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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Ignore CW status of FAQ posts here on MSE when users edit the post

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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Make the Featuredly Asked Questions into only Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at the sidebar right now on the main page, or look at my screenshot here: Do you notice anything weird? And how about now? As the space for FAQ posts in the sidebar is limited to only 10 ...
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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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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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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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Community Wiki guidance lacking

I just reread the top-level faq. While it mentions the rep impact of community wiki, it offers no suggestion or advice as to when if ever a new user might be well-advised to check the 'community wiki' ...
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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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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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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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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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Can we process the [faq-proposed] questions?

This Meta site has a tag called faq-proposed for people to propose questions being added to the FAQ. The tag currently has 130 questions, many of which are now years old. I believe that lots of these ...
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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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Do these FAQ questions need to be cleaned up?

I am referring to Can I answer my own questions, even if I knew the answer before asking? and What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites? The first question contains some answers that repeat ...
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Are edits on the tag wiki for a tag used in both a meta site and Meta Stack Overflow preserved?

I am creating a little FAQ for Drupal Answers that would help the users who don't read Meta Stack Overflow, and that contains questions specific for the site (e.g. "Is it fine to cross post a question ...
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Split up answers to FAQ questions

We have quite a few FAQ questions here on meta where multiple "sub-questions" elaborate on the main FAQ. The format of a lot of these is that one answer is posted with all the sub-questions and their ...
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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” or "highly active" question? Here is the entirety of the help center page of the privilege for protected questions: ###Protect ...
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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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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 ...