My initial search context:
I looked at the SO Help Center to find information about inserting an image into a post. Not just doing it - get to know the mechanics/ errors/ whatever.
As the main help page does not have this in the short list, I went on to view more. Best match there was the sixth (btw: why not 2nd or 3rd?) entry about how to ask a good question. I hit Strg+F for "image" - no results. K, "pic" - "what topics" - not my aim.
So I came on meta. Found a long and for me useful list of FAQs. Strg+f for "image" - that's what I was looking for.
I'm aware that the edit window has an icon for images and for straightforward putting in it seems sufficient. Maybe I'm to careful that I didn't want to play with a question to find it out - just did not get an "how it works" answer in the help center.
My feedback question is:
- Would it be useful to place the meta-urls to the fitting help topics inline to the text?
- If that is "too messy" - would it be useful to post useful links to a specific FAQ (and all as a sum up) at the end of each topic for further reading?
As far as my research went:
- A specific link from help to FAQ with main answer:
- FAQs can be edited by anyone and are not official enough
- There is a suggestion the other way round: link from FAQ to help
- Found this general help center introduction which seems to get updates
So looks like the strongest contra arguments are:
- Not official, can be edited by anyone
- If it would be included: too much text to read
My argument is only:
- I searched for technical understanding in the help center and found nothing, I had to know to look on meta.
To add some "where it already is as I suggest":