We all love Biblical Hermeneutics 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: 4 (Excellent: 4, Satisfactory: 8, Needs Improvement: 0)

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

Net Score: 1 (Excellent: 2, Satisfactory: 7, Needs Improvement: 1)

Net Score: 0 (Excellent: 4, Satisfactory: 2, Needs Improvement: 4)

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

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

Net Score: -1 (Excellent: 2, Satisfactory: 6, Needs Improvement: 3)

Net Score: -2 (Excellent: 3, Satisfactory: 2, Needs Improvement: 5)

Net Score: -2 (Excellent: 2, Satisfactory: 5, Needs Improvement: 4)

Net Score: -8 (Excellent: 0, Satisfactory: 3, Needs Improvement: 8)

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    Hey community (and I don't mean you Community♦) I'm not sure you guys caught the point of this drill. Votes for the site evaluation are different than what you might give otherwise. This evaluation was supposed to suggest how useful this site is in finding the right information by comparing it to other sites that come up in searches. There are a large number of "Excellent" votes on questions here that have nothing but sucky answers. (e.g. A highest scored answer of -5 does not count as the post being an excellent resource! Even if its a good question and someday may have a good answer.)
    – Caleb
    Apr 12, 2015 at 15:11
  • See also, Self-evaluation: How are we doing? for an explanation of the factors that these evals are meant to capture, complete with a nifty chart that gives guidelines about decision making.
    – Susan
    Apr 13, 2015 at 9:25

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