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Where does the name “Stack Overflow” come from?

Why not Stack Underflow or something else :) ?

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jcooney.net/post/2010/08/26/… – Noon Silk Jan 17 '11 at 6:43
    
good sharing :) thanks – Umer Jan 17 '11 at 6:51
    
    
@silky I never understood why expert wanted a gender change. And why they needed a pay model. – abel Jan 17 '11 at 8:10
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@abel rotflmfao – Shimmy Jan 18 '11 at 1:11
    
@Shimmy hehe !! – abel Jan 18 '11 at 8:40

This recursive question just threw a StackOverflow exception in my head, since you would ask this on whatever other name it would have been ;)

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thats convincing. But that implies, every other blog/forum should also be named like that :) ??? or in other words, every other site should be 'stackoverflow' ? – Umer Jan 17 '11 at 6:51
    
Now the SO became doomed... – Shimmy Jan 17 '11 at 6:56

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