Please see the new proposed FAQ

I think it's time to begin discussing what should be in our official site FAQ.

Post each suggestion as a separate answer so the community can vote them up or down individually. If extended discussion is needed on a specific item, please ask a separate Meta question to hammer out the details before the final version is added as an answer here.

  • Are we supposed to try to type up FAQ entries as they would ultimately appear, or just give suggestions about topics? – jrdioko Dec 14 '11 at 23:02
  • @jrdioko: Either is fine. Any suggestions we get that aren't suitable verbatim we will no doubt edit to fit the format of the FAQ. Thanks for asking! – Flimzy Dec 14 '11 at 23:36
  • If you want inspiration, French L&U finally has an FAQ. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Dec 29 '11 at 18:24

We should probably mention that questions and answers can be in either English or Spanish, but the languages shouldn't be arbitrarily mixed together and answers should try to follow the language used in the question, when possible.


We should explain that simple word translation questions that could be answered by a dictionary are off-topic, but more complex questions about nuances in meaning or translation are fine.


We should clearly specify the policy on whether tags should be in English, Spanish or either language. The consensus reached by that meta question was that they should be exclusively English except for the cases where there are no English equivalents.

  • Maybe this could be mentioned along with the other policies on language use in questions and answers. I don't know if it should have its own entry, since new users who would be reading a FAQ probably aren't involved in new tag creation quite yet. – jrdioko Dec 15 '11 at 17:36

We should mention whether any type of culture (as opposed to language) question is allowed, and if so, which are on-topic.

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