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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.

Posts tagged feature-request

Requests for new features or changes to this site.
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To track requests, you can filter on the status tags:

Here is a filter definition that shows all tagged feature requests:

Filter settings; set to include tags "feature-request", and exclude tags "status-completed, status-norepro, status-planned, status-bydesign, status-declined, status-deferred".

Any feature request that our team thinks we should do or are planning to do gets logged as an issue on our GitHub repository (with some delay to allow for discussion on Meta first) — this is what our devs look through for things needing to be done.

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Q&A Proposals site is not listed on Codidact home page

This site: https://proposals.codidact.com/ is not listed here: https://codidact.com/ and I think it should be.

1 answer  ·  posted 1d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 7h ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Categorical or criterion-based voting

I am starting to strongly lean towards that votes should pretty much always come with explanations. I wonder if it is not such a radical change in system design to replace the universal or generic ...

1 answer  ·  posted 23h ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 9h ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Adopt a notifications model supporting toggleable previews

One way I think Codidact could have a big leg up on Stack Exchange would be a more robust notifications system, borrowing from the pre-established template of some other software. For example, on ...

0 answers  ·  posted 23h ago by Julius H.‭

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Q&A Roadmap or checklist for successfully launching new site?

I’m motivated to see a Philosophy site go live. Here is a post detailing how sites are actually established, from three years ago. I’m wondering if that answer can be updated to be more actionable,...

0 answers  ·  posted 23h ago by Julius H.‭

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Q&A Add support for AsciiDoc syntax

Add support for AsciiDoc syntax. I find their syntax very intuitive and enjoyable. For example, numbered lists start with just a period; bulleted, a star. Nested lists don't use whitespace. Links ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3d ago by mcp‭  ·  edited 2d ago by Andreas‭

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Q&A Search user activity across all communities

How do you search a users activity across all Codidact communities? Specifically my own, but this would be useful in general.

0 answers  ·  posted 3d ago by mcp‭

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Q&A Should we directly link to the proposals site for new proposals in the Help Center?

On the Help Center page "How to ask a great question" (This link points to the Codidact Meta version, but this question talks about all the versions of this page in all other communities, too) Und...

1 answer  ·  posted 5d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 4d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Can the close notice be moved to above the question?

Here is what one of the closed questions looks like, and as you can see one would have to scroll all the way down to find the link to the dupe target. I think it would be much better if the close ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 4d ago by meta guy‭

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Q&A Should we change the footer layout?

Context The footer of all pages on the Codidact network looks something like this: Pros Looks neat Cons As more and more communities emerge and the network grows, this list of "Other C...

1 answer  ·  posted 12d ago by meta guy‭  ·  last activity 9d ago by trichoplax‭

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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...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 9d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Going back in browser encourages accidental duplicate posting.

I wrote an answer to a question, followed a link somewhere, then went back in the browser (Alt back-arrow in my case). Somehow I managed to go back from where the answer was posted. I saw my answ...

0 answers  ·  posted 9d ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Please amend the terms of service to allow other licenses

The Codidact terms of service (example is from Writing) include: You own the copyright to your content; by posting it here, you license it under the terms of CC BY-SA 4.0, including any media yo...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 10d ago by meta guy‭

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Q&A Hide sorting tab when there are 0 answers on a question

Have a look at this Codidact Meta post. It is closed. Scrolling down we can see a UI like so: When there are 0 answers, then the option to sort them by score/activity doesn't have any use. Als...

1 answer  ·  posted 12d ago by meta guy‭  ·  last activity 11d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Add a validation checker for website field

Background One may edit their profile and add information about their website, Twitter and Discord profiles. Issue But I also noticed that entering just the word "test" in the website field does...

0 answers  ·  posted 13d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 12d ago by Andreas‭

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Q&A List all duplicates for a question on the target question's page

Currently when viewing a post, there is no indication that it's being used as a duplicate target. As a curator, it's useful information to me that when I view a question, I am also informed if any...

1 answer  ·  posted 12d ago by Andreas‭  ·  last activity 12d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Proposal: remove Twitter from profiles

Seeing the option to list a Twitter profile on one's profile leaves a bad taste in my mouth given recent developments on that site. I don't think it deserves to be promoted above other social medi...

3 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by da5nsy‭  ·  edited 12d ago by Andreas‭

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Q&A Could we adopt the domain “.cd”?

How would people feel about a network-wide convention of abbreviated URLs having the form, https://<topic>.cd? For example, a shortened URL for a philosophy site would be https://philosophy....

2 answers  ·  posted 15d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 13d ago by meta guy‭

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Q&A Auto-navigate from post preview to post source

I'd like to be able to double-click in a specific location in the preview of the post I'm writing (or editing), and have the site scroll up to the post source (input box), and scroll and move the c...

0 answers  ·  posted 14d ago by Andreas‭

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Q&A A refactoring convenience function.

Here is a redraft and elaboration of what this post is about, partially in response to some comments I've received. This post may be about a few different things at once, and may need to be refact...

2 answers  ·  posted 17d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 14d ago by Julius H.‭

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Q&A Library of Congress classification: class AND subject tags (including sub-tags)

The library of Congress classification system gives items both a single class, and multiple subject tags. This system has some significant benefits. Also, their subject tag system has sub-tags - f...

0 answers  ·  posted 16d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 15d ago by Julius H.‭

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Q&A More inherently built-in chatting? [duplicate]

It could be cool to have more accessible chatting for all posts. What if there were a sidebar on every post where there was always a live chat? Unlike SE, you never need to specifically create and ...

0 answers  ·  posted 16d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed as duplicate 16d ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Thoughts on downvotes? Could you be able to hide vote counts in general? [duplicate]

Seeing as Codidact is sort of an opportunity to do things a little differently than Stack Exchange, I was wondering how people feel in general about certain things about Stack Exchange, which we mi...

0 answers  ·  posted 17d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed as duplicate 16d ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Make searching posts slightly more easy

I find the search function slightly too hard to find. I mean, it’s just in the menu, but intuitively, I feel like it should be a little more accessible, immediately visible. Also, we would benefit...

0 answers  ·  posted 17d ago by Julius H.‭

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Q&A Linking to posts with anchor text is too hard

One place in which I'm finding that more friction at Codidact than I was expecting is creating links to other questions with the question title as the anchor text. I'm going to use https://meta.co...

2 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by Stephen Ostermiller‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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 3y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Add pending suggested edits to the dashboard

The Dashboard is an easy way to get an overview of the whole network at a glance; on a single page, you can see where there's been new activity that you haven't seen yet, on a category-by-category ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Indication that I have flagged a post

When I flag a post for moderator attention, an acknowledgement message appears, but if I revisit the post later there is no indication that I have flagged it. I would find it useful to have an indi...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A How to convert an answer to comment and include the comments under the answer into the new comment thread?

Is there a way to convert an answer to a comment and include the existing comments under the answer into the new comment thread? There’s no option for it in the convert-to-comment dialog. Is there ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Nick Alexeev‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Andreas‭

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Q&A Flag details vs. comments

When flagging a post as "Needs author's attention", the interface provides a single-line text entry field for "Details?", which does not allow for newlines. Input text scrolls without any clear ind...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Add search to the Help Center

I'm looking for specific information in the Help Center. (In this case I want to learn more about comments, but I don't think there's an article for them just yet.) One useful tool on many help pag...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Jon Ericson‭

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Q&A Wilson score samples with 0 votes

Can the Scoring help page's sample chart start at 0 votes instead of 1? Lots of posts probably have no votes or only up or down votes.

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by Michael‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Show score value along with score bar/icon

Show score on the horizontal score bar. When I started browsing first time I didn't know what the horizontal bar with green stripe in it is for. Took a while to figure out it is score. Wouldn't it ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by sheela‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A How about explicitly inviting new user feedback?

Prompted by comments in this comment thread - I agree that it's often very difficult to get feedback from new users in the meta area of a community, especially one that has custom software on top o...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Jon Ericson‭

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Q&A Implement inline spoiler text

It was previously noted that Codidact does not support explicit spoiler tags, although it's possible to hide blocks of text in collapsible sections (using <details> and <summary> HTML)....

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A Can we have the ability to create tags without being linked to a question?

As the title says. Rationale: I'm in the process of giving tags on EE.CD some structure and I feel that sometimes a group of tags could be usefully grouped under a parent which doesn't exist yet. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Easier way to get to the individual user Posts page

There is a Posts page showing all the posts by a given user. However, the only place it is linked to appears to be the bottom of the long list of posts on the user profile. An example of when this...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A New and interesting question feeds without email

It appears that Codidact has notification streams for new questions and interesting questions, but currently these are over email. Can you add a search filter, global page, RSS feed or some other ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Question score on hover in question lists

When viewing an individual question, the score can be seen by hovering over the voting buttons or the upvote and downvote counts: In the question list page, it might be expected that the score c...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Should the Discord guidance be updated as discriminators are being removed?

In my profile, it includes this guidance: Discord Your Discord user tag, in the format username#1234. Discord is in the process of removing discriminators (a discriminator is the #1234). Whi...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by cocomac‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Miscellaneous Flag modal problems

Flagging an answer After pressing "Flag" under an answer there are 3 radio buttons to choose from: Flagging questions and answers Some changes would benefit both types of post. Changes specifi...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Add a "log out of all devices" button

I would like a button that lets me log out of Codidact on all devices. This would be helpful if you lost your device, or believed your account to be compromised. Then you could log out on all devi...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by FractionalRadix‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A How can I fix or edit comment thread titles?

It happens to me all the time that I write a comment - as the first of a new thread of comments - and then either overlook giving it a title, or expect that the default title will be good enough an...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Shouldn't be able to delete question after any response

This is in response to something that happened on the Math site, but it's really a Codidact-wide issue. A week or two ago, someone posted a poorly written question. Not surprisingly, the question...

3 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A How do I close the flag dialog?

When I click flag there is a menu that shows up showing the reasons, like spam, rude, needs author's attention, etc. But how can I close the menu without refreshing the page? I do not see an 'X' wi...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by 90 98‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by r~~‭

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Q&A Probationary shadowban for new accounts

I'd like for communities to be able to opt in to a feature that shadowbans new accounts for a brief period of time. Moderators should be able to release accounts from the shadowban manually; they s...

3 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by r~~‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by 90 98‭

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Q&A Add an explicit Markdown syntax for decorative images

When uploading an image on a Codidact community, users are prompted to add alt text - a text alternative to an image - for that image. If they go to submit a post without doing so, or when submitti...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Proposal: Human-readable profile URLs

Would it be possible to have human-readable profile URLs instead of numbers? e.g. https://meta.codidact.com/users/da5nsy or https://meta.codidact.com/users/@da5nsy rather than https://meta.codid...

2 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by da5nsy‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Indicate change in reputation in voting summary

In the Vote Summary tab of the user page, each of a users posts shows how many votes up and down: This shows voting, but does not make clear how this affects reputation. In this example, the fir...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Grace period for immediately noticed small errors

Sometimes I will compose a lengthy post, submit it, see it in context and immediately notice a typo - no matter how careful I thought I was being. I'm not sure it's desirable that, when I go to fi...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Notification on edits to voted post

When you vote on a post, and it later gets edited, should you get a notification? Say you upvoted something because you liked it. But then it got edited and you don't like the new version. You mig...

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Mithical‭