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Q&A Blocked from posting to Collab by script tag inside code block

I am currently unable to post to Codidact Collab. When pressing "Save Post to Q&A" I am taken to the following page: The small print at the bottom says: Cloudflare Ray ID: 7b7c1ee0bdc8776...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A No response when clicking on the title of a thread on a recently deleted post

When clicking on the thread title ("Welcome!" in this example) of a comment thread below a post: I see the following error in the Firefox developer window (click image for a larger version): ...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Misleading edit history label "Initial revision"

In the edit history for a post, the initial version is labelled "Initial revision" even though it is not a revision. What would make more sense here? Initial post? Initial version? Initial wor...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Large reputation on phones shrinks the community logo

As a user's reputation increases, it takes up more horizontal space on the header bar of each page. On desktop there is plenty of empty space so this makes little difference. However, on a phone sc...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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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I clicked on "react" on an answer on Codidact Meta and found that the only available reaction is "Outdated", which I don't want to use.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 ...

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

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Q&A Adding a parent to a tag crashes on the server side (500)

This was already asked on Software, but it makes sense add Codidact level. If I try to provide a parent to a tag, it crashes with 500. Error Id = 6bd06f30-539d-4b88-8743-eca32a8465cd Tag to ed...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Double brackets in footnotes

While typing the initial draft of a post, or editing an existing post, footnotes appear in the preview in superscript in square brackets, like this: However, after saving the post, the footnotes...

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

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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 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Attempting to restore an answer deleted by a moderator gives no visible feedback

After a moderator has deleted an answer, it looks like this to the poster of the answer: If the poster of the answer clicks on "Restore", the action is prevented, and a message is shown at the t...

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

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Q&A Inconsistent badge alignment on Vote Summary tab of user profile

On the Vote Summary tab of the user profile page, the post type and category show as badges on the same line as the question title and aligned to the right. However, if the question title is too lo...

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

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Q&A Incorrect description for CC BY-SA 3.0 in license drop down list [duplicate]

This will become irrelevant if License CC BY-SA 3.0 only available on Writing and Outdoors results in CC BY-SA 3.0 no longer being available For those communities where it is present, CC BY-SA 3...

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

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Q&A Very narrow blank option in Default license drop down list

The drop down list of options for "Default license" in the "Community Preferences" section of the "Preferences" tab on the user profile page does not appear to have the option of returning to blank...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Diagram errors in "Scoring" help article

The help page explaining the post scoring method has some diagrams at the end, but they are somewhat confusing. Axis mislabelling The following chart has a horizontal axis labelled "N", which is ...

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

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Q&A Mismatch between blue notification circle and notification panel

When I read the target of a notification in another tab, and then switch to a tab that still has the notification circle showing, opening the notification panel shows the notification as read, but ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Broken edit diffs on narrow mobile screens

When viewing a post edit diff on mobile the side by side format for before and after makes each side very narrow in portrait mode. Text wrapping appears to only happen between words, leaving longer...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Logo shrinks from blue notification circle

Related bug (not sure if solution will be related): Logo becomes tiny in mobile landscape mode and narrow desktop windows On mobile, the community logo can shrink when a blue notification c...

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

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Q&A Logo becomes tiny in mobile landscape mode and narrow desktop windows

Related bug (not sure if the solution will be related): Logo shrinks from blue notification circle The size of the community logo at the top left of the page changes based on the width of t...

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

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Q&A Post history is incomplete and misses some parts at random

I posted the following question on Software Development: When I go to the history, only half of the history is showing: This is also true for my answer where some bits are missing and everyth...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Notification dropdown sometimes doesn't open when clicked

This has been a recurring problem for me. Sometimes (far from always, but far too often to be comfortable), when I click the notification dropdown "inbox" icon, it simply fails to open; the elemen...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Notifications button not working when inside a Q&A when it contains posts you created

GitHub Issue: https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/162 When I am in the main page or browsing any page in the site, the notifications button works well. However, if I am in a Q&A page ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Avatar alt text does not fit in avatar available space

On a slow connection the user avatar may not immediately be available. When it has not yet finished loading there is placeholder text displayed instead (the alt text for the image). However, at the...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Text colour works in edit preview but not in saved post

I entered the following markdown into an answer I posted recently: ### ImageMagick > <p style="color:red">An error occurred while installing rmagick (4.2.6), and Bundler cannot continue....

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A January 2023 Newsletter featured link broken on Codidact communities other than Meta

I have noticed that the January 2023 Newsletter featured link is pointing to the current page URL instead of the blog post when it is rendered on a site that it is not Meta Codidact. Examples: ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Clarify "Remember me"

When signing in there is a checkbox labelled "Remember me". There is no supporting information to indicate what this checkbox is for. Without it, a user may not know which of the following it means...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A HTML entities & the question content preview [duplicate]

An ampersand shows as &amp; instead of & in the following question content preview: I've also included an ampersand in the title of this question to test whether the title is also affect...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Tags shown on a question can differ from tags shown when editing that question

I noticed that How can I shorten a piece of writing without losing its original essence? on Writing Codidact appeared to be tagged writing-instruments, but the question does not relate to writing i...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Tag duplication in post edit mode

Accidentally clicking on the blue "bug" tag above the tags box in post edit mode adds the tag "bug" even if it is already present, resulting in it being present twice. Deleting it with the little...

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

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Q&A Cannot add tags during tour

During the tour, the user is asked to add tags to their new question. The tags (either the suggested ones or other words) are not recognised, instead displaying "The results could not be loaded": ...

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

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Q&A The mystery of the alt text warning in a post with no images

Amusingly, a post about alt text triggered the missing alt text warning: I can see why the warning was triggered - the post contains the markdown for an image, which has the standard placeholder...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Comment flagging is hidden from inexperienced users

GitHub issue: https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/544 In the past, it was not possible to flag individual comments for moderator attention. There was a Meta question asking how to respond ...

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

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Q&A Comments count includes deleted comments, which it shouldn't

Using this post purely as an example, because I'm quite sure that the problem is general. Observe: At first, we are told that there are "4 comments": Expanding inline, the summary says 4 of...

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

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Q&A Posted question has old layout in the tour

After completing the tour, the resulting question that is displayed uses an old version of the question layout, rather than training a new user to recognise the current layout. The bottom of the q...

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

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Q&A Drop down panels drift away from their buttons on zooming

Note: This is not related to the recent code release - I noticed this before that. The panels that appear when clicking on the Notifications or Communities buttons at the top right of the page a...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Collab question pages not fully encrypted

The main page of Collab Codidact is encrypted fully and shows a padlock symbol in the URL bar (top of the page on desktop, bottom of the page on mobile) in Firefox: Collab question list page Desk...

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

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Q&A Other top bar drop-downs should be closed when another is opened

By clicking first on the inbox icon in the top bar, then the site selector down arrow, it's possible to open both at the same time. However, it's not particularly useful, as the inbox dropdown will...

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

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Q&A Assets return 404

I saw I had a notification so I clicked for the dropdown, and got nothing. The browser console shows that /assets/community/${community}.css and /assets/community/${community}.js are 404ing (observ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  edited 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Clicking on the square with an arrow no longer displays community drop-down [duplicate]

Clicking on the square with an arrow next to the user profile no longer displays the drop-down menu to show other communities. I talking about this one: If I click on the white area around it, t...

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

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Q&A Category new activity indicators reset after release

Thanks very much for the recent release of bug fixes and features. It's also highlighted another potential improvement: I notice that since the release the grey circles indicating that a Category ...

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

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Q&A Minor indentation misalignment in keyboard shortcuts help box

Very minor bug in case it's worth fixing at the same time as any other change to the keyboard shortcuts: The keyboard shortcuts help box has one space less of indentation for t than for all the ot...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Mentioned `d` shortcut not yet showing or working

Just to let you know: The new d keyboard shortcut mentioned in Recent feature changes to the Codidact software doesn't appear to be present yet. Keyboard shortcut d opens the dashboard Press...

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

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Q&A Typo in error - Tags can't have more than 5 tags

I'm guessing the first "Tags" is a typo and should instead say "Posts" or perhaps the name of the specific post type?

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

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Q&A No way to remove parent tag.

Over on Software, the [excel] tag was mistakenly put as a subtag of [openoffice-calc]. When I went to edit the tag to fix it, I realized there was no option to remove the parent tag. I ended up ask...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Profile editor missing preview

When editing my user profile, the preview is missing.

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Dani‭  ·  edited 1y 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 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Why does searching with answers:0 still show ANSWERED questions?

This is particularly helpful to find unanswered questions: answers:0. I pine to see merely the UNanswered questions on Math Main. But see below.

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

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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 3y ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 1y 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 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1y 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 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1y 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 1y ago by Ethan‭  ·  closed as duplicate 1y 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 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Taeir‭

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