Lots of people come on this site asking (often) similar questions about PhD. Shouldn't we create some sort of "Master" question which would appear as 'to read before putting PhD in your title' (amongst the suggestions), and which would answer many of the frequently asked questions?
This wiki could also give the kind of questions that we will not answer on cstheory.se. Another advantage would be that it would be easier to refer every one to this question when asking about PhD?
To be more precise, I was thinking of a CW with all the "mainstream" answers, for the recurrent questions such as :
- Litterature 1, 2, 3,
- topics 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
- fundings 9,
- Universities/Places/people 10, (see also on meta)
So it could be just stuff like this, I am not saying all the questions I quoted could be put in this CW: some really interesting ones cannot be foreseen and it is really a good thing for this site to have them appearing. However for readability reasons, if at least the main ideas were in the same place it might be easier for the people asking the questions?
Then of course we can create a template that refers to this CW when people ask about PhD.