Knowledgebase and documentation in confluence: separate spaces or one space?

Hi,

I'm in the process of reorganizing our Confluence in order to make better use of the Atlassian combined product features. Especially the use of JIRA Service Desk combined with a knowledgebase.

I'm taking a look at how Atlassian is organized, and they have TWO spaces for each product:

Same principle is followed for confluence.
Now, I guess you could just as well create a page within the documentation space, and post all knowlebase articles under that page (using the templates like 'how-to article' etc...) 

Does anyone have enough experience to tell what the advantage or disadvantage is of separating spaces versus one space for documentation+knowledgebase?
I'm not using service desk at the moment - but I want to anticipate and obviously try to boost the 'self-resolving by customer' by giving the answers to frequently asked questions before they actually create a new issue in JIRA for us.

 

 

 

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According to the link below, if you create a space for the KB, you can specify that the space be used as a Knowledge Base and customers can search it from the Service Desk portal. That wouldn't preclude you from creating a documentation space and putting all your KB articles in there, but might increase the search results to include less than relevant results. https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Using+Confluence+as+a+Knowledge+Base

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