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This tag is used for questions related to various external sites that are clones of the Stack Exchange concept.

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How much of Stack Exchange can be replicated by other sites?

I just found Am I allowed to make a Stack Overflow clone? which answers most of my question below (yes, look & feel (or method of operation) is not copyrightable). However, I don't know where the ...
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StackExchange Clone for private organization free [duplicate]

I would like to have a StackExchange website dedicated and available with and for our organization people / resources only. Hence would be hosting it internally having at most functionality of current ...
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“serverhit.com” seems to be a clone/scrapper of Ask Ubuntu [duplicate]

Website in question: http://www.serverhit.com/ Screenshot of ServerHit: First question on ServerHit is taken from Ask Ubuntu: I have already utilized the contact form, however, I am additionally ...
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Why am I starting to see Stacks forum style on other websites? [duplicate]

Is it possible to find out if a certain website running a similar forum style to Stack is actually a clone or a new work? Not trying to give any credit to this site but if you visit forum(dot)...
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What is Brightjourney?

I recently came across Brightjourney. Its design feels a lot like S.E. communities, and it does indeed pay tribute to SE at the bottom of the page: It makes it seem like the website is a ...
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Is this an attempt at fraud/impersonation? stockoverflows.com [duplicate]

I just stumbled upon stockoverflows.com, which seems to be an attempt to impersonate the Stack Overflow website. Should something be done about this? At first thought, I'm concerned about the ...
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Can I personally create a StackExchange spinoff? [duplicate]

Before you mark it as a duplicate, I'm specifically asking if I'm allowed to make one, myself, and add it to the pool of already existing sites. Is it possible? I'd want it to be based entirely off of ...
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“funmontage” is not fun, was this clone/impersonator of all SE detected before? [duplicate]

I noticed that all sites of stackexchange were replicated in detail with "funmontage.com" (all internal links are pointing to their own domain, even signup and login pages). Here are some examples: ...
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What is stackoverflow.xluat.com? [duplicate]

I found the website http://stackoverflow.xluat.com/questions (edit: do not go there, the site is possibly malicious now) and it seems to be the responsive version of Stack Overflow. But I cannot find ...
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What is stackoverflow.com.80bola.com?

Today I found these websites that are fully similar to the original ones and am curious to know is there any legal connection/interaction between Stack Exchange and these sites or those are some sort ...
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Is the Awesomium help QA system a clone of StackExchange? [duplicate]

Page: http://answers.awesomium.com/index.html Even the hint on question submission is practically the same. Furthere investigation shows that has been made by these people: http://answerhub.com/
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Adding links to stackexchange clones in footer?

I came accross https://ask.fedoraproject.org/. This community is based on askbot one of many Stack Exchange clones. I have seen the question: How can I propose a new site? and and on their ...
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Are the Udacity forums part of Stack Exchange?

I was looking at forums.udacity.com, and noticed that the badge system and user system are much like all Stack Exchange sites. However, there is no mention of that site being part of Stack Exchange ...
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Where to report if you find a site exactly like Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I found a site which is working exactly like Stack Overflow. Should I report that to Stack Exchange? If so, how?
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What is paleo Stackexchange? [duplicate]

Through googling (the thing that one should do before asking a question) I found a site paleo.stackexchange.com, which redirects to paleohacks.com. It does not seem to have any relation to the ...
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Is Webplatform.org's forum powered by StackOverflow?

Since it's launch last Monday I've heard a lot about WebPlatform. For those of you that don't know about it, WebPlatform describes itself as a "a new community-driven site that aims to become a ...
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Guru.com creates a Stack Overflow knock-off; if I participate am I violating anybody's TOS?

Guru.com (probably the one and only freelancer / offshoring site I've made any significant use of) has just introduced a blatant Stack Overflow knock-off site, which can be seen at www.guru.com/...
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Are there any thriving communities among the Stack Exchange clones? [closed]

There is a large list of Stack Exchange clones, but it is very hard to find thriving communities (ie. low spam rate, high answer quality and good answer rate). I think that seeing how these ...
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I'm cloning the StackExchange chat UI - yay or boo?

I'm working on a clone of the Stack Exchange chat. Many of the UI aspects of the SE chat are cloned entirely. The back-end, I'm guessing, is very different. While I don't, of course, use a single ...
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What is “www.qickfix.com” and why do they have copies of SO data?

I was trying to Google for my old question on SO. One of the results looked very fishy to me: http://www.qickfix.com/topic.php?id=160953 sql - Is there a way to communicate application context to ...
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Is Locker Gnome ripping off Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stack Overflow clones I recently found Locker Gnome and I'm curious whether they're ripping off Stack Exchange, or are part of the Stack Exchange network?
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I found a SO clone, is this the place to report it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it legal to copy Stack Overflow questions and answers? I saw similar posts before, so I am reporting one I did not find already posted here: nujk.com Edit: I found it's ...
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How can I use the Stack Exchange API for creating a site like Stack Overflow in another language?

How can I use the Stack Exchange API for creating a site like Stack Overflow in another language? I know there are similar questions but no clear answer. It says in the banner (ads) "use our API to ...
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Stackoverflowerizer update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it legal to copy Stack Overflow questions and answers? There's a new scraping site on the scene that Stackoverflowerizer doesn't redirect: http://www.apacheserver.net/
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semanticoverflow.com - can't find it in “all Stack Exchange sites”

I ran into this site: http://www.semanticoverflow.com/ But I can't find it on here: http://stackexchange.com/sites Is it even an "official" Stack Exchange project?
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Is metaoptimize.com part of the Stack Exchange?

Have been using metaoptimize for a while now and didn't even notice that there are some subtle differences, so does it belong to the SE family or it's just clone of the stackoverflow idea?
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Why isn't there an open source Stack Overflow clone written in ASP.NET? [closed]

I've looked through the list in Stack Exchange clones, but it seems that Stacked is the only one available mentioned there, but it does not seem to be active. I would be very eager to contribute to ...
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Will Stack Exchange 2.0 websites stay free of ads for the next 2 years? [duplicate]

StackOverflow, ServerFault, and Superuser have ads. (I only see them when I'm not on my own computer where firefox and chrome AdBlock extension is not installed). The new SE 2.0 websites do not seem ...
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Is there a hosted Stack Overflow-like (clone) framework? [duplicate]

I am aware of the list of valid SO clones, but was wondering if anyone was aware of a hosted solution for private use? Stack Exchange is an example, but SE is not for private use. As far as I'm aware,...
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Where can I find a Stack Overflow style site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: I want a “Stack Overflow” for my community website Where is the FAQ? Stack Overflow Clones? I am looking to implement a site which employs the same features ...
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Possible Copycat site

I came across this site today - http://www.debugging.com/ It is remarkably similar to SO. It doesn't appear to be pulling any information from SO but I guess I wanted to highlight it. The best part ...
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Someone is ripping off Stack Overflow's questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it legal to copy Stack Overflow questions and answers? SO questions are showing up at answerspice.com.
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Is developerquestion.com just a ripoff? [duplicate]

Is developerquestion.com a Stack Exchange ripoff, or is there some valid connection to SE? I.e. does it use the Stack Exchange framework (it really looks very similar)? Interestingly, it mirrors all ...
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Good PHP-based Stack Overflow clone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stack Overflow clones I want to build a QA site like Stack Overflow (for a certain topic). I already looked for good clones. The best one I found was Shapado. This one ...
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I want a “Stack Overflow” for my community website

I administer a community website — currently on dotnetnuke, which can't change right now — and I'd really like to replace my forums with something like Stack Overflow, but it has to be on ...
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Should SO content have been licensed under CC-BY-SA-NC instead of CC-BY-SA?

I know it's probably too late to change it, but do you think it would have been better if Stack Overflow used the non-commercial version of the Creative Commons license? I ask this because I was ...
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What is Puzzle Overflow?

Just came across this site: http://www.puzzleoverflow.com It looks exactly the same as a Stack Exchange site. It doesn't seem to have any connection with SE, though, and it's not mentioned on Stack ...
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Why are clones ranking higher than Stack Overflow for questions and answers?

I find myself running into a number of Google queries that have Stack Overflow clone sites ranked higher than Stack Overflow. They link back to Stack Overflow, but are extremely spammy with the ads. ...
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Another Internet site is providing Stack Overflow content and wrapping tons of advertisements around it; is this legal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Weask.us cloning stackoverflow content While Googling for "componentart grid search," I found this Stack Overflow question: ComponentArt Grid OnKeyPress Reset Another Google ...
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Suggestions for a system similar to Stack Overflow?

I'm looking for a engine similar to Stack Overflow for asking questions and what not. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Writing a forum software like Stack Overflow, plagiarism?

I found that Stack Overflow is very attractive. I really like its simple and elegant design. I believe that the source code is not available for download :) What if I write a similar software (say 75%...
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SqlServerCentral ripping off your website [duplicate]

http://ask.sqlservercentral.com is ripping off your content and layouts :-(
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Is sponge the first big SO clone?

Mint recently added a Q&A section and it feels really familiar: http://answers.mint.com/questions The website footer says it's "Powered by Sponge". Has the world starting becoming better* for Q&...
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Open Stack Overflow installation/download info

You probably already know about this: List of StackExchange 1.0 sites on Meta Stack Exchange I've been trying to find the info I want with Google, but the number of results for the search phrase "...
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StackOverflow clones, legal? [closed]

I ran across this website and it really bothers me how similar it is to SO in EVERY aspect without giving any credit whatsoever and even copyrighting the website for themselves. Is this legal?
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I'm making a SO clone. Am I copying too much from the real Stack Overflow?

I'm developing software with the same purpose as Stack Exchange. I'm currently in the very early alpha stages; when I'm done I plan to release it as open source, localize it in Italian and open an ...
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Is the CodeProject Quick Answers site a clone, affiliated or a Stack Exchange site? [closed]

Came across CodeProject Quick Answers today. From the looks of things, it offers a similar experience to that of the Stack Exchange sites. Is it in any way affiliated? Is it a Stack Exchange site? ...
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Is answers.onstartups.com a “Stack Overflow site”? [closed]

I saw answers.onstartups.com pop up after a Google search. I want to verify that it does actually belong to the Stack Overflow family of sites, and that it isn't some kind of cheap impostor. Can ...
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Other forums like Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What Stack Exchange sites are up? SO Clones? There is another forum called startups.com. It has the same format as Stack Overflow but it's about business. The fact that ...
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Is codekicker using the software behind StackOverflow or did they program a clone?

In germany a Stackoverflow-like site was created, that is very, very similar to Stackoverflow in the mechanics of reputation and badges etc. That is so similar, that I think they could use the same ...