I think this is the most programmer-friendly website in the world.

Will Stack Overflow ask for a credit card one day, like Experts-Exchange?

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    Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/16378/…
    – random
    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:58
  • What a curious emphasis.
    – random
    Sep 3, 2009 at 9:40
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    StackOverflow doesn't ask for money; neither performs any kind of surgeries nor has a hyphen in its name. SO is AWESOME :)
    – mmx
    Sep 3, 2009 at 9:52
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    However, according to the awesomeness of the site, and the fact it forces you to come back and spend time, I guess it asks for your employer's money.
    – Gnoupi
    Sep 3, 2009 at 9:55
  • Gnoupi: I can't see anyone force people to come back.
    – mmx
    Sep 3, 2009 at 10:09
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    @Mehrdad: You haven't seen it...but it happens. Don't make the men in trenchcoats mad.
    – beska
    Sep 3, 2009 at 13:38
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    I have an uneasy feeling about sites where I can't see a revenue flow. On the other hand, I've seen sufficient ads in the right margin to make me confident about SO. Sep 3, 2009 at 14:27

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This is not a duplicate of donations IMO.

No, we will never convert to a for-pay website, requiring users to pay for continued access.

I realize "never" is a long time, but it should not happen while I have a say in the matter.

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    Hestonesque translation: "You have to put your money into my cold, dead hands" Aug 31, 2009 at 14:07
  • Yay! Now it's something different. Dude!!! May 14, 2020 at 15:07

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