It's important to every main site that its meta site is healthy and thriving. One way to ensure that a meta is thriving is to make sure that posts don't go unanswered.
However, we have some meta posts on Parenting that are more in the form of "announcements" than actual questions. These are basically unanswerable. An example would be a pro-tempore moderator announcement: That is an official statement and definitely not a question.
How should these be treated? On one hand, I'd just leave them as they are. OTOH, they stick out like a challenge against that "unanswered" statement.
You could also argue that some announcements could be made a little theatrical and posted as a (fake) question, having the actual content of the post as an answer. That would satisfy the Q&A form, but then it's not really an announcement anymore. Our Policy for voting might be put in that form.
You could also close questions that are really announcements; then they don't count as unanswered but that would have the undesired effect of invalidating the announcements. The policy for voting mentioned above should remain in effect, but closing the question would make it appear invalid.
Surely other sites have also had this situation.
How are announcements handled, and how are they "answered"?
Response to comment:
I realize that "zero unanswered questions" is more an ideal, or goal, to strive for, especially for sites with hundreds or even thousands or unanswered questions. Since we're lucky to have practically reached that pinnacle, we're facing the question of whether to actually take those last three steps to the top. Or, it's like like Neil Armstrong wondering how to get off that ladder. Should he not leap?