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I have seen "Stack Overflow Valued Associate" on many user profiles. What does it mean?

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  • @gdoron Examples: Jeff, Nick, Jason
    – user178465
    Mar 27 '12 at 14:48
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    @SachinShekhar you could also click the link you know. Nick, Jason :) Mar 27 '12 at 14:48
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    I don't understand why all of the downvotes. This seems like a reasonable question for people who aren't in on the joke/don't follow every single event re: Stack Exchange. I say this would be a good FAQ.
    – ale
    Mar 27 '12 at 15:09
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    @alE - simply clicking on the link would have explained it.
    – Lix
    Mar 27 '12 at 15:14
  • @AlEverett well, it's mentioned briefly in the Who are the diamond moderators, and what is their role? faq, maybe better expand it a bit instead of starting new one? Oct 28 '13 at 22:24
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    No, those are 'valet' associates. It's a typo.
    – Rosinante
    Oct 28 '13 at 22:31
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They are the employees of Stack Exchange inc.

Valued associates get announced on the blog and appear on the team list (thanks @Sha Wiz Dow Ard).

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  • valued* employees :P
    – Lix
    Mar 27 '12 at 14:44
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    @Lix - Naw... only their association is valued ;)
    – Oded
    Mar 27 '12 at 14:46
  • And now you're one of "them"! :D Oct 28 '13 at 22:20
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    Link for team list is broken
    – Pandya
    Sep 7 '20 at 8:15
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    @Pandya - that page was removed after the large November 2017 layoffs, as people were able to look at it and figure out who was let go.
    – Oded
    Sep 13 '20 at 20:30

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