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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 Should be allowed to vote on answer to own question

I wrote a question on a site I hadn't been to before, and got an answer. I tried to upvote the answer, but was shown: I only have 1 rep (should start at 0, but that's another matter), so I can un...

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

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Q&A Style for [closed] (but this post is not closed)

While [closed] is clear and unambiguous, it really doesn't stand out in a list of posts. Can we have a colored background (like the reddish background for a deleted comment or answer when viewing a...

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

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Q&A "Follow" option [duplicate]

Will there be a "follow" option in the future (to follow certain questions, that is)?

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Harel13‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Can notifications have a time stamp in the pull down menu?

In my notifications inbox, notifications have time stamps to show when they've been created. Can time stamps also be included in the notifications pull down menu? This way, it's possible to see qui...

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

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Q&A "Tour" for new users?

Hi everyone! I'm joining the bandwagon coming from SE. I've been active over there for just over four years, so needless to say that I'm very familiar with that platform. Codidact shares a lot of s...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Make message about voting limits for new users clear

On other Q&amp;A sites it's quite common to newcomers vote on some answer/question that they liked. Moreover user might even join to a community just to express their support. While I understand th...

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

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Q&A Allow moderators to pin posts to that site's sidebar, individually or by seasonal event

Featured Posts One neat feature on SE was that mods could mark posts as [featured], and any such-tagged post would appear in a special sidebar widget. That way meta posts which the per-site mods fe...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Allow mods to pin posts to the sidebar

Currently two sites, Outdoors and Photography are running month-long contests. Currently, both are showing up in the Hot Posts list, but that will only be for a week or so. Could it be possible to ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Moderation queues for questions and answers

There currently seems to be no concept of "queues" for questions or answers. I also looked at the old discourse forum, and it seems like different kinds of queues are causally mentioned, for differ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Marco13‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Pending edit review should highlight changes

There is a pending edit on one of my posts. When I click on Review Changes, I get a page showing two versions of the post side by side. The problem is, there are no obvious changes. It's not even...

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

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Q&A Can we see tags changes in the revision history?

I wrote a question which I tagged, only to see a few seconds later that I accidentally tagged the question with the wrong tag. So I revised it. This how the history of my question looks: As you ca...

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

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Q&A List comments on the user profile page.

I'd like to see a history of comments posted (and for moderators, perhaps even including deleted comments) on a user's profile page. Use cases: Allow moderators to look over the totality of a use...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Isaac Moses‭  ·  edited 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Self-Delete Reason

If a post is Closed by others, I assume there is a requirement (similar to Some Other sties) for a Close Reason. However, if I delete a post myself (e.g., I just deleted an Answer to https://judais...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Can we have the option to "follow" a question?

On SE, there is a follow option, and you get notified when any activity on that question occurs. Can we have that same feature implemented?

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Dani‭

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Q&A login should be redirect to the page one was on

On Stack Overflow and its sister sites as well as on Wikipedia and its sister sites, if you're on page X and click "Log In", you get to the login page (true here too). If you then log in, you get t...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by msh210‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Pending flags don't show in the mobile view

Currently, the pending flags don't show in the header in the mobile view. Even if moderation from a smartphone isn't ideal, there are going to be times when I will be away from my computer for an e...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A Don't upload images automatically

When I want to upload a picture from my computer, I use the upload button in the editor to upload it directly. For this feature, I would like an extra step to confirm that I really want to upload t...

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

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Q&A Can we have an error if the to be uploaded image is too large?

I tried to upload an image and wondered why I didn't work. So I tried again and again until I noticed that my images were barely larger than 2 megabytes. Can you please add a warning if images are ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Link Feature Cursor

When clicking the link feature while posting, would it be possible to make the cursor automatically focus in the empty textbox for link URL? Unlike on other sites like Gmail, if I select text to li...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by רבות מחשבות‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Can we make the TOS and COC links site-agnostic?

The terms of service and code of conduct linked in the footer of every page on every site point to pages on Writing. That's because Writing was first and a standalone site before we added network ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A automatic linking to a specific category, by title

I'd love a Codidact-specific markdown extension that links to a post in a particular category. That was really unclear, so let me give an example. A particular site can have a Glossary category wit...

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

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Q&A Can we get a page with the tags listed in hierarchical and then alphabetical order?

The hierarchies of tags are awesome, but its a little hard to see the relationship. Could we get a page where the tags are displayed like this, Animals Antelopes Bears Black Bears Polar Bears ...

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

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Q&A Is there a way to view all subscriptions in one list?

If I navigate to my list of question subscriptions, all I see is my subscriptions for the current community. The user profile syncs across all sites; is there a way to combine all of the question s...

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

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Q&A Filtering non SE questions?

Is it possible to filter for non stack exchange questions? On communities that have opted to sync, I've found it quite frustrating that I'll find a question posted "recently" I think is interestin...

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

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Q&A Current text selection as input method for link prompt?

Currently on SE, Reddit, and many other sites, if I just select text, and then hit the link button, it will automatically take the link text from the selection. For me currently, the link button f...

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

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Q&A Show me the rep!

Now that we are getting some activity on the EE site, I'm discovering features I used more than I realized on SE. On SE, you could go to your activity &gt; reputation and see all the recent votes y...

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

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Q&A Self-answered Q&A - posting Q and A at the same time [duplicate]

I'm assuming that self-answered Q&amp;A is fine and on-topic in most communities - if not, open for discussion below. "That other site" got a little check box which you can use upon posting a quest...

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

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Q&A Comment editor does not automatically get focus

When I click "add a comment", the text area that I can type in appears, but the focus is not on it. I have to tab to or click on the area before I can start typing.

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Dave Tweed‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Edit post should leave window showing edited post

I just edited a post of mine. When I was done, the page refreshed, but the window was positioned at the very top of the page, rather than at the top of the item I had just edited. I had to manually...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Dave Tweed‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Network-wide sign in created accounts for me on all sites even though I had no accounts there beforehand

A few day ago, @aCVn proposed that there should be a network-wide sign in to avoid signing in into each sub-site individually. I upvoted the proposal because I like the idea. As of yesterday (19.06...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Can there be some sort of way to save your progress when asking/answering questions?

I was typing out a question that I was going to answer myself but when I was drafting up an answer, my internet browser decided to crash. It is a minor inconvenience but it did take me a while to t...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by KingDuken‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Signing in should sign you in on all sites

It looks to me like the session cookie that holds one's user session credentials is currently bound to the specific site. The result of this is that you need to sign in separately to, say, Scientif...

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

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Q&A Can the buttons for necessary tags be clickable?

Since a few days, there are buttons here on meta right beneath the tags and before entering tags. The buttons kindly ask you to add one of the following tags: [bug], [feature-request], [discussion]...

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

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Q&A Please allow specifying license for answers

While one can specify a license when making a question, when writing an answer there doesn't seem to be any place to specify and it just ends up saying "CC BY-SA 4.0" once posted. While asking a go...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Peter Cooper Jr.‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A More control over Help page

I've been writing help topics in the process of getting the new Electrical Engineering site ready for the public. I'm finding that organizing and presenting the various help pages could be better....

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Is there a way to subscribe to a single question?

I would like to get notifications about post which I participate in. Is there a way for me to subscribe to a specific question (or to all I have participated in)?

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

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Q&A Can we have second-factor sign-in authentication via e-mailed one-time codes?

I realize that this might be a bit of a niche use case, but I'm going to put it out here anyway. The availability of 2FA via an authenticator app is a great boost to account security. However, th...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Category RSS feeds should feature a post when an answer is posted

The category RSS feeds (for example https://meta.codidact.com/categories/3/feed.rss) are a nice touch for being able to follow what's going on on a site (or in a favorite category) without having t...

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

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Q&A More social media/online communities to link to profile.

As of right now (date of posting), you can only link one website and a Twitter account. I have a few ideas of accounts you can link to your profile here on Codidact: LinkedIn More website slots f...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by KingDuken‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Let mail addresses be confirmed

I've successfully signed up for Codidact with a mail address. However, the mail address I used didn't receive a confirmation mail so Codidact can't know if the person operating this account and th...

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

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Q&A Would be nice to have a link to chat on the main sites.

Currently, this site and Outdoors have discord servers setup for chatting, supposedly Writing has one as well but I haven't been able to find it. It would be nice to have a link to those servers o...

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

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Q&A Requests to improve the contests

There are a couple of things that I think would be nice to improve contests, Hide the score while the contest is ongoing, that way it doesn't influence other people's votes. Sort answers in two w...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Need a better way of finding unanswered questions

As of right now, the only real way to see that a question has no answers is to go off the answer count, which is small and not real easy to see. On Outdoors where I am not interested in writing an...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by luap42‭