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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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Clicking on the square with an arrow no longer displays community drop-down [duplicate]

Clicking on the square with an arrow next to the user profile no longer displays the drop-down menu to show other communities. I talking about this one: If I click on the white area around it, t...

0 answers  ·  posted 5h ago by Lundin‭  ·  closed as duplicate 4h ago by Mithical‭

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Drop down panels drift away from their buttons on zooming

Note: This is not related to the recent code release - I noticed this before that. The panels that appear when clicking on the Notifications or Communities buttons at the top right of the page a...

0 answers  ·  posted 4d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2d ago by Moshi‭

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Any self-hosting devs here?

I searched for free community software ("open source" what I mean is GPL or similar). I know Stack Overflow and would like to run the software on my own server just to have full control over the da...

1 answer  ·  posted 2d ago by RobertSE‭  ·  edited 2d ago by Moshi‭

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Notifications and Communities buttons not responding to icon clicks

Previously, clicking on the icon for Notifications or Communities at the top right of the page resulted in the appropriate drop down panel appearing. Today, the panel only opens if the square area ...

0 answers  ·  posted 5d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 3d ago by trichoplax‭

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Questions previews were introduced: Can the layout be improved?

Questions previews have been introduced in Codidact, which, with a considerable amount of padding between the elements inside each question "box", decreased the number of visible questions per scre...

4 answers  ·  posted 5d ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  last activity 4d ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Category new activity indicators reset after release

Thanks very much for the recent release of bug fixes and features. It's also highlighted another potential improvement: I notice that since the release the grey circles indicating that a Category ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 4d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Make navigation bar optionally fixed at the top

I think that it would be better to give the users the option to fix the navigation bar at the top, just like in Stack Overflow. If a user receives a notification, and at that time they are busy re...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Zakk‭  ·  last activity 4d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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MathJax in profiles displays differently depending on community

Some communities have MathJax enabled, which allows including mathematical notation in posts. I wondered whether this would extend to the user profile, so I did a test. I edited my profile to incl...

1 answer  ·  posted 4d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 4d ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Can we get a queue for pending suggested edits?

Right now, you have to actually be there to notice there is an edit waiting to be approved, meaning suggestions on old posts often get overlooked (especially since there are so few actually able to...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 4d ago by Quasímodo‭

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Can a moderator promote Codidact for free on Reddit?

Let's popularize Codidact! We ought advertise at https://old.reddit.com/r/blogger/ https://old.reddit.com/r/blogs/ https://old.reddit.com/r/DotCom/ https://old.reddit.com/r/GuestPost/ https:...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Chgg Clou‭  ·  edited 4d ago by Quasímodo‭

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Potentially misleading plus symbol with "follow new" link

I like the new "follow new" feature that allows being notified of any new comment threads on a post. However, I think that using a plus symbol (+) next to it could be confusing, as this is often as...

1 answer  ·  posted 4d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 4d ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Making explicit that there are no options with the t shortcut from the questions list page

On a specific question page, the t shortcut brings up a list of options for the question or one of its answers (depending on which is currently selected): On the questions list page, the t short...

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

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Minor indentation misalignment in keyboard shortcuts help box

Very minor bug in case it's worth fixing at the same time as any other change to the keyboard shortcuts: The keyboard shortcuts help box has one space less of indentation for t than for all the ot...

0 answers  ·  posted 4d ago by trichoplax‭

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Mentioned `d` shortcut not yet showing or working

Just to let you know: The new d keyboard shortcut mentioned in Recent feature changes to the Codidact software doesn't appear to be present yet. Keyboard shortcut d opens the dashboard Press...

1 answer  ·  posted 4d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 4d ago by Mithical‭

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Code block exceeds the screen height on mobile

I like the new taller code blocks when working in the desktop site, but they can be problematic on mobile. On mobile, even in portrait orientation (screen height is larger than screen width), a co...

0 answers  ·  posted 4d ago by trichoplax‭

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Typo in error - Tags can't have more than 5 tags

I'm guessing the first "Tags" is a typo and should instead say "Posts" or perhaps the name of the specific post type?

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 5d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Recent feature changes to the Codidact software

This site runs on the QPixel software, maintained by Codidact. What progress has been made recently? There will be one answer per year. 2022 (current year) 2021 2020

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭  ·  last activity 5d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Summary per day in the Vote Summary profile page

When viewing a user's Vote Summary, days that are not expanded give no indication of how many votes occurred each day: Would it be useful to have a plus and minus total in the date bar that stil...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 5d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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MathJax rerenders on movement instead of on change

I've noticed something when using MathJax during 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 ensur...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 5d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Exclude featured posts from the Hot Posts list

Can the Hot Question list be changed so that featured posts don't show up in it? They are already in the list once.

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 5d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Skip "direct link" message above the answer if there is only one answer

If I jump to an answer directly from a notification, I get a box above the answer: You are accessing this answer with a direct link, so it's being shown above all other answers regardless of its...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 5d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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`skipping $num comments` should show for inline preview

skipping $num comments should show for inline preview also. I was watching the thread. When I was watching the thread from posts page. Then, I noticed that @ArtOfCode said blah blah blah....... I ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 5d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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No way to remove parent tag.

Over on Software, the [excel] tag was mistakenly put as a subtag of [openoffice-calc]. When I went to edit the tag to fix it, I realized there was no option to remove the parent tag. I ended up ask...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 5d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Profile editor missing preview

When editing my user profile, the preview is missing.

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Dani‭  ·  edited 5d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Stop inserting space after question titles

This is kind of minor so I haven't bothered reporting it before, but it's been there since day 1: the site is inserting a space character after every question title. Example (from here): Newslette...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 5d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Why does searching with answers:0 still show ANSWERED questions?

This is particularly helpful to find unanswered questions: answers:0. I pine to see merely the UNanswered questions on Math Main. But see below.

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 5d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Some symbols are displayed as HTML encoding in question description

In the posts page of each site, the symbols &amp; &lt; &gt; are not rendered as such; Instead they are replaced by their HTML encodings: &amp;amp; &amp;lt; &amp;gt; You can see that in the pr...

0 answers  ·  posted 5d ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 5d ago by Quasímodo‭

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Clicking outside of notification popup does not close it

I know that notifications will be revamped in the future, but this is small and quite a nuisance. If you click on Notifications icon, the notification list pops up. Directly dismissing it by clicki...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 5d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Can we please get useful source code formatting?

My patience is running thin with code formatting on Codidact. I've made this feature request before on Software Development only (here) but no reply. We currently have 5 communities which definite...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by Lundin‭  ·  edited 5d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Vote summary refers to "you" even for another's profile

In the votes summary page of my profile it says: A daily summary of votes you have received for your posts. This is an accurate description of my vote summary page. However, if I look at ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 5d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Communities drop down disabled when editing profile

On most pages of Codidact there is a little drop down arrow at the very top right of the page, which usually displays a list of Codidact communities when clicked. However, when on the "Edit" tab of...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 5d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Double brackets in footnotes

While typing the initial draft of a post, or editing an existing post, footnotes appear in the preview in superscript in square brackets, like this: However, after saving the post, the footnotes...

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

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How do I suggest edits to the tag wiki?

On the page for the Edit Tags ability, it lists a part of the requirement as To earn this ability, you need to have roughly a 97.5% approval rate for suggested edits to either the detailed tag w...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 14d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Preview of edits so reviewers can see what has changed

When looking at a pending edit on the suggested edits page, only the markdown shows. There is no preview of how this will be rendered. This presents two problems: Any subtle error introduced by...

0 answers  ·  posted 15d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 14d ago by trichoplax‭

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Incorrect text for requirements to edit tags [duplicate]

On all sites on the user abilities page for editing tag info, it says you need x% of accepted edits and y number of edits on tag wikis and tag usage guidance even though you currently can't suggest...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Ethan‭  ·  closed as duplicate 14d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Share your userscripts!

Here you can share user scripts for Codidact! Please use the following format to share. ### Name of the US Small Description Anything else (optional) Supported on: (U.S. manager) U...

1 answer  ·  posted 16d ago by Ethan‭  ·  last activity 15d ago by Ethan‭

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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...

3 answers  ·  posted 17d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 15d ago by trichoplax‭

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Undelivered mail returned to sender

When I send a message to someone @codidact.com, I get back undelivered mail returned to sender, which says &lt;support@codidact.org&gt;: host codidact-org.relay1g.spamh.com[63.71.12.97] said: 554...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 26d ago by manassehkatz‭

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Markdown spoiler sections - is there any need?

Standard markdown does not include spoiler sections (hidden until clicked on). Personally, on those rare occasions when I find need to temporarily hide something, I'm happy using &lt;details&gt; HT...

0 answers  ·  posted 27d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 27d ago by trichoplax‭

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Adjustable size comment text area

The character limit for a comment is 1000, but the text area in which it is typed or edited is much smaller than this. Most comments are short, but some comments can have reason to be longer, and ...

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

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Closing Articles

I noticed that there isn't a way to close Article type posts. While some of the close reasons might not be very applicable to Articles, I think that at least the off-topic, outdated, and duplicate...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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False positive for 30,000 character limit

I tried to edit a post, but I received the following message saying it is over 30,000 characters. I double checked in a text editor that the number of characters is 27,835 (as shown in the Codidact...

1 answer  ·  posted 1mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Taeir‭

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Main and subheadings are almost the same size, but not in the edit preview

When editing a post, headings with a single hash # show as significantly bigger than headings with a double hash ##. However, after saving, these two headings are much closer in size (to the point ...

3 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by celtschk‭

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Details tag requires an internal blank line to render markdown

When using a &lt;details&gt; tag to add an expandable section to a post, markdown will mostly still work inside the expandable section, but some of it will not work on the first line. Markdown trea...

1 answer  ·  posted 1mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Option to sort answers by Age

Currently answers can be sorted by Score or Activity: I'd like to be able to also sort them by Age. Would this be useful to anyone else?

2 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by KalleMP‭

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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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Title text (tooltip/hovertext) shows on unrelated parts of the page

At the top of the posts list, the total number of posts is shown on the left. Hovering the mouse pointer over this number shows the title text. This is currently set to be the same number as is alr...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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"Random from user" ad template, for "selfish sharers" like me

I like the "Random from Category" and "Specific post" ad templates. I've recently been a "selfish sharer" and used the "Specific post" template to share one of my own questions. This made me wonde...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Markdown version of ad templates for sites that don't support HTML

I recently changed my username on a site where I used to post coding challenges years ago, to make it clearer that I no longer post there (as I still occasionally receive comments that I may not se...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Exact date and time of posting on touchscreen devices

In the list of posts, or at the bottom of a post, there is an indication of how long ago it was posted. In a desktop environment with a mouse, hovering over this duration gives an exact date and ti...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Moshi‭