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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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Making question (and answer) posting tips sections more formatted

I suggest adding some format to question (and answer) Posting tips section so that instead, for example: Questions get better answers if they are specific and clearly written. Feature requests ...

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

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Understanding how posts were possibly received by the community --- network wide

I would always claim that anonymous upvoting and downvoting are a crappy quality assurance method causing more harm than good in the long run due to unbased (or well based) accumulated hostility an...

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

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Should we change the score required for the Curate trust level, and if so, to what?

We have some really interesting comments on this answer about the current functionality of the Curate privilege that we wanted to break out into a separate discussion. Currently, all of our user a...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Sigma‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Lundin‭

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Codidact marketing for community posts

In the last few months the Codidact team has opened several pages across various social media platforms (see the bottom of this post for a list). Up until now the admins have occasionally shared po...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Sigma‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Sigma‭

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Can I use @Username to notify users from within my question or answer?

If I write a question or an answer, sometimes I want to notify specific users because of the context of my question or answer (for example if I post a follow-up question to an answer from another q...

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

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Bootstrapping: who can speak for a community?

Our initial communities will almost certainly be groups of users from SE communities. A mature community should choose its own moderators and those are the people who can speak for the community w...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Separate question and answer in profile

I have asked 7 questions and answered 2 questions. Sometimes I go to my profile to visit my old questions and answers. I notice that the answers and questions are grouped together. There's a tag fo...

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

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Let's revamp our status tags

One of our holdovers from Somewhere Else is the way we mark bugs and feature requests with status tags - including [status-completed], [status-declined], [status-bydesign], and we've got our own [s...

4 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Include a step about licenses in the tour

During our tour to teach users how to use the site, there's a point where we guide you through asking a question, including adding a title and tags: However, something you have when posting an a...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Mithical‭

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Currently, where should we ask any OS related question?

I was looking at site proposals. I noticed lot of people including me were proposing for a site where we can ask any OS(Linux, Windows) related question. But, currently there's no site in Codidact ...

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

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Disallowing quoting question parts in answers, rather, in comments only

Quoting parts of questions in answers is a problem because it prevents the legitimacy of a question's OP to try to improve a bad question in case community members think the question is bad by heav...

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

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feature-request

This website should add more features. Watch Tags. [I think this site doesn't contain Watch Tags. We(user) don't like watch lot of question(topic of everything). Using the Watch Tags we could on...

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

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helpful answer/marking answer as correct(worked for "me") [duplicate]

In SE there's an option to mark answer as correct. While it isn't available in Codidact. In Codidact there's a tag status-completed. But, I don't think this will be very helpful for Software Codida...

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

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want to work with Codidact as a programmer/idea giver

In some posts staffs said that they are very little community. Does it mean they need more developers? If they don't need than this question is useless. If they need than can we willingly give any ...

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

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information of codidact

First of all sorry I am completely new to codidact that's why this question may not be good. I was actually active user in SE/SO/Unix SE. I was reading lot of Monica's questions and answers. I wasn...

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

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Save title and tags in draft [duplicate]

I was delighted to find that a post I started writing on my phone automatically had a draft saved so I could continue writing it on my computer when I got home. However, I noticed that only the bod...

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

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Do we have a public API yet?

I've looked around for information on an existing or planned public API for Codidact but I haven't yet found one. I'm not sure if this means it was decided not to include it in the MVP or if it exi...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Add more context in the community ads

Recently, I saw this promoted post: I feel like the way it's presented is less than ideal, since It makes no sense out of context (Photo Contest) It's not a question, so calling it one only ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What are the pros and cons of gamifying Codidact.org?

https://meta.codidact.com/posts/281235 - A post about easter eggs that promises to build one for April 1st of next year. Is this site interested in gamification or a serious Q&amp;A Platform? Is th...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by System‭  ·  edited 1y ago by System‭

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User avatar image is stretched (image aspect ratio not maintained) in the top bar

User avatar images get stretched in the top bar because they are resized to a 1:1 aspect ratio (specifically 40x40 px) regardless of the image's actual aspect ratio. This isn't a problem for square...

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

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How to ensure that duplicating a post from another website won't cause content duplication that would hurt Codidact's SEO?

I have published this post in Unix and Linux StackExchange. I want to post it here as well (in Software Development Codidact), because it didn't get answers on U&amp;L SE. I cannot delete my post...

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

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Can comment input fields be vertically scalable?

Everytime I write longer comments and exceed a certain amount of characters, the input field for comments becomes scrollable. However, the scrolling makes it very hard for me to find specific passa...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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`dir=rtl` and inline HTML CSS styling aren't working (quite urgent)

dir=rtl and inline HTML CSS styling, which I need to properly format my following post on Software Development Codidact, aren't working; The source code preview of the post doesn't correctly match...

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

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New preference: show the icon for SE imports (off by default)

Three of Codidact's early communities did large-scale imports of content from Stack Exchange, and at the request of some community members, we added an icon to those questions on question lists. O...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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"Copy link" does not work in Safari 12.1

I am using Safari Version 12.1 (14607.1.40.1.4). Whenever I want to copy a link using the "Copy Link" button, it does not work and throws this error in the console: TypeError: undefined is not an...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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responsiveness 

Load codidact: Open menu: Grow window, menu opener disappears, but menu persists:

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by .                                                .‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by luap42‭

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Ad templates can refer to a question that you are on now.

When the ad on the sidebar that says "could you answer this question?" is clicked on, it takes you to the question, but the ad for that question can still be there. The ad for the question being...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Dani‭

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Long text overflows in post history

In this post history, a very long link greatly overflows the width of the diff box. You can see there is a tail peeking out from the right side, and a horizontal scrollbar at the bottom of the p...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭

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Ad templates don't work with Articles

Ad templates (which community ads use) don't give an image for Article type posts. For example, for this promoted post, the image url that is used in the sidebar is https://languages.codidact.com/...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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The history diff does not highlight tags being added

When a post is edited to just include a tag such as [tag:status-completed], the diff rendered in its history does not show any difference. See for example in the question https://meta.codidact.com...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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closure-as-duplicate post notice is inaccurate

The question post "Drafting the Codidact Arbitration &amp; Review Panel" is closed as a duplicate of the later "Second Iteration of Drafting the Codidact Arbitration &amp; Review Panel" and has a n...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by msh210‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Cancelation prompt is unintuitive

After hitting the "Cancel" button when writing or editing a post, a prompt shows up that says Any unsaved changes will be lost. Are you sure? [Okay] [Cancel] Hitting [Okay] will kick you out...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Inconsistant picture sizes in users list

I just noticed this in EE, but the same symptom appears on other sites too: Note how the user pictures in the right column are larger than the others. On other sites this is more random, so I t...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Advertise Codidact.com on your vehicle?

Has anyone like our founders thought of advertising Codidact.com on your vehicle, free of charge and voluntarily? Like on the side and on the back? I don't expect Codidact to pay you for this, but...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Chgg Clou‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Lundin‭

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Initial tour fails at tagging the initial question [duplicate]

One just signed up (in Languages &amp; Linguistics) and received a notification to take an initial "tour to find out how this site works". A friendly Codidactyl invites one to create a question but...

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

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Mail members free clothing that advertises Codidact.com?

I don't know how Codidact is funded...perhaps our founders are millionaires? If they are, can they afford to manufacture free clothing (like T shirts) that advertises like Codidact.com? Then mail t...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Chgg Clou‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by luap42‭

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I cannot post PHP on CoDidact software development

I cannot paste some HTML-CSS-PHP code which I have tried and would like to ask a question about in CoDidact Software Development. When I publish my question I just get redirected, time and again t...

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

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Edit comment dialog does not have character count [duplicate]

When I add a comment, the character count is displayed below the text box: However, when I edit it, there is no character count visible: It still seems to check for the character limit(500 ch...

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

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Do I need to conceal or blur brand names?

S.E. has wrongfully deleted questions and/or suspended people for posting pictures with brand names, because by default they think all brand names are advertising and spam. I confirm I don't work f...

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

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Why not broaden Electrical Engineering to Engineering?

Why did we narrow ourselves down to Electrical Engineering? Why didn't we launch a Engineering community like S.E. that's broader? I trust it's self explanatory that Electrical Engineering is a str...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Chgg Clou‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Advertise on Stack Exchange?

To my pleasant surprise, I saw an ad for Codidact on English S.E.! Why don't we post similar ads on S.E.? !

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 2y ago by 10 Rep‭

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Filter search by tag

I might be missing something, but I can't find any way to filter a search by tags. I looked in the Help Center, but it also doesn't list any way to do it. Simply searching the tag doesn't seem to ...

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

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Answering own questions triggers notifications

Just now, I was notified that a post was added to one of my questions and coincidentally, the person adding that post was me. Nevertheless, I was notified about that event which seems a bit redunda...

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

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Allow OP to self-close questions

After I asked a question, it was pointed out in the comments that it may possibly be a duplicate of another question. I was inclined to agree and wanted to close it. However, the only option I see[...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by ploni‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Add 'close this help' to Codidact keyboard shortcuts list

The Codidact keyboard shortcuts list (triggered when ? is pressed) looks like this: I wanted to close it, but pressing the same key again didn't work, and it wasn't specified in the popup. I rea...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Razetime‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Cancelling / discarding a comment edit

See also the related question about canceling writing a comment: https://meta.codidact.com/questions/277948 When editing a comment, there is no option to cancel the edit without refreshing the p...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by laserkittens‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Community ad replaces characters with question marks

Recently, I saw this community ad: The actual title is 'Caution' and 'cautious' with ʃ or ʒ? The IPA characters seem to be unknown to whatever is rendering the ad, and so they were replaced by q...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭

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How should we make pending edit suggestions more visible?

Each category header includes an "Edits" link, which is a link to a list of pending suggested edits in the current category. But nothing alerts people with the ability to approve those edits that ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Alexei‭

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Unable to nominate post for promotion

When trying to nominate this post for promotion, it didn't work. Clicking the nomination button did nothing. Checking the console, I believe this is likely a client script error rather than a serv...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Do we need the drop down menu at the upper right corner to link to all other communities?

Isn't the arrow a the upper right corner linking all other communities as a drop down menu superfluous, when we can just scroll down where all the other communities are listed? At least, please ad...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Chgg Clou‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Mithical‭

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