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Came across CodeProject Quick Answers today.

From the looks of things, it offers a similar experience to that of the Stack Exchange sites.

Is it in any way affiliated? Is it a Stack Exchange site? Or is it some kind of clone?

What's your take on their endeavour if it's neither an affiliate or Stack Exchange site?

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Couldn't you have asked this on Meta.StackExchange.com instead if that's your main base point? –  random Dec 9 '09 at 9:43
    
Ow, they must be feeling the competition. I must admit that as much as I don't mind putting sex changers out of business, code project is another proposition entirely. Maybe they should work out a deal (close - belongs on code project ;) –  Benjol Dec 9 '09 at 14:43
    
Stackoverflow could branch out to a full article sister site ;) –  Chris S Dec 9 '09 at 15:08
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Went there, clicked on a random question, saw that the top answer was copied (with attribution) from a Stack Overflow question, went "meh". –  mmyers Dec 9 '09 at 17:19
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Do we need a question for every clone/affiliate/stack exchange site? –  Brad Gilbert Dec 9 '09 at 17:35
    
What was that rollback over a rollback about? –  random Dec 10 '09 at 9:57
    
Just for the badge, restored it as you rewrote it, no harm done. –  luvieere Dec 10 '09 at 14:19
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Oh the Cleanup badge. What other badges are you looking for? –  random Dec 12 '09 at 2:01
    
;)) yes, it was the cleanup indeed. –  luvieere Dec 12 '09 at 9:31

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AFAIK, neither. Similar features were under discussion long before the release of SO, as the CP forums had become clogged with off-topic, poorly-asked questions.

Unfortunately, it doesn't offer any equivalent to the close and delete features of SO, so there's no good way to quickly shut down duplicate questions or questions that are missing necessary information. CP would do well to look to SO for improvements.

Those that wish to further neuter SO's "close" functionality would do well to examine CP's Quick Answers...

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It's a clone - not a StackExchange nor affiliated.

Personally, I find the layout hard to read and unappealing.

There doesn't seem to be many rules for it either - many of the answers seem to treat the place as if it's a message board.

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"The Stack" is all the rage today in the tech world. Everybody wants in. :)

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It does have a certain visual similarity, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was SO inspired, but it seems to be just a cheap imitation.

SO is already changing the internet for programmers ...

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Voting on stuff is all the rage now. Even The Register's news article comments section has implemented voting and flagging.

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