I would love to see more useful questions and don't think the new About page will help; so, I have worked out a more effective "Ask Question" page that solves lots of problems more effective:
Ask the user for the right content:
An actual question instead of topics or a title. In a Q&A system we are answering a question that is based on an actual practical problem, we are not discussing around a topic.
Actual context and details of a problem, as well as examples. This makes the user remind that we need to know the context and the fine details of a problem; too often, we need to ask these kind of simple questions in the comments where the user has not provided context nor details, he could have just done that in the first place.
An increased size of the question title, to remind the user that it pops out in reality.
This would show an example question in (light) grey, so that the user gets the idea.
The question itself is the most important on Ask Question, the whole Q&A is based on it.
Part of the heading texts could link back to the How to Ask page.
The How to Ask link is partially forgotten days/weeks after it has been read, we can remind them.
I would suggest to link "Describe the contexts and details" to the "Do your homework" part of the How to Ask page as well as to link "your problem" to the FAQ, which explains that it should be about an actual, practical problem and which helps guide the user further. There is no incentive that the user should check out the FAQ, so providing a link doesn't hurt.
Have you ever tried to fill in a survey where each box is accompanied with at most a single word? That’s not constructive.
Not seen above is that the question box would show an example of an actual title in grey.