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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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OR logic for tag filters

I would like to be able to set a filter on tags with "OR" logic. My goal is to quickly filter to all the tags I may have knowledge to answer. But since the tags use "AND" logic, if I put in all the...

0 answers  ·  posted 26d ago by rcmosher‭

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Possible bug with how to earn the Edit Posts ability

Is there a discrepancy between the description on the Edit Posts Ability page and the way that assignment of the ability is calculated? The image shows the Edit Posts Ability page for me on ...

0 answers  ·  posted 15d ago by trichoplax‭

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No indication of no results when searching the user page

When searching for a user, from the search box at the top of the users page, if there are no results then nothing is displayed. This can make it unclear whether the search has finished with no resu...

0 answers  ·  posted 5d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 5d ago by trichoplax‭

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Too subtle formatting of disabled pagination buttons

At the bottom of the Activity tab of my user profile page, there are buttons to move through the pagination of the results. There is a “Previous” button, several specific page number buttons, then ...

0 answers  ·  posted 15d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 15d ago by trichoplax‭

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Maintain sort order when returning to normal answer view

When viewing a specific answer, it has a message above it including a link to return to the normal view: If the answer sorting order is changed to "Active", the specific answer stays at the top ...

0 answers  ·  posted 18d ago by trichoplax‭

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Post history only shows 20 edits, with incorrect numbering

In the Post History page for a post that has more than 20 edits, only the most recent 20 are shown, and they are numbered 1 to 20. The most recent edit is numbered 20. If another edit is made, the ...

0 answers  ·  posted 15d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 15d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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User search only finds names which begin with the search term

The search field at the top of the users page appears to only search from the beginning of a username. For example, trying to find my username, "trichoplax", succeeds only for prefixes of the name...

0 answers  ·  posted 5d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 5d ago by trichoplax‭

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Use question body preview to navigate to a question

Should clicking on the question body preview in the question list take you to the question page, in the same way as clicking on the question title does? I personally would find this more convenien...

0 answers  ·  posted 18d 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 4mo ago by meta user‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭

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Some suggested edit use cases result in confusing diffs

This suggested edit on a math.codidact.com question appears to only add some tags. However, I had to open and compare the current status of the question to figure that out, because it shows the ent...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Peter Taylor‭

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Copy Link pop up can be completely off screen

The “Copy Link” button below each post has been changed so that it now has a pop up offering either a raw link or a Markdown link: This always appears just below the button, even when the le...

0 answers  ·  posted 18d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 15d ago by trichoplax‭

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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 4mo ago by meta user‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by meta user‭

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Is "voting different on Meta" for Codidact?

Stack Overflow's help section offers the following guidance for its meta site: Voting is different on meta. Like normal Stack Exchange sites, Meta allows members to vote on questions and answer...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Roadmap or checklist for successfully launching new site?

I’m motivated to see a Philosophy site go live. Here is a post detailing how sites are actually established, from three years ago. I’m wondering if that answer can be updated to be more actionable,...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by Julius H.‭

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Clarity for a user who has become signed out during editing

Pressing “Save Post” during editing a post fails if you have become signed out. However, there is no indication that you have been signed out, the button just does not respond, and then becomes dis...

1 answer  ·  posted 15d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2d ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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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 4mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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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 5mo ago by 8500 Ward‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭

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What is Codidact's policy regarding artificial intelligence-generated content?

Is AI content banned, or allowed if attributed to an AI? Are there further contextual rules regarding AI, for example, how much of a post may consist of AI-composed content? Will the justificatio...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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An edit button when not signed in

When not signed in, the edit button beneath a post is not present: Buttons below a post when not signed in Buttons below a post when signed in The problem This means that to edit an...

0 answers  ·  posted 18d ago by trichoplax‭

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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 6mo ago by TecBrat‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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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 4mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by meta user‭

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Why discord and not IRC?

Seems like the main option for real time chat related to Codidact is Discord. Were there any other alternatives considered? Why was Discord chosen? There are older, more established options for r...

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

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Should details tags work in comments?

In a post a <details> tag can be used to hide information until a user chooses to click on it, useful for spoilers or puzzle solutions. For example, the following raw text: <details> ...

3 answers  ·  posted 2d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 23h ago by trichoplax‭

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The body of this post is empty

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by meta user‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by meta user‭

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What is the policy for Codidact data use by other, especially for-profit organizations?

SE recently made a deal allowing OpenAI to train their LLMs on community generated content (user-created questions and answers). Many active SE users were rather dismayed about this (including myse...

2 answers  ·  posted 23d ago by mudskipper‭  ·  last activity 18d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What mentoring is available for qpixel development?

Codidact uses the open source Qpixel, which is also maintained by CD admins. Sometimes it is mentioned in passing that the devs are open to and interested in help with developing this codebase. I'...

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

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Discourse software as helpful example [closed]

I just felt like saying that the Discourse forum software is quite good quality, and it also has some interesting examples of new forum features not commonly seen elsewhere. For example, on the Ope...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Should multiple whitespace characters in a row be permitted in usernames?

I was confused by the unusual layout of text below a post in the question list: Note the long gap after "posted 3y ago by". Viewing the individual question page shows the underlying cause: T...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Probationary shadowban for new accounts

I'd like for communities to be able to opt in to a feature that shadowbans new accounts for a brief period of time. Moderators should be able to release accounts from the shadowban manually; they s...

3 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by r~~‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by 90 98‭

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Allow completely pseudonymous user accounts

(I realize that this proposal might ruffle some feathers. Please read through it in full before knee-jerk voting. Also, I use "anonymous" in the proposal text for simplicity, but it would really be...

2 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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What fluff (and what level of fluff) is acceptable in posts?

There is this question, revision 1. It contains several fragments I call "fluff": Opening phrase, greeting: Hello fellow community Cliché: Your help would be greatly appreciated ...

4 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by Kamil Maciorowski‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Giving a fish vs. teaching how to fish

On any Q/A site, or even analogous media like support forums, there is a dichotomy between "asking for a fish"[1] questions and "learning to fish"[2] questions. Teaching how to fish is usually mor...

2 answers  ·  posted 13d ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 2d ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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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 4mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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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 4mo ago by meta user‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by meta user‭

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Add support for AsciiDoc syntax

Add support for AsciiDoc syntax. I find their syntax very intuitive and enjoyable. For example, numbered lists start with just a period; bulleted, a star. Nested lists don't use whitespace. Links ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by mcp‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Links to Codidact posts don’t auto-render with post title [duplicate]

If I insert a URL to a Codidact post, I would like it to display the title of the post as inline text, hyperlinked to the post, without me manually doing that. For example: https://proposals.codid...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed as duplicate 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Autosave preference keeps getting reset to ON

I just had to go into my account preferences and turn autosave off again because it somehow had been reset to on. I know that I went through all Codidact communities a while back (maybe a month or...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Canina‭

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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 4mo ago by meta user‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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 4mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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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 6mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭

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I can't "Add reaction". "The integral output port has found a problem." [duplicate]

After I clicked "Add Reaction", this error popped up! Codidact failed to add my reaction. Please fix?

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  closed as duplicate 9mo ago by Mithical‭

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Can we streamline the process for closed bad questions?

This is related to my other question, https://software.codidact.com/posts/291064. In that I argued we shouldn't close vague or confused questions, so that other people can post an answer if they wa...

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

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Seeing which moderator marked my flag as helpful (which should be hidden)

Correct behaviour At the bottom of the right hand panel of the user profile page (or at the bottom of the page on mobile where there is no right hand panel), the number of flags that the user has ...

1 answer  ·  posted 18d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 18d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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How do I "answer" a feature request or a bug report?

Given that a feature request or a bug report is more of a call-to-action to the developers rather than a question seeking an "answer," I am confused as to what an answer to a feature request or bug...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by 90 98‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Mithical‭

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How to deal with links to commerce?

An answer in the Linux Codidact is using the price of solid state drives and hard disks to clarify its point, and does so by linking to these products in Amazon. Leaving my personal judgement of A...

2 answers  ·  posted 2d ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  last activity 7h ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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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 6mo ago by Nick Alexeev‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭

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Am I allowed to participate here, despite being network banned from Stack Exchange?

In 2020, I received a 10-year network ban from Stack Exchange for really really really bad behavior (Some people from Charcoal might know who I am). I know this website has a lot of the same people...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by 90 98‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Canina‭

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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 (Link to Codi...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by meta user‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by meta user‭

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Why is <small> HTML tag rendered differently in preview?

Sometimes I use the <small> HTML tag to reduce the impact of some collateral part of a text, and in the preview this is nice and dandy. Here is an example from this post on EE.CD (red emphasi...

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  last activity 10mo 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 4mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed as duplicate 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭