Jeff Atwood

beta August 5, 2010

Chat Now In Public Beta

Our “third place”, after a successful three day beta preview, is now on the final path to launch. What is this mythical third place I speak of? Chat. money.stackexchange.com meta.money.stackexchange.com <font color="maroon">chat.money.stackexchange.com</font> Because you not only need a place to have intelligent Q&A; about managing your finances, you need a place to talk about the…
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community August 1, 2010

Tag Folksonomy and Tag Synonyms

Every question on Stack Overflow, or any other Stack Exchange site, must be tagged with at least one tag. Tags are simple keywords or labels that help categorize your question with other, similar questions. It’s important that questions get tagged correctly, because that makes it easier for everyone to find the questions they’re interested in…
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community July 22, 2010

New Per-Site Metas

If you’ve been following our new Stack Exchange 2.0 private and public betas, you may have noticed that every new website launches with its own dedicated meta site. If we’ve learned anything (and I personally had to learn this lesson by having it beaten into me), it is that meta-discussion is an absolutely integral part…
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company July 19, 2010

Jin on Hanselminutes

Our designer in residence, Jin Yang, was on episode #222 of Hanselminutes. This is now the fifth time someone from Stack Overflow has been on Hanselminutes: Show #152 with Jeff, Jarrod and Geoff on Stack Overflow Show #175 with Jeff Atwood on optimizing your website Show #211 with Jeff Atwood on Stack Exchange Show #212…
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beta July 14, 2010

Third Place Chat Beta Preview

Remember that third place concept I brought up a few months ago? We’re ready to give community insiders a chance to check out what Stack Overflow Valued Associates #00006 and #00007 have been working so hard on. For the next 3 days, we’ll be running a public beta sneak preview of our proposed “third place”…
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community July 12, 2010

Improvements to Badge System

Remember our old pal Sam Saffron? He’s been toiling away on a feature that has been heavily requested for over a year now — associating badges with the posts they were earned on. As of now, every new badge award — and most historically awarded badges — will tell you exactly why you got that…
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community July 11, 2010

Summer 2010 Moderator Appointments

Due to a continual and ever-growing stream of moderator flags on the classic trilogy — and a desire to be respectful of the time our existing community moderators are so generously contributing to our community — I recently proposed on meta that we add moderators to each classic trilogy site: Stack Overflow (came in 3rd…
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company July 9, 2010

Stack Exchange on Herding Code

I was invited to participate again on the latest Herding Code podcast. This is my second appearance on Herding Code — you may recall I was originally on the show way, way back in August 2008! Where the original podcast was about Stack Overflow, the site, this one is generally about Stack Exchange, the network.…
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api July 8, 2010

Stack Exchange API 1.0 Imminent

Remember that totally awesome Stack Exchange API contest we announced on May 23rd? Specifically, one of the rules of the contest? Your app must work against the final, 1.0 released version of the API. We’ll give you at least a week’s notice here on the blog when that’s closer to happening. Well, if you’re planning…
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company July 2, 2010

Our Designer in Residence: Jin Yang

I’m pleased to announce we now have a full-time, bona fide designer on our team: Jin Yang. I worked with Jin a bit in constructing the Super User design last year, but he was absolutely instrumental in putting together our amazing Area 51 design and the equally impressive ‘sketchy’ design for the current Web Applications…
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