As a preface, I've stopped using Stack Overflow after participating in the beta and using the system for a while. I'm not trying to stir up controversy or ruffle feathers, though that seems likely to happen. Rather this is a postmortem of one user's experience with Stack Overflow.
I've always ...
If you’ve logged in to a Stack Exchange site recently you may have noticed a new button on the login page:
That’s right — Stack Exchange is now officially an OpenID provider as well as an OpenID (and OAuth 2.0) consumer!
As a provider, we can now offer a totally seamless signup experience for new users. That is, you can create a new account entirely on our site without ever once being redirected to another website in the process.
Those users who were uncomfortable with Google, Facebook, MyOpenID, AOL, or any other form of OpenID credentials can now create “local” accounts. …
Completed, all question downvotes now are "free" for the downvoter.
We did not perform a global recalc.
If you would like your old question downvotes to be free, perform a self-recalc at: http://stackoverflow.com/reputation
We will be monitoring voting patterns over the next few weeks and eva...
When I help someone solve a programming problem, they often express their gratitude for the solution (yay!). Generally, this takes the form of one of the following:
Sometimes, people offer to hire me for further work. (Generally, stay away from these folks; they've been hiding thei...
What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here?
TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they will appear on the main site as community promotion ads.
This is a method for the community to control what gets promoted to visitors on the s...