In the next few days, we'll start applying the faq to some of the questions on meta.
The nature of meta is that heavily upvoted posts become law. It's the vehicle by which the community decides what are the rules that will govern our site. Questions with the FAQ tag are questions that we feel have reached a status important enough to be elevated to the rank of official policy. (Note: FAQ-tagged questions still can be challenged on meta, if deemed necessary.)
Since those questions will be official policies, they will be cleaned up. We want those questions to be clear and to the point, like the ones on Meta Stack Overflow.
Expect to see the following changes to those questions as they get elevated to FAQ status:
- Turned into Community Wiki to remove ownership.
- Edited to remove the specifics, be more concise or clearer.
- All but one answer deleted.
- Have all comments deleted.
The purpose of this post is to explain the decision, so that people don't think it's some evil attempt at censorship. It isn't. We just want those questions to look good as they will be heavily linked to.
Feel free to use the answer section to propose questions you think deserve the faq tag.