Per the MSE question: faq-sidebar-for-per-site-metas this is to request a FAQ sidebar instead of the chat sidebar on Programmers Meta.
So instead of:
We would have a listing of the questions from faq instead.
And it would look kind of like this*:
*Note that this example is from MSE, not MPSE
The FAQ should provide more relevant information to Meta visitors than an invitation to chat would provide. And putting the FAQ questions on the front page would make them a lot easier to find for first time visitors to Meta.