I recently posted on Meta.SO about the example questions, answers, and comments found on various site's about pages, and was told that although some sites have auto-system-picked examples, the mods of each site can change the example questions.

Currently, the following answer is featured on the Code Golf about page:

How to prevent unicorns from eating daisies

Although I don't frequent Code Golf, I have no doubt that unicorns are as much a part of the culture here at Code Golf as they are at MSO, but I think it would be best to show a different question on the about page, since elsewhere on the about page it gives these guidelines for questions:

Don't ask about... Anything that's not a programming puzzle or code golf

I don't visit Code Golf often (I'm usually on SO), so maybe I'm missing something, but I think better examples could be chosen.

Would the mods consider manually picking one of the best questions here to put on the about page to help new users better understand the site?


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Currently the system is not offering us any to chose from. The conditions for a question to be a candidate are such that very few CodeGolf.SE questions are going to qualify.

In particular the requirement for the question to be 400 characters or less and without "crazy" formatting which I suspect includes code-blocks; and to have two answer that are similarly short and simple is a real stinker for us.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Ok, that explains it. Just thought I'd see if anyone had considered changing it. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 3, 2013 at 21:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ One of the 'tips' questions might qualify, but that'd be less than ideal. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 7, 2013 at 6:03

Perhaps codegolf needs a more drastic reformatting of the about page. For one, it should talk about challenges rather than questions.

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    \$\begingroup\$ For that matter, instead of Ask Question, we should have Pose Challenge. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 7, 2013 at 6:06

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