More control over Help page
I've been writing help topics in the process of getting the new Electrical Engineering site ready for the public. I'm finding that organizing and presenting the various help pages could be better.
For context, here is what you get when clicking Help on EE:
The problem is that I have no control over the presentation in the left box. Also, I don't understand what "Uncategorized" is supposed to tell me. What would be categorized? How does one categorize things? How are the titles not categorizing the help content?
The links appear automatically for every help page that exists. They are ordered alphabetically. I added the numbers to get the order I want. There is no way to have a help page that doesn't show up in this top list.
I suggest that the Help box be editable like any other post. This would be the entire box, including the "Uncategorized" part.
Let me create links to what I want to point to, with the order and indentation I think presents best to users. You shouldn't do anything automatic. Let me fill it in.
Some advantage of this:
- The links in the Help box need not be the same as the document titles.
- Every document doesn't need to be linked from the Help box. Some documents may be too detailed to be relevant at the top level.
- I can control the order.
- I can use indentation to show hierarchy.
- Everything doesn't need to be a link. I realize space is precious, but a word here and there that's not clickable might be useful.