The first Genealogy and Family History community evaluation is now finished. I would like to thank every user who participated in it.
Over the seven days of the evaluation, 120 reviews were performed by 13 reviewers.
Note: Heretofore the term "question" shall refer to both the question and the answers of a post unless otherwise specified.
This graph was inspired by this graph by Badp. It shows the total score of each question (
#excellent - #needs improvement), how many votes of each type each question received, and the total amounts of each vote cast.
The chart below shows how different types of questions were reviewed on average.
As you can see, questions about the application of technology and best practices were overall positively reviewed, but questions about researching specific ancestors were overall negatively reviewed. Categories taken from Analysis of questions to date
The next chart shows the correlation between the questions' score (here referring to the up/down-voting of the question alone) and how they were reviewed in the community evaluation.
There seems to be no direct correlation between how questions were reviewed and their score by voting. In fact, the two highest voted questions received slightly less-than-average reviews.
This graph shows the distribution of different types of questions-- pretty straightforward.
This graph shows the correlation between how the various questions were reviewed.
The questions that received better reviews (on the left) had mostly "excellent" reviews and a few "satisfactory" reviews (which increase as you go further right). There were no "Needs Improvement" reviews on the top three. This clearly shows that most users have a unified concept of what makes a good question. However, as we look at the right-hand side of the graph, we see that there's more disagreement on what is a not-so-great question.
Nine of the ten questions were reviewed overall positively and only one was reviewed negatively overall. Everyone was mostly in agreement about what is a good question, but there were some disagreement about what is a low quality question.
Again, thank you to everyone who helped in this GFH community evaluation. Your faithful dedication is helping us to make Genealogy and Family History.SE a better site. If you would like any other statistics on our evaluation, just let me know and I'll see what I can do.
P.S. If it is not already apparent, I like graphs.