Yearly Archives: 2011

api December 27, 2011

Stack Exchange API V2.0 Public Beta

More than a year and a half ago we unveiled the first version of the Stack Exchange API to the wider world.  Since then we’ve had a minor point release, improved app and script listing, and shared some statistics about the consumers of our API. I’ve been pretty pleased with version 1.1, and our chat…
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Team Lead, Data - Former
company December 25, 2011

Intro to CHAOS Promotion Seminar

CHAOS is a fast-paced, high-energy team that concentrates on finding new ways to promote Stack Exchange sites. So when the Stack Exchange moderators asked for some help with their grass-roots promotions, we decided to publish a series of posts outlining our most successful efforts. These posts should be helpful to any users who want to…
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Community and Growth (Former)
background December 23, 2011

Stack Exchange Gives Back 2011

I’m sitting up late this evening trying to think of an inspirational way to end this year with some grandiloquent statement about our growth and the great job everyone has done this year. I don’t know; maybe it’s the glow of the Christmas tree behind me, or the eggnog recipe I’ve been experimenting with… but,…
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Director of Community Development (former)
background December 23, 2011

Earned a Stack Overflow gold badge” Badges!

After much anticipation, we are happy to announce that our friends at Nerd Merit Badges have created a Stack Overflow GOLD Badge. That’s right: If you’ve earned one of our virtual gold badges on Stack Overflow, you’ve put a lot of work into doing something awesome. We give you flair so you can direct people around the Internet to your profile…
company December 20, 2011

Gaming Holiday Promotion: Hat Dash!

To celebrate the holidays, Gaming Stack Exchange is throwing a little holiday party — specifically, a Hat Dash: Between December 16 and January 6, users can unlock hats for their gravatars on by asking and answering questions, voting, sharing links, etc.  For more info, read the full blog post: Holiday 2011 Hat Dash: The Hattening There’s also…
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President and Chief Technology Officer (former)
community December 15, 2011

Own Your Community

Each of our 73 sites has a common goal: to own their community. Taking ownership means (in part) figuring out how to promote the site, make it attractive to newcomers, and make the awesome content and community even more awesome. While we have internal- and external-facing teams of employees to help with this, Stack Exchange…
background December 14, 2011

Come Here Often?

The holiday season is upon us, and as another year comes to an end, it is Stack Overflow Annual User Survey time again! So, take a break from wrapping gifts and come tell us about yourself. We promise it will only take a few minutes of your time. Of course, as the “annual” implies, we’ve…
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Director of Marketing (former)
community December 12, 2011

Protect intellectual property – but not like this

Last week, there was a lot of hubbub on Meta Stack Overflow about a system message that ran on Stack Overflow. The system message read: SOPA is a dangerous law. It breaks the Internet and threatens sites like Stack Overflow. Protect the Internet! For the intents and purposes of this post, let’s bypass the controversy…
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Director of Community Management - Former
company December 9, 2011

The Stack Big Board (with Video!)

Anyone who has seen pictures or video from our office in the last few months has probably noticed a small addition in the form of five large screens mounted in the middle of it.  The screens came about when we were first hiring CHAOS and realized that we wanted an easy way to visualize and…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
company December 8, 2011

SE Podcast #30 – Robert Cartaino & Rebecca Chernoff

Guests this week are Robert Cartaino and Rebecca Chernoff. Yeehaw! They’re members of our Community Team. The original Joel on Software forums were sort of a progenitor for Stack Overflow. They had strict rules: nothing off-topic was allowed – and discussing the forums themselves was off-topic. So a Joel on Software Off-Topic discussion group was…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
community December 8, 2011

Don’t Be Afraid to Use The Science

I saw an interesting Battlefield 3 question on gaming a few weeks ago. I’ve recently unlocked the EOD bot, and while playing around with it (and being hopelessly ineffectual with it) I’ve noticed that after I have driven a certain distance away I will return back to first-person view. Running towards the EOD bot will…
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Co-Founder (Former)