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StackOverflow: We don't need no damn motto. –  TheTXI Jul 20 '09 at 17:12
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StackOverflow: We don't need no stinkin' <strike>badges</strike> motto. –  Brad Gilbert Jul 20 '09 at 19:47
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StackOverflow: Where theres 'not-programming-related' theres 'closed'. –  Tyler Carter Jul 24 '09 at 23:05

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Stack Overflow:

  • Putting more palms to face than a Rick James tribute video

  • We have more important things to do, but they don't come with avatars

  • You ask, we answer. We ask, you answer

  • OMG, ponies!

  • This better be programming related

  • Because PonyOverflow.com keeps taking me back to this weirdo's profile page

  • We RTFM so you don't have to

  • Where RTFM is discouraged, but RTFFAQ is gospel

  • Is the podcast up yet?

  • You should totally drop that and try jQuery

  • Stop now if you plan on asking how to parse XML with regex

  • It's like folding@home, only it runs on bored developers

  • We were smart enough not to use a domain name that advertised sex changes

  • Yes, we do need stinkin' badges!

  • The first rule of Stack Overflow is you do not talk about Stack Overflow (you talk about Stack Overflow on Meta Stack Overflow)

Meta Stack Overflow:

  • Status declined

  • Yes, we know you hate the colors

  • Closed as exact duplicate

  • Whatever you're requesting, Sampson has probably already written a greasemonkey script

  • The first rule of meta is you do not talk about meta (you talk about Stack Overflow)

  • Its always Friday afternoon in Iceland

Server Fault:

  • We should be too busy being sysadmins, yet here we are

Super User:

  • This should be Community Wiki

  • Must have ...

  • There's a good chance your work filter has this blocked

  • Are you ready to unleash the fury!?

  • Have you tried forcing an unexpected reboot?

  • FORMAT C: and try again

  • Just wait until Alex starts looking here for new TDWTF.com material

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You should have posted these separately - I would have voted them all up :-D –  Kyle Cronin Jul 20 '09 at 17:24
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You left out "NEVER PARSE XML WITH REGULAR EXPRESSIONS!!!!!" –  XMLbog Jul 20 '09 at 17:24
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I should also note that I have absolutely no idea how to be snarky towards ServerFault –  TheTXI Jul 20 '09 at 17:29
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Kyle: I thought that was only if a certain number of users revised, not if it was just one person. –  TheTXI Jul 20 '09 at 17:56
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Please, one motto per post so that we can vote. –  user130657 Jul 20 '09 at 17:57
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@TheTXI: nope, multiple edits by the owner will trigger wiki too, look at the second bullet point under "how does a post become a community wiki post": stackoverflow.com/questions/128434/… –  Kyle Cronin Jul 20 '09 at 18:00
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It's Like Folding@Home, Only It Runs On Bored Developers –  jjnguy Jul 20 '09 at 18:02
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Server Fault: Because cowering in the corner by ourselves is lonely. –  Joel Potter Jul 24 '09 at 22:40
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ServerFault: Down, not across. –  John Fouhy Aug 19 '09 at 3:17
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+1 for This better be programming related –  Amarghosh Jan 8 '10 at 8:30

I believe to this point, from Jeff and Joel, it has been "Expert's Exchange, without the evil."

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I don't know. I saw something about it, but they wanted money so I turned back. –  Colin Mackay Jul 20 '09 at 19:09

Stack Overflow:

  • The Internet's most reliable source for answers with numbers next to them
  • Like Yahoo! Answers, only good
  • Turning procrastinating programmers into a resource since 2008

Meta:

  • Questionable answers to unanswerable questions
  • If Jeff thinks meta-discussion is a waste of time, why does he have the most rep?
  • The place to go in while waiting for SO to refresh
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I like "Turning procrastinating programmers into a resource since 2008" –  Daniel Dickison Jul 20 '09 at 18:02

You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave

No, really, the first time is free!

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Stack Overflow: because we believe you have too much time on your hands...

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Colin: Even if the skeeter decided to just up and stop, the amount of inertia in his answer catalog is enough to keep propelling him forward for who knows how long. –  TheTXI Jul 20 '09 at 19:44
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80 more weeks with jon skeet locked away without net access and his existing posts locked from being upvoted? –  Amarghosh Jan 8 '10 at 8:44

Stack Overflow: Google Me
Meta: To teach you by-design
Server Fault: Down due DNS troubles
Super User: Run as root and it will work

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StackOverflow.com - Because JonSkeet.com was taken.

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And how many people are going to jonskeet.com now, just to check? –  Jeff Yates Jul 20 '09 at 18:04
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@kd304: I hope my edit assists your laziness to an adequate degree. –  Jeff Yates Jul 20 '09 at 18:14
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Okay, I'll bite. –  mmyers Jul 20 '09 at 18:18

Stack Overflow: Let me google that for ya.

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"No boat programmers allowed"

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Harnessing nerd power since 2008

5 0 days without a rollback war

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Prefer "geek" over "nerd" –  Colin Mackay Jul 20 '09 at 19:12
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I don't think we'd ever get 5 days. –  devinb Aug 13 '09 at 20:23

Stack Overflow? The name speaks for itself!

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Super User: Reboot, Reinstall, Red Hat.

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"Must have" Reboot, Reinstall, Redhat apps –  random Jul 21 '09 at 10:00

"divide et overflow"

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"Shoot first, ask questions later, do some work eventually"

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+1 assuming it's understood as "Troubleshoot first, ask questions later, do some work eventually" ;-) –  facepalmd Jul 25 '09 at 20:52

Stack Overflow: Providing Computer Geeks with Friends since 2008.

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"Programming Related"

You know, the opposite of 'Closed as Not Programming Related' ; )

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StackOverflow.com: Preventing developers from doing actual work since 2008!

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StackOverflow.com: Because developers need something non-lethal to do while their code is compiling.

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Stack Overflow: Your free time just went in the corner and shot itself.

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Super User: The "must-have" knowledge exchange resource.

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Stack Overflow: More expert, less sex change.

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That's not necessarily a good thing –  jmfsg Mar 12 '10 at 15:33

"Stack Overflow - Better than experts exchange"

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Stack Overflow: Get back to work.

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Stack Overflow: Where Violated Access and Faulty Segmentation Collide

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Stack Overflow: doing others' work for points instead of doing your own for dollars.

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+1 for truth. -- –  Pëkka Mar 12 '10 at 23:33

Continuing on the coattails and playing on the words of experts-exchange in parody, and also based on the concepts of beauty and sex sell, we can try these:

Stack Overflow: When Expert Sex Change won't give you one, we'll give it to you free! (C'mon people, we're talking about accounts here.)

Stack Overflow: True friends for when you can't keep a profile on BeautifulPeople.com for more than 27 seconds.

Stack Overflow: An alternative form of excitement for when a sex change is prohibitively expensive.

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Stack overflow | error: stack still growing.

Stack overflow | our stack is still growing.

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Stack Overflow: see Recursion - No, wait!

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Since Brad posted his awesome suggetsion as a comment instead of an answer...

Stack Overflow: Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!

(From The Treasure of the Sierra Madre)

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