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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 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by celtschk‭

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

When using a <details> 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 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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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 1y 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 4y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  last activity 1y 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 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1y 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 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Ethan‭

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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 3y ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 1y 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 1y 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 3y ago by 10 Rep‭  ·  last activity 1y 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 3y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 1y 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 2y ago by r~~‭  ·  edited 2y 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 3y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 2y 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 2y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y 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 & Linguistics site. The image shows like this: And currently it is hosted exactly in http...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y 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 2y ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 2y 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 2y ago by Kevin Shenouda‭  ·  edited 2y 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 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 2y ago by TextKit‭

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

The html tag <tt> 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 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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 2y ago by qohelet‭  ·  edited 2y ago by qohelet‭

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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 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 2y 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 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  last activity 2y 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 3y ago by user53100‭  ·  edited 2y 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 3y ago by .                                                .‭  ·  edited 2y 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 4y ago by Bhargav Rao‭  ·  edited 2y 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 3y ago by Harel13‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Activity numbers don't add up

I was just looking at Reports > 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 2y 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 2y ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 2y 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 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 2y 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 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y 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 ">" isn't working (was working earlier). <hr/> > > hello I faced some pr...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y 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 3y ago by forestbeasts‭  ·  edited 2y 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 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 2y 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 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 2y 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 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y 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 2y ago by JBH‭  ·  last activity 2y 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 2y ago by Quintec‭  ·  last activity 2y 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 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 2y 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 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y 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 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y 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 2y 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 2y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A A png image isn't uploaded with the error according to which images should be .png etc.

I try to upload a .png image weighing less to two megabytes to this post but I get the following error: Images must be one of png, jpeg, jpg, gif If it helps, I have uploaded the image to her...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y ago by deleted user

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Q&A o@ßX shows up as [email protected]ßX

On the first comment here, o@ßX was turned into [email protected]ßX. However, when I go to the comment thread, it shows up normally: Oddly enough, I couldn't reproduce this on the dev server....

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

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Q&A Cloudflare "checking my browser" results in a 404 when forwarded to the requested page

For some reason, Cloudflare has apparently decided that my browser is untrustworthy as of late, and want to do something to "check" it before allowing me to access Codidact. That's a snag, but wou...

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

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Q&A Character count does not show on Comment edit. [duplicate]

When adding a new comment, there is a helpful character count (x/500). If you exceed the count, it is clear that is why the comment can't be saved. When editing an existing comment, there is no ch...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 2y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Missing comment notification

Using the mod tools to browse recent comments on math.codidact.com, I just noticed this comment which should ping me. I have no recollection of getting the ping, and my notifications dropdown doesn...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Peter Taylor‭

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Q&A Lost Reputation

It looks like the reputation counts on, at least, Code Golf were rolled back overnight. I logged off yesterday with 1011 rep but that's down to 501 this morning. Looking at the user list it looks t...

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

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Q&A When an answer is shown out of order, the notice doesn't account for sorting by activity

When linking directly to an answer, that answer is shown at the top of the answers section and just now, a notice was added to inform the user of this. The phrasing of that notice, however, seems ...

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

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Q&A Incorrect replacement on nickname selection from drop-down list

When user selects a nickname from the drop-down list with suggestions only first three symbols are replaced:

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

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Q&A Answers order is changed when we access a specific answer by its direct link

Not sure if this is a bug, or status-by-design (for now, tagged as bug just in case) When accessing an answer by its direct link, its order (relative to all other answers) is changed. Example: ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭