FAQ List

/F-A-Q list/

[USENET]

n. A compendium of accumulated lore, posted periodically to high-volume newsgroups in an attempt to forestall Frequently Asked Questions. This lexicon itself serves as a good example of a collection of one kind of lore, although it is far too big for a regular posting. Examples:

"What is the proper type of NULL?"

and

"What's that funny name for the '#' character?"

are both Frequently Asked Questions. Several extant FAQ lists do (or should) make reference to the Jargon File (the online version of this lexicon).

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