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Welcome to Codidact Meta!

Codidact Meta is the meta-discussion site for the Codidact community network and the Codidact software. Whether you have bug reports or feature requests, support questions or rule discussions that touch the whole network – this is the site for you.

General Q&A about the Codidact instance hosted at codidact.com or the software that runs it.

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Should we directly link to the proposals site for new proposals in the Help Center?

On the Help Center page "How to ask a great question" (This link points to the Codidact Meta version, but this question talks about all the versions of this page in all other communities, too) Und...

1 answer  ·  posted 1d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 15h ago by Monica Cellio‭

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How much reputation is enough reputation?

I clicked on "edit" on a post, and received the following message: Forbidden You have been denied access to this resource because you lack the necessary privileges to access it. Once you gain e...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Masked Man‭  ·  edited 15h ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Can the close notice be moved to above the question?

Here is what one of the closed questions looks like, and as you can see one would have to scroll all the way down to find the link to the dupe target. I think it would be much better if the close ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 15h ago by meta guy‭

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Vote counts as ratios? [duplicate]

This is not meant to be a committed advocating or request of the following, but rather a conversation to analyze the possibilities and potential benefits and drawbacks. What if the total score for...

1 answer  ·  posted 13d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed as duplicate 15h ago by Monica Cellio‭

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"mention-box" turns red after editing comment although a reload fixes this.

So the other day I commented on a thread, mentioning another user: All the details of all the screenshots in this post have been replaced with dummy text to simplify/generalize the question. ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 3d ago by meta guy‭

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Modular or “microservices” architecture

I am interested in the idea that an extremely modular software architecture for Codidact could have the kind of general, self-propagating benefits that things like being free open-source have. To m...

1 answer  ·  posted 12d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 3d ago by meta guy‭

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Codidact Collab - should it be listed?

The drop down menu at the top right of each Codidact page shows a list of all the sites in the network. The list is also shown in the page footer, and on codidact.com. There is also a site for peo...

4 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 3d ago by meta guy‭

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Broken advertisement templates on Codidact sites

On the advertisement page of Codidact Collab, there are five types of advertisement templates available: Codidact network Community Random posts Specific post Random from Category This sp...

0 answers  ·  posted 3d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 3d ago by meta guy‭

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Misleading stats in other user's ability page

When looking at the Abilities dashboard of another user and clicking on any ability, for example the curate ability page of a mod looks like (I replaced the actual mod name with (ModName) for sake ...

0 answers  ·  posted 5d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 4d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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MathJax rerenders on movement instead of on change

I've noticed something when using MathJax while preparing/editing a post. Each time a change is made to the raw text, the preview rerenders accordingly. This is the behaviour I expect, which ensure...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 4d ago by meta guy‭

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1 answer  ·  posted 5d ago by meta guy‭  ·  last activity 5d ago by meta guy‭

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Pluralization typo in Help Center page "Guidelines for referencing and quoting"

What? Typo in a Help Center page "Guidelines for referencing and quoting" Where? In the first paragraph (the erroneous part has been bolded for the sake of this post): When you're writing a p...

1 answer  ·  posted 5d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 5d ago by Mithical‭

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"Remove all items" button for Tags doesn't work

What? Attached below is a self-explanatory GIF of the bug. The cross button, instead of removing all the tags, just shifts the focus to the input box. Where? New question page.

0 answers  ·  posted 5d ago by meta guy‭

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How should we approach large numbers of edits made all at once?

If edits are made to a large number of posts in a short period, they will push everything else off the front page, taking visibility away from recent questions and answers. They will also take visi...

2 answers  ·  posted 6d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 5d ago by Andreas‭

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Minor suggested edits to old posts

There have recently been several edits in a short period of time by a single user. This user does not yet have the Edit Posts ability, so all of the edits are suggested edits, which require review ...

5 answers  ·  posted 6d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 5d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Should we change the footer layout?

Context The footer of all pages on the Codidact network looks something like this: Pros Looks neat Cons As more and more communities emerge and the network grows, this list of "Other C...

1 answer  ·  posted 9d ago by meta guy‭  ·  last activity 6d ago by trichoplax‭

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Could we have a way to edit without bumping posts?

Whenever a post is edited, the question is automatically bumped to the top of the category post list. This is useful for major changes to posts because people can see that something has changed. H...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 6d ago by trichoplax‭

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Going back in browser encourages accidental duplicate posting.

I wrote an answer to a question, followed a link somewhere, then went back in the browser (Alt back-arrow in my case). Somehow I managed to go back from where the answer was posted. I saw my answ...

0 answers  ·  posted 6d ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Minor typo in Help Center page of "Participate Everywhere" ability

Location Go to this link or any of the links mentioned under the "Communities" subheading below. You will see two paragraphs under their respective subheadings. Under "How do I earn this ability...

1 answer  ·  posted 7d ago by meta guy‭  ·  last activity 7d ago by trichoplax‭

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What should we do about tagging in Site Proposals?

We need to figure out tags in the "Site Proposals" category. I noticed that some proposals were tagged "suggestion" and some "new-communities" and started to replace the former with the latter, an...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 7d ago by Michael‭

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What kinds of data import can QPixel support?

How granular can data-import be for QPixel (I realize the answer might be different later for Codidact), and can it be done more than once? We know it's possible to import "everything", but which ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 7d ago by meta guy‭

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Please amend the terms of service to allow other licenses

The Codidact terms of service (example is from Writing) include: You own the copyright to your content; by posting it here, you license it under the terms of CC BY-SA 4.0, including any media yo...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 7d ago by meta guy‭

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Is there a reason to keep the normal logo instead of the community one?

On any page of the Codidact network, one can click on the top-right dropdown button to, well, reveal a dropdown. This dropdown includes a button to sign out and a list of communities. Scrolling d...

0 answers  ·  posted 7d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 7d ago by meta guy‭

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Spread the word - SE meta information page?

We all know that Stack Exchange has been there for a long time. It has taken root to a lot of people. Unfortunately, I feel like codidact's word has been spreading less than what I would expect. I...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Neel_Gupta‭  ·  edited 7d ago by meta guy‭

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Hide sorting tab when there are 0 answers on a question

Have a look at this Codidact Meta post. It is closed. Scrolling down we can see a UI like so: When there are 0 answers, then the option to sort them by score/activity doesn't have any use. Als...

1 answer  ·  posted 9d ago by meta guy‭  ·  last activity 8d ago by trichoplax‭

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How does Codidact avoid repeating Stack Exchange's mistakes?

I received an important question in private email, and I'm bringing it here so we can improve on the answer I sent. This won't be the last time we get this question; let's develop a clear, effecti...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 8d ago by meta guy‭

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404 error produced through "/subscriptions/new"

What is the bug? Found a way to produce a 404 by clicking on the site's own links. How to reproduce Go to the homepage. On the right side you will see a tab like this Now click on "all new...

0 answers  ·  posted 8d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 8d ago by meta guy‭

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Add a validation checker for website field

Background One may edit their profile and add information about their website, Twitter and Discord profiles. Issue But I also noticed that entering just the word "test" in the website field does...

0 answers  ·  posted 9d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 9d ago by Andreas‭

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Buggy text in Cooking site's help center

Where? The bug appears to be there at a specific help center page of the Cooking site of Codidact: https://cooking.codidact.com/help/how-to-ask What? There are two occurences of this bug. U...

1 answer  ·  posted 9d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 9d ago by Andreas‭

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List all duplicates for a question on the target question's page

Currently when viewing a post, there is no indication that it's being used as a duplicate target. As a curator, it's useful information to me that when I view a question, I am also informed if any...

1 answer  ·  posted 9d ago by Andreas‭  ·  last activity 9d ago by trichoplax‭

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Category activity indicator is lit for one's own activity

When new posts are submitted to a category, a small circle is displayed next to the category's name, within its tab in the category bar. This activity indicator is displayed even when the only new...

0 answers  ·  posted 9d ago by Andreas‭  ·  edited 9d ago by Andreas‭

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What incentives are there currently to edit and moderate? Should there be more?

On Stack Exchange, I spent a significant portion of my time on the site editing posts, because the idea of an SE site as a repository of useful reference information has long appealed to me. Being...

1 answer  ·  posted 12d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 9d ago by trichoplax‭

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Threaded comments are good for discussion but there’s no incentive to clean them up [closed]

I personally am open to the idea of treating comments here exactly as we treat posts. Since they can be quite long, we should be able to vote, suggest edits, etc, as a way of facilitating that Codi...

0 answers  ·  posted 9d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed 9d ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Proposal: remove Twitter from profiles

Seeing the option to list a Twitter profile on one's profile leaves a bad taste in my mouth given recent developments on that site. I don't think it deserves to be promoted above other social medi...

3 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by da5nsy‭  ·  edited 9d ago by Andreas‭

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Could we adopt the domain “.cd”?

How would people feel about a network-wide convention of abbreviated URLs having the form, https://<topic>.cd? For example, a shortened URL for a philosophy site would be https://philosophy....

2 answers  ·  posted 12d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 9d ago by meta guy‭

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Can you post a question just to answer it yourself?

Does Codidact allow users to post questions and then immediately answer them?

5 answers  ·  posted 29d ago by 8500 Ward‭  ·  last activity 10d ago by Andreas‭

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Auto-navigate from post preview to post source

I'd like to be able to double-click in a specific location in the preview of the post I'm writing (or editing), and have the site scroll up to the post source (input box), and scroll and move the c...

0 answers  ·  posted 11d ago by Andreas‭

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How do we want to organize the help center?

Jon Ericson raised an interesting point in a recent Meta post: I don't understand how the help page is organized. Oh wait! It's alphabetical by the title of the article. That's why "Advanced for...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 11d ago by Andreas‭

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A refactoring convenience function.

Here is a redraft and elaboration of what this post is about, partially in response to some comments I've received. This post may be about a few different things at once, and may need to be refact...

2 answers  ·  posted 13d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 11d ago by Julius H.‭

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Would there ever be A / B testing?

Would there ever be a scenario where an experimental feature is tried out with a smaller cohort of users in order to observe the resulting dynamics and compare it to the alternative? I mean more t...

2 answers  ·  posted 13d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 11d ago by trichoplax‭

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Alternatives to the news feed taken as a default; the “attention economy”

It is common nowadays for social technology to include a “feed” of some kind, most usually as the landing page upon logging in. One can without difficulty produce some conventional arguments in fav...

1 answer  ·  posted 11d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 11d ago by trichoplax‭

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How should a Codidact public API work?

I'm planning to add a public API to Codidact so people can make applications that read Codidact data automatically. Features and purposes I have my own purposes in mind for this[1], but there are...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 12d ago by trichoplax‭

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Library of Congress classification: class AND subject tags (including sub-tags)

The library of Congress classification system gives items both a single class, and multiple subject tags. This system has some significant benefits. Also, their subject tag system has sub-tags - f...

0 answers  ·  posted 13d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 12d ago by Julius H.‭

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More inherently built-in chatting? [duplicate]

It could be cool to have more accessible chatting for all posts. What if there were a sidebar on every post where there was always a live chat? Unlike SE, you never need to specifically create and ...

0 answers  ·  posted 13d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed as duplicate 13d ago by manassehkatz‭

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Extremely high standards for code of conduct? [closed]

This is just a hypothetical idea I’d like to share. I sometimes feel the bar has been set very low in how people conduct themselves on forums, since we are used to places like Reddit, and compared...

0 answers  ·  posted 13d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed 13d ago by Mithical‭

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Thoughts on downvotes? Could you be able to hide vote counts in general? [duplicate]

Seeing as Codidact is sort of an opportunity to do things a little differently than Stack Exchange, I was wondering how people feel in general about certain things about Stack Exchange, which we mi...

0 answers  ·  posted 13d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed as duplicate 13d ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Make searching posts slightly more easy

I find the search function slightly too hard to find. I mean, it’s just in the menu, but intuitively, I feel like it should be a little more accessible, immediately visible. Also, we would benefit...

0 answers  ·  posted 13d ago by Julius H.‭

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What should I know when coming here from Stack Exchange?

This website seems much like the Stack Exchange family of sites, but I immediately noticed some differences, like being able to comment at once and not being able to vote on this meta (but the abil...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by tommi‭  ·  last activity 16d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Markdown table alignment only renders correctly in preview

Codidact posts support Markdown tables. For example, the following raw text: Column 1 | Column 2 -------- | -------- Data A | Data B Data C | Data D renders as: Column 1 Column ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 18d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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I can close my own question by myself, but not reopen it

I was surprised to find that ordinary user privileges allow me to close my own posts unilaterally. It does seem useful; just now I posted something on Linux Systems and realized it needed some fixe...

2 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 21d ago by Monica Cellio‭