Yearly Archives: 2013

community January 29, 2013

About Page 2.0: The QuickStartening

We’ve just rolled out a new Quick Start guide to help new users learn the basics. Here’s one example, but you can find any site’s version by going to sitename.com/about. Imagine you’re visiting a new friend’s home and… “Please, make yourself at home. Oh, actually, could you not sit on that? Yes, it _looks_ like…
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EVP of Culture and Experience (former)
podcast January 28, 2013

Podcast #41 – Neither of Us Have Muscles

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #41, featuring Joel Spolsky, Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, Kyle Brandt, Nick Craver, and Geoff Dalgas, with Producer Alex calling in from Denver!  We have a bunch of systems administrators and the like here, because we are in the process of moving datacenters to our new home in New York City.…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
background January 25, 2013

2013 Stack Overflow User Survey Results

In December, we launched our 3rd annual Stack Overflow Annual User Survey to learn more about our site demographics and user trends throughout 2012. Compared to last year, we received an even larger sample size this year with almost 10,000 respondents! Here are a few larger trends we’ve observed over the past three years: You…
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Marketing (Former)
community January 15, 2013

Announcing a new way to change your profile picture

One of our New Year’s resolutions here at Stack Exchange is to take a hard look at our user experience. As the network has grown and our audience expanded, the system has grown with it – but there are some rough edges in places that can use a bit of smoothing. You’ll be seeing a…
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Product Manager (Former)
company January 10, 2013

Podcast #40 – Random Musings (Plus a Surprise Guest)

You’re listening to the Stack Exchange Podcast #40 (We apologize to everyone who expected Wil Wheaton last week)  Your hosts are David Fullerton, Jay Hanlon, and Joel Spolsky.  We also have a surprise special guest: Britton Payne, professor of Copyright, Trademark, and Emerging Technologies at Fordham University. He knows a lot of things about software…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
background January 8, 2013

Winter Bash 2012 Conclusion: Boxing Day

So. We’ve torn through the advent calendar, tossed aside all the wrapping paper, and (hopefully) obsessively screencapped our gravatars wearing various kinds of silly hats. As of last Friday, Winter Bash 2012 is officially over! This event was awesome. We had a total of 46,710 users participating across 76 sites, and we gave away 108,924…
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Community Manager (Former)