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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 Make navigation bar optionally fixed at the top

I think that it would be better to give the users the option to fix the navigation bar at the top, just like in Stack Overflow. If a user receives a notification, and at that time they are busy re...

2 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by Zakk‭  ·  last activity 12d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Can we get a queue for pending suggested edits?

Right now, you have to actually be there to notice there is an edit waiting to be approved, meaning suggestions on old posts often get overlooked (especially since there are so few actually able to...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 12d ago by Quasímodo‭

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Q&A Making explicit that there are no options with the t shortcut from the questions list page

On a specific question page, the t shortcut brings up a list of options for the question or one of its answers (depending on which is currently selected): On the questions list page, the t short...

0 answers  ·  posted 12d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 12d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Code block exceeds the screen height on mobile

I like the new taller code blocks when working in the desktop site, but they can be problematic on mobile. On mobile, even in portrait orientation (screen height is larger than screen width), a co...

0 answers  ·  posted 12d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Summary per day in the Vote Summary profile page

When viewing a user's Vote Summary, days that are not expanded give no indication of how many votes occurred each day: Would it be useful to have a plus and minus total in the date bar that stil...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 12d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Exclude featured posts from the Hot Posts list

Can the Hot Question list be changed so that featured posts don't show up in it? They are already in the list once.

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 12d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Skip "direct link" message above the answer if there is only one answer

If I jump to an answer directly from a notification, I get a box above the answer: You are accessing this answer with a direct link, so it's being shown above all other answers regardless of its...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 12d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A `skipping $num comments` should show for inline preview

skipping $num comments should show for inline preview also. I was watching the thread. When I was watching the thread from posts page. Then, I noticed that @ArtOfCode said blah blah blah....... I ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 12d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Can we please get useful source code formatting?

My patience is running thin with code formatting on Codidact. I've made this feature request before on Software Development only (here) but no reply. We currently have 5 communities which definite...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by Lundin‭  ·  edited 12d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Preview of edits so reviewers can see what has changed

When looking at a pending edit on the suggested edits page, only the markdown shows. There is no preview of how this will be rendered. This presents two problems: Any subtle error introduced by...

0 answers  ·  posted 23d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 21d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Adjustable size comment text area

The character limit for a comment is 1000, but the text area in which it is typed or edited is much smaller than this. Most comments are short, but some comments can have reason to be longer, and ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Closing Articles

I noticed that there isn't a way to close Article type posts. While some of the close reasons might not be very applicable to Articles, I think that at least the off-topic, outdated, and duplicate...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Option to sort answers by Age

Currently answers can be sorted by Score or Activity: I'd like to be able to also sort them by Age. Would this be useful to anyone else?

2 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by KalleMP‭

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Q&A Total number of search results

At the top of the posts page, the total number of posts shows. At the top of the search results page, there is not a total number of results. I would find the total number useful on the search res...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A "Random from user" ad template, for "selfish sharers" like me

I like the "Random from Category" and "Specific post" ad templates. I've recently been a "selfish sharer" and used the "Specific post" template to share one of my own questions. This made me wonde...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Markdown version of ad templates for sites that don't support HTML

I recently changed my username on a site where I used to post coding challenges years ago, to make it clearer that I no longer post there (as I still occasionally receive comments that I may not se...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Exact date and time of posting on touchscreen devices

In the list of posts, or at the bottom of a post, there is an indication of how long ago it was posted. In a desktop environment with a mouse, hovering over this duration gives an exact date and ti...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Suggestions for the user profile right pane

I have a few suggestions of how the pane on the right hand side of the user Profile page might be improved. I'd like your thoughts on which changes would be useful. Wording changes The 2 images b...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Remove vote counts from front page, or reduce their size

I suggested some changes to the vote counts on the front page here, and was invited to post them on general meta. Basically, I think the red/green meter is a great indicator for question quality, ...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Keelan‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Keelan‭

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Q&A Avoid jumping to top of question after sorting answers

At the top of the answers section of a question there are buttons to sort by "Score" or "Active": Clicking on one of these sorts the answers by that criterion, but also moves the view back to th...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Tag suggestions for Favorite tags

When adding a tag to a post, beginning to type leads to all matching tags being displayed, avoiding the need to type out tag names by hand. Would it be useful to include this feature in the Pref...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Quick copy button for code blocks

Code blocks have a maximum height, after which any extra content scrolls vertically. This can make it tricky to copy the code for testing or adjusting when answering a question, or assessing an ans...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Support lists (bullets and numbers) in comment markdown

I understand that comments are intended for brief queries about the post content, but in the Meta sites I sometimes find it useful to be able to quote part of a post in a comment. Block quotes alre...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Special view for deleted answers to avoid confusion

Opening a new response (new answer) from the Notifications panel opens it in a special view where that answer is shown at the top of the answer list. This makes it very clear which answer was bei...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Move keyboard focus into the search term box when search is clicked

When I click the dark grey search button at the top of a Codidact page a new panel opens containing a search term box and a blue search button. If I start typing, nothing happens because the search...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Ability to search for user:me

Currently, we can search for posts by a particular user by including user:unique_user_number, where the unique user number can be found from the user's profile URL. Would you find it useful to be ...

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

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Q&A Ability to sort search results by activity

Currently, search results can be sorted by posted date (shown as "Age" in the sorting buttons) but not by edited date / most recent activity: Would you find it useful to have this sorting option...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Adaptive rate limit [duplicate]

It is good if users are engaged, but a single engaged user can take over whole communities with their posts. To get a better mix, I propose a rate limit which prevents users with mostly negativl...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by anoani‭  ·  closed as duplicate 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Let users Align posts?

How can I Align left, center, right, or justified my text?

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by PSTH‭

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Q&A Warnings and suspensions log should include suspended abilities

Not sure if this is an oversight or a bug, but suspending a privilege doesn't add a log to the "warnings and suspensions sent to user" moderator tool.

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Filter to show only positive posts

In the past and more recently, there's been an issue of many negatively received posts being posted, leading to the front page being primarily negative. This is, of course, rather bad for image. C...

2 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Make user-annotations editable

Basically the title. There's no edit button for annotations in the mod-tools, so if I make a mistake, there's no way to fix it. (I hit the enter key thinking it would insert a newline, but apparent...

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Newlines and formatting in user annotations

Another self-explanatory feature-request. Currently user-annotations are one-line and plain-text only, which is a little restrictive. I wanted to add a link to the comment that had prompted the not...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Should tag editing be separate from post editing?

Should tag editing be separate from post editing? By that I mean having a specific workflow to modify the tags of a question, different from the workflow to edit the content. Intuitively, I believe...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Archive to mark as "resolved", without locking the comment?

I've recently come across a situation where I thought archiving the comment thread was appropriate: A user suggested an improvement in the thread, and that improvement was then implemented (by me)....

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Please build inline editing functionality

Right now, if a user tries to click the "edit" button on a post, they get taken to a separate page where they can make changes to it. After the changes are made, the user is redirected back to the ...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by sau226‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Can we get a page with links to all of the top level posts from across the network as they are created?

Currently in order to check for new posts on the sites I am interested in, I have to visit the sites individually. Since the posts are stored in one DB would it be possible to get a page here that...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Remove separate search page and put a search textbox directly in the top bar

Would it be possible to change the search so that you don't end up on a separate page? It feels a bit clunky to not be able to search directly. Replace the search button with a text box for the que...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by klutt‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by sau226‭

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Q&A Let's have the same icon for moderators across views

Currently the moderator icon is not consistent across views. See for example this post by Jirka Hanika, a moderator in Linguistics: And then see who it looks in his/her profile page: ...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by fedorqui‭

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Q&A Remove "Post" terminology from sites other than META

Why are (outside of META where it makes some sense) Questions and answers called Posts? Is this because the coders are trying hard to show neutrality or are wanting to reuse some code snippet? As...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A User based styling

Is there any way to adjust the Styling in user profiles. I struggle to see the hairline borders for edit entry areas before they are selected and also prefer to to have less vertical white space b...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Add button to select Meta post destination

Add button to select Meta post destination to site META or Global META at the time of posting. More than one of my posts are probably Global META suggestions but have ended up in Site META because...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by KalleMP‭

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Q&A Please allow a user to permanently delete their account

Please allow a user to permanently delete their account, without the current mechanic of writing an email to the support, writing another email for approval, etc. Please just have a simple button ...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by deleted user  ·  edited 7mo ago by Zakk‭

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Q&A Please make dashboard button/link easier to access

Until reading this thread I did not know that the dashboard even exists. It took me a little bit to find it, so there is a chance it might be hard to find for other users as well. The upper commun...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Alexei‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Allow using <kbd> in the website

I suggest to support &lt;kbd&gt;KBD&lt;/kbd&gt; format in the website. Test KBD It's not working as it is in Stack Exchange, you might want to check this post's source code. It's useful whe...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Allow posting without logging in at least in some communities

I ran the search queries "anonymous", "register" and "unregistered" in the search box but didn't find a thread about why isn't anonymous/unregistered contribution allowed here. I recall one or two...

4 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 9mo ago by Kevin Shenouda‭

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Q&A Hobbling of users who consistently post low-quality content

There are, unfortunately, a few users on Codidact who relatively consistently make low-quality contributions. These posts often come in bursts and tend to be downvoted fairly quickly, but that does...

5 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Peter Mortensen‭

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Q&A Need to throttle users with consistently bad posts. [duplicate]

Now that Codidact has some experience to look back on, we can see the same thing happening here as in other on-line places and in real life. We are all here for our own personal selfish reasons. ...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Request for a Member Story feature which helps to highlight a Codidact member's topic expertise

I learned today that another Q&amp;A site on the web will soon be ditching its Developer Story feature in which members of that site maintain a chronological log of their skills, achievements, cert...

2 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Rounin‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Post action links that cannot be used should be hidden

When I'm signed in, I see a set of post action links such as the following (this is from a question): Permalink | History | Suggest edit | Close | Delete | Flag The "Suggest edit" changes to ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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