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Previously, we had a nice separate "faq" for meta.math.SE.

However, with the advent of the so-called "help center", if I now click the "help" button on the top, next to my username, I'm being redirected to the main help, viz math.stackexchange.com/help.

This is unlikely to be the desired behaviour. Moreover, where has the meta FAQ page gone?!

If it weren't for the large knowledge base the meta regulars form, newcomers to meta would (and occasionally nonetheless do) have a hard time figuring things out (like the ubiquitous confusion about meta votes, which are used a bit different than votes on main).


NB. This just goes on the heap with the rest of the complaints on Meta.SO. What were they thinking?!

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    $\begingroup$ Does this help? $\endgroup$ – Alexander Gruber Jun 22 '13 at 20:32
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    $\begingroup$ This is by design (I want to say that I didn't design it). The original meta bits can be found in a little corner of the help pages. Less accessible? I think so. $\endgroup$ – davidlowryduda Jun 22 '13 at 20:33
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    $\begingroup$ @AlexanderGruber Ok, good to know it is still up. However, this particular section of the "help" is not initially visible. Yugh, what a (insert expletive) design. $\endgroup$ – Lord_Farin Jun 22 '13 at 20:33
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    $\begingroup$ We're still trying to figure out the best way to deal with the help center on meta; we'll likely make the /whats-meta article the landing page when you click on "help" from meta. We've had a backlog of issues to deal with, but I hope to find a better solution to this problem in the next week or so. $\endgroup$ – Laura Jun 23 '13 at 23:12
  • $\begingroup$ @Laura: should I retag the question (bug) or (feature-request) so it remains visible to the team? Or is the current tags okay? $\endgroup$ – Willie Wong Jun 24 '13 at 8:14
  • $\begingroup$ @WillieWong Current tags are fine. $\endgroup$ – Laura Jun 24 '13 at 14:19
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The "help" link on meta now points to: https://math.stackexchange.com/help/whats-meta

You'll notice that this does still take you back to the main help page. Unfortunately, the only way we really could avoid that is to duplicate the help center for every meta site, which would make maintenance a little bit crazy. I know it's not ideal to be taken from meta to main without intentionally deciding to do that, but I think the most important thing is that when you click "help" from meta, you're now taken to a page that explains what meta is (like the old meta FAQ did).

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    $\begingroup$ I thank you for taking the time to address this issue. $\endgroup$ – Lord_Farin Jul 20 '13 at 9:29

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