This is just a tiny request to simply change the href attribute of the "Help" icon's link from "#" to "/help".

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All the other icons/menus have useful links except for this one. So, I believe it should be changed for consistency and because those links are good for two situations:

  1. If one wants to explicitly open them using right-click > Open in a new tab/window or using a middle-click, for example.

  2. When the script to open the menus is not loaded for some reason (e.g., JavaScript disabled, poor connection, etc.).

Note that putting aside the consistency issue, that button is currently useless when JavaScript is disabled, which is the main reason for why the other buttons have fallback links.

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    I am seeing a menu that includes Help-Center as one of the options. Aug 20, 2021 at 13:26
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    @WalterMitty The link href serves as a fallback to the menu. All the other menu links have this fallback. Aug 20, 2021 at 14:42
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    This makes perfect sense for consistency sake; the other 4 icons have fallback links (Inbox links to global Stack inbox, Trophy links to global rep graph, Review links to site's review page, and the Stack Exchange button links to the global home page), the help button should too!
    – zcoop98
    Aug 20, 2021 at 15:15

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A fix for this has now been released network-wide. As a fallback, the Help icon in the top bar now links directly to /help.

Thanks again for reporting!

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    Thanks for the fix and welcome to Meta :)
    – 41686d6564
    May 23, 2022 at 17:08
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    Happy to help out! Sorry it took so long to get to. May 23, 2022 at 17:11
  • @Tyler most feature requests wait long years, so less than a year is really super fast. :) May 24, 2022 at 6:52

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