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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 Comment Changes

Popup vs. Inline The box that pops up when starting a new Comment Thread is in the middle of the page and it is not movable. When writing a comment, unless it is very short, I often want to be...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Allowing a user to choose which kind of comment to use --- simple or threaded

First, my warm compliments about the new threaded comments feature. In the last few days I have found that I actually needed to write a few single-line small comments and not a threaded comment. ...

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

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Q&A Flag answer as duplicate of another answer

Our recent hot post (Threaded comments are here!). I had wrote some answers in that question. And, there's lot of answers also. Even, currently I don't have much more time to read all of those answ...

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

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Q&A Direct comment links don't jump to the comment when it is hidden.

Currently, comments past the fifth(?) comment are hidden for length purposes. However, this breaks the ability to automatically scroll to the comment when using a direct link. For example, I recen...

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

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Q&A Chat feature for Moderators

I have some questions. Actually, I learned from SE that, "separate questions or, do not ask multiple question in once". That's why I am not adding multiple questions at once. But, if we can ask mul...

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

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Q&A Hide Deleted Comments

In places where I can see deleted comments (admin/moderator, possibly also comments I wrote myself and deleted (not sure if that's the case or not)), they should be secondary to the active comments...

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

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Q&A Comments can't be linked?

S.E. provides links to comments. Can Codidact do same please?

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

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Q&A Should we be able to tag answers?

On some of our communities, it would be helpful to be able to label answers systematically: On Code Golf, by language. On Software Development, Power Users, or Linux Systems, by specific ...

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

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Q&A Character count appears only when posting new comments but not when editing existing ones and no error appears when limit is exceeded and one tries to save the post [duplicate]

Character count appears to me only when posting new comments but not when editing existing ones. This is a problem for me because it confused me not to understand why I couldn't save a comment whi...

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

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Q&A Should HTML entities be supported in titles?

I just noticed that HTML entities (such as &amp;aleph; for ℵ or &amp;mdash; for —) seem not to be supported in titles. Should they be? Clarification: I'm not asking for general HTML support in t...

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

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Q&A Make the Current Password field required client side for Account changes

It would be nice if you could make the Current Password field required client side for Account changes. At the moment, it just has a description/label, and fails validation server-side if not ente...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by mbomb007‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Show question when editing answer.

When editing an answer, there's sometimes reason to look at the question again (I just had such a case). Therefore I think it would be a good idea if the question would be shown on the page where y...

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

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Q&A Why isn't there a "contact us" button in the footer of this website?

As far as I know, a "contact us" button (or alike) is both an accessibility standard and a business standard, to say the least. I want to write to the community managers privately --- and please u...

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

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Q&A Improving the "copy link" button

I'd like to have the "copy link" button below questions improved so that it gives something more useful. Currently when clicking on it, you just get a raw URL like: https://unicorns.codidact.com/p...

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

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Q&A Add an option to retract a flag before it's handled

I was reviewing a post when mistakenly, I flagged the post. I wanted to remove that flag, since I know that moderators would decline it. Since the flag was raised by mistake, it would be great if ...

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

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Q&A send mail for new community

Codidact is "creating" sites. Every-time you are working to build a new community. Even, lot of peoples are proposing sites. Codiact doesn't notify user when they successfully create a sub-domain. ...

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

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Q&A Meaningful hovertext for voting area

I notice that a number is displayed as the hovertext / tooltip when hovering over the voting buttons and current score of a post. Would it be helpful for the hovertext to include a brief descriptio...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Could we have a way to edit without bumping posts?

Whenever a post is edited, the question is automatically bumped to the top of the category post list. This is useful for major changes to posts because people can see that something has changed. H...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Let questioners mark a question as answered (NOT like Stack Exchange's accept)? [duplicate]

I'm not referring to accepting just one answer like on Stack Exchange because your question can receive &gt; 1 answer and each answer solves your question synergistically. No one answer solves your...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Giving question feedback in private - a moderating system to reduce conflicts

Some background: A discussion about deleting/preserving comments and giving user feedback popped up on Software Development meta here: How are we supposed to give feedback for poor questions if su...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Text length should be shown while editing comment [duplicate]

. I was editing a comment. It became very big(more than 500 letters). And, I didn't know. I was clicking on Post button multiple although it wasn't updating. I thought it may be bug. Then, I r...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Making question (and answer) posting tips sections more formatted

I suggest adding some format to question (and answer) Posting tips section so that instead, for example: Questions get better answers if they are specific and clearly written. Feature requests ...

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

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Q&A Separate question and answer in profile

I have asked 7 questions and answered 2 questions. Sometimes I go to my profile to visit my old questions and answers. I notice that the answers and questions are grouped together. There's a tag fo...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y ago by Quasímodo‭

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Q&A Include a step about licenses in the tour

During our tour to teach users how to use the site, there's a point where we guide you through asking a question, including adding a title and tags: However, something you have when posting an a...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A feature-request

This website should add more features. Watch Tags. [I think this site doesn't contain Watch Tags. We(user) don't like watch lot of question(topic of everything). Using the Watch Tags we could on...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y ago by deleted user

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Q&A helpful answer/marking answer as correct(worked for "me") [duplicate]

In SE there's an option to mark answer as correct. While it isn't available in Codidact. In Codidact there's a tag status-completed. But, I don't think this will be very helpful for Software Codida...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Save title and tags in draft [duplicate]

I was delighted to find that a post I started writing on my phone automatically had a draft saved so I could continue writing it on my computer when I got home. However, I noticed that only the bod...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Add more context in the community ads

Recently, I saw this promoted post: I feel like the way it's presented is less than ideal, since It makes no sense out of context (Photo Contest) It's not a question, so calling it one only ...

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

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Q&A Can comment input fields be vertically scalable?

Everytime I write longer comments and exceed a certain amount of characters, the input field for comments becomes scrollable. However, the scrolling makes it very hard for me to find specific passa...

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

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Q&A `dir=rtl` and inline HTML CSS styling aren't working (quite urgent)

dir=rtl and inline HTML CSS styling, which I need to properly format my following post on Software Development Codidact, aren't working; The source code preview of the post doesn't correctly match...

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

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Q&A Cancelation prompt is unintuitive

After hitting the "Cancel" button when writing or editing a post, a prompt shows up that says Any unsaved changes will be lost. Are you sure? [Okay] [Cancel] Hitting [Okay] will kick you out...

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

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Q&A Filter search by tag

I might be missing something, but I can't find any way to filter a search by tags. I looked in the Help Center, but it also doesn't list any way to do it. Simply searching the tag doesn't seem to ...

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

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Q&A Allow OP to self-close questions

After I asked a question, it was pointed out in the comments that it may possibly be a duplicate of another question. I was inclined to agree and wanted to close it. However, the only option I see[...

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

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Q&A Cancelling / discarding a comment edit

See also the related question about canceling writing a comment: https://meta.codidact.com/questions/277948 When editing a comment, there is no option to cancel the edit without refreshing the p...

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

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Q&A Do we need the drop down menu at the upper right corner to link to all other communities?

Isn't the arrow a the upper right corner linking all other communities as a drop down menu superfluous, when we can just scroll down where all the other communities are listed? At least, please ad...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Chgg Clou‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Add a way to change the flag reasons for a community

In the mod tools, we can change the close reasons. This is helpful when a community possibly needs more or less than normal. However, there isn't a way to change the flags, which means that we mig...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Add option to hide my self deleted comments?

Currently I still see comments that I deleted, under a post. But I don't need to.

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Chgg Clou‭

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Q&A Add colors for font on all websites?

Here are five reasons for coloring text. If you're quoting a long text that already uses bolds and italics, then all formatting tools have been exhausted. You can't highlight something. B...

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

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Q&A Request to add view counter for every question. [duplicate]

Whenever I post a question it takes a long time for someone to answer it. I do not know if someone is atleast active in the community or not. I know this community is to help each other's problems ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by aditya98‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Move posted dated box to white space to the left of poster information?

Please see point 5 below. Both Codidact and S.E. waste that white space. Why not put the posted date box "posted 3 months ago" in that white space?

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

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Q&A Streamline the top? Move Meta to the top row?

Please see point 1 below. The top of S.E. is much sprucer — just the logo. But Codidact has two additional rows — at least merge these rows? Moshi retorted #1 The first row is categories, which...

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

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Q&A Align Right "last activity" phrase?

Please see point 2 below. If we align the "last activity" right, our eyes won't have to zigzag. We just read down the same column. Zerotime asked me to separate my six bullet points. I know "Cod...

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

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Q&A Save draft button

So apparently, while writing a new post, there's an auto-save feature where every once in a while the system saves the current progress as a draft. However, there doesn't seem to be a way to manual...

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

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Q&A Enlarge font size for number of answers?

If a question already has 10 answers, less chance I can add anything new. Some people may like to focus on unanswered questions. Let's distinguish between what's relevant and irrelevant with text ...

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

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Q&A What about having a category in Meta for documentation about the platform?

I keep learning about the hard work that has been done in Codidact over time. There are many little things that are known by the veterans, but may not be easy to understand for the newcomers like m...

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

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Q&A Can we get an option to remove a post from the nominated posts list?

Right now on Outdoors one of the nominated posts is for a contest that has finished, and I would like to be able to remove it from the list but am currently unable to do so. Can we get an option t...

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

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Q&A Can we get a list of questions on a site currently nominated for the Community Promotions?

Right now I can only go off memory as to which questions I have nominated for the Community Ads unless I see them in the sidebar or try to renominate them. Can we get a list (not sure if it should...

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

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Q&A Search box instead of link

I was looking for how to search, and it took a bit, because I was looking for a box to click and type. A nice feature would be having a box with placeholder text "Search" (and a way to submit) ins...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by mbomb007‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Can auto-saving be individually disabled?

It's probably just my Internet connection, but I often find when I'm composing a post that my window freezes for a few moments so that my post can autosave. Sometimes it happens often enough to be ...

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

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Q&A Add a more obvious link to the Abilities page

Right now, the Abilities page isn't very obviously accessible - I had to go to my profile, click on one of the abilities I have, then click "Return to list" since there is no direct link there. Th...

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