exchange Data Explorer

Since we launched the Stack Exchange Data Explorer in June, we’ve been actively maintaining it and making small improvements to it. But there is one big change — as of today, the site has permanently moved from odata.stackexchange.com to data.stackexchange.com If you’re wondering what the heck this thing is, do read the introductory blog post,…
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Co-Founder (Former)
area51 December 9, 2010

Talkative and Precognitive Badges

Our core functionality, as always, is Q&A; — asking great questions and providing great answers. You could certainly go months or years without ever needing to visit anything beyond the main site. But that’d be a shame. Chat – Our Third Place Did you know that real time web chat is a standard “out of…
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Co-Founder (Former)
community December 7, 2010

Stack Overflow + RHoK = Partners in Hacker Goodness

We were approached by the nice people at Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) to help them promote their worldwide event last weekend (December 3-5).  Since our audience on Stack Overflow and Server Fault seemed like a good fit with their inspiring mission, we agreed to toss some banner ad impressions their way. If you’re not…
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Director of Marketing (former)
community December 2, 2010

Stack Exchange Moderator Elections Begin

Back in July, we appointed Moderators Pro Tempore for the nascent Stack Exchange 2.0 communities. Leadership is critical to any community’s success, and the bootstrapping of a community often requires those leaders to be appointed before the community is large enough or organized enough to elect them itself. Our fellow moderators Pro Tempore have been…
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Co-Founder (Former)
community November 29, 2010

The Pee-Wee Herman Rule

I recently had a long discussion on gaming meta regarding “Help me remember this game” questions. I’ll spare you all the gory details; my general conclusion was this: If we get an excellent user who asks a good, thoughtful [game] identification question and sticks around in our community to participate, then it’s worth allowing it…
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Co-Founder (Former)