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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 1mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 5d 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 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 5d 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 3mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 5d 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 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 5d 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 10d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7d 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 11d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 10d 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...

0 answers  ·  posted 10d ago by trichoplax‭

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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 10d 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 12d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  closed as duplicate 11d 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 12d 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 12d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 12d ago by trichoplax‭

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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...

0 answers  ·  posted 12d ago by trichoplax‭

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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...

0 answers  ·  posted 12d 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 12d 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 13d 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 17d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 17d 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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 17d 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 2y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  edited 21d 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 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 21d 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&amp;A page ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 21d 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 22d 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 &gt; &lt;p style="color:red"&gt;An error occurred while installing rmagick (4.2.6), and Bundler cannot continue....

0 answers  ·  posted 22d ago by trichoplax‭

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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 23d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 22d 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 24d ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 23d 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 24d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A No title text on edges of buttons away from icons

The "Dashboard", "Notifications", and "Mobile Sign In" buttons in the page header at the top right of the page have title text which displays those names. However, the title text is on the icon rat...

0 answers  ·  posted 25d ago by trichoplax‭

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

An ampersand shows as &amp;amp; instead of &amp; 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 29d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  closed as duplicate 27d 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 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 27d 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 5mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 27d 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 1mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1mo 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 1mo 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 1mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1mo 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 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 1mo 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 1mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1mo 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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1mo 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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo 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 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 2mo 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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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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 2mo ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  edited 2mo 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 2mo ago by Lundin‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2mo ago by Mithical‭

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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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2mo 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 2mo 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 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2mo 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 5mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2mo 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 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 2mo 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 2y ago by Dani‭  ·  edited 2mo 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 1y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 2mo 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 9mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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 &amp; &lt; &gt; are not rendered as such; Instead they are replaced by their HTML encodings: &amp;amp; &amp;lt; &amp;gt; You can see that in the pr...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Quasímodo‭

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