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Recently a new style /about page has been provided for Server Fault. The expectation is that this will better explain how Stackexchange sites work. Unfortunately the example provided looks to be a shopping question with link only answers, which isn't a good thing.

Fortunately we can change the question providing the new one meets certain criteria.

If you have a few minutes please sift through the questions and try to find a better Q&A to show off on the /about page then post it below.

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    Wow, someone really screwed the pooch there...
    – Chris S
    Jan 14 '13 at 16:58
  • @ChrisS I think they just took the first Q&A that matched the query.
    – user9517
    Jan 14 '13 at 17:59
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    It's a nice enough page but it's just one more page newbies won't bother to read and the rest of us already know, or at least should know, how the site works. Jan 15 '13 at 2:18
  • Looking at the four answers below, and seeing that we've found at least one way to disqualify all of them... man, we're all going to die alone, aren't we.
    – pjmorse
    Jan 17 '13 at 11:53
  • Having had a brief look at the list of questions all I can say is that many of them are either very poor or downright off topic. That query could almost be used as a garbage detector. Jan 18 '13 at 11:48
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I'm pretty lazy, so the second question from that query looks good enough to me:

It's certainly not the best question, but at least it's not explicitly off-topic per the FAQ.

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  • There will be a tool provided RSN to allow Mods to change this.
    – user9517
    Jan 14 '13 at 18:22
  • The 2nd answer on that question is pretty piss poor though... Jan 14 '13 at 20:37
  • Yep, room for improvement... Just need someone to find a better option.
    – Chris S
    Jan 15 '13 at 0:11
  • FYI: the current about page has the "unicorns and daisies" default question.
    – Mat
    Aug 22 '13 at 20:36
  • Wonderful... wonder when that got borked.
    – Chris S
    Aug 22 '13 at 21:09
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I like this question:

Grepping through .gz log files

Highly technical, good question, and the top 3 answers are all very good

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    That's because the top three answers are effectively all the same, which makes it not a good example. Jan 15 '13 at 9:20
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I'm going to nominate the following questions:

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  • The latter has pretty much a link only accepted answer which wouldn't be great.
    – user9517
    Jan 14 '13 at 17:58
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    Oh crap, you're right. Jan 14 '13 at 17:59
  • The first Question's Accepted Answer is pretty wordy. Either it wouldn't fit on the /About page, or it'd result in a word-wall.
    – Chris S
    Jan 14 '13 at 18:01
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How about this one?

It's honestly the only good question with good answers that I could find that wasn't subjective, too broad or shopping.

Also - it covers a topic that superuser-audience-driveby's would NEVER ask about it.. :)

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    Too localised an example for a global site. Jan 15 '13 at 22:22

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