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

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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 6d ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  edited 6d 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 8d ago by Lundin‭  ·  closed as duplicate 8d 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 9d ago by RobertSE‭  ·  edited 9d ago by Moshi‭

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Drop down panels drift away from their buttons on zooming

Note: This is not related to the recent code release - I noticed this before that. The panels that appear when clicking on the Notifications or Communities buttons at the top right of the page a...

0 answers  ·  posted 12d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 9d ago by Moshi‭

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Potentially misleading plus symbol with "follow new" link

I like the new "follow new" feature that allows being notified of any new comment threads on a post. However, I think that using a plus symbol (+) next to it could be confusing, as this is often as...

1 answer  ·  posted 12d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 12d ago by ArtOfCode‭

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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 12d ago by trichoplax‭

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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 12d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 12d 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 12d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 12d 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 12d ago by trichoplax‭

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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 12d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 12d ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Notifications and Communities buttons not responding to icon clicks

Previously, clicking on the icon for Notifications or Communities at the top right of the page resulted in the appropriate drop down panel appearing. Today, the panel only opens if the square area ...

0 answers  ·  posted 12d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 10d ago by trichoplax‭

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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 12d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 11d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Some symbols are displayed as HTML encoding in question description

In the posts page of each site, the symbols &amp; &lt; &gt; are not rendered as such; Instead they are replaced by their HTML encodings: &amp;amp; &amp;lt; &amp;gt; You can see that in the pr...

0 answers  ·  posted 12d ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 12d ago by Quasímodo‭

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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 12d ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  last activity 11d ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Double brackets in footnotes

While typing the initial draft of a post, or editing an existing post, footnotes appear in the preview in superscript in square brackets, like this: However, after saving the post, the footnotes...

0 answers  ·  posted 17d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 17d ago by trichoplax‭

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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 22d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 21d ago by trichoplax‭

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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 23d ago by Ethan‭  ·  last activity 22d ago by Ethan‭

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Codidact Collab - should it be listed?

The drop down menu at the top right of each Codidact page shows a list of all the sites in the network. The list is also shown in the page footer, and on codidact.com. There is also a site for peo...

3 answers  ·  posted 25d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 23d ago by trichoplax‭

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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 &lt;details&gt; HT...

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

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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 1mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by celtschk‭

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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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Taeir‭

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Details tag requires an internal blank line to render markdown

When using a &lt;details&gt; 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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2mo 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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by KalleMP‭

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Total number of search results

At the top of the posts page, the total number of posts shows. At the top of the search results page, there is not a total number of results. I would find the total number useful on the search res...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Title text (tooltip/hovertext) shows on unrelated parts of the page

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 the title text. This is currently set to be the same number as is alr...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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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 &lt;support@codidact.org&gt;: host codidact-org.relay1g.spamh.com[63.71.12.97] said: 554...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by manassehkatz‭

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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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2mo 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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 12d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo 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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Moshi‭

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MathJax rerenders on movement instead of on change

I've noticed something when using MathJax during preparing/editing a post. Each time a change is made to the raw text, the preview rerenders accordingly. This is the behaviour I expect, which ensur...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 12d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Is there a reason for preventing user profile content being less than 30 characters?

When editing my user profile the interface prevents me from entering fewer than 30 characters. I can understand imposing a minimum length on question titles and post content, but I don't see a reas...

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

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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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 12d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Once filled out, the user profile cannot be reverted to empty

For a long time I had no content in my user profile, then today I added something to see how it would look. I then changed my mind and decided to go back to having nothing. However, there is a mini...

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

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Avoid jumping to top of question after sorting answers

At the top of the answers section of a question there are buttons to sort by "Score" or "Active": Clicking on one of these sorts the answers by that criterion, but also moves the view back to th...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Hot Posts curiosity [duplicate]

I'm curious about the list of "Hot Posts" shown in the right hand panel of Codidact pages. So here are some completely unimportant questions that I'm intrigued to know more about: How is the lis...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2mo ago by Mithical‭

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Tag suggestions for Favorite tags

When adding a tag to a post, beginning to type leads to all matching tags being displayed, avoiding the need to type out tag names by hand. Would it be useful to include this feature in the Pref...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 12d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Quick copy button for code blocks

Code blocks have a maximum height, after which any extra content scrolls vertically. This can make it tricky to copy the code for testing or adjusting when answering a question, or assessing an ans...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Support lists (bullets and numbers) in comment markdown

I understand that comments are intended for brief queries about the post content, but in the Meta sites I sometimes find it useful to be able to quote part of a post in a comment. Block quotes alre...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Special view for deleted answers to avoid confusion

Opening a new response (new answer) from the Notifications panel opens it in a special view where that answer is shown at the top of the answer list. This makes it very clear which answer was bei...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Tag duplication in post edit mode

Accidentally clicking on the blue "bug" tag above the tags box in post edit mode adds the tag "bug" even if it is already present, resulting in it being present twice. Deleting it with the little...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 3mo 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 3mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 12d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Search does not search the title of posts

The search only appears to look in the body of a post, not in its title. For example, searching Codidact Meta for "determine" finds posts that have "determine" in the body, but does not include th...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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I can't search for -finalized

(This is not just an issue on the specific site mentioned - it seems to affect any Codidact site.) If I search Code Golf Codidact for "finalized" there are results, showing that the word "finali...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Ethan‭

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Move keyboard focus into the search term box when search is clicked

When I click the dark grey search button at the top of a Codidact page a new panel opens containing a search term box and a blue search button. If I start typing, nothing happens because the search...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo 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 3mo ago by Ethan‭  ·  closed as duplicate 21d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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