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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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An alternative approach to the view order of answers

TLDR at the end. One thing I never was quite content with on SE was that if you view a question that by default either the most upvoted or accepted answer is the first one you see. This mechanism a...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Following the "sign out" into a new tab results in 404 Not Found

I'm honestly not sure what is going on here. Once I'm logged in to a Codidact site, if I click "sign out" in the top right corner of each page, I get signed out -- which is exactly what you'd expec...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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How do I notify users with a space in their username via comments?

I know that I can notify users that I wrote something regarding their comment by adding them by using @Username, for example "@Username That's a nice idea!". How do I notify users who have a space ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  edited 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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"edit" link below non-Q&A post results in 404 Not Found

I tried to edit a recipe I'd posted, by using the "edit" link below the post text. That gave me a 404 Not Found error. Looking at the URL, I noticed that it says /answers/.../edit, which is wrong b...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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URLs in RSS feeds wrongly assume that all top-level posts are questions

With the recently added article post type (used to share recipes on Cooking), the URL to the post is /articles/nnnnn (where nnnnn is the post ID), or /ar instead of /articles for shorter links. How...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Help page multiple boxes with same name

I made a small edit to one of the help pages on EE. Now there are two help boxes. Previously there was only one, as desired. Here's what it looks like now: I understand you're in the middle of ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Help --> Site Information?

Just now I noticed that when clicking on Help, there is a new box called "Site Information". What the …? This seems to have infested all sites, and doesn't provide much real information. It's abo...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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More control over Help page

I've been writing help topics in the process of getting the new Electrical Engineering site ready for the public. I'm finding that organizing and presenting the various help pages could be better....

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Error viewing recently deleted questions on Outdoors

When I navigate to https://outdoors.codidact.com/mod/deleted/questions it throws a 500 error. The error id is 9d42606a-432e-4fed-9596-606d2ce1af89

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Notifications don't disappear after reading them

Whenever there is a new comment or answer to one of my posts, I get a notification in my notification bar. However, even though I click on it and read the content in question, the notifications don...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Zerotime‭

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Help pages display order?

Can the display order of help pages for a site be explicitly set somehow? I'm starting to create help pages for a new site, and would like to set the order they are shown in. For example, I'd like...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Markup documentation?

Where is the documentation for the markdown codes used on these pages? I'm trying to RTFM, but can't find the M. I did look in HELP, but it's not there. Below where I'm typing this, there is a b...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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New site setup process?

I proposed the new site Electrical Engineering, and I see that the basic framework has been created. Thanks. However, there is a difference between the basic mechanics of a site, and a fully up-a...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Details on creating a Help page?

I'm trying to create Help pages for a new site. One of the things I have to enter is "URL slug:". What is that exactly? I looked to see how help was organized on another site. For example, on t...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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How to do superscript markup?

I wrote an answer where I needed to say "square meters". I wanted to write this as "m" followed by a superscript "2". I tried writing "m<sup>2</sup>". That worked in the preview, so ...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Peter Cooper Jr.‭

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How does rep work here?

I see there is a number next to each users' name, which in some places is even called "rep". That makes sense. What is mysterious is how it's calculated. My rep makes no sense. I started out wr...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Sigma‭

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Trying to edit an answer results in internal server error; edit gets recorded, but not promoted to current revision

This is a bit weird. I spotted a typo in an answer of mine, and figured I'd fix it. I was able to edit the answer, but when I tried to save the edit, I got a page telling me there had been an int...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Can we have second-factor sign-in authentication via e-mailed one-time codes?

I realize that this might be a bit of a niche use case, but I'm going to put it out here anyway. The availability of 2FA via an authenticator app is a great boost to account security. However, th...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Category RSS feeds should feature a post when an answer is posted

The category RSS feeds (for example https://meta.codidact.com/categories/3/feed.rss) are a nice touch for being able to follow what's going on on a site (or in a favorite category) without having t...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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More social media/online communities to link to profile.

As of right now (date of posting), you can only link one website and a Twitter account. I have a few ideas of accounts you can link to your profile here on Codidact: LinkedIn More website slots f...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by KingDuken‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Canina‭

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Body preview of writing a question can appear differently than when posted...

There was some strange behavior when I typed in my last post. I noticed that there is different behavior when you type something inside a preview of a body versus when you make a post (or save the ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by KingDuken‭  ·  edited 4y ago by KingDuken‭

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"Last activity" in question lists appears to ignore new answers

Another thing I've noticed on https://outdoors.codidact.com/categories/19 : the question list currently shows the last activity on "2020 - May - Birds" as "last activity 10 days ago by Isaac Moses"...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Let mail addresses be confirmed

I've successfully signed up for Codidact with a mail address. However, the mail address I used didn't receive a confirmation mail so Codidact can't know if the person operating this account and th...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  edited 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Typo report: unnecessary "c" in in edit comment field instructions

When one goes to edit a question, the "edit comment" box starts with "Describe—if neccessary". The word "neccessary" is misspelled, having one more "c" than is necessary.

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Peter Cooper Jr.‭  ·  edited 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Deleted answers appear to be counted in question list

Currently https://outdoors.codidact.com/categories/19 lists one question, 2020 - May - Birds, with 12 answers. But if you go into the question, it only lists 11 answers. I'm pretty sure that the di...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  edited 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Requests to improve the contests

There are a couple of things that I think would be nice to improve contests, Hide the score while the contest is ongoing, that way it doesn't influence other people's votes. Sort answers in two w...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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I shouldn't be able to vote on deleted posts.

There is one deleted answer here and given that is has been deleted, I shouldn't be able to either upvote or downvote it, but I can. It looks like up and downvotes on the deleted answer are also ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Need a better way of finding unanswered questions

As of right now, the only real way to see that a question has no answers is to go off the answer count, which is small and not real easy to see. On Outdoors where I am not interested in writing an...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by luap42‭

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New Answer does not get license.

I posted an answer https://outdoors.codidact.com/questions/74859#answer-74867 about 21 hours ago, it still does not have the license included. New questions get the license immediately.

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  edited 4y ago by James Jenkins‭

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Markdown preview of bulleted list with leading text

If I put leading text into the post body textbox immediately before a bulleted list, like this: Leading text: * First item * Second item In the preview below the box it shows up correctly, with ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Peter Cooper Jr.‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Sigma‭

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Category subscription emits an error "must provide a valid category ID"

From the Meta category on Writing I clicked the "subscribe" button, filled out the form, submitted, and got this error: Following the instructions there, I am reporting it here.

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Error message contains a bad link for reporting the error

I got an error while subscribing to a category and clicked on the "report on meta" link in the message. The link produced another error: The link in the first error message points to https://wr...

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

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Linking with Stack Exchange gives error "couldn't parse client_id"

Problem: I see the following error when I link my account with StackExchange: Couldn't parse client_id How we got here: I click on my profile picture -> Click Edit -> Scroll down to Li...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Masked Man‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Masked Man‭

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Codidact Meta is missing its logo.

Yay, first bug report about the site! The meta-logo page is returning a 404: https://meta.codidact.com/assets/meta-logo.png

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Bhargav Rao‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭