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Q&A UX changes: dark theme, distinct borders and shortcuts

I was asked to spill out what would be my UX changes, so here I go. My personal opinion on UX is in majority about my own discomfort with white background. As person working on computer for 10-12 h...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Prahara‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A Minimal data explorer for analytics

I am wondering if we can have a minimal data explorer for Codidact communities: mirror the publicly available tables/columns in a separate database (can be done once per day to minimize the impa...

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Alexei‭

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Q&A Does the community have any mechanism to tackle serial (emotional) downvoting?

Does the community have any mechanism to tackle serial (emotional) downvoting?

2 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Canina‭

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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.

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A Can we please stop linkifying random strings that happen to look like domain names?

Currently, strings that look like some subset of fully qualified domain names are automatically turned into links to the corresponding http:// resource. So, for example, example.com becomes a link ...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Search by category

I think a search mechanism that allows filtering by category would be useful. For example, if I want to find a recipe for a specific food or with a specific ingredient on the cooking pages, I could...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by msh210‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Permalinks should be HTTPS

Each post on Codidact has a "permalink" link under it, which points back to the post. The general format seems to be http://&lt;site&gt;.codidact.com/&lt;type&gt;/&lt;id&gt;/&lt;id&gt; where the f...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A "You were mentioned in a comment" notifications should show the title of the question

The notifications drop-down shows the question title at least for comments that don't specifically ping you, and for answers to your own questions. However, if you're "mentioned" (pinged) in a com...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Ability to close or archive own questions

Why If a question is already answered elsewhere, or the OP doesn't need help/updates relative to it, from the community in which he posted it any more. I think that being able to add a short comm...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by 4015.alt‭

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Q&A Allow users to sign up and/or login with a Google account

I would prefer to login to the website with a Google account instead of a standalone Codidact account; I might not be the only one. I ask the community managers to consider adding such an option; ...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by deleted user  ·  edited 12mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Global profile page [duplicate]

A Global profile page, that shows data and statics of the user across all the communities that they participated in, either to the user only, or publicly according to some privacy setting. Feature...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by 4015.alt‭  ·  closed as duplicate 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Regular deletion (roomba) of content unlikely to ever be useful

I noticed that questions exist on this network and are accessible that are unlikely to ever be very helpful, for example because they were marked as completely off-topic. Examples Are internati...

3 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by 4015.alt‭

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Q&A Editing Thread Titles

(Originally brought up at https://meta.codidact.com/comments/thread/3359#comment-11064) Can we allow thread starters to edit the title of a comment? This could be useful in cases like, for example...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Quintec‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A If a user is not able to directly edit the post, allow the edit to be suggested

I attempted to edit this post, but couldn't because I was attempting to change "moderator-only" tags. The following errors prevented this post from being saved: You don't have permission to chang...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A Show time tooltip for last edit as well

When I move the mouse over the “posted … ago” text below a post, I get a tooltip with the actual posting time. However if I do the same on the last edited field (the one with the pencil at front), ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by celtschk‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A If a tag search yields exactly one exact match for a tag, go directly to that tag's page

When using the search feature in the Tags part of each category, if one searches for something that is an exact match for just one single tag, the page returned lists just that one tag. To get to t...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Ability to hide / ignore tags

In the community preferences you can set a list of favourite tags, and questions that are tagged with one of them will be highlighted. Is there also a way to hide / ignore tags? Questions with a h...

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

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Q&A Actively investing in non niche network websites

I think that the website must have some new communities in "piquant" topics to survive (to become enough well-known and contributed in the next say, 50 years). "piquant" topics would be in my opin...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Can we have description of tags when we hover over / click them?

With the re-tagging of the site proposal, new tags were introduced. I didn't know the meaning of those, so I hovered over them to see a short description just as I was / am used to doing in the Sta...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  edited 1y 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 1y ago by Quintec‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Enlarge the commenting box of threaded comments

I suggest to enlarge the commenting box of threaded comments at least by 50% height (at least on desktop display).

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

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Q&A Allow using <br> tags when commenting

I suggest to allow &lt;br&gt; tags when commenting in a threaded comment. In the current situation only separate passages are allowed: Passage_1 Passage_2 &lt;br&gt; tags improve accessibil...

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

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Q&A Please add a dropdown menu when filtering by category

In the search bar, when filtering by post type, a dropdown menu with all the available options is displayed: Which is nice, as I don't need to know/remember which number means what. I just choos...

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

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Q&A Show headings in a preview

Currently a user who comes to create a post can only read the post's body in the preview area, but not the post title (it just isn't there). I suggest to show a post's title in the preview because...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Get a [faq] tag, mods!

This applies on all meta sites, so hear me out. It would actually be nice if we had a new moderator tag in Codidact called faq. What's the purpose? Somewhere Else has this tag on their meta sites...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Require title for comment thread

The title of a comment thread currently defaults to the start of the comment text. That has lead to a lot of partial-sentence comments visible below a post without comments expanded. Those look me...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Include (major) tags as part of Hot Posts link

It just occurred to me as I was looking at Hot Posts at Software Development that it would be helpful to include the tags with the title, so that people can judge if that post is interesting and/or...

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

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Q&A Don't limit characters in a threaded comment to 1,000

Often times a user wants to quote something or several things that appear in an answer (each quote could be about 500 characters long). It can be somewhat frustrating to make several threaded comm...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Button is disabled without any explanation when title is too short

When I was writing the post. My title was too short for post that. But, I was thinking why button is disabled. Since, I had worked on disabling button that's why I knew my post's title was too shor...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Let's improve how we handle duplicates

Currently, marking a question as a duplicate is part of question closure. Duplicates are a little different from other close reasons, though -- often the question itself is clear, complete, and o...

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

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Q&A Should we show question on a thread of answer?

I was reading some comments in answers. I didn't read question. But, I started reading the answer (That question wasn't understandable for me so I just ignored that but later understood). Then, vis...

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

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Q&A Allow a user to edit a threaded comment's title after the threaded comment has been created [duplicate]

I suggest to allow a user to edit a threaded comment's title after the threaded comment has been published, This way, if a user published the threaded comment but forgot to add a title or didn't n...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Please enlarge the editing window of a threaded comment [duplicate]

If I want to edit a threaded comment (including a threaded reply) I get, in my desktop computer, a tiny window in which it can be frustrating to navigate, especially if the content reaches the curr...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Put the title input field above the body in comment threads

I suggest to put the title input field above the body in comment threads. The commenting box is already a bit frustrating to use, as opined by some community members including myself; creating a p...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Show reactions in your profile

I'm not entirely sure where they would go, but I think reactions should be in your profile activity in some way. I think reactions are most similar to votes so I would treat them the same. So do no...

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

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Q&A Add an option to resize (by dragging) the commenting box

I suggest to add resizing option to the commenting box in the threaded comments section (at least on desktop display).

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Allow all Markdown in threaded comments

Markdown is available in threaded comments, but not fully, for example, headings (##) aren't allowed. I don't find a reason to such a limitation; it's better off to have well formatted comments fo...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Split any question post with two or more questions into several posts (per the number of questions) and attribute it to the asker

It can be tempting for askers to put more than one question in a post because it has the illusion of saving time, at least for the poster and maybe also for community members. You might want to co...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Enlarging the chance that clarification-question comments would be modular

Even threaded, asking two or more clarification questions in one comment can be frustrating (and a miscommunication bias) for an OP, especially if the OP doesn't speak English as a native language ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by FoggyFinder‭

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Q&A I would like basic killfile functionality.

I would like, when I am logged in, the ability to specify that I do not want to see posts, or posts and answers, from a list of users. It would be preferable if this defaulted to the community that...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by dsr‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A A friendly error when trying to upload a profile picture more than 2 MB

When you try to upload a profile photo with more than 2 MB, it will result in 413 request (Entity Too Large): I don't think this is a friendly error, a more friendly would be:

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

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Q&A Bookmark questions! [duplicate]

Somesite Elsewhere lets you bookmark a question which is a helpful function if you want to revisit it without having to search it on the search box again. I'd want to use such function for the purp...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  closed as duplicate 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...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Chemistry site needs to be added [duplicate]

Why isn't here a chemistry site?Physics cannot cover all the atomic or molecular interactions and I think it would attract new members.

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by MissMulan‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A I suggest to better format the title ("summarize your post with a title") area

By some odd mistake I wrote only about half a title to a post in Scientific Speculation yesterday: Post itself: https://scientific-speculation.codidact.com/posts/283763 Post history: https://sc...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Close reason doesn't show in History page [duplicate]

When you see any closed post: Any closed post will show the reason of closure. But when you open post History page. It doesn't show anything about the reason of closure. It just says the post...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Limit of flag comment

What's the limit of flag comment? I was testing by flagging in Dev server. I had flagged a comment using more than 30000 characters. I think it should be limited (maybe, 500 characters)

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A I can flag a post as a duplicate while it is already has been closed as a duplicate

I can flag a post as duplicate while it is already has been closed as duplicate. For example, go to this question, this question has been already closed as duplicate by a moderator but I can still...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭

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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...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Date Display formatting

Is there a way to see the actual date and time in most significant first ordered form YYYY.MM.DD HH:MM:SS for questions, answers and comments. This was beaten to death at SE and the consensus was ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by KalleMP‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭