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Stack Overflow is a privately held website, the flagship site of the Stack Exchange Network, created in 2008 by Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky, as a more open alternative to earlier Q&A sites such as Experts Exchange. The name for the website was chosen by voting in April 2008 by readers of Coding Horror, Atwood's popular programming blog.

It features questions and answers on a wide range of topics in computer programming. The website serves as a platform for users to ask and answer questions, and, through membership and active participation, to vote questions and answers up or down and edit questions and answers in a fashion similar to a wiki or digg. Users of Stack Overflow can earn reputation points and "badges"; for example, a person is awarded 10 reputation points for receiving an "up" vote on an answer given to a question, and can receive badges for their valued contributions, which represents a kind of gamification of the traditional Q&A site or forum. All user-generated content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribute-ShareAlike license. Closing unsuccessful questions is encouraged as a mechanism to differentiate from competitors such as Yahoo! Answers.

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Stack Overflow is a GREAT website for anyone trying to work on web design or programming. It's a wonderful Q&A format, and there are plenty of people there to answer your questions. There is sometimes some harshness directed at newbies, and those who don't follow the strict rules of the site are corrected quickly, but overall it's my #1 spot when I have a bug I can't fix.

Highly recommended.

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