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Featured link doesn't appear in the mod tools

So, I featured a link on Languages & Linguistics. However, I made it appear globally by accident (I expected it to be local, and it didn't prompt me whether I wanted it to be local or not so I ...

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

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Posts are now all under a single umbrella

Ever since we introduced articles to Codidact, posts have been referred to with their post type. The URL to get to a question or answer would be /questions/12345, and to get to an article would be ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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What is the "tools" button for? Is it meant to do anything?

I was just looking at one answer of mine, and I noticed a "tools" button with a spanner next to it. When I tried clicking it, however, nothing seems to happen. I've looked through the abilities pag...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by 10 Rep‭  ·  edited 3y ago by luap42‭

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The bottom left corner of the border around quoted text is not rounded.

Quoted text has its own styling but as you can see below three of the border corners are rounded and the bottom left is not.

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Move posts between different categories through edits?

I think it would be very handy if users with edit privileges, or at the very least the OP themselves, could move posts between different categories on the same site. This would be particularly han...

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

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Table of contents shows deleted answers

Basically, the title. See the table of contents on https://meta.codidact.com/questions/278967.

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

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Missing image in "Answer scoring and ordering" article of the Help center

In the Help center article Answer scoring and ordering there is an image with a broken URL, so it does not render: As you see, the image linked with https://meta.codidact.com/assets/scoring_...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 3y ago by sau226‭

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Cannot close question as a duplicate: need to improve user experience

Update You can only close a question when you have 250 rep. Hence, the user experience needs to be improved. My suggestion: hide close button until user has 250 rep. Original question I tried to...

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

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Notices are still on posts after claiming SE accounts and the score appears to only count votes on posts after the account was claimed.

These users Cobaltduck and Oddeer both claimed their SE accounts and their posts are correctly associated. However on some of the posts, example 1, example 2 there is still a notice saying that it...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Rollback Feature for Questions and Answers

In the buttons below a Question/Answer, there is one for viewing its history: This is a feature request for adding a rollback feature to the history page of a question/answer, since the edits to...

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

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New Close reason needed [duplicate]

I received a flag for https://meta.codidact.com/questions/279799 that it was a duplicate of https://meta.codidact.com/questions/279637 That is indeed a duplicate and I closed it. However, the text...

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

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Is there something like a pending edit review list? [duplicate]

I have recently stumbled across a post (cannot seem to find it again) that had a pending edit for about one month. This is very unpleasant for the user making the edit. I am wondering if there is ...

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

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Change not listed in question

The question list for Q&A on the Electrical Engineering site shows this entry: However, in the question (https://electrical.codidact.com/questions/279739), there is nothing indicating the qu...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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The I in the font of the top bar isn't great

Some confusion between I and L. I keep forcing myself to recognize that it doesn't say Edlt or Actlvlty on the profile page. Sign Out has the same issue: From a distance, this looks like Slgn. ...

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

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Notification directs to me to 403 error page

Just got a notification about a comment in my inbox. It leads to a 403 forbidden error page, so I believe I might either be lacking some privilege to view it, or maybe the post got deleted within m...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Lundin‭

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Most reputations dropped by 1 (maybe the "starter" 1 rep disappeared for people who had more)

The recent database update included a reputation recalculation. Reputation doesn't mean as much as it used to (it doesn't govern abilities any more), but it's still present and visible. In the re...

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

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Claiming posts sourced from StackExchange

I have recently opened an account here and I find that have already posted. There are posts attributed to me on Writing, marked as having been sourced from StackExchange. A (pseudo)user has been ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Chenmunka‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Canina‭

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What order should the sites be in? [duplicate]

So if one looks at the list of Codidact communities, either on the main https://codidact.com/ page or in the footer at the bottom of every community's page, the list doesn't seem to be in a useful ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Peter Cooper Jr.‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Looking at own flags gives a 500 server error

When attempting to look at my own flags by clicking the link under "Flags" on my profile, it gives a 500 server error.

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

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Arrow color on mobile remains blue after rescinding a vote

On mobile if I unupvote a question the score goes down but the blue color on the arrow remains. I think it would be less confusing if the color changed back to grey after removing the upvote.

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

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Mismatch between number of answers listed and actual number

I just noticed something strange. In the Q&A category of Scientific Speculation, I see this list entry: However, the question actually does have an answer. See https://scientific-speculati...

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

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Vote counts broken by the update?

The question What good are herbivores in an animal army? currently shows up- and down-votes as +0/-0, and both vote counts have tooltips saying "0.5" when I hover over them in the question. (I don'...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Notifications: Reputation Changes

Similar to SE, I would like to see notifications for reputation/score gains and losses.

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

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Missing history

This is possibly a more extreme case of a bug reported by fedorqui: a Software Development question on regexes shows as having been edited, but its history contains neither the edit nor the origina...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Peter Taylor‭

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Ability to set tables to be collapsed?

With this post I have a really big table, and it takes up quite a bit of space. I could fold it over (add extra columns, fold table into a 8x25 table instead of a 2x100), but that is, ofc, extra w...

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

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Should users without the ability to review suggested edits see the 'suggested edit pending...' text if they cannot see the diff?

I just found a post that has a suggested edit pending on it: The problem is that I don't have the privilege to review edits (or whatever name it has) so clicking on it does not produce any o...

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

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Does Codidact have a community that can fit this question?

Does Codidact have a community that can fit this question from Quora? Scientific Speculation? Pre-suppose the background and context in the TV series Man in High Castle. If you remember the deta...

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

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Discrepancy between abilities and privilege page

On the abilities page for a moderator/admin (ex. Monica Cellio), there is a differnce between the abilities list which shows all privileges with a check mark and "yes" under "Earned", and the indiv...

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

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Initial revision of a question missing in its history

I noticed that the initial version of a question is missing in its history. The post Can we have a button to insert a table in posts? was asked on November 25, and on November 29 marked as [tag:st...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by fedorqui‭

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Can we have a button to insert a table in posts?

Since tables are now available (hooray!), it can be helpful to users to include a reference in the format buttons of the post. So from the current set of icons: We can add another one like ...

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

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403 error when voting to close

I'm getting this error pop up when I try to close vote a question.

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

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Replenish votes statistic with "Other" block to make it complete

Currently votes for blog posts are counted in total but there are no rows for this type in additional, expanded grid ("on Question", "on Answer") This may confuse new users since usually one exp...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by FoggyFinder‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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With abilities here, where did my Software Development question (posted Saturday 13:58 UTC) go?

I recently posted a question on Software Development, How can I write an egrep (grep -E) regexp that matches lines containing two stanzas in arbitrary order? (Internet Archive copy). (Addendum: it'...

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

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Possible Markdown rendering issue

I identified a possible Markdown rendering error. In this post, I hyperlinked the last few words. This renders correctly in the preview but not in the actual post. I’ve tested in a few browsers wi...

7 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by qohelet‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by elgonzo‭

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Abilities update is here!

U P D A T E: It looks like some changes have gone missing after the rollout; we're working on adding them back right now. See this answer for more information. We have deployed the new abilit...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by luap42‭

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Cloudflare breaks typing tag names (results in HTTP 403, ultimately preventing posting questions) when accessing Codidact over Tor

Someone at Cloudflare doesn't particularly like Tor. And because Codidact is apparently hosted behind Cloudflare, that means that by extension, Codidact is at least moderately anti-Tor in practice,...

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

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Featured link title doesn't update across the network

The featured Meta post UPDATE on: Abilities update coming today (some downtime, update beginning 2020-11-24 20:00 UTC) was recently retitled, and the Meta featured posts widget reflects this update...

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

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Preview keeps jumping up and down

In the last day or so, the preview when writing a post keeps jumping up and down. Even just typing a few characters causes this over the next few seconds. I think I see what's going on. Whenever...

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

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Second Iteration of Drafting the Codidact Arbitration & Review Panel

About a month ago I shared our first draft for a Review Panel. Read through that post to find the motivation for this idea: It should be clear that such a process shouldn't involve "us" (the Codid...

7 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by luap42‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Peter Cooper Jr.‭

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Insert Image button now totally broken

For a while, there had been problems inserting images into posts on particular sites. https://meta.codidact.com/questions/277052. Now it seems this has spread to all sites. When I hover over the...

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

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Tables in posts

Can we have the ability to create tables? Right now, according to this answer tables are not on the list of things allowed in posts, which is a shame because I can see many uses for them, such as t...

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

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How can I change the default license on my posts? [duplicate]

During creation of a post, you are presented with a license option: It has two options; site default, and category default. Are these configurable by the user, and if they aren't: can they be? I...

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

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Drafting the Codidact Arbitration & Review Panel [duplicate]

Since Codidact was founded, we have had one rule leading our path every step of the way. It's the rule that community comes first. That the Codidact "staff" shouldn’t overrule the community, but co...

9 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by luap42‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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"Are you sure?" popup when closing a page

When I close a window while writing an answer, it closes immediately without any popup. This has resulted in me losing a few answers while writing them midway. The feature I'm asking for is an "A...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Razetime‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Exact search doesn't seem to be searching in the title

An example where an exact search returns no results for the copy and pasted title. "Should we display the number of views?" https://meta.codidact.com/posts/search?utf8=✓&search="Should+we...

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

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On the site users page can we get a sort by votes?

Being able to see a list of users and how many times they have votes was useful on the old sites to see which users were engaged in the voting. What I would propose is that on the /users page that...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Relevance of search results

The search function seems not to turn up good search results when sorted by relevance (the default sort). For example: Searching for community wiki on Meta Codidact turns up 12 pages of results, b...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user8078‭

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Clicking on a previously read notification marks it as unread [duplicate]

To replicate, In my notification on the top left of the page, click on a previously read comment. Go to the comment and read it. That comment is now marked as unread. Click mark unread to aga...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y ago by Moshi‭

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Community wiki post type [duplicate]

Is it possible to add a type of post corresponding to the community wiki of Stack Exchange? The post should be: Not associated to any one user Editable by anyone without approval (or after a m...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user8078‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Order of categories in top bar and categories page differs

I think it would be a good idea if the categories page would list the categories in the same order as the bar on the top. Currently it apparently lists them alphabetically, which makes the Blog ca...

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