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The last section in the Stack Overflow official FAQ, https://stackoverflow.com/faq#what-about, currently links to a search of the questions tagged . I think it would be more helpful if instead it linked to the FAQ index. This is a much more organized list and would be more helpful to a new user.

EDIT: Since each meta-site has its own separate FAQ tag, it may be more useful to link each site to a search of its FAQ-tagged meta-questions, as well as have a link to the FAQ index. Since the index is entitled "FAQ for Stack Exchange sites", it's applicable to all sites. Mostly I would like to see this page linked on the official FAQ because:

  • It is community edited (isn't that the whole idea of SE?)
  • It is far easier to update (probably because of that last one)
  • It is, literally, the most often asked questions on MSO.
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I'd argue that is far more generally useful than The Massive Index. Yes, if you want to sit down and read all about Stack Exchange the Index is a good start - but if you're just looking for an answer to a specific question, searching the is much quicker.

I do it all the time when answering support questions. Whereas, I think the last time I opened The FAQ was to look for an obsolete entry that I thought was hiding there and needed to be removed (but someone beat me to it).

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    Plus, sorting the faq search by votes gives you the index post at the top anyway. – Adam Lear Jun 22 '12 at 1:23

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