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Questions tagged [help-center]

For issues regarding the help center of Stack Exchange.

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Inapplicable help page [duplicate]

This page (Can I support my product on this site) is Stack Overflow's corresponding help page with names exchanged - saying "Code Review" instead of "Stack Overflow". It doesn't belong here. This page ...
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Add question editing recommendations to Community Tour

After receiving some good feedback on my first question, I decided to edit my question to incorporate the advice with the idea to create a copy-pasteable "final version" for future visitors. However, ...
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Insecure Connection error in help page [duplicate]

In the help center page, there is a description below the search box as: For more information, also see posts on Code Review meta tagged with [faq]. When ...
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The help-center contains links to meta.codereview.* instead to codereview.meta.*

See What topics can I ask about here? for example: For more information on this policy, please see this post on our Meta site. A user gets greeted with an "unsecure connection" warning, since the ...
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The “How to Answer” page should be amended to discourage anything too “personal”

In the Help Center's How to Answer page, under the "Always be polite and have fun" section, I suggest that we add: "don't make it personal". The use of I and You can make an answer seem more ...
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Follow the name change of “Programmers” to “Software Engineering”

In "our" help center there are links to programmers.stackexchange.com. I guess this should be changed to reflect the recent renaming of that site to "Software Engineering".
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“What to do when someone answers” seems to give bad advice at a glance

Take a look at this page of the Help Center - What should I do when someone answers my question? If you only read the text with special markup, as someone would when skimming the page, it reads like ...
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“What's beta” in Help Center: Do we still need it?

I was looking through the help center recently, and noticed the What's beta? page. Is it even necessary anymore? I understand that we have not completely graduated yet, but we are not in beta any more....
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“Always keep the original code intact” - even with no answers?

A few days ago, I asked for my first code review. Now I refactored the code and fixed some bugs, which I want to be reviewed to. But reading in the help center, changing code is a no-go: Always ...
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Reword tour page to specify best practices in specific cases

This is my own fault, but if I made the mistake I'm sure others could too. I missed that "Best practices in general" was in the "Don't ask about section" because I stopped at "Best practices and ...
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Does original code being code-golf/obfuscated make a question automatically off-topic?

From the Help Center: Do I want the code to be good code? (i.e. not code-golfing, obfuscation, or similar) To me, this part of the check list reads as "Do I want the code to be good code (as ...
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Let's draft better Help Center pages!

To follow up on Help spot deficiencies in our Help Center, let's collaboratively draft better Help Center pages. For each Help Center page to be modified, post a Community Wiki "answer" containing ...
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Help spot deficiencies in our Help Center

Regular participants will be familiar with procedures and practices on Code Review. For example, we have rules against asking hypothetical questions appending to or modifying the question after ...
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Working code vs. working program

I have a feeling that our guidances should be worded better. Take this excerpt from the Help Center: To the best of my knowledge, does the code work? I believe this question is incorrect, as seen ...
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Improving the site description on our take-a-tour page

Our tour page says: Welcome to Code Review Stack Exchange CR http://cdn.sstatic.net/Sites/codereview/img/apple-touch-icon.png Code Review is a question and answer site for sharing code ...
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Insufficient “How to ask”

As a newbie coming to CR and asking the very first question you can see There's nothing about broken code there and many new questions seem to get closed quickly because of it. Moreover, it names no ...
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FAQ “Product Support” needs some TLC

Related Meta.SE Question:: The “product support” page in Help Center does not make much sense network-wide The Product Support "Can I support my product on this site?" FAQ page seems to be stating ...
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“How To Format” guide has misleading UI elements

The "How To Format" guide on the right side of the screen is misleading. It uses "►" for each item in the list. Usually this "►" means that the list item is expandable, but it is not an expandable ...
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Make the help center more explicit about what CR is NOT

There has been discussion recently, about how lots of Stack Overflow users carelessly refer OP over here (CR) whenever the question roughly looks like a wall of code and OP is asking for help nailing ...
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Revising or removing the “Best practices” topicality rule

In the Help Center, under What topics can I ask about here?, one of the rules currently states: However, if your question is not about a particular piece of code and instead is a generally ...
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“How To Ask” text should link to help center, not faq

Similar to my question here, Code Review's "How To Ask" text should link to the help center, rather than the FAQ: Interestingly, CR's Meta seems to be more up to date than SO's:
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Code-correctness in the FAQ

As pointed by the poster of this question: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/8609/dynamic-programming-algorithm-code-review, our FAQ states the following is on-topic: Code correctness ...
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Add questions about performance to FAQ

Personally, I feel questions about performance are on topic on Code Review. This topic makes me believe most people agree. As an example: this question. Shouldn't "Performance" be added to the list ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

Just to break the ice with one from the great seven: what should our FAQ contain? (One FAQ suggestion/answer)