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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.

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Assessing the 5 tag limit

We currently have a limit of 5 tags per question. Should we keep this the same or would any changes be of benefit? For example: Should the limit be higher or lower? Should there be different ...

3 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Which communities have shown interest?

Historical note: When this post was written, we planned to use the QPixel software as a stopgap while building a new Codidact platform from scratch. That's not what we ended up doing. Since early ...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Proposal to ease tag maintenance

We should make it easier for trusted users to manage tags. Can we please have some feedback on the following ideas? Creating tags directly (independently of a post): move from mod-only to anyo...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by trichoplax‭

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A way to prohibit creating certain tags.

On EE.CO we have some tags that are utterly useless, but people keep on using them, for example voltage. For non-experts: voltage is one of the main physical quantity used to describe the behavior...

4 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Add safeguards to "mobile sign-in" feature

When you click on the "Mobile Sign-In" button, you are shown a QR code that, when scanned with your phone, opens your browser on the phone and signs you in automatically. Although I can see how th...

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

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Native sorting button blocks other sorting orders

The sorting buttons at the top of a category's post list include "Activity", "Age", and "Score", which are all orders into which to sort the posts. However, for sites with imported content they als...

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

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I can mark my own answer as "Works for me"

The "Works for me" reaction can be added to any answer, even if the reacting user is the author of the answer. For example, here is what an answer looks like if I post the answer and react to it m...

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

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Why is <small> HTML tag rendered differently in preview?

Sometimes I use the <small> HTML tag to reduce the impact of some collateral part of a text, and in the preview this is nice and dandy. Here is an example from this post on EE.CD (red emphasi...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Why do HTML tags reduce my line spacing in Codidact posts?

When I use an HTML tag to alter the appearance of a paragraph in a Codidact post, it works but the line spacing is reduced, which I do not want. Why is this? Is there anything I can do about it? E...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Expanding a comment thread changes the width of some posts

When a comment thread is expanded, the width of the post it is attached to in some cases increases. This seems to be rare (most posts do not change width when their comment threads are expanded), s...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Is there a reason for preventing user profile content being less than 30 characters?

Original GitHub issue: Can't revert to a blank profile GitHub issue raise more recently suggesting greater demand: "Edit Profile" bio must have a minimum of 30 characters When editin...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Taeir‭

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Once filled out, the user profile cannot be reverted to empty

For a long time I had no content in my user profile, then today I added something to see how it would look. I then changed my mind and decided to go back to having nothing. However, there is a mini...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Taeir‭

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Footnotes with the same number in different posts on the same page

If 2 or more posts on a page contain footnotes with the same number, they all link to the footnote that appears earliest on the page. For example, the question How should a Codidact public API wor...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Is it okay to scrape Codidact for personal tools?

I'd look to use my own tools for browsing Codidact. Examples include: Summarize activity for a proposal I'm interested in, similar to what's described in https://meta.codidact.com/posts/289288/2...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Indicate stale reactions based on user activity

Reactions are currently used on CD to: Confirm an answer worked (similar to accepting an answer on SO) Show that an answer is dangerous Indicate interest in participating in a proposed CD site...

3 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Issues with copying post source from revision history

When I try to copy and paste text out of a revision history for a question or answer, I notice that: Blank lines are not preserved If I copy the entire text of a revision, the entire thing will...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Notifications sometimes stay unread after clicking

I noticed that sometimes when I click notifications, they keep reappearing after I refresh. If I refresh several times, and click several times, eventually it "sticks" and they become read. I don't...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by trichoplax‭

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How to edit a post for small modifications without affecting the visibility of other posts?

Related: Could we have a way to edit without bumping posts? Motivation I usually edit my own posts a lot of times in order to improve them. This put the corresponding post on top of the "main p...

3 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by zetyty‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Can we have different favicons for the different communities? [duplicate]

I usually work with dozens of open tabs in my browser and even when using Codidact I have several tabs open pointing maybe at different posts on different communities and/or meta. Having different...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  closed as duplicate 7mo ago by manassehkatz‭

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TOC display problem after answer deletion

Describe the bug After deleting an answer(s), the table of contents can still be displayed even if there are less answers than the "number of answers to trigger the TOC" and even if there is no an...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by zetyty‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by zetyty‭

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User id shows instead of user name in comment thread title

When a user is mentioned in a comment thread using @, internally the user is referred to by their user id number. The comment is displayed using their user name, but the user id behind the scenes m...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Can I please ask questions from the search page?

After searching for a question, if I don't find it, I often want to ask a new one. But the search page doesn't have any way of doing that, from what I can see. Could the ask questions button be a...

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

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Should we display the number of views?

I personally like the idea of knowing how many people have viewed my posts. Even if it's only shown for the person who posted the question

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by dustytrash‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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What class attributes can we (usefully) use in HTML tags?

Following up on Markup documentation? and What html tags can we use in posts?: I see that the site supports <section> tags in posts, and that these can have a class attribute. Recently I sa...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Spinners don't spin for nested details tags

MRE: <details> <summary>Outer</summary> Outer text <details> <summary>Inner</summary> Inner text </details> </details> Which produces: ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Can we have a "show post source" button?

Often I see a post which uses a formatting that I'd like to learn or to directly "steal". To see how it is done I'm forced to click the edit button, which is prone to mistakes and really doesn't se...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Can we have a preview pane for comments?

I just had to reply to a staff member in a comment about some potentially "illegal" HTML code that can be entered in a post. I had to edit the comment about a dozen times because the code I entere...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Show post preview beside the editing field rather than below

Discourse forum software has a neat feature whereby the post preview appears beside the input field. The post submission form pops up as an overlay to the main view of the current thread, showing t...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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What is the relationship between Codidact and TopAnswers?

(Apologies if this is a dupe. I couldn't find a way to search Meta questions.) I joined Codidact after hearing about it on Programming Puzzles & Code Golf (PPCG) Stack Exchange a few years ago,...

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

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Rendering bug of HTML entity in hover text for tags guidance.

There is a problem with HTML entities in the tag guidance text. As you can see here I used an HTML entity (greek lowercase phi φ) to denote a technical quantity, and it shows nicely: However in...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by trichoplax‭

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When editing tags usage guidance character limit counter doesn't work.

When I edit tags on EE.Codidact I've noticed that the character limit counter for the usage guidance remains at zero. Is it a known issue? Unless there is something wrong with my browser (Firefox)...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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How to send message to mod other than by flag?

Is there a way to send a message to a moderator without raising a flag? If yes, please explain. If no, consider this a feature request. I tried to send a message to a mod about a question that g...

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

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Redundant "Posts" heading on every community in the dashboard

There is a dashboard available from the top right of the screen: This shows the categories for each Codidact community, along with an indicator for any categories that have new activity: Howe...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What should I do when I come across PII in a post?

Sometimes, posts can accidentally contain personal information that shouldn't be out on the internet, such as real names, real IP addresses, home addresses, or other pieces of PII (Personally Ident...

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

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Is there a test community where you can try out Codidact functionality without bothering people?

I'm assessing Codidact Q&A for use by our organisation, so I want to try out features to compare against our list of requirements. I don't want to be posting bogus questions where they're going...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by SuperSheep‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Mithical‭

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Adding the search guidance hints to the search results page too

When entering a search term, there is some guidance showing above the text box: The guidance is only shown before the initial search. Could it also be shown above the text box of the search resu...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Send notifications if a comment is edited to mention the person

Sometimes, I forget to mention someone when I first make a comment, and I go and edit the mention in. However, I've been told that this doesn't actually send them a notification. Can we get it so t...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 7mo 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 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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You can suggest more than five tags (but it can't be approved)

See suggested edit https://languages.codidact.com/posts/suggested-edit/221 Though it doesn't appear on it, my suggested edit apparently included more than five tags, which isn't allowed. However, ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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login should be redirect to the page one was on

On Stack Overflow and its sister sites as well as on Wikipedia and its sister sites, if you're on page X and click "Log In", you get to the login page (true here too). If you then log in, you get t...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by msh210‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Sorting by score after excluding a tag gave me a 500 error

I added a filter to exclude [tag:status-launched] and then sorted by score. I was redirected to https://meta.codidact.com/categories/10?predefined_filter=&min_score=&max_score=&min_answ...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by pureferret ‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Show notice that a suggested edit cannot be reviewed without the Edit Posts ability

When viewing the Suggested Edits page, there is a notice for users that have not yet earned the Edit Posts ability: You can't approve or reject suggested edits because you haven't yet earned the...

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

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No datetime on hover at the bottom of a suggested edit

In the Suggested Edits list page, the time suggested shows as a duration since suggested, such as "2 days ago", but hovering the mouse cursor over it displays the exact datetime: However, in the...

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

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New activity grey circle indicators confusingly triggered by question deletion

Related: Make "last activity" notices on question lists more useful (GitHub) Can "last activity" provide more context on what was that happened? (Meta) Posts list shows luap42 instead of actua...

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

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Title text (tooltip/hovertext) shows on unrelated parts of the page

GitHub issue: https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/1109 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 ...

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

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Show total number of posts on individual user Posts page

There is a Posts page showing all the posts by a given user. Could this have a total number of posts shown at the top, similar to the front page?

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

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Inconsistent use of "undelete" and "restore"

When a post has been deleted, it shows a notice explaining its situation: This notice says: Users with the Curate privilege may vote to undelete (emphasis mine) However, the button below ...

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

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Code block copy button in more places, such as help documents

I find the copy button on code blocks in posts very useful. Could this also be added to code blocks in other places such as help documents? For example, the Template for Proposal Posts would be mu...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Why is meta reputation linked to Q&A reputation?

Related: A vote in the meta category for the EE site reflected in my reputation. Is that a bug? Suppose I participate in Meta and Q&A Software Codidact, and a Meta answer of mine is downvote...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by qwr‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Moshi‭

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Add a global search page

Can we add a global search page to Codidact? This would simply apply the search query site-wide. This feature is useful when you're not sure which section has the question you want. Yes, you can ...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭