The new layout has been rolled out everywhere.

top bar at Stack Overflow

The help section is in the footer

"help" in the footer section

It took me a while to figure out it wasn't at the top (and I've been here a while).

You have to click on the sites bar on the right and it's not clear where to find it by looking at the icons.

location of help link in new top bar

Unlike the current layout for all other sites

old top bar

which is much clearer on where to find things, with a drop down menu

help dropdown on old top bar

Can we have the help section in a prominent place, as we are so often referring new users to it?

  • It's in the hamburger, right next to the pickles: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/345218/…
    – jscs
    Mar 11 '17 at 17:42
  • @JoshCaswell that's the old scheme, or maybe not :/
    – user310756
    Mar 11 '17 at 17:52
  • No, they added it to the new one recently: i.stack.imgur.com/ASluy.png (Sorry, pasted the wrong image link initially.)
    – jscs
    Mar 11 '17 at 17:55
  • @JoshCaswell well that's not helpful (the link not your comment), it took me a meta question to find it.hm
    – user310756
    Mar 11 '17 at 17:56
  • @JoshCaswell cheers, that was helpful, unlike the new layout all puns intended
    – user310756
    Mar 11 '17 at 18:01
  • Questions about the new topbar are not on-topic here are the moment and should be asked on MSO instead. Mar 11 '17 at 18:01
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    @PatrickHofman I assumed it was going to affect all sites. Shouldn't all the sites have a say? hm the plot thickens
    – user310756
    Mar 11 '17 at 18:02
  • Maybe it will be rolled out to the entire network, but not now. Just like Documentation and the new navigation. Mar 11 '17 at 18:03
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    @PatrickHofman sob I can't keep up with meta sigh I need help :D
    – user310756
    Mar 11 '17 at 18:06
  • This should probably be updated to the new "everywhere else" top bar? ;p
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Oct 11 '17 at 14:56

This was fixed on January 5th 2018; the help menu is available for all users regardless of reputation or privilege.

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