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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
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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.

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/02/blekko-and-stack-overflow/

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/06/the-perfect-web-spider-storm/

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
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@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 codegolf.stackexchange.com or codereview.stackexchange.com ... –  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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