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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.

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Comments can't be linked?

S.E. provides links to comments. Can Codidact do same please?

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Is it a good idea to propose a single site for a religion that will cover both theology and its history/evolution from a secular standpoint?

I want to propose a site for Hinduism here that will cover both Hinduism, the religion/theology itself and also secular studies on Hinduism (how the religion, its scriptures, different sects, langu...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by mrbean‭

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What's the formula for a hot post? [duplicate]

As a SE user, I think the formula of their HNQs go this way: Has a score of 1+. Has at least 100 views. Has a positive-scored answer/s. I'm not sure about Codidact though since I'm new here...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y ago by Mithical‭

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Taking our design to the next level: feedback wanted

Our team has been exploring some ideas to improve Codidact's design. We've wanted to improve the visual design for a while, and we also have a lot of other usability changes we'd like to make. We...

20 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by General Sebast1an‭

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Character count appears only when posting new comments but not when editing existing ones and no error appears when limit is exceeded and one tries to save the post [duplicate]

Character count appears to me only when posting new comments but not when editing existing ones. This is a problem for me because it confused me not to understand why I couldn't save a comment whi...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 3y ago by deleted user

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status-completed tag on closed question

What is the importance of adding status-completed tag in a closed question? This and this question was marked as duplicate although @ArtOfCode added status-completed tag. He added status-completed ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 3y ago by Moshi‭

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When clicking "mark read" it shows a 0 when it should actually dissapear.

This is what I see: Steps to reproduce: If you get an Inbox notification, look at it, and then mark it as read with this button: Then it says you have 0 inbox notifications. Note tha...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by 10 Rep‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by deleted user

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Saving post after ALT text warning still treats the draft as unsaved

This is about a bug I've encountered a few days ago when I wrote an answer to the new design question, and which I had not yet gotten around to report. The bug ultimately led me to double-post my a...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by celtschk‭

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Should HTML entities be supported in titles?

I just noticed that HTML entities (such as &aleph; for ℵ or &mdash; for —) seem not to be supported in titles. Should they be? Clarification: I'm not asking for general HTML support in t...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by celtschk‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Make the Current Password field required client side for Account changes

It would be nice if you could make the Current Password field required client side for Account changes. At the moment, it just has a description/label, and fails validation server-side if not ente...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by mbomb007‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Notification number becomes negative on repeated clicking in the same page where it led [duplicate]

I am noticing an event which I don't know if would be considered a bug. Do the following: Open notification tab. (when you have one or more unread notification) Click on any notification. The ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Severus Snape‭  ·  edited 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Clicking on a notification changes it from read to unread

If I click on an already read notification in the inbox, it will go to the page I was notified about, but it will also change it from read to unread. Browsers affected: Microsoft Edge (Chromium...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Bug in notification [duplicate]

I had mark all of them as read. But, when I click any notification. That notification is automatically marking as unread. This may not be annoying but, this is obviously a bug.

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Marking notifications as "read" one by one = empty blue circle.

Marking notifications as "read" one by one ends with an empty blue circle with no number. Refreshing the page will make the circle go away. This was seen in a Chromium-based browser.

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by mbomb007‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Show question when editing answer.

When editing an answer, there's sometimes reason to look at the question again (I just had such a case). Therefore I think it would be a good idea if the question would be shown on the page where y...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by celtschk‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Why isn't there a "contact us" button in the footer of this website?

As far as I know, a "contact us" button (or alike) is both an accessibility standard and a business standard, to say the least. I want to write to the community managers privately --- and please u...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Deleting a question that has answers that were deleted by System, transfers the answer deletion to the question deleter

This was definitely unexpected, and possibly a bug. A question was flagged over on Scientific Speculation that hadn't been acted on in any way on Codidcat and had no non-deleted answers (they were ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Promoted posts image renders Hebrew ℵ as "?", but Greek "Α" correctly [duplicate]

In this case, an image really is worth a thousand words: That links to the question What sound did the letter ℵ encode in ancient Hebrew, and why did it morph into the greek vowel Α? The origin...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Canina‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Why do we have the "Participate Everywhere" ability when we haven't yet done anything?

We just made an account, and haven't done anything at all yet. No questions, no answers. So why do we have "Participate Everywhere"? According to the ability page, it looks like we would need a mi...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by forestbeasts‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Moshi‭

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Easier if we launch one site that combines Accounting, Economics, Finance at first?

I don't want post this on Site Proposals because this overlaps Accounting, Economics, Finance proposed there, respectively 7, 9, 6 months ago. But none launched!!!! I want them launched ASAP pls. ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Hoon Sae‭  ·  edited 3y ago by deleted user

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CC BY-SA 3.0 license doesn't show

Why CC BY-SA 3.0 license don't show for me? I had asked a question in Physics Codidact. I had answered the question but, it was taken from someone else's answer(from Physics SE). So, I had deci...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 3y ago by deleted user

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UI isn't looking well in Android

When the title becomes bigger than as expected than UI in android don't look good. So, UI should updated for Android. I have faced the problem for User list also. Screen width is 480 and heig...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 3y ago by deleted user

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Bug on Random from category (https://meta.codidact.com/ca)

In the page, there's a ad type which is "Random from category". The image link look like this : https://meta.codidact.com/ca/category/X.png Replace X with the category ID Category ID of Q&am...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 3y ago by deleted user

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Community-promoted network posts have arrived

We've had a number of requests for a "Hot Network Questions"-like feature, promoting good content from around the network. That's more complex than it sounds on the surface, because there's no easy...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Improving the "copy link" button

I'd like to have the "copy link" button below questions improved so that it gives something more useful. Currently when clicking on it, you just get a raw URL like: https://unicorns.codidact.com/p...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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How are the different site header colors picked? Can the community request a color change?

I'm wondering how the site header colors are picked for the different sites. For example, Photography & Video and Mathematics are both purple; Judaism and Music are both yellow or light brown; ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mithical‭

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Add an option to retract a flag before it's handled

I was reviewing a post when mistakenly, I flagged the post. I wanted to remove that flag, since I know that moderators would decline it. Since the flag was raised by mistake, it would be great if ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 3y ago by Lundin‭

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Questions themselves are not the first Codidact hits on Google

I got the two best ranked questions in Software Development Codidact and searched their titles verbatim in Google, Does the location of an import statement affect performance in Python? How sho...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Moshi‭

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clearing draft after clicking "Save Post in Q&A" [duplicate]

When I write an answer and click on Save Post in Q&A . Then, the answer doesn't remove from draft. After reloading the page the answer is saved in draft also. But, when I click on Cancel. The...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 3y ago by deleted user

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send mail for new community

Codidact is "creating" sites. Every-time you are working to build a new community. Even, lot of peoples are proposing sites. Codiact doesn't notify user when they successfully create a sub-domain. ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Reputation is disappeared from user's card recently

Not sure exactly when but for some time I don't see r in a user's card. From what I can tell it happens only on Meta and, for example, on SD it is still visible. An additional context: Heads up: s...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by FoggyFinder‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mithical‭

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I can't post a comment to an answer ; jquery errors appear in (Chrome) browser console

I can't post a comment to this answer. I tried to paste the markdown of this comment here as a quote or inside <pre> tags but if I publish this bug report then I get a "Sorry you have been b...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What to do about sock puppets in Site Proposals?

The process for site proposals here seems to be that someone makes a post, then (usually) Monica comes in with an answer asking for anyone interested in the site to comment in order to gauge intere...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by r~~‭  ·  edited 3y ago by r~~‭

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Meaningful hovertext for voting area

I notice that a number is displayed as the hovertext / tooltip when hovering over the voting buttons and current score of a post. Would it be helpful for the hovertext to include a brief descriptio...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Is it OK to edit a post in order to bump it?

I was reviewing some post in SE about bumping post which is related to this question. I got a point of his question. Read the question, the user was doing annoying edits to his post only to bump hi...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 3y ago by Mithical‭

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Notification time error

As you can see I joined 4 hours ago. But, I recently get some notification where I am getting that it sent 10 hours ago. This is obviously a bug. I think something wrong is happening with timing....

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Let questioners mark a question as answered (NOT like Stack Exchange's accept)? [duplicate]

I'm not referring to accepting just one answer like on Stack Exchange because your question can receive > 1 answer and each answer solves your question synergistically. No one answer solves your...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Is it possible to accept an answer? How to accept an answer? [duplicate]

Is it possible to accept an answer? How can I do that?

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by System‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Mismatch between tags list and number of posts for a given tag

Sometimes the number of posts indicated in the tags list does not match the number of posts displayed for that tag. This appears to be due to the inclusion of deleted posts in the displayed number....

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by deleted user

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Why did a lone moderator delete my post with test questions?

Why delete my 3 test questions below? I added some more below. DonielF listed test questions, so did pnuts. Here are some questions I have that I'm itching to post. 1. What are the differences ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by deleted user

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What does flag represent in profile's statistics?

I have seen above picture in my profile. What does the flag represent? Does it represent for those which I flagged earlier? Or, I have got 4 flags in my post? Or, It is addition of both of them.

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 3y ago by FoggyFinder‭

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Text length should be shown while editing comment [duplicate]

. I was editing a comment. It became very big(more than 500 letters). And, I didn't know. I was clicking on Post button multiple although it wasn't updating. I thought it may be bug. Then, I r...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 3y ago by luap42‭

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Making question (and answer) posting tips sections more formatted

I suggest adding some format to question (and answer) Posting tips section so that instead, for example: Questions get better answers if they are specific and clearly written. Feature requests ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 3y ago by deleted user

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Understanding how posts were possibly received by the community --- network wide

I would always claim that anonymous upvoting and downvoting are a crappy quality assurance method causing more harm than good in the long run due to unbased (or well based) accumulated hostility an...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 3y ago by deleted user

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Should we change the score required for the Curate trust level, and if so, to what?

We have some really interesting comments on this answer about the current functionality of the Curate privilege that we wanted to break out into a separate discussion. Currently, all of our user a...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Sigma‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Lundin‭

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Codidact marketing for community posts

In the last few months the Codidact team has opened several pages across various social media platforms (see the bottom of this post for a list). Up until now the admins have occasionally shared po...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Sigma‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Sigma‭

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Bootstrapping: who can speak for a community?

Our initial communities will almost certainly be groups of users from SE communities. A mature community should choose its own moderators and those are the people who can speak for the community w...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Separate question and answer in profile

I have asked 7 questions and answered 2 questions. Sometimes I go to my profile to visit my old questions and answers. I notice that the answers and questions are grouped together. There's a tag fo...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 3y ago by Quasímodo‭

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Let's revamp our status tags

One of our holdovers from Somewhere Else is the way we mark bugs and feature requests with status tags - including [status-completed], [status-declined], [status-bydesign], and we've got our own [s...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Include a step about licenses in the tour

During our tour to teach users how to use the site, there's a point where we guide you through asking a question, including adding a title and tags: However, something you have when posting an a...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mithical‭