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Q&A Issues with copying post source from revision history

When I try to copy and paste text out of a revision history for a question or answer, I notice that: Blank lines are not preserved If I copy the entire text of a revision, the entire thing will...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Notifications sometimes stay unread after clicking

I noticed that sometimes when I click notifications, they keep reappearing after I refresh. If I refresh several times, and click several times, eventually it "sticks" and they become read. I don't...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A TOC display problem after answer deletion

Describe the bug After deleting an answer(s), the table of contents can still be displayed even if there are less answers than the "number of answers to trigger the TOC" and even if there is no an...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by zetyty‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by zetyty‭

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Q&A User id shows instead of user name in comment thread title

When a user is mentioned in a comment thread using @, internally the user is referred to by their user id number. The comment is displayed using their user name, but the user id behind the scenes m...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A Spinners don't spin for nested details tags

MRE: <details> <summary>Outer</summary> Outer text <details> <summary>Inner</summary> Inner text </details> </details> Which produces: ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Rendering bug of HTML entity in hover text for tags guidance.

There is a problem with HTML entities in the tag guidance text. As you can see here I used an HTML entity (greek lowercase phi φ) to denote a technical quantity, and it shows nicely: However in...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A When editing tags usage guidance character limit counter doesn't work.

When I edit tags on EE.Codidact I've noticed that the character limit counter for the usage guidance remains at zero. Is it a known issue? Unless there is something wrong with my browser (Firefox)...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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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 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A You can suggest more than five tags (but it can't be approved)

See suggested edit https://languages.codidact.com/posts/suggested-edit/221 Though it doesn't appear on it, my suggested edit apparently included more than five tags, which isn't allowed. However, ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Sorting by score after excluding a tag gave me a 500 error

I added a filter to exclude [tag:status-launched] and then sorted by score. I was redirected to https://meta.codidact.com/categories/10?predefined_filter=&min_score=&max_score=&min_answ...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by pureferret ‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A No datetime on hover at the bottom of a suggested edit

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 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A New activity grey circle indicators confusingly triggered by question deletion

Related: Make "last activity" notices on question lists more useful (GitHub) Can "last activity" provide more context on what was that happened? (Meta) Posts list shows luap42 instead of actua...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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

GitHub issue: https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/1109 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 ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Inconsistent use of "undelete" and "restore"

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 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A HTML entities not showing correctly when editing tag WIKIs.

I just edited a tag wiki in EE.CD here. I inserted a table in whose cells appears an HTML entity, namely the "div" symbol "÷". Inside the table that symbol is not rendered, but it is displayed as ...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A Inconsistent Answer Counts

On Code Golf: https://codegolf.codidact.com/categories/49 "Hello, World!" is listed as including 20 answers. On the actual page: https://codegolf.codidact.com/questions/279147 it says 18 answe...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Confusing behavior of tags shared between categories

Over on Software, Q&A and Code Review share the same tags. While this is really helpful since it makes tag parity easy, it also produces some weird behavior. For instance, at the moment the sit...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Wrong category is pulled in when searching by tag on a different category that shares the tag family

On Outdoors there is blue icon that says what category a question is in when searching by tag. However when categories share the same tag set it will say that Q&A posts are in the Gear Recommen...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Mismatch between search guidance, search help page, and search behaviour for votes and score

There is some inconsistency between the guidance and the behaviour when searching by votes or by score. Searching by votes In-page search guidance votes:4 votes with 4+ votes Search help pa...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Some code blocks extend into the right hand panel on desktop

If a code block contains a line too long to fit in the available horizontal space, the excess to the right is hidden, with a scroll bar to allow seeing the rest (this is a good thing): Raw text: ...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Inconsistent use of "abilities" and "privileges"

The Your abilities page looks something like this (depending on your current abilities): To a moderator looking to grant or suspend abilities, there is a mod-only page called "Privileges", which...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Comment threads with zero comments

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...

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

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Q&A Duplicate Mobile Sign In button in user profile shows on mobile

When viewing my own user profile (not anyone else's) there is a button below the profile content called "Mobile Sign In": This does the same as the Mobile Sign In button in the page header: I...

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

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Q&A Confusing row highlighting on abilities page

On the Abilities page clicking on the name of an ability takes you to the specific ability page. However, clicking on the row of the table anywhere other than the name of the ability just highlight...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Link associated with a deleted username, in a comment thread, redirects to the top of the current page. #1089

Describe the bug The name of a deleted user in a comment thread appears with a clickable link. This link redirect to the top of the current page (tested in "main" view and in comment thread view) ...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by zetyty‭

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Q&A The tag description in the tags list does not link to the specific tag page

On the Tags tab, clicking on a tag in the list follows a link to the specific tag page. However, this only works if you click on the tag itself. The tags in the list each have a snippet of their de...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Text entry field for answer stays open (once) after submitting

When posting an answer to this question, I experienced a strange glitch in the submission process. The text entry view remained open after submission, and was still showing the draft. This misled ...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by AdminBee‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Tag-only edits only sometimes have a tag diff

I noticed that the edit to the tags in this edit history does not have a tag diff section. It makes it appear that the second version of this post has no changes: For comparison, here is tag-onl...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A MathJax in comments requires a refresh after editing [duplicate]

After editing a comment, any MathJax in the comment is not rendered (instead displaying as raw text) until the page is refreshed. If a user does not know to refresh the page, they may be led to be...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  closed as duplicate 8mo ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Comment threads remain active even if all comments are deleted

Issue raised on GitHub In this answer there's a "General comments" thread, but all the comments are deleted. This is related to - but IMO not the same as - this other post, in which it's discus...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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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&A. Then, I saw the suggested edit was pending. So, we could suggest an edit without m...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Can't edit a question just to add tags.

One can apparently not make an edit to a post just to change the tags. There is a message that nothing was changed because I didn't edit the post. Well, I didn't edit the body of the post, just the...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A "Proposals" does not show up in the bottom navbar

Seems like every Codidact section appears as a link in the footer, so I was expecting the new https://proposals.codidact.com/ to appear there as well. However, it looks like it doesn't. Is this an...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A MathJax breaks in edit history

I noticed this in a post on Code Golf Codidact where MathJax is enabled. The raw text of the post can be seen by pressing "Edit" or "Suggest edit" below the post: When viewing the edit history,...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Missing translation for English for suggested edits rate limit

I'm guessing that the following message means that I have been rate limited for suggested edits, but this error is showing instead of the intended message: I received this after pressing save on...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Images fail to load when previewed or saved

While drafting or editing a post images do not show in the rendered post preview. Instead the alt text is displayed: (For me this now shows correctly as an image, so it looks like this is fixed....

2 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Digit followed by dot and space disappears at the beginning of comment.

If I try to start a comment with a digit followed by dot and space afterward, it is missing after I post it. N.B. I hope this is the right place to write this kind of issues.

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by artaxerxe‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A "Could you answer this question?" in sidebar does not display Thai characters correctly

Related: Community ad replaces characters with question marks Shared GitHub issue: https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/453 On software.codidact.com, I got a "Could you answer this questio...

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by Emily‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Odd behaviour of the user page filter tab

On the filters tab of the user page, there is a drop down box called "Predefined Filters": On mobile, tapping on the drop down box for the first time after page load results in a pop up selectio...

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Some symbols are displayed as HTML encoding in question description

In the posts page of each site, the symbols & < > are not rendered as such; Instead they are replaced by their HTML encodings: &amp; &lt; &gt; You can see that in the pr...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A No indication of zero results in tag search

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 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Creating subscriptions with empty names breaks the UI of the accordion

Currently, people can create subscriptions with empty names, and doing so breaks the UI of the accordion. Collapsed Expanded I'm not sure if letting people write empty names for subscription...

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by Lux‭

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Q&A Searching then sorting on users page doesn't work as expected

On the users page, I've noticed that searching for a specific name and then sorting by either "reputation" or "age" doesn't work as expected. Here is a gif that explains better:

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by Lux‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Cannot search for net negative votes

Searching for votes:-8 does not give results with net votes -8. Instead it returns all posts, regardless of votes. Upvotes and downvotes break in exactly the same way for negative numbers, but for...

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A PolicyDoc and HelpDoc hidden from search

Searching for post_type:3 (PolicyDoc) gives no results. Similarly for post_type:4 (HelpDoc). Should these post types be excluded from the options presented when the user types post_type:, or shoul...

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Unclickable suggested edit button below post

After suggesting an edit to a post, it is displayed differently to indicate that the edit is pending. This difference is in 2 places. The top of the post shows a message in a box: Below the pos...

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Notifications and Communities buttons not responding to icon clicks

Previously, clicking on the icon for Notifications or Communities at the top right of the page resulted in the appropriate drop down panel appearing. Today, the panel only opens if the square area ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Can't click notification icon

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 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Notification popup does not close when link target is on the current page

When a Notification is selected for a comment that's on the current page, the service automatically forwards the user to the location of the comment — but it doesn't automatically close the notific...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by JBH‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Premature confirmation of successful sign in with 2FA

When signing in with two-factor authentication enabled, a code is requested on the next page after entering email and password: However, before the code is entered, a green banner at the top of ...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by trichoplax‭

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