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Shared Help is a feature on Fandom that takes help pages from Fandom Community Central and shares them with all communities. The aim is to make sure that everyone has the information they need to run their community at their fingertips, regardless of what Fandom wiki they are on.

How Shared Help worksEdit

Shared Help pages are any pages in the Help: namespace on Community Central. These pages will show up on your wiki at the same article name location, contained in a box. At the top-right of the box is a link to the Community Central forums.

Note that these shared articles will not show in local article lists, though links to them from normal wiki content will be blue.

If you're interested in improving the core help pages, please check out Help:Improving help pages.

Adding local contentEdit

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Help:Contents showing local content above Shared Help

Shared Help does not stop you from having custom local help content - each community has its own ways of doing things. The content shared from Community Central will only contain general help, so should not conflict with your own advice and/or policies.

To create local content, edit the help page as you would normally. Your content will show up above the Shared Help box. You will notice when you edit local help pages, they are empty - this is because the shared articles are not physically on your wiki.

You can hide shared help content on a specific page by adding: __NOSHAREDHELP__

Edit noticeEdit

You will be notified on the edit page that you are editing a shared help page. For example:

The help text within the box is stored at Help:<name> on Fandom Community Central. See Help:Shared Help for more info.

Any changes that apply to all communities should be made to the Fandom Community Central copy. Suggest changes here.

Text should be placed on this page if you wish to explain usage, style and policy guidelines which apply only to Community Central. Text added in this edit box will be displayed above the boxed help text.

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