present

2020

moderator reinstatement
2020-04-09

Jon Clements reinstated

moderator on Stack Overflow
discusslinked event
moderator resignation
2020-04-03

Henders resigns

moderator on Pets
discuss
feature
2020-03-31

New feature: Dark Mode

launches in beta on Stack Overflow


discuss
staff resignation
2020-03-05

Mark Henderson resigns

Site Reliability Engineer


discuss
moderator resignation
2020-02-04

Stack Overflow moderator Aaron Hall met with Stack Exchange CEO

linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2020-01-31

Sam I Am resigns

moderator on Politics
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2020-01-29

Tim B resigns

moderator on Worldbuilding
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2020-01-28

James resigns

moderator on Worldbuilding
linked eventdiscuss
staff resignation
2020-01-25

Dan O'Boyle resigns

Internal Support Engineer
Today was my last day at Stack Overflow.  I am so humbled that @spolsky took a chance on me nearly 6 years ago, and greatfull for the opportunity to work with so many smart people.
-- Dan

Follow @selfcommit on Twitter

discuss
moderator resignation
2020-01-24

DJMcMayhem resigns

moderator on Code Golf
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2020-01-24

anongoodnurse resigns

moderator on Parenting
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2020-01-23

lois6b resigns

moderator on Stack Overflow en español
linked eventdiscuss
ceo blog
2020-01-22

CEO posted on the blog on the future of Stack Overflow

What I ask of you—anyone reading this post—is to continue to grow with us, to give us feedback through our new feedback loops, and to continue to rely on Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network as the essential resource for exchanging ideas and information on technical topics.

Scripting the Future of Stack Overflow

discuss
moderator resignation
2020-01-21

iKlsR resigns

moderator on Blender
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2020-01-21

David resigns

moderator on Blender
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2020-01-16

Mad Scientist resigns

moderator on Skeptics, did not announce resignation
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2020-01-16

StrongBad resigns

moderator on Academia and Expatriates
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2020-01-16

dmckee resigns

moderator on Physics
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2020-01-16

Web Head resigns

moderator on Arts & Crafts, deleting accounts as well
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2020-01-14

Madara Uchiha resigns

moderator on Stack Overflow
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2020-01-14

Hatchet resigns

moderator on Language Learning
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2020-01-14

El'endia Starman resigns

moderator on Christianity
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2020-01-14

nhinkle resigns

moderator on Super User
linked eventdiscuss

2019

staff resignation
2019-12-14

Julia Silge resigns

Data Scientist
Today is my last day working at Stack Overflow. Deciding to resign has been a difficult decision, when I have cared so deeply about this corner of the web and how to make it better.
-- Julia

Follow @juliasilge on Twitter

discuss
staff resignation
2019-12-07

Megan Risdal resigns

Product Manager
News! Today is my last day at Stack Overflow. It's been an incredible, rewarding 2019 working with so many talented people where I learned so much every day.
-- Megan

Follow @MeganRisdal on Twitter

discuss
blog feature design
2019-12-05

Rollout of new post notices with updated design to entire network

previously was beta tested on Stack Overflow
discuss
moderator resignation
2019-12-03

terdon resigns from Ask Ubuntu and Bioinformatics

moderator on Ask Ubuntu, and Bioinformatics, remains moderator on Unix & Linux
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-11-27

Stéphane Gimenez resigns

moderator on French Language
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-11-26

ColleenV resigns

moderator on English Language Learners
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
moderator resignation
2019-11-15

Snow resigns again

moderator on The Workplace, also deletes accounts afterwards
linked eventdiscuss
staff resignation
2019-11-11

Will Cole resigns

VP of Product
discuss
moderator resignation
2019-11-02

Mego resigns

moderator on Code Golf
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-10-31

Hohmannfan resigns

moderator on Space Exploration
linked eventdiscuss
user statement
2019-10-30

Letter from user BelovedFool to SE

A letter to SE Inc. - please protect our moderators
I'm not a moderator, and I shouldn't be the one saying that. But, with the recent event, I have been made aware of an issue and I can't close my eyes to it. Because I care about moderators. Because I want them to be well and happy.

I hope SE Inc. is already aware that there is an issue here and I hope they are already working on fixing it.

But if not, please SE Inc., do something. Protect our moderators the same way they protect us, regular users.

Don't expect them to be perfect and don't expect them to keep their calm in every situation. Because they won't, and because they can't.

Please, remember that moderators are human too and put safety in place for when their humanity will take the best part of them.

I care for my moderators, please protect them.

A letter to SE Inc. - please protect our moderators

linked eventdiscuss
moderator reinstatement
2019-10-29

Journeyman Geek reinstated on MSE

moderator on Meta Stack Exchange and Super User

went through the new moderator reinstatement process

linked eventdiscuss
statement
2019-10-25

Heather, after talking with Monica, urges SE to join in seeking dialogue and understanding

While there are problems in how this site handles LGBTQ+ issues, these issues do not stem from Monica. SE used Monica as a scapegoat
I say that Monica and I have come to a resolution, and I say this because we talked. We talked understanding that we come from different backgrounds, with different perspectives. We talked understanding that we each carry different baggage with us. We talked knowing that we were there to understand each other. I post this today in an attempt to reach out a hand, and to ask all of you to do so as well, to ask Stack Exchange to do so as well.

To reach out: on Monica, the Lavender community, and the future of the Stack Exchange network

linked eventdiscuss
staff resignation
2019-10-23 ??

Alex Miller resigns

GM Teams & Enterprise
So I've got some personal news: I've wrapped up an incredible 8.5 years at Stack Overflow and am now on my first ever sabbatical
-- Alex

Follow @alexlmiller on Twitter

discuss
moderator resignation
2019-10-19

Seth resigns

moderator on Ask Ubuntu
linked eventdiscuss
official statement
2019-10-18

Community Management Team posts status update

posted by Cesar M
we wanted to update you on some of what we have been doing and what we have been working towards as an answer to these letters

view post

linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-10-17

Mithical resigns

moderator on Literature
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-10-17

Jon Clements resigns

moderator on Stack Overflow
linked eventdiscuss
user statement
2019-10-17

Members of the LGBTQ+ community feel less safe due to recent events

unfortunately due to the huge turmoil created by the recent CoC changes, several right-wing websites have started reporting and thus directed attention of far-right groups to this network

I am non-binary - recent events have made SE less safe for me (and other members of the LGBTQ community)

linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
moderator resignation
moderator resignation
2019-10-10

Sklivvz resigns

moderator on Skeptics
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
moderator reinstatement
2019-10-04

MisterPositive & Snow reinstated

moderators on The Workplace
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-10-04

Glen_b resigns

moderator on Cross Validated
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
moderator resignation
2019-10-03

PashaPash resigns

moderator on Stack Overflow на русском
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-10-01

Neil Fein resigns

moderator on Writing
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-10-01

a CVn resigns

moderator on Worldbuilding and Writing
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-10-01

DoMiNeLa10 resigns

moderator on Emacs
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-10-01

Keelan resigns

moderator on Philosophy
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-10-01

Mister Positive resigns

moderator on The Workplace
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-10-01

Ed Cottrell resigns

moderator on Stack Overflow and Ebooks
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-09-30

anonymous2 resigns

moderator on Internet of Things
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-09-30

Caleb resigns

moderator on Christianity and Biblical Hermeneutics
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-09-30

Nathaniel resigns

moderator on Christianity and Latin Language
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-09-29

Journeyman Geek resigns from MSE

moderator on Meta Stack Exchange, remains moderator on Super User
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-09-29

GlenH7 resigns

moderator on Software Engineering and Engineering, deleted accounts afterwards
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-09-29

Brock Adams resigns

moderator on Stack Apps
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-09-29

Robert Harvey resigns

moderator on Stack Overflow and Software Engineering
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-09-29

Dennis resigns

moderator on Code Golf
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-09-29

Jane S resigns

moderator on The Workplace
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-09-28

Snow resigns

moderator on The Workplace
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-09-28

Gilles resigns

moderator on Computer Science, French, and Emacs
linked eventdiscuss
moderator resignation
2019-09-19

Yvette steps down

moderator on Stack Overflow

stepped down to take a break for personal reasons, but later requested and failed to be reinstated in 2020 due to the new reinstatement process

discuss
moderator resignation
2019-09-26

Aza resigns

moderator on Literature
discuss
staff resignation
2019-08-31 ??

Guy Zerega resigns

EVP Revenue


discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Русский язык launches

for лингвистов и энтузиастов русского языка
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Sound Design launches

for sound engineers, producers, editors, and enthusiasts
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Islam launches

for Muslims, experts in Islam, and those interested in learning more about Islam
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Russian Language launches

for students, teachers, and linguists wanting to discuss the finer points of the Russian language
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Chess launches

for serious players and enthusiasts of chess
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Windows Phone launches

for enthusiasts and power users of Windows Phone OS
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Sports launches

for participants in team and individual sport activities
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Martial Arts launches

for students and teachers of all martial arts
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

The Great Outdoors launches

for people who love being outdoors enjoying nature and wilderness, and learning about the required skills and equipment
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Psychology & Neuroscience launches

for practitioners, researchers, and students in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, and psychiatry
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Poker launches

for serious players and enthusiasts of poker
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Chinese Language launches

for students, teachers, and linguists wanting to discuss the finer points of the Chinese language
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Computational Science launches

for scientists using computers to solve scientific problems
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Spanish Language launches

for linguists, teachers, students and Spanish language enthusiasts in general wanting to discuss the finer points of the language
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Bricks launches

for LEGO® and building block enthusiasts
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

History launches

for historians and history buffs
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Biblical Hermeneutics launches

for professors, theologians, and those interested in exegetical analysis of biblical texts
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Linguistics launches

for professional linguists and others with an interest in linguistic research and theory
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

French Language launches

for students, teachers, and linguists wanting to discuss the finer points of the French language
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Gardening & Landscaping launches

for gardeners and landscapers
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

German Language launches

for speakers of German wanting to discuss the finer points of the language and translation
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Software Quality Assurance & Testing launches

for software quality control experts, automation engineers, and software testers
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Parenting launches

for parents, grandparents, nannies and others with a parenting role
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Physical Fitness launches

for physical fitness professionals, athletes, trainers, and those providing health-related needs
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Project Management launches

for project managers
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Video Production launches

for engineers, producers, editors, and enthusiasts spanning the fields of video, and media creation
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Writing launches

for the craft of professional writing, including fiction, non-fiction, technical, scholarly, and commercial writing
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Homebrewing launches

for dedicated home brewers and serious enthusiasts
discuss
site-graduation
2019-08-01

Board & Card Games launches

for people who like playing board games, designing board games or modifying the rules of existing board games
discuss
meta
2019-08-01

29 beta sites mass graduate

In the almost four years since that announcement it's become clear on many of your meta sites and even here on MSE that being unable to get rid of the "beta" label in your banners is a major concern to your communities - and it's time to address that.
What does it mean? For now, if a site started private beta before July 2012, that site is no longer "beta" - it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from the site banners because we believe that these sites aren't really beta sites any more, even if they don't get ten questions per day.

Congratulations to our 29 oldest beta sites - They're now no longer beta!

discuss
staff resignation
2019-07-31 ??

Cassie Montrose resigns

Chief Of Staff
discuss
staff resignation
2019-03-13

Jay Hanlon resigns

EVP Culture & Experience
I tried my best, where I could, to leave this place just a little bit better than when I found it. Where I failed at that, I think I mostly learned from it. And where I succeeded, it was in large part thanks to all of you, and all of your efforts to make this crazy experiment keep working. Keep teaching. Keep helping. Be kind to all my friends at the company.
-- Jay

Goodbye and thank you, Jaydles!

Follow @jayhanlon on Twitter

discuss

2018

staff resignation
2018-11-18

Joe Friend resigns

Product Manager, DAG Team
discuss
moderator statement
2018-10-21

Monica Cellio releases a statement on Medium


"Your silence in the face of bad behavior is harming your relationship with the volunteers and community members who make your sites work."

Dear Stack Overflow, we need to talk.

discuss
meta
2018-10-17

Interpersonal Skills was banned from Hot Network Questions over a Twitter complaint


discuss
product

2017

site-graduation
2017-10-09

Bitcoin launches

for Bitcoin crypto-currency enthusiasts
discuss
experiment
2017-09-28

Stack Overflow Mentorship Research Project ends

linked eventdiscuss
experiment
2017-07-26

Stack Overflow Mentorship Research Project begins

discuss
site-graduation
2017-07-17

Arduino launches

for developers of open-source hardware and software that is compatible with Arduino
discuss
site-graduation
2017-07-10

Data Science launches

for Data science professionals, Machine Learning specialists, and those interested in learning more about the field
discuss
site-graduation
2017-06-26

Ethereum launches

for users of Ethereum, the decentralized application platform and smart contract enabled blockchain
discuss
site-graduation
2017-05-17

Stack Overflow en español launches

for programadores y profesionales de la informática
discuss
staff resignation
2018-11-18

Marco Cecconi resigns

Software Engineer
I'm leaving Stack Overflow tomorrow, it's been an amazing fun ride! Onwards and upwards!
-- Marco

So long, Sklivvz

Follow @sklivvz on Twitter

discuss

2016

site-graduation
2016-12-12

Quantitative Finance launches

for finance professionals and academics
discuss
site-graduation
2016-09-13

Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair launches

for mechanics and DIY enthusiast owners of cars, trucks, and motorcycles
discuss
microsite-launch blog
2016-07-27

Stack Overflow Salary Calculator launched

We’ve created a salary and skills calculator for Stack Overflow’s engineering, design and product roles. This has been transparent internally for a while; now it’s transparent with you.

Salary Transparency at Stack Overflow

discuss
site-graduation
2016-07-06

Law launches

for legal professionals, students, and others with experience or interest in law
discuss
site-graduation
2016-07-06

Philosophy launches

for those interested in the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence
discuss
stackoverflow chat group blog
2016-05-08

SOBotics founded

SOBotics creates bots to help with all aspects of community moderation on Stack Overflow on all fronts, be it questions, answers, comments or badges.
chat room
site-graduation
2016-05-04

Puzzling launches

for those who create, solve, and study puzzles
discuss
site-graduation
2016-02-23

Code Golf launches

for programming puzzle enthusiasts and code golfers
discuss

2015

site-graduation
2015-12-11

Stack Overflow на русском launches

for программистов (for programmers)
discuss
site-graduation
2015-11-17

Raspberry Pi launches

for users and developers of hardware and software for Raspberry Pi
discuss
site-graduation
2015-11-16

Emacs launches

for those using, extending or developing Emacs
discuss
site-graduation
2015-11-16

Worldbuilding launches

for writers/artists using science, geography and culture to construct imaginary worlds and settings
discuss
site-graduation
2015-11-16

Aviation launches

for aircraft pilots, mechanics, and enthusiasts
discuss
site-graduation
2015-11-16

Signal Processing launches

for practitioners of the art and science of signal, image and video processing
discuss
site-graduation
2015-09-09

Software Recommendations launches

for people seeking specific software recommendations
discuss
site-graduation
2015-09-09

Japanese Language launches

for students, teachers, and linguists wanting to discuss the finer points of the Japanese language
discuss
site-graduation
2015-09-09

Music: Practice & Theory launches

for musicians, students, and enthusiasts
discuss
site-graduation
2015-09-08

English Language Learners launches

for speakers of other languages learning English
discuss
site-graduation
2015-09-01

Magento launches

for users of the Magento e-Commerce platform
discuss
site-graduation
2015-08-25

Anime & Manga launches

for anime and manga fans
discuss
site-graduation
2015-08-18

Computer Science launches

for students, researchers and practitioners of computer science
discuss
site-graduation
2015-07-14

Code Review launches

for peer programmer code reviews
discuss
site-graduation
2015-06-30

Cryptography launches

for software developers, mathematicians and others interested in cryptography
discuss
site-graduation
2015-06-23

Network Engineering launches

for network engineers
discuss
site-graduation
2015-06-16

Blender launches

for people who use Blender to create 3D graphics, animations, or games
discuss
site-graduation
2015-05-20

Biology launches

for biology researchers, academics, and students
discuss
site-graduation
2015-05-18

Stack Overflow em Português launches

for programadores profissionais e entusiastas
discuss
site-graduation
2015-05-13

Chemistry launches

for scientists, academics, teachers, and students in the field of chemistry
discuss
site-graduation
2015-01-28

Movies & TV launches

for movie and tv enthusiasts
discuss
site-graduation
2015-01-14

ExpressionEngine® Answers launches

for administrators, end users, developers and designers for ExpressionEngine® CMS
discuss

2014

site-graduation
2014-09-10

Salesforce launches

for Salesforce administrators, implementation experts, developers and anybody in-between
discuss
site-graduation
2014-04-23

Academia launches

for academics and those enrolled in higher education
discuss
site-graduation
2014-04-02

Graphic Design launches

for Graphic Design professionals, students, and enthusiasts
discuss
site-graduation
2014-02-26

Personal Finance & Money launches

for people who want to be financially literate
discuss
site-graduation
2014-02-20

The Workplace launches

for members of the workforce navigating the professional setting
discuss

2013

design
2013-12-04

Top bar redesign

network-wide black top bar with global inbox, achievements list, and site switcher
view post
stackoverflow chat group
2013-11-20

SOCVR founded

The SO Close Vote Review Chat Room is a group of like-minded people who want to make a difference in the close vote queue, reviewing and clean-up efforts.
chat room
stackexchange chat group
2013-11-16

Charcoal founded

Charcoal are the people behind SmokeDetector, a community bot to detect spam on the Stack Exchange network.
chat room
site-graduation
2013-05-29

Christianity launches

for committed Christians, experts in Christianity and those interested in learning more
discuss
site-graduation
2013-01-22

Travel launches

for road warriors and seasoned travelers
discuss

2012

community-event
2012-12-19

First network-wide Winter Bash

winter bash was started on Gaming.SE in 2011, extended to the entire network from 2012
discuss
site-graduation
2012-09-20

Ask Patents launches

for people interested in improving and participating in the patent system
discuss
site-graduation
2012-07-17

Mathematica launches

for users of Wolfram Mathematica
discuss
site-graduation
2012-05-08

Mi Yodeya launches

for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more
discuss
site-graduation
2012-04-11

Role-playing Games launches

for gamemasters and players of tabletop, paper-and-pencil role-playing games
discuss
site-graduation
2012-03-21

Skeptics launches

for scientific skepticism
discuss
site-graduation
2012-01-03

User Experience launches

for user experience researchers and experts
discuss

2011

community-event
2011-12-16

First Winter Bash on Gaming.SE

winter bash was started on Gaming.SE, extended to the entire network in subsequent years
discuss
site-graduation
2011-12-13

Science Fiction & Fantasy launches

for science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts
discuss
site-graduation
2011-09-13

SharePoint launches

for SharePoint enthusiasts
discuss
site-graduation
2011-08-30

Drupal Answers launches

for Drupal developers and administrators
discuss
site-graduation
2011-08-16

Database Administrators launches

for database professionals who wish to improve their database skills and learn from others in the community
discuss
site-graduation
2011-08-02

Bicycles launches

for people who build and repair bicycles, people who train cycling, or commute on bicycles
discuss
site-graduation
2011-07-12

Information Security launches

for information security professionals
discuss
feature blog
2011-05-31

Community Promotion Ads extended network-wide

all sites now can create ads for their favorite open source projects, and the community votes for the projects they’d like to see promoted on the site
discuss
site-graduation
2011-03-24

Android Enthusiasts launches

for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system
discuss
site-graduation
2011-03-21

Electrical Engineering launches

for electronics and electrical engineering professionals, students, and enthusiasts
discuss
site-graduation
2011-03-07

Geographic Information Systems launches

for cartographers, geographers and GIS professionals
discuss
site-graduation
2011-03-03

Home Improvement launches

for contractors and serious DIYers
discuss
site-graduation
2011-02-24

Physics launches

for active researchers, academics and students of physics
discuss
site-graduation
2011-02-14

WordPress Development launches

for WordPress developers and administrators
discuss
feature blog
2011-02-02

New feature: Moderator Private Messages

moderators now have the ability to message users privately
discuss
site-graduation
2011-01-28

Ask Different launches

for power users of Apple hardware and software
discuss
site-graduation
2011-01-12

Unix & Linux launches

for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems
discuss

2010

site-graduation
2010-12-16

Software Engineering launches

for professionals, academics, and students working within the systems development life cycle
discuss
site-graduation
2010-11-30

Theoretical Computer Science launches

for theoretical computer scientists and researchers in related fields
discuss
site-graduation
2010-11-22

English Language & Usage launches

for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts
discuss
site-graduation
2010-11-11

TeX - LaTeX launches

for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems
discuss
site-graduation
2010-11-04

Cross Validated launches

for people interested in statistics, machine learning, data analysis, data mining, and data visualization
discuss
site-graduation
2010-10-28

Photography launches

for professional, enthusiast and amateur photographers
discuss
site-graduation
2010-10-25

Mathematics launches

for people studying math at any level and professionals in related fields
discuss
site-graduation
2010-10-21

Game Development launches

for professional and independent game developers
discuss
site-graduation
2010-10-14

Seasoned Advice launches

for professional and amateur chefs
discuss
site-graduation
2010-10-13

Webmasters launches

for pro webmasters
discuss
site-graduation
2010-10-10

Ask Ubuntu launches

for Ubuntu users and developers
discuss
site-graduation
2010-10-06

Arqade launches

for passionate videogamers on all platforms
discuss
site-graduation
2010-09-30

Web Applications launches

for power users of web applications
discuss

2009

site-launch
2009-09-28

MathOverflow launches

for professional mathematicians
discuss
site-launch
2009-08-18

Super User launches

for computer enthusiasts and power users
discuss
site-launch
2009-05-26

Server Fault launches

for system and network administrators
discuss
feature blog
2009-04-18

New feature: Red post flags

users can now flag posts for spam, abuse, or for moderator attention
discuss
feature blog
2009-04-06

New feature: User suspensions

moderators now have the ability to suspend users
discuss
feature blog
2009-03-25

Jeff Atwood states that they will never accept animated ads

is this still the case now?
While we don’t want to pummel anyone with ads, we do need to advertise responsibly to ensure we generate enough revenue to fund continued development of the site
We aren’t planning to have more than 3 ads, and as always, we will never accept animated, Flash, or Silverlight ads. We think this is a good, responsible balance of advertising, and hopefully sufficient to underwrite the continued development and improvement of Stack Overflow!

Responsible Advertising: Feed a Programmer

discuss

2008

beta
2008-07-31

Stack Overflow private beta

Jeff Atwood sent out invitations encouraging blog subscribers to take part in the private beta

discuss
blog
2008-04-16

Joel Spolsky blogs about Stack Overflow

We’re starting to build a programming Q&A site that’s free.

This is a free new community site for programmers around the world and we need your help to design it, to program it, and to build it. We want to hear your suggestions, hear your ideas, and we’re going to build it right in front of your eyes.

What is stackoverflow.com? - Joel Spolsky

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2008-04-16

Jeff Atwood blogs about Stack Overflow

The "building stuff", as you helped us determine, is stackoverflow.com. It's a small company Joel Spolsky and I are founding together.

From day one, my blog has been about putting helpful information out into the world. I never had any particular aspirations for this blog to become what it is today; I'm humbled and gratified by its amazing success. It has quite literally changed my life. Blogs are fantastic resources, but as much as I might encourage my fellow programmers to blog, not everyone has the time or inclination to start a blog. There's far too much great programming information trapped in forums, buried in online help, or hidden away in books that nobody buys any more. We'd like to unlock all that. Let's create something that makes it easy to participate, and put it online in a form that is trivially easy to find.

Stackoverflow is sort of like the anti-experts-exchange (minus the nausea-inducing sleaze and quasi-legal search engine gaming) meets wikipedia meets programming reddit. It is by programmers, for programmers, with the ultimate intent of collectively increasing the sum total of good programming knowledge in the world. No matter what programming language you use, or what operating system you call home. Better programming is our goal.

Introducing Stackoverflow.com - Jeff Atwood

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2008-04-06

Jeff Atwood releases a public poll for the name of the project

As I work on UI prototypes for the new web venture, I've been brainstorming names for the web site we're building. I've surveyed some of the finest minds in the software developer community (for very small values of "fine"), and we've come to a collective realization: naming a website is hard. Really, really hard.

You begin to have a new respect for all the crazily-named Web 2.0 startups. And then there are the domain names which must not be named. Some of them are actually serious. What were the people who named experts-exchange.com thinking? I'm not so sure they were.

We've racked our collective brains, and this is the best we could do. We'd like your input to see if we're on the right track. Vote for the name that best embodies what you'd like to see on a software developer community website.

Help Name Our Website - Jeff Atwood

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