Originally Posted by NoeJeko
We have a staff division dedicated to doing this. Although I agree with your statement about familiarity, we have to make sure that what we have is relevant for our members and visitors. If we just go with any site on the 'Net, we're one step closer to becoming that which we do not wish to become..
Duly acknowledged on the 'any site' statement. I know what to expect for us to be the best, so I go by certain criteria before I even consider a site.
-Type of adds shown, if any
-Scope (as in, are they an all-around community like us, focusing on more than just games, or do they focus strongly on something we desire to a valuable degree?)
-Legitimacy (Honesty is along these lines as well)
-Are they selling something?
-Are they up to date?
-Do they have broad horizons or are they strongly opinionated and/or narrow-minded?
-Do they cheat (hack selfishly)?
Stuff like this.