Question Formatting Assistant

Using AI to improve the quality and format of questions on the platform to make reviewing easier.

Last updated June 15, 2023
ProductStack Overflow

To improve the quality of questions on the platform and to make reviewing easier, we are exploring new ways for users to format their code according to the language they are using. This way, reviewers and curators can more easily focus on the content of the question and help users get better answers.

The key benefits:

  • Question askers are able to easily receive suggested edits for their drafted question before posting it publicly.
  • Question reviewers are able to better-format questions, allowing them to spend less time suggesting edits or improving the post.
  • Users of Stack Overflow can see higher quality and better-formatted content on the site.

About Labs

Since 2008 Stack Overflow has pioneered open source conversations in the technology community, helping us become the most visited, most trusted destination for developers in the world. In 2017, we unleashed the same productivity gains inside companies with Stack Overflow for Teams.

Knowledge sharing between peers and experts is fundamental to software development ‒ you can see it happening in Slack, in meetings, or quick hangs. Advances in technology, like GenAI, puts everyone in learning mode and knowledge sharing is at the core of that experience.

Stack Overflow for Teams sits at the very intersection of curiosity and innovation, a place to ask & answer your peers’ questions, learn from other experts within the company, and keep up with ‒ or be the driver of ‒ all new developments.

Our guiding principles

Find new ways to give technologists more time to create amazing things.
Accuracy is fundamental. That comes from attributed, peer-reviewed sources that provide transparency.
The coding field should be accessible to all, including beginners to advanced users.
Humans should always be included in the application of any new technology.

With these in mind, starting over the next few months, we will be sharing our ideas, opinions, designs, research and product ideas which combine emerging technologies with our platforms and services.