Am I missing something? I thought there used to be a tour button. I looked in the menu area, but it isn't there.

How do I find the tour?

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  • You have enough rep to not have the (?) button in the top bar; did you want to take the tour again? ;-) – Mathieu Guindon Oct 17 '17 at 13:32
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    @Mat'sMug I wanted to quote from the tour in a comment. I think it is silly to not have the tour available for everyone. – paparazzo Oct 17 '17 at 13:34
  • That said the tour url is [siteurl/tour] – Mathieu Guindon Oct 17 '17 at 13:36
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    @Paparazzi use [tour] in comments and it will automatically converted to the link. as tour – Optimus Prime Oct 17 '17 at 13:40
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    The tour takes a detour ... – rene Oct 17 '17 at 13:46
  • cross-stie duplicate: Where is the link to Meta and Help center in new nav? – gnat Oct 17 '17 at 13:53
  • @gnat Tour and Meta are not the same – paparazzo Oct 17 '17 at 13:57
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    @Paparazzi It was part of the help center option in the menu, so the dup is kind-of explaining where it went. – Patrick Hofman Oct 17 '17 at 13:59
  • Suggested previously. – Pandya Oct 18 '17 at 18:26

It's linked from the footer:

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  • Nice! Consider having that link on Stack Overflow as well? Seems to be the only SE site without it. – Mathieu Guindon Oct 17 '17 at 18:34
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    @Meta agreed, there is room in the left most part, below the logo. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Oct 17 '17 at 19:03
  • @Meta'sMug Hm, yeah, we'll consider it. Putting it below the logo is a non-starter, IMO, but maybe we can carve out a space elsewhere. – Adam Lear Oct 17 '17 at 19:10
  • @Adam why not? (below the logo.) – Shadow The Princess Wizard Oct 17 '17 at 21:01
  • @ShadowWizard Because it'd be a rando floating link. I just don't see the aesthetics working out there at all. – Adam Lear Oct 17 '17 at 21:25
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    @Adam I meant putting the whole "site footer menu" there, same as on all non-SO sites: Tour, Help, Chat, Contact, Feedback, Mobile. Not just the Tour. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Oct 17 '17 at 21:31
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    It is linked in the footer on some sites. Hardly a good answer consistency-wise. Were is the consistency SO always had? I am really disappointed in recent design decisions which make the sites comprehensible. – Patrick Hofman Oct 18 '17 at 7:18

The tour is hidden from a certain amount of reputation I believe. If you start as a new user you will see it. Here a screenshot from Stack Overflow:

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On MSE you can find the Tour link in the footer. On Stack Overflow it just disappeared. Major inconsistency here, which is bad in my opinion.

I think it is silly to not have the tour available for everyone.

I agree. That menu is useful to all users, not just new users. Bring it back!

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    @Catija nope, there is no link to Tour from help center. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Oct 17 '17 at 14:08
  • You can also do achievements>badges>Informed>tour. – Donald Duck Oct 17 '17 at 16:04

In an anonymous browser window you'll find the [tour] link in the top bar; it's hidden for users with enough rep, so it'll show up if you're not logged in.

anonymous login top bar (?) button

Alternatively, you can duplicate your current browser tab, go to the site's home page, then add /tour to the URL address, hit Enter - and you're there!

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    Looks like it's around 2k-4k rep, and I'd bet it's 2k as that icon is replaced with 'review queues' for me on sites where I have >2k rep (Code Review and Stack Overflow), so I'd think that at 2,000 rep it becomes the review queues link. – 410_Gone Oct 17 '17 at 15:34
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    @202_accepted it should be 500 rep. (Minimum required to review.) – Shadow The Princess Wizard Oct 17 '17 at 16:39
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    @ShadowWizard As it turns out, for all sites except this one, that's true. Just checked with my other profiles, and this site is the 2k limit for that feature. (We're both right, apparently.) See: meta.stackexchange.com/help/privileges vs. stackoverflow.com/help/privileges Bizarre that they differ, but that explains much more. – 410_Gone Oct 17 '17 at 16:41
  • @202_accepted nothing bizarre, MSE simply has no first posts and late answers queues, hence the minimum rep is 2000. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Oct 17 '17 at 17:03

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