background June 23, 2010

Workin On Ur Problemz

If you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to see our “workin on ur problemz” Stack Overflow error page … … let me apologize on behalf of our team. I originally found this image in some random image search and added the lolcat caption myself. I’ve often wondered where this image came from, and what sort of…
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Co-Founder (Former)
careers June 23, 2010

Careers: Now More Awesome(r)

Careers has always been close to our heart, but we haven’t always been able to give it the attention we wanted to give it. No longer! We now have a dedicated development team and a dedicated sales team working tirelessly to make Careers the best place on the internet for programmers to find great jobs…
community June 19, 2010

Improvements to Bounty System

We originally rolled out the question bounty system in January 2009. It has worked fairly well, in terms of motivating answerers and increasing the connection between askers and answerers. But I think we made some mistakes in being overly strict in our design of the bounty system. Just take a look at some of these…
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Co-Founder (Former)
area51 June 16, 2010

Area 51: We Come in Peace

You guys remember when the Interweb was full of information you couldn’t vote on? And blog posts you couldn’t fix when they were wrong? Early humans used message forums that were sinister, scary places just teeming with “threads” and “conversations” that intermingled willy-nilly and — I swear on my children I am not making this…
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Director of Community Development (former)
background June 14, 2010

New Hires in New York

The New York team has been growing, too! New York, in addition to being the official corporate headquarters and the location of our sales team, has a development team working on two important projects. I’d like to introduce you to those members of the team. Working on Stack Exchange 2.0, we’ve got David Fullerton: and…
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Co-founder & Former Chairman of the Board
cc-wiki-dump June 13, 2010

Introducing Stack Exchange Data Explorer

Everything contributed to the Stack Exchange network of websites is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution – Share Alike. This means it belongs to everyone, and can be freely reused (even commercially!), so long as it is follows our simple rules of attribution. That’s our contract with the community — it’s your generously contributed content that…
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Co-Founder (Former)
community June 11, 2010

Free Vote-Based Advertising Launches Second Round

It’s time once again to support your favorite open source project through our Free Vote-Based Advertising for Open Source Projects. We are clearing the leader boards to start the second half of 2010 anew. For the past six months, Stack Overflow has been providing free advertising for open source projects. For those of you who…
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Director of Community Development (former)
community June 10, 2010

Improved Question Merging

The ability to cast a question deletion vote against a closed question is earned at 10,000 reputation. It was always intended as a tool for getting rid of useless, bottom-of-the barrel type closed question content. But lately we’ve had to deal with a rash of question deletions, some of which I felt destroyed useful answers.…
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Co-Founder (Former)
background June 9, 2010

Welcome Stack Overflow Valued Associates #00006 and #00007

I’m pleased to announce that Stack Overflow Inc has added two more valued associates to our team: 00006 Marc Gravell, United Kingdom Marc is a long time elected community moderator, C# MVP, and the #2 user on Stack Overflow, as sorted by reputation. Just under some guy I’ve never heard of. 00007 Ben Dumke, Germany…
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Co-Founder (Former)
community June 8, 2010

Guidelines for Use of our Logo and Name

Since the Stack Exchange API went into public beta, and we started our totally awesome API contest, we’ve run into a bit of self-inflicted confusion: How can I use the Stack Overflow | Server Fault | Super User name and logo in my application? While we had a general “we know proper usage when we…
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Co-Founder (Former)
community June 7, 2010

New Protected Question Status

At the behest of the Super User moderators, we’ve instituted a new question status of protected. A protected question is like a protected Wikipedia article — it no longer allows additions by anonymous users. Protected questions are indicated in the standard question footer like so: protected by {moderator name} 3 days ago This question is…
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Co-Founder (Former)