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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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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

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Brackets around link text in the table of contents

See the table of contents on this post, as an example. For answers with links formatted as [text](example.com) the table of contents displays text. However, for answers with links formatted a...

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

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Multi-colored bookmarks

We'll want to have bookmarks, eventually. It would be nice to have bookmarks with some kind of categorization. For example, favorites/bookmarks with different colors, because I want to come back ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Nick Alexeev‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Derek Elkins‭

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Site design: Why use different fonts for edit window and code windows?

When I type in the edit window, Codidact seems to use my default monospaced font (Iosevka SS08). But when a code block is displayed, why doesn't it use the same? I feel like it makes more sense to...

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

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Need wording fix in dup close banner [duplicate]

The banner at the top of a question when the question is closed as a duplicate says in part "This question has been answered before" (example). That really should say "This question has been asked...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y ago by Moshi‭

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Draft saved notice disrupts page flow [duplicate]

I love the editor, it is so white and clean. I think the idea of having the title field at the bottom is genius. It lets you collect your thoughts and make a really meaningful title. I have a co...

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

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Hot Network Questions like feature?

Initially HNQ's were the only reason I ever contributed to sites outside of Stack Overflow. In my opinion, a similar tool might be even more valuable in the early stages of Codidact's growth. I cou...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Cazadorro‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Nick Alexeev‭

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No "go back" option on Articles.

If you go to the post history for articles, there is no option to go back to the post. This is what the post history looks like on a regular Q&A: This is what the post history looks like on...

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

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"last activity" on the post history of questions is misleading.

On answers, the "last activity" notice tells the time when the answer was edited and the user who edited it. For example, https://meta.codidact.com/posts/278908/history correctly states who edited ...

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

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Have permalink button show a popup instead of redirecting

Currently, when I click the "permalink" button on a post, it just sends me to the permalink URL, which is kind of unintuitive - it took me a couple seconds to realize that the page hadn't just relo...

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

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Misalignment in post history

In the post history, the "by..." and edit reason are misaligned from the "Post edited" (more obvious when there is an edit reason) E.g. https://meta.codidact.com/posts/278406/history

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

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Why don't we just make communities for every launched stack?

Rather than reinvent each community, why don't the admins just create a community for each subject that Stack launched a site for? Such as statistics, interpersonal skills, workplace, law, philoso...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by accounting, identify this location‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Mithical‭

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Add keyboard shortcuts to navigate between pages of multipage lists

It would be nice if on pages with several subpages (like the posts page, with the previous/next and page number bar on bottom), there would be a shortcut to go to the previous/next page in the list...

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

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Display accurate post or comment time when hovering

I would like to see the date and time in UTC or my own time zone if set when I hover over the vague about 12 days ago to be able to compare when two events actually happened or any other reason. I...

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

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A small tool area to navigate through answers on a question page

I like the idea of a small tool zone for each answer that lets you skip quickly to the previous or next one. A navigation button or keyboard short-cut or gesture to skip one post at a time (Next/p...

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

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Implement duplicate up-down vote buttons

I would like to have a smaller pair of duplicate UP and Down vote buttons at the end of a answer or question so I can vote after I have read it. I do not want to scroll up to vote especially if th...

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

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Separate Languages from Linguistics? [closed]

Stack exchange separates languages from linguistics for good reasons. they're not the same thing. linguistics is an academic subject. and why combine all the languages on one post? like stack, why...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by accounting, identify this location‭  ·  closed 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Is S.E. website layout more clear cut and user friendly? [closed]

No offense! I want to make Codidact better and friendlier than SE! I don't know why — I don't design website or user experience — but SE's websites looks better and makes my eyes and eyesight easie...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Chgg Clou‭  ·  closed 3y ago by msh210‭

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Can we get a link back to the moderator dashboard from the individual mod pages?

Right now the moderator dashboard has a bunch of links to different moderator tools like Flag Queue and Featured Links. However from those tools, there is not a link back to the dashboard, you eith...

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

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How does voting on site proposals work?

I've seen a pattern of certain users downvoting on site proposals, not because they are against the proposal itself but rather against the concept of launching a new community. Without calling out ...

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

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Questionable button label when editing comment.

Posting new comment is by selecting the function, writing the comment, hitting 'Post'. Editing existing comment is by selecting the function, making the amends, then hitting 'Post'. Having the sa...

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

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Why do tags URL contain the ID of the site?

I have been browsing through the tags on different sites and found out its URL contains the ID of the site they belong to: In Linguistics (id 36 as a site): Spanish is https://languages.codid...

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

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Tables have no borders

Basically, the title. Tables, such as this example table One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Image for posterity Look... less than appealing withou...

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

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A vote in the meta category for the EE site reflected in my reputation. Is that a bug?

We've got a category for meta posts on the electrical engineering (EE) vsite. I've noticed that votes on my posts in the meta reflect in my reputation on the EE site. The votes on a local meta-EE...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Nick Alexeev‭  ·  edited 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Can we get an optional featured image for the home pages?

Both Outdoors and Photography are running photo contests and it would be nice to display the winning image from the last contest in the sidebar. My idea of how this would look, It would also be...

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

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Horizontal scroll bar is out of view in some code blocks

If a code block has longer lines than will fit within the width of the code block, there is no indication that this is the case, nor any obvious way to scroll horizontally. For an example, see dig ...

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

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Unable to Sign In from Mobile Firefox Browser in Android

Observations Last night, I tried to sign in from my mobile browser (Firefox in Android phone), but, after having entered my credentials, clicking the blue Sign In button in the page did not allow ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by ghost-in-the-zsh‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Moshi‭

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Usernames of only periods and spaces shouldn't be allowed

This username shouldn't be allowed: .                                                .‭ It's hard to even see that it is a username link most of the time, it's probably problematic for @ commenting...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by curiousdannii‭  ·  edited 3y ago by .                                                .‭

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What criteria are used to determine to launch a new community?

Codidact currently has several communities (with varying levels of activity), and several more proposals for new communities. There seems to be an effort in many of these proposals to collect users...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Peter Cooper Jr.‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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HTML tables are misdisplayed

With this code: <tr> <th>Downvotes</th> <th>Minimum upvotes to stay above 40%</th> </tr> <tr> <td>1</td> <td&gt...

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

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Searching why on Judaism

Searching for why on https://judaism.codidact.com/posts/search gives a 500 server error 28844d1b-bbf5-43e3-b93a-6c001af0767e.

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

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How many votes are required for special actions like close, reopen, delete or restore?

I am wondering about the number of votes required to perform the following actions: close reopen delete restore I have found this forum thread, but it is unclear what are the current values.

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Alexei‭

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Images cannot be uploaded in posts

I have been informed of the following bug. I am using iPad Safari browser. When I add an image to a post, the system only says "uploading, please wait ...". After waiting for a long time, the image...

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

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Search UI Overhaul

Currently the search function is severely limited. Right now you can: Match all keywords, one of a selection of keywords, or an exact search for a phrase, with wildcards, weighted keywords, and ne...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by DonielF‭

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Community Wiki Posts [duplicate]

Also see the more active discussion on https://meta.codidact.com/questions/278386 Will there ever be something akin to StackExchange Community Wikis? While I'm not sure of the specifics (I've neve...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Moshi‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y ago by Moshi‭