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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.

General Q&A about the Codidact instance hosted at codidact.com or the software that runs it.

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The letter "ৡ" shows as a "?" in a community generated link to a question [duplicate]

I saw a banner pointing to the question What does the letter do ৡ in Bangla? from the Languages &amp; Linguistics site. The image shows like this: And currently it is hosted exactly in http...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by fedorqui‭  ·  closed as duplicate 8mo ago by Mithical‭

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Help wanted: investigating server errors

We've had several bug reports here on Meta about server 500 errors, and we know that these can deter participation. That's bad at any time but especially when we are trying to grow. We want to do...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by NateEag‭

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"You need to select a reaction type." But I see no reaction?

I'm pining to answer my own question. But please see below. GitHub Issue

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by sau226‭

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Please make dashboard button/link easier to access

Until reading this thread I did not know that the dashboard even exists. It took me a little bit to find it, so there is a chance it might be hard to find for other users as well. The upper commun...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Alexei‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Allow using <kbd> in the website

I suggest to support &lt;kbd&gt;KBD&lt;/kbd&gt; format in the website. Test KBD It's not working as it is in Stack Exchange, you might want to check this post's source code. It's useful whe...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Opening the "Account" tab produces "500 - Internal Server Error"

When I go to my profile page and I click on the "Account" tab: It redirects to "https://meta.codidact.com/users/edit" and I get:

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by Kevin Shenouda‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by sau226‭

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Is copying from other sites OK?

I've noticed that some people copy questions from other sites, then they re-post them on Codidact. Is that really OK? Don't other sites have copyright as well? At the very very least, shouldn't peo...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by Kevin Shenouda‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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How can I see a list of all my deleted questions?

Particularly when I didn't delete these questions that were deleted by other users or moderators? I hanker to see, here on Codidact, all my questions deleted here on Codidact. I don't want to visi...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Why can't I comment on someone else's post?

I am hankering to comment to this answer, to ask Olin Lathrop if his Lenovo is a ThinkPad. But then this error popped up. But I am not a new user???

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by TextKit‭

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Allow posting without logging in at least in some communities

I ran the search queries "anonymous", "register" and "unregistered" in the search box but didn't find a thread about why isn't anonymous/unregistered contribution allowed here. I recall one or two...

4 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 9mo ago by Kevin Shenouda‭

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So, is Stack Exchange broken permanently this time? [closed]

A few days ago, Stack Exchange suddenly broke. Again. It literally doesn't let you post any question, because the button does nothing. Like so many other sites, they have either deliberately broken...

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by q4q0ht+1jc9kaggmsg9o@sharklasers.com‭  ·  closed 9mo ago by Mithical‭

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General discussion on making votes public

Make vote secrecy a per-community choice, because some communities might prefer voting transparency over voting privacy. Side-question. Why voting is secret in other Q&amp;A platforms? Origins in ...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by .                                                .‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Andy aka‭

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What are the bus factors of Codidact?

The purpose of this post is to draw attention to possibly low bus factors and to maybe lead to a more failsafe organization structure by just asking for information. What are the bus factors for t...

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Hobbling of users who consistently post low-quality content

There are, unfortunately, a few users on Codidact who relatively consistently make low-quality contributions. These posts often come in bursts and tend to be downvoted fairly quickly, but that does...

5 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Peter Mortensen‭

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TT tag works in preview, not in final post. [duplicate]

The html tag &lt;tt&gt; works correctly in the preview window that is shown while editing a post. Text enclosed in such tags is shown in mono-spaced font. However, the TT tag seems to be ignored ...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  closed as duplicate 10mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Although div tag is not allowed, it's rendered in the preview

tl;dr According to this post, the div tag is not allowed, thus it's removed from posts. But it's not removed from the preview, and I believe both (the preview and the final saved post) should be c...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by hkotsubo‭

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Comments count includes deleted comments, which it shouldn't

Using this post purely as an example, because I'm quite sure that the problem is general. Observe: At first, we are told that there are "4 comments": Expanding inline, the summary says 4 of...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by Canina‭

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What should we do to facilitate sharing/recognition of Codidact content?

For context, 'sharing' means sharing to an external website, such as Reddit/Twitter/other sites relevant to a community (e.g. for a writing site, a site frequented by writers). Right now, sharing ...

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by sau226‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Canina‭

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Need to throttle users with consistently bad posts. [duplicate]

Now that Codidact has some experience to look back on, we can see the same thing happening here as in other on-line places and in real life. We are all here for our own personal selfish reasons. ...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Footnote numbers not displayed on mobile

UPDATE: It isn’t just footnotes. It affects bulleted lists also. Footnotes work fine in my desktop browsers.[1] But on mobile, I see this: The footnote numbers are not displayed (the ones with...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by laserkittens‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by laserkittens‭

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Request for a Member Story feature which helps to highlight a Codidact member's topic expertise

I learned today that another Q&amp;A site on the web will soon be ditching its Developer Story feature in which members of that site maintain a chronological log of their skills, achievements, cert...

2 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Rounin‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Users can suggest tags with spaces (but the suggestion can't be approved)

See this suggested edit, where the user suggested adding the tag "American English". Due to it having a space, I am unable to approve the edit, getting the message Tags may not include spaces or...

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Moshi‭

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Codidact's policy regarding posts, user names and profiles with political content

Does Codidact have any policy against using political content in posts, user names or user profiles? I'm not talking about questions about political content, which should obviously be fine given t...

6 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Alexei‭

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Post action links that cannot be used should be hidden

When I'm signed in, I see a set of post action links such as the following (this is from a question): Permalink | History | Suggest edit | Close | Delete | Flag The "Suggest edit" changes to ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Does Codidact render MathJAX more slowly than StackExchange?

Apology if the issue is my Internet connection. Does MathJAX render more sluggishly here than on Stack Ex for anyone else?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Is there a Codidact community fitting for this question (or one emerging)?

Is there any Codidact network website in the horizon to accept this question? Perhaps with some edit or conceptual change the question would be a good fit for scientific speculation? Daily life...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Trilarion‭

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UX changes: dark theme, distinct borders and shortcuts

I was asked to spill out what would be my UX changes, so here I go. My personal opinion on UX is in majority about my own discomfort with white background. As person working on computer for 10-12 h...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Prahara‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Trilarion‭

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How do we handle overlap?

When I use SO I see a load of questions that would be better asked on a spin-off site. Eg SQL questions that would be way better answered on DBA.se. But SQL is a programming language and so fits o...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by gbjbaanb‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Why is the main Codidact project named QPixel?

Why is the main Codidact project under development in Ruby is codenamed QPixel? Where does this codename comes from and what does it mean?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Krom‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Should the active category name not be shown twice on the categories header?

One thing one realizes quickly when for example visiting meta.codidact.com is that it's a site about Q&amp;A. The reason is that for example it is written twice: But is this duplication really n...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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How many automatically created users that were never active are there still and what to do about them?

For some communities content from other places has been imported in the past and user profiles have been created, partly to allow users to quickly claim this identity if desired. However, these use...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Post history diff shows apparently double-escaped HTML entities

As Exhibit A, I present revision 2 of Switching to an admin user within Powershell SSH session on Power Users, and specifically its diff view against revision 1 of Stated Post. The post itself con...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What information should be displayed on a network profile?

I want to design a network profile (and then possibly implement it). There was already discussion about that in Community dropdown and profile information, Understanding how posts were possibly rec...

4 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Minimal data explorer for analytics

I am wondering if we can have a minimal data explorer for Codidact communities: mirror the publicly available tables/columns in a separate database (can be done once per day to minimize the impa...

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Alexei‭

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Should we remove closed questions from the question list?

Should we exclude closed questions from the question list? Closed questions (and their answers) would still be linked on the owners' profiles, would be included in search results, and would produc...

5 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by whybecause‭

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404 Not found after donation success

Start browsing at https://software.codidact.com/donate Finalize the donation The browser redirects to https://software.codidact.com/donate/success which displays a 404 Not Found page I have ...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Alexei‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Proposal: filters for post lists

Several discussions have touched on the idea of being able to filter the contents of the post list. Whether your goal is to find unanswered questions, hide closed questions, hide ignored tags, or ...

2 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Trilarion‭

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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 2y ago by F1Krazy‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Trilarion‭

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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 2y ago by joel‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Does the community have any mechanism to tackle serial (emotional) downvoting?

Does the community have any mechanism to tackle serial (emotional) downvoting?

2 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Canina‭

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Unique favicons for each site

Could each site have its own favicon? When I have too many tabs open and can't read the page titles, it'll help me distinguish the different sites.

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Warn people rather than sending notification for inappropriate link/texts in profile

We should warn people rather than sending notification to them for inappropriate links in profile. I had set a link in my profile long day ago. I usually "bought" that domain (in free). So recently...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Mithical‭

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Can we please stop linkifying random strings that happen to look like domain names?

Currently, strings that look like some subset of fully qualified domain names are automatically turned into links to the corresponding http:// resource. So, for example, example.com becomes a link ...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Moshi‭

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What is the policy on importing questions by simply quoting the question over here?

Recently, three questions were "imported" from StackOverflow: https://software.codidact.com/q/277934, https://software.codidact.com/q/277930, https://software.codidact.com/q/277932 I put "imported"...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Search by category

I think a search mechanism that allows filtering by category would be useful. For example, if I want to find a recipe for a specific food or with a specific ingredient on the cooking pages, I could...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by msh210‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Off formatting in comment ending in text in a RTL script

In the first comment (by msh210) to this answer, the comment content is intermingled with the text containing the author and age of the comment. A screenshot demonstrating the issue is below.

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by user53100‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Trilarion‭

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How can I conveniently opt out of Codidact analytics?

Since a few days, my Firefox add-on Privacy Badger shows me a new tracker originating from analytics.codidact.org. I read the privacy policy and it states that there is analytics going on to improv...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Trilarion‭

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These URLs return a broken page

Can forge https://meta.codidact.com/questions/ and https://software.codidact.com/questions/. There are two problems with that: It won't list anything until clicking any of the Activity | Age | S...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by .                                                .‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Mithical‭

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What does "post positive reception" mean in the context of abilities?

There is reference to "positive reception rate" for posts in the discussion on how to earn some abilities, for example the Vote on Holds ability. What exactly does "positive reception" mean in thi...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Is there a privacy policy for Codidact?

Is there a privacy policy for Codidact? As I'm a resident within the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation pretty much dictates how websites have to present their activities around...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Trilarion‭

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