How-To Geek and Stack Overflow

by Jeff Atwood

on July 30, 2009

Remember the League of Justice I said we were forming?

Well, I'm thrilled to announce that our League has added its first new superhero: the How-To Geek.

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I've been a fan of The Geek's site since the very first time I discovered it in late 2007. It's a fantastic resource filled with great content, and just the right tone. I knew he had a massive success on his hands from day one, and I've had an off-and-on email correspondence with Lowell (aka The Geek) long before Stack Overflow was anything more than a gleam in Joel's eye. This has been in the works for a while.

The Geek is truly one of us. He's a programmer who had a Stack Overflow account since the beginning ...

... and he can solve a Rubik's cube in 3 minutes.

Like us, Lowell believes in the power of getting good content out on the web and in the hands of the community -- and always in a clean, ethical, web-friendly way.

That's why I am proud to announce our official affiliation. Starting today:

  • Lowell will be an active moderator and participant on Super User, helping drive the direction and content of the site.

  • Our "hero roster" at the bottom of every page will officially list howtogeek.com as a member of the team.

  • How-To Geek will act as the 'editorial content' yin to Super User 'user-generated content' yang, in order to complement and support each other.

This partnership is tremendously exciting to me. By combining forces into our own little Justice League on the web we hope to not only help each other grow, but also to deliver great justice to the web, together, in the form of first-rate content and community!

Any evil we defeat along the way will, I'm sure, be completely coincidental ...

oh, and stay tuned for another superhero we're recruiting into our League over the next months..