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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 we directly link to the proposals site for new proposals in the Help Center?

On the Help Center page "How to ask a great question" (This link points to the Codidact Meta version, but this question talks about all the versions of this page in all other communities, too) Und...

1 answer  ·  posted 1d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 14h ago by Monica Cellio‭

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"mention-box" turns red after editing comment although a reload fixes this.

So the other day I commented on a thread, mentioning another user: All the details of all the screenshots in this post have been replaced with dummy text to simplify/generalize the question. ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 3d ago by meta guy‭

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Broken advertisement templates on Codidact sites

On the advertisement page of Codidact Collab, there are five types of advertisement templates available: Codidact network Community Random posts Specific post Random from Category This sp...

0 answers  ·  posted 3d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 3d ago by meta guy‭

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Misleading stats in other user's ability page

When looking at the Abilities dashboard of another user and clicking on any ability, for example the curate ability page of a mod looks like (I replaced the actual mod name with (ModName) for sake ...

0 answers  ·  posted 5d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 4d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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1 answer  ·  posted 5d ago by meta guy‭  ·  last activity 5d ago by meta guy‭

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Pluralization typo in Help Center page "Guidelines for referencing and quoting"

What? Typo in a Help Center page "Guidelines for referencing and quoting" Where? In the first paragraph (the erroneous part has been bolded for the sake of this post): When you're writing a p...

1 answer  ·  posted 5d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 5d ago by Mithical‭

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"Remove all items" button for Tags doesn't work

What? Attached below is a self-explanatory GIF of the bug. The cross button, instead of removing all the tags, just shifts the focus to the input box. Where? New question page.

0 answers  ·  posted 5d ago by meta guy‭

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How should we approach large numbers of edits made all at once?

If edits are made to a large number of posts in a short period, they will push everything else off the front page, taking visibility away from recent questions and answers. They will also take visi...

2 answers  ·  posted 6d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 5d ago by Andreas‭

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Going back in browser encourages accidental duplicate posting.

I wrote an answer to a question, followed a link somewhere, then went back in the browser (Alt back-arrow in my case). Somehow I managed to go back from where the answer was posted. I saw my answ...

0 answers  ·  posted 6d ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Minor suggested edits to old posts

There have recently been several edits in a short period of time by a single user. This user does not yet have the Edit Posts ability, so all of the edits are suggested edits, which require review ...

5 answers  ·  posted 6d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 5d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Is there a reason to keep the normal logo instead of the community one?

On any page of the Codidact network, one can click on the top-right dropdown button to, well, reveal a dropdown. This dropdown includes a button to sign out and a list of communities. Scrolling d...

0 answers  ·  posted 7d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 7d ago by meta guy‭

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Minor typo in Help Center page of "Participate Everywhere" ability

Location Go to this link or any of the links mentioned under the "Communities" subheading below. You will see two paragraphs under their respective subheadings. Under "How do I earn this ability...

1 answer  ·  posted 7d ago by meta guy‭  ·  last activity 6d ago by trichoplax‭

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404 error produced through "/subscriptions/new"

What is the bug? Found a way to produce a 404 by clicking on the site's own links. How to reproduce Go to the homepage. On the right side you will see a tab like this Now click on "all new...

0 answers  ·  posted 8d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 8d ago by meta guy‭

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Hide sorting tab when there are 0 answers on a question

Have a look at this Codidact Meta post. It is closed. Scrolling down we can see a UI like so: When there are 0 answers, then the option to sort them by score/activity doesn't have any use. Als...

1 answer  ·  posted 8d ago by meta guy‭  ·  last activity 8d ago by trichoplax‭

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Should we change the footer layout?

Context The footer of all pages on the Codidact network looks something like this: Pros Looks neat Cons As more and more communities emerge and the network grows, this list of "Other C...

1 answer  ·  posted 8d ago by meta guy‭  ·  last activity 6d ago by trichoplax‭

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Category activity indicator is lit for one's own activity

When new posts are submitted to a category, a small circle is displayed next to the category's name, within its tab in the category bar. This activity indicator is displayed even when the only new...

0 answers  ·  posted 9d ago by Andreas‭  ·  edited 9d ago by Andreas‭

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List all duplicates for a question on the target question's page

Currently when viewing a post, there is no indication that it's being used as a duplicate target. As a curator, it's useful information to me that when I view a question, I am also informed if any...

1 answer  ·  posted 9d ago by Andreas‭  ·  last activity 9d ago by trichoplax‭

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Buggy text in Cooking site's help center

Where? The bug appears to be there at a specific help center page of the Cooking site of Codidact: https://cooking.codidact.com/help/how-to-ask What? There are two occurences of this bug. U...

1 answer  ·  posted 9d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 8d ago by Andreas‭

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Threaded comments are good for discussion but there’s no incentive to clean them up [closed]

I personally am open to the idea of treating comments here exactly as we treat posts. Since they can be quite long, we should be able to vote, suggest edits, etc, as a way of facilitating that Codi...

0 answers  ·  posted 9d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed 9d ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Add a validation checker for website field

Background One may edit their profile and add information about their website, Twitter and Discord profiles. Issue But I also noticed that entering just the word "test" in the website field does...

0 answers  ·  posted 9d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 8d ago by Andreas‭

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Auto-navigate from post preview to post source

I'd like to be able to double-click in a specific location in the preview of the post I'm writing (or editing), and have the site scroll up to the post source (input box), and scroll and move the c...

0 answers  ·  posted 11d ago by Andreas‭

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Alternatives to the news feed taken as a default; the “attention economy”

It is common nowadays for social technology to include a “feed” of some kind, most usually as the landing page upon logging in. One can without difficulty produce some conventional arguments in fav...

1 answer  ·  posted 11d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 11d ago by trichoplax‭

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Could we adopt the domain “.cd”?

How would people feel about a network-wide convention of abbreviated URLs having the form, https://<topic>.cd? For example, a shortened URL for a philosophy site would be https://philosophy....

2 answers  ·  posted 12d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 9d ago by meta guy‭

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Modular or “microservices” architecture

I am interested in the idea that an extremely modular software architecture for Codidact could have the kind of general, self-propagating benefits that things like being free open-source have. To m...

1 answer  ·  posted 12d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 3d ago by meta guy‭

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What incentives are there currently to edit and moderate? Should there be more?

On Stack Exchange, I spent a significant portion of my time on the site editing posts, because the idea of an SE site as a repository of useful reference information has long appealed to me. Being...

1 answer  ·  posted 12d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 9d ago by trichoplax‭

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Extremely high standards for code of conduct? [closed]

This is just a hypothetical idea I’d like to share. I sometimes feel the bar has been set very low in how people conduct themselves on forums, since we are used to places like Reddit, and compared...

0 answers  ·  posted 13d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed 13d ago by Mithical‭

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Would there ever be A / B testing?

Would there ever be a scenario where an experimental feature is tried out with a smaller cohort of users in order to observe the resulting dynamics and compare it to the alternative? I mean more t...

2 answers  ·  posted 13d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 11d ago by trichoplax‭

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Vote counts as ratios? [duplicate]

This is not meant to be a committed advocating or request of the following, but rather a conversation to analyze the possibilities and potential benefits and drawbacks. What if the total score for...

1 answer  ·  posted 13d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed as duplicate 14h ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Library of Congress classification: class AND subject tags (including sub-tags)

The library of Congress classification system gives items both a single class, and multiple subject tags. This system has some significant benefits. Also, their subject tag system has sub-tags - f...

0 answers  ·  posted 13d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 12d ago by Julius H.‭

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More inherently built-in chatting? [duplicate]

It could be cool to have more accessible chatting for all posts. What if there were a sidebar on every post where there was always a live chat? Unlike SE, you never need to specifically create and ...

0 answers  ·  posted 13d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed as duplicate 12d ago by manassehkatz‭

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A refactoring convenience function.

Here is a redraft and elaboration of what this post is about, partially in response to some comments I've received. This post may be about a few different things at once, and may need to be refact...

2 answers  ·  posted 13d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 11d ago by Julius H.‭

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Make searching posts slightly more easy

I find the search function slightly too hard to find. I mean, it’s just in the menu, but intuitively, I feel like it should be a little more accessible, immediately visible. Also, we would benefit...

0 answers  ·  posted 13d ago by Julius H.‭

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Thoughts on downvotes? Could you be able to hide vote counts in general? [duplicate]

Seeing as Codidact is sort of an opportunity to do things a little differently than Stack Exchange, I was wondering how people feel in general about certain things about Stack Exchange, which we mi...

0 answers  ·  posted 13d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed as duplicate 13d ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Email, possible scam

This morning I got an email from a name I don't recognize, saying "Nice to bump into you on Codidact. If you remember, we shared a math class or two at MIT. Do you attend reunions? Love to catch up...

0 answers  ·  posted 25d ago by gmcgath‭

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Why do we have "General comments" threads?

Comments below posts are grouped into threads, each of which can have a meaningful name so several different conversations can happen in parallel with less risk of confusion. However, sometimes th...

3 answers  ·  posted 28d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 26d ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Can you post a question just to answer it yourself?

Does Codidact allow users to post questions and then immediately answer them?

5 answers  ·  posted 29d ago by 8500 Ward‭  ·  last activity 10d ago by Andreas‭

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Inconsistent tagged question counts

I am looking for existing questions in Power User with the virtual-reality tag. The tag-search page says there are 4 questions, but clicking through to the tag page itself shows none.

1 answer  ·  posted 1mo ago by Michael‭  ·  edited 29d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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New activity grey circle indicators confusingly triggered on Dashboard

It's basically this post, but for the indicator discs on the Dashboard. I click on an "updated" community of interest, but most recent post showing updates was changed months ago. I can't tell if ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Michael‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Add pending suggested edits to the dashboard

The Dashboard is an easy way to get an overview of the whole network at a glance; on a single page, you can see where there's been new activity that you haven't seen yet, on a category-by-category ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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How to convert an answer to comment and include the comments under the answer into the new comment thread?

Is there a way to convert an answer to a comment and include the existing comments under the answer into the new comment thread? There’s no option for it in the convert-to-comment dialog. Is there ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Nick Alexeev‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Andreas‭

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How do we want to organize the help center?

Jon Ericson raised an interesting point in a recent Meta post: I don't understand how the help page is organized. Oh wait! It's alphabetical by the title of the article. That's why "Advanced for...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 11d ago by Andreas‭

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Add search to the Help Center

I'm looking for specific information in the Help Center. (In this case I want to learn more about comments, but I don't think there's an article for them just yet.) One useful tool on many help pag...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Jon Ericson‭

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Show score value along with score bar/icon

Show score on the horizontal score bar. When I started browsing first time I didn't know what the horizontal bar with green stripe in it is for. Took a while to figure out it is score. Wouldn't it ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by sheela‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Implement inline spoiler text

It was previously noted that Codidact does not support explicit spoiler tags, although it's possible to hide blocks of text in collapsible sections (using <details> and <summary> HTML)....

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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How about explicitly inviting new user feedback?

Prompted by comments in this comment thread - I agree that it's often very difficult to get feedback from new users in the meta area of a community, especially one that has custom software on top o...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Jon Ericson‭

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How are tabs handled in code blocks?

While this question is of particular interest to the technical sites, and especially to Software, it concerns core site functionality. I figured it would be more polite to ask than to make a "sandb...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What community would be appropriate to ask a business question about software development?

The title is the question: What community would be appropriate to ask a business question about software development?

2 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by TecBrat‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Some things I observed as I started poking around Codidact

I'm a bit hesitant to write this since it's not generally a good idea to walk into a host's house and immediately criticize the way it's laid out. But there really is only one chance to make first ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Jon Ericson‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Please review a new Accessibility Statement and Accessibility Policy

Here at Codidact, we believe that everyone deserves to have access to information and to be a part of a community. "Everyone" includes people with disabilities, and so that means making our site an...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Mithical‭

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How can I fix or edit comment thread titles?

It happens to me all the time that I write a comment - as the first of a new thread of comments - and then either overlook giving it a title, or expect that the default title will be good enough an...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭