I wanted to post a comment with a link to a particular piece in the FAQ and it seems there is no way to link to say "What is reputation?" or "How do I ask questions here?" parts of the FAQ.

I think it would be great if those questions were linkable, and obviously so without having to view the source to know that the anchor exists.

an idea

right now the source looks like this

    What kind of questions should I <i>not</i> ask here?</h2>
<a name="dontask"></a>

what if it where changed to

<a href="https://stackoverflow.com/faq#dontask" name="dontask"><h2>
    What kind of questions should I <i>not</i> ask here?</h2></a>
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    There are anchors on the Stack Overflow FAQ, only they're not glaringly obvious. You have to view the source just to be able to see them. Commented Jun 3, 2011 at 12:46
  • that's good to know, will modify my question then
    – mcgrailm
    Commented Jun 3, 2011 at 12:51
  • How would you do this? Add a cute little anchor icon with the link to that section?
    – user1228
    Commented Jun 3, 2011 at 15:33
  • @Won't see my edit
    – mcgrailm
    Commented Jun 3, 2011 at 16:00
  • @Won't: presumably the same way that you click the link, uh, link below questions and answers to bring up a pre-filled text-input to copy the URL from? Preferably with the same 'link' text for the purpose of consistency within the site. Commented Jun 3, 2011 at 16:52
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    @Won't: exactly. As long as the anchors exist, that is. Commented Jun 3, 2011 at 17:18
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    @Gilles, thanks for the scriptlet :)
    – sarnold
    Commented Jun 3, 2011 at 23:02

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There is indeed a way to do this with the new, improved FAQ -- each section has obvious link areas and a place to copy the link to that subsection of the FAQ.

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