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We all love Sustainable Living 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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Final Results

Net Score: 3 (Excellent: 3, Satisfactory: 1, Needs Improvement: 0)


Net Score: 1 (Excellent: 1, Satisfactory: 3, Needs Improvement: 0)


Net Score: 1 (Excellent: 1, Satisfactory: 2, Needs Improvement: 0)


Net Score: 0 (Excellent: 1, Satisfactory: 1, Needs Improvement: 1)


Net Score: 0 (Excellent: 1, Satisfactory: 1, Needs Improvement: 1)


Net Score: -1 (Excellent: 0, Satisfactory: 3, Needs Improvement: 1)


Net Score: -1 (Excellent: 0, Satisfactory: 2, Needs Improvement: 1)


Net Score: -2 (Excellent: 0, Satisfactory: 2, Needs Improvement: 2)


Net Score: -2 (Excellent: 0, Satisfactory: 1, Needs Improvement: 2)


Net Score: -2 (Excellent: 0, Satisfactory: 1, Needs Improvement: 2)


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Just like last time, we need in principle more participation to benefit from self-evaluation. It is worth noting, though, that the questions received an overall negative net score, which isn't necessarily a good sign. I guess there's no need to worry at this stage, but something to be aware of.

It appears that we need better questions and better answers (at least by the standard of the 3-4 people, who participated in this self-evaluation round).

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    I agree. I also think we should examine the questions that got a negative score and find out in which area they come up short; is it the question, the answers, or a bad ranking on google? Perhaps we can make some improvements. – THelper Apr 25 '14 at 7:13

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