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There are currently 13 questions tagged with , the "staging ground" for posts before they become official posts and are added to the FAQ. is not intended to be a permanent tag, more of a placeholder, yet of these 13 questions, the most active (in terms of tag edits) was this one, where the tag was part of the initial question, almost 2 years ago.

While the FAQ isn't exactly the most visited page, it cannot hurt to keep it up to date and relevant, rather than having useful posts scattered around Meta.

I propose the following:

  • We go through all 13 of these questions and either add them to the or remove the tag from them (and potentially update the questions and answers to some)
  • We find any posts without either FAQ tag that could potentially be added to the and add the to them

The 13 FAQ proposed questions are:

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As this has gone unanswered for a couple of days, here are my thoughts on what to do with each of the 13 posts:

As a number of them should clearly, in my view, be added to the FAQ, I won't bother "justifying" them, as I believe it's pretty self-explanatory why I think so:


Additionally, I think that the following should also be added to the FAQ for the reasons given with each:


I don't think the following posts should be added to the FAQ, as they are either too specific to merit it, or aren't "frequently asked" questions. Removing the is best, in my view:

As How are bytes counted in assembly? is already part of the How to count bytes FAQ, I don't think it needs the tag, or to be added to the

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I think that even though it is in the "obvious" category, "How long should I wait before accepting an answer?" probably should not be a faq. The accepted answer, and thus the answer all users see regardless of how they want to sort answers, does not reflect a modern position on the site and I think is actively misleading. However I think this more or less is a frequently asked question, so it may be a good idea to ask a similar version of it for the faq. \$\endgroup\$ – Wheat Wizard Mod Apr 7 at 12:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ @WheatWizard Yeah, that was one sticking point when I was deciding where to put that one. I figured that the other answer outscoring the accepted answer would probably indicate the more modern consensus, but posting a new and updated version specifically for the faq doesn't sound like a bad idea \$\endgroup\$ – caird coinheringaahing Apr 7 at 15:28

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