We don't need to have an answer to this now. It's just a good thing to start thinking about soon.

What should our FAQ contain?

For example and inspiration, here's Super User's FAQ:

Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about …

  • computer hardware
  • computer software

and it is not about …

  • videogames or consoles
  • websites or web services like Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress
  • electronic devices, media players, cell phones or smart phones, except insofar as they interface with your computer
  • a shopping or buying recommendation

What should ours look like?

  • $\begingroup$ we dont have an FAQ, we have an about page though. FAQ was nerfed a while ago $\endgroup$ – RhysW Jul 17 '13 at 18:54
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    $\begingroup$ FAQ is used to refer to what should and shouldn't be asked here. It's now contained in the about page, but that doesn't matter too much. $\endgroup$ – Undo Jul 17 '13 at 18:55

I'm thinking something like this:

Space Exploration Stack Exchange is for space engineers, scientists, and enthusiasts.

If you have a question about …

  • space exploration
  • the effect of space on humans, as it pertains to space exploration
  • potential systems that could be used for space exploration

and it is not about …

  • basic physics, such as why an ion engine works
  • weather on Earth, except insofar as it interfaces with space exploration

I feel like the key things to not bog down the site are general science, and exosolar objects (Beyond the orbit of the sun).

If you have a question about …

  • space exploration
  • Satellite Design and Operations
  • potential systems that could be used in space
  • Science discovered by space probes

and it is not about …

  • Study of exosolar objects, except as they relate to space travel.
  • Physical Sciences, such as geology, astronomy, meteorology, except how they relate to spacecraft.
  • $\begingroup$ Might be easier to read if you use the quotation syntax for that. There's some nice ideas in there. $\endgroup$ – Undo Jul 17 '13 at 14:25
  • $\begingroup$ @Undo: Thanks, getting the syntax right can sometimes be tricky... $\endgroup$ – PearsonArtPhoto Jul 17 '13 at 14:28

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