Can the help pages be modified? With assumptions that:

  • Every help page will be either English, or English+Ukrainian; but, anyway, the English texts will remain untouched.
  • Ukrainian text will go only after the English ones.
  • We will prepare Ukrainian translations ourselves.
  • We'll promise translations to be as close as possible.
  • If the English text is going to be updated by SE administration — no problem, just drop the Ukrainian version (in order to not create any divergence; i.e. during the period after the update of the English text and before the fully updated Ukrainian translation is prepared, the Ukrainian translation just disappears).

It will simplify entrance for new users.

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Yes, some parts of the Help Center and the Site Tour are available for edit by the moderators.

What parts of the help center can site moderators edit?

I confirm that there are "edit" buttons in my interface.

Other parts are editable, too. Quoting the above source (emphasis mine):

Note that Stack Exchange developers / Community Managers / employees can also edit probably any other section of the site, if you make a good enough case on your per-site meta.

I have not checked whether the other language sites bothered to translate the Help/Tour to their target languages.

I see no problem if we edit it for our convenience — especially this one:
"What topics can I ask about here?" (http://foo.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic).

We should probably raise yet another Meta question asking about the proposed content — I'd prefer to have separate ones for each particular editable page and only after we agree here about the format first. Here's how we do it at Language Learning.SE.

I also agree it should contain both languages, English first and Ukrainian second to unify with other SE sites.

If the English text is going to be updated by SE administration — no problem

Yes, it is no problem because we will have the "source code" in our Meta posts.

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    If you're looking for ideas on how to proceed with this, the French Language site implemented something similar.
    – Taryn
    Mar 31, 2017 at 14:42
  • @bluefeet, thank you very much! This layout looks precisely what we need. Mar 31, 2017 at 14:57

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