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How did Stack Overflow get started? How did the Stack Overflow operators get so many experts to participate during the initial stage?

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Listen to the podcast (starting with episode 1).

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How did the Stack Overflow operators get so many experts to participate during the initial stage?

The two founders, Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky, both had software development blogs with a huge following, Coding Horror and Joel on Software, respectively. This allowed seeding Stack Overflow with a lot of users.

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    Good answer, but it leaves out what I suspect is a critical distinction: those audiences allowed seeding SO with a lot of good users. – Pops Sep 29 '11 at 18:41

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