If you look at our about page, you will see an example question about unicorns (which is a frequently used meme / joke on meta).

However, if you look at eg Sci-fi you will see that its about page contains a real example question for its site.

Why is that?

At first glance, it might not seem like a big deal. But a first time user (the target audience for the about page) would be forgiven for thinking this is a joke site.

  • Many other sites do have their own questions (eg Ask Different) though apparently Christianity is not the only one (eg Arqade). Oct 24, 2013 at 9:21
  • I thought we brought this up before and there was some lame reason. Maybe we can change it now.
    – user3961
    Oct 24, 2013 at 9:31
  • @fredsbend: You're right! - looks like mine is a duplicate. Oct 24, 2013 at 9:33
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    IDK, turn this into a poll asking for the question to be a real question from the site. I strongly disagree with Caleb on the other post. I would very much rather have "hereseys" than unicorns.
    – user3961
    Oct 24, 2013 at 9:37
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    @fredsbend maybe a better use would be to conjure a question/answer set that we could collaborate on that fulfill the requirements and show the mechanics that are desirable.
    – wax eagle
    Oct 24, 2013 at 13:32
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    @waxeagle My understanding is that there needs to be at least two answers and one selected and neither the answers nor the question can exceed a certain length. If that is so, there may be single answer questions on the site and simply added a second answer would put it in the requirements.
    – user3961
    Oct 24, 2013 at 17:35
  • @fredsbend keep your eyes pealed and if you see one let us know :)
    – wax eagle
    Oct 24, 2013 at 17:49
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    I think we need to create one... Oct 24, 2013 at 18:26


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