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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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Why prefer Codidact to Stack Exchange?

As I explained in this post and some community staff confirmed, Codidact is almost a miniature version of SE. In fact, I see no radical difference between them. As we know, almost all (in my opini...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  last activity 14h ago by Michael‭

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Add new global flag reason: AI

Can you please add a flag reason for "AI/LLM content"? I occasionally see people try to make some posts where they clearly just plug the question into ChatGPT and copy/pasted the response into the...

1 answer  ·  posted 29d ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  edited 2d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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How can I view my deleted posts?

I made some questions and/or answers which I later learned were apparently preposterous and were downvoted, so I deleted them. As their author, I should be able to view them so long as I have a dir...

1 answer  ·  posted 18d ago by 90 98‭  ·  edited 2d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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...

0 answers  ·  posted 9d ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  edited 4d ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Searching tags with a string with more than two characters results in a 500

Trying to filter tags with a string bigger than two characters results in an internal server error (500). Example URLs: https://software.codidact.com/categories/38/tags?q=dat https://electrica...

1 answer  ·  posted 16d ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 10d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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 11d ago by Peter Taylor‭

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Would like written chat.

Why is there no written chat here where one can post without having to worry about deletions and downvoting? SE has a very good one where I have written a very lot on. Why can't we discuss a subjec...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by interested‭  ·  edited 13d ago by meta user‭

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information of codidact

First of all sorry I am completely new to Codidact that's why this question may not be good. I was actually an active user on SE/SO/Unix SE. I was reading lot of Monica's questions and answers. I w...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 13d 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 2mo ago by mcp‭  ·  last activity 16d 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 6mo ago by r~~‭  ·  last activity 18d ago by 90 98‭

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Chat feature for Moderators

I have some questions. Actually, I learned from SE, that "separate questions or, do not ask multiple questions in one", which is why I am not adding multiple questions at once. But, if we can ask m...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 19d ago by meta user‭

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What should I know when coming here from Stack Exchange?

This website seems much like the Stack Exchange family of sites, but I immediately noticed some differences, like being able to comment at once and not being able to vote on this meta (but the abil...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by tommi‭  ·  last activity 21d ago by meta user‭

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Giving question feedback in private - a moderating system to reduce conflicts

Some background: A discussion about deleting/preserving comments and giving user feedback popped up on Software Development meta here: How are we supposed to give feedback for poor questions if su...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 23d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Introduce a spam reaction?

It just occurred to me that it would be nice to have a "spam" reaction feature, to mark a post as potentially harmful while waiting for moderators to delete it. Benefits: Prevent other users fr...

3 answers  ·  posted 23d ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 23d ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Proposal and design for temporary blocking of new user links (anti-spam)

Discussion on Introduce a spam reaction? brought up the idea of preventing new users from posting links, so as to create an additional hurdle for spammers (who will rarely make any serious attempt ...

0 answers  ·  posted 23d ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  edited 23d ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Allow licence change when there's only one contributor

I wrote a post without realizing I was using the default licence CC BY-SA instead of the licence I wanted to use (CC0). I wanted to amend my mistake; I wasn't able to. Other similar (but closed sou...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by .                                                .‭  ·  last activity 23d ago by Mithical‭

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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 23d ago by trichoplax‭

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What's more important for codidact - quality or helping questions get answered?

When I read through https://codidact.org/ I get the impression that the focus is on helping people get their questions answered. There are obviously other benefits, like providing a platform for pe...

4 answers  ·  posted 27d ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 25d ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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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 28d ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 25d ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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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 1mo ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 27d ago by matthewsnyder‭

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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'...

0 answers  ·  posted 27d ago by matthewsnyder‭

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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 1mo ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by Canina‭

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Codidactyl tour for new questions on mobile gets harder and harder to read

I have been testing the Codidactyl Tour and it looks pretty promising, congratulations on the idea and its implementation. In comments to its announcement I see references about the problems with ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Handling too short comments padded with spaces

When starting a new comment thread, the "Create thread" button is disabled until the content of the "Your comment" text box has at least 15 characters. This character count includes leading and tra...

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

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Can I view questions across multiple sites (or the entire network) on a single page?

On a different set of Q&A sites, my usual entrance point was/is a page that shows questions from across the network on a single page. It does so in three ways: "Hot questions", meaning ques...

1 answer  ·  posted 1mo ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭

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Error 500 on Tags page

We installed QPixel and when going to Tags we receive a 500 error: The exact error is: NoMethodError: undefined method `tags' for nil:NilClass The installed version is: Version 6ba3d0ad (...

1 answer  ·  posted 1mo ago by PacoAbato‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Suggested edit review result page pulls wrong post revision for comparison

In the view for one of my suggested edits, the comparison between the revisions pulls the wrong revision for that which the edit was based on. I edited revision 1, but the comparison compares my ed...

0 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭

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Would be nice to have a link to chat on the main sites.

Currently, this site and Outdoors have discord servers set up for chatting, supposedly Writing has one as well but I haven't been able to find it. It would be nice to have a link to those servers ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by meta user‭

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Can we get email notifications?

While the current notification system is okay, I'd like to be able to receive email notifications for things such as a new answer to my questions. (Of course, this should be opt-in. Maybe add a che...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by trichoplax‭

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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 2mo ago by meta user‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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How are site policies decided on Codidact?

This Help page lists some site policies. What governance system is in place to come to decisions about what the site policies are? This picture displays an organisation structure. It does not...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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See user activity across all communities

How do you see a user's activity across all Codidact communities? First and foremost, the goal is to have an overview of my own activity, but it would also be beneficial to view the cross-communit...

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

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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 pa...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by Jon Ericson‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by meta user‭

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Grace period for immediately noticed small errors

Sometimes I will compose a lengthy post, submit it, see it in context and immediately notice a typo - no matter how careful I thought I was being. I'm not sure it's desirable that, when I go to fi...

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Tag and children missing from tag hierarchy pages

I was on the Software Dev CD tag page, clicking through the pages of the "Hierarchy" sort. I wanted to see if there were git-* tags that are not nested under the git tag.[1] Surprisingly, I discov...

2 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Michael‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Submit same flag multiple times

I just managed to flag the same post for spam twice. I flagged it, then commented on it, then flagged it again. There are now two separate spam flags on it in my flag history. This is potentiall...

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Merge abilities help page with abilities dashboard

Where to find information about the abilities, is currently a bit confusing. There are too many pages. The help page for abilities, as well as the dashboard, present pretty much the exact same inf...

2 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Typo in "Participate" ability page in Abilities Dashboard

Where? On the page "/abilities/everyone" (Link to Codidact Meta version) What? Under "What does this ability allow me to do?" subheading, first line. Erroneous part bolded for sake of this post....

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by meta user‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Unusual button layout on mobile browser

The button layout on mobile browser is ... unusual. Is this by design?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Masked Man‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by meta user‭

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"show more comments" link not obvious

If a post has a lot of comments, the last ones are hidden behind a "Show more comments" link. For some reason, even though I know it's there, I really have to think about it each time. "I thought I...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by mattdm‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by meta user‭

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Tables break words in first column

On the site, table content is often jammed all together in the first column, where the next column is happily spread out. I have made some of my tables extremely terse to accommodate. This is from ...

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

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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 2mo ago by meta user‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by meta user‭

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Tag dropdown appears in front of top nav when scrolling down

Attached below is a self-explanatory GIF of the Edit post page, although the issue exists on the Ask Question page too (please ignore the black bar on the left): When the tag dropdown opens, scr...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by meta user‭

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What is the difference between the subdomain forum.codidact and the rest of the communities?

I just noticed that the account I created for the subdomain forum.codidact.com doesn't work for the rest of the community websites. Given that, I had to create a new account. Is this supposed to ...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by goncaloperes‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Importing new posts from SE

I expect there will be some desire to import new questions from https://outdoors.stackexchange.com/ is there a process for doing this? I also joined https://topanswers.xyz/databases where they hav...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by meta user‭

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Display post titles instead of the URL for internal links

Currently, when pasting a link to somewhere on Codidact, into posts or comments, the link is rendered in the output the same way it's written in the post source; that is, the URL. The parser should...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Filters don't allow negative Min Score

I'm trying to make a filter for "Not that negative" posts, imagining "Net score > -2," but the UI of the filter creator only lets you put in Min Score between 0 and 1, with a step size on the sp...

2 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by Michael‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Can we please stop linkifying random strings that happen to look like domain names?

Currently, strings that look like some subset of fully qualified domain names are automatically turned into links to the corresponding http:// resource. So, for example, example.com becomes a link ...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by meta user‭

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PSA: question tagging UI apparently now depends on JavaScript from codidact.org

I use Noscript, so Javascript is blocked by default for new domains for me. As it happens, prior to today I had codidact.com (and jsdelivr.org) whitelisted, but not codidact.org. When I was writin...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Triggers for cognitive biases for non native English speakers in this site as web-accessibility issues

I dedicate this post to ArtOfCode and Monica; this is my "I welcome myself" post and I wrote it also based on seven years of experience with StackExchange. I admit I was a bit lost with the site...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2mo ago by meta user‭