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Where does the name “Stack Overflow” come from?

Why Stack Overflow's name for that site?

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You should ask questions about the site here: meta.stackoverflow.com –  Dexter Nov 4 '10 at 23:16
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Well, reading the subject, then the body, then the subject, then the body, etcetera to find the real question produces the problem that the site is named for. –  Uphill Luge Nov 4 '10 at 23:34

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The name was chosen in a poll on Jeff Atwood's blog "Coding Horror":

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I wonder what would have happened if metaprogramming.com had won. Would there be meta.metaprogramming.com? –  GSerg Nov 4 '10 at 23:25
    
hahahaha, stack overflow has been a tremendous success... –  Acaz Souza Nov 4 '10 at 23:34

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