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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: 5 (Excellent: 5, Satisfactory: 0, Needs Improvement: 0)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Net Score: -1 (Excellent: 0, Satisfactory: 3, Needs Improvement: 1)

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


I'm surprised that there are not more questions about building problems.

It's nice to see many people taking a go at solving a specific building problem. You can see all the different approaches and building styles in the answers. Here are some examples that already exist:

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    Some times you just get stuck. It's often great to see what other people can do to help you get past road blocks, but I don't know if this is a great site for that kind of discussion, since there's rarely a single correct answer. Is that the kind of thing we want on the site? The OP can mark the solution they went with as the answer, but all the submitted answers might be sufficient, or be more applicable to other people. That said, it is nice to see the solutions that people come up with. So I'm torn.
    – Nathan
    Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 14:02
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    @Grandpappy It seems like this may be what we want. I think that we want more questions that open themselves to multiple "correct" answers so that we can actually vote on and discuss the best ones. I feel like we too often have questions with one or two answers, and then that's all we get. Compare this to something like stackoverflow.com/questions/179123 where there are many answers with slightly different ways to essentially do the same thing. That seems to add a lot of value.
    – jncraton Mod
    Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 21:37
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    @Grandpappy I am a software developer by trade and I have used StackOverflow for years. In programming there is as many solution to a problem as there are programmers trying to solve it. Most of the time a majority will agree what could be the best solution but sharing all those solutions and seeing all the different approaches is a an amazing part of what makes Stack Exchange great. I see LEGO building the same way and I would love to see people fearlessly present all their expertise, experiences and creativity through this site.
    – pcantin
    Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 22:37
  • You both make great points, and I agree. Once the stackoverflow method of many answer was brought up, I was completely sold. I'm also a developer, and having a good way to see the breadth of answers is often helpful.
    – Nathan
    Commented Apr 27, 2015 at 15:19

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