Yearly Archives: 2014

podcast May 29, 2014

Podcast #59 – The Decline and Fall of Stack Overflow

Welcome to the 59th running of the Stack Exchange podcast, brought to you by Nutella! Your hosts Joel Spolsky, David Fullerton, and Jay Hanlon are joined this week by special guests Josh Heyer (aka Shog9) and Robert Cartaino (aka Robert Cartaino) of the Stack Exchange Community Growth team. We’ve got a busy podcast scheduled, so…
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Director of Community Management - Former
podcast May 19, 2014

Podcast #58 – Pack ”Em In Like Bees

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #58 brought to you by the Stack Exchange iOS app! Our hosts Joel Spolsky, David Fullerton, and Jay Hanlon are joined this week by our guests, the Stack Exchange Design Team: Jin Yang, Stéphane “The French Guy” Martin, Courtny Cotten, and Josh Hynes. Let’s kick things off with Community Milestones…
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Director of Community Management - Former
design May 14, 2014

The Importance of Planning

[W]e should create designs and share them with peers and customers, consider their feedback, adjust and redesign, and repeat the process over and over again on the way to developing a whole product. We should build quickly but responsively. — Randy Hunt I’m not here to argue against the “Ship Early, Ship Often” mantra. I wholeheartedly endorse…
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Senior Product Designer (former)
company May 8, 2014

Stack Exchange for iPhone is here!

Earlier this year, we announced the release of our Android application and the public feedback was fantastic. Well, it turns out we offended our designers by not doing an iPhone application too. So, after spending the last few months apologizing and bribing them (turns out designers love moleskins in pantone colors), we’re excited to announce…
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Mobile Team Lead (former)
podcast April 24, 2014

Podcast #57 – We Just Saw This On Florp

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #57, recorded Friday April 11, 2014 with your hosts Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and Joel Spolsky. Today’s podcast is brought to you by the Heartbleed bug. We have lots to talk about (which makes Joel scared), starting with Community Milestones (after we discuss 2048 strategy, that is)! Expats is newly…
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Director of Community Management - Former
background April 22, 2014

Putting the Community back in Wiki

Ever seen this diagram? That’s the visual elevator pitch for Stack Exchange. We were the little dot in the middle, a potent mix of useful traits from other tools, a wiry mutt full of hybrid vigor. The purpose of this blend was to allow and encourage the construction of a library of solutions, by providing…
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Community Manager
background April 17, 2014

Announcing The Launch Of Meta Stack Exchange

We’re very pleased to announce that as of today, we’re (finally) splitting the site formerly known as Meta Stack Overflow into two sites: Meta Stack Overflow is a brand-spanking new site for discussions specific to the Stack Overflow (programming) community:   Meta Stack Exchange will cover feature requests, bugs, and any discussion topics that affect…
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Community Evangelist - Former
background April 8, 2014

Changes and guidelines for the Protected Question status

Protected status is an often-overlooked feature of Stack Exchange. It’s based loosely on Wikipedia’s semi-protection, and like that tool is meant to be a reaction to persistent abuse from anonymous or unproven participants: when a page attracts a lot of noise or vandalism from outside the community, Protecting it reduces the amount of clean-up needed…
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Community Manager (former)
company March 17, 2014

Podcast #56 – Green or Red Curae

Welcome to the Stack Exchange Podcast #56 recorded on Thursday, March 6th 2014, aka the 4th of Adar II 5774, aka the second day of Lent. Today’s podcast is sponsored by Patent Trolls of America. Today’s guest is Micah Siegel, Senior Patent Advisor at Stack Exchange and Professor Emeritus at Stanford. But first, Community Milestones!…
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Director of Community Management - Former
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community March 3, 2014

Your communities list is now customizable

A few months ago, we rolled out a new top bar for all of the Stack Exchange communities. The mission was consistency: Every community gets the same Stack Exchange brand at the top, the same navigation between sites, and the same live updates about new inbox items and reputation changes But we realize that not…
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Product Manager (Former)
company February 24, 2014

Podcast #55 – Don”t Call It A Comeback

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #55, recorded on Friday Thursday the 13th with your hosts Joel Spolsky, David Fullerton, and Jay Hanlon! Today’s episode is brought to you by the city of Sochi, Russia. It’s been a long time since we last recorded, so we have a lot to talk about, and we’re going to…
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Director of Community Management - Former