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The Help Center implies that it's OK to answer duplicate questions if there aren't many duplicates; is this correct?

The Help Center article on how to write a good answer contains the following section: Not all questions can or should be answered here. Save yourself some frustration and avoid trying to answer ...
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Searching on Help Center doesn't return anything network-wide

Searching on Help Center doesn't return anything, even for keywords that I've been often using before: "promotion" (for questionable spam) "reference" (for referencing other) &...
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Why is information about triage and help and improvement review queues there in help centers of non-SO sites?

In the What are review queues? help center articles of non-Stack Overflow sites, there is some information about triage and help and improvement review queues. Triage – Stack Overflow only - 500 ...
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How Can One Report A Moderator? [duplicate]

About a year ago, in a distressed state, I posted a question on Interpersonal Stack Exchange which I would rather delete. (I know that was a while ago, but I want to remove all traces of the situation ...
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Change “reopen” to “leave open” in Close Votes queue [duplicate]

It seems that "reopen" should be changed to "leave open" in Close Votes queue tips box: since there's no option as "Reopen" but "Leave open" has.
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Clearly mention the 75 reputation requirement to start a bounty in the help center page on bounties

On all sites, including beta sites and Stack Overflow for Teams sites, all users need at least 75 reputation to gain the privilege to start bounties. However, this requirement is not clearly mentioned ...
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Add thanks as unnecessary chit chat to Expected Behavior page

I think a large part of each Stack Exchange site's community considers terms like "Thanks", "Thanks in advance", "Much appreciated", "Tks", "Thx", &...
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Help center page on reopening questions no longer correctly states the time frame in which edited questions are added to the reopen queue

In the help center entry for reopening a closed question, the article states: Closed questions that receive edits within the first 5 days of closure are automatically put into a review queue to be ...
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Mention comment voting limits in Help Center (on vote up privilege page)

Some day before I was searching for suggestions I have in mind here on Meta and voting on existing posts, mostly on comments. By the end of the day I've got a message: Daily vote limit reached; vote ...
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Can the community use a scope different from that mentioned in the help-center?

Without mentioning the Stack Exchange site, can a site's community allow questions that are off-topic according to the help-center of that site? Or is there anything that enforces what is on-topic ...
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Review queues can be accessed after reached 500 reputation, but the review queue page says differently

As per the Review Queues introduction page, "First Posts" and "Late Answers" can be earned at 2,000 reputation. But I can access those review queues, after reached 500 reputation ...
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Review help page contains “How do I use the First posts queue?” page, but Meta Stack Exchange doesn't have “First Posts” review queue [duplicate]

Meta Stack Exchange review help page contains "How do I use the First posts queue?" page, but Meta Stack Exchange doesn't have "First Posts" review queue itself. Also in other site'...
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Should we update/clarify our help center with respect to other sites and teams?

It has been brought to our attention that one of our community specific close reasons could use a little more backup from the help center. As avid meta denizens might be familiar - If an issue is ...
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Information about expanded usercards in the 'create posts' privilege page refers to a drop shadow which is no longer present

In the create posts privilege in the Help center it says (emphasis mine): Expanded usercards When anyone is viewing your usercard on a question, an answer, or on the users list, they may hover over ...
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Clarify an easily misunderstood editing reason in /help/editing

https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/editing An example reason to edit is: To include additional information only found in comments, so all of the information relevant to the post is contained in one ...
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Who is the chief executive officer of Stack Exchange?

I am a new contributor to Stack Exchange, and it has so many websites... the tour page explains it all. I've been through some sites, such as Stack Overflow, and it is well designed! It's almost like ...
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The serial voting guidance in the Help Center should be consistent with Meta

When a user suspects that they are the victim of serial voting, they should contact the site moderators with a custom flag which clearly explains what they think is going on (after 24 hours have ...
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User deletion: “your votes will be revoked”, except when they’re not

The Help Center says: User deletion is irreversible! By sending this request, your votes will be revoked, and all of your content will be made anonymous. But this isn’t entirely true. According to ...
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“How to use the Close/Reopen votes queue” help articles need updated screenshots

In the How do I use the Close Votes queue help article, the screenshots have been outdated. Currently, the screenshots of the review queues show the old UI, and look like this: But the design has ...
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Help center page for deleting accounts still lists old criteria for deleting the account immediately without a 24-hour wait

For a long time, there's been a feature where users who've contributed very little activity on the site, who later request deletion of their account, have their account deleted immediately upon ...
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Typos in Review Suspension help pages

On the help pages for review suspensions (example: Meta), it says reviews negatively effect but it should be "affect". In the same paragraph: access to the Reviews Queue but it should be ...
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Help Center documentation should be updated to reflect new procedures for closed questions

The Help Center page "What if I disagree with the closure of a question? How can I reopen it?" contains the following: If a moderator (user with a ♦ symbol after their name) closed the ...
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Inconsistent pluralization in the “'User was removed” help page

The Why do I have a reputation change on my reputation page that says 'User was removed'? help page opens by stating that This message means that a user who voted for one of your posts had their ...
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Bad advice on “How to not be a spammer” page

The standard /help/promotion page includes the following: Avoid poorly-written questions. Posting a well-written answer under a poorly-written question just makes your answer look worse. IMHO this ...
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Feedback on The Loop: Adding review guidance to the help center

I just posted to our blog about our recent review guidance work for the help center. In the post, I go into detail about our motivations, thinking, and the work that took place to complete this ...
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Add an option to include help and meta FAQ articles in search results

One of Stack Overflow questions has a self-answer inside the question and I wanted to add a comment about ability to self-answer and tried to find relevant links by searching within Stack Overflow. ...
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Locking help page list three exceptions of a permanent lock, but says that there are only 2

In this page Permanent locks should almost never be used, with the exception of those imposed by the system itself. There are two exceptions: But there are actually three listed in the ordered list. ...
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Creating new Help Center documents for Review queues: Project overview

As part of our efforts to improve the Review Queues, the Public Platform team is creating Help Center pages for each individual queue. We're here to solicit the community’s help to make sure that this ...
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Improve the help center page on reopening questions to not point to Meta Stack Exchange

The questions are getting closed quite often in all Stack Exchange communities, and many users (new users in particular) look for help on what it means and how to reopen them. Current State The Help ...
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Can we update the help center article to indicate that there are more exceptions to the general rule besides the comments only lock?

The post notice for a Policy Lock has a link to this help center article https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/locked-posts. This page states: In most cases, a post which is "locked" cannot ...
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Update the help center page on merging accounts to direct Teams users to the correct form

The help center page on merging accounts says that if one wants their accounts merged, they should contact the team using the standard contact form. This is correct for most users... ...unless they ...
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What exactly is meant by “flagged and deleted” in the 10k tools help center article?

On the topic of deleting questions, the help center article for Access to moderator tools has the following to say, with my emphasis: When should I delete questions? Closed questions that are of no ...
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Update the “How to Answer” page to explicitly state that linked resources, not just sites, can be taken down

The How to Answer help page has the following section, which mentions that links to resources can be unreachable or be taken offline permanently: Provide context for links Links to external resources ...
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Pluralization issue in help center privilege page on closing and reopening questions, on sites which only require a single vote to close questions

(While at the moment this issue only applies to Hardware Recommendations, I'm posting this here rather than on their meta since all help pages are fed from a global template, and there is at least one ...
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Link to Reddit is broken in the Help Center article on harassment

The Help Center article How do I report harassment? contains the following footer: Thanks to Twitter and Reddit, whose articles on harassment were helpful in creating some of the phrasing on this one....
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The Help Center page on “closed questions” on sites other than Stack Overflow contains the old descriptions of the close reasons

The Help Center page at /help/closed-questions titled What does it mean if a question is "closed"? lists the five top-level close reasons and their descriptions. However, the close reason ...
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Some symbols are not displayed correctly on the help page “How do I search?” on an international site

In SOja's "How do I search?", in the explanation about "wild card", some * have disappeared. Bug report on SO.ja meta On SOja: https://ja.stackoverflow.com/help/searching On SO: ...
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The display of “Markdown Help” is broken on the international sites

In SOja's "Markdown Help", the example display is broken. This problem seems to occur on other international sites as well. Bug report on SO.ja meta On SOja: https://ja.stackoverflow.com/...
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How is the scope of a site decided?

I suppose admins can track down who made what edits to the page "What topics can I ask about here?" that every SE site has (example page from webapps.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic). Is it ...
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Rename “featured” tab to “bountied” tab in help center [duplicate]

Since for about an year featured tab is renamed to bountied tab but the help center still mentions "Featured" tab: The bountied question will appear with a special indicator in all question ...
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New help pages needed for the latest feature additions/changes (follow, bookmarks, thanks)

Problem Some time ago there was a change to the icons displayed next to a question, and the favourite icon was replaced by a bookmark icon. In addition we now have a "follow" link underneath ...
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What is reputation's association bonuses' link leads to a 404

Go on any What is reputation? page. (Tested on Meta Meta, Code Review and Travel) In the "How do I earn reputation?" section below the list there is a link for association bonuses. Click on &...
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Redundant links in [site]/help/asking

I haven't checked on every graduated site but both Super User and Stack Overflow have a redundant link in the site "Asking" help centre page ([site]/help/asking): On both these sites there ...
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Are all current SE policies in the Help Center?

As we know, all users should follow the SE policies, so all policies should be easily accessible to all users. I think the only place one can find them is the Help Center. So, the following question ...
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Misleading text in editing help on sites where MathJax is delimited with \$

Credits to Electrical Engineering user @MarcusMüller who reported it here: Help page about embedding LaTeX is wrong, needs fixin', but it's an issue on more sites: Code Review Electrical ...
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Does an answer ban allow you to post an answer once every 6 months? Can we make this more clear?

The Help Center article on answer bans doesn't say anything like that. (This is where the ban message directs you to look.) The MSE FAQ says you can (but I doubt that anyone but "power users" reads ...
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Errors in closed question help page

There are errors on the help page "What does it mean if a question is "closed"?" An example of this page is https://superuser.com/help/closed-questions. There are two occurrences of the text "See ...
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Can /help/privileges/flag-posts be updated to reflect the new flagging reasons?

When declining a moderator intervention flag with the 'use standard flags' reason, users are linked to /help/privileges/flag-posts. The screenshots of the flagging options here still refer to the old ...
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Wrong paragraphs order on privileges pages [duplicate]

For example, https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/protect-questions. "Privilege type:" should be before privilege name. Related question on Meta.ruSO.
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Pre-2017 meta links remain broken in 2020

Back in 2017, SE changed their meta URL hierarchy, so their URLs are no longer meta.site.stackexchange.com, but rather site.meta.stackexchange.com. While the Community user did a good job fixing all ...

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