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    \$\begingroup\$ Modelled off of the SE network FAQ, incorporating all our meta Qs currently tagged [faq], and given a first pass at categorising. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie May 1 '17 at 6:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ Can we lobby for additions? If so, should that be done in comments or in an answer? (Three out of 5 of my Meta favorites are on there; I'd like the other 2!) \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan May 1 '17 at 13:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ @HeyICanChan This is just an index, so to get more stuff on it, get the other things up to [faq] status somehow. Start by tagging them [faq-proposal], and then see what if anything needs to be done to get them up to scratch. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie May 1 '17 at 14:15
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    \$\begingroup\$ YES! I've wanted something like this for a long time! \$\endgroup\$ – Joshua Aslan Smith May 1 '17 at 17:33
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    \$\begingroup\$ (We may need a separate meta Q just to discuss the FAQ Index and do any community organising or decision-making related to it. Comments are undoubtedly going to be inadequate quickly!) \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie May 1 '17 at 17:40
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    \$\begingroup\$ In the "external links" section, how 'bout a link to the XY problem? \$\endgroup\$ – nitsua60 Jun 20 '17 at 1:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ Also for the external links, I think "Gorilla vs. Shark" was a useful read about being specific when asking. \$\endgroup\$ – daze413 Jul 7 '17 at 9:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ I have nominated doppelgreener's answer to "what's a frame challenge" for this FAQ list in my answer to his recent meta regarding frame challenge. Is that the right way to do this? \$\endgroup\$ – KorvinStarmast Nov 14 '17 at 17:28
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    \$\begingroup\$ I've added a "how to add questions" section, pulled from the network FAQ. I'm open to seeing a meta to discuss alternatives, but this is probably a good default if nobody feels strongly enough to raise alternatives. :) \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Nov 14 '17 at 23:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ I feel like maintaining this is a bit of pointless busywork when you can just hit rpg.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/faq right? Not sure of the additional value of categorization vs the additional cost of having it not be up to date. I certainly don't consider editing this whenever a new question gets a faq or faq-proposal tag. \$\endgroup\$ – mxyzplk Jun 7 at 22:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ The value I see is in putting Related FAQs together: all the FAQs about editing together, all the ones about curation, etc. (Remembering obscure FAQs is good too: I forgot we had a “no PMs feature” FAQ and used to need it often.) Community maintenance is the ideal: it shouldn’t need the mods to remember to fiddle with it. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Jun 7 at 23:24

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