Why is the sample question in the site tour page about unicorns and daisies? Everywhere else uses a sample question from their site (to my knowledge).

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This is part of the system.

There is an algorithm that determines which questions can be displayed in the tour page. I can't remember exactly what the requirements are, but in general terms it's looking for a short question with no fancy formatting.

Mods can change which question is displayed there, but only from those questions that this algorithm returns. Last time I checked, there weren't any eligible questions - and, having checked again just now, there still aren't any.

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    Well that is crummy....
    – Erik
    Dec 16, 2015 at 23:29
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    Exactly that, we can't change it. It would be nice though to know which metrics have to be fulfilled so a question qualifies. Does anybody know that?
    – Mnementh
    Dec 18, 2015 at 22:36
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    @Mnementh I expect there's a post on MSE somewhere that details it, though I can't find it.
    – ArtOfCode Mod
    Dec 18, 2015 at 22:43

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