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I mean, there are some idioms such as:

Google it = search it
tweet it, facebook me

What should we call "search at Stack Overflow" — stack it?

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don't you mean "ask at Stack Overflow" instead of "search at Stack Overflow"? Searching in the content of Stack Overflow can done independently of the Stack Overflow site, using, for instance, Google. –  Peter Mortensen Dec 30 '10 at 22:09
    
@Peter I use this term("stack it") only for searching code. That is why, I asked because stackoverflow is the largest coding (code search, question-answer) on web –  hilal Jan 3 '11 at 14:28
    
I came searching for this exact question. I used "stacking" in this question and thought it was very appropriate :) link –  MorganTiley Jul 12 '11 at 16:28

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I don't think searching on Stack Overflow is going to develop its own verb, because searching is not the fundamental, central action on the site. "Googling" is the one thing you do on Google; "Tweeting" is the one thing you do on Twitter. "Facebooking" - connecting to other people - while by far not the only action, is arguably the central thing you do on that site.

The central action on Stack Overflow is asking and answering questions. Maybe that is too complex to create its own verb. That said, I don't think it needs one!

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I propose all references to the word question be replaced with Stack™, all references to the word answer be replaced with Pop™, and all references to the word ask be replaced with Overflow™. So it's not "asking and answering questions", it's "Overflow™ing and Pop™ing Stack™s (patent pending)". –  user149432 Dec 30 '10 at 12:12
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@Mark: poping should be popping, how do we handle that? Pop™ping? Popp™ing? Pop™p™ing? –  ЯegDwight Dec 30 '10 at 14:33
    
A duplicate? Blame It on the Pop™. –  Tom Wijsman Jan 30 '11 at 3:39

Should we SOS something? Stack Overflow Search...

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I like Stacko, as in: "I don't know, just Stacko it."

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