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Could we have a Help Center page on disassociating posts?

As a moderator I sometimes1 find myself needing to explain disassociation to a user, usually one who has tried to delete posts that he's belatedly realized are connected to him. It'd sure be handy if ...
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Proposed changes to Help Center articles to include mention of AI-generated content policy

Feb 22 2024 Update: I have just rolled out the network-wide version of the help center article that mentions content generated by generative artificial intelligence tools must be referenced. I have ...
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Review queue Help Center draft: Close votes

This post is part of a larger effort to create Help Center pages for each of the Review queues. You can learn more about this project in the overview post. These posts will be locked so that everyone ...
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Good Subjective and Knowledge Questions vs Problems You Face

Currently the Don't Ask page of SE sites indicates "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face" however Good Subjective, Bad Subjective, as well as a ...
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The policy of editing out “noise” should be proactively explained and more easily referred to and justified

Across the network, but especially on Stack Overflow, it's considered important to edit questions and answers to remove noise. Of course I agree with this policy; it's part of what keeps the sites ...
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Review queue Help Center draft: First posts queue

This post is part of a larger effort to create Help center pages for each of the Review queues. You can learn more about this project in the overview post. These posts will be locked so that everyone ...
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Review queue Help Center draft: Reopen votes queue

This post is part of a larger effort to create Help Center pages for each of the Review queues. You can learn more about this project in the overview post. These posts will be locked so that everyone ...
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Review queue Help Center draft: Suggested edits queue

This post is part of a larger effort to create Help Center pages for each of the Review queues. You can learn more about this project in the overview post. These posts will be locked so that everyone ...
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Remove 'democratically' from sites' help/on-topic page

Rationale: Remove "democratic, community-driven process" from the Area 51 FAQ. Currently, on each site's help/on-topic page: If your question is not specifically on-topic for $sitename$, ...
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New Help Center article for constant changing questions

Most of us know this: How to deal with constant changing questions Etiquette for Russian Doll Questions Exit strategies for "chameleon questions" Dealing with solutions that end with a new ...
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Can we briefly explain the "wrong" review count where new reviewers will see it?

A frequently-asked question across the network is why the number in the top bar next to the "review" link doesn't match the tally of items visible in the queues. It seems like this has come up on ...
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Review queue Help Center draft: Low-quality posts queue

This post is part of a larger effort to create Help Center pages for each of the Review queues. You can learn more about this project in the overview post. These posts will be locked so that everyone ...
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How should we handle copied content in questions? [duplicate]

Or, in other words: Are the rules around referencing sources different for questions vs. answers? It's well-established that copying other people's content into an answer without citing the original ...
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Add the fact that only registered users can delete their own questions to our help pages

This request comes from the post Why can't a user delete their own question that was just asked and has had no activity? The answer to that question was that the user who posted the question was ...
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Review queue Help Center draft: Late answers queue

This post is part of a larger effort to create Help Center pages for each of the Review queues. You can learn more about this project in the overview post. These posts will be locked so that everyone ...
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Improve description of tag wikis in Help Center

The Help Center articles on the "approve tag wiki edits" privilege and "trusted user" privilege state: What are tag wikis? Tag wikis are a general introduction to a topic defined ...
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'Remove New User Restrictions' privilege also allows uploading images?

An answer to the 'How to upload an image to a post?' thread says that in order to do this you'll need the 'Remove New User Restrictions' privilege to do so. The 'Remove New User Restrictions' page ...
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Add an explanation about the difference and role of the per-site and networkwise meta to the Help center

I just crossed paths with a very new (and highly active) user in chat, and it turned out that he had never known about Meta - and when he tried to visit it, he clicked the featured question of the ...
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Please can we document how tags and wild cards interact in the help center?

While writing this question I noticed we don't actually document how tags and wildcards interact. As per the help pages we document them separately: To search within specific tag(s), enter them in ...
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Why are the community-specific close reasons not automatically included in the don't ask help article?

Any person can read a general pan-SE list of close reasons. Any person can read a site-specific list of on-topic areas – these are available in the help center. In a few SE sites, there is a list of &...
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How about we delete copypasted answers by new users?

I frequent the review queues (on ELU SE), edit to improve answers from new users, and upvote them often, and later find out that they're merely copypastas of earlier well-received answers. I ...
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Explain reasons for accepting an answer in Help Center

A new user on an SE site indicated in the comments that one of the answers to their posted question was best. I left a comment encouraging them to accept that answer, and gave a link to this help ...
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Add a help-center link to "In need of moderator intervention" in the question flagging menu

In the flagging menu (see bottom for reference), almost every single category has a link to a clarifying help center entry. The only exceptions are: Duplicates (which has a comprehensive submenu ...
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Suggested modification to Help Center "How Do I Search" text

The "How Do I Search" text in the Help Center describes searching for tags by enclosing them in brackets. It also describes using a wildcard in word search terms. But it doesn't mention that ...
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Let's improve the "How do I ask a good question?" page

I did find this question, but I have a bunch of suggestions. Also yes, some of this is from my post over on AU Meta I think the "How do I ask a good question?" Help Center page could use ...
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Page in the Help Center describing how to close and delete your own question

I didn't see any clear description of how to close or delete your own question. There's already a page describing why and how are some questions deleted, which says this: Questions can also be ...
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Update page about "Talk In Chat" privilege in Help Centers

This question says edits to the Help Center shall be posted in a meta, so here you go. On the Talk In Chat page, under Where is chat?, it says a link can be found in the "top left corner of the page"....
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Format for searching by date

As described on the help page you can search by date using format: YYYY-MM-DD But turns out that another format: MM-DD-YYYY is also acceptable. I know that such format is used in USA, but ...
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Add help center guidance about saying thanks [duplicate]

Suggestion: In help/behavior, add guidance about not writing "Thanks", etc. Include a brief rationale, and mention that accepting an answer and upvoting are the preferred means of saying thanks. ...
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