We all love Movies & TV 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: 12 (Excellent: 14, Satisfactory: 8, Needs Improvement: 2)

Net Score: 12 (Excellent: 13, Satisfactory: 8, Needs Improvement: 1)

Net Score: 9 (Excellent: 10, Satisfactory: 12, Needs Improvement: 1)

Net Score: 9 (Excellent: 10, Satisfactory: 12, Needs Improvement: 1)

Net Score: 7 (Excellent: 10, Satisfactory: 12, Needs Improvement: 3)

Net Score: 4 (Excellent: 5, Satisfactory: 18, Needs Improvement: 1)

Net Score: 3 (Excellent: 7, Satisfactory: 13, Needs Improvement: 4)

Net Score: 2 (Excellent: 2, Satisfactory: 20, Needs Improvement: 0)

Net Score: -4 (Excellent: 4, Satisfactory: 11, Needs Improvement: 8)

Net Score: -10 (Excellent: 1, Satisfactory: 12, Needs Improvement: 11)

  • I was going to complain about an unfair distribution, but while 22% of all questions asked are identify-this-movie tagged, 20% of the eval questions were, so I guess it was fair. I do find it remarkable, however, that even though one of the ident questions in the eval is one of the best written question of that type I've seen here, it still only garnered a 4. The other one got a -4. Grrr.
    – CGCampbell
    Oct 4, 2014 at 13:26
  • @CGCampbell Whoa, we're at 22% now? Wasn't this always some 18-20%? Screams for a cleanup, I guess.
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Oct 6, 2014 at 15:40
  • identify-this-movie: 1305, -tv-show: 235, -actor: 39, -episode: 14; some -tv-show's are also -movies, all of the -episode's are also -movies and/or -tv-shows, so they dont' add anything useful; total questions: 5872; 1305/5872=22.2% plus a few -tv-show that aren't also tagged -movie; I would guess 25% of all questions are identify-this-. I have resolved to stop bugging about it, because that is who we are, for better or worse.
    – CGCampbell
    Oct 6, 2014 at 18:12

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