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Can "last activity" provide more context on what it was that happened?

Currently (November 2020), the list of questions displays a "last activity" under each one of them. It refers, obviously, to when and who made the last action in the Q&amp;A thread and links to the...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 4h ago by trichoplax‭

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Attempting to restore an answer deleted by a moderator gives no visible feedback

After a moderator has deleted an answer, it looks like this to the poster of the answer: If the poster of the answer clicks on "Restore", the action is prevented, and a message is shown at the t...

0 answers  ·  posted 5d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2d ago by trichoplax‭

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Inconsistent badge alignment on Vote Summary tab of user profile

On the Vote Summary tab of the user profile page, the post type and category show as badges on the same line as the question title and aligned to the right. However, if the question title is too lo...

0 answers  ·  posted 6d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 5d ago by trichoplax‭

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Inconsistent use of "abilities" and "privileges"

The Your abilities page looks something like this (depending on your current abilities): To a moderator looking to grant or suspend abilities, there is a mod-only page called "Privileges", which...

0 answers  ·  posted 5d ago by trichoplax‭

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Inconsistent use of "undelete" and "restore"

When a post has been deleted, it shows a notice explaining its situation: This notice says: Users with the Curate privilege may vote to undelete (emphasis mine) However, the button below ...

0 answers  ·  posted 5d ago by trichoplax‭

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Should we start displaying the score of a post instead of the raw votes?

Currently, when viewing a post, Codidact will show you the raw votes on a post, with the breakdown into upvotes and downvotes: There's been some feedback that this is a bit too much to show, espec...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 6d ago by Pavel Kocourek‭

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Does "site" mean "community" or "Codidact" on License field?

Above the drop down list for license when making a new post, it mentions "site default". As people use the word "site" to mean different things, this could be ambiguous, particularly for a new user...

1 answer  ·  posted 6d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 6d ago by Mithical‭

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License CC BY-SA 3.0 only available on Writing and Outdoors

For 2 communities (Writing and Outdoors) the License drop down list when making a new post shows an option of CC BY-SA 3.0: For all of the other Codidact communities this option is not present. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 6d ago by Mithical‭

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Incorrect description for CC BY-SA 3.0 in license drop down list [duplicate]

This will become irrelevant if License CC BY-SA 3.0 only available on Writing and Outdoors results in CC BY-SA 3.0 no longer being available For those communities where it is present, CC BY-SA 3...

0 answers  ·  posted 6d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  closed as duplicate 6d ago by Mithical‭

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Very narrow blank option in Default license drop down list

The drop down list of options for "Default license" in the "Community Preferences" section of the "Preferences" tab on the user profile page does not appear to have the option of returning to blank...

0 answers  ·  posted 6d ago by trichoplax‭

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Diagram errors in "Scoring" help article

The help page explaining the post scoring method has some diagrams at the end, but they are somewhat confusing. Axis mislabelling The following chart has a horizontal axis labelled "N", which is ...

0 answers  ·  posted 7d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7d ago by trichoplax‭

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Comment threads with zero comments

I believe that when the last comment in a comment thread is deleted, the thread is also automatically deleted. However, there are some threads that still exist despite having all their comments del...

0 answers  ·  posted 7d ago by trichoplax‭

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Duplicate Mobile Sign In button in user profile shows on mobile

When viewing my own user profile (not anyone else's) there is a button below the profile content called "Mobile Sign In": This does the same as the Mobile Sign In button in the page header: I...

0 answers  ·  posted 7d ago by trichoplax‭

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Tall profile content (image or text) causes scroll bar only on desktop

I recently added an image to my user profile as an experiment. In the edit preview this showed in full, but after saving it shows on my profile with a vertical scroll bar and the bottom section of ...

0 answers  ·  posted 7d ago by trichoplax‭

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Mismatch between blue notification circle and notification panel

When I read the target of a notification in another tab, and then switch to a tab that still has the notification circle showing, opening the notification panel shows the notification as read, but ...

0 answers  ·  posted 7d ago by trichoplax‭

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Question score on hover in question lists

When viewing an individual question, the score can be seen by hovering over the voting buttons or the upvote and downvote counts: In the question list page, it might be expected that the score c...

0 answers  ·  posted 7d ago by trichoplax‭

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Broken edit diffs on narrow mobile screens

When viewing a post edit diff on mobile the side by side format for before and after makes each side very narrow in portrait mode. Text wrapping appears to only happen between words, leaving longer...

0 answers  ·  posted 8d ago by trichoplax‭

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Highlight [status-completed] posts in Hot Posts for Meta

In the Hot Posts panel on Codidact Meta, or in the Meta Category of a specific community, some of the posts may be bug reports or feature requests. It is not clear from the Hot Posts panel whether ...

0 answers  ·  posted 10d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 10d ago by trichoplax‭

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Sign In vs. Sign Up

Sign In and Sign Up are two different functions, with different buttons &amp; pages, and they should remain separate. However, there should be consistency in how they reference each other, as well ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  last activity 10d ago by trichoplax‭

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Unique favicons for each site

Could each site have its own favicon? When I have too many tabs open and can't read the page titles, it'll help me distinguish the different sites.

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 10d ago by trichoplax‭

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Total number of search results

At the top of the posts page, the total number of posts shows. At the top of the search results page, there is not a total number of results. I would find the total number useful on the search res...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 10d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Unique favicon per community [duplicate]

If pages for several different Codidact communities are open in different browser tabs, they all show the Codidact logo as their favicon: It would be easier to see at a glance which community is...

0 answers  ·  posted 12d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  closed as duplicate 11d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Logo shrinks from blue notification circle

Related bug (not sure if solution will be related): Logo becomes tiny in mobile landscape mode and narrow desktop windows On mobile, the community logo can shrink when a blue notification c...

0 answers  ·  posted 12d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 12d ago by trichoplax‭

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Logo becomes tiny in mobile landscape mode and narrow desktop windows

Related bug (not sure if the solution will be related): Logo shrinks from blue notification circle The size of the community logo at the top left of the page changes based on the width of t...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 12d ago by trichoplax‭

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Show question title before community name in browser tab

The title for a specific question page (displayed in the browser tab) shows the community name followed by the question title: This means that only the first word or two of the question title ar...

0 answers  ·  posted 12d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 12d ago by trichoplax‭

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Meaningful tab title for Ask and Edit pages

The title for a page (that appears in the browser tab) shows the community name (such as "Codidact Meta"), followed by the question title for a question page. This can be helpful for a user who has...

0 answers  ·  posted 12d ago by trichoplax‭

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Post history is incomplete and misses some parts at random

I posted the following question on Software Development: When I go to the history, only half of the history is showing: This is also true for my answer where some bits are missing and everyth...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  edited 15d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Notification dropdown sometimes doesn't open when clicked

This has been a recurring problem for me. Sometimes (far from always, but far too often to be comfortable), when I click the notification dropdown "inbox" icon, it simply fails to open; the elemen...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 15d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What is clicking the inbox icon in the top bar actually supposed to do?

I'm starting to wonder if my earlier bug report was based on a misunderstanding. If it is, though, I think the UI needs to be clarified. Anyway... Just what is expected behavior when the inbox ico...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 15d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Notifications button not working when inside a Q&A when it contains posts you created

GitHub Issue: https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/162 When I am in the main page or browsing any page in the site, the notifications button works well. However, if I am in a Q&amp;A page ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 15d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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The ability to cancel my own suggested edit

Related: A way to edit my suggested edits If I suggest an edit to a post and then change my mind, there is no way for me to retract my suggestion. The top of the post I suggested an edit on...

0 answers  ·  posted 16d ago by trichoplax‭

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Move keyboard focus into the search term box when search is clicked

GitHub issue: Automatically focus search bar after clicking search (search-slide) When I click the dark grey search button at the top of a Codidact page a new panel opens containing a search ter...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 16d ago by trichoplax‭

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Avatar alt text does not fit in avatar available space

On a slow connection the user avatar may not immediately be available. When it has not yet finished loading there is placeholder text displayed instead (the alt text for the image). However, at the...

0 answers  ·  posted 16d ago by trichoplax‭

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Text colour works in edit preview but not in saved post

I entered the following markdown into an answer I posted recently: ### ImageMagick &gt; &lt;p style="color:red"&gt;An error occurred while installing rmagick (4.2.6), and Bundler cannot continue....

0 answers  ·  posted 17d ago by trichoplax‭

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What customizations are available on Codidact?

On Codidact, lots of things can be customized for individual communities. Generally these changes need to be made by admins, but we'll make them on request. But what are all these things? What c...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 17d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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New activity grey circle indicators confusingly triggered by question deletion

Related: Make "last activity" notices on question lists more useful (GitHub) Can "last activity" provide more context on what was that happened? (Meta) Posts list shows luap42 instead of actua...

0 answers  ·  posted 18d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 17d ago by trichoplax‭

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January 2023 Newsletter featured link broken on Codidact communities other than Meta

I have noticed that the January 2023 Newsletter featured link is pointing to the current page URL instead of the blog post when it is rendered on a site that it is not Meta Codidact. Examples: ...

0 answers  ·  posted 18d ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 18d ago by trichoplax‭

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Clarify "Remember me"

When signing in there is a checkbox labelled "Remember me". There is no supporting information to indicate what this checkbox is for. Without it, a user may not know which of the following it means...

0 answers  ·  posted 19d ago by trichoplax‭

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Remember 2FA on this device

On some sites that support Two Factor Authentication (2FA) there is the option of remembering your device so that in future 2FA will only be required if signing in from a different device. This is ...

0 answers  ·  posted 19d ago by trichoplax‭

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No title text on edges of buttons away from icons

The "Dashboard", "Notifications", and "Mobile Sign In" buttons in the page header at the top right of the page have title text which displays those names. However, the title text is on the icon rat...

0 answers  ·  posted 19d ago by trichoplax‭

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Reputation change indicator on dashboard

On the dashboard there are indicators for each Category of each community, that appear when there is new activity in that Category: Would it be helpful to also show the reputation for each com...

0 answers  ·  posted 19d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 19d ago by trichoplax‭

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Should we have organization accounts?

I've seen many times something like "This is just my personal opinion, not of the team" when administrators such as Monica Cellio respond to posts. In my opinion, this is because of a lack of a way...

2 answers  ·  posted 20d ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 19d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Preview text for answers should be the answer's text

When searching, not only questions but also answers come up in the results. However, the information on it is mixed between the question that the answer is on and the answer itself: Title: Que...

0 answers  ·  posted 20d ago by Moshi‭

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HTML entities & the question content preview [duplicate]

An ampersand shows as &amp;amp; instead of &amp; in the following question content preview: I've also included an ampersand in the title of this question to test whether the title is also affect...

0 answers  ·  posted 24d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  closed as duplicate 21d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Tags shown on a question can differ from tags shown when editing that question

I noticed that How can I shorten a piece of writing without losing its original essence? on Writing Codidact appeared to be tagged writing-instruments, but the question does not relate to writing i...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 21d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Tag duplication in post edit mode

Accidentally clicking on the blue "bug" tag above the tags box in post edit mode adds the tag "bug" even if it is already present, resulting in it being present twice. Deleting it with the little...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 22d ago by trichoplax‭

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How should we make pending edit suggestions more visible?

Each category header includes an "Edits" link, which is a link to a list of pending suggested edits in the current category. But nothing alerts people with the ability to approve those edits that ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 23d ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Confusing reuse of styling between button and tab header

At the top of the page there are sections for the community's Categories, which are displayed as tabs that can be switched between. For example, here on Meta Codidact there are "Q&amp;A", "Site Pro...

0 answers  ·  posted 24d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 24d ago by trichoplax‭

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Cannot add tags during tour

During the tour, the user is asked to add tags to their new question. The tags (either the suggested ones or other words) are not recognised, instead displaying "The results could not be loaded": ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 27d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Can't click notification icon

Clicking on the notification icon: Doesn't do anything. I noticed this just now. It's probably been a month or more since the last time I had a notification. Back then it worked as expected (...

1 answer  ·  posted 28d ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 27d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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