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Questions tagged [help-center]

For questions about the site's area of help and guidance pages.

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Phrasing questions such that answers can be objectively voted upon

A Bit of Background While reviewing Q&As at GraphicDesign.se for some insight I read this post about logo reviews. That post (which is trying to deal with the balance between subjective and ...
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Help tour includes a potentially confusing user avatar

The section "Improve posts by editing or commenting" of the help tour includes an icon of Rory Alsop, which currently looks similar to Reddit's logo. I don't have a problem with Rory using it on the ...
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Clarifying “What topics can I ask about here?” from the help center

This is pretty much a continuation of JBH’s post but it is narrowed down to a specific issue. It also comes after a suggestion from elemtilas to refocus the question. This is the question that shed ...
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Our tour includes a comment that doesn't practice what we preach

If you take a look at our tour, specifically the "Improve posts by editing or commenting" section, we have a picture of a comment to this answer. In my opinion, this comment is not asking for more ...
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Enough is enough. NOBODY can obey rules that are only in someone's head [duplicate]

Relating to this question. Since when can a question be closed for poor quality? The two respondants to my challenge to justify the closure said that it's just a physics question (which we answer ...
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No clue why the gas question is not world building

This is a question about What gases are made by a live, crackling, exposed electrical wire? It asks about the Effects of world elements, including technology on specific aspects of that world's ...
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Please wait at least 24 hours before Accepting an answer

When Worldbuilding was freshly minted, an occasional newcomer asked a question, received an answer, and immediatly Accepted that first answer, minutes after asking. This drew several patient comments ...
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Search Tips Wanted Please

Asking the community for tips on searching, in order to find answers and avoid duplicate questions. So I have taken a look at the search section under help, and I have used the limiters there to do ...
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What changes about real-world questions are needed to the help center?

A year ago, we had Should the help center be updated to specifically list real world history questions as off topic?, to which nobody ever proposed an answer other than yes, let's list them as ...
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Sharing the “how-to” meta content via help

Is there a way to have the links to the, Risk Factors, Perfect Question etc meta posts show up under help? If yes (it's yes, thank you Monica) I would like to propose we add the following questions ...
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Please clarify “Elements of Plot” to be more concise

I am reading this question as a clear, right-now example of a point that annoys me. The answer is not the problem, but the first comment in the answer, which accuses the question to be OT. Please: I ...
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Should the help center be updated to specifically list real world history questions as off topic?

We've had at least one real life history question recently, and dodged another. A strict reading of What topics can I ask about here? doesn't provide any guidance for this type of questions, but it's ...
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Should we amend the help center text to allow “how to accomplish X” types of questions?

We get numerous questions on the form "how do I make X happen?", and these seem to be generally appreciated by the community. However, by a strict reading of What topics can I ask about here?, there ...
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Change the “What topics can I ask about here?” help center page

This is about the What topics can I ask about here? page in the site's help center. Back in 2010, Robert Cartaino posted a Stack Exchange blog post titled Good Subjective, Bad Subjective. That post ...
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Can we edit the dont-ask section of Help?

I've just looked at the help center's don't ask page, and it doesn't seem quite right for this site: you are asking an open-ended, hypothetical question: "What if ______ happened?" Almost ...
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Create Custom Help Center Articles

We need to prepare for our site to enter public beta, and one of the things we need to do is define what goes in the help center and the tour. This is one of The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every ...