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I've only recently come to discover and appreciate SO and related sites - they are an order of magnitude better than experts-exchange and the like.

I create and launch lots of hobby sites so I was really interested in knowing SO's story, how did it come about, and how was it so successful? What lessons can I learn to make my own site launches more successful?

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See here: http://blog.stackoverflow.com

You have the entire history from the first post till the last

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After a botched experiment, Stackoverflow found itself lost, travelling through time. Leaping from one life to the next, Stackoverflow must try to set wrong things right - each time hoping its next leap will be the leap home.

Is that what you meant by back story?

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  • Oh boy! Yeah exactly like that.... – JK. May 20 '10 at 2:22
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    Wait a second... I thought Stack Overflow was a crack commando unit sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. – Bill the Lizard May 21 '10 at 16:53
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    @Bill at least it's not an alien that crash landed on earth living with a normal American family while constantly trying to eats its pet cat. – user27414 May 21 '10 at 17:48

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