Yes! The sidebar has been FAQed!

Our has 18 questions in it while has 40 more. What questions should move there for easier access for people unfamiliar with the workings of meta?

I'd also mention that the has some rather dated material in it that could get a good looking over.... like What should our FAQ contain? and The Six Subjective Question Guidelines -- Enforcement Notice (which I hope we've largely come to accept) or Why has this question converted to Community Wiki? which is completely out of date.

Similarly https://softwareengineering.meta.stackexchange.com/q/1646/40980 should likely get a good look and update.

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    Let me be the first to say what we're all thinking: "What the FAQ?!"
    – user28988
    Dec 2, 2014 at 21:56

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These are all the tagged questions at this time (sorted by newest). Here's my take on what should be done with each one:

So, from above:

These are the questions that should be dettaged:

These questions should be updated:

I will point out that the FAQ Index itself may instead be better to put in the tag wiki for instead of having it be its own question.


Lets go through . Note that a few of these are ones that I wrote. I'll avoid making recommendations on them. Many of these were issues that were FAQ issues back in earlier times when things were in more flux (scope and the help center about scope). Many of these questions are now of historical oddity and while can serve as a record of where we've been, they aren't as useful for providing guidance to people today. All of this is my take on the topic meant to start some activity on clear cut ones and considerations of the non-clear cut ones.

  • I generally agree with the assessments (with the "Mine" annotation taken as "FAQ it"). The "More thought needed" mostly seem not FAQ-worthy to me. Dec 7, 2014 at 17:46
  • I think all of your faq-proposed should be faq.
    – durron597
    Apr 7, 2015 at 19:20

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