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The cross-site FAQ reads, in part:

may be be removed.

"[M]ay be be removed"? May "be" be removed?

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Yup, that's a typo. Looks like you found it.


It should just be "may be removed". But then that's kind of redundant... How about:

Answers that do not fundamentally answer the question may be removed. This includes answers that are...

  • commentary on the question or other answers
  • asking another, different question
  • “thanks!” or “me too!” responses
  • exact duplicates of other answers
  • not even a partial answer to the actual question

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Yeah, good idea. No checkmark until this is tagged status-something. – msh210 May 19 '11 at 6:45
@msh it is tagged now. – Pëkka May 19 '11 at 10:26
@Pekka, yes, but it's tagged status-completed, and it's clearly not. – msh210 May 19 '11 at 16:13
@msh it could be that the change is in the upcoming build. I think they build about daily. – Pëkka May 19 '11 at 16:15
@Pekka, ah, okay. Thanks. (I'd have thought the FAQ is editable online by meta.SO mods or something rather than being released as part of the software (or whatever the correct terminology is: I'm no techie).) I'll await implementation.... – msh210 May 19 '11 at 16:24
@msh: I was pretty sure it was done when I looked at it last night, but it's definitely completed now. I think the changes were rolled out faster to some sites than others. – Cody Gray May 19 '11 at 23:26

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