We all love Cryptography 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!

  • $\begingroup$ Dose the Skip bug still exist? Where if you skip a question for now you can't answer it later? $\endgroup$ Jun 25, 2013 at 7:12
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    $\begingroup$ @CodesInChaos I didn't try it, but that seems to be a common "feature" of all the review queues. $\endgroup$ Jun 30, 2013 at 12:20
  • $\begingroup$ @CodesInChaos (I know June 25 is a long time ago, but…) Personally, I think of that button as a “I'm not sure what to make of individual review, so before I decide something wrong, let me simply skip this” option. I might be wrong, but that interpretation hasn't failed me yet. ;) $\endgroup$
    – e-sushi
    Dec 24, 2013 at 12:01

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Final Results

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    $\begingroup$ Mean: 3.4, stddev: 3.1693, for any wondering $\endgroup$
    – Reid
    Jul 1, 2013 at 20:04

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