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There's Frequently Asked Questions linked from 'FAQ' at the top right of all pages. These are about using the site.

And there's Faq Questions linked from the'FAQ' tab under Questions. These are 'the questions [asked on the site] with the most links'.

Is there a better way of labelling these?

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Maybe. We could reserve Frequently Asked Questions for the second case (most links) and call the first case (top right) Meta-FAQ. Then we can proceed to call the Meta-FAQ on meta Meta-Meta-FAQ (or possibly Hypertime-FAQ). –  Frédéric Hamidi Aug 23 '11 at 19:59

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I've always favored something like user guide or help or intro for the site faq link, and Welcome to [Site Name] or How [Site Name] Works for the page title.

FAQ just seems odd to me, but I'm told it is universally understood to be the place you go when you want to find out about a new site.

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Seems odd to me too, with 'FAQs' being put up when nobody asked the questions in the first place - nowadays it is more in anticipation of what common questions users might have, acronym has become something of a misnomer imho. –  Alok Aug 23 '11 at 20:22
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I'm pretty sure "help" is universally understood too –  Michael Mrozek Aug 23 '11 at 20:27
    
@Robert, the site FAQ follows the same Q/A format as the rest of the site, so I guess it predates the FAQ tab and used what seemed to be a good label back then. help is indeed nice, I was about to suggest howto but, like intro, it's not as meaningful IMHO. How about usage? –  Frédéric Hamidi Aug 23 '11 at 20:31
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@Frédéric: usage is a programmer term, not widely understood across the SE network. –  Robert Harvey Aug 23 '11 at 20:50
    
@Robert, good point. I don't think I can devise anything better than help, then :) –  Frédéric Hamidi Aug 23 '11 at 20:55

This has been fought over elsewhere, IIRC, and the power that be's came out pretty heavily against anything other than faq (i.e. 'help', as Robert is proposing).

I think 'about' would be a pretty good link text for the 'pseudo-faq'.

I know (or rather, I just noticed) that there is already an 'about' link in the footer. I'm not sure what the semantic difference is with the current faq, but it seems to me that the two could quite easily be merged.

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