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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.

General Q&A about the Codidact instance hosted at codidact.com or the software that runs it.

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Should post tags go above the post content, rather than below it?

Consider, strictly as an example, the question updating a function within a struct on Software Development. There's a reasonable number of programming languages where something like that might be ...

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

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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...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Please build inline editing functionality

Right now, if a user tries to click the "edit" button on a post, they get taken to a separate page where they can make changes to it. After the changes are made, the user is redirected back to the ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by sau226‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Ability to revert an edit

Would people find it useful to be able to revert an edit from the history? I imagine that reverting the most recent edit would be straightforward to implement, but that reverting an earlier edit w...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Lack of availability of info on hover with touchscreen devices

Many aspects of Codidact pages have title text ("tool tip" / "hover text") that gives further detail/explanation when the mouse pointer is hovered over them. This useful information is unavailable ...

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

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The meaning of "follow new" on your own posts

Below each post, at the top of the comment section, is a link to "follow new". The title text displayed when hovering over this link says "Follow all new comment threads on this post". It is clear...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Is the Codidact community the same as Stack Overflow?

I found this website because I'm tired of the hostility from the Stack Overflow community. I'm a front end web developer. I wonder if this website have better community than Stack Overflow. Is t...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Reltih‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Moshi‭

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Codidact vs SO?

How is Codidact different from SO in terms of posting, commenting, and moderating? Not asking about financial structure of the organization.

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by johnywhy‭

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Assets return 404

I saw I had a notification so I clicked for the dropdown, and got nothing. The browser console shows that /assets/community/${community}.css and /assets/community/${community}.js are 404ing (observ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  edited 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Clicking on the square with an arrow no longer displays community drop-down [duplicate]

Clicking on the square with an arrow next to the user profile no longer displays the drop-down menu to show other communities. I talking about this one: If I click on the white area around it, t...

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

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Any self-hosting devs here?

I searched for free community software ("open source" what I mean is GPL or similar). I know Stack Overflow and would like to run the software on my own server just to have full control over the da...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by RobertSE‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Moshi‭

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Questions previews were introduced: Can the layout be improved?

Questions previews have been introduced in Codidact, which, with a considerable amount of padding between the elements inside each question "box", decreased the number of visible questions per scre...

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

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Category new activity indicators reset after release

Thanks very much for the recent release of bug fixes and features. It's also highlighted another potential improvement: I notice that since the release the grey circles indicating that a Category ...

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

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Make navigation bar optionally fixed at the top

I think that it would be better to give the users the option to fix the navigation bar at the top, just like in Stack Overflow. If a user receives a notification, and at that time they are busy re...

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

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MathJax in profiles displays differently depending on community

Some communities have MathJax enabled, which allows including mathematical notation in posts. I wondered whether this would extend to the user profile, so I did a test. I edited my profile to incl...

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

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Can we get a queue for pending suggested edits?

Right now, you have to actually be there to notice there is an edit waiting to be approved, meaning suggestions on old posts often get overlooked (especially since there are so few actually able to...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Quasímodo‭

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Can a moderator promote Codidact for free on Reddit?

Let's popularize Codidact! We ought advertise at https://old.reddit.com/r/blogger/ https://old.reddit.com/r/blogs/ https://old.reddit.com/r/DotCom/ https://old.reddit.com/r/GuestPost/ https:...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Chgg Clou‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Quasímodo‭

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Making explicit that there are no options with the t shortcut from the questions list page

On a specific question page, the t shortcut brings up a list of options for the question or one of its answers (depending on which is currently selected): On the questions list page, the t short...

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

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Minor indentation misalignment in keyboard shortcuts help box

Very minor bug in case it's worth fixing at the same time as any other change to the keyboard shortcuts: The keyboard shortcuts help box has one space less of indentation for t than for all the ot...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Mentioned `d` shortcut not yet showing or working

Just to let you know: The new d keyboard shortcut mentioned in Recent feature changes to the Codidact software doesn't appear to be present yet. Keyboard shortcut d opens the dashboard Press...

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

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Code block exceeds the screen height on mobile

I like the new taller code blocks when working in the desktop site, but they can be problematic on mobile. On mobile, even in portrait orientation (screen height is larger than screen width), a co...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Typo in error - Tags can't have more than 5 tags

I'm guessing the first "Tags" is a typo and should instead say "Posts" or perhaps the name of the specific post type?

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

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Summary per day in the Vote Summary profile page

When viewing a user's Vote Summary, days that are not expanded give no indication of how many votes occurred each day: Would it be useful to have a plus and minus total in the date bar that stil...

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

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Exclude featured posts from the Hot Posts list

Can the Hot Question list be changed so that featured posts don't show up in it? They are already in the list once.

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Skip "direct link" message above the answer if there is only one answer

If I jump to an answer directly from a notification, I get a box above the answer: You are accessing this answer with a direct link, so it's being shown above all other answers regardless of its...

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

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`skipping $num comments` should show for inline preview

skipping $num comments should show for inline preview also. I was watching the thread. When I was watching the thread from posts page. Then, I noticed that @ArtOfCode said blah blah blah....... I ...

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

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No way to remove parent tag.

Over on Software, the [excel] tag was mistakenly put as a subtag of [openoffice-calc]. When I went to edit the tag to fix it, I realized there was no option to remove the parent tag. I ended up ask...

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

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Profile editor missing preview

When editing my user profile, the preview is missing.

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

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Stop inserting space after question titles

This is kind of minor so I haven't bothered reporting it before, but it's been there since day 1: the site is inserting a space character after every question title. Example (from here): Newslette...

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

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Why does searching with answers:0 still show ANSWERED questions?

This is particularly helpful to find unanswered questions: answers:0. I pine to see merely the UNanswered questions on Math Main. But see below.

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

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Clicking outside of notification popup does not close it

I know that notifications will be revamped in the future, but this is small and quite a nuisance. If you click on Notifications icon, the notification list pops up. Directly dismissing it by clicki...

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

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Can we please get useful source code formatting?

My patience is running thin with code formatting on Codidact. I've made this feature request before on Software Development only (here) but no reply. We currently have 5 communities which definite...

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

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Vote summary refers to "you" even for another's profile

In the votes summary page of my profile it says: A daily summary of votes you have received for your posts. This is an accurate description of my vote summary page. However, if I look at ...

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

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Communities drop down disabled when editing profile

On most pages of Codidact there is a little drop down arrow at the very top right of the page, which usually displays a list of Codidact communities when clicked. However, when on the "Edit" tab of...

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

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Preview of edits so reviewers can see what has changed

When looking at a pending edit on the suggested edits page, only the markdown shows. There is no preview of how this will be rendered. This presents two problems: Any subtle error introduced by...

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

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Incorrect text for requirements to edit tags [duplicate]

On all sites on the user abilities page for editing tag info, it says you need x% of accepted edits and y number of edits on tag wikis and tag usage guidance even though you currently can't suggest...

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

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Share your userscripts!

Here you can share user scripts for Codidact! Please use the following format to share. ### Name of the US Small Description Anything else (optional) Supported on: (U.S. manager) U...

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

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Undelivered mail returned to sender

When I send a message to someone @codidact.com, I get back undelivered mail returned to sender, which says <support@codidact.org>: host codidact-org.relay1g.spamh.com[63.71.12.97] said: 554...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 1y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Markdown spoiler sections - is there any need?

Standard markdown does not include spoiler sections (hidden until clicked on). Personally, on those rare occasions when I find need to temporarily hide something, I'm happy using <details> HT...

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

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Adjustable size comment text area

The character limit for a comment is 1000, but the text area in which it is typed or edited is much smaller than this. Most comments are short, but some comments can have reason to be longer, and ...

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

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Closing Articles

I noticed that there isn't a way to close Article type posts. While some of the close reasons might not be very applicable to Articles, I think that at least the off-topic, outdated, and duplicate...

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

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False positive for 30,000 character limit

I tried to edit a post, but I received the following message saying it is over 30,000 characters. I double checked in a text editor that the number of characters is 27,835 (as shown in the Codidact...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Taeir‭

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Main and subheadings are almost the same size, but not in the edit preview

When editing a post, headings with a single hash # show as significantly bigger than headings with a double hash ##. However, after saving, these two headings are much closer in size (to the point ...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by celtschk‭

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Details tag requires an internal blank line to render markdown

When using a <details> tag to add an expandable section to a post, markdown will mostly still work inside the expandable section, but some of it will not work on the first line. Markdown trea...

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

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Option to sort answers by Age

Currently answers can be sorted by Score or Activity: I'd like to be able to also sort them by Age. Would this be useful to anyone else?

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by KalleMP‭

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"Random from user" ad template, for "selfish sharers" like me

I like the "Random from Category" and "Specific post" ad templates. I've recently been a "selfish sharer" and used the "Specific post" template to share one of my own questions. This made me wonde...

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

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Markdown version of ad templates for sites that don't support HTML

I recently changed my username on a site where I used to post coding challenges years ago, to make it clearer that I no longer post there (as I still occasionally receive comments that I may not se...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Exact date and time of posting on touchscreen devices

In the list of posts, or at the bottom of a post, there is an indication of how long ago it was posted. In a desktop environment with a mouse, hovering over this duration gives an exact date and ti...

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

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Suggestions for the user profile right pane

I have a few suggestions of how the pane on the right hand side of the user Profile page might be improved. I'd like your thoughts on which changes would be useful. Wording changes The 2 images b...

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

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Occluded post_types filter list in search

When searching using the "post_type" filter, a list of available post types automatically appears. If the user has previously entered search terms that overlap with what has been typed so far, thes...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭