How are questions featured in the FAQ tab chosen?

Is there an automated process or do the mods choose them depending on their FAQ value?

  • tag or tab? Could you be more specific? Do you mean what's on the faq page?
    – Mark Mayo
    Jun 6, 2012 at 16:33
  • Sorry, wrong word in the title. Also added a hyperlink.
    – rlab
    Jun 6, 2012 at 16:35
  • What’s the FAQ tab? This seems to be a feature that was removed from SE.
    – Jan
    Jan 2, 2017 at 22:01
  • @Jan FAQ is now called the help center.
    – choster
    Jan 3, 2017 at 16:12

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It's done automatically based on votes and views and links between questions, and possibly other factors.

The question has been asked before on meta.SO and the exact formula is never revealed.

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