Jeff Atwood

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Let’s Play The Guessing Game

We’ve observed a particular pattern of questions emerging on several Stack Exchange sites.

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Stack Exchange’s Greatest Hits

We have a lot of Q&A; sites in the Stack Exchange network now. 84 at the current moment. That’s … a lot of Q&A; sites. But most people* don’t find us by browsing the site directory; they find us by encountering a Stack Exchange page in their web search results.

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Stack Exchange Open Source Projects

While we decided a long time ago that we wouldn’t be open-sourcing the core Stack Exchange Q&A engine, we do try very hard to open source as many useful parts of our code as we can.

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Stack Exchange Keyboard Shortcuts

Scott Hanselman’s article about keyboard shortcuts and web sites reminded me that I inexplicably forgot to blog about our very own totally awesome set of keyboard shortcuts for Stack Exchange!

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The Trouble With Popularity

Way back in 2008, we had Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman, the founders and co-creators of Reddit, on the Stack Overflow podcast. We chatted about a bunch of stuff, but one of the things they said that always stuck with me was that Reddit always took an explicitly hands-off, no moderation approach to their content from the very beginning.

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