Friday, 9 April 2010

Hitting the thousand mark on stack overflow

The last few weeks have seen me actively participating in the community of programmer and pundits known as

I set myself a target of reaching 1000 rep in two weeks and Im really glad to say I managed to do it in 11 days, thanks in part to a particularly feisty conversation about team participation vs individualism and how it relates to building and testing software.

My observations are that once a popular user (read user with high reputation or awards) replies to a question, most other users will jump on that band wagon. In practice, choosing other responses that are voted up even only once or twice may be more prudent.

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