We all love Computer Science Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will their first impression be? Let's try to look at this site through the eyes of someone who's never seen it before, and see how we stack up against the rest of the 'Net.

The Site Self-Evaluation review queue is open and populated with 10 questions that were asked and answered in the last quarter. Run a few Google searches to see how easy they are to find and compare the answers we have with the information available on other sites.

Rating the questions is only a part of the puzzle, though. Do you see a pattern of questions that should have been closed but are not? Questions or answers that could use an edit? Anything that's going really well? Post an answer below to share your thoughts and discuss these questions and the site's health with your fellow users!


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Thanks. I see a bunch of scores. Have not the faintest idea what I should learn from this.

  • $\begingroup$ Positive score means more of the people who participated in the review thought the question was "excellent" than "needs improvement". I guess it's meant to measure how satisfied the community is with itself. $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    Aug 18, 2014 at 7:13

Final Results

Net Score: 12 (Excellent: 14, Satisfactory: 3, Needs Improvement: 2)

Net Score: 11 (Excellent: 15, Satisfactory: 4, Needs Improvement: 4)

Net Score: 8 (Excellent: 10, Satisfactory: 9, Needs Improvement: 2)

Net Score: 7 (Excellent: 11, Satisfactory: 4, Needs Improvement: 4)

Net Score: 4 (Excellent: 12, Satisfactory: 2, Needs Improvement: 8)

Net Score: 4 (Excellent: 10, Satisfactory: 9, Needs Improvement: 6)

Net Score: 2 (Excellent: 7, Satisfactory: 9, Needs Improvement: 5)

Net Score: 2 (Excellent: 6, Satisfactory: 13, Needs Improvement: 4)

Net Score: -3 (Excellent: 4, Satisfactory: 12, Needs Improvement: 7)

Net Score: -6 (Excellent: 2, Satisfactory: 14, Needs Improvement: 8)

  • $\begingroup$ so "Net Score" = "Excellent" - "Needs Improvement" $\endgroup$
    – miracle173
    Sep 11, 2014 at 20:15

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