Our tour currently features Are Hags Fey or Fiends?. One of the answers featured begins with "To add to Dressy's answer ..." which might not be setting the best example of what kind of answers we expect per Should I be requesting people answer the question independently?.

If this is configurable and not just random from time to time, could it be set to a different question?

(I don't have a specific suggestion for which question right now.)


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What we should probably do is deal with the answer post's content issue, either by deleting it, editing it to be minimally complete, or converting it to a comment.

Aside, this is a great example of why answers need to be complete answers on their own — they won't always be shown with other posts the way the answer-writer sees them.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I've edited the answer in question to be minimally complete and not phrased like a response. It's still not a great answer, but it at least doesn't read like a forum post any more. \$\endgroup\$
    – Oblivious Sage Mod
    Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 0:53
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    \$\begingroup\$ @ObliviousSage Thank you! (Interestingly I'm still seeing the original version in the tour, but I expect that's just caching and it will catch up soon enough.) \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 1:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ And now it's up-to-date. Caching! \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 5:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ Mods should have the tools to select example questions, unless something has changed in the last month or two (based on this recent MSO discussion). \$\endgroup\$
    – user17995
    Commented Feb 24, 2017 at 20:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ @TuggyNE Aha! Yes, there are discreet edit buttons on the tour in Mod-O-Vision. … The selection of questions available to choose from aren't the best though — looks like the selecting algorithm prioritises attention paid to the question rather than quality, which mostly means old or problematic questions, so we've got some … less than representative options for the example. Now it's fixed, the hag one is pretty decent actually. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 25, 2017 at 0:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SevenSidedDie I agree, it's pretty decent now! The question featured in the tour has been very effectively changed -- just not in the sense I originally suggested. ;) \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 25, 2017 at 14:04

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