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How did Pullup get started? Who all was involved, and how did the idea come about?

Myself and @pents90 were talking about how online communities tend to lose much of what makes them special as they grow. There are some exceptions to that rule, but usually as the community gets diluted from the early adopters things go downhill. We decided to try and set the bar for membership to be (too?) high and see what happens. So the 1000th person that joined had to do roughly the same amount of work as the 1st person. All of that, and the hook for the site - join via pull request - seemed too sweet to pass up, we knew we had to give it a try. It also seemed like an interesting experiment in chaotic software development. You usually don't get far with no real plan for a piece of software, so it's been interesting to see things develop.

Pullup is one of the fastest growing projects on Github. How did you get so much traction so quickly?

I'm not exactly sure! I think it w