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Where do the contents of the FAQ come from? Are they written by the Meta community? By MSE moderators? Elsewhere?

How much does it reflect the attitudes that have developed here over time? And does it have a means to evolve as attitudes change?

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    $\begingroup$ Who writes the FAQ? If this question were asked more often it would appear in the FAQ. I smell a Berry paradox variant! $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Mar 16 '13 at 2:36
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    $\begingroup$ Do you mean faq on the main site or the questions tagged faq at meta? $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Mar 16 '13 at 10:06
  • $\begingroup$ @Martin: The faq on the main site. $\endgroup$ – Hurkyl Mar 16 '13 at 19:51
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The section "What kind of question can I ask here" is editable by the moderators of this site. The other parts are constant for all SE sites.

The moderators typically don't decide alone what they put into the FAQ, but changes are discussed on meta before. If you think something specific should be changed in the FAQ, just open a meta topic and propose some changes.

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    $\begingroup$ Wait. Is that the new word to refer to the entire board of moderators: the moderatory ?? $\endgroup$ – GEdgar Mar 16 '13 at 13:49
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    $\begingroup$ No, the y is just pretty close to the s on my keyboard. $\endgroup$ – Mad Scientist Mar 16 '13 at 14:11
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    $\begingroup$ Speaking not at all on behalf of the rest of the moderatory, I say we keep the word.\ $\endgroup$ – davidlowryduda Mar 16 '13 at 14:36
  • $\begingroup$ For example: meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/3436/… led to some grammar changes. $\endgroup$ – Willie Wong Mar 18 '13 at 8:42

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