Questions tagged [site-faq]

This tag is for questions about the (now retired) FAQ pages (URL: /faq) on each site.

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Area 51 notification does not disappear if you visit the FAQ from the topbar

Area 51 has a notification for first-time visitors, which disappears if you click "X" or click on the FAQ link in the notification. However, if you click on "faq" in the topbar (between "discuss" and ...
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Site moderators can't see the history of the FAQ page [duplicate]

The now-retired FAQ page for SE sites still has a publicly visible revision history, e.g.: here for SFF SE here for German SE etc. Publicly visible, that is, except to moderators of the site in ...
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Is a Help Center in Arabic possible?

I am follower of the Arabic Language proposal on Area 51. Many people, like me, do not know English; those following the Arabic Language proposal do not know English very well, but we are Arabic. I ...
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Markdown help is incorrect

With the recent burnination of the FAQ, tell-tale traces of it remain around the network. The markdown help still states: [faq], [faq#anchor], [meta-faq], [meta-faq#anchor] – link to the FAQ. ...
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No more (easily accessible) FAQ link?

I can't find the FAQ link on SO, where it used to be. Now it may have been moved or something but the fact that I have to look for it disturbs me. I was going to point the OP of this question to the ...
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Allow reputed members of community to suggest edits in the help center

Allow high rep (up for debate what rep requirement could be, maybe 20k+) users to propose edits directly to site help centers which would be only approve-able by site mods. Stack Exchange is about to ...
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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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Flag and close vote description still mentions "FAQ" instead of "help center" [duplicate]

I may be nit-picking right now, but the description for close and flag reasons still say "see the FAQ" instead of "see the help center". This is network-wide. Can we please fix this?
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Introducing a brand new, consolidated, Help Center

UPDATE: This is now live on all Stack Exchange sites. You can access it at /help or by clicking the "help" link in the top nav or footer of any page. We can all agree that Stack Exchange is a ...
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Stop scrolling the sidebar at the bottom of the page [duplicate]

Similar to this meta discussion when on the FAQ page scrolling to the bottom of the page causes the sidebar to cover the links at the bottom of the page. It would be nice if it stopped scrolling down, ...
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Require analytical badge before asking questions [closed]

Every day we have new users posting questions like this (10k required, or soon to be). These are not questions that will ever help the site in any way and, as more and more of them show up, more and ...
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The heading "Frequently Asked" on this site's sidebar is a misnomer

Instead, the questions found there include the tag featured rather than faq. Accordingly, I think either the heading should be corrected, or only true faq questions should appear on the sidebar.
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Please change the way "Practical, answerable problems that are unique to the programming profession" is presented in the FAQ [closed]

All too often, people see this phrase in the FAQ, and read it as permission to ask their question because it is somehow tangentially related to programming, when they should be reading it as a ...
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Time standard followed by Stack Exchange [duplicate]

I just saw my today's reputation points earning on english.stackexchange.com to be 10 and that too voted up 7 hours ago, though it's just 50 min. past mid-night (IST). What time standard is followed ...
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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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Why is a question about neural network implementations closed as off-topic?

The question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14939245/can-a-neural-network-provide-more-than-yes-or-no-answers ~1,100 other (unclosed) questions about neural networks: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Collaborative Questions?

I recall a time when the FAQ said something along the lines of "This is not a collaborative site..." but now the FAQ explicitly states "this site is collaboratively edited, like Wikipedia" (and I can'...
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Area 51 doesn't show how to propose a new site in FAQ

It seems to me that Area 51 should tell how to propose a new site. However, this is what it says to do to create a site: How do I start a new site? If your area of expertise doesn't already ...
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The FAQ page should have a prominent link to the About page

The About page is designed to be the "QuickStartening" point for new users to (hopefully) grok Stack Exchange painlessly The FAQ is the longer form, rather complete cheatsheet with more ...
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Is any flexibility allowed in the interpretation of the rules outlined in the FAQ?

Are the rules of the Stack Exchange Network (as outlined in the FAQ) strictly enforced, with no exceptions, or is some flexibility allowed (with occasional exceptions)? Does the Stack Exchange ...
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Are questions that are solely "unique to the programming profession" on-topic?

According to Stack Overflow's FAQ "practical, answerable problems that are unique to the programming profession" are on-topic. In practice, however, this doesn't seem to be the case as there seems to ...
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Add help link to FAQ

For some reason there is not a link to help in the FAQ. I think a link to it should be added to the What if I need more help? section of the FAQ on every Stack Exchange site. The said section ...
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Meta Stack Overflow is the only meta on the network with the "Etiquette" section in the FAQ, it should be in all the metas

I was looking at some of the FAQs on some of the other metas in the network, and I was surprised to see that a great deal don't have them. However, Meta Stack Overflow does. Given that many of the ...
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There are links that take you to the same FAQ section you are in

I was reading this part of the FAQs and lost about 2 hours of my life because this endless looping created by visiting the links (the ones in the Common reasons not constructive and too localized) I ...
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Tag markdown links to the question list, but the help claims it links to the tag info

The faq#tags says The tag will automatically be linked to the corresponding tag info page. But in a question I saw today on MSO gave tag-reference to symfony-2.0 SO tag, which was not linked to ...
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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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Add "I have read the FAQ" check box to the Ask Question page

Add a checkbox that must be checked before a question can be submitted. The checkbox could be displayed conditionally based on whether the user has low rep or only a few questions previously asked. ...
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On meta sites, the link in "Why was your post deleted? See the faq." takes to a not existing section of the FAQ

On a meta site, similarly to what happens on the main site, deleted answers shows the following sentence. Why was your post deleted? See the faq. The linked section doesn't exist in the meta site, ...
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Is the FAQ for SE sites gospel?

Should we follow the FAQ 100% at all times or is it okay to gather enough votes from the community to override the FAQ? Example: You're browsing the Graphic Design site and you notice a question ...
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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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Add question help links in `How to ask` area in ask question page

On question asking page, we are giving OP suggestion of how to ask. And link of faq. We should also give links of in How to ask section- What kind of questions can I ask here? What kind of questions ...
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Change the wording/order of the "What kind of questions should I not ask here?" answer in the FAQ

From time to time I review the FAQ, I find it helpful to remind myself what the published standards for the SO community are. The first two FAQ items are: "What kind of questions can I ask here?" "...
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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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FAQ links to itself

If you go to https://stackoverflow.com/faq#close, you get not constructive As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, ...
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How is a "featured question" frequently asked? [duplicate]

I am looking at the "Frequently Asked" sidebar mentioned here: I noticed that there is a question there that seems very very localized (and probably not FAQ): So I click on it to check: Nope... it ...
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Why does (presumably) every site's FAQ have screenshots from the Great Outdoors beta site?

Every non-beta site's FAQ is styled to match the permanent look and feel of the site for which it was made. Why don't they have specialized screenshots as well?
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What is the difference between the per-site metas' FAQ and Featured tags?

With the introduction of the new Community Bulletin, I'm finding myself confused between the purpose of the red featured tag and the red faq on the per-site metas. In the above sidebar, in the ...
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Add what NOT to put in an answer to the "How to Answer" post

how-to-answer has a lot of good information on how to correctly answer a question, but doesn't address what NOT to put in an answer. There was an answer recently to a performance question which was ...
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Is the phrase "practical, answerable problems that are unique to the programming profession" too open-ended?

On more than one occasion, I've seen this happen. A user posts an off-topic question, and then tries to justify it by quoting this phrase from the FAQ. How many new users are confused by this phrase,...
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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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FAQ suggestion: that a question should be a single question, self-contained

A number of questions on tex.stackexchange have been met with the comment that "only a single question should be asked at a time". If this desideratum were in the FAQ, that would give the concept more ...
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Small issue on vote link in the user profile page

For any new user like this one, you can now see in his profile page links to the FAQ for explaining terms like answers, bounties, tag and... "votes": the latter with the following link supposed to get ...
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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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Misleading highlighting in Stack Overflow FAQ

On the FAQ page for Stack Overflow, the second question is "What kind of questions should I not ask here?" And immediately below it is highlighted text that reads "practical, answerable questions ...
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Could we allow linking to subsections of the site FAQ's editable part? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Custom sections in FAQ don't work right Only the first part of each site's FAQ (the part between »What kind of questions can I ask here?« and »What kind of questions ...
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A dagger is used for a footnote in the FAQ, but there is no asterisk footnote preceding it

In the FAQ, under What is reputation?, there are some privileges summed up. The reputation to be able to comment everywhere has a 'strange' character behind it (†). At first glance it looks like the ...
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We also offer [what] for open source projects?

In the "May I promote here?" section of the FAQ there is an omission of some word; We also offer [special discounts? rates?] for open source projects and non-profit organizations. What is it that ...
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Can we have collapse-able content in the first section of a site FAQ?

The FAQ pages have very helpful 'show more'/'collapse' buttons to prevent overloading the visitor with detail. This would be useful to have inside the first section ("What kind of questions can I ask ...
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I would like others to explain suitable questions to me

In The Class/Object Paradox confusion , the OP asks In the book The Well Grounded Rubyist (excerpt), David Black talks about the "Class/Object Chicken-and-Egg Paradox". I'm having a tough time ...
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Stack Apps FAQ is missing a section [closed]

There is no "above section" presented. Not sure if this is a typo (s/above/below), some optional text that shouldn't be getting displayed or an indication that a summary section is missing.
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