Questions tagged [help-center]

The help-center tag is used for all questions pertaining to the Help Center, which replaces the FAQ.

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Should topic about volunteering be mentioned explicitly in the help center?

While questions about volunteering aren't off-topic, volunteering isn't mentioned explicitly in What topics can I ask about here? Should this be changed? I think volunteering is a very special form of ...
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What is this site's editing policy?

I've become confused by two meta posts: Edit invalidating top voted answer (REOPENED) Reopen request: Clean Air & Office In the first, a diamond user made substantial editorial changes in an ...
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Update example comment in Tour

I know we've been working a lot lately on trying to get comments more in line with the guidelines, in particular keeping them to concrete requests for clarification and limiting the amount of ...
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Can we make our help page on tags more relevant to our site?

We have had a bit of a problem with tags for a while. There were some steps taken in that direction about 4 years ago (RhysW's Tag Reviews - Suggested Course of action, The Workplace Tag List ...
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Give more info around the site on how to make a question less company specific

I see you already have a meta post explaining how to edit a question to remove "company specific" elements. I understand this rule is to prevent questions and answers which are only helpful to the OP, ...
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Update Help Center to match new off-topic wordings

We recently changed the "advice on what to do" close reason to "advice on a specific choice". However, I noticed that the off-topic definitions in the Help Center were not updated to match the new ...
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Private Beta reference in Help > Asking [closed]

The Asking section of the help center still shows the page How to Ask Questions in Private Beta. I think that should be removed as we're not in private beta any more.
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Proposed change to the on-topic section of the Help Center

This change is now live As discussed in this meta post, with the changes to the close reasons we should really look in to updating the help center to match how we close questions. Below is the ...
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Updating the Help Center

Now that we've graduated and have had many more meta discussions here to refine our scope, I thought it was a good time to take a look at our custom section of the help center. We can edit this ...
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If asking for a resource is off-topic, that should be stated in the help center

In response to an earlier version of How can I impress upon a manager the value of a respectful management style? I've been told that questions asking for a resource are off-topic. When I check the ...
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Improving the Help Center (take two)

So prior to becoming a mod, I really wanted to update the help center. Unfortunately, we only have access to the on-topic section for free editing by default. We had a brief chit-chat amongst the mods,...
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Asking Guidance Sidebar

So when a user asks a question, they get a helpful sidebar that looks like this: The things that are linked are: Meta The Help Center How to Ask Apparently I already knew this and wondered if it ...
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Medical question - on or off topic?

This one was interesting: What types of medical conditions prevent employment on a cruise ship? I couldn't see any reason to close it, but it also had the problem of being almost a question that is ...
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'On-Topic' and 'Off-Topic' sections of the help center

Now that we have graduated, I think we should re-visit this discussion. As an official site, we should strive to clearly state what is on- and off-topic here to help guide new users to become ...
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Editing the Help Center

It looks like our FAQ link now redirects to a help center. I don't think it has the same information as it used to (it would seem, not 100% positive). This is apparently universally rolled-out across ...