62 votes
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What does #Soreadytohelp mean?

It was a contest from 2015 to celebrate the 10 million questions in Stack Overflow. They asked to share your experience about Stack Overflow in Twitter with the #SOreadytohelp hashtag. In case you ...
Arulkumar's user avatar
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16 votes

How about doing something more with the "Today's Featured Site" thing?

I'd stick it right below the "Hot Network Questions" but only in homepage view of a site, not inside questions, so it won't be too much noise: This way while browsing a site's questions ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
15 votes

Could we have the ability to control a site's twitter feed from a chat room?

We no longer create Twitter accounts for new Stack Exchange sites at all: We stopped creating them for all public beta sites by default because a) Twitter sees very little engagement for us; b) ...
hairboat's user avatar
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13 votes

What is the point to show to anonymous users posts bumped by Community user? How to prevent that bad questions be bumped in low participation sites?

I don't see it being a problem that anonymous users see questions bumped by Community. Having only one "active" homepage reduces the complexity of everything, from the code internally to our ...
Laurel's user avatar
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12 votes

The SE About page should be less Stack Overflow-focused: "The world’s largest programming community is growing"

I think this is an excellent idea. Despite the validity of Glorfindel's counter(?)-argument(s), I think an edit would make sense. I'm not a programmer. I program at times, but I signed up when I ...
Joachim's user avatar
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11 votes

University Ambassadors for SE community promotion

There have been several opportunities for these kinds of initiatives to come to life. For example, our International Stack Overflow communities have hosted several meetups most of which have been ...
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11 votes

How do weekly topic challenges work?

Writing has a (currently weekly) topic challenge focusing on tags that move us toward Generalist. In each challenge, the person running it picks two different tags from the set of tags with 100-200 ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
11 votes

How do weekly topic challenges work?

Literature beta has its own topic challenges as well! It was proposed by @Emrakul, as a solution to [then-]prominent problem of diversity: at the time, most of the questions on the front page were ...
Gallifreyan's user avatar
10 votes

How do weekly topic challenges work?

Puzzling has fortnightly topic challenges as well. Some (like "halloween" and "science") are based around a theme for puzzles, while others (like "mechanical puzzles" and "steganography") are about a ...
Deusovi's user avatar
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10 votes

How do weekly topic challenges work?

I'll echo the thanks for the idea and the short guide how to go about topic challenges. Starting tomorrow, January 24th , the newest public beta of the Stack Exchange Network, the Internet of Things ...
Helmar's user avatar
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10 votes

What can be done to promote beta sites?

I have gone through a bunch of SE meta sites to see if they have any site promotion ideas that we hadn't though of yet at Language Learning. My answer is posted on Language Learning Meta, but I copy ...
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10 votes

Featuring Stack Exchange on YouTube - Anything I Should be Aware of?

The most important thing is probably to make sure that people being directed here understand what type of question will be received favorably and what will be hammered by down votes and closed. Not ...
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9 votes

Does a Stack Exchange press kit exist?

Yes. The press kit is on the "about us" page. Scroll down to the blue horizontal section at the bottom of the page. This relates to the company, Stack Overflow, and seems to be common to all SE ...
Catija's user avatar
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6 votes

Why is it so difficult to find the twitter account for a Stack Exchange site?

Based on Adam's answer, I extracted all twitter accounts from the sites list. Currently there are 110 twitter accounts for SE sites: Languages: German Language Japanese Language French Language ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
6 votes

How do weekly topic challenges work?

Code Golf and Coding Challenges.SE has a Language of the Month event where we aim to promote usage of lesser-known esoteric languages (nominations thread) The event initially began in 2018 but died ...
caird coinheringaahing's user avatar
6 votes

The SE About page should be less Stack Overflow-focused: "The world’s largest programming community is growing"

I distinctly remember (and can't find) an old interview or blog post that basically talked about how the network was basically built around developers and the other sites were interests they had. SE ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
5 votes

Should I advertise a Beta site by posting on Metas of other related sites?

Well - the understanding has been that to a significant extent, beta sites should be self sustaining. A successful site already has its community of experts and is able to attract them on their own. ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
4 votes

University Ambassadors for SE community promotion

When I was more active at Wikipedia, I used to attend the Pittsburgh meetup fairly regularly, looks like it has not been active recently. Wikipedia is has a fairly organized approach Wikipedia:Meetup ...
James Jenkins's user avatar
3 votes
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University Ambassadors for SE community promotion

we have something similar to that active Yes. During 2022, Student Ambassador Program was launched. More details here: Announcing the Stack Overflow Student Ambassador Program
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
1 vote

The SE About page should be less Stack Overflow-focused: "The world’s largest programming community is growing"

Actually, there is more truth in this statement than you (probably) realize. The influence of Stack Overflow is so big that a large part of many (if not all) communities (say, Cooking Stack Exchange) ...
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