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Came across CodeProject Quick Answers today.

From the looks of things, it offers a similar experience to that of the Stack Exchange sites.

Is it in any way affiliated? Is it a Stack Exchange site? Or is it some kind of clone?

What's your take on their endeavour if it's neither an affiliate or Stack Exchange site?

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    Couldn't you have asked this on Meta.StackExchange.com instead if that's your main base point?
    – random
    Commented Dec 9, 2009 at 9:43
  • Ow, they must be feeling the competition. I must admit that as much as I don't mind putting sex changers out of business, code project is another proposition entirely. Maybe they should work out a deal (close - belongs on code project ;)
    – Benjol
    Commented Dec 9, 2009 at 14:43
  • Stackoverflow could branch out to a full article sister site ;)
    – Chris S
    Commented Dec 9, 2009 at 15:08
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    Went there, clicked on a random question, saw that the top answer was copied (with attribution) from a Stack Overflow question, went "meh".
    – mmyers
    Commented Dec 9, 2009 at 17:19
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    Do we need a question for every clone/affiliate/stack exchange site? Commented Dec 9, 2009 at 17:35
  • What was that rollback over a rollback about?
    – random
    Commented Dec 10, 2009 at 9:57
  • Just for the badge, restored it as you rewrote it, no harm done.
    – luvieere
    Commented Dec 10, 2009 at 14:19
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    Oh the Cleanup badge. What other badges are you looking for?
    – random
    Commented Dec 12, 2009 at 2:01
  • ;)) yes, it was the cleanup indeed.
    – luvieere
    Commented Dec 12, 2009 at 9:31

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AFAIK, neither. Similar features were under discussion long before the release of SO, as the CP forums had become clogged with off-topic, poorly-asked questions.

Unfortunately, it doesn't offer any equivalent to the close and delete features of SO, so there's no good way to quickly shut down duplicate questions or questions that are missing necessary information. CP would do well to look to SO for improvements.

Those that wish to further neuter SO's "close" functionality would do well to examine CP's Quick Answers...

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It's a clone - not a StackExchange nor affiliated.

Personally, I find the layout hard to read and unappealing.

There doesn't seem to be many rules for it either - many of the answers seem to treat the place as if it's a message board.

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It does have a certain visual similarity, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was SO inspired, but it seems to be just a cheap imitation.

SO is already changing the internet for programmers ...

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"The Stack" is all the rage today in the tech world. Everybody wants in. :)

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  • This would better be a comment. Commented Nov 23, 2015 at 14:38
  • @neolisk - IIRC comments weren't an option in 2009... or at least the social conventions were a little different.
    – AnonJr
    Commented Nov 23, 2015 at 14:56
  • It's never too late to catch up with today's standards. :) Commented Nov 23, 2015 at 16:18

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