We're three days into the private beta, and people have been asking some interesting and sophisticated questions about literature. People have been asking wonderful questions about the meaning behind certain elements of Mexican literature, questions about how to interpret specific lines of poetry, and questions about how to interpret a narrative given by an unreliable narrator. These questions are complex; they can't be answered with a simple Wikipedia search, because they require a detailed analysis of the text. Given the quality of these questions, and how much effort goes into writing them, you would think that they would get a lot of upvotes.
Unfortunately, the opposite is true. These questions have been ignored, and they have received few if any upvotes.
The private beta is where we decide what kinds of questions we want to have on this site. If we want this site to be filled with questions about reading order, author's biographies, and factual questions that can be answered using wikipedia, then nothing needs to change. But if we want this to be a place for detailed analysis of literature, and a place for questions that are difficult to answer, then we need to start looking for these hidden gems and giving them the upvotes they deserve.
This may be an unpopular post. But understand that I'm not trying to criticize anyone's questions. Questions about plot points, author's biographies, and reading order have a place on this site. All I'm saying is that we should also pay attention to the more sophisticated questions that have been ignored so far.