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3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by 10 Rep‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Can't post images on Outdoors

I can't post images in answers on the Outdoors site, like for example here. When I click on the image button, nothing happens, or a little text pops up above the button too quickly to read. Howev...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 2y ago by 10 Rep‭

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Q&A Can we have customised text in the "Posting Tips" banner for each post type?

I suggested an edit to an answer here on Meta, but the banner at the top titled "Posting Tips" is the same as the one that appears when asking a question: The text of the banner starts out by sa...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by The Amplitwist‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A It is possible to close a question as duplicate to itself.

I wanted to close one of my own meta posts as duplicate, but accidentally pasted the URL to the question I was closing. The site accepted that the post got closed as duplicate to itself. In my opi...

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

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Q&A Is it intended to have negative reputation? [duplicate]

I don't know if this is status-bydesign, but this looks like a bug to me: Is this intended behavior? Seems a bit weird to me if it is.

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by 10 Rep‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Remember me function not working when 2FA is enabled

When I have 2FA (two-factor authentification) activated, I'm kicked out of my session way more often than if I haven't. That's annoying, because I need to go to my password manager and find my pass...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Can't edit my own post.

I just tried to edit my question on Outdoors (https://outdoors.codidact.com/posts/279707), but the "Edit" button at the bottom of the post is missing. Here is a screen shot: Microsoft Edge W...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A First image file name entry line doesn't work

When you click on the icon to insert an image into a post, you get the popup However, there is no way to type the image name there. The cursor isn't put onto the file name entry line, and just...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 2y ago by 10 Rep‭

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Q&A Browser-Specific Image Problems

There have been some "images don't display in all browsers" problems. This is a test of that. Each image is "Test Image" in magenta/pink letters on a white background. PNG JPG TIF BMP ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 2y ago by 10 Rep‭

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Q&A Where’s my suggested edit?

I made an edit to a post on Software.codidact, and because I don’t have the Ability to edit, it says it’s pending a review. However, I was a bit surprised to see that it was still pending after mor...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by ploni‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Seeing deleted posts

I was browsing around Judaism.codidact, and I came across the System user. Looking at it’s profile, I noticed that I can see it has some deleted posts, but when I click on them I get a 404. Is this...

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

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Q&A Comment link from activity page uses both answer and comment id in link

After commenting on an answer, the "more" link to the comment from the activity page on the user profile uses both the answer id and the comment id. For example, this link: https://meta.codidact.c...

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

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Q&A Overflowing text in community ad

A picture is worth a thousand words, but don't put too many words in a picture As you can see, the title of the post is long enough that it extends past the edges of the image.

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

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Q&A community ad has incorrect padding, or something [duplicate]

Seen at https://judaism.codidact.com/posts/279737; it links to https://photography.codidact.com/posts/74994.

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by msh210‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Shortcuts for individual categories don't seem to work

After discovering keyboard shortcuts, I noticed a problem: The keyboard shortcuts for going to individual categories (like g c 1) don't do anything for me. Note that the shortcut for the category...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by celtschk‭  ·  last activity 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 Answer edited, shows as activity on the front page, but not on the answer

This answer on Writing Codidact has been edited. The question currently shows on the category front page as "last activity 1 day ago". However, on the question page, there is no indication that t...

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

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Q&A Notifications dropdown overflows slightly outside page height

When I open the notifications menu, I get the following: I think it would be good for UX if the "mark all as read" button was not obscured partially.

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

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Q&A Posting a comment automatically opens another comment box after submission

When I click on "Add a comment" at the end of a post, a box appears where I can type my comment, along with the buttons "Post" and "Discard" below it. But, after I type my comment and click on "Pos...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by The Amplitwist‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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 Adding a comment displays it at the end of the visible five comments, not the actual end

When a post has more than five comments, the comments past the fifth are hidden until you click 'Show more comments'. However, when if you don't click on it and you add a comment, it will display...

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

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Q&A Strikethrough markdown not working

Strikethrough text doesn't appear to work using Markdown notation: This is supposed to have strikethrough text And it works in the preview, but not in the actual post. Now using the &lt;strike&g...

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

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Q&A Notification links are broken [duplicate]

I recently made a few posts across multiple sites here, and I got responses to all of them, which all appeared in my inbox (this is normal and expected, of course). But then I clicked on them, and ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by ploni‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Opening suggested edit notification from another site in meta leads to 404

On another codidact website someone suggested an edit to one of my posts. When I was browsing meta.codidact, I clicked the link to the suggested edit. It lead to https://meta.codidact.com/posts/sug...

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

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Q&A A new answer produces two notifications

Since the abilities update, I'm getting double notifications for new answers to my questions. For example, both of the following notifications have the same URL, https://cooking.codidact.com/quest...

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

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Q&A Difficult or impossible to discern suggested edit

Sometimes my posts get a suggested edit that is submitted. I try my hardest to discern what change they made, but the current user interface doesn't show any changes. Is there a way to show some so...

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

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Q&A Community ad is unclickable

On mobile (haven't tested on PC yet but did test on desktop mode), the community ad is unclickable; I expected it to link me to the promoted post.

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

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Q&A Community ad has the wrong logo

The community ad has the wrong logo, see the screens hot (the post is from Languages &amp; Linguistics, but the logo shows Meta) After testing a couple times, it seems to be using the logo of th...

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

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Q&A Missing Meta Q&A from Dashboard

Posting a Meta Post about...not seeing Meta Posts! I went to my usual start-of-the-day spot: meta.codidact.com/dashboard All categories for all communities showed up as normal, except Meta: Q&amp...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Incorrect activity shown in question list

I've noticed this in several cases in the last day or so. The activity shown in the question list does not match the actual activity. Here is one example activity list entry: The actual questi...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A New answers are not being reported as new activity or bumping posts

It appears that new answers are no longer being reported as new activity on the question list and bumping questions. Here's an annotated screenshot: https://meta.codidact.com/posts/280005 shows...

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

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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 404 Not Found for Meta Q&A questions when signed out

If you go to any post on the Q&amp;A category here on Meta while not signed in, it gives you a 404 page. E.g. this post, when I'm signed out, gives this I'm able to view it perfectly fine when I...

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

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Q&A Category button no longer exists

Before the recent updates, there was a button in the navigation bar that lead to the categories page (screenshot from the the internet archive) Now, however, the button is gone, leaving no link...

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

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Q&A Suggested Edit comment isn't in post history

I recently had one of my suggested edits approved. However, the edit comment doesn't appear on the post history for that post. Other examples of the bug are this suggestion and this suggestion; nei...

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

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Q&A No button to edit or suggest edits on articles

It seems that there is no longer a button to suggest edits on article-type posts (e.g. posts in Resources of Languages &amp; Linguistics, or Sandbox of Code Golf.) For example, this post is missin...

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

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Q&A Edit made is in post history, but not applied to the post

I just noticed that URLs in category feed should match URLs on category front page doesn't look quite like I remembered it. As I recall, I edited that question just before abilities was introduced...

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

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Q&A URLs in category feed should match URLs on category front page

The category questions list page (including each site's front page) uses the shorter URL paths, such as /q/1234, to link to posts (usually questions, but sometimes articles). However, the category ...

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

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Q&A Featured link doesn't appear in the mod tools

So, I featured a link on Languages &amp; Linguistics. However, I made it appear globally by accident (I expected it to be local, and it didn't prompt me whether I wanted it to be local or not so I ...

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

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Q&A What is the "tools" button for? Is it meant to do anything?

I was just looking at one answer of mine, and I noticed a "tools" button with a spanner next to it. When I tried clicking it, however, nothing seems to happen. I've looked through the abilities pag...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by 10 Rep‭  ·  edited 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A The bottom left corner of the border around quoted text is not rounded.

Quoted text has its own styling but as you can see below three of the border corners are rounded and the bottom left is not.

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

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Q&A Table of contents shows deleted answers

Basically, the title. See the table of contents on https://meta.codidact.com/questions/278967.

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

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Q&A Missing image in "Answer scoring and ordering" article of the Help center

In the Help center article Answer scoring and ordering there is an image with a broken URL, so it does not render: As you see, the image linked with https://meta.codidact.com/assets/scoring_...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 2y ago by sau226‭

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Q&A Cannot close question as a duplicate: need to improve user experience

Update You can only close a question when you have 250 rep. Hence, the user experience needs to be improved. My suggestion: hide close button until user has 250 rep. Original question I tried to...

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

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Q&A Notices are still on posts after claiming SE accounts and the score appears to only count votes on posts after the account was claimed.

These users Cobaltduck and Oddeer both claimed their SE accounts and their posts are correctly associated. However on some of the posts, example 1, example 2 there is still a notice saying that it...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A Change not listed in question

The question list for Q&amp;A on the Electrical Engineering site shows this entry: However, in the question (https://electrical.codidact.com/questions/279739), there is nothing indicating the qu...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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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 Notification directs to me to 403 error page

Just got a notification about a comment in my inbox. It leads to a 403 forbidden error page, so I believe I might either be lacking some privilege to view it, or maybe the post got deleted within m...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭

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Q&A Most reputations dropped by 1 (maybe the "starter" 1 rep disappeared for people who had more)

The recent database update included a reputation recalculation. Reputation doesn't mean as much as it used to (it doesn't govern abilities any more), but it's still present and visible. In the re...

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

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Q&A Looking at own flags gives a 500 server error

When attempting to look at my own flags by clicking the link under "Flags" on my profile, it gives a 500 server error.

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

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