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community December 11, 2019

The Loop #1: How we conduct research on the Community team

If you work on a product that’s ever benefited from research – whether that’s talking directly to users, analyzing experiment data, or any number of other research methods – you know how indispensable these inputs are for making the right decisions. But how do you decide which methods to use and when? How do you know if you’re spending the right amount of time on research? How do you know when it’s time to change your research methods?
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Community Design Lead
community October 10, 2019

Iterating on Inclusion

What’s Next Our original text says: Be kind and friendly. Avoid sarcasm and be careful with jokes — tone is hard to decipher online. If a situation makes it hard to be friendly, stop participating and move on. Our new tenet is: Be inclusive and respectful. Avoid sarcasm and be careful with jokes — tone…
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Director of Product, Community - Former
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community October 3, 2019

The Overflow for October 4, 2019

You asked, we answered! Lots of folks asked for The Overflow newsletter to be part of an RSS feed, and here it is. We’ll be posting the full newsletter on the blog on the Friday after we send it out. Enjoy! Welcome to The Overflow, a newsletter from Stack Overflow that brings together great questions…
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Principal Developer Experience Engineer at Netlify, Co-curator of The Overflow
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code-for-a-living October 1, 2019

Introducing The Overflow and Cassidy Williams

Today we’re launching The Overflow, a newsletter from Stack Overflow that brings together great questions from our community, news and articles from our blog, and awesome links from around the web. Our goal is to produce a collection of links about the world of software development that entertains, educates, and informs. It’s content by developers,…
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Principal Developer Experience Engineer at Netlify, Co-curator of The Overflow
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 - Former
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)