Questions tagged [so-history]

Use this tag for questions about the past of Stack Exchange. What was done back in the day, why they did it, and why we *don't* do it now.

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What is the story behind the “I really hate unicorns” close reason? 🦄

According to the Question Close Stats in the 10k Tools here on Meta Stack Exchange, Shog9 created a new close reason in June 2013 that stated: Questions about unicorns are off-topic because I ...
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Total reputation in StackOverflow over time

At DevDays, Joel showed a graph of StackOverflow site visits per day over time. I'm curious how the total reputation in the system has grown over time, and how that compares with the total number of (...
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Pictures of the chat software in time, courtesy of balpha

Hello World. Lorem Ipsum. Hello Barney. More colours. More circles More peoples More history
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Which technology/framework was used to develop the Stack Exchange mobile app?

I am just curious to know - which technology/framework was used to develop the Stack Exchange mobile apps? Is it native Android and native iOS (Swift/Objective-C) or hybrid frameworks (React Native, ...
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Are there any light-hearted lists of SE site milestones?

I am curious if there is a list of milestones for a Stack Exchange site which includes both more formal milestones like entering and leaving Area51 commitment phase, private and public beta, and first ...