community January 14, 2010

Stack Overflow 2010 Moderator Nominations

Remember the Stack Overflow moderator elections we held last year? Sure you do! Nominate a New Stack Overflow Moderator — March 20, 2009 Stack Overflow Moderator Voting Now Open — May 5, 2009 Welcome New Community Moderators — May 19th, 2009 This whole “democracy” thing really must work, because the community truly picked winners, in…
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background January 13, 2010

Coming Soon: Stack Overflow T-Shirts

I am beginning the process of placing a Stack Overflow T-Shirt order. Please refer to the two meta t-shirt questions to see proposed designs (or post your own), but I think we’re going to have to go with something simple and basic to please everyone. At the moment, I am thinking a large-ish copy of…
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careers January 6, 2010

Eating Our Own Careers Dogfood

In software development circles, eating your own dogfood is shorthand for using your own software. I was ecstatic the first time I used Stack Overflow to ask a programming question about the code that goes into Stack Overflow. And I was even more thrilled when I performed a programming related search that returned a useful…
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background January 4, 2010

Stack Overflow: Where We Hate Fun

I noticed that the Stack Overflow question Strangest language feature has been closed and reopened several times now. The text of the question is brief: What is in your opinion the most surprising, weird, strange or really “WTF” language feature you have encountered? I agree this is not exactly an ideal question for Stack Overflow,…
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careers January 3, 2010

New, Lower Careers Pricing

You asked. We listened. While it is completely free to create and publish a public CV at Stack Overflow Careers — with the vanity URL of your choice, naturally — there is a nominal fee to make your CV searchable by hiring managers through our private search interface. We call this process “filing” your CV.…
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background January 1, 2010

Stack Overflow Gives Back

It’s hard to believe that Stack Overflow has been “a thing” for over a year and a half now. I quit my job in March 2008, we announced Stack Overflow in April 2008, and the site was launched in September 2008. The rest is kind of a blur. During 2009, the company became somewhat stable,…
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community December 28, 2009

Introducing MarkdownSharp

One of the things that came out of Markdown, One Year Later was that we really needed to open source our C# server-side implementation of Markdown. While the client side implementation of Markdown is already open sourced, there are two sides to the Markdown story on Stack Overflow — what appears in the Javascript preview…
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community December 19, 2009

Free Vote-Based Advertising for Open Source Projects

I’m happy to announce that Stack Overflow’s program of free vote-based advertising for Open Source projects, originally proposed back in September, is now live! Some say Stack Overflow is now the largest programming site on the internet. I’m not sure about that, but I can tell you that Stack Overflow regularly gets well over a…
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company December 18, 2009

Scheduled Site Maintenance – Saturday

This Saturday, December 19th, from 4 PM to 8 PM PST, all trilogy sites and the blog will be down for a spot of maintenance. What are we doing? A few things, several of which were inspired by comments on our Server Rack Glamour Shots: Upgrading one server which does a lot of VM utility…
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background December 16, 2009

Badges: Positive Only

There’s been no shortage of proposals for new badges since we first announced the badge system in August 2008. And we have implemented quite a few new ones since then, many of them based on community feedback: Tag-based badges Reversal and Pundit Enthusiast and Fanatic Mortarboard, Epic, and Legendary (Yes, more are planned.. I have…
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background December 14, 2009

Stack Overflow Rack Glamour Shots

We installed our secondary (backup) database server tonight. Geoff took the opportunity to snap a few glamour shots of the Stack Overflow server rack at our host PEAK Internet. I present them here for your unbridled enjoyment and pleasure: update: Based on feedback from this post, we went back and improved our rack hygiene: These…
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