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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

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Suggestions for the user profile right pane

I have a few suggestions of how the pane on the right hand side of the user Profile page might be improved. I'd like your thoughts on which changes would be useful. Wording changes The 2 images b...

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

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Occluded post_types filter list in search

When searching using the "post_type" filter, a list of available post types automatically appears. If the user has previously entered search terms that overlap with what has been typed so far, thes...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Remove vote counts from front page, or reduce their size

I suggested some changes to the vote counts on the front page here, and was invited to post them on general meta. Basically, I think the red/green meter is a great indicator for question quality, ...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Keelan‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Keelan‭

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Is there a reason for preventing user profile content being less than 30 characters?

When editing my user profile the interface prevents me from entering fewer than 30 characters. I can understand imposing a minimum length on question titles and post content, but I don't see a reas...

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

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Once filled out, the user profile cannot be reverted to empty

For a long time I had no content in my user profile, then today I added something to see how it would look. I then changed my mind and decided to go back to having nothing. However, there is a mini...

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

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Avoid jumping to top of question after sorting answers

At the top of the answers section of a question there are buttons to sort by "Score" or "Active": Clicking on one of these sorts the answers by that criterion, but also moves the view back to th...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Hot Posts curiosity [duplicate]

I'm curious about the list of "Hot Posts" shown in the right hand panel of Codidact pages. So here are some completely unimportant questions that I'm intrigued to know more about: How is the lis...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2mo ago by Mithical‭

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Tag suggestions for Favorite tags

When adding a tag to a post, beginning to type leads to all matching tags being displayed, avoiding the need to type out tag names by hand. Would it be useful to include this feature in the Pref...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Quick copy button for code blocks

Code blocks have a maximum height, after which any extra content scrolls vertically. This can make it tricky to copy the code for testing or adjusting when answering a question, or assessing an ans...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Support lists (bullets and numbers) in comment markdown

I understand that comments are intended for brief queries about the post content, but in the Meta sites I sometimes find it useful to be able to quote part of a post in a comment. Block quotes alre...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Translating the project

Hello, I'm new to Codidact and would love to translate QPixel (and the project's homepage as well) to my native language, as I've been doing on other open-source projects :) I looked around and c...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by tmpod‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Codidact QA‭

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Bug reports: meta.codidact.com or codidact.org?

I have just observed a bug, and I'm not sure what the protocol is. Is bug reporting and tracking done on codidact.org, meta.codidact.com, or both? If both, and I can't find the bug mentioned on eit...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Special view for deleted answers to avoid confusion

Opening a new response (new answer) from the Notifications panel opens it in a special view where that answer is shown at the top of the answer list. This makes it very clear which answer was bei...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Tag duplication in post edit mode

Accidentally clicking on the blue "bug" tag above the tags box in post edit mode adds the tag "bug" even if it is already present, resulting in it being present twice. Deleting it with the little...

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

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Search does not search the title of posts

The search only appears to look in the body of a post, not in its title. For example, searching Codidact Meta for "determine" finds posts that have "determine" in the body, but does not include th...

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

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I can't search for -finalized

(This is not just an issue on the specific site mentioned - it seems to affect any Codidact site.) If I search Code Golf Codidact for "finalized" there are results, showing that the word "finali...

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

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Move keyboard focus into the search term box when search is clicked

When I click the dark grey search button at the top of a Codidact page a new panel opens containing a search term box and a blue search button. If I start typing, nothing happens because the search...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Ability to search for user:me

Currently, we can search for posts by a particular user by including user:unique_user_number, where the unique user number can be found from the user's profile URL. Would you find it useful to be ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Ethan‭

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No escape from reactions dialogue box

I clicked on "react" on an answer on Codidact Meta and found that the only available reaction is "Outdated", which I don't want to use. There doesn't appear to be any way to close the dialogue box ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Process for fixing a typo on codidact.org

Is there a preferred process for making minor fixes such as typos on codidact.org? I've made a commit to a fork but I didn't want to raise a GitHub issue and make a pull request without checking t...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Mithical‭

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Ability to sort search results by activity

Currently, search results can be sorted by posted date (shown as "Age" in the sorting buttons) but not by edited date / most recent activity: Would you find it useful to have this sorting option...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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How to make an edit that only changes the tag list by adding a tag that does not exist?

I tried to add a tag to an existing post by editing it and it failed because there was no actual post edit: After further tests, I realized that this happens only if the added tag(s) do not alre...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Ethan‭

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Using QPixel in education

Two years ago I asked this question on Meta Stack Exchange about using SO in education. Having used SO for Teams actively for two years, my university now takes issue with the pricing model used by...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by MrHug‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Adaptive rate limit [duplicate]

It is good if users are engaged, but a single engaged user can take over whole communities with their posts. To get a better mix, I propose a rate limit which prevents users with mostly negativl...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by anoani‭  ·  closed as duplicate 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Let users Align posts?

How can I Align left, center, right, or justified my text?

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by PSTH‭

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Warnings and suspensions log should include suspended abilities

Not sure if this is an oversight or a bug, but suspending a privilege doesn't add a log to the "warnings and suspensions sent to user" moderator tool.

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Moshi‭

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Filter to show only positive posts

In the past and more recently, there's been an issue of many negatively received posts being posted, leading to the front page being primarily negative. This is, of course, rather bad for image. C...

2 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Make user-annotations editable

Basically the title. There's no edit button for annotations in the mod-tools, so if I make a mistake, there's no way to fix it. (I hit the enter key thinking it would insert a newline, but apparent...

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Canina‭

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Newlines and formatting in user annotations

Another self-explanatory feature-request. Currently user-annotations are one-line and plain-text only, which is a little restrictive. I wanted to add a link to the comment that had prompted the not...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Moshi‭

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Should tag editing be separate from post editing?

Should tag editing be separate from post editing? By that I mean having a specific workflow to modify the tags of a question, different from the workflow to edit the content. Intuitively, I believe...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Moshi‭

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Archive to mark as "resolved", without locking the comment?

I've recently come across a situation where I thought archiving the comment thread was appropriate: A user suggested an improvement in the thread, and that improvement was then implemented (by me)....

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Please build inline editing functionality

Right now, if a user tries to click the "edit" button on a post, they get taken to a separate page where they can make changes to it. After the changes are made, the user is redirected back to the ...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by sau226‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Moshi‭

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Broken link on abilities page.

On the abilities page, I noticed that there is one broken link that leads to a 404 error. It's the edit tags ability. Here is the link markdown: https://meta.codidact.com/abilities/edit_tagd. I t...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by 10 Rep‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by sau226‭

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"Vote on Holds Ability" page contains unrendered Markdown

The page describing the Vote on Holds ability, under "What does this ability allow me to do?", has what appears to be unrendered Markdown: The reasons for placing a post on hold vary from site t...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by sau226‭

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Can we get a page with links to all of the top level posts from across the network as they are created?

Currently in order to check for new posts on the sites I am interested in, I have to visit the sites individually. Since the posts are stored in one DB would it be possible to get a page here that...

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

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Remove separate search page and put a search textbox directly in the top bar

Would it be possible to change the search so that you don't end up on a separate page? It feels a bit clunky to not be able to search directly. Replace the search button with a text box for the que...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by klutt‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by sau226‭

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Why are comments hidden by default?

Why are comments deprecated to the point that none are visible without having to move away from the page? With page loads and mouse clicks, less is MORE.

3 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by r~~‭

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Let's have the same icon for moderators across views

Currently the moderator icon is not consistent across views. See for example this post by Jirka Hanika, a moderator in Linguistics: And then see who it looks in his/her profile page: ...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by fedorqui‭

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Remove "Post" terminology from sites other than META

Why are (outside of META where it makes some sense) Questions and answers called Posts? Is this because the coders are trying hard to show neutrality or are wanting to reuse some code snippet? As...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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User based styling

Is there any way to adjust the Styling in user profiles. I struggle to see the hairline borders for edit entry areas before they are selected and also prefer to to have less vertical white space b...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Moshi‭

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Add button to select Meta post destination

Add button to select Meta post destination to site META or Global META at the time of posting. More than one of my posts are probably Global META suggestions but have ended up in Site META because...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by KalleMP‭

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How can I curb my search to the Main site, not Meta?

If https://math.codidact.com/help/search does not explain this, please edit it to. To wit, I am pining to see merely search results from the Main. Here if you search on a main site, the search en...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Downvoting Response Delays

I asked a question to the Software Development Codidact site here. I monitored it closely for several hours in case there was a quick response. A day later I found a couple comments waiting for me ...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Josh Hyatt‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Derek Elkins‭

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Comment notifications should render mentioned users' names

I received a notification for a comment that includes an @-mention of myself, but instead of rendering my username, it looks like this: Clearly a username would be better than an ID here, right?

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by r~~‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by r~~‭

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Is the Codidact community the same as Stack Overflow?

I found this website because I'm tired of the hostility from the Stack Overflow community. I'm a front end web developer. I wonder if this website have better community than Stack Overflow. Is t...

3 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by Reltih‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Deficiencies in the Terms of Service

I took a look at our Terms of Service, and it seems like we are missing a provision on modifying them, a severability clause and a clause incorporating the Privacy Policy into the Terms. This can ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by sau226‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Please allow a user to permanently delete their account

Please allow a user to permanently delete their account, without the current mechanic of writing an email to the support, writing another email for approval, etc. Please just have a simple button ...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by deleted user  ·  edited 7mo ago by Zakk‭

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bug after edit suggested [duplicate]

In this post, @FoggyFinder had proposed an edit. He removed flag then, added flag. But, I saw both was showing. So, I had gone to edit page. I saw there's only flags. I think I had read a ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 7mo ago by Mithical‭

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Question has phantom tag [duplicate]

Yesterday I edited https://math.codidact.com/posts/282737 to correct the spelling of the tag probability and remove the tag statistics. Now it shows in the question list as having tags probability ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  closed as duplicate 7mo ago by Mithical‭

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