Here at Stack Exchange, we're serious about improving The Internet. It's not enough to add yet another place to look for answers - if a site isn't making a topic more accessible, informative, useful... Then there's really no point to it. And when that is happening reliably, consistently and frequently, it's time to graduate.
Meta sites often see people discussing specific questions that have been closed to determine whether or not they can (or should) be reopened, but it's rare that anyone looks at questions that are open and answered. Are they better than what the Internet has to offer? Are we making the Internet better?
Below, you'll find ten questions randomly selected from your site over the past 60 days.
- For each question, search the internet for the question as if you were the asker!
- If our answer(s) is good (complete, well-written, answers the question, useful, found in search results, etc) then vote it up!
- If our answer(s) is bad (incomplete, poorly-written, off-topic, incorrect, unfindable, worthless, etc) then vote it down!
- Comment with anything you feel is worth noting, or to explain your voting choice. We have a rough guide to better/par/worse right here. If your result is par, make a choice to vote up or down.
I've included my own commentary from my run of the review. These are in spoiler blocks. It's up to you whether you look at them post-fact just to see how your perspective compares, versus letting my views shift your opinion of the question.
Remember that our goal is to make the internet a better place. If you find yourself unable to decide how to vote, ask yourself: does this question and/or answer make the internet better? How you answer that question should determine your vote.
Talk to your fellow community members about how your site is doing and what you all can improve. Above all else, remember: this is a team effort!
This evaluation closed on April 20th, 2012
The conclusion: quality is good, but could be better. Strive to be clear, concise and comprehensive in answers.
On a general note, status for the site indicate progress but a site not yet ready for graduation. Traffic (both in terms of visits and questions asked) is still low. There is a dedicated core group of users here who are doing a great job of making it work, and I hope to see it continue to grow.
So long until next time...