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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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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 11mo 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 11mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 11mo 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 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 11mo 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 11mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 11mo 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 12mo ago by SuperSheep‭  ·  last activity 11mo 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 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 11mo 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 4y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 11mo 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 11mo 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 11mo 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 4y ago by msh210‭  ·  edited 11mo 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 1y ago by pureferret ‭  ·  edited 11mo 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 11mo 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 11mo 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 11mo 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 11mo 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 11mo 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 11mo 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 11mo 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 11mo ago by qwr‭  ·  last activity 11mo 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 11mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Hover text on sorting buttons not available on mobile

The sorting buttons at the top of a category's post list have title text which appears on hovering with a mouse, but this is not available on mobile devices. "Activity", "Age", and "Score" are r...

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by trichoplax‭

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HTML entities not showing correctly when editing tag WIKIs.

I just edited a tag wiki in EE.CD here. I inserted a table in whose cells appears an HTML entity, namely the "div" symbol "÷". Inside the table that symbol is not rendered, but it is displayed as ...

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Adding a dummy tag to improve the process of nuking tags with the "merge trick".

Would it be acceptable to create a dummy tag like merge-into-this-for-nuking-another-tag just to ease the usage of the "merge trick" described here to nuke a tag? Of course the usage would spell i...

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Let moderators grant abilities.

As a moderator on EE, I'd like to be able to grant abilities to specific users. Personally, I think the system is way too restrictive with the edit ability. If someone abuses it, there will be co...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Inconsistent Answer Counts

On Code Golf: https://codegolf.codidact.com/categories/49 "Hello, World!" is listed as including 20 answers. On the actual page: https://codegolf.codidact.com/questions/279147 it says 18 answe...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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1. Outline Codidact's complaints process? 2. What public bodies oversee Codidact?

I ask as general reference. I compare with UK corporations, as Codidact are "incorporated in the United Kingdom as a Community Interest Company (CIC), with plans to become a Charitable Incorporated...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Ethen‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Confusing behavior of tags shared between categories

Over on Software, Q&A and Code Review share the same tags. While this is really helpful since it makes tag parity easy, it also produces some weird behavior. For instance, at the moment the sit...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Wrong category is pulled in when searching by tag on a different category that shares the tag family

On Outdoors there is blue icon that says what category a question is in when searching by tag. However when categories share the same tag set it will say that Q&A posts are in the Gear Recommen...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Move featured links to the "inactive" section once their end date has passed

When featuring links on the sidebar, moderators have the option of setting a start and end date for when that link will be featured. This works properly; once the stated date is past, that link wil...

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Mithical‭

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Return to same page after signing in [duplicate]

After signing in the user is taken to the home page of the community from which they signed in (so, the Q&A posts tab here on Codidact Meta). This means that if I am reading a question and dec...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  closed as duplicate 11mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Mismatch between search guidance, search help page, and search behaviour for votes and score

There is some inconsistency between the guidance and the behaviour when searching by votes or by score. Searching by votes In-page search guidance votes:4 votes with 4+ votes Search help pa...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Some code blocks extend into the right hand panel on desktop

If a code block contains a line too long to fit in the available horizontal space, the excess to the right is hidden, with a scroll bar to allow seeing the rest (this is a good thing): Raw text: ...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Tracking progress towards the Edit ability

Related: Confusing percentage on Edit Posts Ability page Currently, the best place I can find to track my progress towards the Edit ability (30 approved suggested edits with at least 95% ap...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Is there a way to subscribe to a single question?

I would like to get notifications about post which I participate in. Is there a way for me to subscribe to a specific question (or to all I have participated in)?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by staticvoid‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Moshi‭

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Can I subscribe to new answers to a specific post?

Can I follow/subscribe to a question so that I'm notified when it has new answers? It looks like a can subscribe to new comments using the "Follow new" button below a post, but I'm more interested...

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by da5nsy‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Moshi‭

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Inconsistent use of "abilities" and "privileges"

The Your abilities page looks something like this (depending on your current abilities): To a moderator looking to grant or suspend abilities, there is a mod-only page called "Privileges", which...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Mithical‭

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Comment threads with zero comments

I believe that when the last comment in a comment thread is deleted, the thread is also automatically deleted. However, there are some threads that still exist despite having all their comments del...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Duplicate Mobile Sign In button in user profile shows on mobile

When viewing my own user profile (not anyone else's) there is a button below the profile content called "Mobile Sign In": This does the same as the Mobile Sign In button in the page header: I...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Is Single Sign On possible with Codidact?

For an on-premise (or Cloud) hosted instance of Codidact, is there existing functionality that provides Single Sign On (SSO) in conjunction with Active Directory (AD)?

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by SuperSheep‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Taeir‭

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Show question title before community name in browser tab

The title for a specific question page (displayed in the browser tab) shows the community name followed by the question title: This means that only the first word or two of the question title ar...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Should we render double hyphen as an em dash?

Some places render "--" (double hyphen) as "—" (em dash). Currently Codidact does not -- so these are left as double hyphens in both the edit preview and a rendered post (like that). Would it be ...

2 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by AdminBee‭

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Is corporate hosting of private Codidact sites permitted?

I'm reviewing a number of Q&A platforms for use by our internal Software Engineering community. Our implementation of a Q&A platform would ideally be hosted internally or on a private accou...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by SuperSheep‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Let's not allow animated avatars.

The first animated avatar someone has used here (https://cooking.codidact.com/posts/288814) points out that we don't have any rules addressing them. Let's not allow this. This falls into the same...

2 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Comments improvements to indicate assent or dissent with previously posted comments

Often I'm looking over a post and feel that I have what to add as a comment. But as soon as I look at the comments, I find that someone's already written exactly what I would have said. At that poi...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Activity Pub Support

With Stack Exchange's apparent move towards accepting generative AI in the answers, people might be looking for alternatives. I, personally, recommend Codidact to people regularly. I tried to dete...

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

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UI question: how should the "post" button behave in restricted categories?

Most of the time, any logged-in user can post a new top-level post (question, article, maybe other types). Categories can restrict this posting access, however. For example, on the Meta blog, onl...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Clearer community proposals transition for skim readers

During the transition from having a Site Proposals category on Meta to having a separate Codidact Proposals community, there is a message at the top of the Site Proposals category with a link to th...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Should there be a forum-like place for the Codidact network?

I would like to propose a place on the Codidact network where one can informally talk with other members of the network in a slower paced setting about off-topic stuff (for example movie recommenda...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by trichoplax‭

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How is the lifecycle of discussions handled in Codidact Meta?

There are status tags for bugs and feature requests to declare that the lifecycle of a bug and a feature request was completed, but apparently, there isn't something equivalent for discussions. Di...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Wicket‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Wicket‭

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How to keep displayed usernames unique even if the user account is deleted?

Motivation On Stack Exchange (SE) I could have a really hard time following a discussion in comments between multiple users if one of the users deleted their account or changed their username. He...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by zetyty‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by zetyty‭