This post is part of the hidden-feature series started by Mari-Lou A. These posts highlight features of this site that not everyone may know about but can certainly help get an insight into our content and allow users to find what they're looking for more easily.
In this case, we're focusing on post feedback to find hidden gems and overrated posts.
You may not have heard about anonymous, but they do a lot of voting around here. The way this works is that visitors who are not logged in and users who haven't earned the voting privilege still have their votes recorded, they just don't affect the score on the posts.
Sadly, these statistics are part of the 10K tools, so I don't know exactly how many votes (in absolute or relative terms they are responsible for).
For those who are fortunate enough in terms of reputation, find out on the post feedback summary page. Notice that the top-right corner has time-based filters for day, week, month, year, and all-time.
This overview also provides underrated and overrated posts. The tooltip on these read: No votes in the last year, helpful and No votes in the last year, unhelpful, respectively.
This overview also provides helpful and unhelpful posts. The way these posts are selected seems to be based on anonymous votes only.
In my view, this overview can be very helpful in finding hidden gems as well as overrated and controversial posts.
Since this is a meta question, I'd like to hear your thoughts on this. Should 10K users use this tool to be able to exert more quality control in an effort to raise the user experience on this site?
What do you envision? Should we share posts that may need some more votes (one way or the other)? Other SE sites sometimes have competitions where people can suggest posts on their main site. To make this a bit more fun, perhaps such competitions work well here by setting a monthly tag-based or original post-time based theme?