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Russian IT Q&A site: askdev.ru.

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Check out stackexchange.com, NOTE: I'm not saying that this Russian site is legit, just that there is a version you can buy. – ChrisF Feb 24 '10 at 16:29
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Just from looking around (with no knowledge of Russian), it seems pretty clear that this is a (fairly close) copy and not a SE site. – mmyers Feb 24 '10 at 16:32
    
I get the feeling that sneg X is the kind of guy who comments his changes in his code in spite of the fact that his source control does it for him anyway. – JSONBog Feb 24 '10 at 16:50
    
I know @Jeff hates email codinghorror.com/blog/2008/11/is-email-efail.html, but really a direct question to a individual seems an abuse of the site. – tvanfosson Feb 24 '10 at 17:07
    
@Urdnot: Oops, my bad. I forgot about the "trace" functionality. – sneg Feb 24 '10 at 17:16
    
@tvanfosson: I've addressed your concern. And the question is not about weather, you know. :) – sneg Feb 24 '10 at 17:18
    
@hat does "Q&O" mean? – John Saunders Feb 24 '10 at 22:58
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I believe that particular site is a clone. It's been around before Stack Exchange became available.

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Their site is a legitimate clone of Stack Overflow, but they are not affiliated with Stack Overflow or Stack Exchange.

I use their site, and I really like how it is implemented, although I use both askdev and Stack Overflow.

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"legitimate" and "clone" would seem to contradict each other. How did they get to be a "legitimate clone"? – John Saunders Feb 24 '10 at 22:59
    
I don't know what legitimate mean to you, but I think legitimate mean they does not vilate any law. Is site clonning violate any law? NO. legitimate in this case was just kind of sarcasm. – user135403 Feb 25 '10 at 9:51

Their blog makes mention of Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow: http://www.askdev.ru/blog/. More specifically, their Summary Post which seems to suggest that they hope to make the site more like Stack Overflow in the future, with regards to reputation-enabled editing.

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Was that a very wild guess or do you actually speak russian? – Pëkka Feb 24 '10 at 17:08
    
Google translate ftw? translate.google.com/… – ベレアー アダム Feb 24 '10 at 17:24
    
@Pekka: I studied Russian for a while, but am no longer conversive. I can understand some, but not as well as I used to. Most of my day is spent speaking Portuguese, so it's a wonder I can hold English together :) – Sampson Feb 24 '10 at 21:29
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nice! How come you are speaking so much Portuguese? Has Atlanta been invaded by brazil? :) – Pëkka Feb 24 '10 at 22:32

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