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Stackoverflow site and Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg117196] Stackoverflow site and Mathematica
  • From: "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 04:33:18 -0500 (EST)

For a couple of weeks I have been looking around the Stackoverflow
website, a Q&A forum for programming questions. I really like it.

It has a short turnaround time, as posting is almost instantaneous and
responses are pretty quick. First answers are often given within 15
minutes. Posting may include formatted code and pictures, which helps
clarifying both questions and answers considerably compared to the
newsgroup. A nice system of voting and a reputation system with
various user privileges takes care of spam and other forms of abuse,
and provides incentives for the users (just like the boy scout badges
of yore). Archiving and searching is great.

The Mathematica traffic, though, isn't very dense, usually a handful of
questions per day. I guess the site (at least the Mathematica part)
needs to get some publicity.

I'd like to invite you to look around for yourself at If you want to
post questions or answers a free registration is required.

Cheers -- Sjoerd

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