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//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VisualEditor/User_guide https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:VisualEditor/User_guide is out of date in a few places, both text and screenshots

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VisualEditor/User_guide is also an out of date version of the above that probably needs redirecting

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The 'real' User Guide is at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:VisualEditor/User_guide

enwiki's copy is usually somewhat out of date. The most out-of-date section is citations. We have three different setups for the Cite button (with nothing/with citation templates/with the citoid service), so writing that section in the central version is a bit of a Choose Your Own Adventure game. (If the button produces a dropdown menu that looks like this, then go here. If the button produces a dialog that looks like this, then go there...)

Shouldn't we remove all these local wiki help pages and redirect everything to MediaWiki wiki?

I don't think there's a plan for that ATM. OTOH, it would be way more efficient to involve more community members to get this going somewhere.

You mean having people who help to create/update the documentation ? AFAK, it never happens (but I'm still young :þ)

As a general principle, I think WMF Product teams should be responsible of keeping the documentation about their projects up to date in mediawiki.org. They should not be responsible of related documentation in wiki projects.

Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from To Triage to TR1: Releases on the VisualEditor board.
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I took a quick look at this user guide, and didn't find anything that was out of date. If there's something specific that's out of date, please point it out and I can take another look.