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area51 July 7, 2010

Your New Site: Asking the First Questions

What is the single most important design element of a new Q&A site? The name? The logo? The colors? The FAQ? Think about that for a moment — see if you know the answer — and we’ll get back to the question later. If you’ve spent any time on our back-channel at meta.stackoverflow.com, the most…
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Director of Community Development (former)
area51 July 7, 2010

Area 51: First Public Beta

We just released our first Stack Exchange 2.0 site into public beta: Web Applications Q&A site for experts and advanced users of web applications.Web Apps was one of the hottest proposals from the earliest days of Area 51 so there’s little doubt that this site will be huge. After a one-week private beta, the site…
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Director of Community Development (former)
area51 June 27, 2010

Area 51: Trusting the Community

The team and I have been busy cranking out Stack Exchange proposals like crazy. And by “the team and I,” I mean “the team.” They write tons of software while I chime in with encouraging remarks like “good job” and “move this thing over there.” The tools our developers create provide an unprecedented opportunity for…
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area51 June 16, 2010

Area 51: We Come in Peace

You guys remember when the Interweb was full of information you couldn’t vote on? And blog posts you couldn’t fix when they were wrong? Early humans used message forums that were sinister, scary places just teeming with “threads” and “conversations” that intermingled willy-nilly and — I swear on my children I am not making this…
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Director of Community Development (former)