We all love Academia 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!

  • Normally there are 10 questions but I only had 9, just curious how come? Jun 5 '13 at 13:08

Final Results


I am a relative newcomer (and seemingly a chatty one at that), I have found that this site is very welcoming and willing to discuss all aspects of academic life - from undergraduate, through postgraduate to academic careers. The answers are very thorough and well thought out.

Even though I am a newcomer, I thought I would give a perspective from this viewpoint.

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    As a newcomer, your perspective is especially useful. Thanks!
    – earthling
    Jun 10 '13 at 3:00

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