The current background reminds of sitting in a classroom and being punished by mathematics formulas.

Why was this background chosen?

Do others like it?

2 Answers 2


This is a temporary background, all beta sites will start with it. They're trying to go with a "sketchy" look and feel.

  • k, that explains it. i strongly vote for a different, not so sketchy look in the final "product" :)
    – akira
    Jul 1, 2010 at 6:51

It is sketchy because the site itself is sketchy -- it will only continue to exist, if the site has focus and audience!

While it's pretty much a given that web apps will make it due to popularity, any given site has to ...

  • reach private beta
  • meet the criteria to exit private beta
  • reach public beta
  • meet the criteria to exit public beta

... so, there must be enough good questions and answers, a solid population of users, and a certain amount of traffic.

  • 3
    The site itself looks awesome!
    – Ivo Flipse
    Jul 1, 2010 at 7:22
  • I like the look very much (for what it is right now, not for the post-beta site).
    – Omar Kohl
    Jul 4, 2010 at 15:07
  • "the site itself is sketchy" - hence the sketchy look. I like it! Jul 10, 2010 at 5:35

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