Stack Exchange (Website of the Week)

Stack Exchange is a community based site that's a terrific resource for getting expert answers on wide variety of topics.

The site has 90+ topics to choose from, ranging from highly technical to everyday matters. I landed there via their Super User page dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users (highly recommended if you like hardware, software and personal computing).

Things I like about the site:
- You don't need to register to ask or answer questions and everyone has access to the archives.
- The community is active in fine tuning answers, with members able to vote on the usefulness of questions as well as edit them Wikipedia-style.
- The level of knowledge and expertise in the community is phenomenal. When they say the communities were created by and for experts and enthusiasts they are right on target.
- Searching is easy, with tags under each question and a recent tag list running down the right side of the page.
- Navigating and reading the material on the site is easy with a clear interface.
- Many of the communities have their own blogs and newsletters.
- Each community has a FAQ of its own, defining its scope of interest, etiquette, how to search, how to get help and more.
- The site has a stellar management team.

A few fun facts: the site has 90 Q&A sites, 2.4 million users, 4.8 million questions and 9.3 million answers. Well worth a visit. :)

StackExchange

Until next time,
Rhiannon

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by snert (not verified) on 9. November 2012 - 10:44  (102062)

You find these fantastic sites and share them! And you get PAID! Must be fun.

by rhiannon on 9. November 2012 - 20:57  (102079)

Hello snert,

I love what I do here at Gizmo's Freeware, and I'm happy you find the information to be useful.

One thing needs to be clarified; the site is staffed by volunteers - no one here gets paid.
All of us donate our time, talent, skills, etc.
That's not to say if someone threw a bunch of money at us we wouldn't enjoy it, but one of the advantages of a community run site is that no one is paying to have a product or site reviewed here.
That helps ensure that our reviews and other content are as unbiased as we can make them. =)

by Donkohoty (not verified) on 8. November 2012 - 18:07  (102040)

Keep up the good work.

by rhiannon on 8. November 2012 - 18:15  (102042)

Donkohoty; I'll do my best, thanks for the encouragement.

by jer (not verified) on 7. November 2012 - 21:20  (102020)

This is a good one, Rhiannon -- thanks for turning us on to it.

by rhiannon on 8. November 2012 - 18:14  (102041)

Thanks jer, I'm glad you like it. =)

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