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Q&A Clicking outside of notification popup does not close it

I know that notifications will be revamped in the future, but this is small and quite a nuisance. If you click on Notifications icon, the notification list pops up. Directly dismissing it by clicki...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Vote summary refers to "you" even for another's profile

In the votes summary page of my profile it says: A daily summary of votes you have received for your posts. This is an accurate description of my vote summary page. However, if I look at ...

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

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Q&A Communities drop down disabled when editing profile

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 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Incorrect text for requirements to edit tags [duplicate]

On all sites on the user abilities page for editing tag info, it says you need x% of accepted edits and y number of edits on tag wikis and tag usage guidance even though you currently can't suggest...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Ethan‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3mo 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 Main and subheadings are almost the same size, but not in the edit preview

When editing a post, headings with a single hash # show as significantly bigger than headings with a double hash ##. However, after saving, these two headings are much closer in size (to the point ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by celtschk‭

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Q&A Details tag requires an internal blank line to render markdown

When using a &lt;details&gt; tag to add an expandable section to a post, markdown will mostly still work inside the expandable section, but some of it will not work on the first line. Markdown trea...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Title text (tooltip/hovertext) shows on unrelated parts of the page

At the top of the posts list, the total number of posts is shown on the left. Hovering the mouse pointer over this number shows the title text. This is currently set to be the same number as is alr...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Occluded post_types filter list in search

When searching using the "post_type" filter, a list of available post types automatically appears. If the user has previously entered search terms that overlap with what has been typed so far, thes...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Bug reports: meta.codidact.com or codidact.org?

I have just observed a bug, and I'm not sure what the protocol is. Is bug reporting and tracking done on codidact.org, meta.codidact.com, or both? If both, and I can't find the bug mentioned on eit...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Search does not search the title of posts

The search only appears to look in the body of a post, not in its title. For example, searching Codidact Meta for "determine" finds posts that have "determine" in the body, but does not include th...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A I can't search for -finalized

(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 5mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Ethan‭

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Q&A No escape from reactions dialogue box

I clicked on "react" on an answer on Codidact Meta and found that the only available reaction is "Outdated", which I don't want to use. There doesn't appear to be any way to close the dialogue box ...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A How to make an edit that only changes the tag list by adding a tag that does not exist?

I tried to add a tag to an existing post by editing it and it failed because there was no actual post edit: After further tests, I realized that this happens only if the added tag(s) do not alre...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Ethan‭

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Q&A Warnings and suspensions log should include suspended abilities

Not sure if this is an oversight or a bug, but suspending a privilege doesn't add a log to the "warnings and suspensions sent to user" moderator tool.

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Broken link on abilities page.

On the abilities page, I noticed that there is one broken link that leads to a 404 error. It's the edit tags ability. Here is the link markdown: https://meta.codidact.com/abilities/edit_tagd. I t...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by 10 Rep‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by sau226‭

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Q&A "Vote on Holds Ability" page contains unrendered Markdown

The page describing the Vote on Holds ability, under "What does this ability allow me to do?", has what appears to be unrendered Markdown: The reasons for placing a post on hold vary from site t...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by sau226‭

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Q&A Comment notifications should render mentioned users' names

I received a notification for a comment that includes an @-mention of myself, but instead of rendering my username, it looks like this: Clearly a username would be better than an ID here, right?

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by r~~‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by r~~‭

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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 Question has phantom tag [duplicate]

Yesterday I edited https://math.codidact.com/posts/282737 to correct the spelling of the tag probability and remove the tag statistics. Now it shows in the question list as having tags probability ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  closed as duplicate 10mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A The letter "ৡ" shows as a "?" in a community generated link to a question [duplicate]

I saw a banner pointing to the question What does the letter do ৡ in Bangla? from the Languages &amp; Linguistics site. The image shows like this: And currently it is hosted exactly in http...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by fedorqui‭  ·  closed as duplicate 10mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A "You need to select a reaction type." But I see no reaction?

I'm pining to answer my own question. But please see below. GitHub Issue

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by sau226‭

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Q&A Opening the "Account" tab produces "500 - Internal Server Error"

When I go to my profile page and I click on the "Account" tab: It redirects to "https://meta.codidact.com/users/edit" and I get:

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Kevin Shenouda‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by sau226‭

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Q&A Why can't I comment on someone else's post?

I am hankering to comment to this answer, to ask Olin Lathrop if his Lenovo is a ThinkPad. But then this error popped up. But I am not a new user???

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by TextKit‭

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Q&A TT tag works in preview, not in final post. [duplicate]

The html tag &lt;tt&gt; works correctly in the preview window that is shown while editing a post. Text enclosed in such tags is shown in mono-spaced font. However, the TT tag seems to be ignored ...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  closed as duplicate 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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 Footnote numbers not displayed on mobile

UPDATE: It isn’t just footnotes. It affects bulleted lists also. Footnotes work fine in my desktop browsers.[1] But on mobile, I see this: The footnote numbers are not displayed (the ones with...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by laserkittens‭  ·  edited 1y ago by laserkittens‭

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Q&A Users can suggest tags with spaces (but the suggestion can't be approved)

See this suggested edit, where the user suggested adding the tag "American English". Due to it having a space, I am unable to approve the edit, getting the message Tags may not include spaces or...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Post history diff shows apparently double-escaped HTML entities

As Exhibit A, I present revision 2 of Switching to an admin user within Powershell SSH session on Power Users, and specifically its diff view against revision 1 of Stated Post. The post itself con...

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

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Q&A 404 Not found after donation success

Start browsing at https://software.codidact.com/donate Finalize the donation The browser redirects to https://software.codidact.com/donate/success which displays a 404 Not Found page I have ...

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

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Q&A Off formatting in comment ending in text in a RTL script

In the first comment (by msh210) to this answer, the comment content is intermingled with the text containing the author and age of the comment. A screenshot demonstrating the issue is below.

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by user53100‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A These URLs return a broken page

Can forge https://meta.codidact.com/questions/ and https://software.codidact.com/questions/. There are two problems with that: It won't list anything until clicking any of the Activity | Age | S...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by .                                                .‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Mithical‭

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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 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Is there a points count error?

I think there might be some sort of point bug. Two days ago, over on Judaism I had 38 points. The next day I was down to 28, leading me to believe that I had gotten multiple down-votes for a post I...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Harel13‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Activity numbers don't add up

I was just looking at Reports &gt; Posts in the moderator tools of the Electrical Engineering site: The total numbers of questions, answers, and comments is believable. However, these don't agr...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Donation account cannot currently make live charges, transaction has not been processed

Wanted to make a donation via the donate button but upon click on "Pay" an error message occured: "Your account cannot make live charges. If you are the site owner, please activate your account at ...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Tag edit major weirdness

Okay, I honestly don't know what might be up with this. "Major weirdness here", is about all I can say from the perspective of a user. I proposed an edit to A gratis cloud of icons usable as HTML ...

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

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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 Ability pages 404 when logged out unless they're for a specific user ("?for=" in the URL)

Okay this is a weird one. I just found this bug when asking this question. It turns out that if you try to open an ability page (e.g. https://meta.codidact.com/abilities/unrestricted) when you're ...

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

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Q&A Deleted answers are being shown to logged-out users, but not to logged-in users without the Curate privilege

The title pretty much sums it up. It looks to me as though deleted answers are visible to anyone who isn't logged in, but they aren't visible once you're logged in (at least as a user without the ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Renaming a tag rewrites history

I proposed an edit to a post to add the then-existing proposal tag. The edit was approved, and the post currently shows as most recently edited by me. Both the suggested edit page and the post its...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Can't delete a post after a user deleted his answer

I tried to delete a question without answers after a user has deleted his answer to the post but I got the following error: This post cannot be deleted because it has responses. I flagged and...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Notification dropdown doesn't consistently change items from "unread" to "read"

It appears to me that the notification system is not consistently marking as "read" something I've clicked on. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. I've been trying to run some tests to see if ...

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

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Q&A Reacting without signing in error

When you try to vote and are not logged in, you get an error popup with a 403 like this: However, when you click "react" under a post without being logged in, it seems to error silently instead ...

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

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Q&A Link to deleted user's post visible on front page but post returns 500; breaks category Atom feed

There's a post on the Judaism front page titled Meor eynayim by de rossi by "deleted user" (which looks to actually be a deleted user, since that links to # rather than an actual user profile). Fo...

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

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Q&A button automatically enables when using tab and enter

I never thought of it. Recently, I was going to write a comment (Starting a new thread) with 14 characters. I didn't look at character lengths. After completing my comment I just pressed tab twice ...

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

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Q&A Mention is red when comment is edited [duplicate]

I noticed that after you edit a comment mentioning someone, the comment has the mention marked in red, indicating that the mention failed, instead of the proper blue color. Refreshing fixes it, but...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A "User was not notified" incorrectly displayed in comments.

I just had an incorrect "user wasn't notified because they haven't participated in the discussion" warning (I can't recall the exact wording). What I did: Responded to a comment here: https://m...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Lundin‭

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Q&A Global TOS is redirecting to Codidact Writing rather than Codidact Meta in Codidact Meta FAQ.

When you go to Codidact Meta FAQ help center article, you will see this: When you click on "Global TOS", It will redirect to Terms of Service in Codidact Writing rather than redirecting to Terms...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭