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The logotype for stackoverflow (and other Lo(W)J sites) is all lower case and uses boldface to separate the words, and that's easy enough to do if you can be bothered with the HTML tags.

But what if you're in a hurry, or talking about stackoverflow on a site which doesn't support HTML editing in user-generated content? Is there a preferred way of typing the names of the sites?

I've noticed Jeff and Joel use "Stack Overflow" (normal English spacing/capitalisation) so this appears to be "official", but the Fog Creek site uses "StackOverflow", as do other users along with "Stack overflow", "stackOverflow" and just "SO" (only really works on SO itself or meta)

So, what's your preferred way of referring to the sites in the Lo(W)J when all you've got is caps, punctuation and spaces?

(For bonus points, watch Jeff "RegEx Boy" Atwood optimize my title!)

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I have this magic convert to Wiki option I am just burning to try on this post :) But I am not that bored. yet – BinaryMisfit Aug 28 '09 at 9:57
Turn the burn card, Diago, turn it now! – random Aug 28 '09 at 10:01
I'm far more interested in the answers than the rep, and it appears some people are missing the tongue-in-cheekiness, so I've voted to delete my own answers (I'll just upvote if anyone else matches what I said I used) Can I Community Wiki my own question after I've asked it? – Rob Gilliam Aug 28 '09 at 10:15
Can we have a flag as boring option? – grenade Aug 28 '09 at 10:18
@ramish Yes you can and if you vote to delete your own answers it immediately deletes. My response was also tongue in cheek thought. – BinaryMisfit Aug 28 '09 at 10:25
Pretty harsh reactions for an acceptable question. – Eric Aug 28 '09 at 12:21
up vote 8 down vote accepted

Fog Creek usage is incorrect.

in text:

Stack Overflow

in URL:

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Also, here's a rule of thumb if you, like OP, find yourself wondering how to write it: Look at the page title in the top of your browser window. – Jonik Aug 28 '09 at 12:25
@Jonik - good suggestion, although I do work with at least one site (not Stack Overflow or a related site, I hasten to add) where the capitalisation of the page title seems to change with every page. – Rob Gilliam Sep 1 '09 at 12:32

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