Recently, the Help Center was introduced in order to replace the old FAQ! Which is really nice. But we lost a friend to battle, one minute for "Fragment Identifier", he was a good bro! We want it back!

Since votes are a lot different on the meta, we often have to link to the "vote section" of the meta article to help users learn more about the meta! The only problem I see is that now, when we link to the "help center -> whats meta", there is no way to have a direct link to the vote section (which is the one we want to point out!). I understand that users that are redirected to that section should read the whole section and everything, but it would be nice to have an "id" on the Voting is different on meta title in order to enable us to link to it like before!

So adding an "id" like #vote-differences like it was before would be awesome! And make us able to link to


To show directly the section we want to talk about! (And a beautiful highlight, as pointed out by Doorknob would be awesome! Or ponies, definitely ponies) Note that this is just one example! Every sub section could/should get one, because most user won't take the time reading a whole page. So if we can link to a specific section, there are more chances that the user read it!


As proposed, every "title" (which are currently bees) could get his own ID (Fragment Identifier) as it was before, and would gain of being an h2/h3/hwhatEverFits to really clear up the markup!

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    It could maybe highlight that specific section too. +1
    – Doorknob
    Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 22:36
  • Nice find, and I agree with you.
    – Xarcell
    Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 22:44
  • +1, I think this suggestion should be expanded to all of the areas of the help section. Stuff in a <b> tag should get an ID for direct linking, it would be useful. Commented Jun 7, 2013 at 0:59
  • I'm confused why it's in a bold element rather than a header element... It's a title of a new section, it doesn't really continue on from the previous paragraph at all.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Jun 7, 2013 at 4:07
  • Eeeeek, bees! Run!!!! Commented Jun 7, 2013 at 14:39
  • But this would make it easier to pretend that voting on Meta is actually different!
    – Tim Stone
    Commented Jun 7, 2013 at 15:37
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    By the way, it's called a fragment identifier (although, yes, it's implemented using the id attribute). Commented Jun 7, 2013 at 16:58

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Because of the way we built the employee editing interface, it's not possible to add fragment identifiers without breaking a lot of other stuff.

Besides, the "voting is different" section is the first sub-header of that article - it shouldn't be that hard to find, even without being highlighted or jumped to the top. ;)

(I did change those subsections to be headers rather than bold, so they should stand out a little more than before.)

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    Assuming the titles themselves won't change much, one can auto-generate an ID based on the text in the title (read: #voting-is-different-on-meta). Is it not possible? Commented Jul 5, 2013 at 20:27
  • ^ Especially since you already have the code that does this for answer titles. Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 21:59

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