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Is it possible to let users add some valueable code to a section specified by a tag?

So if a user with the aid of other users develop some interesting code to do something, when people look for code snippets they should search this first.

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Google has this huge repo of code snippets that its employees use (internally). This may be a good idea if its well executed. – Reno Mar 22 '11 at 5:38
Did not knw that, cool! – cMinor Mar 22 '11 at 5:55
@Reno, any link to those snippets? – Shawn Mclean Mar 22 '11 at 6:18
Don't we already have that? You want to do X, the question "how do I do X?" usually has an answer that includes a code snippet showing how to do X. – Kate Gregory Mar 22 '11 at 13:35
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Interesting idea.. I think the snippets should be editable by high-rep users, like questions are.

It could also implement this.

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Interesting. Who defines it as interesting? How do you reckon is the best way to narrow down to what you want? Maybe we could have a contextual search engine that knew how to narrow down the results based on language and context? If only Google solved that very problem ...

Since I apparently need to back this up with SEI quotes and links, here's some to entertain you:

From Area51: (any site statistics screen for a beta)

1,500 visits per day is good, 500 visits per day is worrying. A great site benefits people outside the community. Eventually, 90% of a site's traffic should come from search engines.

Seriously, SEI is all about SEO and having Google et al link back into the SE2.0 architecture to do the cataloging and searching for them. I don't understand what this proposal brings to the table that Google et al do not.

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Maybe google will in 5 years, maybe instead of interesting I should write helpul – cMinor Mar 22 '11 at 5:03
@darkcminor - I think you'll find that was sarcasam, as that's exactly what google do. – Mark Henderson Mar 22 '11 at 5:05
I don't understand. I already use Google to find interesting snippets of code that solve my problems as is ... what are you asking for that Google doesn't help with? If I want to see spiffy code I can either goto or ... – jcolebrand Mar 22 '11 at 5:05
Thanks @Farseeker, I see it wasn't lost on everybody – jcolebrand Mar 22 '11 at 5:06
I think I would search here first, as I trust more in stackoverflow – cMinor Mar 22 '11 at 5:11

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