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community July 4, 2009

Welcome New Server Fault Moderator

Last week, the first user reached 10,000 reputation on Server Fault. That user is splattne. I had already noticed Stefan from his high quality contributions to Stack Overflow and Twitter, where he seems like a genuinely nice guy and a true geek like us. So when he passed the magical 10k mark, I felt comfortable…
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community June 30, 2009

superuser.com Logo Vote

The logo design contest for superuser.com is coming to a close. There are a number of solid contenders, and I’ve already solicited input from the team and friends. But now I want to know what you think. So I put it up to a quick visual poll — click through to vote! (if you think…
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community June 28, 2009

C’Mon Get Meta!

What’s the first rule of Stack Overflow Club? You don’t talk about Stack Overflow on Stack Overflow. We have this policy not because we are jerks (or at least, not just because we are jerks) but because we believe meta-discussion kind of gets in the way. As the faq explains: Also, try to refrain from…
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community June 26, 2009

Enthusiast and Fanatic Badges

We really like the guys at woot!, and not just because they’re paying us to say that as a launch sponsor of Server Fault. The woot team consists of developers and sysadmins like us, who happen to deal with some hard-core scaling problems. Such as scripters who slam their site hundreds of times a second.…
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cc-wiki-dump June 25, 2009

Attribution Required

All the content contributed to Stack Overflow or other Stack Exchange sites is cc-wiki (aka cc-by-sa) licensed, intended to be shared and remixed. We even provide all our data as a convenient data dump, seeded by us. But our cc-wiki licensing, while intentionally permissive, does require attribution. Attribution — You must attribute the work in…
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community June 16, 2009

Logo Design Contest for superuser.com

Remember our logo design contest for stackoverflow.com? And the logo design contest for serverfault.com? Well, it’s time to bust out your copies of Microsoft Paint and rev up those mad MacPaint fat bits skillz, because we just launched a logo design contest for superuser.com. You remember superuser.com — it’s the third site in the Stack…
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cc-wiki-dump June 4, 2009

Stack Overflow Creative Commons Data Dump

We decided early on that all user-generated content on Stack Overflow would be under a Creative Commons license. All those great Stack Overflow questions, answers, and comments, so generously contributed by all of you, are licensed under cc-wiki (also known as cc-by-sa): cc-wiki license You are free to Share — to copy, distribute, and transmit…
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community June 3, 2009

Jobs At Stack Overflow

You may have noticed we now have a small job ad in the sidebar: This takes you to jobs.stackoverflow.com or, jobs.serverfault.com. If these job boards look … familiar, there’s a reason. Since Joel and I are already in bed together (figuratively! figuratively!) it makes sense to combine our efforts in the jobs area rather than…
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community June 1, 2009

New Tag Statistics

We’ve added a new stats tab to the tag view that shows some basic statistics within the tag(s). Here’s what it looks like for /questions/tagged/iphone: The number next to the user names reflects the number of non-community wiki answer upvotes for each user. This is the same algorithm used to award the tag-based badges, so…
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community May 31, 2009

The Stack Overflow Trilogy

I’ve always envisioned the Stack Overflow story as a trilogy. You know, like Star Wars. The original, non-sucky Star Wars, I mean. And now that I’ve secured the third domain name, we can complete our trilogy. I think the analogy works on several levels: stackoverflow.com For programmers The first. The fondly remembered classic. A model…
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community May 20, 2009

Linking Duplicate Questions

Today’s update completes another top-rated UserVoice request — making it easier to explicitly link duplicate questions together. There are lots of small improvements that go with this build. We now show the current close vote count in the close menu, so you have some idea why the other 3k+ rep users think this question should…
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