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community September 26, 2019

Research update: Improving the question-asking experience

Hi, my name is Lisa. 👋 I am a Product Designer on the Community Product team and I’m excited to provide this month’s UX research update! If you’ve asked a question recently, you may have noticed some changes to the question-asking form. This is the result of months of research reviewing the question-asking experience on…
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Product Designer
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
community June 18, 2019

Adios to Unfriendly Badges! Ahoy, Lifejacket and Lifeboat

Sometimes it’s helpful to look back at past decisions and reconsider them in a new light. As part of our ongoing efforts to make Stack Overflow more welcoming and inclusive, we’ve been looking at how our incentive systems, including reputation and badges intended to encourage positive contributions, may be building discouraging barriers instead. In this…
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Community Manager (former)
community January 4, 2019

Adios to Winter Bash 2018

The 2018 Winter Bash festivities have come to an end. It was a fun season, especially with the addition of the sweater mini-game. As is our custom, we’ll recap a bit here on some of the stats for the hats as well as post some of the many outrageously attractive avatars we found across the…
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Manager, International Community Team
community December 12, 2018

Winter Bash 2018

The world is full of interesting yearly traditions.  Take for example the tomato and orange throwing events, the buffet for monkeys,  and the cheese rolling festivities.  With such examples of human creativity, we at Stack Overflow could not pass on this opportunity.  We have created and maintained our own yearly tradition – Winter Bash! This year we…
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Manager, International Community Team