Yearly Archives: 2010

background June 14, 2010

New Hires in New York

The New York team has been growing, too! New York, in addition to being the official corporate headquarters and the location of our sales team, has a development team working on two important projects. I’d like to introduce you to those members of the team. Working on Stack Exchange 2.0, we’ve got David Fullerton: and…
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Co-founder & Chairman of the Board
cc-wiki-dump June 13, 2010

Introducing Stack Exchange Data Explorer

Everything contributed to the Stack Exchange network of websites is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution – Share Alike. This means it belongs to everyone, and can be freely reused (even commercially!), so long as it is follows our simple rules of attribution. That’s our contract with the community — it’s your generously contributed content that…
Avatar for Jeff Atwood
Co-Founder (Former)
community June 11, 2010

Free Vote-Based Advertising Launches Second Round

It’s time once again to support your favorite open source project through our Free Vote-Based Advertising for Open Source Projects. We are clearing the leader boards to start the second half of 2010 anew. For the past six months, Stack Overflow has been providing free advertising for open source projects. For those of you who…
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Director of Community Development (former)
community June 10, 2010

Improved Question Merging

The ability to cast a question deletion vote against a closed question is earned at 10,000 reputation. It was always intended as a tool for getting rid of useless, bottom-of-the barrel type closed question content. But lately we’ve had to deal with a rash of question deletions, some of which I felt destroyed useful answers.…
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Co-Founder (Former)
background June 9, 2010

Welcome Stack Overflow Valued Associates #00006 and #00007

I’m pleased to announce that Stack Overflow Inc has added two more valued associates to our team: 00006 Marc Gravell, United Kingdom Marc is a long time elected community moderator, C# MVP, and the #2 user on Stack Overflow, as sorted by reputation. Just under some guy I’ve never heard of. 00007 Ben Dumke, Germany…
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Co-Founder (Former)
community June 8, 2010

Guidelines for Use of our Logo and Name

Since the Stack Exchange API went into public beta, and we started our totally awesome API contest, we’ve run into a bit of self-inflicted confusion: How can I use the Stack Overflow | Server Fault | Super User name and logo in my application? While we had a general “we know proper usage when we…
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Co-Founder (Former)
community June 7, 2010

New Protected Question Status

At the behest of the Super User moderators, we’ve instituted a new question status of protected. A protected question is like a protected Wikipedia article — it no longer allows additions by anonymous users. Protected questions are indicated in the standard question footer like so: protected by {moderator name} 3 days ago This question is…
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Co-Founder (Former)
community June 1, 2010

Migration of SE 1.0 Sites

In a few months, we will start evaluating the first community-created sites to see if they have enough traffic to leave beta and become a full site. It’s too early to apply actual numbers to that decision but it will almost certainly be some combination traffic and how fast questions are answered. We use the…
Avatar for Robert Cartaino
Director of Community Development (former)
cc-wiki-dump May 31, 2010

Academic Papers Using Stack Overflow Data

One unanticipated benefit of releasing our data as creative commons is that the Stack Overflow dataset has been the subject of several academic papers already: Evolution of Two Sided Markets Ravi Kumar, Yury Lifshits (Yahoo! Research), and Andrew Tomkins (Google) Presented at WSDM 2010, Session 7: Temporal Interaction View Slides Download paper (pdf) Causal Discovery…
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Co-Founder (Former)
company May 26, 2010

One Year of Server Fault

One year ago today, we launched Server Fault — our Q&A; site for professional sysadmins and IT folks. To commemorate the occasion, we’ve launched a new Server Fault specific blog at blog.serverfault.com You can expect to find blog posts there related to us documenting our own efforts of running and scaling our network of websites…
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Co-Founder (Former)
api May 24, 2010

Stack Exchange API Contest

Update: the contest is officially over, and the results are in! Congratulations to all. Browse the Apps and Libraries Late last week we announced the public beta of the Stack Exchange API — a way to write apps that work with Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Meta Stack Overflow — and any future Stack…
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Co-Founder (Former)