Perhaps it's my inexperience with the stack model, but I find it exceptionally difficult in many cases to find a link to a common issue. Often it makes more sense to link to some discussion or question rather than explaining a whole mess of things.
One example would be my comment here:
Critique: Modified template for a greeting card service
Well not now :) comments have been purged on that question apparently :)
To find a link to the critique guidelines I have to search meta. Which was okay for this particular use, but often when searching there can be a whole list of similar but unrelated items if you aren't familiar with the exact post wording.
Example: https://graphicdesign.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1085/what-dpi-ppi-for-print-initiative-on-gd (Didn't need to delete this Yisela :).. it was a prime example of why this is needed, not a commentary on the post directly. )
I can't find a FAQ link anywhere. I think the help center revamp wiped it out. Or am I missing it?
I don't know how to access the "Community Wiki". I don't think I've ever seen a link to that. Or I've missed it for, literally, years. I see the wiki posts... but no wiki "roll" as it were.
There are a number of common questions/meta posts which should be easy to find... Critique Guidelines, Font ID guidelines, Stock image resources, type resources, to name a few.
Would it make sense to have a common area where these informational posts are all located to try and separate them from the general Q&A? Not entirely, but more of a predetermined search parameter.
I think what's really needed may be:
- A) a link to view the Community Wiki as an actual Wiki (bottom of Community Bulletin sidebar perhaps?).
- B) Some moderator-only ability to designate a question/meta post as "common information" or "FAQ" then a link to view only those designated questions/posts.