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[edit] Purpose

The purpose of this page is to list actual common questions that people ask. The real FAQ (WP:FAQ) is difficult to use (bloated, forked etc), so hopefully this will allow people to find answers better.

The list should be short and answers should be concise.--Commander Keane 19:16, 7 June 2006 (UTC) Steeevs 23:58, 14 April 2007 (UTC)Steeevs

[edit] VFAQ editable

I was just curious as to why, as an anonymous user, was able to edit to VFAQ page? 08:49, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

I guess nobody thought of protecting it before so I requested the page to be protected. Thanks. Oh and please don't directly edit the page but use the discussion page. -- Hdt83 Chat 08:53, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Ranked in order?

Are these questions ranked in order of frequency? My guess would be that they are not. If they are in a deliberate order then I won't reorder them, but if they are in no particular order, I'm going to take my best guess and reorder them in approximate frequency. Sbowers3 (talk) 02:44, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

No they are not ranked currently. Some of the questions are frequent in {{helpme}} requests, and seem strange if you are just used to the Help desk questions. Apart from re-ordering, you could perhaps merge some of the related questions eg:
  • "How do I change my username?" + "How do I delete my username?" => "How can I change or delete my username?"
  • "How do I cite Wikipedia?" + "When was Wikipedia last published?" =>"How do I cite Wikipedia, when was an article last published?"
About ten questions seems to be a reasonable goal.--Commander Keane (talk) 08:15, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I think will do some reordering and, as you suggest, some merging. Sbowers3 (talk) 23:20, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Over at WT:FAQ I propose a reorganization of the FAQ and VFAQ pages. Sbowers3 (talk) 23:20, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Move request

This article has been renamed from Wikipedia talk:Very Frequently Asked Questions to Wikipedia talk:FAQ as the result of a move request.

[edit] FAQ reorg

The FAQ have been slightly reorganized. The old FAQ page is now WP:FAQ Index, because it was an index to other FAQ pages. The old VFAQ is now FAQ, because it really had "frequently asked questions" on it. So now users linking to FAQ will see questions, then a nav box to the Index or to other FAQ pages.

The next step will be to enable Google searching of the FAQ by moving the FAQ pages to subpages of this FAQ page. Google can then do a site-specific search of Wikipedia:FAQ/. Sbowers3 (talk) 23:38, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

[edit] User Box

The User Boxes are really hard to understand to make. To me it is really confusing. On one wikipedia, they would make several sample boxes with codes and the users could change the message in the codes. Why won't you guys do that?
Jorbs3210 (talk) 23:12, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi, Jorbs3210. Userboxes are not actually part of the Wikipedia project per se--some users made them, and lots of users (myself included) think they're fun, but they're not actually "official." If you haven't tried the userbox page, that's the best resource for them. Hope that helps! Justin Eiler (talk) 01:38, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] it professional

can any 1 take out information about IT professional —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:19, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Which information are you referring to? PrimeHunter (talk) 02:45, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] How can i remove a discussion tab in a main page

How can i remove a discussion tab in a main page ? any help would greatly appreciated

Thanks Kennienguyen (talk) 19:01, 9 May 2008 (UTC)