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community September 5, 2011

Expanding User Cards

As I’ve said many times, the reason any Stack Exchange site works is not because of the magical software bits, but because the people participating are smart, talented, and willing to teach and learn. That’s right, any internet community ultimately succeeds or fails on the strength and quality of its contributors. Shocking, I know! But…
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Co-Founder (Former)
company July 6, 2011

SE Podcast #11 – Rory Blyth

This week, Jeff and Joel are joined by Rory Blyth (with no ‘e’ as he is very insistent) fresh off his move to a new house in Portland, OR.  This week’s topics include: Rory has had a whirlwind of moving and relocating as of late.  Today is the first day he got more than 3…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
company June 29, 2011

SE Podcast #10 – Steve Karantza

Jeff & Joel are joined by Steve Karantza, better know as Shirlock Homes, our #1 user on the DIY Stack Exchange.  Steve is also our first non-programmer oriented guest on the podcast! Everyone wanted to know how Steve ended up on the site: turns out his son is a computer programmer who has used Stack…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
company April 20, 2011

SE Podcast #01

Welcome back to the first episode of the new Stack Exchange Podcast redux!  Jumping right back into the old groove, here’s what happens this week: Jeff and Joel discuss missing the openness that the old podcast provided.  Since the podcast is just a recording of their weekly call, it gives listeners an insight into the…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
community August 23, 2010

A Recipe to Promote your Site

In The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta we covered what we believe to be the crucial steps in forming a viable Stack Exchange Q&A community. Today we’re going to offer some aggregated advice, both from us and our existing meta communities, on step 7 — How do we promote our site? Share Great Questions…
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Director of Community Development (former)
cc-wiki-dump August 11, 2010

Defending Attribution Required

All content contributed to the Stack Exchange network is licensed under cc-wiki (aka cc-by-sa). What does this mean? In short, it’s a way of guaranteeing that we can’t ever do anything nefarious with the questions and answers the community have so generously shared with us. It’s not unheard of for some companies to arbitrarily decide…
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Co-Founder (Former)
company May 24, 2010

Interview with Lead Developer David Fullerton

The last few weeks have felt strangely quiet on Internet landscape of Stack Exchange. There was the big announcement and then all went quiet—little news on the web sites, few blog posts to mention, and the podcasts have been on hiatus. But behind scenes, everything is buzzing. Our internal chat room is stuffed with weeks…
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Director of Community Development (former)
background April 13, 2010

OpenID, One Year Later

We made a few key technology bets when we created Stack Overflow: OpenID Markdown ASP.NET MVC I covered Markdown, One Year Later in an earlier post, and now I’d like to turn my attention to the first item in the list: OpenID. After spending nearly two years with OpenID as our decentralized, open login mechanism,…
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Co-Founder (Former)
company January 10, 2010

Podcast #79

In this episode of the podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss open sourcing Markdown, the necessity of barriers on the open internet, and the importance of design in the software process. We highlight three interesting Stack Exchange sites: Climate Deal (environmental climate change issues), ASCOM Answers (astronomy tech), and Math Overflow (professional mathematicians). Thanks to Anton…
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Co-Founder (Former)
background October 23, 2009

Alternate Sorting Orders

As you know, we sort answers (and sometimes questions) in simple descending score order by default. Score is defined as upvotes minus downvotes. Way back in February, Mike Schiraldi of Reddit emailed us about an alternate sorting mechanism. After about 6 months of testing, It looks like Reddit has implemented this algorithm, and you can…
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Co-Founder (Former)
community April 6, 2009

A Day in the Penalty Box

Are you familiar with the Penalty Box? The penalty box (sometimes called the sin bin, bad box, or bin) is the area in ice hockey, rugby football and some other sports where a player sits to serve the time of a given penalty, for an offense not severe enough to merit outright expulsion from the…
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Co-Founder (Former)