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We all love Raspberry Pi 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

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A few notes on this eval:

First, by and large this site looks... Good!

That said, the community here is a bit bottom-heavy: lots of questions from folks who don't/can't stick around to share their knowledge. The core community is heavily engaged, but not yet large enough to sustain the site. It reminds me a lot of Android Enthusiasts back when we launched that.

Finally, a problem y'all have struggled with since the early beta: questions on topics that aren't clearly RasPI related. This arises naturally due to the tendency for hobbyists with little prior programming / Linux / computer experience to jump in and get stuck on basic tasks - it's not necessarily a problem, but it could become one. Jivings noted during the last eval that some off-topic questions were getting overlooked... That's been the case this time around as well.

The core community here is growing, but not yet large enough to graduate; still, I have high hopes for this site in the future.

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