As some have already seen, the /about page on main has changed dramatically. It's fancy now with all the moving parts and visual examples, but there is one thing that feels kinda odd about it.
The example is not a good one
The example currently given, as seen in the following screenshot, is a slightly modified version of this question.
While I fully understand that the examples need to be kept short so they don't take up too much space, the given answer is pretty much link-only and would be deserving of the "Nothing but a URL (and isn't spam)" pro-forma comment:
Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
The /about section is intended to show new users what this site is about, and introduce them to the way the site works. Shouldn't we, then, encourage good answers with a good example, rather than bad ones?
So, this question boils down to two points:
- Why was this specific question chosen, or what makes a question eligible for being the example question on /about?
- Shall we replace the current example question, and with what other question?