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You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or keep them around. Given this, let's take a hard look at the questions and answers here and make sure newcomers see the site at its best!

Below you'll find ten questions randomly selected from this site. What do you think about each of them and their answers? Are they the best they can be or can they be improved? Would they look interesting and inviting to an outsider or are they a little embarrassing?

Upvote the corresponding post here on meta when we're awesome. Downvote when our content just isn't quite up to par.

Oh, and do comment to let everyone know your thoughts and take part in this conversation. :D

Note: This evaluation will close 14 September 2012 so be sure to get your answers in by then!

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    This is the 3rd exercise we are doing. Is it really helping the site? Also if we are randomly choosing the question and make these best, would it help?? Should'nt we be choosing the top 25 or 50 questions that come via search engine and try to make those better ... ie whats the point of making some questions better that no one may find ... the key parameter that this site is lacking is "Number of Questions per day" ... will doing this exercise help increase those number?? – Dheer Sep 5 '12 at 4:54
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    @Dheer I should have provided feedback from the team on the previous ones, though in general the idea of these is to have you guys take a look at yourselves and see if there are any weaknesses in your questions. Yes, there's only ten questions from the last 30-45 days, but the purpose is to say, "If a new user were to stumble across the site and see these ten questions, what would s/he think?" Finally, the Area51 scorecard is only one metric we use to determine graduation; all greens isn't a guarantee. – Aarthi Sep 6 '12 at 5:30
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    @Dheer That said, if you'd like to just look at the top 25-50 questions, you want to check out your Greatest Hits questions: money.stackexchange.com/questions/greatest-hits – Aarthi Sep 6 '12 at 5:30
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    Re: "Finally, the Area51 scorecard is only one metric we use" .. and the other major one is, loosely, the idea of "ridiculous traffic growth". Consistent traffic growth is the one we are missing, and I think it is due to a more competitive landscape for personal finance sites on the web. Related to WOOHOO! Seven Hundred Days in Beta! .. would be nice to see Stack Inc. comment on that post, while we take care of this homework below ;-) – Chris W. Rea Sep 10 '12 at 21:28
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    Hey am I the only person who is going to vote on anything below? Come on people! :-D – Chris W. Rea Sep 11 '12 at 21:07
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    STAND DOWN REA! I was busy! Voting now... – MrChrister Sep 12 '12 at 18:04
  • Thanks for all your help everyone! I'll be sure to get you some feedback as soon as I can :) – Aarthi Sep 14 '12 at 21:41

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Why might I be declined when opening a new current account?

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  • Good question, good answer. I learned something. – MrChrister Sep 12 '12 at 16:44
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Pay off mortgage or invest in high value saving account

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  • Good question. I would prefer that the answer format a little better and draw a conclusion. I read the answer, I agree, but it could have had a TLDR; summary that would be more helpful for new visitors – MrChrister Sep 12 '12 at 17:31
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Do banks accept a large gift to me as a valid down payment for a house?

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  • What a brilliant question. I would vote to make the poster of this question the recipient of a cash prize. – MrChrister Sep 12 '12 at 17:47
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Will the popularity of index funds cause a pricing bubble in the stocks that make up an index?

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  • A nicely advanced question about personal finance with a well cited answer. – MrChrister Sep 12 '12 at 17:50
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Are stocks only listed with one exchange in one place?

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    Teetering on being a basic question and not an expert one, but well written and clear in the intent. The answer was solid as well. – MrChrister Sep 12 '12 at 16:46
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Can someone explain how government bonds work?

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  • The title of the question doesn't really represent what the question is. – MrChrister Sep 12 '12 at 17:46
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Archive Financial Records by Account or by Year

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  • Good question, but I think we can make a more authoritative answer. Formatting on the answer here could make for a super answer to a great question with lots of search engine juice. – MrChrister Sep 12 '12 at 17:52
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What is forward selling in terms of exchange rates?

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Getting payment from a moving sale via PayPal or by Bank of America account?

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Credit History from ITIN to SSN

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    The question could explain the acronyms more. – MrChrister Sep 12 '12 at 17:53

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