I like Jeff so I'm not knocking it, but why is he listed as CTO in the about page if he left the company?

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    @Lix - I am not suggesting kicking him out. I guess I'm really into correct data, if he's gone he's gone - why would you keep reference of something that doesn't exist?
    – JonH
    Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 18:07
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    Well - he was last seen on the site (MSO) 10 hours ago and his last answer was yesterday. I don't believe he will disappear at all :)
    – Lix
    Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 18:13
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    – mmyers
    Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 18:13
  • Still listed as CEO - possibly a mistake - perhaps a transition period is the reason behind this.
    – Lix
    Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 18:14
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    @mm - too soon...too soon...
    – Lix
    Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 18:14
  • Also, does he still have a veto...? ;-)
    – Arjan
    Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 18:16
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    Closed by the moderators who close just about everything.
    – JonH
    Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 19:54
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    Yeah, those despot moderators... They're nothing but trouble.
    – user102937
    Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 22:59
  • It's a conspiracy...
    – yannis
    Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 1:56
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    Post reopened by Popular Demand.
    – jscs
    Commented Mar 15, 2012 at 18:34
  • @Spolsky - you've got this great system called stackoverflow/meta that you don't even use.
    – JonH
    Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 19:40

2 Answers 2


Jeff Atwood is no longer listed in https://stackexchange.com/about/management.

However, he is listed as co-founder in https://stackexchange.com/about/team and mentioned in https://stackexchange.com/about.

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    I don't think they're planning on wiping the memory of his involvement from existence, so he can probably stay on the /about page =) Commented Mar 15, 2012 at 18:51
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    +1 for /about/team but -1 for /about.
    – Pops
    Commented Mar 15, 2012 at 19:17
  • Hes no longer listed because I made this post, he sure as hell was on there a few days ago.
    – JonH
    Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 16:43
  • @JonH I do not doubt that. Just stating what currently is the case.
    – N.N.
    Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 16:50

Yannis had it right. I can't reveal any details without forfeiting my own life, but suffice to say, there were Templars and Zombie Unicorns involved. Oh yes. This rabbit hole goes deep...

It definitely wasn't due to a simple oversight resulting in that page being chock full of crufty, out-of-date information. That's what they want you to think...

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    And he gets to keep his ♦?! :)
    – Benjol
    Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 6:08
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    -1 - Posted a serious question - why is it that a mod has to post something that he/she feels is funny. How about a serious answer? if I posted this as an answer it would been closed, downvoted, locked, etc.
    – JonH
    Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 19:42
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    @JonH: You left a comment yesterday asking for an answer, so here's your answer. If you don't like the humor, that's fine - I didn't particularly like the direction comments were headed in either. I do appreciate you bringing this up, since that page did need to be updated, but if you're getting seriously worried when it takes a couple days to update a bit of background information that, frankly, very few people ever read... You could use a bit of humor.
    – Shog9
    Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 19:53
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    @Shog9 - I don't get seriously worried. I'm very much into common data and "automatic updates" have you. You have a central system in place that contains "common" data so there shouldn't be a lapse in something like that. If I went to the presidents website the day after Obama was elected and it still showed Bush as the president its plain wrong. This was the same case...not that I am pro obama or bush..just saying.
    – JonH
    Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 19:55
  • No, I understand. Like I said, that page had gotten woefully out of date, and should have been updated regardless of whether or not Jeff was still here doing his thing. I think there was a plan in place to re-do it as part of a larger project (they're doing some photo shoots in NYC right now), but updating it sooner didn't hurt.
    – Shog9
    Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 20:55

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