Right now there isn't much in the FAQ beyond the standard boiler plate, but I think that as we move though the beta we might want to expand it a bit with questions like the following:

How to write hiragana and katakana in Windows?

It is a bit of a technical support question, but new users to the site might find it useful.

  • Actually, who has rights to edit the FAQ anyway? Or is that another thing that's controlled by one's reputation?
    – rcjsuen
    Commented Jun 1, 2011 at 13:37
  • @rcjsuen - I'm not sure, I think it is limited to moderators.
    – user51
    Commented Jun 1, 2011 at 13:41
  • @rcjsuen: Moderator can and are encouraged to edit the faq. Pro Tem moderators will be appointed to this site, starting after about its second week: blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/07/moderator-pro-tempore Commented Jun 1, 2011 at 17:04
  • Removing FAQ on this... other FAQ questions handle everything mentioned here.
    – jkerian
    Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 22:35

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As mentioned in another comment thread, making a mention of rikai[chan|kun] will be really important for beginners who haven't heard of the tool and don't know much kanji.


Another item that might be worth mentioning is the Furigana Inserter add-on for Firefox.

  • I added it to our resources page. Please correct it if I described it incorrectly (I don't run firefox)
    – jkerian
    Commented May 15, 2012 at 16:07

I would add the advice:

Do not randomly accept or upvote an answer after only a few hours (sometimes a few minutes) just because the writer is particularly eloquent or has a high reputation. Leave the question open 1 day or more.

I've seen a lot of accepted or upvoted answers being either completely wrong or lacking a lot of details (1 or two sentences) as if the answerer did a 1 minute google search, picked up something that would fit as a quick answer and just posted his guess to be the first to get upvotes like it is a popularity contest. (oh and I've seen downvoted quality answers as well...)

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