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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 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 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 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

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Q&A Allow use of slugs in category and tag routes

Currently, we pass an ID in urls for the category and tag routes. For instance, the Q&amp;A category on this meta site has an ID of 3. In the long term, this makes it harder for people to access c...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by sau226‭

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Q&A Difficulties with mentioning non-ASCII usernames

I realize that some usernames are very difficult to mention due to the way that the current system works. Currently, you have to type in at least three characters after the @ before the list of men...

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

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Q&A Restrictions on usernames

This post asks to disallow usernames with only periods and spaces. I would like to propose disallowing any឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵...

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

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Q&A Will Codidact ever have new favicons? [duplicate]

Somewhere Else has its fair share of favicons on sites. A default bubble with letters for sites without logos, or one with illustrations in it, and the site's logo. We could probably do something ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Proposal for reorganizing the Help Center

Is it possible to reorganize the Help Center? I recognize that this might be very low on the priority list, but my first experience with it was less efficient than I'd hoped. What I'd propose is th...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by JBH‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭

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Q&A Reaction system for comments

When we see someone comments we just ignore if someone wrote a helpful answer (If we don't have anything to say without beautiful comment or something else). SO has upvote system for comments. Inst...

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

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Q&A Don't put "last activity" on new posts

When a new post appears in the category, it has both "posted ..." and "last activity ..." on it. It's a minor annoyance, but I feel like there shouldn't be a duplicate notice.

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Can't edit comment title. [duplicate]

I wrote a comment and forgot to give it a title (It doesn't help that the title is entered below the comment, but that's another issue). The title shown is then just the start of the comment, whic...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Can we allow answerers to see if asker upvoted them?

When someone takes the time to answer a question, it's nice for that person to feel recognized and that they were helpful. While seeing upvotes is a good indication that the answer was helpful to t...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Peter Cooper Jr.‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by JBH‭

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Q&A "forgot email address" system

Usually, I was logging out for some reason. Whenever I try to login I get a message "Invalid email or password". Usually, I forgot my email address or password. There's a way to change password if ...

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

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Q&A Always display who asked a question in question lists

Basically, I'd ideally want something like "asked 3 days ago by A, last activity 1 day ago by B". Having just the person without the question creation date would be significantly less useful but...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Derek Elkins‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭

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Q&A Allow comment thread owner to delete comment threads when only comments from the comment thread owner remain undeleted

I realize that there's a handful of trickier cases, for example anything involving multiple users, but this particular case should be relatively straight-forward. I propose that if the only undele...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Close inbox and site list after clicking anywhere [duplicate]

When one clicks the inbox or the arrow that makes a list of sites show up, clicking elsewhere doesn't close them - you need to click on the inbox or arrow icon again to make their respective dropdo...

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

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Q&A A floating field for saving some lines for easier reference

When we write an answer we always have to take some lines from questions, comments and, other places. I was thinking if we could add some kind of floating button to the right bottom. When we expand...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Couldn't we make `last activity ...... ` more clearer? [duplicate]

Currently, list shows last activity about @time hour ago by @name. Instead of last activity couldn't we write @name edited a post @time hour ago. And, @name had answered on the question. And, ano...

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

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Q&A Suggestion for allowing to mark answers as "accepted", "outdated" or "dangerous"

Currently, it is possible to upvote and downvote answers. That's likely enough in most situations, but there are some cases where you might want to have more than one way to react to a post. For ex...

8 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by luap42‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Add an icon for verification (for mods)

Context for images: I know that Monica is a staff member of Codidact, which also makes her a mod, so if there's a question you have about the images, here's the context. I have recently learne...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Let SVG give a try for MathJax

In this feature-request, Mark Giraffe‭ said that MathJax isn't highlighted. if you change the renderer to SVG, it renders characters with paths not text elements. ~ @ArtOfCode said But, I not...

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

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Q&A Allow block quotes in comments

When commenting on a post, sometimes I want to comment on a specific paragraph, or similar section. The most natural way to me is to block quote it, however using Markdown to do it doesn't work (it...

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

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Q&A Keyboard shortcuts for comment mentions & search dropdowns

When writing a comment, you can type @so-and-so and a little popup will show you the mentionable people that match so-and-so. The new search options seem to use the same dropdown. However, for both...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Don't add duplicate notifications if an unread notification for the same event type and parent post already exists

I was away from Codidact for a few hours and, coming back, saw that I had ⑨ unread notifications. Practically as I was watching it, the number grew to ⑩. This wouldn't be so bad, but it turned ou...

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

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Q&A Comments don't like multi-line code :/

I was in the middle of doing something in Software Development CD and I've decided to make a comment thread regarding something from the answerer's quote. I went writing a comment and added a mult...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  edited 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Preview post diff before saving

It's possible to view the differences between two adjacent, existing revisions of a post through the History feature. Post owners can, of course, make arbitrary edits to posts, save those, and see...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Import image from web link?

I a recent post https://outdoors.codidact.com/questions/74859#answer-74867 I wanted to include a photo from Wikipedia. I would like an option to load images from the a weblink, preferably that incl...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Questions titles don't have a limited number of characters

While questions body have a limit of 30000 characters, questions titles don't have a limited number of characters. For example, I tried up to 200 character in title and it worked. My proposal is ...

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

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Q&A No filter for unanswered questions

This is somewhat related to Need a better way of finding unanswered questions. Which does make it easier to see what has answers already in a list. However why is there no filter for unanswered? I...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Culyx‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A changes to reputation

I am leaving CD by giving my last idea to it. Some user will downvote this question just to take revenge (I don't know who they are). But, I believe I got some hostility here. Last message to my h...

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

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Q&A Keyboard shortcut for image upload prevents me from entering Unicode characters by number

When posting my last question here, I noticed that I can't directly input Unicode characters in the text box due to a keyboard shortcut. For many Linux application (in particular, the web browsers...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by celtschk‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Contrast of edits diff view is not strong enough

This edit consists mostly of small corrections on punctuation and typos. Currently, the edit diff view highlights the whole paragraph in which a change was made in green/red background, and uses bo...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Quasímodo‭

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Q&A MathJax isn't highlighted when selected

Still a high schooler, I like adding some style on my equations for answering math assignments and I've been using MathJax from Mathematics SE to grab symbols for the better of it. A certain case i...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭