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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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Permalinks should be HTTPS

Each post on Codidact has a "permalink" link under it, which points back to the post. The general format seems to be http://&lt;site&gt;.codidact.com/&lt;type&gt;/&lt;id&gt;/&lt;id&gt; where the f...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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 3y ago by Bhargav Rao‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Is there a points count error?

I think there might be some sort of point bug. Two days ago, over on Judaism I had 38 points. The next day I was down to 28, leading me to believe that I had gotten multiple down-votes for a post I...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Harel13‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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"You were mentioned in a comment" notifications should show the title of the question

The notifications drop-down shows the question title at least for comments that don't specifically ping you, and for answers to your own questions. However, if you're "mentioned" (pinged) in a com...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Possibility to re-post answers from external sources? [duplicate]

Is there a standard or acceptable way to include, link or re-post answers from external sources, such as stack exchange networks, quora or others ?

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by 4015.alt‭  ·  closed as duplicate 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Ability to close or archive own questions

Why If a question is already answered elsewhere, or the OP doesn't need help/updates relative to it, from the community in which he posted it any more. I think that being able to add a short comm...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by 4015.alt‭

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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 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Is it possible to merge Power Users and Linux Systems? Would Codidact benefit from it?

One of the concerns of How can we grow this community posts (see on Power Users and on Linux Systems) is that the sites may not be active enough, resulting in a poor first impression. If my calcul...

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

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Allow users to sign up and/or login with a Google account

I would prefer to login to the website with a Google account instead of a standalone Codidact account; I might not be the only one. I ask the community managers to consider adding such an option; ...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by deleted user  ·  edited 12mo ago by Moshi‭

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Global profile page [duplicate]

A Global profile page, that shows data and statics of the user across all the communities that they participated in, either to the user only, or publicly according to some privacy setting. Feature...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by 4015.alt‭  ·  closed as duplicate 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Regular deletion (roomba) of content unlikely to ever be useful

I noticed that questions exist on this network and are accessible that are unlikely to ever be very helpful, for example because they were marked as completely off-topic. Examples Are internati...

3 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by 4015.alt‭

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Activity numbers don't add up

I was just looking at Reports &gt; Posts in the moderator tools of the Electrical Engineering site: The total numbers of questions, answers, and comments is believable. However, these don't agr...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Filtering questions with "no answer" and/or "no accepted answer" ?

Is there a way to filter questions of a community that has no answer and/or no accepted answer ? Edit (clarification): by "accepted answer" I mean answer marked with the green "Works for me" tag...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by 4015.alt‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Moshi‭

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Editing Thread Titles

(Originally brought up at https://meta.codidact.com/comments/thread/3359#comment-11064) Can we allow thread starters to edit the title of a comment? This could be useful in cases like, for example...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Quintec‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Donation account cannot currently make live charges, transaction has not been processed

Wanted to make a donation via the donate button but upon click on "Pay" an error message occured: "Your account cannot make live charges. If you are the site owner, please activate your account at ...

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

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If a user is not able to directly edit the post, allow the edit to be suggested

I attempted to edit this post, but couldn't because I was attempting to change "moderator-only" tags. The following errors prevented this post from being saved: You don't have permission to chang...

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

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Proposal for Wikipedia article

Encouraged to write about it by the thread. I remember correctly, when I joined Codidact 8-9 months ago I was searching about Codidact in search engine. What is Codidact? When it was launched? And...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by deleted user  ·  edited 12mo ago by deleted user

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A note on April 1st 2021

Unfortunately, we didn't have the time to build an April fools easter egg this year. We'll build one next year, for sure! Therefore, for your own safety: DO NOT try to enter any secret code on ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by luap42‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Trilarion‭

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How to grow all of our communities?

As most have noticed, there's been a discussion raised on all the community metas about how to grow that particular community. It's a good question and I do believe they should be answered on commu...

6 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Should we modify the default (front) page for anonymous visitors?

A complaint we've heard a lot is that when a community's front page has many questions that are not well-received, it deters visitors. (It also deters some people who are already here, I know.) T...

5 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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How can I do a search across all of Codidact?

I can't find a way to do a platform-wide search (all communities at once). Is there such a feature and I'm missing it?

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by tbmale‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Trilarion‭

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Tag edit major weirdness

Okay, I honestly don't know what might be up with this. "Major weirdness here", is about all I can say from the perspective of a user. I proposed an edit to A gratis cloud of icons usable as HTML ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Show time tooltip for last edit as well

When I move the mouse over the “posted … ago” text below a post, I get a tooltip with the actual posting time. However if I do the same on the last edited field (the one with the pencil at front), ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by celtschk‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Trilarion‭

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What gets on Hot Posts?

What actually gets a post on the Hot Posts list? Is it views? Votes? Answers? Comments? Most likely a combination of them, but what exactly?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by luap42‭

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Make the license changeable while editing

When I go to edit answer/question, I can edit tags, text and title, but not the license. For example, if I mistakenly select a wrong license and, click Save Post in Q&amp;A, how can I edit the l...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by Trilarion‭

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Post edited by a user but no changes visible

This post had been edited by @Lundin. But, there's no visible changes in that post. I don't know what Lundin did to that post. I think Lundin had proposed changes but, author/moderator declined (...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by Trilarion‭

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Markdown does not always seem to work

Recently, I faced some issue with markdown. When I write text in the following way then markdown of "&gt;" isn't working (was working earlier). &lt;hr/&gt; &gt; &gt; hello I faced some pr...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by Trilarion‭

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What does the round silver circle in the dashboard mean?

I had visited the dashboard. In it I saw some meta sites containing silver circles. Others do not. What does the silver circle represent? Is it a bug? There's a hover text on the silver butto...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

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How to deal with reactor if the reactor is no more or he thinks the post is still bad?

I was thinking of the reaction system for a long time. A question had came to my mind : If an answer is poorly written (or outdated) and a person had reacted to that as Outdated. Later, when the...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by Trilarion‭

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Where should we discuss about unhelpful tags?

I have recently seen some tags. a and Ask.. That should ask not Ask since all tags are in lower chars. And mod should delete the a tag. I know that we won't allow every people to create tags. But ...

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

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Response to Monica Cellio's cross posts — "How can we grow this community"?

Hi Monica! You cross posted the same question on many Meta's? Or just post here? Anyhow I don't know where answer. Here I respond your crucial questions now. My question to you is: where do we ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Ability pages 404 when logged out unless they're for a specific user ("?for=" in the URL)

Okay this is a weird one. I just found this bug when asking this question. It turns out that if you try to open an ability page (e.g. https://meta.codidact.com/abilities/unrestricted) when you're ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by forestbeasts‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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If a tag search yields exactly one exact match for a tag, go directly to that tag's page

When using the search feature in the Tags part of each category, if one searches for something that is an exact match for just one single tag, the page returned lists just that one tag. To get to t...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭

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Permanently delete duplicated questions and answers?

I accidentally posted my neighbor's answer to my same question twice. Obviously, it's irksome and wasteful to see the two duplicated answers! How can such duplications be lastingly forever removed?

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Canina‭

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How can I decorously promote Codidact on Reddit?

I've stumbled upon links to Codidact questions on answers on SOME subreddits, but because Codidact is still little known and unsung, Redditors balk at clicking links to Codidact. OR other...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 1y ago by TextKit‭

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Deleted answers are being shown to logged-out users, but not to logged-in users without the Curate privilege

The title pretty much sums it up. It looks to me as though deleted answers are visible to anyone who isn't logged in, but they aren't visible once you're logged in (at least as a user without the ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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How can tags be deleted?

I started heading into the rabbit-hole of organising tags on the mathematics site, and there are some which are obvious typos and have no questions associated (because the questions have been retag...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Ability to hide / ignore tags

In the community preferences you can set a list of favourite tags, and questions that are tagged with one of them will be highlighted. Is there also a way to hide / ignore tags? Questions with a h...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Keelan‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Renaming a tag rewrites history

I proposed an edit to a post to add the then-existing proposal tag. The edit was approved, and the post currently shows as most recently edited by me. Both the suggested edit page and the post its...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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A few small changes, mostly about moderation and curation

The latest update includes a few small changes of possible general interest: Moderators can now escalate flags to the admin team. If you have a flag that requires our attention, or if you wan...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Can't delete a post after a user deleted his answer

I tried to delete a question without answers after a user has deleted his answer to the post but I got the following error: This post cannot be deleted because it has responses. I flagged and...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Actively investing in non niche network websites

I think that the website must have some new communities in "piquant" topics to survive (to become enough well-known and contributed in the next say, 50 years). "piquant" topics would be in my opin...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by Canina‭

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Can we have description of tags when we hover over / click them?

With the re-tagging of the site proposal, new tags were introduced. I didn't know the meaning of those, so I hovered over them to see a short description just as I was / am used to doing in the Sta...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Notification dropdown doesn't consistently change items from "unread" to "read"

It appears to me that the notification system is not consistently marking as "read" something I've clicked on. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. I've been trying to run some tests to see if ...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by JBH‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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How can I remove a tag? [duplicate]

I have just realized that a tag is redundant: angular-2+ since we have one for [angular] (as opposed with the old flavor, [angularjs]). I have removed it from the only question and I want to remov...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by luap42‭

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Encoding error when accessing https://codidact.com/

When trying to access https://codidact.com/ Firefox (93.0) gives me "encoding error, contact the site owners". This appears to have happened just now, as I could use that address fine for less than...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Lundin‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Lundin‭

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Where can I report private issues

Sometimes, there are issues that should not be made public (for instance, issues relating to security or privacy) and as such should not be posted here on Meta. Given the potential severity of thos...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by deleted user

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Reacting without signing in error

When you try to vote and are not logged in, you get an error popup with a 403 like this: However, when you click "react" under a post without being logged in, it seems to error silently instead ...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Quintec‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Enlarge the commenting box of threaded comments

I suggest to enlarge the commenting box of threaded comments at least by 50% height (at least on desktop display).

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

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Implement reactions for top level posts

Reiterating my request on the original reactions proposal, please allow the ability to set up reactions for top level posts as well. Quoting from that request, If reactions are able to be added ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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