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We all love Chess 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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    Is this evaluation process and discussion only meant for comparing this site with other sites found on Google, or also discussing the quality of this site not in terms of other sites? – JiK Feb 15 '15 at 20:47
  • +1 @JiK: Agree, it's a bit unclear, thanks for asking! Here's what appears to be an example of the report that's generated by this process. – blunders Feb 16 '15 at 16:52
  • @Jik, please feel free to discuss the quality site in any absolute or relative way you'd like below. I know such has taken place during some of the previous site self-evaluations. – ETD Feb 17 '15 at 23:59
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We all love Chess 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.

http://chess-links.org/index500.html doesn't seem to know about us. Or are we just outside the top 500?

This is how chess-links describes itself -

Top chess websites sorted by popularity (rating by alexa.com). Last update 2015.02.19. To suggest a new website that is not in the list e-mail us at webchesslinks@gmail.com

  • I think the reason that chess-links.org doesn't list chess.stackexchange.com is because chess.stackexchange.com doesn't have an Alexa rank (since Alexa just considers it part of stackexchange.com). – Stephen Mar 24 '15 at 22:14
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Final Results

Net Score: 3 (Excellent: 3, Satisfactory: 4, Needs Improvement: 0)


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


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


Net Score: 2 (Excellent: 2, Satisfactory: 3, Needs Improvement: 0)


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


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


Net Score: -1 (Excellent: 1, Satisfactory: 4, Needs Improvement: 2)


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


Net Score: -3 (Excellent: 0, Satisfactory: 4, Needs Improvement: 3)


Net Score: -4 (Excellent: 1, Satisfactory: 2, Needs Improvement: 5)


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