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FAQ questions should be exempt from required tags

Meta requires at least one of the following tags to be present in a question:

must include one of these tags -- 'bug feature-request discussion support'

Might it be worth adding to this? I posted a FAQ update proposal where I don't think any of the above tags are particularly appropriate... but perhaps I'm misinterpreting their meaning.

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marked as duplicate by Lightness Races in Orbit, Cody Gray, kiamlaluno, ChrisF, Gilles Dec 11 '11 at 20:28

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When something is currently [faq-proposed], it seems like a [discussion] tag is the best choice. After all, it's still open for discussion as long as it's not an official FAQ. We want the community to contribute. – Cody Gray Jul 8 '11 at 11:58
@Cody: But that's the case for bug and feature-request too. In fact, arguably every post on meta is by definition "open for discussion". – Lightness Races in Orbit Jul 8 '11 at 12:20
Incidentally, I just realised that there is a difference between the Stack Overflow FAQ and questions tagged faq. I was referring to the former. – Lightness Races in Orbit Jul 8 '11 at 12:22

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If you've got a , then you're requesting a change to the system. That falls very neatly under the definition of .

The only reason it's so bulkily phrased as a tag is because is already a very special tag for a very different role, so we need a clear tag that indicates when a question is talking about the /faq page. Sometimes we also use when talking about that page, but there hasn't been a clear consistency in that yet. Perhaps that'll need some visitation, but in either scenario we can still stick with using as your required tag.

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*nods*. Understood. – Lightness Races in Orbit Jul 8 '11 at 12:37

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