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Proposal: Stack Overflow in Spanish

The name is confusing and causes confusion. It implies that "Stack Overflow" is a category and "in Spanish" is a translation modifier, but SOiS and SO are distinct websites. The title should better reflect this.

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    Let's call it "Desbordamiento de pila"! Apr 2, 2013 at 10:10
  • @R.MartinhoFernandes: That has a nice ring to it, I think. Apr 2, 2013 at 10:17
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    To me it has a very weird ring: "pila" is Portuguese for "penis". Apr 2, 2013 at 10:18
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    IMHO StackOverflow is, in fact, a category, but you're wrong. The in Spanish is not a translation modifier, is a language identifier. In fact, we should call it es.stackoverflow.com. Feel free to make your contribution to that discussion.
    – jachguate
    Apr 11, 2013 at 16:17
  • @jachguate: It should only be es.stackoverflow.com if it contained the same questions, rendered in Spanish. To this extent, meta.stackoverflow.com is also poorly chosen (and, after-the-fact, most people agree on this). Stack Overflow is not a category; Stack Exchange is a category. Apr 11, 2013 at 16:33
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    Well, you may expect es.stackoverflow.com to contain the same questions, but I do not expect that, as I don't expect es.wikipedia.org to contain the same articles found in en.wikipedia.org or zh-yue.wikipedia.org for instance, and I think we all know each wikipedia is different from the others. I already answered on the subject.
    – jachguate
    Apr 11, 2013 at 17:27
  • About the category, The only thing that all sites of SE share is the Q&A format, but the format is only, well, a format. The content is more important. StackOverflow has the potential to become a whole category of sites on the Internet: The Q&A programming sites, available in all major languages of the world. The Wikipedia analogy apply here also.
    – jachguate
    Apr 11, 2013 at 19:14
  • OK fine but as I already demonstrated, that confuses people. Before you've even done it!! Apr 12, 2013 at 9:04
  • I'm sorry if someone got confused about the name, but reading at the answers the (now deleted) linked question, it looks like the only one confused is the OP. (You can take a look at the google cached question), so there's no a lot of people confused. As I stated in my other answers on the name subject, using the SO name defines the site, while any other name does not.
    – jachguate
    Apr 13, 2013 at 15:14
  • @jachguate: Yes, I was talking about the OP. I don't understand why you think the fact that you have a link to one person's confusion on the topic is somehow evidence that there is only one person confused on the topic. Interesting logic. Apr 13, 2013 at 16:55
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    Maybe I didn't state it well... I don't think there's only one confused, but I think the majority seems to get it correctly.
    – jachguate
    Apr 13, 2013 at 17:06
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    @jachguate: It is impossible to determine whether that is the case. All I have done is to show that there is room for confusion with this name. The rest we fill in with deductive reasoning — in my mind, it is a confusing name. Apr 13, 2013 at 17:47

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