Yearly Archives: 2011

background August 30, 2011

Welcome Valued Associate Demis Bellot

The NYC Headquarters of Stack Exchange welcomes Demis Bellot!  As a developer on the Careers 2.0 team, Demis is excited to work on a platform with a large and influential reach.  Demis is best known online as the creator of – An Open Source Mono and .NET Web Service Framework. An avid traveler, Demis…
Avatar for Alison Sperling
Director of Marketing (former)
community August 28, 2011

A Bevy of New Badges

The badge system exists for two reasons: to teach new users how Stack Exchange works to encourage activities we view as positive to the community As the engine grows and evolves, we discover new areas that need badges. In fact, we’ve added a bevy of new badges in the last 6 months or so that…
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Co-Founder (Former)
community August 24, 2011


Without question, the greatest asset we have here at Stack Exchange is the members of our community, their collective knowledge, and their desire to help others.  Similarly, there’s no greater feeling for us than when others recognize that strength and wonder how they can use it to help their users too — ultimately, it just…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
careers August 22, 2011

Careers 2.0: Export And Apply With Your Profile

For the longest time, Careers users have been requesting an export feature. We recently released a PDF generator tool to help you turn your profile into a customized résumé. You can find the link in the sidebar on the edit page of your profile. Using the résumé generator, you can customize the info you would…
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Principal Data Engineer
company August 20, 2011

We like our users and want to help them.

That’s why we’re pioneering a brand new future for them! A future involving software testers and the developers who love them. Stack Overflow and Game Development are communities of smart, talented programmers and developers creating more awesome new software than you can shake a stick at. Ask Different, Android, Super User, and Gaming are communities…
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Director of Community Management - Former
community August 19, 2011

The Future of Community Wiki

When you mark a post community wiki on a Stack Exchange site, that means … this post can be edited by anyone with 100 reputation this post does not generate any reputation for anyone when upvoted or downvoted The main advantage of community wiki — more editing — was nerfed when we introduced suggested edits.…
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Community Manager
company August 17, 2011

The SE Podcast Setup

We’ve gotten quite a few questions from people about how we go about recording and producing the Stack Exchange podcast from people interested in everything from the hardware to the software and even the process.  Given the recent revamp of the entire setup (which has been happening during our recent break from live shows), I…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
community August 16, 2011

Gorilla vs. Shark

Who would win in a fight between a Gorilla and a Shark? OK, maybe you’re thinking that’s a ridiculous question. Perhaps it is. But various forms of this question get asked all the time. Consider this now-ancient Stack Overflow question titled Python v. Perl: Okay, so I’m finally making the jump into scripting languages and…
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Co-Founder (Former)
company August 11, 2011

Winning People and Influencing Friends

So recently, us here at CHAOS read a book — a kind of famous book, you may have heard of it? — called How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Despite being full of hokum (what a great word) the book itself has pretty solid real advice about getting people to, well,…
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Community Manager (Former)
background August 10, 2011

Welcome Valued Associate Grace Note

You might know Grace as the moderator extraordinaire on our Gaming Stack Exchange. I appointed Grace to a pro tem moderator position nearly a year ago. I wasn’t an avid user of Gaming SE, but I was continually amazed how often Grace’s name kept popping up in our moderator chat room. Grace was quickly becoming The…
Avatar for Robert Cartaino
Director of Community Development (former)