I have the Stack Overflow Windows gadget running on my Windows 7 desktop; I have entered my User ID, but still the gadget does nothing.

Was this a government stimulus project?

  • Stack Overflow Windows Gadget?
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Jun 2, 2011 at 15:18
  • @Grace, link to gallery/gadget edited into OP.
    – Cos Callis
    Jun 2, 2011 at 15:23
  • You might want to contact the developer of the gadget directly. insomniacgeek.com/a-stack-overflow-sidebar-gadget Jun 2, 2011 at 15:26
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    Gadgets are supposed to do stuff? I thought their purpose was simply to sit there, impotently, behind all of your open windows, and perhaps suck up a bit of otherwise-unused RAM when you let your cursor slip into the corner...
    – Shog9
    Jun 2, 2011 at 16:17
  • Well, gadgets should (IMHO) at least convey some useful (?) information... Time/Temperature/Location of Paris Hilton's undergarments (if any), CPU usage, Netflix Queue...
    – Cos Callis
    Jun 2, 2011 at 18:01

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Looks like it just displays your flair and rep. Judging from the screenshots (and the date on the post - over two years ago) it was written before the super collider. Since gadgets are just HTML it could be updated to show the super collider - I might even use that myself.

  • I had higher hopes for it than that.. but I think your are right.
    – Cos Callis
    Jun 2, 2011 at 15:37

That gadget is of no big use. However if you want to see something enter your UserId number. Click on your userId in the top , this will take you to your profile page. There in the top-right you can see your user-id. Enter that in the gadget and it shows up your reputations

  • @prassan, got that all figured out a month ago. I know what it actually does..I just expected it to do 'more'.
    – Cos Callis
    Jul 11, 2011 at 11:21

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