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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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Overflowing text in community ad

A picture is worth a thousand words, but don't put too many words in a picture As you can see, the title of the post is long enough that it extends past the edges of the image.

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

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community ad has incorrect padding, or something [duplicate]

Seen at https://judaism.codidact.com/posts/279737; it links to https://photography.codidact.com/posts/74994.

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by msh210‭  ·  edited 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Can auto-saving be individually disabled?

It's probably just my Internet connection, but I often find when I'm composing a post that my window freezes for a few moments so that my post can autosave. Sometimes it happens often enough to be ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Shortcuts for individual categories don't seem to work

After discovering keyboard shortcuts, I noticed a problem: The keyboard shortcuts for going to individual categories (like g c 1) don't do anything for me. Note that the shortcut for the category...

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

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Add a more obvious link to the Abilities page

Right now, the Abilities page isn't very obviously accessible - I had to go to my profile, click on one of the abilities I have, then click "Return to list" since there is no direct link there. Th...

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

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Let community ads have a customisable header text [duplicate]

There should be the option to customise the heading in the community-promoted network posts as "Could you answer this question?" isn't always applicable. Example: The post in question is an imag...

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

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Duplicate "Sign out" buttons on mobile

On the mobile version of Codidact, there are two "Sign out" buttons present, one in the right menu and one in the site switcher. One of them should be removed as having two isn't necessary. Right ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  edited 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Answer edited, shows as activity on the front page, but not on the answer

This answer on Writing Codidact has been edited. The question currently shows on the category front page as "last activity 1 day ago". However, on the question page, there is no indication that t...

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

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Notifications dropdown overflows slightly outside page height

When I open the notifications menu, I get the following: I think it would be good for UX if the "mark all as read" button was not obscured partially.

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

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Allow discarding of drafts

Currently, when editing a post the system will automatically save a draft for you after a short period of inactivity. This draft will then be loaded again if you leave the page and return, even if ...

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

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Posting a comment automatically opens another comment box after submission

When I click on "Add a comment" at the end of a post, a box appears where I can type my comment, along with the buttons "Post" and "Discard" below it. But, after I type my comment and click on "Pos...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by The Amplitwist‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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User posts list "Age" button appears unselected in sort-by-age view

At the top of the complete list of posts for a user (accessible through the user's profile) there are two sort buttons, "Score" and "Age". When sorting by "score" is selected, the "Score" button h...

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

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Add a link to the dashboard somewhere

I realized that the dashboard isn't particularly easy to find for new people, which is a shame since it's pretty useful. (It shows which communities have new activity at a glance, handy for those i...

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

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Adding a comment displays it at the end of the visible five comments, not the actual end

When a post has more than five comments, the comments past the fifth are hidden until you click 'Show more comments'. However, when if you don't click on it and you add a comment, it will display...

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

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Strikethrough markdown not working

Strikethrough text doesn't appear to work using Markdown notation: This is supposed to have strikethrough text And it works in the preview, but not in the actual post. Now using the <strike&g...

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

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Can the post history show a link to the suggested edit when an edit was done this way?

I suggested an edit to a post a while ago. The link to the suggestion can be found browsing through the activity in my user page. However, it does not show in the post history, where you can see: ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 3y ago by ploni‭

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Notification links are broken [duplicate]

I recently made a few posts across multiple sites here, and I got responses to all of them, which all appeared in my inbox (this is normal and expected, of course). But then I clicked on them, and ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by ploni‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Should we have a grace period of X minutes on edits or a way to mark changes as "minor"?

I normally spend quite a lot of time writing my posts. However, after posting them I read them again and normally find some subtleties that I want to change: some commas, a better title, these kind...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by msh210‭

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Opening suggested edit notification from another site in meta leads to 404

On another codidact website someone suggested an edit to one of my posts. When I was browsing meta.codidact, I clicked the link to the suggested edit. It lead to https://meta.codidact.com/posts/sug...

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

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Where is the site switcher on mobile?

I noticed the new side switcher and really like this feature. Oftentimes, I browse Codidact and read up on posts while I'm on the go and naturally I would like to switch sites as easily as with the...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  edited 3y ago by fedorqui‭

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Can we have a way to order the sites in the community switcher?

As explained in the Recent feature changes to the Codidact software, in December 2020 we got: Added community switcher (right side of the top bar). It works very well and it is very useful. C...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by fedorqui‭

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Codidact turns one; let's party (email for prizes sent)

Update (2020-12-29): I've sent emails to everyone who is eligible to get a t-shirt or stickers. I'm sorry that it took a while, but you know, life happens. It's been an interesting year so far and ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by luap42‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Where can I find the discussions over the general approach of Codidact?

I am visiting Codidact regularly and enjoying to see the creation of this set of communities. When in Somewhere Else, I used to browse through old discussion threads, as well as a podcast or blog, ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by luap42‭

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Why can't I upload pictures from a link?

S.E. has this feature. You just copy and paste the link of the picture, and S.E. uploads it for you. But for Codidact, I have to download the picture to my computer. Then upload it? This wastes ti...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Chgg Clou‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Mithical‭

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User-configurable default sort order

The default sort order, apparently everywhere, is by "activity". I virtually never want this and prefer to sort by "age" as I want to see which questions are new. The feature request is to add a p...

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

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Make closing dropdown menus easier

I've noticed this both on mobile and on desktop, that in order to close a dropdown menu, you must click on the button that opened it. I think it would make for a much better user experience to be a...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by ploni‭  ·  edited 3y ago by FoggyFinder‭

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Mod tools - Flags - Duplicate - make it a link

I received a Mod notification for a Duplicate Flag. In such flags (and anything similar where a Post reference is included), the referenced possible duplicate target should be a link instead of pla...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by manassehkatz‭

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How to edit tags? [duplicate]

I want to edit some tag information, but I don't see an option to edit it on the tag page. I understand that I don't have the Edit Tags Ability, but I think I should be able to suggest edits (how e...

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

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A new answer produces two notifications

Since the abilities update, I'm getting double notifications for new answers to my questions. For example, both of the following notifications have the same URL, https://cooking.codidact.com/quest...

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

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Difficult or impossible to discern suggested edit

Sometimes my posts get a suggested edit that is submitted. I try my hardest to discern what change they made, but the current user interface doesn't show any changes. Is there a way to show some so...

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

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Community ad is unclickable

On mobile (haven't tested on PC yet but did test on desktop mode), the community ad is unclickable; I expected it to link me to the promoted post.

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

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Community ad has the wrong logo

The community ad has the wrong logo, see the screens hot (the post is from Languages & Linguistics, but the logo shows Meta) After testing a couple times, it seems to be using the logo of th...

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

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Missing Meta Q&A from Dashboard

Posting a Meta Post about...not seeing Meta Posts! I went to my usual start-of-the-day spot: meta.codidact.com/dashboard All categories for all communities showed up as normal, except Meta: Q&amp...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Improvements to "Recent Comments"

Recent comments (e.g., https://meta.codidact.com/mod/comments ) could use some improvements. Five specific things that come to mind: 1 - A reference above each comment showing the post title. This...

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

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Do we have/should we have community wikis?

Over at Software Development, I've tried to write a self-answered Q&A that addresses the by far most common FAQ of all time in the topics of C and C++ programming. When posting it on SO, I woul...

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

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New post type: wiki

We've had some discussions here on Meta about shared resource pages -- wiki-style articles that anybody could edit, canonical posts, and so on. My original idea for this was that individual posts ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Incorrect activity shown in question list

I've noticed this in several cases in the last day or so. The activity shown in the question list does not match the actual activity. Here is one example activity list entry: The actual questi...

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

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New answers are not being reported as new activity or bumping posts

It appears that new answers are no longer being reported as new activity on the question list and bumping questions. Here's an annotated screenshot: https://meta.codidact.com/posts/280005 shows...

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

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Heads up: small design changes, a better user card and some long-expected features

Update: The reputation number in the header has been added back again for the time being, until we have found a suitable solution. This is just a quick heads up, that you are, indeed, not crazy ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by luap42‭  ·  edited 3y ago by luap42‭

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No sign in button in mobile view

Exactly the title; with the new design changes, there are no sign in buttons when using Codidact in the mobile view. There isn't a button in the hamburger menu either:

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

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404 Not Found for Meta Q&A questions when signed out

If you go to any post on the Q&A category here on Meta while not signed in, it gives you a 404 page. E.g. this post, when I'm signed out, gives this I'm able to view it perfectly fine when I...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by luap42‭

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Category button no longer exists

Before the recent updates, there was a button in the navigation bar that lead to the categories page (screenshot from the the internet archive) Now, however, the button is gone, leaving no link...

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

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Add vertical scrollbar to the community dropdown

It seems like community dropdown has no restriction on a height (or it is too big) so it doesn't look fine on displays with small sizes: It would be great if this list couldn't occupy more than ...

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

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Don't show the option to create a tag unless no existing tags match the search.

When tagging a question, as you type in Tags field its shows the option to create a new tag at the top. So if there are tags like, Anchovies Anchors Alphabet, and you type a a will be the top o...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 3y ago by pnuts‭

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Community dropdown and profile information

I was looking for a way to see what communities I have posted in, or am a "member" of, and I didn't find it. It would be really helpful to have a dropdown like SE does, where I can click a button ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by mbomb007‭  ·  edited 3y ago by luap42‭

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Make swapping between sites easier

Right now the sites are all hidden away down at the bottom of the site, and the questions are forced to be 50 per page. I would like a way to swap between sites I am logged in on more easily.

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

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Suggested Edit comment isn't in post history

I recently had one of my suggested edits approved. However, the edit comment doesn't appear on the post history for that post. Other examples of the bug are this suggestion and this suggestion; nei...

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

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No button to edit or suggest edits on articles

It seems that there is no longer a button to suggest edits on article-type posts (e.g. posts in Resources of Languages & Linguistics, or Sandbox of Code Golf.) For example, this post is missin...

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

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Edit made is in post history, but not applied to the post

I just noticed that URLs in category feed should match URLs on category front page doesn't look quite like I remembered it. As I recall, I edited that question just before abilities was introduced...

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

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URLs in category feed should match URLs on category front page

The category questions list page (including each site's front page) uses the shorter URL paths, such as /q/1234, to link to posts (usually questions, but sometimes articles). However, the category ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭