background July 23, 2014

Please welcome jmac, Community Manager of the Rising Sun

As Stack Exchange continues to expand to serve new audiences, we’re constantly on the lookout for folks who can take the principles and practices we all hold dear and communicate them effectively to the folks who would otherwise find them strange and difficult. I’m happy to announce we’ve found another of these rare specimens in…
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Community Manager (former)
background April 22, 2014

Putting the Community back in Wiki

Ever seen this diagram? That’s the visual elevator pitch for Stack Exchange. We were the little dot in the middle, a potent mix of useful traits from other tools, a wiry mutt full of hybrid vigor. The purpose of this blend was to allow and encourage the construction of a library of solutions, by providing…
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Community Manager
background April 17, 2014

Announcing The Launch Of Meta Stack Exchange

We’re very pleased to announce that as of today, we’re (finally) splitting the site formerly known as Meta Stack Overflow into two sites: Meta Stack Overflow is a brand-spanking new site for discussions specific to the Stack Overflow (programming) community:   Meta Stack Exchange will cover feature requests, bugs, and any discussion topics that affect…
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Community Evangelist - Former
background April 8, 2014

Changes and guidelines for the Protected Question status

Protected status is an often-overlooked feature of Stack Exchange. It’s based loosely on Wikipedia’s semi-protection, and like that tool is meant to be a reaction to persistent abuse from anonymous or unproven participants: when a page attracts a lot of noise or vandalism from outside the community, Protecting it reduces the amount of clean-up needed…
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Community Manager (former)
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community March 3, 2014

Your communities list is now customizable

A few months ago, we rolled out a new top bar for all of the Stack Exchange communities. The mission was consistency: Every community gets the same Stack Exchange brand at the top, the same navigation between sites, and the same live updates about new inbox items and reputation changes But we realize that not…
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Product Manager (Former)
background February 19, 2014

2014 Stack Overflow User Survey Results

In 2013, our Stack Overflow community grew from 21.5 million to 26.9 million monthly visitors from 242 countries around the world. We’re doing a lot to keep growing with the community — we now have localized versions of Careers 2.0 for French and German audiences, we’re developing iOS and Android mobile apps for our entire…
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Director of Marketing (former)
community February 13, 2014

Can’t We All be Reasonable and Speak English?

Two weeks ago, we announced the public launch of Stack Overflow in Portuguese, our first-ever non-English Stack Overflow community. Which raises one very obvious question: Have we lost our minds? Wasn’t the whole point of Stack Overflow to aggregate as much developer knowledge as possible in one place? To get all the potential solutions together,…
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EVP of Culture and Experience (former)
community January 29, 2014

Olá, Mundo! Announcing Stack Overflow in Portuguese.

If you can’t read the rest of this post, it’s because I’m not talking to you. Which is a little weird, since I can’t even read this without help from our Brazilian Community Manager, Gabe, who’s been kind enough to help me write this in Portuguese. Depois de semanas em beta privado, nós temos o…
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EVP of Culture and Experience (former)
community January 3, 2014

Winter Bash 2013 Wrap-Up

Another holiday season has drawn to a close. We’ve had three glorious weeks with our beloved hats. Now as we pack away the tinsel and the party horns, it’s time to put the hats back in their boxes for another year. Before we move on to 2014 with our bare heads (and our full hearts),…
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Director of Community Management - Former
community December 16, 2013

Winter Bash 2013 is here!

Ahh, the wintry season… The gatherings of family and friends, the giving and receiving of gifts, the making and/or breaking of New Year’s resolutions – however you and yours celebrate, the end of a calendar year heralds many traditions. Here at Stack Exchange, we wanted to get each of you an awesome, personal gift, and…
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Director of Community Management - Former