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Stack Overflow is a web-based community for software developers. It can be found at

History and leadership Edit

Stack Overflow was founded in 2008 by Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky (both prominent bloggers who post about the profession of software development.)

Features Edit

  • Centred around questions and answers
  • Uses Voting up/down to raise interesting questions and answers to a more prominent position on the site
  • Authentication/identity management is decentralized by using OpenID
  • "Community wiki" option for questions/answers doesn't earn authors reputation points - particularly used on "subjective" questions

Culture and community norms Edit

See also Edit

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.