Most of the questions on our site are usually found using a search engine. It's often good to have multiple answers on one question. 3 answers per question is good, only 1 answer per question needs some work. On a healthy site, questions receive multiple answers and the best answer is voted to the top.

The current side-wide answer rate is 1.4, which really needs some work. Let's start with the site's most popular questions?

Popularity by vote score

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Popularity by view count

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Should we diversify answers on most popular questions? Experts wanted!

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I always thought of StackExchange as a unopinionated Q&A site. That means one is encouraged to formulate a rather objective question of general interest, instead of subjective or helpdesk support questions. Not "Do you think PoS is a good thing?" or "Help, I lost my wallet in Mist".

Generalistic, precise and objective questions gravitate towards one answer if the answer is correct. I do not see it as a bug but as a feature.

If you are not convinced, consider Stackoverflow, clearly the ripest Q&A site, has an answer rate of 1.61. So we are not that far away.

Said that, I think that some of the popular questions could be improved ("How to sell ETH for USD or EUR?") both in Q as in A. I certainly volunteer to help in the coming days.

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