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I'm kind of surprised that some of the stuff that's been suggested for here for years made it there first after only a few months of development time, perhaps they were reading the CP suggestion forum?
"Why don't you tie a kerosene-soaked rag around your ankles so the ants won't climb up and eat your candy ass..." - Dale Earnhardt, 1997 ----- "...the staggering layers of obscenity in your statement make it a work of art on so many levels." - Jason Jystad, 10/26/2001
Well, the stated goal is to drive existing programmer Q&A sites like ExpertSexChange / MSDN Forums out of the top Google search results, so i'm comparing it to those UIs (the former being an ad-clogged nightmare, the latter tormented by unstable URLs and painfully bad formatting).
These facts that you've laid out totally contradict the wild ramblings that I pulled off the back of cornflakes packets.
Here in Thailand, sex change surgery by a clinic offering every other form of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery is often offered for US $1650 in a small ad on the front page of the Bangkok Post (English language daily).
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"The greater the social and cultural distances between people, the more magical the light that can spring from their contact." Milan Kundera in Testaments Trahis
I think it's brilliant in the tradition of substance over style that brought us such things as the google search interface.
I can't imagine this site being around in a year
It's got at least two of the biggest heavyweights in the business behind it, both with a proven track record of success at everything they do, it alleviates all the major problems currently seen on Q&A sites for coders with a few simple but clever ideas, some of which have been suggested for this site *many* times.
If it was a stock I'd be buying big time.
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