We all love German Language 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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When voting, please note the criteria:

Run comparative Google searches on these questions and see if the content is better or worse than what is already out there on the internet. Are the answers correct, clear, useful and informative? Would the question and answer be interesting to the kind of user this site is trying to attract? Choose:

Excellent if this question is well written and has a clear, comprehensive answer that is far better than other available resources. This question shows up early in search results.

Satisfactory if this question has a clear, comprehensive answer that is comparable or better than the information found elsewhere. This question shows up later in the search results or requires oddly specific search terms to find.

Needs Improvement if this question is poorly written, not generally useful, or has an answer that is no better than what can be found elsewhere. Alternatively, this question does not turn up on the first page or two in Google despite repeated search attempts.

Skip if you are not sure and want to go to the next question


Final Results

Net Score: 8 (Excellent: 8, Satisfactory: 9, Needs Improvement: 0)

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

Net Score: 6 (Excellent: 6, Satisfactory: 9, Needs Improvement: 0)

Net Score: 4 (Excellent: 6, Satisfactory: 10, Needs Improvement: 2)

Net Score: 3 (Excellent: 7, Satisfactory: 5, Needs Improvement: 4)

Net Score: 1 (Excellent: 5, Satisfactory: 8, Needs Improvement: 4)

Net Score: -1 (Excellent: 4, Satisfactory: 8, Needs Improvement: 5)

Net Score: -3 (Excellent: 4, Satisfactory: 5, Needs Improvement: 7)

Net Score: -3 (Excellent: 1, Satisfactory: 10, Needs Improvement: 4)

Net Score: -7 (Excellent: 1, Satisfactory: 8, Needs Improvement: 8)

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