I think everyone agrees that it is great to have a lot of technology Q&A. In this way, anyone can quickly understand how to use a technology. The Stack Exchange engine is a quite complicated tool as well. Understanding how the site works is difficult. In addition, there are many subtleties of the system, which have no analogues, which means that if you do not accidentally see a button somewhere, then you could miss some of the site’s interesting features.

Although all international sites already have FAQ sections, I would like to emphasise their importance once again and ask you to help your community with creating new ones.

FAQs on Meta Stack Exchange

MSE has a great community knowledge base about the system. I think, most of these questions will be of use to each international site. I picked up a list of FAQs (in an answer), which we translated into the Russian language. These FAQs reveal the most important aspects of the site. Please translate them for your community if they seem interesting to you.

Your personal notes

Often new users not only have questions about the technical side of the system; for them, FAQs about an unique social contract of a particular community are extremely important. If you see that over and over that new users are facing the same non-technical problem, please describe it in a FAQ-like question on your meta.

Let's help your colleagues understand how Stack Overflow in your language works with FAQs.


Related:

If your community has translated other FAQs that are not listed in any language below, please add them!

FAQs translated into the Russian language

Blog

FAQ

On Stack Overflow en español we have our own threads about FAQ translations:


Translated/adapted SO blog articles

Threads related to a SO blog articles

  • Looks cool! Could you please tell me how big is the intersection between what is translated on SOru and what does on SOes? – Nicolas Chabanovsky Nov 29 at 16:07
  • Thanks. Sorry, I'm not good to make that kind of guesses. What about if we add ES, JA, PT and/or RU next to each translated item on FAQ for Stack Exchange sites? (even better if that letters are links to the corresponding translated FAQ) – Rubén Nov 29 at 17:43
  • Sounds really interesting. I think in general FAQs in English are for English-speaking folks. They do not need the Ru (ES/PT/JA) version of the page and might be upset. Could you please tell me how do you see the approach? – Nicolas Chabanovsky Nov 29 at 19:38
  • Even than English is the mandatory language on Meta SE, it is about all the SE network, not just about the English sites, so in consideration of international users, specially those that feel more confortable by reading on their own language it would be very nice to facilitate them a way to find those posts that are already translated, and, IMHO, a small link next to an items on a list of items isn't disruptive at all. – Rubén Nov 29 at 19:52
  • Maybe you should start by making a try on the sandbox rather than doing that directly on FAQ for Stack Exchange sites – Rubén Nov 29 at 19:54
  • I decided to start this here. At this time I added links to the Spanish versions. – Rubén Nov 29 at 23:57
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    Thank you! Let see what will happen. I'll ping SOru community about the initiative. – Nicolas Chabanovsky Nov 30 at 9:49

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