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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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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 1d ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  edited 1d ago by ArtOfCode‭

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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 7d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 7d ago by ArtOfCode‭

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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 20d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 18d ago by trichoplax‭

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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 7d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 7d ago by ArtOfCode‭

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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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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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 8d ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  last activity 7d ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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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 7d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 5d ago by Moshi‭

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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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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 8d ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 8d 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 7d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7d ago by trichoplax‭

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

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Ability to sort search results by activity

Currently, search results can be sorted by posted date (shown as "Age" in the sorting buttons) but not by edited date / most recent activity: Would you find it useful to have this sorting option...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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

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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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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 8d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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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User based styling

Is there any way to adjust the Styling in user profiles. I struggle to see the hairline borders for edit entry areas before they are selected and also prefer to to have less vertical white space b...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Moshi‭

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

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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 18d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 17d ago by trichoplax‭

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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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Let's have the same icon for moderators across views

Currently the moderator icon is not consistent across views. See for example this post by Jirka Hanika, a moderator in Linguistics: And then see who it looks in his/her profile page: ...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by fedorqui‭

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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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The letter "ৡ" shows as a "?" in a community generated link to a question [duplicate]

I saw a banner pointing to the question What does the letter do ৡ in Bangla? from the Languages &amp; Linguistics site. The image shows like this: And currently it is hosted exactly in http...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by fedorqui‭  ·  closed as duplicate 7mo ago by Mithical‭

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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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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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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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 7d ago by trichoplax‭

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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 7mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 8d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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 7d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 7d ago by Mithical‭

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Ability to search for user:me

Currently, we can search for posts by a particular user by including user:unique_user_number, where the unique user number can be found from the user's profile URL. Would you find it useful to be ...

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

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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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Ethan‭

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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 3d ago by Lundin‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3d ago by Mithical‭

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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 8mo ago by Lundin‭  ·  edited 8d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Archive to mark as "resolved", without locking the comment?

I've recently come across a situation where I thought archiving the comment thread was appropriate: A user suggested an improvement in the thread, and that improvement was then implemented (by me)....

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Need to throttle users with consistently bad posts. [duplicate]

Now that Codidact has some experience to look back on, we can see the same thing happening here as in other on-line places and in real life. We are all here for our own personal selfish reasons. ...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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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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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 5d ago by RobertSE‭  ·  edited 5d ago by Moshi‭

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Translating the project

Hello, I'm new to Codidact and would love to translate QPixel (and the project's homepage as well) to my native language, as I've been doing on other open-source projects :) I looked around and c...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by tmpod‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Codidact QA‭

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Downvoting Response Delays

I asked a question to the Software Development Codidact site here. I monitored it closely for several hours in case there was a quick response. A day later I found a couple comments waiting for me ...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Josh Hyatt‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Derek Elkins‭

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What are the bus factors of Codidact?

The purpose of this post is to draw attention to possibly low bus factors and to maybe lead to a more failsafe organization structure by just asking for information. What are the bus factors for t...

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Should the active category name not be shown twice on the categories header?

One thing one realizes quickly when for example visiting meta.codidact.com is that it's a site about Q&amp;A. The reason is that for example it is written twice: But is this duplication really n...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Adaptive rate limit [duplicate]

It is good if users are engaged, but a single engaged user can take over whole communities with their posts. To get a better mix, I propose a rate limit which prevents users with mostly negativl...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by anoani‭  ·  closed as duplicate 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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 17d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 7d 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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 8d 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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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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Add button to select Meta post destination

Add button to select Meta post destination to site META or Global META at the time of posting. More than one of my posts are probably Global META suggestions but have ended up in Site META because...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by KalleMP‭

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Is copying from other sites OK?

I've noticed that some people copy questions from other sites, then they re-post them on Codidact. Is that really OK? Don't other sites have copyright as well? At the very very least, shouldn't peo...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by Kevin Shenouda‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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