I use Stack Exchange for pretty much everything at this point. When I'm asked to learn a new technology or interested in a new skill, I'll often see if there's a Stack Exchange site for that and try to read whatever general questions there are.
I realize that Stack Exchange is designed for professionals. But it can be hard to find tutorials or sites that assume good knowledge in the required skill sets and no knowledge in specific area, so I often start here. Some communities put a lot of work into making well formed beginner-type questions to use as dupe targets and give people a good overview - but they can be hard to find!
Some communities use tag wikis. Some use community wiki posts. Sometimes I can find what I'm looking for on Meta discussions of common dupes. I don't want to ask new questions (usually), but I do want to see common pitfalls and solutions to common problems to get a feel for best practices in the field. I think what I'm looking for could be characterized as FAQs.
Is there consensus on how to make the "FAQs" visible? Or are they already somewhere and I just haven't seen them?
I can see a couple of options:
- Tag wikis
- Link on the tour page
- Dedicated FAQ page