Yearly Archives: 2010

company August 20, 2010

Should Unix/Linux and Ubuntu Be Merged — Vote!

Remember last week when we asked: Unix and Ubuntu: Why Both? You may have noticed that two similar Area 51 site proposals have reached commitment and launched betas: ubuntu.stackexchange.com unix.stackexchange.com You might well ask: aren’t these the very same thing? Why have two communities on the same topic? What, then, is the difference between unix…
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Co-Founder (Former)
community August 19, 2010

Super User 1 Year Anniversary Super Contest

It’s been exactly one year since we launched Super User. Super User is, of course, our site for power users of traditional computer hardware and software. The types of users who have OSX, Linux, and Windows installed in triple-boot fashion — and have built their own computers to run it all on. Super User has…
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Co-Founder (Former)
community August 18, 2010

New Image Upload Support

Thanks to our good friends at imgur.com, we now support native image uploads on all Stack Exchange network websites. Yes, that means adding a picture to a question or answer is now as easy as … clicking the Insert Image toolbar button selecting an image from your computer, or the web clicking Upload … there…
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Co-Founder (Former)
api August 15, 2010

Stack Exchange API Contest Winners

After nearly two and a half months, our Stack Exchange API contest is officially over. In that time, our community created 85 applications and 24 libraries. It was tough judging winners between so many fantastic entries. I encourage you to browse the complete list of apps and libraries to see for yourself how much cool…
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area51 August 14, 2010

Unix and Ubuntu: Why Both?

Update: we ultimately put this to a vote on each community. You may have noticed that two similar Area 51 site proposals have reached commitment and launched betas: ubuntu.stackexchange.com unix.stackexchange.com You might well ask: aren’t these the very same thing? Why have two communities on the same topic? What, then, is the difference between unix…
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Director of Community Development (former)
company August 13, 2010

Network Central: stackexchange.com

I’m proud to announce that stackexchange.com is now the official network hub for the entire Stack Exchange 2.0 network! Thanks to the herculean contributions of team members David Fullerton and Emmett Nicholas, our shiny new network hub contains: A list of the most interesting questions right now, across the entire Stack Exchange network A directory,…
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Co-Founder (Former)
cc-wiki-dump August 11, 2010

Defending Attribution Required

All content contributed to the Stack Exchange network is licensed under cc-wiki (aka cc-by-sa). What does this mean? In short, it’s a way of guaranteeing that we can’t ever do anything nefarious with the questions and answers the community have so generously shared with us. It’s not unheard of for some companies to arbitrarily decide…
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community August 7, 2010

The Death of Meta Tags

There are a few tags on Stack Overflow that have bugged me for a long time. Namely: subjective best-practices beginner But I could never quite articulate what, exactly, was wrong with these tags. It’s been bothering me more and more as time goes on. So much so, that about two months ago, I was compelled…
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beta August 5, 2010

Chat Now In Public Beta

Our “third place”, after a successful three day beta preview, is now on the final path to launch. What is this mythical third place I speak of? Chat. money.stackexchange.com meta.money.stackexchange.com <font color="maroon">chat.money.stackexchange.com</font> Because you not only need a place to have intelligent Q&A; about managing your finances, you need a place to talk about the…
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community August 1, 2010

Tag Folksonomy and Tag Synonyms

Every question on Stack Overflow, or any other Stack Exchange site, must be tagged with at least one tag. Tags are simple keywords or labels that help categorize your question with other, similar questions. It’s important that questions get tagged correctly, because that makes it easier for everyone to find the questions they’re interested in…
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