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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.

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

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Email, possible scam

This morning I got an email from a name I don't recognize, saying "Nice to bump into you on Codidact. If you remember, we shared a math class or two at MIT. Do you attend reunions? Love to catch up...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by gmcgath‭

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Why do we have "General comments" threads?

Comments below posts are grouped into threads, each of which can have a meaningful name so several different conversations can happen in parallel with less risk of confusion. However, sometimes th...

3 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Inconsistent tagged question counts

I am looking for existing questions in Power User with the virtual-reality tag. The tag-search page says there are 4 questions, but clicking through to the tag page itself shows none.

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by Michael‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Enhancing community involvement with per-site Help Centers

By my understanding, one of the key features of the Codidact network is that individual communities are more in control of their local policies. In particular, it appears that community moderators ...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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User preferences behaviour inconsistent with advice

A preferences problem highlighted in an answer on Software Development Meta appears to have been somewhat fixed, but leaving an inconsistency with the guidance on the preferences page. At the top ...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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The posts list for a tag suggests each post has only that tag

Clicking on a tag takes you to a page showing the details of the tag, followed by a list of posts bearing that tag. However, each of these posts is shown with only that tag. All other tags on each ...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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How should we phase out the Site Proposals category?

Currently the old Site Proposals category points to the new Proposals community, presumably as a temporary measure until people get used to the new community. This is not ideal, as described in the...

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Linking to posts with anchor text is too hard

One place in which I'm finding that more friction at Codidact than I was expecting is creating links to other questions with the question title as the anchor text. I'm going to use https://meta.co...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Stephen Ostermiller‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Can the title of the question be a "clean" link to the question itself?

Sometimes I find myself browsing through the site and want to share a question. If I arrived through a link to an answer, I do not have a good way to "clean" the URL and be able to get the URL of t...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Add pending suggested edits to the dashboard

The Dashboard is an easy way to get an overview of the whole network at a glance; on a single page, you can see where there's been new activity that you haven't seen yet, on a category-by-category ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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How should we make pending edit suggestions more visible?

Each category header includes an "Edits" link, which is a link to a list of pending suggested edits in the current category. But nothing alerts people with the ability to approve those edits that ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Get rid of minimum character requirements

Various places in Codidact where a user enters text seem to have a minimum character requirement. If you enter fewer characters than that, the system keeps the "submit post" button greyed out, pop...

2 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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New activity grey circle indicators confusingly triggered on Dashboard

It's basically this post, but for the indicator discs on the Dashboard. I click on an "updated" community of interest, but most recent post showing updates was changed months ago. I can't tell if ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by Michael‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Indication that I have flagged a post

When I flag a post for moderator attention, an acknowledgement message appears, but if I revisit the post later there is no indication that I have flagged it. I would find it useful to have an indi...

2 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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How to convert an answer to comment and include the comments under the answer into the new comment thread?

Is there a way to convert an answer to a comment and include the existing comments under the answer into the new comment thread? There’s no option for it in the convert-to-comment dialog. Is there ...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by Nick Alexeev‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭

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What help pages need to be written?

I've been working on the user help center recently - writing new help pages and improving old ones. You can see the latest changes and suggestions - even the ones that haven't been deployed to the ...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭

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Flag details vs. comments

When flagging a post as "Needs author's attention", the interface provides a single-line text entry field for "Details?", which does not allow for newlines. Input text scrolls without any clear ind...

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Please review a new Accessibility Statement and Accessibility Policy

Here at Codidact, we believe that everyone deserves to have access to information and to be a part of a community. "Everyone" includes people with disabilities, and so that means making our site an...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Mithical‭

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Wilson score samples with 0 votes

Can the Scoring help page's sample chart start at 0 votes instead of 1? Lots of posts probably have no votes or only up or down votes.

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by Michael‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by Mithical‭

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Show score value along with score bar/icon

Show score on the horizontal score bar. When I started browsing first time I didn't know what the horizontal bar with green stripe in it is for. Took a while to figure out it is score. Wouldn't it ...

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

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How about explicitly inviting new user feedback?

Prompted by comments in this comment thread - I agree that it's often very difficult to get feedback from new users in the meta area of a community, especially one that has custom software on top o...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Jon Ericson‭

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Implement inline spoiler text

It was previously noted that Codidact does not support explicit spoiler tags, although it's possible to hide blocks of text in collapsible sections (using <details> and <summary> HTML)....

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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How are tabs handled in code blocks?

While this question is of particular interest to the technical sites, and especially to Software, it concerns core site functionality. I figured it would be more polite to ask than to make a "sandb...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What community would be appropriate to ask a business question about software development?

The title is the question: What community would be appropriate to ask a business question about software development?

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by TecBrat‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Trying to use Markdown formatting on detail-section labels causes unexpected centered alignment in preview

I knew that blank lines are needed in certain places when mixing HTML markup with Markdown so that the Markdown will actually be processed. For example: <details> <summary> Gory deta...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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How can Codidact be independent from Stack Exchange, when you have same moderators?

Mithical is moderator on AI, Constructed Language, Literature Stack Exchanges. But also Mithical is I'm also part of Codidact’s Community Team, and am on the Board of Directors. Clearly, Mit...

2 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Mark S.‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Lundin‭

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What customizations are available on Codidact?

On Codidact, lots of things can be customized for individual communities. Generally these changes need to be made by admins, but we'll make them on request. But what are all these things? What c...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Can we have the ability to create tags without being linked to a question?

As the title says. Rationale: I'm in the process of giving tags on EE.CD some structure and I feel that sometimes a group of tags could be usefully grouped under a parent which doesn't exist yet. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Proposal descriptions show "Suggest edit" instead of "Edit"

In the Descriptions category of the Codidact Proposals community, anyone can edit any proposal description. This is in contrast to other categories where suggested edits require approval before bei...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Easier way to get to the individual user Posts page

There is a Posts page showing all the posts by a given user. However, the only place it is linked to appears to be the bottom of the long list of posts on the user profile. An example of when this...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Tag search breaks if a space is added

In the Q&A category of Meta a tag search for "proposal" shows 4 results, but a tag search for "proposal " (with a trailing space, as is commonly automatically inserted when typing on mobile) sh...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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New and interesting question feeds without email

It appears that Codidact has notification streams for new questions and interesting questions, but currently these are over email. Can you add a search filter, global page, RSS feed or some other ...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Post owner should always be able to approve or reject edits

Apparently the owner of a post cannot approve a pending suggested edit on that post. I'm not sure if this is a bug report or a feature request, but either way, I propose that the post owner should...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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QPixel goes to the "new post" page when I press Ctrl+N to open a new browser window

If I am on some web page (such as on Codidact), and want to check out some detail elsewhere on the web, my usual first step is to press Ctrl+N to open a new browser window, then navigate to do what...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Post score in title text of vote counts does not update when voting

When adding or removing an upvote or downvote, the user interface is updated without reloading the page. This changes the upvote and downvote buttons to be the appropriate colour based on whether t...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Input box is not on screen after pressing "Start new comment thread" with expanded comments

If comment threads below a post are already expanded, then the input box that appears after pressing the "Start new comment thread" button is too far down the page to be visible. This makes it look...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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No title text on edges of buttons away from icons

The "Dashboard", "Notifications", and "Mobile Sign In" buttons in the page header at the top right of the page have title text which displays those names. However, the title text is on the icon rat...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Question score on hover in question lists

When viewing an individual question, the score can be seen by hovering over the voting buttons or the upvote and downvote counts: In the question list page, it might be expected that the score c...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What html tags can we use in posts?

So, I finally got around to looking at the second Review Panel draft, and was surprised by the ability to make collapsible sections in posts. From the comments, I wasn't the only one. Whoa, whoa, ...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Should the Discord guidance be updated as discriminators are being removed?

In my profile, it includes this guidance: Discord Your Discord user tag, in the format username#1234. Discord is in the process of removing discriminators (a discriminator is the #1234). Whi...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by cocomac‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Miscellaneous Flag modal problems

Flagging an answer After pressing "Flag" under an answer there are 3 radio buttons to choose from: Flagging questions and answers Some changes would benefit both types of post. Changes specifi...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo 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 2y ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Add a "log out of all devices" button

I would like a button that lets me log out of Codidact on all devices. This would be helpful if you lost your device, or believed your account to be compromised. Then you could log out on all devi...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by FractionalRadix‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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How can I fix or edit comment thread titles?

It happens to me all the time that I write a comment - as the first of a new thread of comments - and then either overlook giving it a title, or expect that the default title will be good enough an...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Shouldn't be able to delete question after any response

This is in response to something that happened on the Math site, but it's really a Codidact-wide issue. A week or two ago, someone posted a poorly written question. Not surprisingly, the question...

3 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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How do I "answer" a feature request or a bug report?

Given that a feature request or a bug report is more of a call-to-action to the developers rather than a question seeking an "answer," I am confused as to what an answer to a feature request or bug...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by 90 98‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Mithical‭

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How do I close the flag dialog?

When I click flag there is a menu that shows up showing the reasons, like spam, rude, needs author's attention, etc. But how can I close the menu without refreshing the page? I do not see an 'X' wi...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by 90 98‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by r~~‭

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Am I allowed to participate here, despite being network banned from Stack Exchange?

In 2020, I received a 10-year network ban from Stack Exchange for really really really bad behavior (Some people from Charcoal might know who I am). I know this website has a lot of the same people...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by 90 98‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Canina‭

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Add an explicit Markdown syntax for decorative images

When uploading an image on a Codidact community, users are prompted to add alt text - a text alternative to an image - for that image. If they go to submit a post without doing so, or when submitti...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Mithical‭

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Tagging @username in a question/answer/comment

Is it possible to tag users by their handle. E.g. Oh hey @da5nsy do you have an answer for this question? It doesn't look like it does, because names are not hyperlinked but then I saw @manass...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by da5nsy‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭