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I think this is the most programmer-friendly website in the world.

Will Stack Overflow ask for a credit card one day, like Experts-Exchange?

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Related:… – random Aug 31 '09 at 10:58
What a curious emphasis. – random Sep 3 '09 at 9:40
StackOverflow doesn't ask for money; neither performs any kind of surgeries nor has a hyphen in its name. SO is AWESOME :) – xmm0 Sep 3 '09 at 9:52
However, according to the awesomeness of the site, and the fact it forces you to come back and spend time, I guess it asks for your employer's money. – Gnoupi Sep 3 '09 at 9:55
Gnoupi: I can't see anyone force people to come back. – xmm0 Sep 3 '09 at 10:09
@Mehrdad: You haven't seen it...but it happens. Don't make the men in trenchcoats mad. – beska Sep 3 '09 at 13:38
I have an uneasy feeling about sites where I can't see a revenue flow. On the other hand, I've seen sufficient ads in the right margin to make me confident about SO. – David Thornley Sep 3 '09 at 14:27
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This is not a duplicate of donations IMO.

No, we will never convert to a for-pay website, requiring users to pay for continued access.

I realize "never" is a long time, but it should not happen while I have a say in the matter.

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Hestonesque translation: "You have to put your money into my cold, dead hands" – Michael Stum Aug 31 '09 at 14:07

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