Questions tagged [faq-update-request]

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Self-deleting answers

I know that users are discouraged from deleting their own answers, especially if they are highly upvoted and contribute to the overall answer of the solution. I can't find anywhere where these ...
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A bounty being offered by another person on a question

I have searched around, but cannot find the answer to this particular question. If another person sets a bounty on a question. If the OP answers the question, can the bounty be awarded to the OP's ...
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Google Chrome: Help page for desktop notifications screenshots need to be updated

Help page for chat desktop notifications: https://chat.stackoverflow.com/help/desktop-notifications Those screenshots may need to be changed, as the entire process is different in the newer versions ...
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"How frequently is SEDE updated?" wrong on FAQ

According to How old is data for queries?, SEDE's data is updated every Sunday, but the FAQ says: How frequently is Stack Exchange Data Explorer updated? Data is updated monthly. This should be ...
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Clarify the FAQ's use of software tools [duplicate]

I think the FAQ should be changed from: software tools commonly used by programmers To a clearer: the use of software tools commonly used by programmers Or: a specific software tool ...
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Frequently closed questions

The close votes review tasks are now 50k+ and rising. There are some frequent patterns, like: if your question is What is the best...? it is likely to be closed as not constructive if your question ...
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Should we update the FAQ?

With the addition of the new feature request completed here: On question pages, the entire phrase, "Edited on MM/DD/ at TT" now links to the edit history, should we update the FAQ pages?
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Add section about when to use Programmers SE in the Stack Overflow FAQ [duplicate]

Recently a question of mine was closed as off-topic because it was a license issue question. This is fine, but what is irksome is that I did the following before posting. I read the FAQ, where it ...
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FAQ Disclaimer?

I don't know how common this sort of thing is, but in the comment discussion on this question, the OP (who's actually been a member for over three years!) defends his position that the question is on-...
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Why doesn't the FAQ include more information about what constitutes a good answer?

I might have missed it, but I don't see the "How to Answer" page linked to in the FAQ. This is an extremely useful page, and the information it gives is pretty basic; following it is a crucial part of ...
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Add Book Requests to the "Don't ask this question" on the FAQ

It seems like a decent number of off-topic questions are book requests/advice on which book is best for topic X. Someone should add to the FAQ section on "What not to ask" a line: What is a good book ...
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Make "What kind of questions can I ask here" rule more explicit

It seems to me that some questions fit on StackOverflow as well as they do on some sister sites. As a result, such questions are cluttered with comments like "this belongs on unix.se, superuser, etc"....
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Change the FAQ link to the Meta FAQ to go to the FAQ Index page, and not search results?

The bottom of our FAQ says: What if I need more help? If you’re looking for excruciating detail, our meta-discussion site hosts a section of constantly evolving frequently asked questions ...
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Should "exact duplicates of other answers" in faq be more descriptive?

This faq includes a text: "exact duplicates of other answers" I believe it would nice to add there some explanation that it both applicable to duplicating somebody else answer and your own answer. ...
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mentioning programmers.stackexchange in the stackoverflow FAQ

Is there a reason for why https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/ is not mentioned in the stackoverflow FAQ? It seems highly relevant to me. I suggest adding something like: If your ...
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Stack Overflow FAQ should specifically reference "Please write me this code..." questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add a “do not ask canihaztehcodez questions” admonition to the FAQ This is a follow up question to Encouraging users to try something before asking "Write me code that...&...
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Add "Required/strongly asked research effort" to the standard FAQ

I think the fact that we require/strongly ask OPs to provide evident research effort prior to asking is sort of an written rule. It's really embedded in the minds of the users that have been using the ...
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Could we mention the tag-wiki in the FAQ?

There are a few questions here aiming at improving the visibility and use of the tag wiki. Some of the suggested answers have been taken up, such as auto-completion when adding tags to a question. I'...
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Can we add "recommendations" to the list of "What kinds of questions should I not ask here" in the FAQ?

We already have the following in the FAQ under "What kinds of questions should I not ask here": every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ____________?” your answer is provided ...
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Can a link to the glossary be added to the SO faq page?

So today I was wondering what the meaning of the term score was as relating to questions and answers and had to look it up in Meta Stackoverflow only to find that there was a glossary. Could it be ...
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FAQ is inconsistent in explaining MSO reputation

The FAQ is inconsistent: What is reputation? states: The primary way to gain reputation is by posting good questions and useful answers. Your peers will vote on your posts, and those votes will ...
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Do edits to closed questions bump the question?

This is an addition to the following question: How to tell if you're making the right edits to your closed question? So say you've edited a closed question. Does this bump it on the Active tab ...
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Can we change the wording on the FAQ regarding the exception to the daily rate cap related to accepted answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clarify FAQ on reputation cap Daily reputation limit and accepted answers Currently the FAQ says, You can earn a maximum of 200 reputation per day. Please note that ...
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More Helpful FAQ

First, if you do nothing else, please prominently post link to the Community FAQ somewhere (anywhere) in the Official FAQ. Secondly, the Official FAQ should be searchable, even if only by the brower. ...
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Should "shopping lists" and "hardware" questions be added to "What Not to Ask" in FAQ

I was trying to respond to a comment from the OP on this question today. I was about to point him to the FAQ to say "shopping list quesions" and "computer hardware questions" are explicitly forbidden ...
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Clarification in FAQ regarding downvotes and max number of votes per day

FAQ What is reputation? section should be clarified (mentioned in bold below) relying on section Vote down questions and answers: Regarding downvotes on questions: question is voted down -2 (0 to ...
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Could you please put a link to the Markdown help in the SO faq?

It took me ages to find the excellent and comprehensive help for Markdown at https://meta.stackoverflow.com/editing-help. It's not in the SO faq, and it's referenced in very few of the questions ...
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A small amendment to chat FAQ

For my original question I've found the answer here. However, in the FAQ, I think it would be useful to indicate explicitly that one cannot delete messages older than 120s. So, I propose the ...
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SE wide FAQ correction - Section title doesn't match in section and the floating index

In the Meta FAQ, the floating sidebar link named "What if I see problems?" corresponds to the section titled "What if I see bad things happening?". This is the only mismatch, as all the other sections ...
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Chat FAQ update request - Include instructions on moving messages

As far as I have seen from my reading of the Chat FAQ, none of the sections tell room owners how they can move messages to another room, like the bin room. After being added as an owner to the Android ...
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Improve FAQ description of cross-site rep bonus

As a new user on StackOverflow, I found the FAQ's description of the +100 rep bonus for having over 200 rep on at least one site to be a little confusing. The way it is phrased, it's pretty clear that ...
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Reputation/Privileges when a beta becomes a fully fledged site

I have a minor curiosity on this, but I can't seem to find any documentation (at least on MSO or on the Area51 FAQ) about this specific point: What happens to your privileges when a site becomes a '...
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Privilege/FAQ pages should not show ad reduction privilege on SE sites that don't actually show ads

According to the Meta privileges page regarding ad reduction, I am as I write this about 98% of the way towards reaching this privilege. After discussing here a bit, I've also discovered that the FAQs ...
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Update chat FAQ to clarify looser, more social tone

Chat FAQ says: What can we chat about? This site is an extension of The Stack Exchange Network, so discussion should more or less revolve around the same topics you'd find at The Stack Exchange ...
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How can the "What Stack Overflow Is Not" post be improved? [closed]

I've had a number of comments made about https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/128548/what-stack-overflow-is-not, mostly to the effect that the post is too "cold and prickly" to properly represent ...
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FAQ on 'Reputation' might need an update [closed]

Privileges on StackExchange come with Reputation. I noticed that some of the privileges (https://ux.stackexchange.com/privileges) are not listed in the FAQ section for Reputation (https://ux....
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We're no longer sketchy; someone should update the FAQ

Now that the beta sites have moved on from the sketchy theme, the FAQs should be updated to no longer answer "Why does this site look so 'sketchy'?" Apparently this needs to be done at a network-wide ...
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The faq says nothing about accepting answers and accept rate? [closed]

I vaguely remember that this used to be part of the FAQ. However it isn't (anymore). Occasionally people remind askers about accepting answers, especially in the light of poor accept rates. Being able ...
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Inviting a user to chat from the profile page?

In the chat faq under "How do I know when someone is talking?" section it says: If you need to invite someone to your room, do it from the user's profile page or from the user card that pops up ...
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Should the FAQ encourage copy and pasting code for questions?

A couple of times I've seen questions where the code snippets supplied in the question don't exhibit the problem asked about in the question - such as the original version of this question. Sometimes ...
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edit faq sections that are not question definitions?

Graphic Design beta just got the new theme. The FAQ still has the Sketchy section asking "why does this site look sketchy". We're not sketchy any more, but I don't see any link to edit it. Is there ...
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Meta on Meta. Missing line in the Meta Faq [closed]

The Meta FAQ starts with: If your question is about: Stack Overflow Stack Exchange Stack Overflow Careers Promotions & Advertising Support, feature requests, or bug reports for the ...
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Update Reputation FAQ - Posting Images

This is pretty minor, but can we update the reputation faq to state that 10 rep is required to post an image in a question (and answer, I assume)? I tried looking up the rep requirement for this ...
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Numerous dead links in the community FAQ

There are numerous dead links in the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites. Formatting and editing https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/22192 Reputation, badges and voting https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/...
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Make the FAQ clear on how a question can be reopened

What the FAQ says ... Okay, so let's imagine I'm completely new to the site, and I have a question closed. However, I think my question is perfectly valid, or I'm totally confused about why that even ...
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Update FAQ to state clearly that SO is for objective questions, and Programmers for subjective questions

Perhaps I'm a little unique, but it took me a little while to understand why subjective but relevant questions were not acceptable on Stack Overflow. (Here is the object lesson: Questions about ...
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Undocumented increase in minimum bounty value?

I recently discovered that if I have posted an answer to a question, the minimum bounty I can offer for that question is +100 (instead of the usual +50). Temporarily deleting the answer reinstates ...
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Is Tag Synonyms Privilege Missing at FAQ Page?

I just reached 2500 reputation at main stackoverflow site and gained Adding Tag Synonyms privilege. There is a description page at the wiki about What is Tag Synonyms? but I couldn't find it at FAQ-&...
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Document "self answer more quickly" in privilege lists

https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/86186/38765 states that you need a minimum of 100 rep to answer your own question within 8 hours. This isn't mentioned in the privileges that are gained at 100 rep (...
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Are hosting requests banned?

So I ask a question, get some incredibly useful answers, then it gets closed. Judging from other closed questions with the hosting tag, such questions are banned? Maybe the FAQ needs to be updated, ...
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