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I have seen the question answer template used on Stack Overflow several times on other sites– but I can't figure out what it's called.

How does one go about making a Q&A site like Stack Overflow for one's software.

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Look in the upper-left corner of the page =) (Hint: StackExchange) –  jadarnel27 Sep 12 '11 at 20:43
    
The other sites are part of stackexchange, the parent site to all of these Q&A sites. I don't think it's a public template. –  Walkerneo Sep 12 '11 at 20:44
    
possible duplicate of Which tools and technologies build the Stack Exchange Network? –  Shadow Wizard Sep 13 '11 at 12:54
    
This seems like an okay question to me. It's a perfectly reasonable thing to ask if you don't know that SO is the original. –  Pops Sep 13 '11 at 13:28
    
On second thought, I was probably focusing too much on the title. –  Pops Sep 16 '11 at 14:32

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The Stack Overflow template is original to my knowledge and well thought out.

There are many clones and searching will reveal a whole list for you.

If you need something just for your own product etc, then you could easily use this Q&A system http://www.osqa.net/ which is used on quite a few other sites such as http://ask.sqlservercentral.com/

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Comments use mini-Markdown formatting: –  Trường Hoàng Quốc Jul 31 at 8:09