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I can link to the edit history of a post, for example, the edit history of the meta question you are reading, but I can't see a way to link to a specific edit in the history. Is there currently an...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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I found this website because I'm tired of the hostility from the Stack Overflow community. I'm a front end web developer. I wonder if this website have better community than Stack Overflow. Is t...

3 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Reltih‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Moshi‭

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How is Codidact different from SO in terms of posting, commenting, and moderating? Not asking about financial structure of the organization.

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by johnywhy‭

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I saw I had a notification so I clicked for the dropdown, and got nothing. The browser console shows that /assets/community/${community}.css and /assets/community/${community}.js are 404ing (observ...

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

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Clicking on the square with an arrow next to the user profile no longer displays the drop-down menu to show other communities. I talking about this one: If I click on the white area around it, t...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by Lundin‭  ·  closed as duplicate 4mo ago by Mithical‭

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I searched for free community software ("open source" what I mean is GPL or similar). I know Stack Overflow and would like to run the software on my own server just to have full control over the da...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by RobertSE‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Moshi‭

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Previously, clicking on the icon for Notifications or Communities at the top right of the page resulted in the appropriate drop down panel appearing. Today, the panel only opens if the square area ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Questions previews have been introduced in Codidact, which, with a considerable amount of padding between the elements inside each question "box", decreased the number of visible questions per scre...

4 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Thanks very much for the recent release of bug fixes and features. It's also highlighted another potential improvement: I notice that since the release the grey circles indicating that a Category ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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I think that it would be better to give the users the option to fix the navigation bar at the top, just like in Stack Overflow. If a user receives a notification, and at that time they are busy re...

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

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Some communities have MathJax enabled, which allows including mathematical notation in posts. I wondered whether this would extend to the user profile, so I did a test. I edited my profile to incl...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Right now, you have to actually be there to notice there is an edit waiting to be approved, meaning suggestions on old posts often get overlooked (especially since there are so few actually able to...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Quasímodo‭

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Let's popularize Codidact! We ought advertise at https://old.reddit.com/r/blogger/ https://old.reddit.com/r/blogs/ https://old.reddit.com/r/DotCom/ https://old.reddit.com/r/GuestPost/ https:...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Chgg Clou‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Quasímodo‭

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I like the new "follow new" feature that allows being notified of any new comment threads on a post. However, I think that using a plus symbol (+) next to it could be confusing, as this is often as...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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On a specific question page, the t shortcut brings up a list of options for the question or one of its answers (depending on which is currently selected): On the questions list page, the t short...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Very minor bug in case it's worth fixing at the same time as any other change to the keyboard shortcuts: The keyboard shortcuts help box has one space less of indentation for t than for all the ot...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Just to let you know: The new d keyboard shortcut mentioned in Recent feature changes to the Codidact software doesn't appear to be present yet. Keyboard shortcut d opens the dashboard Press...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Mithical‭

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I like the new taller code blocks when working in the desktop site, but they can be problematic on mobile. On mobile, even in portrait orientation (screen height is larger than screen width), a co...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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I'm guessing the first "Tags" is a typo and should instead say "Posts" or perhaps the name of the specific post type?

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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This site runs on the QPixel software, maintained by Codidact. What progress has been made recently? There will be one answer per year. 2022 (current year) 2021 2020

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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When viewing a user's Vote Summary, days that are not expanded give no indication of how many votes occurred each day: Would it be useful to have a plus and minus total in the date bar that stil...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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I've noticed something when using MathJax during preparing/editing a post. Each time a change is made to the raw text, the preview rerenders accordingly. This is the behaviour I expect, which ensur...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Can the Hot Question list be changed so that featured posts don't show up in it? They are already in the list once.

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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skipping \$num comments should show for inline preview also. I was watching the thread. When I was watching the thread from posts page. Then, I noticed that @ArtOfCode said blah blah blah....... I ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Over on Software, the [excel] tag was mistakenly put as a subtag of [openoffice-calc]. When I went to edit the tag to fix it, I realized there was no option to remove the parent tag. I ended up ask...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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When editing my user profile, the preview is missing.

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Dani‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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This is kind of minor so I haven't bothered reporting it before, but it's been there since day 1: the site is inserting a space character after every question title. Example (from here): Newslette...

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

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This is particularly helpful to find unanswered questions: answers:0. I pine to see merely the UNanswered questions on Math Main. But see below.

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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In the posts page of each site, the symbols &amp; &lt; &gt; are not rendered as such; Instead they are replaced by their HTML encodings: &amp;amp; &amp;lt; &amp;gt; You can see that in the pr...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Quasímodo‭

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I know that notifications will be revamped in the future, but this is small and quite a nuisance. If you click on Notifications icon, the notification list pops up. Directly dismissing it by clicki...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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My patience is running thin with code formatting on Codidact. I've made this feature request before on Software Development only (here) but no reply. We currently have 5 communities which definite...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Lundin‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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In the votes summary page of my profile it says: A daily summary of votes you have received for your posts. This is an accurate description of my vote summary page. However, if I look at ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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On most pages of Codidact there is a little drop down arrow at the very top right of the page, which usually displays a list of Codidact communities when clicked. However, when on the "Edit" tab of...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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On the page for the Edit Tags ability, it lists a part of the requirement as To earn this ability, you need to have roughly a 97.5% approval rate for suggested edits to either the detailed tag w...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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When looking at a pending edit on the suggested edits page, only the markdown shows. There is no preview of how this will be rendered. This presents two problems: Any subtle error introduced by...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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On all sites on the user abilities page for editing tag info, it says you need x% of accepted edits and y number of edits on tag wikis and tag usage guidance even though you currently can't suggest...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by Ethan‭  ·  closed as duplicate 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Here you can share user scripts for Codidact! Please use the following format to share. ### Name of the US Small Description Anything else (optional) Supported on: (U.S. manager) U...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by Ethan‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Ethan‭

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When I send a message to someone @codidact.com, I get back undelivered mail returned to sender, which says &lt;support@codidact.org&gt;: host codidact-org.relay1g.spamh.com[63.71.12.97] said: 554...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by manassehkatz‭

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Standard markdown does not include spoiler sections (hidden until clicked on). Personally, on those rare occasions when I find need to temporarily hide something, I'm happy using &lt;details&gt; HT...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by trichoplax‭

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The character limit for a comment is 1000, but the text area in which it is typed or edited is much smaller than this. Most comments are short, but some comments can have reason to be longer, and ...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by trichoplax‭

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I noticed that there isn't a way to close Article type posts. While some of the close reasons might not be very applicable to Articles, I think that at least the off-topic, outdated, and duplicate...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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I tried to edit a post, but I received the following message saying it is over 30,000 characters. I double checked in a text editor that the number of characters is 27,835 (as shown in the Codidact...

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Taeir‭

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When editing a post, headings with a single hash # show as significantly bigger than headings with a double hash ##. However, after saving, these two headings are much closer in size (to the point ...

3 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by celtschk‭

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When using a &lt;details&gt; tag to add an expandable section to a post, markdown will mostly still work inside the expandable section, but some of it will not work on the first line. Markdown trea...

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Currently answers can be sorted by Score or Activity: I'd like to be able to also sort them by Age. Would this be useful to anyone else?

2 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by KalleMP‭

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At the top of the posts list, the total number of posts is shown on the left. Hovering the mouse pointer over this number shows the title text. This is currently set to be the same number as is alr...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by trichoplax‭

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I like the "Random from Category" and "Specific post" ad templates. I've recently been a "selfish sharer" and used the "Specific post" template to share one of my own questions. This made me wonde...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by trichoplax‭

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I recently changed my username on a site where I used to post coding challenges years ago, to make it clearer that I no longer post there (as I still occasionally receive comments that I may not se...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by trichoplax‭

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In the list of posts, or at the bottom of a post, there is an indication of how long ago it was posted. In a desktop environment with a mouse, hovering over this duration gives an exact date and ti...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by Moshi‭

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