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What did the ORIGINAL Stack Overflow look like?

I have read this but I can't seem to find the following answers... How old is Stack Overflow? What did the first version of Stack Overflow look like and how much has it evolved since? How many days/...
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Is anyone else personally terrified of the new bar at the top?

It's just that the children are worried and so am I. Is it safe?
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The moderators have decided to have a little yuletide fun, join us will you?

PS: You only get so many Iceland Fridays in a year, so make it special people ... To start things off, a little refashioned seasonal tune: On the twelfth day of Christmas, my Stack Exchange gave to me:...
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Asking users to accept answer when they comment that it answers their question

I've had a couple of answers today where the OP indicated via a comment that I solved their problem, but the question wasn't upvoted or accepted. In both cases the person probably wasn't able to ...
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What are the next steps we as a community should take?

It has been near three months now since the tipping point of the community. Many of us are still very not happy with SE. The situation with Monica is at an impasse SE has told us: "We aren't ...
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Eeeek! Why is Stack Overflow naked? [closed]

It just seems wrong. In my opinion it looks awful. Will it be like that from now on? :S
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What's up with the new CSS? [closed]

I've just noticed the new rep/vote counts look different, and not in a good way (IMO, obviously people will disagree). What else has been changed, and is it permanent?
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What is serial voting and how does it affect me?

I just noticed that I lost a bunch of points from my reputation score, and I used the "reputation" tab on my user profile page to try and track down the cause. During my investigation, I noticed ...
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Is the language “BrainF_ck” offensive?

There are a couple of posts on SO where the BrainF_ck language is mentioned that have been flagged as offensive. Should these be edited to "BrainF_ck" (or something else), or left as is? Personally, ...
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Is this an appropriate place to call for the resignation of an SO employee?

In a completely hypothetical situation wherein a known employee of Stack Overflow takes public actions that are objectively detrimental to both the company and community, and for which actions shows ...
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Winter Bash 2014 closing remarks - ideas for next year [closed]

Last year we had a question like this, and other SE staff members have supported one this year, and nobody seems to have made one yet. Hence: What does everybody want for next year's Winter Bash? It'...
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Should 'drive by' downvoting be more effectively caught?

I have an answer that I'm certain is technically correct. However, it continues to be downvoted. The answer has already been noted in comments on other answers to be better. It goes more in-depth than ...
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How can we stop premature deletion?

###Update: discussion on specific changes to how deletion works is here: Turbocharging the Roomba: solutions for premature deletion This needs to stop: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/15348333/...
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Announcing the arrival of Valued Associate #679: Cesar Manara

We mentioned last year that we were looking to rev up on additional resources for the Stack Exchange network and this announcement is meant to support that claim. Due to the increased growth of our ...
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How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?

What circumstances can cause a question or answer to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? How can a post be deleted? When can't I delete my own post? Can I still see my post even after it's ...

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