The presence of lengthy and contentious debates on FAQ questions here is confusing. I note in particular the FAQ on community wiki. Shog9 tried to help this with a link in his answer, but the link is broken. If something is a real, accept-no-substitutes, FAQ, I think that discussions should be ruthlessly removed by moderators.
I agree. That FAQ in particular has been a steaming pile of time-wasting discussion for far too long... Whatever purpose such ranting might once have had on a FAQ question, it's long ago disappeared.
So I just used up all my flags for the day requesting moderator deletion, and I encourage you to do likewise.