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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 Let community ads have a customisable header text [duplicate]

There should be the option to customise the heading in the community-promoted network posts as "Could you answer this question?" isn't always applicable. Example: The post in question is an imag...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Allow discarding of drafts

Currently, when editing a post the system will automatically save a draft for you after a short period of inactivity. This draft will then be loaded again if you leave the page and return, even if ...

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

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Q&A Add a link to the dashboard somewhere

I realized that the dashboard isn't particularly easy to find for new people, which is a shame since it's pretty useful. (It shows which communities have new activity at a glance, handy for those i...

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

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Q&A Can the post history show a link to the suggested edit when an edit was done this way?

I suggested an edit to a post a while ago. The link to the suggestion can be found browsing through the activity in my user page. However, it does not show in the post history, where you can see: ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ploni‭

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Q&A Should we have a grace period of X minutes on edits or a way to mark changes as "minor"?

I normally spend quite a lot of time writing my posts. However, after posting them I read them again and normally find some subtleties that I want to change: some commas, a better title, these kind...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Where is the site switcher on mobile?

I noticed the new side switcher and really like this feature. Oftentimes, I browse Codidact and read up on posts while I'm on the go and naturally I would like to switch sites as easily as with the...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  edited 2y ago by fedorqui‭

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Q&A Can the title of the question be a "clean" link to the question itself?

Sometimes I find myself browsing through the site and want to share a question. If I arrived through a link to an answer, I do not have a good way to "clean" the URL and be able to get the URL of t...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 2y ago by fedorqui‭

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Q&A Can we have a way to order the sites in the community switcher?

As explained in the Recent feature changes to the Codidact software, in December 2020 we got: Added community switcher (right side of the top bar). It works very well and it is very useful. C...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭

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Q&A Why can't I upload pictures from a link?

S.E. has this feature. You just copy and paste the link of the picture, and S.E. uploads it for you. But for Codidact, I have to download the picture to my computer. Then upload it? This wastes ti...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Chgg Clou‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A User-configurable default sort order

The default sort order, apparently everywhere, is by "activity". I virtually never want this and prefer to sort by "age" as I want to see which questions are new. The feature request is to add a p...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Derek Elkins‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Make closing dropdown menus easier

I've noticed this both on mobile and on desktop, that in order to close a dropdown menu, you must click on the button that opened it. I think it would make for a much better user experience to be a...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by ploni‭  ·  edited 2y ago by FoggyFinder‭

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Q&A Mod tools - Flags - Duplicate - make it a link

I received a Mod notification for a Duplicate Flag. In such flags (and anything similar where a Post reference is included), the referenced possible duplicate target should be a link instead of pla...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Improvements to "Recent Comments"

Recent comments (e.g., https://meta.codidact.com/mod/comments ) could use some improvements. Five specific things that come to mind: 1 - A reference above each comment showing the post title. This...

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

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Q&A Do we have/should we have community wikis?

Over at Software Development, I've tried to write a self-answered Q&amp;A that addresses the by far most common FAQ of all time in the topics of C and C++ programming. When posting it on SO, I woul...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Add vertical scrollbar to the community dropdown

It seems like community dropdown has no restriction on a height (or it is too big) so it doesn't look fine on displays with small sizes: It would be great if this list couldn't occupy more than ...

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

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Q&A Don't show the option to create a tag unless no existing tags match the search.

When tagging a question, as you type in Tags field its shows the option to create a new tag at the top. So if there are tags like, Anchovies Anchors Alphabet, and you type a a will be the top o...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 2y ago by pnuts‭

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Q&A Community dropdown and profile information

I was looking for a way to see what communities I have posted in, or am a "member" of, and I didn't find it. It would be really helpful to have a dropdown like SE does, where I can click a button ...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by mbomb007‭  ·  edited 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Make swapping between sites easier

Right now the sites are all hidden away down at the bottom of the site, and the questions are forced to be 50 per page. I would like a way to swap between sites I am logged in on more easily.

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

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Q&A URLs in category feed should match URLs on category front page

The category questions list page (including each site's front page) uses the shorter URL paths, such as /q/1234, to link to posts (usually questions, but sometimes articles). However, the category ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Move posts between different categories through edits?

I think it would be very handy if users with edit privileges, or at the very least the OP themselves, could move posts between different categories on the same site. This would be particularly han...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Rollback Feature for Questions and Answers

In the buttons below a Question/Answer, there is one for viewing its history: This is a feature request for adding a rollback feature to the history page of a question/answer, since the edits to...

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

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Q&A New Close reason needed [duplicate]

I received a flag for https://meta.codidact.com/questions/279799 that it was a duplicate of https://meta.codidact.com/questions/279637 That is indeed a duplicate and I closed it. However, the text...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Notifications: Reputation Changes

Similar to SE, I would like to see notifications for reputation/score gains and losses.

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by mbomb007‭  ·  edited 2y ago by mbomb007‭

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Q&A Ability to set tables to be collapsed?

With this post I have a really big table, and it takes up quite a bit of space. I could fold it over (add extra columns, fold table into a 8x25 table instead of a 2x100), but that is, ofc, extra w...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by moony‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Can we have a button to insert a table in posts?

Since tables are now available (hooray!), it can be helpful to users to include a reference in the format buttons of the post. So from the current set of icons: We can add another one like ...

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

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Q&A Replenish votes statistic with "Other" block to make it complete

Currently votes for blog posts are counted in total but there are no rows for this type in additional, expanded grid ("on Question", "on Answer") This may confuse new users since usually one exp...

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

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Q&A Tables in posts

Can we have the ability to create tables? Right now, according to this answer tables are not on the list of things allowed in posts, which is a shame because I can see many uses for them, such as t...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by fedorqui‭

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Q&A How can I change the default license on my posts? [duplicate]

During creation of a post, you are presented with a license option: It has two options; site default, and category default. Are these configurable by the user, and if they aren't: can they be? I...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Corsaka‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Could we have a "Close as outdated" close reason?

A sort of a solution to this problem, but would also apply to posts such as moderator elections, one-off proposals (though status-complete also works), and just generally posts which at some point ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A "Are you sure?" popup when closing a page

When I close a window while writing an answer, it closes immediately without any popup. This has resulted in me losing a few answers while writing them midway. The feature I'm asking for is an "A...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Razetime‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A Exact search doesn't seem to be searching in the title

An example where an exact search returns no results for the copy and pasted title. "Should we display the number of views?" https://meta.codidact.com/posts/search?utf8=✓&amp;search="Should+we...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Should we display the number of views?

I personally like the idea of knowing how many people have viewed my posts. Even if it's only shown for the person who posted the question

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by dustytrash‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A On the site users page can we get a sort by votes?

Being able to see a list of users and how many times they have votes was useful on the old sites to see which users were engaged in the voting. What I would propose is that on the /users page that...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A Community wiki post type [duplicate]

Is it possible to add a type of post corresponding to the community wiki of Stack Exchange? The post should be: Not associated to any one user Editable by anyone without approval (or after a m...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by user8078‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A Multi-colored bookmarks

We'll want to have bookmarks, eventually. It would be nice to have bookmarks with some kind of categorization. For example, favorites/bookmarks with different colors, because I want to come back ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Nick Alexeev‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Derek Elkins‭

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Q&A Site design: Why use different fonts for edit window and code windows?

When I type in the edit window, Codidact seems to use my default monospaced font (Iosevka SS08). But when a code block is displayed, why doesn't it use the same? I feel like it makes more sense to...

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

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Q&A Draft saved notice disrupts page flow [duplicate]

I love the editor, it is so white and clean. I think the idea of having the title field at the bottom is genius. It lets you collect your thoughts and make a really meaningful title. I have a co...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by KalleMP‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Hot Network Questions like feature?

Initially HNQ's were the only reason I ever contributed to sites outside of Stack Overflow. In my opinion, a similar tool might be even more valuable in the early stages of Codidact's growth. I cou...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Cazadorro‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Nick Alexeev‭

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Q&A Have permalink button show a popup instead of redirecting

Currently, when I click the "permalink" button on a post, it just sends me to the permalink URL, which is kind of unintuitive - it took me a couple seconds to realize that the page hadn't just relo...

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

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Q&A Add keyboard shortcuts to navigate between pages of multipage lists

It would be nice if on pages with several subpages (like the posts page, with the previous/next and page number bar on bottom), there would be a shortcut to go to the previous/next page in the list...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by celtschk‭  ·  edited 2y ago by weegee‭

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Q&A A small tool area to navigate through answers on a question page

I like the idea of a small tool zone for each answer that lets you skip quickly to the previous or next one. A navigation button or keyboard short-cut or gesture to skip one post at a time (Next/p...

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

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Q&A Implement duplicate up-down vote buttons

I would like to have a smaller pair of duplicate UP and Down vote buttons at the end of a answer or question so I can vote after I have read it. I do not want to scroll up to vote especially if th...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by KalleMP‭  ·  edited 2y ago by KalleMP‭

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Q&A Can we get a link back to the moderator dashboard from the individual mod pages?

Right now the moderator dashboard has a bunch of links to different moderator tools like Flag Queue and Featured Links. However from those tools, there is not a link back to the dashboard, you eith...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Questionable button label when editing comment.

Posting new comment is by selecting the function, writing the comment, hitting 'Post'. Editing existing comment is by selecting the function, making the amends, then hitting 'Post'. Having the sa...

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

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Q&A Can we get an optional featured image for the home pages?

Both Outdoors and Photography are running photo contests and it would be nice to display the winning image from the last contest in the sidebar. My idea of how this would look, It would also be...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Search UI Overhaul

Currently the search function is severely limited. Right now you can: Match all keywords, one of a selection of keywords, or an exact search for a phrase, with wildcards, weighted keywords, and ne...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A Sign up to answer this question but no sign in

When signed out and viewing a question, there is a "Sign up to answer this question" button. However, there is no "Sign in to answer this question" button, which I think should be added for parity.

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Reset button for drafts [duplicate]

I was recently editing someone else's answer, but I didn't like my changes and decided to redo them. However, there was no way to reset the edit (revert to the state before I started editing). The ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Cancelling a comment.

Can there be an option to cancel writing a comment; AFAIK, the only way to do that now is to refresh the page, which is annoying to do (especially when feeling lazy).

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

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Q&A Trap tags with spaces earlier in the post submission process

When I type something in the tag box, a list of similarly named tags is produced, along with the actual thing I typed, and I can click to select the tag I want. If I type something with spaces (e.g...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Peter Taylor‭