I am a Stack Exchange member for the past 3 years, while only active for the past two years, and just five days ago find out that Graphic Design exists.
For me, as a lead developer where I work but also the sole designer, information, good practices but most importantly quick problem-solving about design is very important.
I've found this site while searching for a specific topic, immediately I had my problem solved.
When I've arrived:
↑ My first impression was very positive, just by looking at the questions titles I saw that all of my daily work on design and the applications I use are well covered here. Following up on the answers provided, I was amazed that users provide detailed explanations to the problem at hand while providing screenshots and alternative solutions. This is the right way to go (congrats to all).
Five days later:
↑ I have already been able to help and have already asked for help. Yet again I was very pleased to have my problem solved under a few minutes (while for this particular case it was a big facepalm for me).
↓ But one thing that I am still trying to understand is the type of questions that we can ask, since I see pratical answerable questions where the correct answer is one and one alone, but on the other hand I see questions like this one that while a very interesting reading, I really don't see how can we have a single "correct" answer to it.
Ps: The question is from a highly reputed user that clearly knows what he is doing, but from a right or wrong point of view, how will this be solved?
↑ Anyways, the experience while short is been great and I'm very excited to have found Graphic Design where a whole section of my daily work can obtain the community support.
Now that my five days experience is summarized, getting back on topic about this site Self-Evaluation:
Comparative Google searches
↓ On a negative note, searching for the question title as is, should have given me the Graphic Design as first page result, or like expected, the very first result.
The question I'm refering to is "Why is all my text uppercased in Photoshop?", where Google presented me with results for "Why is all my text uppercase in Photoshop?" since the correct term is "all caps" more broadly "uppercase" or "capitalized" and not "uppercased".
This is an aspect to consider, the usage of the correct or more broadly used term and not a vocabulary variant to have the title "properly written" in the question, since the site can be found more quikly and by more users this way.
Changing the search results for the exact question title worked as expected, giving me Graphic Design all over the first page and on the very first result.
↑ On a positive note, other sites with the same question and answer very quikly get off topic, indulging themselves on a more "conversational" method to solve the problem, while here we have a very clear question and a simple answer including a screenshot to better ilustrate the solution.
As I've been here for only five days, active during three of them, I haven't looked much at questions already present, but by the ones I've seen, we are definitely on the right track.