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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 Public Q&A
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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Instructor and developer at React Training
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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Instructor and developer at React Training
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
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)
community August 20, 2019

What’s in the Works: Improving Feedback for All Users

I’m Meg Risdal, the new Product Manager for Public Q&A. My team works on the public platform and the community tools that help power it (in contrast to our private Q&A products, Stack Overflow for Teams). Recently, we’ve shipped a new tag synonyms dashboard, a redesign of the mod flags dashboard, and Custom Filters. And…
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Product Manager, Public Q&A
community August 20, 2019

Meet the Public Q&A team

Hi. I’m Meg Risdal, the Product Manager for Public Q&A. Today I shared a bit about what’s upcoming on Stack Overflow based on the strategy Sara Chipps, the Director of Public Q&A, wrote about a few weeks ago. Now in this post, I’m pleased to introduce you to the team of folks working directly on…
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Product Manager, Public Q&A
community June 18, 2019

Adios to Unfriendly Badges! Ahoy, Lifejacket and Lifeboat

Sometimes it’s helpful to look back at past decisions and reconsider them in a new light. As part of our ongoing efforts to make Stack Overflow more welcoming and inclusive, we’ve been looking at how our incentive systems, including reputation and badges intended to encourage positive contributions, may be building discouraging barriers instead. In this…
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Community Manager (former)