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  • Ask only the question, stated plainly and simply, in the question body. The answer goes in an answer.
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    $\begingroup$ (Apparently we didn't have one.) $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty May 10 at 16:43
  • $\begingroup$ That link back thing is kinda neat. $\endgroup$ – Kyle Kanos May 10 at 18:14
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    $\begingroup$ @KyleKanos I claim no credit for any of the ideas in this post, other than realizing that while MSE has such an index, we didn't thus far. The link-back thing should be added to the existing faq questions, over a suitably drawn-out period to avoid flooding the meta front page. $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty May 12 at 14:36

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