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I am looking at the "Frequently Asked" sidebar mentioned here:

I noticed that there is a question there that seems very very localized (and probably not FAQ):


So I click on it to check:

still not Faq

Nope... it is still not FAQ.

So what is it doing in the sidebar?

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marked as duplicate by Martijn Pieters discussion Jun 28 '14 at 17:44

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Other than the one I clicked on, there are a couple others (also on that list) which are not FAQ. – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jun 7 '12 at 15:44
From the featured tag-excerpt: "A question with this tag can be seen on the main site in a special sidebar in the questions list and when viewing individual questions." So I think that's by-design, right? – jadarnel27 Jun 7 '12 at 16:10
@jadarnel27 so change the title of the sidebar if that is the case... – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jun 7 '12 at 16:11
I have certainly seen more pedantic feature requests than that; go for it =) I'd say retag this as such and make a suggestion as to what the header should say. – jadarnel27 Jun 7 '12 at 16:46
@RobertHarvey there is also a link on the bottom saying more [faq], which does not include any of those questions that are not tagged as such. – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jun 7 '12 at 16:55
@jadarnel27 I'd like to see "Featuredly Asked" – Some Helpful Commenter Jun 7 '12 at 17:18

To expand on my comments, the answer to your initial question is in the excerpt for the tag (emphasis mine):

A special moderator-only tag to mark important meta discussions. A question with this tag can be seen on the main site, in a special sidebar, in the questions list, and when viewing individual questions.

So the sidebar appears to list posts and posts.

As far as changing the header text to some other than "frequently asked", I'm not convinced it's necessary. That feature has been around since May 2010, and I don't see a lot of confused posts on Meta about it.

And if it did change, I'm also not sure what it would be changed to without causing the header to be two lines* (all of the other headers in the sidebar are one line. I'm not a UI / UX person, but that seems intentional).

*Unless we go with Conrad Frix's idea, which I fully support =)

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