As we deploy the help panel to successive wikis, we will be asking them to add their best help links to the panel. Since different wikis have help links of differing levels of quality, we may want to develop best practices around:
- Which are the most important help pages to have (e.g. wikitext, the visual editor, notability, etc.)
- What the content of those help pages should be. This could either be some main things to include, or they could be literal pages that can be translated.
- @aripstra's design research project listing in detail the different conceptual and cultural challenges that newcomers have most frequently.
- French Wikipedia's how-to concerning help pages
- Local Template:Welcome are often customized to match the most frequent needs of local newcomers
- Local Help:Contents (as above)
- Local Project:Help Project might have active people who can advise
We should probably wait until about February 2019 to decide whether to work on this, since that's when we will know whether newcomers are actually clicking on help links.