background September 24, 2009

Congrats on 100k Rep

Sometime today, Jon Skeet reached 100,000 reputation on Stack Overflow. Congratulations! In unrelated news, there will be no podcast this week due to illness.
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community September 18, 2009

Help StackExchange With Colors

The first public Stack Exchange sites have surfaced. While the service is still very much in beta, I have to admit I’m deeply disappointed in the color schemes that are being aired in public. I agree with Joel Coehoorn, who posted: I know it’s a demonstration and high-contrast design is not only intentional but also…
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background September 11, 2009

New DNS Provider

Our domain name registrar is GoDaddy. We’ve had a lot of problems with GoDaddy’s handling of DNS, where DNS entries will suddenly appear and disappear at random. Often, changing a completely unrelated DNS record would result in other DNS entries going missing for hours. Extremely frustrating. As a result of many, many bad experiences, over…
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community September 9, 2009

How to Get Stack Overflow Stickers

Like any rational human being, you probably have an insatiable desire for Stack Overflow Trilogy stickers. It’s only natural. But how do you get your hands on these sweet, sweet, hunks of colored vinyl? Good news! You can! Simply mail a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope to: Stack Overflow Stickers Stack Exchange, Inc 110 William St, 28th…
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company September 4, 2009

Load Balancing Stack Overflow

Starting right now, we will be load balancing the Stack Overflow servers — going from one web tier server, to two. This means you may end up on a different server depending on what HAProxy decides the hash of your IP address is. This shouldn’t cause any problems, but … If you notice anything unusual,…
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community September 2, 2009

The First Super User With 10k Rep

I sort of dropped the ball on this, but sometime in the last week or two, the first user reached 10,000 reputation on Super User. That user is John T. July 15th was the first day of beta, and John — as of this writing — has 11,232 reputation. That means in about 48 days,…
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background August 28, 2009

In Stickers We Trust

Remember the trilogy stickers I wrote about a while ago? They’ve arrived. All 40,000 of them. Each box was around 22-25 pounds. Here’s a close up of each sticker. They are all about 4 1/2″ wide. Imagine the endless fun you could have with this many stickers! As to how you, yourself, can get hold…
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community August 23, 2009

New Question Asker Features

In order to increase engagement between the people asking questions and the rest of the community, we’ve rolled out two new features. The first is a “batting average”, if you will. Below the question owner signature block, for non-community-wiki questions, we show the percent of accepted answers for that user. It won’t always appear, though.…
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background August 22, 2009

Us Versus Hyphen

It’s Friday, so that must mean it’s graph day! Here are some graphs I picked completely at random that I’d like to show you. Google Alexa Compete Quantcast No hyphens were harmed in the creation of this blog post. (disclaimer: we have a healthy respect for other websites similar to ours, and we believe the…
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background August 21, 2009

Browsers and Screen Size on Stack Overflow

The question occasionally comes up: what web browsers do Stack Overflow users tend to use? Here’s a quick look at our Analytics data from June 1st – August 19th. Firefox 50.53% Internet Explorer 29.12% Chrome 9.04% Safari 7.33% Opera 2.44% Mozilla 1.15% Konqueror 0.10% Note that within Internet Explorer, the breakdown is 45% IE7, 29%…
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