Now Earn Valuable Flair!

by Jeff Atwood

on May 15, 2009

You know what you need? Besides a haircut, I mean? More flair.

STAN
I need to talk about your flair.

JOANNA
Really? I have 15 buttons on. I, uh, (shows him)

STAN
Well, ok, 15 is minimum, ok?

JOANNA
Ok.

STAN
Now, it's up to you whether or not you want to just do the bare minimum. Well, like Brian, for example, has 37 pieces of flair. And a terrific smile.

JOANNA
Ok. Ok, you want me to wear more?

STAN
Look. Joanna.

JOANNA
Yeah.

STAN
People can get a cheeseburger anywhere, ok? They come to Chotchkie's for the atmosphere and the attitude. That's what the flair's about. It's about fun.

As requested on UserVoice, you can now embed a valuable bit of Stack Overflow (or Server Fault) flair on your own website. Like so:

This links directly back to your user page, because Stack Overflow is you. Yes you! Well, OK, it's also a thinly-veiled scheme to get a bunch of people to link back to our website. You got us on that one.

We were inspired by Stack Overflow user Steve Robbins, who didn't just wait around for us to build this, but built it himself. This is a fine example of how good programmers get off their butts and get things done! Kudos to Steve, for filling the gap until we finally had time to get around to building our own implementation.

I'm sure we'll be doing some tweaking to the Flair over the next few days -- but in the meantime visit the Stack Overflow User Flair page to get the full details. And remember: 15 pieces of flair is the minimum.