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Frequently Asked Questions

Of course you've taken the Tour, read the entire Help section, and know our Code of Conduct by heart. But have you read the Frequently Asked Questions here on meta, that will help you make better use ...
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Are answers that state “We Don't Know” acceptable?

I know there have been some posts that already state that providing an answer of "We Don't Know" can be acceptable provided that the answer still follows the site guidelines of a good answer (i.e. ...
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Proposals for a list of FAQ questions

For the pedants: yes, I realise that "FAQ questions" looks like a tautology, as it means "frequently asked questions questions". But in this context, the word FAQ refers to the tag, so it means "meta ...
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Should the FAQ be updated to remove all traces of General Reference? [duplicate]

The On Topic section of the FAQ reads: Not all questions have a home on Stack Exchange. Please note the following types of questions are off-topic here: Facts easily found on a reference ...
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Do we want to remove this line from the 'what to ask'?

Our main site's 'What topics can I ask about here?' page, has this under the 'what not to ask' section: Facts easily found on a reference site: Who played X in Y? However, this line was from the ...
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Is “I am curious about X” sufficient justification for asking questions on SFF.SE?

In my long time here, I have witnessed time and time again people attacking questions (as in, downvoting, VTCing, and/or posting hostile comments or meta content) on the basis of: "Why are you ...
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What is the process by which a specific already-discussed policy gets added to site FAQ? [duplicate]

If there is an existing meta discussion with clear results, what are the requirements for it to be added to the site FAQ, both substance wise and procedure wise? Should they be added as answers here: ...
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Are clear-consensus meta discussions completely irrelevant unless they are in FAQ?

You cannot expect or enforce guidelines in answers to meta questions unless they have been transferred to the FAQ, etc. (from a response to a question asking how to communicate one of such guidelines ...
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Are we really here to solve problems?

The FAQ says: "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." Really? Are we only meant to ask questions about problems we face? Sounds like a copy / ...
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Should a section on Suspension of Disbelief be added to the FAQ?

I know that it's not necessarily off topic, but these types of questions (ie questions asking how a science fiction trope would work in real life or how the logic works behind a certain idea in a work)...
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What should our FAQ contain?

Our site's FAQ consists in the official FAQ, in which the first section is editable by ♦moderators and the rest is identical across all Stack Exchange sites; the community FAQ, which consists of all ...
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Proposed Additions to the FAQ

We've been hashing out what types of questions are on-topic and what types of questions are off-topic for a few days now, so I'd like to start preparing a draft of what will be added to SciFi.SE's FAQ....