# FAQ and About - its high time to change it

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If there is anyone in power (Joe?) to change FAQ and About - I think it is the right time to do it. As new users are joining it is good to provide information on rules, with the particular emphasis on:

• scope of this page, especially on/off-topic questions (see this post),
• guidelines on using tags (with a few words on ),
• encouragement to provide arXiv (i.e [arXiv:9999.9999](http://arxiv.org/abs/9999.9999)) (or DOI) links to cited papers,
• some other rules, e.g. encouragement to use real names.

EDIT:

Now Joe and Moshe are the moderators.

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Piotr: I have absolutely no power. I'm not a mod, so I only have the power obtained from having high rep, and since we went into public beta I have lost access to mod tools as well (you need 2000 rep in public beta rather than 1000 in private beta).

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I'm also slightly worried by the fact that we have a user using the name of another physicist (albeit a dead one). While pseudonyms are discouraged but acceptable, I think we may need to consider explicitly banning using other peoples names.

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@JoeFitzsimons: Banning using other peoples names - agreed (though a meta post on it will be useful). When it comes to mod tools - is there a way to ask SE team to lower reputation limits for our site (i.e. rescale them for our traffic). No moderator is a bad thing...

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@Joe Maybe we should make it a strict policy that only real names or single-word pseudonyms are acceptable. Or hope for a SE feature to verify identities (Surprisingly I didn't find a feature-request for that on meta.SO) like appending an exclusive symbol (like Φ) to verified scientist's names

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@Piotr I'd rather hope we'll soon get some [Pro Tem Moderators](http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/07/moderator-pro-tempore/) than lowering the rep-requirements in general

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@JoeFitzsimons, as you are now a moderator, could you change the FAQ?

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@Piotr: I'll look into it.

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I modified the FAQ. There is still a lot of room for the improvement, I just made the first step to adopt it to our needs.

In particular, I think it would be good to provide a list of exemplary questions (if you have some in your mind, here is a dedicated thread).

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