Thanks a Million, Jon Skeet!

Yesterday, Jon Skeet’s reputation on Stack Overflow passed 1,000,000. ONE MILLION. Those of you who are highly engaged with the Stack Overflow community probably have a general idea of a) who Jon Skeet is and b) exactly how amazing and ridiculous this statement is, but just to make sure we are all on the same page, let’s dig a little deeper. For starters, how many answers has Jon Skeet posted on Stack Overflow? Let’s look at Jon, together with the other 100 folks who have the highest reputation on our site.

Jon is a software engineer and author. He joined Stack Overflow in 2008, during our website’s first months of existence, back when it looked something like this. In the near decade since then, Jon has answered over 34,000 questions, which works out to about 10 questions per day! What have the topics of these questions been, as assessed by the tags on the questions?

In this graph, tags with larger points are used more often, and heavier connections indicate tags used more often together on individual questions. We see Jon’s focus on C# and .NET, as well as Java. Indeed, Jon has had a significant impact on these communities here on Stack Overflow, which were especially important during Stack Overflow’s early years when the community here had a strong Microsoft and C# flavor to it. If we focus just on C# for a moment, 18,694 of Jon’s answers have the C# tag; these account for over 1.5% of all C# answers here on our site. From one person!

C# now looks like a mature technology, but Stack Overflow is full of fast-growing communities where there is plenty of room for developers to share their knowledge. Maybe one of you reading this post will be the Jon Skeet of Go, or the Jon Skeet of Scala, or the Jon Skeet of Swift!

Who asked all those thousands of questions that Jon Skeet has answered? First, let’s look at the age of the question asker’s account, at the time that they posted the question here on Stack Overflow.

Like most experienced contributors on Stack Overflow, Jon Skeet has helped newer users the most. In fact, 21.9% of the users who asked a question that Jon Skeet answered had an account that was less than one month old. If you are a new user on Stack Overflow with a question to ask, check out Jon’s resources on best practices for question writing. Writing a question well makes it more likely that the community can help you.

Most of the questions that Jon answers come from users in the United States (28.7%), India (11.1%), and the UK (10.9%). Notice that developers all over the world have gotten help from Jon Skeet, though, on six continents and in over 150 countries. The Stack Overflow community is global, and we all benefit from the worldwide network of programming knowledge being shared here.

The impact of Jon’s answers reach far beyond just getting an answer for the initial programmer who asked a question. These answers exist now as publicly available knowledge for everyone to learn from. How many people have found these answers useful to date? It is tough to measure this precisely, but let’s just ponder that the fact that there have been 374,173 useful votes on Jon’s answers. His highest voted answer has 8,985 useful votes.

Jon was most active on Stack Overflow in terms of answering questions in our site’s earlier years, and most active in commenting for several years after that. Because of the way reputation is earned, he continues to gain reputation points at a quick clip.

If you write constructive, helpful answers for the Stack Overflow community, they are the gift that keeps giving when it comes to reputation; users who find these answers via searches will continue to upvote them and you will continue to gain those points +10 at a time, like Jon has.

But wait! Maybe you look at this plot and feel a sense of impending panic because Jon Skeet is not answering questions as often as he used to. Don’t worry; Jon is still personally invested here in the Stack Overflow community, as those hundreds of comments a month attest. Also, we have used the POWER OF MACHINE LEARNING to provide you with those Jon Skeet answers that you need. We have trained a Markov model on all of Jon Skeet’s answers here on Stack Overflow and now provide this valuable tool to you here. Just type in your question, and contemplate the insightful coding advice our Jon Skeet bot can provide you.

Our Jon Skeet bot was trained using the Markovify package developed at BuzzFeed, and ported to R in the markovifyr package.

If the answer you just got was perhaps less than satisfying (although I’m not sure how that could be possible), or if you want to be the next Jon Skeet and share your knowledge, come to Stack Overflow and join the world’s largest community of developers.

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Julia Silge & Nick Larsen
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  1. zanlok says:

    It’s been a wild ride. Glad you’ve been here, Jon 🙂

  2. Dubhe de Nacimiento says:

    Thanks a lot. You have help me and a lot of programmers to become a better developer with your answers!!

  3. shamanth says:

    Jon Skeet is more than “James Bond” in developer’s world. Thanks Jon Skeet. i have benefited several times by your answers.

  4. Paul Ishak says:

    Jon’s score caused a stackoverflow when I looked at his profile.

  5. Mihir Patel says:

    legend of StackOverflow community.
    Done a great job!!
    Thanks, Jon Skeet!

  6. RocketNuts says:

    Legendary. Heroes like Jon Skeet is what makes stack overflow so brilliant. Thanks a bunch. May you be an example and inspiration to many.

  7. anis says:

    A legend stack overflower

  8. Sreejith says:

    Wonderful John, you are an inspiration to others …

  9. I guess some young generations want to be the next John Skeet as their ideal

  10. Syed Waqas says:

    Thanks John. Congrats!

  11. Lonzak says:

    Congrats! I wonder what he’s doing for a living except for his authorship? So much time spent on SO I wouldn’t get anything else done. But maybe he found a sponsor who pays per answer ;o)

  12. anupam appar says:

    Thanks a lot Jon Skeet Sir , Respect for you

  13. Andrey L says:

    Did you know that Mr. Jon Skeet is a successful startup? It’s just a neural network trained to answer .NET questions with an extraordinary precision. This explains the amount of help as well as the speed and precision.

    Of course, it was a joke. Thank you, Mr. Jon Skeet 🙂

  14. Uzair Xlade says:

    Great job..!!!

  15. Raghavendra S says:

    Congrats! Million

  16. Anjan says:

    Congratulations

  17. prashant says:

    Congrats

  18. KEDAR MHASWADE says:

    Congrats Jon! You missed the estimate to get to 1M by only 15 days (when I had asked you back in October 2016)

  19. Nigel says:

    All the questions which I had during my early career days were already asked in Stack overflow and answered by Jon Skeet.
    Thank you for the immense amount of patience and time you put in to make this community a thriving one.

  20. anand says:

    Truly Brilliant!! Big service to humanity!!

  21. The Markov model in your automated Jon Skeet tool seemed to give me so correct of an answer that I did’t understand it:

    My question: how much beer can a donkey hold for me on the way to a Bulgarian ice fishing expedition in Russia?

    The Answer: While I’d say it’s reasonable for an AJAX Page Method. So then you might end up using the wrong syntax to cover the whole object graph. Methods don’t incur the same rules as an int with null is always the case, the approaches are equally close to Java: personally I’d prefer the second way creates one array, and changes your default time zone. Unless the caller to say though. If not, change appropriately.

    Caveat: you’re a legend Jon!

  22. Thanks for all the great answers! 😉

  23. That Guy says:

    I met him from a bad side.

    The question I asked was not very well formulated, and was easy to confuse for a rookie question with a completely different answer.

    Jon gave the easy and wrong answer minutes after the question was published, and when it surfaced that it’s not an easy +25, went borderline (just to abide by the rules) personal on me. It’s all deleted now.

    We all have egos and bad days, but hey.

    Thank you Jon for tremendous amount of lightning fast help to other members of the community.

  24. Vaibhav Verma says:

    Thank You John.
    You are a legend.

  25. Davis says:

    Truly a legend!

    Congrats and thanks!

  26. Sayka says:

    I used to check occassionally his reps waiting for it to reach the million. Now that happened. Wow.

  27. HYOJIN KIM says:

    You saved the times of developers.

    You are the hero.

    Thanks.

  28. Google, Stackoverflow, Reddit etc are the life line of internet and people like Skeet are the reason.

  29. Jay says:

    Congrats Jon 🙂

  30. ali imran says:

    Excellent work. People like you deserve the best.

  31. John Go-Soco says:

    Epic.

  32. Rajarshi says:

    Genius, Legend, ……Game Changer

  33. Rudresh says:

    I wish I had 5% of Jon Skeet knowledge 🙂

  34. John Jan Popovic says:

    Respect & congratulations Jon

  35. Gaurang Joshi says:

    Congratulations Jon

  36. Shan Muhammad says:

    Congratulations mr. Skeet! thanks for help millions of developers around the planet!.

  37. Taha says:

    Jon you are champ and legend (Y).

  38. CodeChanger says:

    Many congo to Jon … Wonderful Job (clap) !

  39. Batman25663 says:

    Thank you sir, for contributing so much to this community.

    You are a living legend.

  40. BramDat says:

    Congratulations Jon! And thank you for all your contributions.

    Here is a big salute for you..

  41. Chuck Noris of Stackoverflow

  42. Long Live Stack Overflow and Jon ! 🙂

  43. Swami says:

    His books are amazing! Big salute for his contribution

  44. Great Lebowski says:

    A man called legend !

  45. Ashish says:

    Amazing Jon!

  46. Pranav Shinde says:

    Awesome Bro! You are great. You helped lacs of people directly and millions of people indirectly. I might be one of them. Thanks and Congratulations!

  47. What an achievement ! Carry on man !

  48. Yousef says:

    You should take a share from stackoverflow’s profit

  49. Muslan Gotrov says:

    What has he earned by collecting the reputation?

  50. Congratulation & Thank you for your efforts, you are the icon for us, hope we will also contribute more for make this planet better.

  51. We are not worthy.

    Jon Skeet, you make the world a better place.

    Thank you, from all of humanity.

  52. Adam Gerard says:

    You personally helped me out more than once – Thanks a million!

  53. Somayeh Ahmadi says:

    Congratulations Jon Skeet!
    You are Stackoverflow Superhero! Thanks

  54. Unbelievable more than million!

  55. Mike Nakis says:

    Respect.
    This web site has been skeeted.

  56. Thank you very much Jon!

  57. Mohammad Jawad Barati says:

    a good human share his knowledge for free.

  58. Loveparteek Tiwana says:

    Great job John! This very impressive, you are leaving a legacy behind you!

  59. Mike says:

    You’re the best Jon, thanks!

  60. Atanu Mondal says:

    Congrats.. John.

  61. Noman Syed says:

    Congratulations John .. !!

  62. Sehr says:

    Congratulations John…

  63. Chetan Chaudhari says:

    Congratulations john sir.
    Thanks for saving life of developers… 😀

  64. Burak Bilgin says:

    Number of questions per capita would be better than the total number of questions when comparing countries.

  65. Arun Kasyakar says:

    Thanks, John. for helping all of us

  66. Shashank says:

    This is no surprise! A day will come when his reputations will overflow 😉

  67. Thanks a million John. You are a MILLION DOLLAR BABY.

  68. Manoj Kumar Rai says:

    Brilliant !! keep going.

  69. Ravi R says:

    Thanks Jon, keep going. Appreciate your initiative

  70. Prasanth says:

    congrats! keep going bro

  71. Wao. Good to see you . Congratulations.

  72. Aravind says:

    Wonderful achievement. Thanks fpo

  73. Anupam says:

    Inspiring, a Google engineer. Does Google use C# extensively?. As his interest is in C#.

  74. David Baldie says:

    When I grow up, I want to be Jon Skeet 🙌

  75. jean says:

    Skeetoverflow 😛

  76. Cédric says:

    Congrats God Skeet!

  77. suren says:

    Wow! Score looks like amazing 🙂 1001k

  78. Vadim Martynov says:

    I’ll risk being unpopular, but sometimes I do not like the reaction to Jon’s answers. For example, in this question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/48117745/access-object-value-from-parameter-attribute-in-c-sharp/ Jon’s answer contains mentioning about AOP but the answer below contains fully guide to solve the author’s problem. the difference in reactions to responses is depressing me.

  79. Mukit Chowdhury says:

    Great! A legend!

  80. SilverM-A says:

    Congratulations Yoda!

    The C# Master! Know you on StackOverflow and bought your book after that. Still learning from you.

    He’s working in Java all day, but master C# like a machine. Unbelivable.

    Thanks a millions time!

  81. Neeraj says:

    Many Congratulations Jon, Great work for the community.

  82. Rishabh Pandey says:

    Congrats JON

  83. Sumit Pathak says:

    Congratulations Jon Skeet 🙂

  84. Great Job Man! Congratulations ! Keep Contributing..

  85. VEDANT says:

    Lets have a follow button

  86. Rudi Coetzee says:

    I am not sure the Skeet bot is working as expected. I asked it “Is John Skeet human?”… And it answered:

    Look at the very smallest app which just performs IO. If you want this behaviour. There are two overloads for string.Join than earlier attempts, and probably should.

    Erm… Ok. 🙂

  87. Congratulations Jon Skeet !! (y)

  88. Karim H says:

    Yes, congratulation ! Every single developer on the planet know your name 🙂

  89. Qadir Hussain says:

    Congratulations Jon Skeet 🙂

  90. Harshad says:

    Congratulations Jon Skeet

  91. Harshad says:

    Greatest job 🙂
    Congratulations <3

  92. Sargis Gevorgyan says:

    Congratulations!

  93. Piero says:

    Only respecet. I feel like a little drop in an enormous ocean… good job Jon 😉

  94. Mayur Kulkarni says:

    LSTM model would have been more accurate. Markov models are not very good at such things.

  95. Talha Khan says:

    When Jon’s code fails to compile. Compiler apologizes.

  96. Manish Jain says:

    Congratulation Jon,
    Keep it up

  97. He helped me lot multiple times and he is a valuable reference for me and my colleagues.

  98. Moumit says:

    Congrats .. you become a example now

  99. Congrats Jon Skeet! Legend!!

  100. Thank you for contributing as much as you have to Stack Overflow. SO has been my number one site looking for answers and help. It is because of people like you that makes SO worth visiting. Thanks a million.

  101. d.Agarwal says:

    congratulations

  102. indirim kodu says:

    It is amazing that how much he can type in this kind short term on a single platform. Great passion!

  103. Thomas.lin says:

    very good ussage of maching learning

  104. devender says:

    Congratulations keep rocking… cheers

  105. Dhiren says:

    Congratulations

  106. Prathap Badavath says:

    Congrats.

  107. Jithin Raj says:

    He is a legend, I hope that he will always remain top of his and our chart.

  108. BMAM says:

    Congratulations & Thanks Mr.Jon Skeet. Keep rocking…

  109. Samkit Shah says:

    Thanks a Million, Jon Skeet

  110. Samkit Shah says:

    Thanks a Million, Jon Skeet!

  111. Ankur Biswal says:

    Congratulations! thanks for all the help.

  112. 신동평 says:

    his answer in stackoverflow is very helful, also I’m helped from him.

  113. I’m curious; there’s another ‘user’ whose output has skyrocketed past Jon Skeet’s since mid 2013. Is that a system user of some sort, or has someone else become very prolific?

    1. The answer is [Gordon Linhoff](https://stackoverflow.com/users/1144035/gordon-linoff). There’s an MSO question about it: [Who’s the person with more answers than Jon Skeet?](https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/362213/)

  114. AfterShock360 says:

    That’s AWESOME! He answered a question not a month before now, and that felt SO COOL seeing the #1 SO guy replying to me, as I’m’ less than two months old on SO. WOOHOO JON SKEET

  115. Erdem says:

    I like your job guys good work

  116. Sanjeev Kulshreshtha says:

    Thanks a lot Jon and Many Kudos to you. You are a real inspiration for all of us

  117. Aaron says:

    Jon Skeet is C# Norris

  118. root says:

    Congratulations

  119. Robert Jordan says:

    Dang, Jon Get life already 😉

    JK…thanks for all the help

  120. Olivier says:

    Haha ! Very funny “Jon Skeet bot” to help us remember than Jon Skeet, or anybody helping others in this nice community, CANT be replaced by bots !

    Thanks Jon Skeet for all the help ! If stackoverflow quits, I loose my job ! 🙂

  121. Ritesh says:

    Thanks! Jon

  122. Dushman says:

    Respect you. (y) Keep it up…!

  123. V-SHY says:

    Cool, always appreciate someone that spends his own time to help others!

  124. mnhmilu says:

    Simply WOW! Jon inspire us! Proud to be a member of stack overflow community

  125. Varun Maggo says:

    I suspect there is an AI bot inside his head!
    Thank you though, we have been copying-pasting your stuff. And we have been surviving :p

  126. You says:

    Gordon Lindoff hasn’t asked a single question and from his activity he seems to spend all day every day answering questions. Seems like amazing dedication but part of me is suspicious.

  127. Sanchit says:

    Thank you JON SKEET Sir. You are Simply Awesome. You’re the inspiration for all of us.
    *keep up the good work*
    GOD BLESS YOU

  128. Shivam Chhetri says:

    Thanks on behalf of all the user who will be benefitted with your answers in coming ages.

  129. badjr says:

    Congratulations, Jon!

  130. Apoorva Jhanwer says:

    Awesome.

  131. Philip Espersen says:

    Jon skeet === legend

  132. Dylan Hayes says:

    Awwwww Skeet Skeet gawd dang!

  133. RenniePet says:

    “It’s people like that who make you realize how little you’ve accomplished.” – Tom Lehrer

  134. rahul says:

    That’s a surprisingly huge contribution Jon. I am sure few people like you must have driven SO to the place it is. Congrats

  135. Louis says:

    i just hit 100 points today, get ready john

  136. Chirag Purohit says:

    you are great. You are actual hero, not who have followers on any social networks

  137. Karan Pant says:

    Great achievment. This is motivating. Thanks Jon

  138. Sjors says:

    Jon Should go to the Sahara. These people are desperately in need of some good advice.

  139. fmanin says:

    Great! well done

  140. Nathan says:

    Congrats

  141. Raghav says:

    Congratulations Jon Skeet. We’re inspired by your blogs/answers and book. Keep going.
    Big respect and Thank you.

  142. Kalhano says:

    respect and thank you

  143. Amit Pandya says:

    Each topic and every detail covered with your knowledge, Legend.

  144. Sino Raj says:

    Congrats Jon Skeet… You are a Legend:)..

  145. Why it's not linked to my account? says:

    Are you a human or AI inside stackoverflow?

  146. Amit Joki says:

    You know *everything*, Jon Skeet.

  147. Taslim says:

    Jon Skeet; big respect to this man’s brains! There’s hardly a Java developer that has never seen his name on S/O.

  148. RS says:

    Congratulations

  149. Arvind kumar Gupta says:

    Jon Skeet for being such inspiring figure.

    Awesome Achievement!!! Congratulations!!!

  150. Imran says:

    Awesome Achievement!!! Congratulations!!!

  151. Mohamed Ben Henda says:

    Congrats

  152. Kamil says:

    Let’s make video-interview with Jon and publish it on Youtube 🙂

  153. Rajesh Pandya says:

    Awesome Achievement!!! Congratulations!!!

  154. Inspiration for all developers . Thanks and gud luck
    congratulations

  155. Asier says:

    Jon you are the man.

  156. Oussama Werfelli says:

    Leagend !! congrats

  157. Joyston says:

    A true inspiration for coders across the world. Congrats..

  158. Deepak says:

    Thank you Jon Skeet for being here in this community, truly amazing, you are a legend. I still remember the day I was introduced to the name Jon Skeet reading your answer to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6841333/why-is-subtracting-these-two-times-in-1927-giving-a-strange-result
    That level of awesomeness is just insane..!!!

  159. M Saiful Bari says:

    Congrats, Jon Skeet for being such inspiring figure.

  160. Shiju says:

    “God of developers” Jon Skeet.

  161. Omar Bashir says:

    Please tell me its a prank :O

  162. ron weasley says:

    Is Jon Skeet from Harry Potter?

  163. Hugo Wong says:

    Congraz Sir, Thanks for your help in the previous years (Few questions got answered by you)

  164. Ikram says:

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience Jon!

  165. Erfan Ahmed says:

    Congrats ! for the inspiration you made for us 😀

  166. esiprogrammer says:

    Well done Buddy, it’s unbelievable

  167. Afzal says:

    Congratulations.
    This is really amazing and Great work.

  168. Vidya L says:

    Congrats..

  169. Vishnuprasad says:

    Congratulations

  170. rohit poudel says:

    he is a legend

  171. Nadeem Khan says:

    Wow! Congrats for such a feat!

  172. Pavan says:

    Congratulation! Thank you for time and efforts.

  173. Muhammad Nouman says:

    thanks buddy you are awesome guy.

  174. Faisal says:

    Congratulation! Thank you for time and efforts.

  175. Shubham says:

    Congratulations Jon Skeet

  176. Sunil says:

    Great Sir.

  177. Khurshid says:

    Congratulation for giving your valueable time.

  178. Jaydeep Mor says:

    Brilliant man Mr. Jon Skeet !

  179. Antti says:

    Wow! I’d like to comment “You know nothing, Jon Skeet” but it wouldn’t be very accurate.. well done!

  180. Ashkan Sirous says:

    Wow! You are really awesome!

  181. Giannis says:

    Whose that guy with the line above Jon Skeet in the first graph?

  182. kamuran sönecek says:

    Amazing Jon 🙂 you have been a legend!

  183. Blasanka says:

    You are a legend. Congrats and also thank you for your service.

  184. Joe says:

    Can you supply metrics @ just how much time jon skeet spends per answer on average ?

  185. Peter Chaula says:

    The code that shows rep count needs to be updated. Now it says 1001k which is very wrong

  186. Sujit Singh says:

    Awesome ..Brilliant ….Supperb..Man of the Decade @ Open Source Community …Congratulations John !!!

  187. Dimitrios says:

    Congrats man!

  188. Shivkumar says:

    Legendary accomplishment. Thank you for your contributions John!

  189. yves says:

    I like Jon’s answers not only from a technical PoV, but also for their completeness and gentleness. Maybe Darin Dimitrov, BalusC and VonC who are all above 750k could deserve a mention as well.

  190. ceving says:

    For me it is a bug in the reputation system, if the reputation still grows rapidly, although the person does not do anything anymore. Old people benefit unfairly.

    1. Steve says:

      Why should it be a bug? Are the answers not true anymore?

  191. Sergio Bra says:

    This man is a legend!!

  192. RandRandom says:

    So, no comment about JonSkeet’s highest voted answer is about Java and not C#? 🙂

  193. Stefano Masseroli says:

    Thank you very much Jon!

  194. Kailas Bedarkar says:

    Congratulations Jon !!

  195. Amit Kumar says:

    Thank you Jon, you are a legend!

  196. tushar pandey says:

    legend

  197. Daud says:

    Can anyone explain how so many questions originate in Alaska?

  198. What an Achievement!!.. Claps !! !!

  199. Rachit says:

    Not only does he answer well, he also replies to comments on his answers that are years old. He is such a rare legend.

    Side Note: the skeet bot needs more training.

  200. Manoj Pathak says:

    Congratulations !!

    you are my inspiration on StackOverflow…

  201. Gaurav Paliwal says:

    Congratulations!

  202. Gul Md Ershad says:

    Congratulation Jon Skeet, the Legend o Stackoverlow……….:)

  203. Najam-us-Saqib says:

    In the world of Stackoverflow be Jon Skeet.
    #Legend

  204. Bogdan says:

    I am not exaggerating when I say that my success as a Software Engineer can be attributed, in part, to Jon Skeet. I’ve watched every single Pluralsight course that had Jon in it and I bought his C# in Depth, 3rd Edition. He’s a down-to-earth guy, who has frighteningly remarkable analytical skills. He always downplays his level of intelligence, but we know better.

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us, mere mortals, Jon. We’re forever in debt to you.

  205. Avnesh says:

    Congratulations Jon Skeet.
    Awesome Achievement Indeed!!!

  206. The comment you provided for me in this question “System throws Unhandled Exception?” helped me reach the solution

  207. Brett Hale says:

    Is it true that Chuck Norris was developed in a weekend of coding by Jon Skeet to scare off malware?

  208. Praful Bhatnagar says:

    Awesome.. Be Like Jon Skeet..

  209. asgs says:

    All hail the legend!

  210. Guruprasad Rao says:

    I too just reached 1.0m people in SO.. 😛 Anyways Congratulations Jon Skeet.. 😀

  211. Adamijk says:

    Congratulations skeet, the @StackOverflow Legend.

  212. Ninja says:

    Thanks for your great service, You have done well Job Sir.
    Congrats………
    Legend…….. ( ^_^ )

  213. Sanjay Mohnani says:

    Awesome Achievement Indeed.
    Congratulations Jon Skeet.

  214. Shakir says:

    Congratulation Jon!!

  215. Shailesh says:

    Congratulation, Legend……….:)

  216. Aman says:

    In short, you can say SO bots.
    This guy is legend

  217. Kalhara Amarasinghe says:

    Thanks Jon Skeet for your service. Wish you all the best to continue the good work. 🙂

  218. He’s Legend.
    I’m wondering how he’s been feeling when such large community recognises him personally.

    1. And the Skeet bot is truly amazing, and honourable.

  219. Gowthaman says:

    Super!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..Thanks lot man helping us.

  220. Roy says:

    congratz ! a near to impossible deed !

  221. Anup says:

    Thanks for the help Jon, this is really amazing and Great work. Congratulations.

  222. Vikram Jain says:

    Congratulation

  223. Lova Chittumuri says:

    Congrats Jon. your hard work and passion tremendous to give the answers for stackoverflow questions in your domains.

  224. Devram Kandhare says:

    Awesome, true legend.

  225. Danny Fardy Jhonston Bermúdez says:

    Congratulations Jon Skeet!

  226. Prachi says:

    Wow! Congratulations!

  227. smwikipedia says:

    Thank you Jon Skeet! Hope someday I can be someone like you!

  228. Saurabh says:

    Congratulations Jon Skeet. You are true Legend. You made 1000k reputation like normal milestone

  229. Awesome Mr. Jon Skeet & many many congratulations…

  230. Zafar Iqbal says:

    Congratulations! Jon Skeet

  231. surendar says:

    Congratulations..!!! 🙂

  232. Pankaj Kumar says:

    Hey Jon, its a great opportunity given by SO to communicate with you. Congratulations for this achievement and thank you for being on Stackoverflow, you encourage us to learn many things.. answer many questions… I wanted to know how you manage to learn so many things and what is your suggestion for us if we also want to learn as much as possible?

  233. Saqib Khan says:

    A true IT legend Indeed

  234. King Of Masses says:

    Congratulations Mr Skeet!! Keep Rocking ^_^

  235. Sinto says:

    Congratulations..!!! 🙂

  236. Sunil Dora says:

    Thanks a lot, jon. For helping other with your creative answers and helpful ideas.

  237. Bhoomika Patel says:

    Congratulation!! 🙂

  238. Congrates Jon Skeet, You are ideal for us and your reputation and effort for the community inspire

    1. Its really nice to see your profile every day..

  239. nempoBu4 says:

    It seems that Gordon Linoff are going to outscore Jon Skeet in the future.

  240. un-Lucky says:

    Awesome, Congrats skeet..!
    I should say thanks for his help and suggestions that realize what I did wrong and makes my posts better.

  241. R.K.Bhardwaj says:

    Many Congratulations Sir

  242. Sahil kumar says:

    Realling aspiring

  243. Suresh says:

    Congratulations Jon 🙂

  244. Saranjith says:

    Congrats bro.. Catch u soon… 😀

  245. Dipali says:

    Many Congratulations Jon Skeet.

  246. Henrique says:

    Now SO needs to update the reputation amount trimmer from ‘k’ to ‘m’. 1000k isn’t very readable 😉

  247. susang says:

    Many Congratulations Jon Skeet. Happy for your achievement 🙂

  248. Rakesh Sojitra says:

    Salute sir!!

  249. Rahul Nikate says:

    Congratulations Jon Skeet. You are true Legend…

  250. Sangwin says:

    Congratulations Jon skeet and Thank you, your answers have helped developers a lot. Keep going.

  251. Amar says:

    Give the man a cookie!!! (for every answer)

  252. kalaiselvan says:

    congratulations

  253. Karthick Selvaraj says:

    Congrats 👏🏻

  254. SHASHIKANTH RAO T says:

    Boy!!!! That’s amazing. Million congratulations!

  255. Irshad says:

    Thank you Jon skeet, your answers helped me several times. Never Stop 🙂

  256. Congratz Jon Skeet! Man, I remember reading that timezone answer and thinking wtf. What a legend.

  257. chamini says:

    Thank you Jon Skeet !!! Congratz

  258. RawitasK says:

    Thanks, Jon Skeet. I guess my code is full of yours 😀

  259. DineshDB says:

    Hats off the great legend…

  260. Dulith De Cozta says:

    Thank you Jon Skeet (your answers are great) ! Your commitment is awesome and it has helped young developers worldwide. Thanks a bunch !

    I ❤️ StackOverflow

  261. No wonder that reputation come from Google Engineer !
    But thank you for your helping young developers 🙂

  262. Ramin Bateni says:

    Thank you Jon Skeet (your answers are great)👍⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    &
    Thanks to many developers that helps others in SO

    I ❤️ StackOverflow

  263. David Pham says:

    Congratulation our hero

  264. Frank Myat Thu says:

    Congratulations!

  265. Ansof Sardoff Delayoskov says:

    Congratulation to our GURUS Jon Skeet.

  266. Renan Pereira Araújo says:

    Thanks Jon Skeet, your answers helped me for years! Keep helping the community, we all admire you

  267. Kamal says:

    That sounds good and very encouraging. It always gives joy, when we get and provide help on Stack Overflow an awesome platform.

  268. Pankaj Kapare says:

    And all these year I was under impression that Jon Skeet is name of super computer. Thanks Jon.

  269. Alex says:

    I’ve seen the 1M (almost) live, it’s just amazing !
    I start studying IT development and .NET few time after SO was lauched, and I remember when I saw one of Jon Skeet’s or D.Dimitrov’s answer, I said to myself “Ok, this is obviously the good solution because this guy is always right, now I have to understand the answer”.

    So thank you so much, you shared your knwoledge and helped hundreds of thousands people all around the world, and I hope you’ll continue to be active here 🙂

  270. Pawankumar Jajara says:

    Congratulations Jon, you are my hero!

  271. Erik says:

    What is the variable type for the upper precision of the value of total reputation points anyway?

  272. Guido Grazioli says:

    Only one thought: top man!

  273. Austin says:

    The Man. The Myth. The Legend.

  274. Barry says:

    Congratulations Jon. Wish you all the best from down under.

  275. Levent Divilioglu says:

    Jon Skeet Facts #29324

    Jon Skeet does not answer the questions.
    The questions expose their answers automatically when he moves his hands to the keyboard.

  276. Selom says:

    Awesome

  277. Adam P says:

    how much skeet can a jon skeet skeet if a jon skeet could skeet skeet?

    Skeet bot: Have you performed the selection colour and a are references, not objects. The above will certainly complete. EDIT: Okay, having seen the text, but it looks like you’re not overriding it. The Date/Calendar API is written out, the rest of the Where call. Just subclassing File shouldn’t affect a query which is reasonable but needs to rebuild those libraries already, you might only want the calling code much simpler – and VS2008 live happily side by side.

  278. adeneo says:

    Jon who ?

  279. Nouman says:

    Holly Molly…. simply amazing

  280. I haven’t had the good fortune of receiving an answer from Jon, but I am amazed by this. I first came to know about Jon Skeet from the famous facts question: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/9134/jon-skeet-facts

  281. binki says:

    The skeetbot form thinks my question “Why does casting IEnumerable to IEnumerable cause an InvalidCastException?” is dangerous: “A potentially dangerous Request.Form value was detected from the client”. Please fix!

  282. Dan says:

    What user answered more questions then Jon Skeet in the first graph?

  283. SeM says:

    What can I say, Congratulations!

  284. Bill Texas says:

    And here I am just trying to break 1k rep

  285. Ruffio says:

    A hero for this community

  286. Benreu says:

    I bet Jon couldn’t repeat that in Python. Because Python is self explanatory. LOL

  287. Priya says:

    Congratulations Mr Skeet!! Keep Rocking ^_^

  288. JamieC says:

    Congrats Jon – and you were great at NDC London today.

  289. ViKiNG@stackoverflow says:

    Thanks Jon. You are a real star… This is the best kind of charity yo share your knowledge… Hats off to you.

  290. roger says:

    A legend, I think he’s even answered one of my own questions before LOL. SO should pay this man.

  291. Brian says:

    Skeet Bot was programmed in double-speak: “I’d personally avoid double-checked locking fail will be closed automatically, and also from your classpath”

  292. Uwe says:

    “My hovercraft is full of eels?”

    “I’m assuming your recurrences are all daemon threads. You declare a class library. And you don’t need mutation, I’d write a constructor chain to a ZonedDateTime with the debug information in one big extension method on School feels far more expensive. Why would you expect to be in… another field?”

  293. LUTAAYA says:

    Congragulations sir

  294. csharpbd says:

    no comment, just salute!

  295. so-random-dude says:

    I haven’t seen it already posted or I haven’t looked hard enough. Anyways, here ya go https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/9134/jon-skeet-facts

  296. Jordan Enev says:

    🚀

  297. Samich says:

    Congratulations!

  298. SaidBakr says:

    I want to know if Jon Skeet answered one of my questions or not!

  299. Ashiquzzaman says:

    Thank you Jon Skeet …

  300. Ram Sharan says:

    Congratulations!!! I would love, If I get a t-shirt with his name and that graph which shows millionaire reputation. Really Inspiring. Thanks SO team for sharing this.

  301. Arpit J says:

    finally, this moment is here. Congrats Sir!!

    Jon Skeet is Jon Snow of SO.

  302. Kapil Kumar says:

    Congrats

  303. Ravi Anand says:

    Congrats Jon, you made a lot of life easier.

  304. Jorgesys says:

    Congratulations mr. Skeet! thanks for help millions of developers around the planet!. skol!

  305. Ali Bayat says:

    You have reached a great height. Congratulations.

  306. Santhana says:

    Congrats Jon Skeet. @SO Award him with an unique badge

    1. AfroThundr says:

      Somebody get this dude a swanky custom >1M rep badge!

  307. flying_whale says:

    Ha has reached about 3% of the whole mankind. Impressive

  308. Congratulations on the Comandante of SO, hard to count the stars on your uniform ..!

  309. Vijaya Pandey says:

    Congrats Jon

  310. Joe says:

    Julia/Nick – do you link the queries used to get these data somewhere (I assume from data explorer, or do you download a local copy and do your own queries?)

  311. Thanx a lot to serve the developer community <3

  312. Are you Satoshi Nakamoto? 🙂

  313. Legendary accomplishment. Thank you for your contributions John!

    1. http://mkotsollari.com (could some admin update my website plase? can’t find an edit option in the comment section; thanks!)

  314. rajeev says:

    I am just thinking … how brilliant are you , how much time you spend everyday , what motivates you … how you see technology … great job.

  315. Congratulation! this is a life time and amazing contribution and reputation. the community will always miss you 🙂

  316. Shubhendu says:

    Congrats Jon 🙂

  317. Shubhendu says:

    Conrats Jon

  318. Andrey Lurye says:

    Who is that other line that went over 40k?

  319. Nick T says:

    I’m thinking that the “Who writes questions that Jon Skeet answers” plot is far more a reflection of “Who writes questions on StackOverflow”. Without controlling for (or even mentioning) that, I think you’re overstating the beneficence of our savior Skeet a bit much.

  320. Ramkoti Martha says:

    Congratulations Jon!

  321. Impressive says:

    Impressive performance, but his answers are not the best.

    There are some guys more focused to deliver complete solutions containing better explanations. One of them si BalusC.

  322. GradDev says:

    He should have a unique ‘Millionaire’ badge on his profile…

  323. Taylor S Marks says:

    Come on – I asked the easiest possible question and it got the answer completely wrong:

    “What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?”

    The answer was long and talked about @base, subclasses, LINQ, and other stuff.

  324. probably SO should give some percentage of shares to Jon Skeet 😛
    BTW, great job Jon Skeet

  325. YCF_L says:

    A Question for Jon Skeet :

    How you learn, what is the secret behind this brain ?

  326. Hasan says:

    Thank you Jon Skeet …

  327. Ahmad Sharif says:

    Congratulation !!!

  328. Hadi says:

    one month before this event i said to my co-worker that Jon so near to acheave 1m reputation and this is so exciting.

  329. Xam says:

    Wow. Indeed, yesterday I noticed that Jon Skeet had surpassed 1000k reputation and I wondered if you guys were going to go something like a post here or in meta.SO.

    Otoh, you need to improve your Skeet bot because I asked it: How to change the color in a C# console application? and it answered me:

    “Don’t think of a derived class to allow it to allow implementations of IdentityHashSet available online, too. If you make all the Public types from different packages likewise represent references to the array. I suspect the JIT may well become more obvious. You should probably think about why you wouldn’t know which overload to call.”

    XD

    1. Van Peer says:

      Read about Markovify in the link provided

      Markovify is a simple, extensible Markov chain generator. Right now, its main use is for building Markov models of large corpora of text, and generating random sentences from that.

  330. Well done, Many Congrats and Best of luck 🙂

  331. Being a developer may be easy, but being an inspiring developer is more than easy. Congrats Jon. You have been an inspiration.

  332. Mark Schultheiss says:

    We have to address this. Everyone go up vote some of gordons answers. Just kidding! Thank you so much to Jon, Gordon and ALL the contributors on a site I find invaluable! Even the questions are valuable so we all do not have to ask them!

  333. XN8B says:

    So because he’s one of the first on the site and one of the most active ones, ya’ll worship him?

    That’s completely ridiculous.

    1. phuclv says:

      I’m not worshipping anyone but I do appreciate his contribution to the community and a lot of people has learned a lot from him. If you don’t want to learn or contribute anything you can just close the tab and don’t use the knowledge from SO

    2. Andre says:

      Don’t be Jelous 🙂

  334. Stefan Pochmann says:

    “374,173 useful votes on Jon’s answers” but he’s nowhere near 3.7 million reputation. Why not? I’d find it interesting to see the different ways where he “lost/wasted” points and how much for each.

    1. phuclv says:

      because the maximum daily reputation is capped at 200

    2. Joe says:

      ‘“374,173 useful votes on Jon’s answers” but he’s nowhere near 3.7 million reputation. Why not? I’d find it interesting to see the different ways where he “lost/wasted” points and how much for each.’

      He’s hit the rep cap (200 rep from upvotes) a looooot of times. He’d already earned Legendary in late 2009, meaning he’d already hit it 150 times by that point. In fact, the reason his reputation growth is fairly linear is that he earns the rep cap every day, basically, plus a few +15s afterwards.

      (Note that about 750k of his rep is probably from upvotes – because that’s the maximum possible – and the rest is from accepts and/or bounties.)

  335. jcdsr2 says:

    I’m wondering if he’s really a person or a AI project 🙂 well done!

  336. You’re a mega legend man! Thanks for helping this community to grow and become better!

  337. James K Polk says:

    He doesn’t just write a lot of answers, he writes great answers, answers that inevitably illustrate The Right Way Of Doing Things™.

  338. Immanuel Kirubaharan S says:

    Legendary Hit!

  339. Mr Script says:

    Thanks

  340. Ramesh Rajendran says:

    Congratulations Mr. Answer 🙂 God bless you.

  341. So many developers life he saved, Congratulations..!!!

  342. j08691 says:

    Time to update the rep display. His shows as 1001k. Wouldn’t 1M be more correct?

    1. Colin Young says:

      That was my initial thought (incidentally I discovered he had passed this milestone from viewing a question he commented on, not from this post) but then it wouldn’t stand out as much (e.g. 1M vs 1001k and isn’t visually distinct from 1k), so I propose “1.001Mega points!” and maybe throw in some party emojis or something (not generally an emoji fan but I think in this case it would be completely appropriate).

  343. Tim says:

    “what’s the answer to live, the universe and everything?”

    “If so, that will oversubscribe it beyond MaxDegreeOfParallelism of course… Yes – the object is only getters and setters still work for Google, this post is really about whether they are not polymorphic and don’t bother trying to use the folder name as a Java language specification doesn’t even give different default parameter on an interface to start with… The benefit is more appropriate data structure.”

    Deep and profound!

  344. Mick says:

    I don’t think the Skeet Bot is replacing Jon any time soon.

  345. Tyler Hibbard says:

    Who is the person who has more answers than Jon in the first graph? They have an impressively high and impressively consistent rate since about 2014 when it ticked sharply upward.

      1. You says:

        This guy hasn’t asked a single question and spends all day, every day answering questions. He’s either a genius or it’s a shared account for statpadding.

    1. Almulo says:

      Right?? I’m puzzled too…

  346. Matthew Abbott says:

    When you say machine learning you really mean you have a vast selection of Jon Skeet clones answering questions quicker than people can type…..

  347. Patrick says:

    Great Job,
    but I wounder How Much time is Required to answer 10 Question Per day!!

  348. dep says:

    Now his friends know what he was doing at work…:)

  349. Petr Kubát says:

    Ha ha ha! Skeet bot is full of valuable insight: “Make sure you’re using WPF or Silverlight, you need it.”

  350. Mike Simpson says:

    You should make him a t-shirt with these graphs on 🙂
    Thanks Jon, you have personally answered 2 of my questions and I have probably looked at a good chunk of you 34k answers over the year!

  351. Justas says:

    Interesting how much recruiter spam he gets…

  352. kalys says:

    Legend