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Stack Overflow clones

It looks like a complete attempted copy (UI and concept at least, not as much quality)... are they related? and why would anyone use codingstack.com over SO?



Please close as duplicate, added this answer instead https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/132041/141050

  • It appears to be open-source github.com/usmanasif/CodingStack (link in the footer of codingstack.com points to the github repo)
    – Mike B
    May 9, 2012 at 20:23
  • I like their badge system. Imagine the sheer butthurt if getting downvoted just a couple times would prevent you from getting a gold badge on SO forever.
    – a cat
    May 9, 2012 at 20:25
  • They have a [celebrity] badge, which has something to do with "followers". That's evidence enough right there that they have nothing to do with SE. May 9, 2012 at 20:26
  • 4
    I like {{count}} months ago.
    – Felix
    May 9, 2012 at 20:26
  • yes, saw it too and then thought about deleting my question here, feel free to downvote ;)
    – Eran Medan
    May 9, 2012 at 20:27
  • 4
    They also only allow one line questions. The bodies are identical to the "titles". That's utterly nuts. May 9, 2012 at 20:28
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    @Felix it'll get fixed in {{count}} - ({{count+2}}) weeks.
    – Pekka
    May 9, 2012 at 20:28
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    @Felix This must be what happens when you try to clone SO in a weekend. May 9, 2012 at 20:44
  • @Pekka: Two weeks ago? :)
    – Felix
    May 9, 2012 at 21:44
  • @Felix that - is a to :)
    – Pekka
    May 9, 2012 at 21:50
  • @Pekka: Ah :) That makes sense too :D
    – Felix
    May 9, 2012 at 21:53

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It doesn't look anything "like a complete copy". It's a run-of-the-mill clone of Stack Overflow. They just be tryin to copy our swagga, and in the process, demonstrating that we really are doing something right.

It's an open source project, available here on Github, if you're particularly compelled.

They also have a blog, but it's…not very active.


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