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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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Don't show "Initial revision" in user activity [duplicate]

Immediately after the activity entry about posting a question or answer, another entry labeled "Initial revision" is placed. This seems kind of redundant to me, since all it really says is that a p...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Moshi‭  ·  closed as duplicate 1y 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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Bug in displaying footnote links

Bug in displaying footnote links^[example source]. Displays in preview window, but doesn't display in post on Chrome. What I see when I post:

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Cazadorro‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Cazadorro‭

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What happened to codidact / core project in ASP.NET?

Several months ago when I first took a look upon Codidact project, I saw that it is using ASP.NET Core 3.1 and I said to myself that this is a project that I can contribute to. This frameworks seem...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Trilarion‭

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Stuck in tour: cannot add tags to first question

I'm trying the tour at https://meta.codidact.com/tour/ask . I really like how people are given first-hand experience with writing a question! However, it is not currently loading tags. Above the li...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by FractionalRadix‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by FractionalRadix‭

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Could "last activity" link to where it happened (e.g. specific answer)?

On a list of questions or posts, each entry has a "last activity" indicator showing who last changed it and when. Would it be possible to have "last activity" be a link to the post that changed? ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Make message about voting limits for new users clear

On other Q&A sites it's quite common to newcomers vote on some answer/question that they liked. Moreover user might even join to a community just to express their support. While I understand th...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by FoggyFinder‭  ·  edited 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Is gaining rep based on SE content ok?

Is it a problem if specific users harvest highly-voted questions on SE, then self answer, to farm a huge amount of rep? And if so, what can we do to prevent it? I haven't seen it happen, but askin...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by joel‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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NSFW Content Filter

According to the Terms of Service, You agree not to use the Service to [...] violate any applicable law or regulation; [...] post content that is hateful, discriminatory, harmful, illegal, or othe...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Moshi‭

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How can an SE refugee help fix encoding problems?

"Scoring System for Trust Level Requirements" by Mithrandir24601 states that at some point, interaction with the site will be gated behind trust levels, as described in "User Privileges" on the Git...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by PinoBatch‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by luap42‭

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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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Category dropdown list hides behind the modal form when changing a posts category .

When I use the tools to change the category of a question, the drop down list of categories to change to is showing behind the modal form. Steps to reproduce, Click the tools option below the que...

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

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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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First image file name entry line doesn't work

When you click on the icon to insert an image into a post, you get the popup However, there is no way to type the image name there. The cursor isn't put onto the file name entry line, and just...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 3y ago by 10 Rep‭

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Posts should have a visible indication whether they've been edited, and when the last edit was made

Currently, each post is visibly tagged with a timestamp that indicates when it was posted, as well as by whom. Also, of course, posts can be edited; both by the original poster, and by other users....

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mithical‭

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Clickable tag buttons only work once

Yesterday I proposed that the required tags beneath questions asked on meta should be clickable so that the tags are prefilled into the tag form. I tried it out now that's it implemented and while ...

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

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Can't post image

I can't post a new answer when that answer contains an image. Clicking Post Answer makes it turn gray, but it then just sits there. I removed the image from the post, and it worked. See https://...

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

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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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List comments on the user profile page.

I'd like to see a history of comments posted (and for moderators, perhaps even including deleted comments) on a user's profile page. Use cases: Allow moderators to look over the totality of a use...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Isaac Moses‭  ·  edited 4y ago by luap42‭

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Answer license defaults to site default, not category default

I just noticed when posting a fourth writing challenge that the answer license there defaults to CC BY-SA 4.0. That's the site default license. Normally that wouldn't be a problem, but the default ...

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

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On mobile browser, notification list goes off the screen

Problem On mobile browser, notification list goes off the screen. How we got here Login to codidact.com Click on the Notifications button on the top bar. Screenshot

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Masked Man‭  ·  edited 4y ago by luap42‭

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Deleted posts should be accessible to the creator *or* there should be a warning

I started writing an answer on Scientific Speculation and accidentally submitted it in a very incomplete state. Then my toddler came by and started making it hard to work on the stub. So, using my ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by dmckee‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by luap42‭

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What is an easy way to determine my Trust Level?

I'd like to: suggest usage guidance or detailed wikis for tags (e.g. https://meta.codidact.com/categories/3/tags) draw attention to possible typos (e.g. https://meta.codidact.com/posts/search) upv...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by pnuts‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by luap42‭

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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 get a page with the tags listed in hierarchical and then alphabetical order?

The hierarchies of tags are awesome, but its a little hard to see the relationship. Could we get a page where the tags are displayed like this, Animals Antelopes Bears Black Bears Polar Bears ...

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

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A proposal for keyboard shortcuts

(This may not be the simplest feature request. It's also not extremely high priority. It's a nice-to-have, not imperative, and may not be possible at the moment - which is fine.) Everyone loves ke...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mithical‭

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How to remove a given tag from all questions where it is used?

When Scientific Speculation was populated with questions and answers from Worldbuilding SE, it also inherited the Worldbuilding SE set of tags. Specifically for the purposes of this question, it in...

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

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Network-wide sign in created accounts for me on all sites even though I had no accounts there beforehand

A few day ago, @aCVn proposed that there should be a network-wide sign in to avoid signing in into each sub-site individually. I upvoted the proposal because I like the idea. As of yesterday (19.06...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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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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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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Tag updates, including tag hierarchies

We have just pushed some updates related to tags. You will now see a "tags" link in the category bar (next to "posts"), which leads to a searchable list of all tags. Selecting an individual tag t...

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

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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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Importing new posts from SE

I expect there will be some desire to import new questions from https://outdoors.stackexchange.com/ is there a process for doing this? I also joined https://topanswers.xyz/databases where they hav...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by meta user‭

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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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Do SE users have the right to have their SE posts removed from Codidact? If so, how?

I don't know what the etiquette is here for bringing up Stack Exchange, and I don't want anyone thinking I'm trying to start any cross-site drama. In fact, I'm hoping to snuff any such drama out be...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by F1Krazy‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Trilarion‭

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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 4y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Error when linking account to SE network

When I go to my profile and click "Authenticate" I get this: redirect_uri is not under the registered domain for this application Is it a bug or something that is not yet implemented?

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by klutt‭  ·  edited 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Meta Codidact is missing a favicon.

meta.codidact.com is missing a favicon! Is it possible to use the meta logo for its favicon?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Bhargav Rao‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭