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It looks like a complete attempted copy (UI and concept at least, not as much quality)... are they related? and why would anyone use codingstack.com over SO?



Please close as duplicate, added this answer instead http://meta.stackexchange.com/a/132041/141050

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marked as duplicate by Time Traveling Bobby, jonsca, Yi Jiang, Cody Gray, Tim Post May 10 '12 at 5:46

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It appears to be open-source github.com/usmanasif/CodingStack (link in the footer of codingstack.com points to the github repo) – Mike B May 9 '12 at 20:23
I like their badge system. Imagine the sheer butthurt if getting downvoted just a couple times would prevent you from getting a gold badge on SO forever. – lunboks May 9 '12 at 20:25
They have a [celebrity] badge, which has something to do with "followers". That's evidence enough right there that they have nothing to do with SE. – Cody Gray May 9 '12 at 20:26
I like {{count}} months ago. – Felix May 9 '12 at 20:26
yes, saw it too and then thought about deleting my question here, feel free to downvote ;) – Eran Medan May 9 '12 at 20:27
They also only allow one line questions. The bodies are identical to the "titles". That's utterly nuts. – Cody Gray May 9 '12 at 20:28
@Felix it'll get fixed in {{count}} - ({{count+2}}) weeks. – Pëkka May 9 '12 at 20:28
@Felix This must be what happens when you try to clone SO in a weekend. – Bill the Lizard May 9 '12 at 20:44
@Pekka: Two weeks ago? :) – Felix May 9 '12 at 21:44
@Felix that - is a to :) – Pëkka May 9 '12 at 21:50
@Pekka: Ah :) That makes sense too :D – Felix May 9 '12 at 21:53

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It doesn't look anything "like a complete copy". It's a run-of-the-mill clone of Stack Overflow. They just be tryin to copy our swagga, and in the process, demonstrating that we really are doing something right.

It's an open source project, available here on Github, if you're particularly compelled.

They also have a blog, but it's…not very active.

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hmm They've been around since at least 9/10 they have 72 questions all time, with 37 unanswered. That fails as a Beta.SE site – Some Helpful Commenter May 9 '12 at 20:28

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