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Questions tagged [meta-faq]

This tag should be applied to questions that are about FAQs, but are not necessarily FAQs themselves.

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Sandboxing the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to make it international

The content was taken from the rev. 233 of FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to test an idea shared on a comment to my answer to Help develop the site and community knowledge base in your language. The ...
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What's the best way to propose edits to the banning FAQ here on MSE?

In general, faq posts here on MSE are community-curated, which means that as the system changes, posts can become outdated until members of the community bother to edit them. (This was something that ...
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Should we add Web Applications to “Which computer science / programming Stack Exchange sites do I post on?”?

Web Applications has an increasing number of questions about automating tasks in Google apps like Gmail, Docs, Slides but mostly in Sheets. This is done by using Google Apps Script which is a SaaS ...
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Don't let users without 2,000+ reputation edit FAQ posts here on MSE without review

Questions tagged faq are semi-official and should contain reliable and high quality content. However, here on Meta Stack Exchange, as per policy, all of them are also marked as Community Wiki, which ...
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Add non-programming related examples to 'How to write a good title' FAQ on MSE

I recently came across the post How do I write a good title?. While it was a good post, I'm having a hard time understanding how the examples they gave are relevant (first five 'good questions'): ...
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Why does the meta post about recent changes have 9 answers instead of one?

I'm talking about this post. Because all users will still be able to edit that one answer, I don't see why introduce confusion (albeit momentary, but still avoidable) with sorting by votes, recent ...
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Are there best practices for individual sites to use their per-site-meta [faq] tag?

A question arose in Literature chat recently about the use of the meta FAQ tag, what goes in there, and how best to curate it. After looking into this, we realized that there doesn't really exist any ...
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What are the most common non-universal rules across all Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

I often find myself not using some of the trickier parts of Stack Exchange, like recommending edits to people's answers, because I participate in a lot of Stack Exchange sites, and they all have ...
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FAQ for specific Stack Exchange (meta) sites?

See FAQ for Stack Exchange sites That question and its answers are generic for all Stack Exchange sites and covers FAQ for all communities. Unlike that question, this question is asking about having ...
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Starting Out and FAQs

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 ...
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Please add a link to the protected question faq post to the privilege page in help center

So we have this great faq post: What is a “protected” question? Here is the entirety of the help center page of the privilege for protected questions: Protect Questions Privilege Type: ...
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Is there a FAQ that can be accessed from the Android mobile app? [duplicate]

I was recently referred to What is the etiquette for modifying posts? where Jeff refers to creating an FAQ. Does it exist, and is it accessible from an Android smartphone's Stack Exchange app?
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Is the FAQ accessible by a link on the sites (besides MSE)?

Is there a direct link to the FAQ anywhere consistent on all of the sites? Either the main MSE FAQ or the individual site FAQs (which generally link back to MSE's). Places I have looked (using SO and ...
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Why does this question show up in the Frequently Asked Questions list if it isn't tagged [faq]?

Currently, the Frequently Asked Questions list on the Meta homepage looks like this: But the very first question on that list isn't tagged with faq at all! Is this a bug, or can questions ...
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When does a FAQ cease to be a FAQ?

When I was looking at the edits in the FAQ, I noticed a few questions were deleted. Why are questions removed from the FAQ list? How is that decision arrived at? Even if it is not as frequently ...
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Issue with FAQs Do we need a new sandbox areas for novice use

If for instance you look at the help page To learn about formatting your post on Stack Exchange: Read our formatting help Read How do I format my code blocks? Experiment for yourself ...
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FAQ answer rankings need help

All too often, I read a faq question, only to find that the answers (and the comments) yield a babbling confusion of conflicting voices. As a question, it's great. As a source of the definitive answer ...
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FAQ sidebar for per site metas

Meta Stack Exchange has a nice side bar over when you are on the main page (the one you hit when you go to the 'meta' link, not the 'questions' tab). It's great. You can see there is a 'faq' ...
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What is the process for reporting or assessing potentially dubious questions? [duplicate]

This is a meta question and personally, I think the answer should be on the footer of EVERY PAGE. What is the process I ought to follow if I feel a question is of a dubious or unethical nature? I ...
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Are the rules of SO tagging syntax written up somewhere?

Just wondering, and can't find it via a search: is there a thread or FAQ or such on the site explaining the (obviously, very few) rules to how tagging structure works? We want to implement a tagging ...
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why in the stackoverflow 2014 data dump, the files of meta.stackoverflow began on 2009-06

I checked the meta.stackoverflow, the earliest post should be on Aug-05 2008. However, in the stackoverflow 2014 data dump, the files of meta.stackoverflow began on 2009-06. So where is the data in ...
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Do you have to follow instructions on Meta but not the FAQ?

I asked this question, while it's not a great question, the FAQ didn't say anything about it. Then a user said that this topic is discussed on meta and topics like mine will be closed. I didn't read ...
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Add link to faq within error/warning message

I wanted to get the boater hat and I wished there was a link to the FAQ in the error messages warning me that I was approaching my limit of votes per day and therefore would not be able to wear that ...
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Preventing asking unusual questions on Meta?

I have seen three programming questions today so far. I am sure these will be deleted soon. I have sometimes commented on these with Wrong site man, please do read the FAQ. So, My first question: Why ...
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What is the proper procedure for cleaning up a community FAQ?

I've been in the process of going through some of our community FAQs and cleaning them up, as well as reorganizing the index to make it easier to find relevant topics. In an effort to get users the ...
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Should we kill off [*-faq] tags? [closed]

For earlier discussion on this sort of thing: sql-faq tag being propagated: this (June 2012) has led to sql-faq being removed. https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/68647/setting-up-a-faq-for-the-...
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FAQ link still visible under “Off Topic” close vote description [duplicate]

Under the "Close" dialog as well as the explanation below a closed question: Questions on Stack Overflow are expected to relate to programming or software development within the scope defined in ...
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Is there a MarkDown shortcut for the Help Center like there was [faq] for the FAQ?

In the limited markdown (for comments and chat, e.g.) we always had [faq] to link to the FAQ. Now that the FAQ has been changed to Help Center, do we have new syntax for this?
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What happened to the “Votes work differently on meta” part of the FAQ?

There used to be a part of the FAQ explaining how votes on meta were different. Often the first comment on a question from a new meta user that was getting downvotes would be a link to that part of ...
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Errors in Faq-Request info [closed]

This : It should be "Your question[s]" "from the functions" does this even make sense phrased like that in this enumeration? I know this is minor, but it's teasing my OCD. Also note that I'm ...
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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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Stack Overflow FAQ - is it missing some tips in what is a good question? [closed]

https://stackoverflow.com/faq has a section Frequently Asked Questions What kind of questions can I ask here? And there is another section what I should not ask. I see questions such as Sample ...
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Is civility and tolerance not required on meta sites?

The FAQ of all main sites and Meta Stack Overflow have a section which states: Etiquette Civility is required at all times; rudeness will not be tolerated. Be nice. Treat others ...
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Make network-wide FAQ posts available on per-site metas

There are now a lot of SE 2.0 sites, and many users on those sites might not even know about Stack Overflow or Meta.SO. If they have a question about the site, they ask it on their per-site meta, ...
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linking between community faq page and faq page [closed]

There's a community FAQ page, a main FAQ page and a meta FAQ page which I would prefer to have links to each other (two way) for the following reasons The community FAQ page have data that compliment ...
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How are suggested edits in the review queue to be handled? [duplicate]

I recently crossed 2k rep on SO, which got me access to the review queue for suggested edits. I am not clear on what basis edits are to be accepted/rejected. I did a search for FAQ and suggested edits ...
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Bit more info in meta faq answer - “Sorry we are no longer accepting… ”, Or is it intentionally left out?

If it is not clear already, this is the question I am talking about. I am somewhat frequent here in meta recently, and come across many questions from users who are question banned. I think it would ...
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A way to make the FAQs more visible to new users?

We're getting more users on travel.SE these days, and as a mod, I find myself doing a lot of: "Welcome to Travel.SE. If you could perhaps take a look at our [faq], you'd see that...." or similar. ...
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Can we add “Why is it important to accept answers to questions?” to the FAQ?

A couple of times, I've had askers comment on my answer saying that it was right, but they don't take the extra step to mark the question as answered. I'd like to have something in the FAQ I can point ...
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Proposing questions for the C++-faq tag

I have question that I think would be a really good addition to the C++-faq tag, but how do I go about doing so? Do I simply need to add the tag my self, or is there somewhere I can post a link for ...
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How does an faq-proposed question become part of the FAQ?

There are 131 questions tagged faq-proposed. The FAQ for Stack Exchange sites says: How can a question be added to this FAQ? Link back to this index. Paste this at the end of the question: ...
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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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Include links to relevant Meta posts in review automatic comments

As a follow up to the answer I received to this question: I started using the review beta tool for low-quality posts fairly heavily a few days ago (heavy compared to my previous usage, anyway). The ...
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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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As a new user I want a user-interface key to quickly understand what all of the different colors and symbols mean

Please add a graphical key to the FAQs of all the sites that explains the meaning of colors and symbols found on the site, including the question lists / search results and the question and answer ...
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How does the tag “status-declined” explanation in the faq make any sense?

It says in the faq: Why was my feature/bug declined or closed without explanation? Meta Stack Overflow has been around for a while, and as a result, many issues have been considered in the ...
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Move question ban FAQ page somewhere else [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “We're no longer accepting” message should not be hosted on meta Related: Automatically redirect or block Meta questions regarding question bans Alrighty. ...
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SO's lack of documentation

Given the barrage of downvotes because I could not find something on meta that apparently everyone thought I should know, I would like to mention what I see is a serious disconnect in the organization ...
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Shouldn't this Super User question automatically become CW? [closed]

The FAQ on CW posts states one reason for a post to automatically become CW: The question generates more than 30 answers (15 on Super User). In this case, the question and all answers will enter ...