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Early in development the SO team encountered some problems with the logging framework log4net (mentioned in a podcast, but not fully explained as I recall). In a blog post Jeff said they stopped using it, but didn't elaborate. What exactly were those problems and with what did they replace log4net?

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I'm not a member of the SO dev team, but sheesh; I've seen graphical libraries that are less complicated. In the end, we settled on the Trace functionality from the .NET Framework. Simple, to the point, and gets the job done. –  Robert Harvey Jan 26 '12 at 16:18
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@Robert - whew...I'm not the only person who finds Log4Net overly complicated –  Adam Rackis Jan 26 '12 at 16:46
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I think log4net's rep as being complicated stems from overkill in the config files that people end up using as a starting point. If you've got a leaned out config, its pretty straightforward. Unfortunately almost all of the examples are bloated as f__k. –  kekekela Jan 27 '12 at 20:22

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