Integrated help texts in Submission editor still document old (qv) syntax, link to no-longer-available/applicable help pages

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The submission editor can display contextual help while editing, accessed by clicking the little question-mark icon next to the field, in the desktop browser interface.


When editing biographical data, the help displayed still extensively discusses the old (qv) syntax for linking, with no mention of the new [link=nm#######] / [link=tt########] syntax that is (as of November 2017) the only supported syntax for creating links in submission data.



Worse, the links displayed point to the Linking names and titles in text based lists help article, which has been updated so that it now makes no mention of (qv) syntax.

Please update the contextual help texts.
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FeRD

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Posted 1 year ago

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FeRD

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Of course, now I find this previous report (I swear I searched, like 3 different ways). But, that was last updated 5 months ago, and this issue was supposed to be getting looked at internally. So, consider this a *poke* on that. 
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Happens all the time. GS's "Related Conversations" algorithm might be slightly better than GS's search algorithm.
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FeRD

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Which I suppose actually makes a lot of sense, really.
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Aahh! Ok, lesson learned: don't usee emoji in GS comments or a subsequent edit will cause it to be cut off at that point. Yay, more bugs!

Anyway, what I HAD previously written was: I assume the system uses the entire contents of the posts in computing similarity / mutual relevance, so there's a lot more for it to go on after I've submitted than in just the initial question. Once it has all the details, THEN it can find the duplicates.

Still frustrating, though.
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Hi FeRD,


Thanks for reporting, I've now updated those outdated sections.

Regards,
Will