Yearly Archives: 2010

community March 31, 2010

Get ready for the Stack Overflow party

The entire extended Stack Overflow team (including the Stack Exchange team) is meeting in New York in April to do some strategic planning. For example, we need to plan our Rock Band song lists, decide who gets to be on the drums and who is stuck with the USB cowbell, etc. If you’re going to…
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Co-founder & Former Chairman of the Board
community March 26, 2010

Moderator Changes on Super User

I’d like to announce a changing of the guard for Super User moderation. First, let’s extend a hearty welcome to our two new Super User moderators: Welcome random and quack quixote (nee ~quack) as our newest Super User community moderators! They both come highly recommended, not just by me, but by their peers in this…
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Co-Founder (Former)
company March 24, 2010

Podcast #86

Joel and Jeff sit down with Anton Geraschenko to discuss the unique qualities of a community of expert mathematicians, how to capture a sphere in a knot, and the importance of off-site backups. The Stack Overflow team will be in NYC from April 2nd to the 9th for a planning session. Expect exciting announcements at…
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background March 21, 2010

The Great Reputation Recalc Begins

As previously discussed in Important Reputation Rule Changes, we are now beginning site-wide reputation recalculations on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and Super User. You may see some changes in your own reputation, along with changes in other users’ reputation. In addition to rebalancing question upvotes as +5 instead of their old value of +10, we…
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background March 19, 2010

Important Reputation Rule Changes

In the next few days, we will be rolling out two important changes to the way reputation works on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, and Meta. We’re letting you know now so you can be prepared. Item the first: question upvotes will now grant only +5 rep instead of +10.* There is no change…
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Co-Founder (Former)
background March 16, 2010

More Trilogy Sites?

One thing we’ve been pitching a lot to VCs is our love for internet communities that are obsessive about something, where that something could be … well, anything, really. I feel that the kind of expert communities that arise around a shared passion for something are not only fascinating but help the world at large,…
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background March 14, 2010

Podcast Future

Hey presto! Jeff gave me permission to publish here, so from now on, you’ll be seeing posts from both of us. The first thing I want to talk about is plans for the podcast. I feel like the current podcast format needs to be freshened up a little bit. I think we’ve started repeating ourselves…
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Co-founder & Former Chairman of the Board
company March 13, 2010

Podcast #85

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss the pursuit of venture capital, why Joel is ending his blog, and the hidden power of Google’s web spider. We were surprised that so many people who read Joel’s article about our venture capital experiment were unable to imagine any way we could…
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background March 11, 2010

Welcome Stack Overflow Valued Associate #00004

I am pleased to announce that Stack Overflow just added another team member in an officially paid capacity: Kevin Montrose. You may remember Kevin as the author of the unofficial Stack Exchange API. I didn’t realize at the time that Kevin was graduating from Rice University in Houston, TX and actively looking for employment. But…
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background March 1, 2010

Our Sidekick, iFixit.com

Late last year, I had the pleasure of meeting Kyle Wiens, who recently launched iFixit.com. It’s a community driven site providing step-by-step self repair guides for predominantly Apple hardware: Repair is recycling! The best way to keep electronics out of landfills is to keep them working longer. Toxic electronic waste is a global problem that…
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company February 20, 2010

Podcast #84

Joel sits down with the Stack Exchange team, who are working on the hosted version of Stack Overflow at the Fog Creek offices in New York City. Meet the Stack Exchange team — David Fullerton, Aaron Maenpaa, and Emmett Nicholas. For Stack Exchange sites that have a smaller community, Stack Exchanges may email users more…
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