Yearly Archives: 2019

company September 19, 2019

Our Advertising Principles

Visit Stack Overflow or any Stack Exchange site and you may notice advertising on the site. Companies partner with us to advertise their products, services, specific jobs, and the benefits of working for them. We want these ads to be as relevant to you as possible and to make you more effective at work and…
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GM of Stack Overflow Talent and Advertising
community September 17, 2019

Meet the Bots that Help Moderate Stack Overflow

September 20th marks the third year anniversary of Natty, which is a chat based robot that detects non-answers posted as answers. Built by a team called SOBotics, which consists of members from the Stack Overflow community, Natty has helped detect more than 150k non-answers, all of which can be seen on the dashboard, Sentinel. In…
community August 22, 2019

Research Update: Impact of the Ask Question Wizard

Welcome to this month’s installment of Stack Overflow research updates! Since November of last year, my colleague Donna Choi and I have been posting (over on Meta) bite-size updates about the quantitative and qualitative research we use to make decisions at Stack Overflow. As of this month, we are posting these updates here on the…
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Data Scientist (former)
community August 20, 2019

What’s in the Works: Improving Feedback for All Users

I’m Meg Risdal, the new Product Manager for Public Q&A. My team works on the public platform and the community tools that help power it (in contrast to our private Q&A products, Stack Overflow for Teams). Recently, we’ve shipped a new tag synonyms dashboard, a redesign of the mod flags dashboard, and Custom Filters. And…
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Product Manager, Public Q&A
community August 20, 2019

Meet the Public Q&A team

Hi. I’m Meg Risdal, the Product Manager for Public Q&A. Today I shared a bit about what’s upcoming on Stack Overflow based on the strategy Sara Chipps, the Director of Public Q&A, wrote about a few weeks ago. Now in this post, I’m pleased to introduce you to the team of folks working directly on…
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Product Manager, Public Q&A
code-for-a-living August 14, 2019

CROKAGE: A New Way to Search Stack Overflow

One of the most powerful attributes of Stack Overflow (SO) is the accumulation of developers’ knowledge over time. Community members have contributed more than 18 million questions and 27 million answers. When a developer is stuck on a coding problem, they search through this vast trove of information to see if a solution to their…
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Director of Content