In response to voretaq7's comment on an answer elsewhere, I'm here proposing some adjustments to the help and other text. I was looking for the following material, and managed not to find it, though the locations and titles do make sense in retrospect (but only, I think, in retrospect).
The idea of a 'canonical answer' is probably more descriptive than the traditional
'frequently asked questions (with answers)', but the latter is, well,
traditional, and people are primed to look for it. For this reason, I think, I
missed the significance of …a list of the most common questions with links to
the “best” answer we’ve identified on the on-topic
page. This might be better phrased as
"...a list of Frequently Asked Questions with our canonical/best answers". If the letters
FAQ can appear close to there, it's pretty much impossible to miss.
That page might be usefully titled something like (again) "Frequently Asked Questions (with answers)", so that it appears more meaningfully in the faq tag list.
That page starts off These questions clarify points in the ServerFault FAQ but I still haven't found the actual FAQ. Perhaps this text could link to it.
On the help page it would be useful if the first heading under 'Asking' was 'Read the FAQ', with a link. Come to that, it would be useful if there were a FAQ link on the front page.
The 'canonical answers' page should perhaps make clear that these are deemed bad questions, partly because they've already been answered, but also because they're open-ended, can go out of date, etc etc, and so they should only be asked if they are labelled within the question as creating a canonical Question/Answer, and are accompanied by a draft answer (from reading the nominal 'question' on this page, I'm taking it that this is the approved procedure; if not, this is the place to spell out the correct one).
I hope this is useful.