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adding a new FAQ to ask.fedora

asked 2014-11-14 15:24:04 -0500

baoboa gravatar image

updated 2014-11-15 12:42:36 -0500

For me the sticky posts or site faq are more about the rules of ask.fedoraproject.org than Frequently Asked Questions.

Why and How:

  • FAQ are more How-to than question.
  • Some questions can be raised or reused as FAQ (more than 500 views or more than 10 up votes for example)
  • Some FAQ questions then can be used as source for the fedora wiki.
  • Some question started as community wiki are perfect for FAQ.
  • Some FAQ can be only a collection of links or a simple redirection.
  • FAQ have better rank in the search cell.

example:

  • How to recover a broken nvidia/ati driver.
  • How to recover a broken yum/repo/install.
  • How to double boot with windows.
  • How to install additional (proprietary) software.
  • How to recover a broken grub/boot.
  • How to use markdown in ask.fedora.
  • ....

A question where the answer is obviously in the FAQ would be closed.

I hope i have been clear enough.

So is it possible to add a new FAQ page to ask.fedora (and maybe move /en/faq to /en/rules ) ?

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answered 2014-11-16 03:44:46 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

updated 2014-11-16 03:50:01 -0500

We mark commonly asked questions as "sticky". The FAQ is just how one is supposed to use Askbot - a beginners document. We don't refer anyone to this page. We refer them to the guidelines here: http://tinyurl.com/askfedora-guidelines . These are quite complete IMO.

The idea is that commonly asked questions will get upvoted frequently, and there won't be a need to mark them special - this is how Askbot is designed to work. I'm not in favour of a separate FAQ - it isn't how Askbot is supposed to work. For example, have you seen stackexchange use FAQ pages?

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