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Allow using <br> tags when commenting

I suggest to allow &lt;br&gt; tags when commenting in a threaded comment. In the current situation only separate passages are allowed: Passage_1 Passage_2 &lt;br&gt; tags improve accessibil...

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

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Threaded comments are here!

From our earliest discussions of what the Codidact platform would be, we've known that we had to tackle comments. Comments are very important for giving feedback and asking for clarifications. So...

15 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Link to deleted user's post visible on front page but post returns 500; breaks category Atom feed

There's a post on the Judaism front page titled Meor eynayim by de rossi by "deleted user" (which looks to actually be a deleted user, since that links to # rather than an actual user profile). Fo...

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

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button automatically enables when using tab and enter

I never thought of it. Recently, I was going to write a comment (Starting a new thread) with 14 characters. I didn't look at character lengths. After completing my comment I just pressed tab twice ...

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

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Please add a dropdown menu when filtering by category

In the search bar, when filtering by post type, a dropdown menu with all the available options is displayed: Which is nice, as I don't need to know/remember which number means what. I just choos...

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

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Show headings in a preview

Currently a user who comes to create a post can only read the post's body in the preview area, but not the post title (it just isn't there). I suggest to show a post's title in the preview because...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by luap42‭

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Happy Birthday, Codidact!

It feels like we celebrated Codidact’s first birthday only yesterday and that Codidact was founded just a few days ago, but here we are. Codidact is now officially two years old! [1] Two years ago...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Get a [faq] tag, mods!

This applies on all meta sites, so hear me out. It would actually be nice if we had a new moderator tag in Codidact called faq. What's the purpose? Somewhere Else has this tag on their meta sites...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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More answer feedback -- Reactions are coming to Codidact

A bit over a year ago, I proposed to add a “reactions” like feature on Codidact, which would allow marking answers as “accepted”, “outdated” or “dangerous”, providing more detailed feedback to user...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by luap42‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Alexei‭

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Mention is red when comment is edited [duplicate]

I noticed that after you edit a comment mentioning someone, the comment has the mention marked in red, indicating that the mention failed, instead of the proper blue color. Refreshing fixes it, but...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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"User was not notified" incorrectly displayed in comments.

I just had an incorrect "user wasn't notified because they haven't participated in the discussion" warning (I can't recall the exact wording). What I did: Responded to a comment here: https://m...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Lundin‭

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Require title for comment thread

The title of a comment thread currently defaults to the start of the comment text. That has lead to a lot of partial-sentence comments visible below a post without comments expanded. Those look me...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Canina‭

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Include (major) tags as part of Hot Posts link

It just occurred to me as I was looking at Hot Posts at Software Development that it would be helpful to include the tags with the title, so that people can judge if that post is interesting and/or...

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

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Don't limit characters in a threaded comment to 1,000

Often times a user wants to quote something or several things that appear in an answer (each quote could be about 500 characters long). It can be somewhat frustrating to make several threaded comm...

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

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Button is disabled without any explanation when title is too short

When I was writing the post. My title was too short for post that. But, I was thinking why button is disabled. Since, I had worked on disabling button that's why I knew my post's title was too shor...

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

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Let's improve how we handle duplicates

Currently, marking a question as a duplicate is part of question closure. Duplicates are a little different from other close reasons, though -- often the question itself is clear, complete, and o...

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

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Should we show question on a thread of answer?

I was reading some comments in answers. I didn't read question. But, I started reading the answer (That question wasn't understandable for me so I just ignored that but later understood). Then, vis...

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

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Allow a user to edit a threaded comment's title after the threaded comment has been created [duplicate]

I suggest to allow a user to edit a threaded comment's title after the threaded comment has been published, This way, if a user published the threaded comment but forgot to add a title or didn't n...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Global TOS is redirecting to Codidact Writing rather than Codidact Meta in Codidact Meta FAQ.

When you go to Codidact Meta FAQ help center article, you will see this: When you click on "Global TOS", It will redirect to Terms of Service in Codidact Writing rather than redirecting to Terms...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Please enlarge the editing window of a threaded comment [duplicate]

If I want to edit a threaded comment (including a threaded reply) I get, in my desktop computer, a tiny window in which it can be frustrating to navigate, especially if the content reaches the curr...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Put the title input field above the body in comment threads

I suggest to put the title input field above the body in comment threads. The commenting box is already a bit frustrating to use, as opined by some community members including myself; creating a p...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by luap42‭

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Show reactions in your profile

I'm not entirely sure where they would go, but I think reactions should be in your profile activity in some way. I think reactions are most similar to votes so I would treat them the same. So do no...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Quintec‭  ·  edited 1y ago by luap42‭

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Add an option to resize (by dragging) the commenting box

I suggest to add resizing option to the commenting box in the threaded comments section (at least on desktop display).

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

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Allow all Markdown in threaded comments

Markdown is available in threaded comments, but not fully, for example, headings (##) aren't allowed. I don't find a reason to such a limitation; it's better off to have well formatted comments fo...

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

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Why an author of an answer should have ability to react his own post? [duplicate]

Why an answer-er should have ability to react on his own answer. I believe he should have ability to react to his post as Outdated. But why they should have ability to react as Worked for me or hel...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Should it be possible to "react" to one's own posts?

We now have reactions. However, I notice that there seems to be nothing stopping a user from "reacting" to their own posts. For some reactions, this might make sense. For example, an outdated ans...

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

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A png image isn't uploaded with the error according to which images should be .png etc.

I try to upload a .png image weighing less to two megabytes to this post but I get the following error: Images must be one of png, jpeg, jpg, gif If it helps, I have uploaded the image to her...

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

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Split any question post with two or more questions into several posts (per the number of questions) and attribute it to the asker

It can be tempting for askers to put more than one question in a post because it has the illusion of saving time, at least for the poster and maybe also for community members. You might want to co...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

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Enlarging the chance that clarification-question comments would be modular

Even threaded, asking two or more clarification questions in one comment can be frustrating (and a miscommunication bias) for an OP, especially if the OP doesn't speak English as a native language ...

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

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o@ßX shows up as [email protected]ßX

On the first comment here, o@ßX was turned into [email protected]ßX. However, when I go to the comment thread, it shows up normally: Oddly enough, I couldn't reproduce this on the dev server....

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

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I would like basic killfile functionality.

I would like, when I am logged in, the ability to specify that I do not want to see posts, or posts and answers, from a list of users. It would be preferable if this defaulted to the community that...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by dsr‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Canina‭

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Accessibility: What can we do better?

As part of our mission to be a place where communities are fully supported, one of our goals is to make sure our site is accessible for everyone. With that in mind... what can we do better, access...

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

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A friendly error when trying to upload a profile picture more than 2 MB

When you try to upload a profile photo with more than 2 MB, it will result in 413 request (Entity Too Large): I don't think this is a friendly error, a more friendly would be:

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Cloudflare "checking my browser" results in a 404 when forwarded to the requested page

For some reason, Cloudflare has apparently decided that my browser is untrustworthy as of late, and want to do something to "check" it before allowing me to access Codidact. That's a snag, but wou...

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

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Can codidact be used separately from the codidact network with custom local user management?

I am a research assistant at a technical university and have been tasked by our chair to find a software to host our internal Q&amp;As on. My collegues and I have been doing small code snippets an...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by mw88‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by deleted user

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Show more threaded comments after clicking the title of a threaded discussion

After clicking on the title of a threaded discussion, a user can read up to five threaded comments; if a user wants to read more, clicking "see the whole thread" is needed. I think 5 is too litt...

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

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Bookmark questions! [duplicate]

Somesite Elsewhere lets you bookmark a question which is a helpful function if you want to revisit it without having to search it on the search box again. I'd want to use such function for the purp...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Character count does not show on Comment edit. [duplicate]

When adding a new comment, there is a helpful character count (x/500). If you exceed the count, it is clear that is why the comment can't be saved. When editing an existing comment, there is no ch...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

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Missing comment notification

Using the mod tools to browse recent comments on math.codidact.com, I just noticed this comment which should ping me. I have no recollection of getting the ping, and my notifications dropdown doesn...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Peter Taylor‭

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Other top bar drop-downs should be closed when another is opened

By clicking first on the inbox icon in the top bar, then the site selector down arrow, it's possible to open both at the same time. However, it's not particularly useful, as the inbox dropdown will...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭

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Why should site proposals require groups?

It was written in Codidact Site Proposals page: If you've got a group or community looking for a site, we can host it for you. Post here to let us know and we'll discuss the details. Please read...

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

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Why do quotation boxes split themselves?

This snag doesn't happen on Stack Exchange. Each time I use >, the quotation box severs itself. How can I combine the quotation boxes? I screenshot https://math.codidact.com/posts/282889.

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

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Chemistry site needs to be added [duplicate]

Why isn't here a chemistry site?Physics cannot cover all the atomic or molecular interactions and I think it would attract new members.

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by MissMulan‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by luap42‭

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I suggest to better format the title ("summarize your post with a title") area

By some odd mistake I wrote only about half a title to a post in Scientific Speculation yesterday: Post itself: https://scientific-speculation.codidact.com/posts/283763 Post history: https://sc...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Lost Reputation

It looks like the reputation counts on, at least, Code Golf were rolled back overnight. I logged off yesterday with 1011 rep but that's down to 501 this morning. Looking at the user list it looks t...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Shaggy‭  ·  edited 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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When an answer is shown out of order, the notice doesn't account for sorting by activity

When linking directly to an answer, that answer is shown at the top of the answers section and just now, a notice was added to inform the user of this. The phrasing of that notice, however, seems ...

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

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Incorrect replacement on nickname selection from drop-down list

When user selects a nickname from the drop-down list with suggestions only first three symbols are replaced:

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

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Answers order is changed when we access a specific answer by its direct link

Not sure if this is a bug, or status-by-design (for now, tagged as bug just in case) When accessing an answer by its direct link, its order (relative to all other answers) is changed. Example: ...

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

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Adding a comment to an existing thread results in Internal Server Error, but the comment gets added

I added a comment just now to an existing thread to a question on Power Users. Clicking "Add reply", the response was a "500 Server Error" page with the page title "Power Users - Internal Server E...

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

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On clicking "edit", the initial comment character count is incorrectly displayed as "0 / 255"

When clicking "edit" for a comment, the character count is initially shown as "0 / 255", with apparent disregard for the length of the comment. Making a change, the actual character count is updat...

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

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