We all love Homebrewing 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!

  • When you say "run a few Google searches", are you attempting to determine whether the exact homebrewing.stackexchange.com question/answer being evaluated is in the results, or whether the effectively same question and answer comes up? The first would show the effectiveness of SEO, and the second would show the interestingness of the question and the accuracy of the answer.
    – object88
    Jun 26, 2013 at 16:30
  • I think it's both - if the answer comes up in the first page then that's a good thing, but if not/in addition, compare the given answer to other sites. Although what do you search for - the question text? That's sure to give a reliable hit.
    – mdma
    Jun 29, 2013 at 21:58
  • Graduation review verdict: this site is not yet ready for graduation. Community is becoming somewhat more active, but still very small and in need of more engagement.
    – Shog9
    Jul 29, 2013 at 23:22

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