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I would be interested to read a series of interviews with remarkable community contributors.

  • an example of stuff like that is interviews series at Super User blog (thanks to Sathya for the reference)*

    What is it about Stack Exchange that makes you keep coming back to the sites?
    The simplicity. A question gets asked, a question gets answered. That’s it. No fancy graphics, no chit-chat, no friend invitations and no private messages. It’s just that. And of course the community, the people. You can bet that someone will make a funny comment which will make you laugh.

Example questions**

  • How long have you been working in the IT business?
  • Describe some major projects?
  • How did you get into programming?
  • What is your favorite programming language / technology / framework / tool? Why? How come?
  • What areas of programming have you specialized in?
  • How long have you been involved in the Stack Exchange? What do you like about being a participant? What don't you like? What works? What doesn't?
  • Are you involved in any open-source projects? And what is your view of open-source?
  • How about your spare time? What are you up to outside of work?
  • What's next for you?
  • What would be your advice to newbie users at Stack Exchange?
  • What is your favorite Jon Skeet fact?

*quote from interview with Bobby

**example questions -- mostly derived from series of interviews with contributors at another developer community

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Why, I'd be happy to schedule with you. I'm so honored! My rates are very reasonable, as well. – Won't Aug 26 '11 at 14:58
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your rates? I thought it's going to be the other way around – gnat Aug 26 '11 at 15:46
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Whaaaaaat? – Won't Aug 26 '11 at 16:41
    
you look surprised ಠ_ಠ - why? – gnat Aug 26 '11 at 17:09
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The Super User blog had interviewed some of the prolific members – Sathya Aug 27 '11 at 12:43
    
@Sathya thanks a lot. Perfect example and terrific reading. "- What is it about Stack Exchange that makes you keep coming back to the sites? - The simplicity. A question gets asked, a question gets answered. That’s it. No fancy graphics, no chit-chat, no friend invitations and no private messages. It’s just that. And of course the community, the people. You can bet that someone will make a funny comment which will make you laugh." – gnat Aug 27 '11 at 18:17
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SO's Unicode implementation is not complete as long as I can't address @Won't by @ಠ_ಠ – Pëkka Aug 27 '11 at 20:16
    
@Eat: Regardless of the Unicode implementation, you couldn't address him that way any more so than I can address you with @Twisters right? The first 3 characters have to match. – Cody Gray Aug 28 '11 at 0:34
    
@Cody obviously, an AI engine would have to determine the most important characters in a person's name. – Pëkka Aug 28 '11 at 7:20
    
@Won't, any idea how many people have no Kannada typeface installed, and see squares or a fallback font, rather than, err, eyes? – Arjan Aug 28 '11 at 15:25
    
@Arjan I feel bad for them, as they cannot see the awesomeness that is ಠ_ಠ – Won't Aug 28 '11 at 19:59

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