The Purim Torah policy addresses question that are, themselves, in the Purim spirit. But there is also Purim Torah which takes for its starting point a “real” question; only the answer is ridiculous.
For a concrete example, take this pseudo-analysis of a serious topic: Women and Tefillin: a Response to Everyone. Can something like this be posted to Mi Yodeya? I see two possibilities:
- The rules do not change; find a way to make the question silly on its own. For the example, the question would be something like, “May women wear tefillin just as Queen Esther did?”.
- The question can be asked “straight” (“May women wear tefillin?”), but tagged purim-torah-in-jest, and with a variant of the usual disclaimer specifically asking only for Purim Torah-type answers.
The first is the obvious answer, but has a drawback: I may need to have a particular answer in mind, and the wording of the question may only allow for joke answers along that one narrow path.