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From the Review Suggested Edit page there is a button to "Return to post" which links back to the post on which the edit is being suggested: This makes sense, as one of the places a reviewer may...

0 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by trichoplax‭

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When viewing a user's Edits on the Activity tab of the user profile, it includes "Initial revision", which seems to me more like a posting than an edit: In the edit history of an individual post...

0 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Related: A way to edit my suggested edits If I suggest an edit to a post and then change my mind, there is no way for me to retract my suggestion. The top of the post I suggested an edit on...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Above the drop down list for license when making a new post, it mentions "site default". As people use the word "site" to mean different things, this could be ambiguous, particularly for a new user...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by sau226‭

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If pages for several different Codidact communities are open in different browser tabs, they all show the Codidact logo as their favicon: It would be easier to see at a glance which community is...

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

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Currently, the change password form looks like this: Having a form like this might create some problems: Password - is it the new one or the old one? we find out only by checking the other fi...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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I've seen many times something like "This is just my personal opinion, not of the team" when administrators such as Monica Cellio respond to posts. In my opinion, this is because of a lack of a way...

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

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When searching, not only questions but also answers come up in the results. However, the information on it is mixed between the question that the answer is on and the answer itself: Title: Que...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by Moshi‭

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On the dashboard there are indicators for each Category of each community, that appear when there is new activity in that Category: Would it be helpful to also show the reputation for each com...

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

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I have a question regarding clarifications on what does and doesn't constitute "price fixing" (in the US), and, while I read the FTC definitions, there're some areas I wanted to ask about. Unfortu...

1 answer  ·  posted 1mo ago by ghost-in-the-zsh‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Moshi‭

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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 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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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 4mo ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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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 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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When signing in there is a checkbox labelled "Remember me". There is no supporting information to indicate what this checkbox is for. Without it, a user may not know which of the following it means...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Now having a dot next to the "Edits" button to indicate pending edits brings up a new issue. It seems everyone is notified of all pending edits, whether they have the ability to approve them or no...

4 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by sau226‭

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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 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Mithical‭

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In the Suggested Edits list page, the time suggested shows as a duration since suggested, such as "2 days ago", but hovering the mouse cursor over it displays the exact datetime: However, in the...

0 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by trichoplax‭

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On some sites that support Two Factor Authentication (2FA) there is the option of remembering your device so that in future 2FA will only be required if signing in from a different device. This is ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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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 6mo ago by trichoplax‭

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On the Vote Summary tab of the user profile page, the post type and category show as badges on the same line as the question title and aligned to the right. However, if the question title is too lo...

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

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Flagging an answer After pressing "Flag" under an answer there are 3 radio buttons to choose from: Flagging questions and answers Some changes would benefit both types of post. Changes specifi...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Moshi‭

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When searching the Tags section, a search string that gives no results gives an empty results section, rather than a message saying there were no results. This makes it unclear whether there is a p...

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

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This will become irrelevant if License CC BY-SA 3.0 only available on Writing and Outdoors results in CC BY-SA 3.0 no longer being available For those communities where it is present, CC BY-SA 3...

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

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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...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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When clicking on the thread title ("Welcome!" in this example) of a comment thread below a post: I see the following error in the Firefox developer window (click image for a larger version): ...

1 answer  ·  posted 30d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 29d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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I have noticed that the January 2023 Newsletter featured link is pointing to the current page URL instead of the blog post when it is rendered on a site that it is not Meta Codidact. Examples: ...

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

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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 5mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Taeir‭

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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 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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 4mo ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Quasímodo‭

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The "Dashboard", "Notifications", and "Mobile Sign In" buttons in the page header at the top right of the page have title text which displays those names. However, the title text is on the icon rat...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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I believe that when the last comment in a comment thread is deleted, the thread is also automatically deleted. However, there are some threads that still exist despite having all their comments del...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Markdown links work in comment thread comments, but not in comment thread titles: Would it be better if they worked in the title too? If there is a reason to avoid links in thread titles, would...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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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 5mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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In the Hot Posts panel on Codidact Meta, or in the Meta Category of a specific community, some of the posts may be bug reports or feature requests. It is not clear from the Hot Posts panel whether ...

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

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Related bug (not sure if solution will be related): Logo becomes tiny in mobile landscape mode and narrow desktop windows On mobile, the community logo can shrink when a blue notification c...

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

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(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 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by Ethan‭

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What should be the behaviour when a user posts a reply to a comment in a thread on a post, and then deletes the post? For example, the post may be a question which requires editing before it will b...

0 answers  ·  posted 30d ago by trichoplax‭

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

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by johnywhy‭

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When I read the target of a notification in another tab, and then switch to a tab that still has the notification circle showing, opening the notification panel shows the notification as read, but ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Clicking on the notification icon: Doesn't do anything. I noticed this just now. It's probably been a month or more since the last time I had a notification. Back then it worked as expected (...

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

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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 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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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 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Two years ago I asked this question on Meta Stack Exchange about using SO in education. Having used SO for Teams actively for two years, my university now takes issue with the pricing model used by...

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

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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 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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 6mo ago by trichoplax‭

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I can link to the edit history of a post, for example, the edit history of the meta question you are reading, but I can't see a way to link to a specific edit in the history. Is there currently an...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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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 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Moshi‭

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When a post has been deleted, it shows a notice explaining its situation: This notice says: Users with the Curate privilege may vote to undelete (emphasis mine) However, the button below ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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The drop down list of options for "Default license" in the "Community Preferences" section of the "Preferences" tab on the user profile page does not appear to have the option of returning to blank...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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I recently added an image to my user profile as an experiment. In the edit preview this showed in full, but after saving it shows on my profile with a vertical scroll bar and the bottom section of ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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