17 replaced http://programmers.stackexchange.com/ with https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/
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We've also updated the FAQthe FAQ to be much more straightforward, which will hopefully alleviate some confusion about what is and isn't on-topic here.

We've also updated the FAQ to be much more straightforward, which will hopefully alleviate some confusion about what is and isn't on-topic here.

We've also updated the FAQ to be much more straightforward, which will hopefully alleviate some confusion about what is and isn't on-topic here.

16 replaced http://meta.stackexchange.com/ with https://meta.stackexchange.com/
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Because of its history as the flagship Stack Exchange site, it also has enormous scaling issues. They have ~10 volunteer moderators for 2 million questions~10 volunteer moderators for 2 million questions: one for every 200,000 asked. We have 4 for 16,000: one for every 4,000. We are just better equipped to close bad questions.

But going into our historyour history a little bit: Stack Overflow had a serious problem with popular questions that didn't really belong anywhere: "What's your favorite programmer cartoon?", "What do you like about programming?", etc. When Stack Exchange 2.0 and the Area 51 engine launched, one of the first proposals to gain traction was Not Programming Related, intended to house all of these types of questions. It launched on September 1st, 2010 and for a period of 3 weeks, surged in popularity as all the questions repressed on Stack Overflow were asked on this new site.

This left 3.5 months of questions asked during a particularly formative point in the Stack Exchange network: more than a quarter of our site's lifespan. Compare this to Stack Overflow, which has had the benefit of 2.5 years of maturity and wasn't originally created to be the toilet bowl of a different sitethe toilet bowl of a different site.

Because of its history as the flagship Stack Exchange site, it also has enormous scaling issues. They have ~10 volunteer moderators for 2 million questions: one for every 200,000 asked. We have 4 for 16,000: one for every 4,000. We are just better equipped to close bad questions.

But going into our history a little bit: Stack Overflow had a serious problem with popular questions that didn't really belong anywhere: "What's your favorite programmer cartoon?", "What do you like about programming?", etc. When Stack Exchange 2.0 and the Area 51 engine launched, one of the first proposals to gain traction was Not Programming Related, intended to house all of these types of questions. It launched on September 1st, 2010 and for a period of 3 weeks, surged in popularity as all the questions repressed on Stack Overflow were asked on this new site.

This left 3.5 months of questions asked during a particularly formative point in the Stack Exchange network: more than a quarter of our site's lifespan. Compare this to Stack Overflow, which has had the benefit of 2.5 years of maturity and wasn't originally created to be the toilet bowl of a different site.

Because of its history as the flagship Stack Exchange site, it also has enormous scaling issues. They have ~10 volunteer moderators for 2 million questions: one for every 200,000 asked. We have 4 for 16,000: one for every 4,000. We are just better equipped to close bad questions.

But going into our history a little bit: Stack Overflow had a serious problem with popular questions that didn't really belong anywhere: "What's your favorite programmer cartoon?", "What do you like about programming?", etc. When Stack Exchange 2.0 and the Area 51 engine launched, one of the first proposals to gain traction was Not Programming Related, intended to house all of these types of questions. It launched on September 1st, 2010 and for a period of 3 weeks, surged in popularity as all the questions repressed on Stack Overflow were asked on this new site.

This left 3.5 months of questions asked during a particularly formative point in the Stack Exchange network: more than a quarter of our site's lifespan. Compare this to Stack Overflow, which has had the benefit of 2.5 years of maturity and wasn't originally created to be the toilet bowl of a different site.

15 replaced http://meta.programmers.stackexchange.com/ with https://softwareengineering.meta.stackexchange.com/
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14 replaced http://meta.programmers.stackexchange.com/ with https://softwareengineering.meta.stackexchange.com/
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13 Fixup of bad MSO links to MSE links migration
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12 Migration of MSO links to MSE links
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11 character twiddling
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10 Monthly update
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9 Remove woefully inaccurate stat
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6 Copyedit lingering issues triggering the twitching in the OCD part of my brain
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3 corrected the number of moderators (even though one is less active)
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