Haha, toootally know what you're talking about :D
As a developer, I am a huge proponent of using README.md files inside the project, instead. Mostly because those are much more likely to be updated or read, when needed. At least for the project related stuff, this works great so far.
We just put README.md files at project roots and describe development setup, deployment procedure, coding guidelines (if needed), etc.
Another thing is bussiness/company related information and wiki's/how-to's, that change rarely. I guess it's ok to keep those in confluence.
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