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Q&A UI question: how should the "post" button behave in restricted categories?

Most of the time, any logged-in user can post a new top-level post (question, article, maybe other types). Categories can restrict this posting access, however. For example, on the Meta blog, onl...

2 answers  ·  posted 4d ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 3d ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Extra brackets for footnotes (but this time in post)

I noticed that this answer has two pairs of brackets: However, in the preview, it shows as only a single pair of brackets, Also here is an example in this post[1]. Weirdly it seems to only a...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 5d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Stop inserting space after question titles

This is kind of minor so I haven't bothered reporting it before, but it's been there since day 1: the site is inserting a space character after every question title. Example (from here): Newslette...

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

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Q&A 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 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Taeir‭

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Q&A bug after edit suggested [duplicate]

In this post, @FoggyFinder had proposed an edit. He removed flag then, added flag. But, I saw both was showing. So, I had gone to edit page. I saw there's only flags. I think I had read a ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 10mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Although div tag is not allowed, it's rendered in the preview

tl;dr According to this post, the div tag is not allowed, thus it's removed from posts. But it's not removed from the preview, and I believe both (the preview and the final saved post) should be c...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by hkotsubo‭

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Q&A Post edited by a user but no changes visible

This post had been edited by @Lundin. But, there's no visible changes in that post. I don't know what Lundin did to that post. I think Lundin had proposed changes but, author/moderator declined (...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A Markdown does not always seem to work

Recently, I faced some issue with markdown. When I write text in the following way then markdown of "&gt;" isn't working (was working earlier). &lt;hr/&gt; &gt; &gt; hello I faced some pr...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A Should we show question on a thread of answer?

I was reading some comments in answers. I didn't read question. But, I started reading the answer (That question wasn't understandable for me so I just ignored that but later understood). Then, vis...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Voting fraud on posts

In the reference, Monica had said If you suspect voting fraud, please flag or use the "contact us" link. Moderators can't see who voted on what (even I can't), but there are people on the team w...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A A question claims that no one has edited that post

This question claims that no one had edited that question. But, that question was edited three times. Why it is happening? Those edits are available in activity. Although, edited by ..... isn't sho...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Should we show length of character for each "things"?

Usually, maximum length of post body is 30,000 characters. And, maximum length of post title is 250 characters. Reported here. Length of thread title is also 250 characters. I was thinking, "Should...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A "Body is too short" error when posting middle-click-pasted answer with no changes

Something caused posting an answer to fail for me (the web interface just sat there, the "Save Post" button disabled, but nothing further happened). To recover, I copied the text of the answer into...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A A floating field for saving some lines for easier reference

When we write an answer we always have to take some lines from questions, comments and, other places. I was thinking if we could add some kind of floating button to the right bottom. When we expand...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Couldn't we make `last activity ...... ` more clearer? [duplicate]

Currently, list shows last activity about @time hour ago by @name. Instead of last activity couldn't we write @name edited a post @time hour ago. And, @name had answered on the question. And, ano...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A How important reference is?

I am human not robot. I forget everything (I am dumb) but, human. It's OK to forget everything. Usually, a person said in one of my comment that most of the time I don't add reference link. But, I...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A What's the limit on the length of a post?

Is there a limit on the length of a post (either question, answer, article, etc) on Codidact sites? The current UI only shows this limit for comments, but not for posts - this is not a feature req...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭

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Q&A Suggest an edit without any changes is possible

I had tried to suggest an edit without making any changes in this answer. When I clicked on Save Post in Q&amp;A. Then, I saw the suggested edit was pending. So, we could suggest an edit without m...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A What html tags can we use in posts?

So, I finally got around to looking at the second Review Panel draft, and was surprised by the ability to make collapsible sections in posts. From the comments, I wasn't the only one. Whoa, whoa, ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Is it OK to edit a post in order to bump it?

I was reviewing some post in SE about bumping post which is related to this question. I got a point of his question. Read the question, the user was doing annoying edits to his post only to bump hi...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Numbering Display Bug

I think there is a bug with a final text numbering not matching the numbering in the preview. I recently posted this answeron meta. When I edit the question the preview of the text displays correc...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by 1muflon1‭  ·  edited 2y ago by 10 Rep‭

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Q&A Can we have customised text in the "Posting Tips" banner for each post type?

I suggested an edit to an answer here on Meta, but the banner at the top titled "Posting Tips" is the same as the one that appears when asking a question: The text of the banner starts out by sa...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by The Amplitwist‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Move posted dated box to white space to the left of poster information?

Please see point 5 below. Both Codidact and S.E. waste that white space. Why not put the posted date box "posted 3 months ago" in that white space?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Can the title of the question be a "clean" link to the question itself?

Sometimes I find myself browsing through the site and want to share a question. If I arrived through a link to an answer, I do not have a good way to "clean" the URL and be able to get the URL of t...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 2y ago by fedorqui‭

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Q&A Do we have/should we have community wikis?

Over at Software Development, I've tried to write a self-answered Q&amp;A that addresses the by far most common FAQ of all time in the topics of C and C++ programming. When posting it on SO, I woul...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Tables in posts

Can we have the ability to create tables? Right now, according to this answer tables are not on the list of things allowed in posts, which is a shame because I can see many uses for them, such as t...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by fedorqui‭

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Q&A Should we display the number of views?

I personally like the idea of knowing how many people have viewed my posts. Even if it's only shown for the person who posted the question

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by dustytrash‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A Site design: Why use different fonts for edit window and code windows?

When I type in the edit window, Codidact seems to use my default monospaced font (Iosevka SS08). But when a code block is displayed, why doesn't it use the same? I feel like it makes more sense to...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Razetime‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Have permalink button show a popup instead of redirecting

Currently, when I click the "permalink" button on a post, it just sends me to the permalink URL, which is kind of unintuitive - it took me a couple seconds to realize that the page hadn't just relo...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Display accurate post or comment time when hovering

I would like to see the date and time in UTC or my own time zone if set when I hover over the vague about 12 days ago to be able to compare when two events actually happened or any other reason. I...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by KalleMP‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Implement duplicate up-down vote buttons

I would like to have a smaller pair of duplicate UP and Down vote buttons at the end of a answer or question so I can vote after I have read it. I do not want to scroll up to vote especially if th...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by KalleMP‭  ·  edited 2y ago by KalleMP‭

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Q&A Horizontal scroll bar is out of view in some code blocks

If a code block has longer lines than will fit within the width of the code block, there is no indication that this is the case, nor any obvious way to scroll horizontally. For an example, see dig ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A What are the close reasons on Codidact?

In my opinion the following should be the only default close reason for any Codidact community: CoC (without the problematic sentence) violation obvious spam, like posting nonsense things or promo...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  edited 2y ago by MathPhysics‭

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Q&A Codidact is a Q&A platform or a teaching community?

The following is an excerpt from this community staff's answer: I definitely didn't thought of the CoC-version of "Not Constructive" when I added the "Not Constructive"-close reason. The intention...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Should we show tags before the body, to provide context for reading the question?

Today I saw the following question on Software Dev (this is the beginning): (rest of post...) The title, "connect with SLOT/SIGNAL:QPushButton clicked signal not received by main window" sounds li...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Why does the title come after the body when writing a question?

This might sound silly, but ever since I wrote my first post here, I have noticed that the title comes after the body and I find it quite strange. Since I have some activity using Stack Exchange (b...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Overflowing text in answer

On this answer to my question over on Languages, you can see how it ended up overflowing the post area and how part of it is hidden underneath the side widget. This is because of the long string o...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Should we use the Article type for bug reports?

I've recently been looking through the [bug] tag, and one thing stood out to me. Every bug post either has no answers, or one answer that just says, "The bug has been fixed" (or some variation ther...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Do we need templates for new posts?

We have some posting tips on the "ask question" (or "create post" etc) pages, and we plan to add better contextual help in the future. Another way to guide people would be with templates, a "proto...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A NSFW Content Filter

According to the Terms of Service, You agree not to use the Service to [...] violate any applicable law or regulation; [...] post content that is hateful, discriminatory, harmful, illegal, or othe...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Indicate which posts in the category feed have unread updates

Right now, if a category has new/updated posts, a small dot appears next to the category name. Could this feature be extended to posts within the category as well? While it's not that hard to just ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭