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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 we start displaying the score of a post instead of the raw votes?

Currently, when viewing a post, Codidact will show you the raw votes on a post, with the breakdown into upvotes and downvotes: There's been some feedback that this is a bit too much to show, espec...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 6d ago by Pavel Kocourek‭

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Q&A License CC BY-SA 3.0 only available on Writing and Outdoors

For 2 communities (Writing and Outdoors) the License drop down list when making a new post shows an option of CC BY-SA 3.0: For all of the other Codidact communities this option is not present. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 6d ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Tall profile content (image or text) causes scroll bar only on desktop

I recently added an image to my user profile as an experiment. In the edit preview this showed in full, but after saving it shows on my profile with a vertical scroll bar and the bottom section of ...

0 answers  ·  posted 7d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Should we have organization accounts?

I've seen many times something like "This is just my personal opinion, not of the team" when administrators such as Monica Cellio respond to posts. In my opinion, this is because of a lack of a way...

2 answers  ·  posted 20d ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 19d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Preview text for answers should be the answer's text

When searching, not only questions but also answers come up in the results. However, the information on it is mixed between the question that the answer is on and the answer itself: Title: Que...

0 answers  ·  posted 20d ago by Moshi‭

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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 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 23d ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Move current password field up in the edit account settings

Currently, the change password form looks like this: Having a form like this might create some problems: Password - is it the new one or the old one? we find out only by checking the other fi...

0 answers  ·  posted 28d ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 28d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Should markdown links work in comment thread titles?

Markdown links work in comment thread comments, but not in comment thread titles: Would it be better if they worked in the title too? If there is a reason to avoid links in thread titles, would...

0 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Impolite comments

What should be done about comments that don't meet the CoC requirements?[1] As of now, there is no way to flag them, and AFAIK only mods and the author can delete comments ↩︎

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Dani‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Creating new Discord channels

I've been looking at the Codidact Communities Discord channels (see the join us in chat link in the right hand panel of this page). Is it possible for Codidact Communities Discord users to create ...

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

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Q&A Should post tags go above the post content, rather than below it?

Consider, strictly as an example, the question updating a function within a struct on Software Development. There's a reasonable number of programming languages where something like that might be ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by trichoplax‭

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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...

3 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Lack of availability of info on hover with touchscreen devices

Many aspects of Codidact pages have title text ("tool tip" / "hover text") that gives further detail/explanation when the mouse pointer is hovered over them. This useful information is unavailable ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A The meaning of "follow new" on your own posts

Below each post, at the top of the comment section, is a link to "follow new". The title text displayed when hovering over this link says "Follow all new comment threads on this post". It is clear...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Is the Codidact community the same as Stack Overflow?

I found this website because I'm tired of the hostility from the Stack Overflow community. I'm a front end web developer. I wonder if this website have better community than Stack Overflow. Is t...

3 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by Reltih‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Codidact vs SO?

How is Codidact different from SO in terms of posting, commenting, and moderating? Not asking about financial structure of the organization.

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by johnywhy‭

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Q&A Any self-hosting devs here?

I searched for free community software ("open source" what I mean is GPL or similar). I know Stack Overflow and would like to run the software on my own server just to have full control over the da...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by RobertSE‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Questions previews were introduced: Can the layout be improved?

Questions previews have been introduced in Codidact, which, with a considerable amount of padding between the elements inside each question "box", decreased the number of visible questions per scre...

4 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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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 9mo ago by Zakk‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A MathJax in profiles displays differently depending on community

Some communities have MathJax enabled, which allows including mathematical notation in posts. I wondered whether this would extend to the user profile, so I did a test. I edited my profile to incl...

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

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Q&A Can a moderator promote Codidact for free on Reddit?

Let's popularize Codidact! We ought advertise at https://old.reddit.com/r/blogger/ https://old.reddit.com/r/blogs/ https://old.reddit.com/r/DotCom/ https://old.reddit.com/r/GuestPost/ https:...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Chgg Clou‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Quasímodo‭

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Q&A Potentially misleading plus symbol with "follow new" link

I like the new "follow new" feature that allows being notified of any new comment threads on a post. However, I think that using a plus symbol (+) next to it could be confusing, as this is often as...

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

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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. 2022 (current year) 2021 2020

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A MathJax rerenders on movement instead of on change

I've noticed something when using MathJax during 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 ensur...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Share your userscripts!

Here you can share user scripts for Codidact! Please use the following format to share. ### Name of the US Small Description Anything else (optional) Supported on: (U.S. manager) U...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Ethan‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Ethan‭

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Q&A Markdown spoiler sections - is there any need?

Standard markdown does not include spoiler sections (hidden until clicked on). Personally, on those rare occasions when I find need to temporarily hide something, I'm happy using &lt;details&gt; HT...

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

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Q&A Is there a reason for preventing user profile content being less than 30 characters?

When editing my user profile the interface prevents me from entering fewer than 30 characters. I can understand imposing a minimum length on question titles and post content, but I don't see a reas...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Hot Posts curiosity [duplicate]

I'm curious about the list of "Hot Posts" shown in the right hand panel of Codidact pages. So here are some completely unimportant questions that I'm intrigued to know more about: How is the lis...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  closed as duplicate 4mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Translating the project

Hello, I'm new to Codidact and would love to translate QPixel (and the project's homepage as well) to my native language, as I've been doing on other open-source projects :) I looked around and c...

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by tmpod‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Codidact QA‭

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Q&A Bug reports: meta.codidact.com or codidact.org?

I have just observed a bug, and I'm not sure what the protocol is. Is bug reporting and tracking done on codidact.org, meta.codidact.com, or both? If both, and I can't find the bug mentioned on eit...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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 7mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Why are comments hidden by default?

Why are comments deprecated to the point that none are visible without having to move away from the page? With page loads and mouse clicks, less is MORE.

3 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by r~~‭

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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 9mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  last activity 9mo 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 9mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  edited 9mo 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 9mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by KalleMP‭

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Q&A Downvoting Response Delays

I asked a question to the Software Development Codidact site here. I monitored it closely for several hours in case there was a quick response. A day later I found a couple comments waiting for me ...

2 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by Josh Hyatt‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by Derek Elkins‭

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Q&A Deficiencies in the Terms of Service

I took a look at our Terms of Service, and it seems like we are missing a provision on modifying them, a severability clause and a clause incorporating the Privacy Policy into the Terms. This can ...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by sau226‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A bug after edit suggested [duplicate]

In this post, @FoggyFinder had proposed an edit. He removed flag then, added flag. But, I saw both was showing. So, I had gone to edit page. I saw there's only flags. I think I had read a ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 9mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Help wanted: investigating server errors

We've had several bug reports here on Meta about server 500 errors, and we know that these can deter participation. That's bad at any time but especially when we are trying to grow. We want to do...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by NateEag‭

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Q&A Is copying from other sites OK?

I've noticed that some people copy questions from other sites, then they re-post them on Codidact. Is that really OK? Don't other sites have copyright as well? At the very very least, shouldn't peo...

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by Kevin Shenouda‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A So, is Stack Exchange broken permanently this time? [closed]

A few days ago, Stack Exchange suddenly broke. Again. It literally doesn't let you post any question, because the button does nothing. Like so many other sites, they have either deliberately broken...

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by q4q0ht+1jc9kaggmsg9o@sharklasers.com‭  ·  closed 11mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A General discussion on making votes public

Make vote secrecy a per-community choice, because some communities might prefer voting transparency over voting privacy. Side-question. Why voting is secret in other Q&amp;A platforms? Origins in ...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by .                                                .‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Andy aka‭

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Q&A What are the bus factors of Codidact?

The purpose of this post is to draw attention to possibly low bus factors and to maybe lead to a more failsafe organization structure by just asking for information. What are the bus factors for t...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A What should we do to facilitate sharing/recognition of Codidact content?

For context, 'sharing' means sharing to an external website, such as Reddit/Twitter/other sites relevant to a community (e.g. for a writing site, a site frequented by writers). Right now, sharing ...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by sau226‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Codidact's policy regarding posts, user names and profiles with political content

Does Codidact have any policy against using political content in posts, user names or user profiles? I'm not talking about questions about political content, which should obviously be fine given t...

6 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Alexei‭

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Q&A Is there a Codidact community fitting for this question (or one emerging)?

Is there any Codidact network website in the horizon to accept this question? Perhaps with some edit or conceptual change the question would be a good fit for scientific speculation? Daily life...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A How do we handle overlap?

When I use SO I see a load of questions that would be better asked on a spin-off site. Eg SQL questions that would be way better answered on DBA.se. But SQL is a programming language and so fits o...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by gbjbaanb‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A Why is the main Codidact project named QPixel?

Why is the main Codidact project under development in Ruby is codenamed QPixel? Where does this codename comes from and what does it mean?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Krom‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A Should the active category name not be shown twice on the categories header?

One thing one realizes quickly when for example visiting meta.codidact.com is that it's a site about Q&amp;A. The reason is that for example it is written twice: But is this duplication really n...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A How many automatically created users that were never active are there still and what to do about them?

For some communities content from other places has been imported in the past and user profiles have been created, partly to allow users to quickly claim this identity if desired. However, these use...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭