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Introducing the Vote Summary

We have added a summary of votes received (i.e. votes on own posts) to user profiles. You can access it by going to the Vote Summary tab. The summary is available publicly: The votes are aggrega...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by luap42‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Close reason doesn't show in History page [duplicate]

When you see any closed post: Any closed post will show the reason of closure. But when you open post History page. It doesn't show anything about the reason of closure. It just says the post...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Voting fraud on posts

In the reference, Monica had said If you suspect voting fraud, please flag or use the "contact us" link. Moderators can't see who voted on what (even I can't), but there are people on the team w...

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

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Limit of flag comment

What's the limit of flag comment? I was testing by flagging in Dev server. I had flagged a comment using more than 30000 characters. I think it should be limited (maybe, 500 characters)

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

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I can flag a post as a duplicate while it is already has been closed as a duplicate

I can flag a post as duplicate while it is already has been closed as duplicate. For example, go to this question, this question has been already closed as duplicate by a moderator but I can still...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭

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No visible explanation of why too long edited comments are rejected

If you try to edit an comment and submit it with more than 500 characters, the site rejects your edit (500 error) but there is no visible explanation.

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by curiousdannii‭  ·  edited 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Has anyone seen my unicorn?

Has anyone seen my unicorn "Fluffy"? It has green fur and loves apples. It was last seen-... Since a few days back, the user avatar is missing on my profile: And I've seen the same on other u...

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

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A way to edit my suggested edits

In Codidact, when you don't have the full editing ability, you can submit edit suggestions. But there is no way to improve or complete your edits after they have been placed in the suggestion queue...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

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Date Display formatting

Is there a way to see the actual date and time in most significant first ordered form YYYY.MM.DD HH:MM:SS for questions, answers and comments. This was beaten to death at SE and the consensus was ...

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

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A question claims that no one has edited that post

This question claims that no one had edited that question. But, that question was edited three times. Why it is happening? Those edits are available in activity. Although, edited by ..... isn't sho...

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

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Allow use of slugs in category and tag routes

Currently, we pass an ID in urls for the category and tag routes. For instance, the Q&amp;A category on this meta site has an ID of 3. In the long term, this makes it harder for people to access c...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by sau226‭

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Difficulties with mentioning non-ASCII usernames

I realize that some usernames are very difficult to mention due to the way that the current system works. Currently, you have to type in at least three characters after the @ before the list of men...

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

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Restrictions on usernames

This post asks to disallow usernames with only periods and spaces. I would like to propose disallowing any឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵...

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

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Will Codidact ever have new favicons? [duplicate]

Somewhere Else has its fair share of favicons on sites. A default bubble with letters for sites without logos, or one with illustrations in it, and the site's logo. We could probably do something ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by luap42‭

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Accessing scientific-speculation.codidact.com over HTTPS is serving a certificate for collab.codidact.org, triggering browser security warnings

When I try to go to https://scientific-speculation.codidact.com/, I get a certificate warning. Looking at the certificate details, it turns out that the server is actually providing a certificate ...

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

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Proposal for reorganizing the Help Center

Is it possible to reorganize the Help Center? I recognize that this might be very low on the priority list, but my first experience with it was less efficient than I'd hoped. What I'd propose is th...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by JBH‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭

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500 Internal Server Error

I've had a couple of 500 Internal Server Errors now when posting comments on the maths site. The most recent one has error ID e0788383-0163-4b45-8b4f-85ff84c2751a . This has only happened since I b...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Peter Taylor‭

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Reaction system for comments

When we see someone comments we just ignore if someone wrote a helpful answer (If we don't have anything to say without beautiful comment or something else). SO has upvote system for comments. Inst...

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

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Clicking on notification item makes that unread and, increase item count number

In notification, click on mark as unread. Then, mark all as read. Then, click on that notification. Until you move to that page your notification popup icon(inbox-count) will show 0. When you visit...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user

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Enabled-state of the "Add reply" button, character count in comment thread view does not update on pasting into comment input field

This looks similar to my previous bug report "Body is too short" error when posting middle-click-pasted answer with no changes, and I wouldn't be surprised if the fix is the same. When on the thre...

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

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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 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Number of comments not updated

I added some comments to a post, and the number of current comments wasn't updated until I refreshed the page.

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

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"posted <time> ago by <user>" doesn't appear on Articles

Basically the title. In category feeds containing Articles (e.g. Meta Blog or the Code Golf Sandbox), Articles don't have the "posted <time> ago by <user>" as with Q&A posts.

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

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Don't put "last activity" on new posts

When a new post appears in the category, it has both "posted ..." and "last activity ..." on it. It's a minor annoyance, but I feel like there shouldn't be a duplicate notice.

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

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Tag wiki too prominent when sorting posts by tag

When sorting posts by tag, the tag usage part pops up as expected, but also the whole tag wiki. So when you actually start writing a proper tag wiki for a tag, anyone who wants to see posts under t...

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

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Cannot start new comment thread on the dev server

I tried creating new comment threads here and here, but I was met by this message: Now, I can totally understand that everyone feels down from time to time, but I would like to know why the serv...

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

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Comments that contain math are not re-rendered after editing

Comments can contain math code that is rendered by Mathjax, just as posts can. (On sites where Mathjax is enabled, such as Physics and Scientific Speculation.) However, if a comment is edited and ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭

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Does downvoting someone else lower your own reputation?

On Stack Exchange, downvoting a question or answer —2 your reputation. What about here?

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

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Can't edit comment title. [duplicate]

I wrote a comment and forgot to give it a title (It doesn't help that the title is entered below the comment, but that's another issue). The title shown is then just the start of the comment, whic...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Avatars fail to due to unicornify.pictures outdated Go version

This is not a codidact issue per se, but it affects the avatar functionality: https://unicornify.pictures/avatar/{id}?s=16 fails because unicornify.pictures has an outdated Go version: Go 1.9 is ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Canina‭

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Delete the [<i>test</i>] tag.

While checking Codidact Meta tags, I saw this &lt;i&gt;test&lt;/i&gt; tag . The tag doesn't have usage information or detailed wiki. Likely, it is made for testing purposes or made accidently and I...

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

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Notification popup does not close when link target is on the current page

When a Notification is selected for a comment that's on the current page, the service automatically forwards the user to the location of the comment — but it doesn't automatically close the notific...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by JBH‭

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Can we allow answerers to see if asker upvoted them?

When someone takes the time to answer a question, it's nice for that person to feel recognized and that they were helpful. While seeing upvotes is a good indication that the answer was helpful to t...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Peter Cooper Jr.‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by JBH‭

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collab.codidact.org is serving an expired TLS certificate for HTTPS

I noticed that https://collab.codidact.org/ is serving an expired certificate; it has a validity not-after of Aug 9 2021 21:15 UTC. Even though it lists a bunch of other Codidact sites as Subject ...

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

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"forgot email address" system

Usually, I was logging out for some reason. Whenever I try to login I get a message "Invalid email or password". Usually, I forgot my email address or password. There's a way to change password if ...

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

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Always display who asked a question in question lists

Basically, I'd ideally want something like "asked 3 days ago by A, last activity 1 day ago by B". Having just the person without the question creation date would be significantly less useful but...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Derek Elkins‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭

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Should we show length of character for each "things"?

Usually, maximum length of post body is 30,000 characters. And, maximum length of post title is 250 characters. Reported here. Length of thread title is also 250 characters. I was thinking, "Should...

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

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Allow comment thread owner to delete comment threads when only comments from the comment thread owner remain undeleted

I realize that there's a handful of trickier cases, for example anything involving multiple users, but this particular case should be relatively straight-forward. I propose that if the only undele...

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

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"Body is too short" error when posting middle-click-pasted answer with no changes

Something caused posting an answer to fail for me (the web interface just sat there, the "Save Post" button disabled, but nothing further happened). To recover, I copied the text of the answer into...

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

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Sort by activity actually sorts by age instead

Basically the title. When sorting answers by "Active" (what the button says), it actually sorts by age. (It even puts ?sort=age in the URL.) For example, this post has an answer that was edited rec...

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

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Multiple permalink links in comments

I noticed that there are now suddenly two permalink-target links in comments. From a question page (on a comment posted by another user): From a comment thread page (this particular comment hap...

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

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Close inbox and site list after clicking anywhere [duplicate]

When one clicks the inbox or the arrow that makes a list of sites show up, clicking elsewhere doesn't close them - you need to click on the inbox or arrow icon again to make their respective dropdo...

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

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A floating field for saving some lines for easier reference

When we write an answer we always have to take some lines from questions, comments and, other places. I was thinking if we could add some kind of floating button to the right bottom. When we expand...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user

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Couldn't we make `last activity ...... ` more clearer? [duplicate]

Currently, list shows last activity about @time hour ago by @name. Instead of last activity couldn't we write @name edited a post @time hour ago. And, @name had answered on the question. And, ano...

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

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Suggestion for allowing to mark answers as "accepted", "outdated" or "dangerous"

Currently, it is possible to upvote and downvote answers. That's likely enough in most situations, but there are some cases where you might want to have more than one way to react to a post. For ex...

8 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by luap42‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by deleted user

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Add an icon for verification (for mods)

Context for images: I know that Monica is a staff member of Codidact, which also makes her a mod, so if there's a question you have about the images, here's the context. I have recently learne...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Canina‭

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What will become of reputation?

For a while now, the reputation topic has (re-)surfaced repeatedly with the the Codidact team taking a slight stance to remove reputation in the long run. Everytime this was mentioned, there were a...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Quasímodo‭

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Questions Displaying in more than one community?

Related to the idea of splitting up various CD communities, we seem to be assuming that questions have to belong to one community. Just thinking on the idea that Questions could have another set o...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Culyx‭

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Is there any disadvantages of getting Quora-like community which might affect Codidact

I was going to proposing a Quora-like community. But, I have seen the proposal now. I have some reason why we need Quora-like community (not completely Quora). Is there any disadvantages for Quora-...

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

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How to refer members of community B to a question in community A which suits both communities?

I have asked this question in in CD LL; although it is about linguistics, it also significantly deals with software development (databases organization). If I would just link to it from a session ...

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

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