My name is David, I am the Senior Data Analyst on the Marketing team of Stack Exchange. I am new to the team but am not new to copying from Stack Overflow. I am very excited to share my first community-facing analysis. Expect more to come!
As I am sure many of you saw, this year’s April Fools joke was to limit the number of copies someone could make from Stack Overflow. Although it started as a joke, we finally had the opportunity to answer many longstanding questions about user behavior. Take a look at our new blog post How often do people actually copy and paste from Stack Overflow? Now we know. to see what we found out.
Running this year’s joke was a team effort, and my responsibility was to analyze the millions of copy events we captured. Feel free to ask me anything or add your opinion on how you interpret the results.