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Q&A Make navigation bar optionally fixed at the top

I think that it would be better to give the users the option to fix the navigation bar at the top, just like in Stack Overflow. If a user receives a notification, and at that time they are busy re...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Zakk‭  ·  last activity 3d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Why are comments hidden by default?

Why are comments deprecated to the point that none are visible without having to move away from the page? With page loads and mouse clicks, less is MORE.

3 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by r~~‭

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Q&A 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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Q&A 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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Q&A Post action links that cannot be used should be hidden

When I'm signed in, I see a set of post action links such as the following (this is from a question): Permalink | History | Suggest edit | Close | Delete | Flag The "Suggest edit" changes to ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A UX changes: dark theme, distinct borders and shortcuts

I was asked to spill out what would be my UX changes, so here I go. My personal opinion on UX is in majority about my own discomfort with white background. As person working on computer for 10-12 h...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Prahara‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A 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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Q&A Meta Codidact is missing a favicon.

meta.codidact.com is missing a favicon! Is it possible to use the meta logo for its favicon?

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Bhargav Rao‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Show more threaded comments after clicking the title of a threaded discussion

After clicking on the title of a threaded discussion, a user can read up to five threaded comments; if a user wants to read more, clicking "see the whole thread" is needed. I think 5 is too litt...

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

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Q&A I suggest to better format the title ("summarize your post with a title") area

By some odd mistake I wrote only about half a title to a post in Scientific Speculation yesterday: Post itself: https://scientific-speculation.codidact.com/posts/283763 Post history: https://sc...

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

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Q&A Will Codidact ever have new favicons? [duplicate]

Somewhere Else has its fair share of favicons on sites. A default bubble with letters for sites without logos, or one with illustrations in it, and the site's logo. We could probably do something ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Don't put "last activity" on new posts

When a new post appears in the category, it has both "posted ..." and "last activity ..." on it. It's a minor annoyance, but I feel like there shouldn't be a duplicate notice.

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Always display who asked a question in question lists

Basically, I'd ideally want something like "asked 3 days ago by A, last activity 1 day ago by B". Having just the person without the question creation date would be significantly less useful but...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Derek Elkins‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭

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Q&A Import image from web link?

I a recent post https://outdoors.codidact.com/questions/74859#answer-74867 I wanted to include a photo from Wikipedia. I would like an option to load images from the a weblink, preferably that incl...

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

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Q&A Taking our design to the next level: feedback wanted

Our team has been exploring some ideas to improve Codidact's design. We've wanted to improve the visual design for a while, and we also have a lot of other usability changes we'd like to make. We...

20 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭

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Q&A Notification number becomes negative on repeated clicking in the same page where it led [duplicate]

I am noticing an event which I don't know if would be considered a bug. Do the following: Open notification tab. (when you have one or more unread notification) Click on any notification. The ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Severus Snape‭  ·  edited 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A How are the different site header colors picked? Can the community request a color change?

I'm wondering how the site header colors are picked for the different sites. For example, Photography &amp; Video and Mathematics are both purple; Judaism and Music are both yellow or light brown; ...

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

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Q&A How should we make pending edit suggestions more visible?

Each category header includes an "Edits" link, which is a link to a list of pending suggested edits in the current category. But nothing alerts people with the ability to approve those edits that ...

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

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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 Align Right "last activity" phrase?

Please see point 2 below. If we align the "last activity" right, our eyes won't have to zigzag. We just read down the same column. Zerotime asked me to separate my six bullet points. I know "Cod...

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

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Q&A Enlarge font size for number of answers?

If a question already has 10 answers, less chance I can add anything new. Some people may like to focus on unanswered questions. Let's distinguish between what's relevant and irrelevant with text ...

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

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Q&A Can auto-saving be individually disabled?

It's probably just my Internet connection, but I often find when I'm composing a post that my window freezes for a few moments so that my post can autosave. Sometimes it happens often enough to be ...

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

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Q&A Add a more obvious link to the Abilities page

Right now, the Abilities page isn't very obviously accessible - I had to go to my profile, click on one of the abilities I have, then click "Return to list" since there is no direct link there. Th...

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

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Q&A Duplicate "Sign out" buttons on mobile

On the mobile version of Codidact, there are two "Sign out" buttons present, one in the right menu and one in the site switcher. One of them should be removed as having two isn't necessary. Right ...

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

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Q&A User posts list "Age" button appears unselected in sort-by-age view

At the top of the complete list of posts for a user (accessible through the user's profile) there are two sort buttons, "Score" and "Age". When sorting by "score" is selected, the "Score" button h...

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

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Q&A Add a link to the dashboard somewhere

I realized that the dashboard isn't particularly easy to find for new people, which is a shame since it's pretty useful. (It shows which communities have new activity at a glance, handy for those i...

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

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Q&A Where is the site switcher on mobile?

I noticed the new side switcher and really like this feature. Oftentimes, I browse Codidact and read up on posts while I'm on the go and naturally I would like to switch sites as easily as with the...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  edited 2y ago by fedorqui‭

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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 Make closing dropdown menus easier

I've noticed this both on mobile and on desktop, that in order to close a dropdown menu, you must click on the button that opened it. I think it would make for a much better user experience to be a...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by ploni‭  ·  edited 2y ago by FoggyFinder‭

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Q&A No sign in button in mobile view

Exactly the title; with the new design changes, there are no sign in buttons when using Codidact in the mobile view. There isn't a button in the hamburger menu either:

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

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Q&A Add vertical scrollbar to the community dropdown

It seems like community dropdown has no restriction on a height (or it is too big) so it doesn't look fine on displays with small sizes: It would be great if this list couldn't occupy more than ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by FoggyFinder‭  ·  edited 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A The I in the font of the top bar isn't great

Some confusion between I and L. I keep forcing myself to recognize that it doesn't say Edlt or Actlvlty on the profile page. Sign Out has the same issue: From a distance, this looks like Slgn. ...

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

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Q&A What order should the sites be in? [duplicate]

So if one looks at the list of Codidact communities, either on the main https://codidact.com/ page or in the footer at the bottom of every community's page, the list doesn't seem to be in a useful ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Peter Cooper Jr.‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Ability to set tables to be collapsed?

With this post I have a really big table, and it takes up quite a bit of space. I could fold it over (add extra columns, fold table into a 8x25 table instead of a 2x100), but that is, ofc, extra w...

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

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Q&A Discrepancy between abilities and privilege page

On the abilities page for a moderator/admin (ex. Monica Cellio), there is a differnce between the abilities list which shows all privileges with a check mark and "yes" under "Earned", and the indiv...

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

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Q&A Can we have a button to insert a table in posts?

Since tables are now available (hooray!), it can be helpful to users to include a reference in the format buttons of the post. So from the current set of icons: We can add another one like ...

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

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Q&A Can "last activity" provide more context on what was that happened?

Currently (November 2020), the list of questions displays a "last activity" under each one of them. It refers, obviously, to when and who made the last action in the Q&amp;A thread and links to the...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭

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Q&A Order of categories in top bar and categories page differs

I think it would be a good idea if the categories page would list the categories in the same order as the bar on the top. Currently it apparently lists them alphabetically, which makes the Blog ca...

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

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Q&A Brackets around link text in the table of contents

See the table of contents on this post, as an example. For answers with links formatted as [text](example.com) the table of contents displays text. However, for answers with links formatted a...

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

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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 Draft saved notice disrupts page flow [duplicate]

I love the editor, it is so white and clean. I think the idea of having the title field at the bottom is genius. It lets you collect your thoughts and make a really meaningful title. I have a co...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by KalleMP‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A No "go back" option on Articles.

If you go to the post history for articles, there is no option to go back to the post. This is what the post history looks like on a regular Q&amp;A: This is what the post history looks like on...

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

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Q&A "last activity" on the post history of questions is misleading.

On answers, the "last activity" notice tells the time when the answer was edited and the user who edited it. For example, https://meta.codidact.com/posts/278908/history correctly states who edited ...

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

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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 A small tool area to navigate through answers on a question page

I like the idea of a small tool zone for each answer that lets you skip quickly to the previous or next one. A navigation button or keyboard short-cut or gesture to skip one post at a time (Next/p...

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

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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 Is S.E. website layout more clear cut and user friendly? [closed]

No offense! I want to make Codidact better and friendlier than SE! I don't know why — I don't design website or user experience — but SE's websites looks better and makes my eyes and eyesight easie...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Chgg Clou‭  ·  closed 2y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Can we get a link back to the moderator dashboard from the individual mod pages?

Right now the moderator dashboard has a bunch of links to different moderator tools like Flag Queue and Featured Links. However from those tools, there is not a link back to the dashboard, you eith...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Questionable button label when editing comment.

Posting new comment is by selecting the function, writing the comment, hitting 'Post'. Editing existing comment is by selecting the function, making the amends, then hitting 'Post'. Having the sa...

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