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What project type is used for SO in Visual Studio? "Web Site" or "Web Application"? Why?

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ASP.NET MVC Web Application according to the StackOverflow blog.

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As for reasons, one thing Jeff has mentioned is that ASP.NET MVC makes having clean url's easy. So they get friendly, searchable, logical url's like ../questions/{id} without any additional work.

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