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I was recently investigating into the issue of things that should be removed from posts and was thinking it would be nice to have a FAQ question here on meta to kind of combine them all together. What would be the process for starting a question such as this? Obviously a moderator has to add the tag, but what about creating the actual question? Do you just post it? Is there criteria for how exactly a FAQ question should be layed out?

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There are some instructions at the bottom of the FAQ index:

Is your question not part of the FAQ?

First look at questions tagged to see if there is a question not in this index that might have the answer you seek. If you still can't find an answer, then see the following instructions for proposing an FAQ question.

How can a question be added to this FAQ?

  • Link back to this index. Paste this at the end of the question:

    [Return to FAQ index](/q/7931)

  • Tag as and . When a post seems to hit a mature state, it will have added by a moderator.

  • Flag for a moderator to mark community wiki. Any FAQ post not yet community wiki should be made into a community wiki.

  • Add a link in the above table of contents.

  • Ask only the question, stated plainly and simply, in the question body. The answer goes in an answer.

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@Arjan Thanks for the notice, but that's deliberate. It's meant as a vague expression of my irritation about harmless posts being deleted. (I had linked a lot of people to the post, and still make use of it occasionally.) – Jeremy Banks Feb 4 '12 at 12:29


I don't know that's there's a specific format, but the question should be separate from the answer, with both clear and well-laid-out like any other post.

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