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by Joel Spolsky
Saturday, November 03, 2001

Thoughts? Feedback? Suggestions? Please feel free to email me directly at .

PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL ME to tell me about a new product, book, service that you hope I will mention on my website. I get three or four pitches every day from people promoting things that want free publicity, and all I do is add them to my spam filter.

Sadly, I probably can't respond, due to the huge volume of email that I receive every day, but I do try to read every message and very much appreciate your thoughts.

Want to tell me about a new product, website, an article you wrote, or an URL you think I would find interesting? Don't email me -- post it to the Joel Reddit (what's a reddit?).

Typos? Broken links? Grammatical issues? Don't bother telling me -- I've probably heard it already from someone else, and if I haven't fixed it yet, well, I probably don't plan to...!


Have you been wondering about Distributed Version Control? It has been a huge productivity boon for us, so I wrote Hg Init, a Mercurial tutorial—check it out!

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About the author.

I’m Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Fog Creek Software, a New York company that proves that you can treat programmers well and still be highly profitable. Programmers get private offices, free lunch, and work 40 hours a week. Customers only pay for software if they’re delighted. We make Trello, easy web-based collaboration software, FogBugz, an enlightened bug tracking and software development tool, and Kiln, a distributed source control system that will blow your socks off. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.

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