The new About page uses a sample question to illustrate how the site works, "how to prevent unicorns from eating daisies". In the spirit of the suggested unicorn theme, I suggest that we instead use does the bible mention unicorns?.


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I think I have found the perfect question:

What is the difference between exegesis and hermeneutics?

Not only are the question and it's top two answers short, the question is likely to be relevant to someone learning about our site. As far as I can tell, the only issue is the "crazy formatting". If we all agree (say, 5 upvotes and no downvotes), I propose we ask to have this question adapted to be our sites sample question.


I've asked and answered a question that I hope will fit the bill:

To what extent do deductive approaches consider authorial intent?

It needs more votes, however. I don't know if the question and the short answers will receive enough support because they stand out as uncommonly short. I'm not convinced they should be upvoted or be used as an example either. The 400 character limit is debilitating in my opinion.


I tried but got:

There are currently no viable question candidates for the About page

On C.SE it is showing us exactly 1 candidate and that not one most of us would like to see there. We might have to artificially make one. Among other things, the Q and A's have to be <=400 chars, not be self accepted, not include formatting like headings, have at least two answers, etc. –  Caleb Jan 22 '13 at 9:29
Is one of the other criteria that it must have a certain minimum number of views? –  Jack Douglas Jan 22 '13 at 11:10
Yes, I think so but I don't know what the number is. –  Caleb Jan 22 '13 at 11:11
That might be a problem with faking one up is what I'm thinking :( –  Jack Douglas Jan 22 '13 at 11:12
This meta posts and the DE query looks like it might clear up the criteria. Unfortunatly the DE doesn't work for beta sites, but I believe you know enough SQL to at least figure out what it's up to :) –  Caleb Jan 22 '13 at 11:15
Aw, bummer! I understand why they want short questions with no special formatting, but that's the opposite of what SE generally considers good content. Sigh. –  Gone Quiet Jan 22 '13 at 14:04
@Caleb hardly any of our answers have no blockquotes. Shall we try and game it by editing, selecting and then rolling back the edits? ;) –  Jack Douglas Jan 22 '13 at 14:29
@MonicaCellio ^^^^^^ –  Jack Douglas Jan 22 '13 at 14:29
@JackDouglas If we have good candidates where that is the only flaw, I say we ping a dev in the TL and see if that's a reasonable thing to do. –  Caleb Jan 22 '13 at 20:29
@JackDouglas, I agree with Caleb -- let's find an otherwise-good candidate and ask for help. –  Gone Quiet Jan 23 '13 at 14:20

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