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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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Discussions about community and policies, also sometimes used as catch-all for announcements and other stuff

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Q&A Mark cross-duplicates with tags until cross-closing is available

I think it would be reasonable to introduce a new tag, "cross-duplicate-candidate" to tag cross-category or cross-community duplicates with until the software is updated to allow closing them. We'r...

0 answers  ·  posted 1h ago by Andreas‭  ·  edited 26m ago by Andreas‭

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Q&A PSA: question tagging UI apparently now depends on JavaScript from codidact.org

I use Noscript, so Javascript is blocked by default for new domains for me. As it happens, prior to today I had codidact.com (and jsdelivr.org) whitelisted, but not codidact.org. When I was writin...

0 answers  ·  posted 4h ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A Is "voting different on Meta" for Codidact?

Stack Overflow's help section offers the following guidance for its meta site: Voting is different on meta. Like normal Stack Exchange sites, Meta allows members to vote on questions and answer...

0 answers  ·  posted 5h ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A Should we have a network-wide policy against AI-generated answers?

We had this discussion over at Software Development: Should we allow answers generated by ChatGPT? The general consensus so far seem to be that such answers shouldn't be allowed. Mostly because th...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Lundin‭  ·  edited 9h ago by Julius H.‭

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Q&A Discourse software as helpful example

I just felt like saying that the Discourse forum software is quite good quality, and it also has some interesting examples of new forum features not commonly seen elsewhere. For example, on the Ope...

0 answers  ·  posted 17h ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 17h ago by Julius H.‭

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Q&A Some polemics regarding genAIcontent

I wish to open a theoretical conversation on some aspects of the site policies regarding AI. I do this purely out of an inherent interest in deep, rigorous, clear, and self-consistent argumentation...

0 answers  ·  posted 22h ago by Julius H.‭

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Q&A What web dev tools were used in the making

What web development tools were used to build this site? What tools are used to manage it?

1 answer  ·  posted 3d ago by mcp‭  ·  last activity 23h ago by Julius H.‭

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Q&A What is Codidact's policy regarding artificial intelligence-generated content?

Is AI content banned, or allowed if attributed to an AI? Are there further contextual rules regarding AI, for example, how much of a post may consist of AI-composed content? Will the justificatio...

1 answer  ·  posted 2d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 1d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A How are site policies decided on Codidact?

This Help page lists some site policies. What governance system is in place to come to decisions about what the site policies are? This picture displays an organisation structure. It does not...

0 answers  ·  posted 2d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 2d ago by Julius H.‭

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Q&A What information should be displayed on a network profile?

I want to design a network profile (and then possibly implement it). There was already discussion about that in Community dropdown and profile information, Understanding how posts were possibly rec...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Trilarion‭  ·  edited 3d ago by Andreas‭

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Q&A Vote counts as ratios? [duplicate]

This is not meant to be a committed advocating or request of the following, but rather a conversation to analyze the possibilities and potential benefits and drawbacks. What if the total score for...

1 answer  ·  posted 16d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed as duplicate 4d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Modular or “microservices” architecture

I am interested in the idea that an extremely modular software architecture for Codidact could have the kind of general, self-propagating benefits that things like being free open-source have. To m...

1 answer  ·  posted 15d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 7d ago by meta guy‭

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Q&A Codidact Collab - should it be listed?

The drop down menu at the top right of each Codidact page shows a list of all the sites in the network. The list is also shown in the page footer, and on codidact.com. There is also a site for peo...

4 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 7d ago by meta guy‭

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Q&A MathJax rerenders on movement instead of on change

I've noticed something when using MathJax while preparing/editing a post. Each time a change is made to the raw text, the preview rerenders accordingly. This is the behaviour I expect, which ensure...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7d ago by meta guy‭

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Q&A How should we approach large numbers of edits made all at once?

If edits are made to a large number of posts in a short period, they will push everything else off the front page, taking visibility away from recent questions and answers. They will also take visi...

2 answers  ·  posted 9d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 9d ago by Andreas‭

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Q&A Minor suggested edits to old posts

There have recently been several edits in a short period of time by a single user. This user does not yet have the Edit Posts ability, so all of the edits are suggested edits, which require review ...

5 answers  ·  posted 9d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 9d 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...

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

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Q&A What should we do about tagging in Site Proposals?

We need to figure out tags in the "Site Proposals" category. I noticed that some proposals were tagged "suggestion" and some "new-communities" and started to replace the former with the latter, an...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 10d ago by Michael‭

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Q&A Spread the word - SE meta information page?

We all know that Stack Exchange has been there for a long time. It has taken root to a lot of people. Unfortunately, I feel like codidact's word has been spreading less than what I would expect. I...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Neel_Gupta‭  ·  edited 10d ago by meta guy‭

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Q&A How does Codidact avoid repeating Stack Exchange's mistakes?

I received an important question in private email, and I'm bringing it here so we can improve on the answer I sent. This won't be the last time we get this question; let's develop a clear, effecti...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 11d ago by meta guy‭

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Q&A What incentives are there currently to edit and moderate? Should there be more?

On Stack Exchange, I spent a significant portion of my time on the site editing posts, because the idea of an SE site as a repository of useful reference information has long appealed to me. Being...

1 answer  ·  posted 15d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 12d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Threaded comments are good for discussion but there’s no incentive to clean them up [closed]

I personally am open to the idea of treating comments here exactly as we treat posts. Since they can be quite long, we should be able to vote, suggest edits, etc, as a way of facilitating that Codi...

0 answers  ·  posted 13d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed 12d ago by ArtOfCode‭

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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 Can you post a question just to answer it yourself?

Does Codidact allow users to post questions and then immediately answer them?

5 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by 8500 Ward‭  ·  last activity 14d ago by Andreas‭

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Q&A How do we want to organize the help center?

Jon Ericson raised an interesting point in a recent Meta post: I don't understand how the help page is organized. Oh wait! It's alphabetical by the title of the article. That's why "Advanced for...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 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 Would there ever be A / B testing?

Would there ever be a scenario where an experimental feature is tried out with a smaller cohort of users in order to observe the resulting dynamics and compare it to the alternative? I mean more t...

2 answers  ·  posted 16d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 14d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Alternatives to the news feed taken as a default; the “attention economy”

It is common nowadays for social technology to include a “feed” of some kind, most usually as the landing page upon logging in. One can without difficulty produce some conventional arguments in fav...

1 answer  ·  posted 15d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 14d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A How should a Codidact public API work?

I'm planning to add a public API to Codidact so people can make applications that read Codidact data automatically. Features and purposes I have my own purposes in mind for this[1], but there are...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 15d ago by trichoplax‭

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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 Extremely high standards for code of conduct? [closed]

This is just a hypothetical idea I’d like to share. I sometimes feel the bar has been set very low in how people conduct themselves on forums, since we are used to places like Reddit, and compared...

0 answers  ·  posted 16d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed 16d ago by Mithical‭

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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 What should I know when coming here from Stack Exchange?

This website seems much like the Stack Exchange family of sites, but I immediately noticed some differences, like being able to comment at once and not being able to vote on this meta (but the abil...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by tommi‭  ·  last activity 19d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Email, possible scam

This morning I got an email from a name I don't recognize, saying "Nice to bump into you on Codidact. If you remember, we shared a math class or two at MIT. Do you attend reunions? Love to catch up...

0 answers  ·  posted 28d ago by gmcgath‭

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Q&A Why do we have "General comments" threads?

Comments below posts are grouped into threads, each of which can have a meaningful name so several different conversations can happen in parallel with less risk of confusion. However, sometimes th...

3 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 30d ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A Recent feature changes to the Codidact software

This site runs on the QPixel software, maintained by Codidact. What progress has been made recently? There will be one answer per year. 2024 (current year) 2023 2022 2021 2020

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Enhancing community involvement with per-site Help Centers

By my understanding, one of the key features of the Codidact network is that individual communities are more in control of their local policies. In particular, it appears that community moderators ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A How should we phase out the Site Proposals category?

Currently the old Site Proposals category points to the new Proposals community, presumably as a temporary measure until people get used to the new community. This is not ideal, as described in the...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A How should we make pending edit suggestions more visible?

Each category header includes an "Edits" link, which is a link to a list of pending suggested edits in the current category. But nothing alerts people with the ability to approve those edits that ...

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

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Q&A Get rid of minimum character requirements

Various places in Codidact where a user enters text seem to have a minimum character requirement. If you enter fewer characters than that, the system keeps the "submit post" button greyed out, pop...

2 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A What help pages need to be written?

I've been working on the user help center recently - writing new help pages and improving old ones. You can see the latest changes and suggestions - even the ones that haven't been deployed to the ...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Andreas‭

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Q&A Please review a new Accessibility Statement and Accessibility Policy

Here at Codidact, we believe that everyone deserves to have access to information and to be a part of a community. "Everyone" includes people with disabilities, and so that means making our site an...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Some things I observed as I started poking around Codidact

I'm a bit hesitant to write this since it's not generally a good idea to walk into a host's house and immediately criticize the way it's laid out. But there really is only one chance to make first ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Jon Ericson‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A What community would be appropriate to ask a business question about software development?

The title is the question: What community would be appropriate to ask a business question about software development?

2 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by TecBrat‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A How can Codidact be independent from Stack Exchange, when you have same moderators?

Mithical is moderator on AI, Constructed Language, Literature Stack Exchanges. But also Mithical is I'm also part of Codidact’s Community Team, and am on the Board of Directors. Clearly, Mit...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Mark S.‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Lundin‭

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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 What html tags can we use in posts?

So, I finally got around to looking at the second Review Panel draft, and was surprised by the ability to make collapsible sections in posts. From the comments, I wasn't the only one. Whoa, whoa, ...

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