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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.

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I cannot post PHP on CoDidact software development

I cannot paste some HTML-CSS-PHP code which I have tried and would like to ask a question about in CoDidact Software Development. When I publish my question I just get redirected, time and again t...

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

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Edit comment dialog does not have character count [duplicate]

When I add a comment, the character count is displayed below the text box: However, when I edit it, there is no character count visible: It still seems to check for the character limit(500 ch...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Razetime‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Do I need to conceal or blur brand names?

S.E. has wrongfully deleted questions and/or suspended people for posting pictures with brand names, because by default they think all brand names are advertising and spam. I confirm I don't work f...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Moshi‭

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Why not broaden Electrical Engineering to Engineering?

Why did we narrow ourselves down to Electrical Engineering? Why didn't we launch a Engineering community like S.E. that's broader? I trust it's self explanatory that Electrical Engineering is a str...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Chgg Clou‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Advertise on Stack Exchange?

To my pleasant surprise, I saw an ad for Codidact on English S.E.! Why don't we post similar ads on S.E.? !

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 3y ago by 10 Rep‭

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Filter search by tag

I might be missing something, but I can't find any way to filter a search by tags. I looked in the Help Center, but it also doesn't list any way to do it. Simply searching the tag doesn't seem to ...

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

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Answering own questions triggers notifications

Just now, I was notified that a post was added to one of my questions and coincidentally, the person adding that post was me. Nevertheless, I was notified about that event which seems a bit redunda...

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

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Allow OP to self-close questions

After I asked a question, it was pointed out in the comments that it may possibly be a duplicate of another question. I was inclined to agree and wanted to close it. However, the only option I see[...

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

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Add 'close this help' to Codidact keyboard shortcuts list

The Codidact keyboard shortcuts list (triggered when ? is pressed) looks like this: I wanted to close it, but pressing the same key again didn't work, and it wasn't specified in the popup. I rea...

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

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Cancelling / discarding a comment edit

See also the related question about canceling writing a comment: https://meta.codidact.com/questions/277948 When editing a comment, there is no option to cancel the edit without refreshing the p...

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

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Community ad replaces characters with question marks

Recently, I saw this community ad: The actual title is 'Caution' and 'cautious' with ʃ or ʒ? The IPA characters seem to be unknown to whatever is rendering the ad, and so they were replaced by q...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭

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Unable to nominate post for promotion

When trying to nominate this post for promotion, it didn't work. Clicking the nomination button did nothing. Checking the console, I believe this is likely a client script error rather than a serv...

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

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Do we need the drop down menu at the upper right corner to link to all other communities?

Isn't the arrow a the upper right corner linking all other communities as a drop down menu superfluous, when we can just scroll down where all the other communities are listed? At least, please ad...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Chgg Clou‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mithical‭

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Once someone's been added to the roster, can you please delete your comment?

I'm referring to posts for logging interest like https://meta.codidact.com/posts/276997#answer-276997 and https://meta.codidact.com/posts/280161#answer-280161. Once your comment has been added to ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Chgg Clou‭

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Add a way to change the flag reasons for a community

In the mod tools, we can change the close reasons. This is helpful when a community possibly needs more or less than normal. However, there isn't a way to change the flags, which means that we mig...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭

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Transferring my questions and answers from StackOverflow and other SE sites

Is it acceptable if I "transfer" my questions and answers from StackOverflow and other SE sites to their respective sites on Codidact? I do not want to go back to SE sites, never more in my life, ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by paulocoghi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Add option to hide my self deleted comments?

Currently I still see comments that I deleted, under a post. But I don't need to.

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Chgg Clou‭

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Add colors for font on all websites?

Here are five reasons for coloring text. If you're quoting a long text that already uses bolds and italics, then all formatting tools have been exhausted. You can't highlight something. B...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Numbering Display Bug

I think there is a bug with a final text numbering not matching the numbering in the preview. I recently posted this answeron meta. When I edit the question the preview of the text displays correc...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by 1muflon1‭  ·  edited 3y ago by 10 Rep‭

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Search via clicking by a tag displays incorrect category of an item [duplicate]

If one searches / filters result by a tag (by clicking on one of them) the all items in a list have a badge that indicates current category instead of correct one. For example, when I click on mvv...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by FoggyFinder‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Where can I ask about fixing a Fairphone 3?

I am trying to fix my Fairphone 3, and have run into a problem. I'd like to ask on CoDidact, but I don't know which community is appropriate. Electrical Engineering would seem the logical place, h...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by FractionalRadix‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Lundin‭

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3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by 10 Rep‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by msh210‭

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Request to add view counter for every question. [duplicate]

Whenever I post a question it takes a long time for someone to answer it. I do not know if someone is atleast active in the community or not. I know this community is to help each other's problems ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by aditya98‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Can I ask about QPixel here?

I am trying to run QPixel on my local computer. I tried all instruction from readme.md, but unfortunately I got some errors. where can i ask about it? On this meta or Software Development or must o...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Yaskur‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Can't post images on Outdoors

I can't post images in answers on the Outdoors site, like for example here. When I click on the image button, nothing happens, or a little text pops up above the button too quickly to read. Howev...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 3y ago by 10 Rep‭

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How can we make Codidact more friendly for askers?

Most of the sites are struggling to get questions and while it seems to me at least that more effort has been put into optimizing for the answerers than for the askers. To put it another way, ther...

8 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by TextKit‭

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Can we have customised text in the "Posting Tips" banner for each post type?

I suggested an edit to an answer here on Meta, but the banner at the top titled "Posting Tips" is the same as the one that appears when asking a question: The text of the banner starts out by sa...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by The Amplitwist‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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It is possible to close a question as duplicate to itself.

I wanted to close one of my own meta posts as duplicate, but accidentally pasted the URL to the question I was closing. The site accepted that the post got closed as duplicate to itself. In my opi...

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

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Move posted dated box to white space to the left of poster information?

Please see point 5 below. Both Codidact and S.E. waste that white space. Why not put the posted date box "posted 3 months ago" in that white space?

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

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Can we unclutter Codidact in these six areas? [closed]

This discussion has been split into the following posts: Enlarge font size for number of answers? Streamline the top? Move Meta to the top row? Align Right "last activity" phrase? Move posted...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Moshi‭

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Streamline the top? Move Meta to the top row?

Please see point 1 below. The top of S.E. is much sprucer — just the logo. But Codidact has two additional rows — at least merge these rows? Moshi retorted #1 The first row is categories, which...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 3y ago by luap42‭

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Align Right "last activity" phrase?

Please see point 2 below. If we align the "last activity" right, our eyes won't have to zigzag. We just read down the same column. Zerotime asked me to separate my six bullet points. I know "Cod...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Moshi‭

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Future planning: what user preferences would be useful?

I am starting to think about user preferences. This won't happen for a while, but I'd like to gather input so we can start thinking about a functional design. Currently a user has a single account...

19 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by fedorqui‭

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Save draft button

So apparently, while writing a new post, there's an auto-save feature where every once in a while the system saves the current progress as a draft. However, there doesn't seem to be a way to manual...

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

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Enlarge font size for number of answers?

If a question already has 10 answers, less chance I can add anything new. Some people may like to focus on unanswered questions. Let's distinguish between what's relevant and irrelevant with text ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Moshi‭

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Is it intended to have negative reputation? [duplicate]

I don't know if this is status-bydesign, but this looks like a bug to me: Is this intended behavior? Seems a bit weird to me if it is.

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by 10 Rep‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What about having a category in Meta for documentation about the platform?

I keep learning about the hard work that has been done in Codidact over time. There are many little things that are known by the veterans, but may not be easy to understand for the newcomers like m...

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

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We should delete all old imported content.

Early for the Codidact sites, it seemed like importing content from SE might be a good way to get a new site going quickly. Now with the clarity of hindsight, we can see that this didn't work. Th...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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New communities: Music, Physics

We have launched two new communities, Music and Physics. As new communities with no data imports, they are blank or nearly-blank canvases now. We'd like to have some content before we advertise t...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Remember me function not working when 2FA is enabled

When I have 2FA (two-factor authentification) activated, I'm kicked out of my session way more often than if I haven't. That's annoying, because I need to go to my password manager and find my pass...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by luap42‭

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Can't edit my own post.

I just tried to edit my question on Outdoors (https://outdoors.codidact.com/posts/279707), but the "Edit" button at the bottom of the post is missing. Here is a screen shot: Microsoft Edge W...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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First image file name entry line doesn't work

When you click on the icon to insert an image into a post, you get the popup However, there is no way to type the image name there. The cursor isn't put onto the file name entry line, and just...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 3y ago by 10 Rep‭

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Browser-Specific Image Problems

There have been some "images don't display in all browsers" problems. This is a test of that. Each image is "Test Image" in magenta/pink letters on a white background. PNG JPG TIF BMP ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 3y ago by 10 Rep‭

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Can we get an option to remove a post from the nominated posts list?

Right now on Outdoors one of the nominated posts is for a contest that has finished, and I would like to be able to remove it from the list but am currently unable to do so. Can we get an option t...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Can we get a list of questions on a site currently nominated for the Community Promotions?

Right now I can only go off memory as to which questions I have nominated for the Community Ads unless I see them in the sidebar or try to renominate them. Can we get a list (not sure if it should...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Where’s my suggested edit?

I made an edit to a post on Software.codidact, and because I don’t have the Ability to edit, it says it’s pending a review. However, I was a bit surprised to see that it was still pending after mor...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by ploni‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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What is the 'lottery' button for?

While browsing through different sites I notices the 'Lottery' button in the header of the Posts pages. It shows next to 'Activity', 'Age', and 'Score', so it is indeed a way to order the questions...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Seeing deleted posts

I was browsing around Judaism.codidact, and I came across the System user. Looking at it’s profile, I noticed that I can see it has some deleted posts, but when I click on them I get a 404. Is this...

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

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Comment link from activity page uses both answer and comment id in link

After commenting on an answer, the "more" link to the comment from the activity page on the user profile uses both the answer id and the comment id. For example, this link: https://meta.codidact.c...

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

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Search box instead of link

I was looking for how to search, and it took a bit, because I was looking for a box to click and type. A nice feature would be having a box with placeholder text "Search" (and a way to submit) ins...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by mbomb007‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭