One of the most important aspects of being a Stack Exchange site is quality. Yes, there are lots of metrics that one can use to "measure" a site, but we don't really care about those as much as we care about a site providing expert answers to good questions. To that end, we're encouraging self-evaluations on our sites!
We're experimenting with different sites and formats. Gaming is the largest site we're going to try one of these on so far. You already discuss question quality here pretty regularly - that's awesome! We'd like to offer you a few randomly selected questions to review and see how Gaming stacks up (ha!) against other sites.
Here's a rough guide:
- Below, you'll find ten questions randomly selected from your site.
- For each question, search the internet for the question as if you were the asker!
- If our answer is good (complete, well-written, answers the question, found in search results, etc) then vote it up!
- If our answer is bad (incomplete, poorly-written, off-topic, unfindable, etc) then vote it down!
Comment with anything you feel is worth noting, or to explain your voting choice. We have a rough guide to better/par/worse right here. If your result is par, make a choice to vote up or down.
Remember that our goal is to make the internet a better place. If you find yourself unable to decide how to vote, ask yourself: does this question and/or answer make the internet better? How you answer that question should determine your vote.
Talk to your fellow community members about how your site is doing and what you all can improve. Above all else, remember: this is a team effort!
Please note: this evaluation will close on April 12th, 2012! Get your thoughts in by then!