This is something that we have done on as ad hoc basis up until now, but I think we might need to take a step back and look at the problem again together.
A quick recap.
In certain instances, community leaders (mods and higher-rep users) have organized the composition of "canonical" questions and answers: high-signal "exhaustive" responses to a question we see repeatedly being raised, perhaps in subtly varying forms.
The first time we did this, I believe, was in response to a glut of queries about the utility (and sometimes, somewhat more cynically, about the cash-value) of studying philosophy. The wise and benevolent @stoicfury took a constructive leadership role here; he formulated the question as straightforwardly as possible and composed a clear, crisp, well-researched response. We now had a master question to refer people to when the concern inevitably came up again.
My major purpose here is to get a little more formality and transparency around this process, as well as permit the main body of the community to shoulder some of the burden of composing canonical Q&As.
What might be some good candidates for this "canonicalization" process? (Currently I am thinking about "who is a philosopher?" and "how to become a student of philosophy?", both of which have several instances floating around. What others might be out there?)