From time to time I review the FAQ, I find it helpful to remind myself what the published standards for the SO community are.
The first two FAQ items are:
- "What kind of questions can I ask here?"
- "What kind of questions should I not ask here?"
In each of these sections there is some highlighted text, specifically in the 2nd:
"practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face"
Unless I am specifically reading this section and not skimming, this usually makes me do a double take. Why are "practical, answerable questions..." not supposed to be asked here?
My point is, can we change the wording/order of the FAQ as to avoid the somewhat non-sequitur of answering "what should I not do?" with an immediate, "well this is what you should do"? Especially when we just had a section about what you should/can do.