What are the main competitor sites to Stack Overflow? I'm aware of Experts-Exchange and several forum sites that I use for C#, however this question is more about sites that cater for all programming languages just like Stack Overflow and are not generic like Experts-Exchange.

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    Like Chuck Norris, SOFUE has no competitors, just innocent bystanders it hadn't decided to demolish yet... Commented Oct 26, 2010 at 0:42
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    +1 This question has new-found relevance. Commented Oct 13, 2019 at 22:35
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    @faintsignal, indeed. Commented Oct 14, 2019 at 0:07
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    If I had more rep here I'd offer a bounty. Commented Oct 16, 2019 at 2:55
  • accepted. thanks for reminder @faintsignal Commented Mar 8, 2020 at 9:40

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Programming websites: daniweb, dreamincode, codecall, bytes, devshed, and codingforums off the top of my head.

general Q&A: Yahoo answers (ok for any type of question, not actually good for any)

Stack Overflow has nothing to worry about. I know that may not be why you asked the question, but its kind of an overwhelming fact. SO beats the crap out of every other website in terms of rep system, features, organization, traffic, speed, moderation, and questions per day. I've done a lot of comparison, and SO almost always wins in every test.

more programming websites

  • thanks this is an excellent answer. Commented Oct 26, 2010 at 2:27
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    Speed, speed, speed! If it gets any faster, the answers will be there before you have finished asking the question. (Hmm, that gives me an idea...)
    – Benjol
    Commented Oct 26, 2010 at 5:07
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    I can think of 73 recently quit / on strike mods that might switch to the competition and actively promote their sites. Commented Oct 13, 2019 at 21:12
  • The linked question has been deleted. Was it migrated to meta.SO? Commented Oct 13, 2019 at 22:34
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    @faintsignal It was deleted as "spam or rude or abusive". It was not. It was a polite, honest question about alternatives. (It's OK to delete it, because this question simply had no place on stack overflow. It's just the reason that seems dubious...)
    – Marco13
    Commented Oct 14, 2019 at 16:03
  • both answers were good, in the end this one seemed better, content wise. Commented Mar 8, 2020 at 9:40



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