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Since we all agree that Meta Is Murder, maybe it is time to migrate the "Site FAQ" link located to the bottom of a website's faq link to point to meta.stackoverflow.com ?

Right now, anyone looking at that page and posting a so-faq gets his/her question closed and migrated here by the community. Might as well point them to the right place...

So, this proposal is to:

  • Add four tags to the "required" list of Meta StackOverflow, namely:
  • Replace the "Site FAQ" link to point to a search page searching for the proper tags, ie.: faq + stackoverflow for Stack Overflow.
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The convention will be to use faq + stackoverflow for faq entries that pertain to stackoverflow, and similar tags for the rest of the sites. I've edited your question to make this clear to other people. –  Kyle Cronin Jul 23 '09 at 20:04
    
@Kyle Cronin: Thanks, I've done further edits for my last point in my proposal. –  Andrew Moore Jul 23 '09 at 20:08
    
What's up with your search links? Why this meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/… instead of this meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/faq+stackoverflow ? –  Kyle Cronin Jul 23 '09 at 20:36
    
@Kyle Cronin: I'm trying to make in include all questions tagged faq alone, and all questions tagged faq + stackoverflow in the same search so that general and specific posts are listed in the same search. –  Andrew Moore Jul 23 '09 at 21:14
    
There is a problem with the links. –  Brad Gilbert Jul 23 '09 at 22:27
    
@Brad Gilbert: What is the problem? –  Andrew Moore Jul 24 '09 at 4:13
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It still needs to point to some kind of FAQ, so they can directly find their answers.

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so-faq, sf-faq, su-faq, faq (general) tags here would work nicely. –  Andrew Moore Jul 23 '09 at 19:19
    
That assumes they know how to work the tags, since a lot of new people would be looking for the FAQ, they may not have that level of knowledge yet. They need a simple link (like we have now) that takes them to a FAQ (which could be done better (i.e. more organized, more information)). –  Lance Roberts Jul 23 '09 at 19:35
    
@Lance Roberts: The link itself would link to meta.stackoverflow.com, in a search page for [so-faq] [faq] for example. Same as how the link is implemented currently. –  Andrew Moore Jul 23 '09 at 19:49
    
Yes, that would work fine. –  Lance Roberts Jul 23 '09 at 19:59
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