So there is a new top banner bar on my SE pages today, and I can't figure out where the help pages went (links to the Tour, Help Center, etc.). What am I missing?

Current EL&U top banner, showing in top bar, left to right: StackExchange link; Search box; my icon and current score; badges; message icon; awards icon; search queue icon; icon for all other SEs.

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    It appears the number of review queues is no longer available.
    – user66974
    Commented Oct 10, 2017 at 20:35
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    Nope, and if you look at any of them the red alert goes away, even if you don't clear any queues. Presumably until you go away and come back, or something.
    – 1006a
    Commented Oct 10, 2017 at 21:00
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    @Josh: You can see the numbers if you go to the "all queues" page: english.stackexchange.com/review But it is not displayed on the main page any more
    – herisson
    Commented Oct 10, 2017 at 21:05
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    The new top banner is a good example of fixing something that wasn't broken and a "good idea" that wasn't. Two thumbs down!
    – ab2
    Commented Oct 11, 2017 at 0:35
  • @Josh The numbers in the previous menu bar didn't match the numbers reported in-queue, but at least it gave an indication of how long the queues were. The new menu bar will take some getting used to, to say the least.
    – Lawrence
    Commented Oct 11, 2017 at 8:22
  • Something's wrong with the link or my browser. Clicking on it reports The image "https://i.sstatic.net/jVtg8.png" cannot be displayed because it contains errors. Laurel's links (only visible when trying to edit the answer) also produce similar error messages.
    – Lawrence
    Commented Oct 11, 2017 at 8:27
  • @Lawrence - I think that the number that appeared on the front page was a way to call for "intervention" from user to reduce the queues. Now, how long the queues are, is much less evident.
    – user66974
    Commented Oct 11, 2017 at 12:03
  • @Josh Yes, it's a lot less informative now. If they wanted less clutter, perhaps a happy medium would be a coloured icon, with colours going from blue or green for short queues to red for long queues.
    – Lawrence
    Commented Oct 11, 2017 at 12:40
  • @Lawrence By link do you mean the image of the banner? Can you see the picture at all? I'm not seeing the error message on my desktop or phone; what browser are you using?
    – 1006a
    Commented Oct 11, 2017 at 12:53
  • @1006a I was using firefox. Now running Chrome, it displays without problem. Possibly a problem with my browser.
    – Lawrence
    Commented Oct 11, 2017 at 12:54
  • sigh the old banner. No news from the community manager, and no new ideas/fixes have been presented since… "boh" (Italian expression)
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Dec 28, 2018 at 7:03

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There's one link in the site switcher dropdown:

help, chat, log out

And one under the ? menu (now shown to all users):

And one in the footer:

And here’s the link (since the app doesn’t have a direct way to get there):


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    Ah, thanks. I did actually look in the footer, but missed it. It did not occur to me to look in the "list of all 171 Stack Exchange sites" (that's the hover text).
    – 1006a
    Commented Oct 10, 2017 at 20:59

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