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Welcome to Codidact Meta!

Codidact Meta is the meta-discussion site for the Codidact community network and the Codidact software. Whether you have bug reports or feature requests, support questions or rule discussions that touch the whole network – this is the site for you.

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Q&A Can "last activity" provide more context on what it was that happened?

Currently (November 2020), the list of questions displays a "last activity" under each one of them. It refers, obviously, to when and who made the last action in the Q&amp;A thread and links to the...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 4h ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Does "site" mean "community" or "Codidact" on License field?

Above the drop down list for license when making a new post, it mentions "site default". As people use the word "site" to mean different things, this could be ambiguous, particularly for a new user...

1 answer  ·  posted 6d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 6d ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Question score on hover in question lists

When viewing an individual question, the score can be seen by hovering over the voting buttons or the upvote and downvote counts: In the question list page, it might be expected that the score c...

0 answers  ·  posted 7d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Highlight [status-completed] posts in Hot Posts for Meta

In the Hot Posts panel on Codidact Meta, or in the Meta Category of a specific community, some of the posts may be bug reports or feature requests. It is not clear from the Hot Posts panel whether ...

0 answers  ·  posted 10d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 10d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Sign In vs. Sign Up

Sign In and Sign Up are two different functions, with different buttons &amp; pages, and they should remain separate. However, there should be consistency in how they reference each other, as well ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  last activity 10d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Unique favicons for each site

Could each site have its own favicon? When I have too many tabs open and can't read the page titles, it'll help me distinguish the different sites.

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 10d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Total number of search results

At the top of the posts page, the total number of posts shows. At the top of the search results page, there is not a total number of results. I would find the total number useful on the search res...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 10d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Unique favicon per community [duplicate]

If pages for several different Codidact communities are open in different browser tabs, they all show the Codidact logo as their favicon: It would be easier to see at a glance which community is...

0 answers  ·  posted 12d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  closed as duplicate 11d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Show question title before community name in browser tab

The title for a specific question page (displayed in the browser tab) shows the community name followed by the question title: This means that only the first word or two of the question title ar...

0 answers  ·  posted 12d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 12d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Meaningful tab title for Ask and Edit pages

The title for a page (that appears in the browser tab) shows the community name (such as "Codidact Meta"), followed by the question title for a question page. This can be helpful for a user who has...

0 answers  ·  posted 12d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A The ability to cancel my own suggested edit

Related: A way to edit my suggested edits If I suggest an edit to a post and then change my mind, there is no way for me to retract my suggestion. The top of the post I suggested an edit on...

0 answers  ·  posted 15d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Move keyboard focus into the search term box when search is clicked

GitHub issue: Automatically focus search bar after clicking search (search-slide) When I click the dark grey search button at the top of a Codidact page a new panel opens containing a search ter...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 16d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Remember 2FA on this device

On some sites that support Two Factor Authentication (2FA) there is the option of remembering your device so that in future 2FA will only be required if signing in from a different device. This is ...

0 answers  ·  posted 19d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Reputation change indicator on dashboard

On the dashboard there are indicators for each Category of each community, that appear when there is new activity in that Category: Would it be helpful to also show the reputation for each com...

0 answers  ·  posted 19d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 19d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Should we have organization accounts?

I've seen many times something like "This is just my personal opinion, not of the team" when administrators such as Monica Cellio respond to posts. In my opinion, this is because of a lack of a way...

2 answers  ·  posted 20d ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 19d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Preview text for answers should be the answer's text

When searching, not only questions but also answers come up in the results. However, the information on it is mixed between the question that the answer is on and the answer itself: Title: Que...

0 answers  ·  posted 20d ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Confusing reuse of styling between button and tab header

At the top of the page there are sections for the community's Categories, which are displayed as tabs that can be switched between. For example, here on Meta Codidact there are "Q&amp;A", "Site Pro...

0 answers  ·  posted 24d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 24d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Quicker replacement of image alt text placeholder

After adding an image to a Codidact post, the automatically entered markdown looks like this: ![Image alt text](https...) The Image alt text part is to be replaced with a meaningful description...

0 answers  ·  posted 28d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Surprising page load after pressing "follow new"

Clicking "follow new" below an answer results in the page being reloaded with that answer as the highlighted answer at the top of the answer list, with the message "You are accessing this answer wi...

0 answers  ·  posted 28d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Please allow a user to permanently delete their account

Please allow a user to permanently delete their account, without the current mechanic of writing an email to the support, writing another email for approval, etc. Please just have a simple button ...

2 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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 1mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A A way to edit my suggested edits

In Codidact, when you don't have the full editing ability, you can submit edit suggestions. But there is no way to improve or complete your edits after they have been placed in the suggestion queue...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Please build inline editing functionality

Right now, if a user tries to click the "edit" button on a post, they get taken to a separate page where they can make changes to it. After the changes are made, the user is redirected back to the ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by sau226‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Ability to revert an edit

Would people find it useful to be able to revert an edit from the history? I imagine that reverting the most recent edit would be straightforward to implement, but that reverting an earlier edit w...

0 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Link to a specific edit in the history

I can link to the edit history of a post, for example, the edit history of the meta question you are reading, but I can't see a way to link to a specific edit in the history. Is there currently an...

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

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Q&A Make navigation bar optionally fixed at the top

I think that it would be better to give the users the option to fix the navigation bar at the top, just like in Stack Overflow. If a user receives a notification, and at that time they are busy re...

2 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by Zakk‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Can we get a queue for pending suggested edits?

Right now, you have to actually be there to notice there is an edit waiting to be approved, meaning suggestions on old posts often get overlooked (especially since there are so few actually able to...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Quasímodo‭

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Q&A Making explicit that there are no options with the t shortcut from the questions list page

On a specific question page, the t shortcut brings up a list of options for the question or one of its answers (depending on which is currently selected): On the questions list page, the t short...

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

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Q&A Code block exceeds the screen height on mobile

I like the new taller code blocks when working in the desktop site, but they can be problematic on mobile. On mobile, even in portrait orientation (screen height is larger than screen width), a co...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Summary per day in the Vote Summary profile page

When viewing a user's Vote Summary, days that are not expanded give no indication of how many votes occurred each day: Would it be useful to have a plus and minus total in the date bar that stil...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Exclude featured posts from the Hot Posts list

Can the Hot Question list be changed so that featured posts don't show up in it? They are already in the list once.

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Skip "direct link" message above the answer if there is only one answer

If I jump to an answer directly from a notification, I get a box above the answer: You are accessing this answer with a direct link, so it's being shown above all other answers regardless of its...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A `skipping $num comments` should show for inline preview

skipping $num comments should show for inline preview also. I was watching the thread. When I was watching the thread from posts page. Then, I noticed that @ArtOfCode said blah blah blah....... I ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Can we please get useful source code formatting?

My patience is running thin with code formatting on Codidact. I've made this feature request before on Software Development only (here) but no reply. We currently have 5 communities which definite...

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

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Q&A Preview of edits so reviewers can see what has changed

When looking at a pending edit on the suggested edits page, only the markdown shows. There is no preview of how this will be rendered. This presents two problems: Any subtle error introduced by...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Adjustable size comment text area

The character limit for a comment is 1000, but the text area in which it is typed or edited is much smaller than this. Most comments are short, but some comments can have reason to be longer, and ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Closing Articles

I noticed that there isn't a way to close Article type posts. While some of the close reasons might not be very applicable to Articles, I think that at least the off-topic, outdated, and duplicate...

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

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Q&A Option to sort answers by Age

Currently answers can be sorted by Score or Activity: I'd like to be able to also sort them by Age. Would this be useful to anyone else?

2 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by KalleMP‭

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Q&A "Random from user" ad template, for "selfish sharers" like me

I like the "Random from Category" and "Specific post" ad templates. I've recently been a "selfish sharer" and used the "Specific post" template to share one of my own questions. This made me wonde...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Markdown version of ad templates for sites that don't support HTML

I recently changed my username on a site where I used to post coding challenges years ago, to make it clearer that I no longer post there (as I still occasionally receive comments that I may not se...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Exact date and time of posting on touchscreen devices

In the list of posts, or at the bottom of a post, there is an indication of how long ago it was posted. In a desktop environment with a mouse, hovering over this duration gives an exact date and ti...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Suggestions for the user profile right pane

I have a few suggestions of how the pane on the right hand side of the user Profile page might be improved. I'd like your thoughts on which changes would be useful. Wording changes The 2 images b...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Remove vote counts from front page, or reduce their size

I suggested some changes to the vote counts on the front page here, and was invited to post them on general meta. Basically, I think the red/green meter is a great indicator for question quality, ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Keelan‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Keelan‭

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Q&A Avoid jumping to top of question after sorting answers

At the top of the answers section of a question there are buttons to sort by "Score" or "Active": Clicking on one of these sorts the answers by that criterion, but also moves the view back to th...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Tag suggestions for Favorite tags

When adding a tag to a post, beginning to type leads to all matching tags being displayed, avoiding the need to type out tag names by hand. Would it be useful to include this feature in the Pref...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Quick copy button for code blocks

Code blocks have a maximum height, after which any extra content scrolls vertically. This can make it tricky to copy the code for testing or adjusting when answering a question, or assessing an ans...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Support lists (bullets and numbers) in comment markdown

I understand that comments are intended for brief queries about the post content, but in the Meta sites I sometimes find it useful to be able to quote part of a post in a comment. Block quotes alre...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Special view for deleted answers to avoid confusion

Opening a new response (new answer) from the Notifications panel opens it in a special view where that answer is shown at the top of the answer list. This makes it very clear which answer was bei...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Ability to search for user:me

Currently, we can search for posts by a particular user by including user:unique_user_number, where the unique user number can be found from the user's profile URL. Would you find it useful to be ...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Ethan‭

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Q&A Ability to sort search results by activity

Currently, search results can be sorted by posted date (shown as "Age" in the sorting buttons) but not by edited date / most recent activity: Would you find it useful to have this sorting option...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by trichoplax‭