In the site tour page, there is an "example" question shown for the purposes of showcasing the Q&A model. On sites that haven't configured it or have no "eligible" questions to show there, it shows a generic "unicorns are eating my daisies, what should I do?" question (which refers to an SE-wide meme, unicorns).
That generic question was deemed inappropriate to show there in a prior community discussion since it is a "what should I do" question, which are off-topic for this site.
It was later changed by a moderator to the question When should I use Mrs. or Ms. in emails?, as it was the only one that met the eligibility criteria (question less than 400 characters long with at least two answers less than 400 characters long). However, there are two problems:
I don't exactly think that that is the right "model" question for our site, as it's more of a writing/phrasing question, which as far as I've seen isn't accepted very much here.
Even if you disagree with 1, that question has been edited such that it no longer meets the criteria, so the system automatically reverted the tour page back to the generic "unicorns" question.
So we're stuck with no eligible question to show there, the generic question shown on most sites isn't appropriate there, and the only one that can reasonably be edited to be eligible is not really the right "showcase" question.
Another site got around this by creating an artificial question and artificially voting on it to have an eligible question. Basically, the moderator team posted a real question and two answers, had other users vote on them, accepted one answer, and then historically locked the question. This is the ending result.
This shouldn't really have that many ramifications, as historically locking the post will remove it from search results, essentially rendering it "unlisted". The only drawback is that it can result in the question reaching Hot Network Questions, but
that's not exactly an issue for this site. (update: since this question was asked, Interpersonal Skills is once again on Hot Network Questions, though a mod can remove the fake question from the list if it gets added.)
Ideally, there should be functionality to configure "fake" questions for the tour page easily, as forcing sites to use real questions there may not be a great idea since the standards for good questions may differ from, or entirely contradict, the criteria for being eligible for the tour page.
However, given the system's current configuration, should we go ahead and do this now?
If we do, we should do it now while the site is still not part of HNQ so the fake question doesn't hit HNQ.
And if we should, what are some good example "fake" questions to show there?