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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 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 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...

7 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Jon Ericson‭

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Q&A How do I "answer" a feature request or a bug report?

Given that a feature request or a bug report is more of a call-to-action to the developers rather than a question seeking an "answer," I am confused as to what an answer to a feature request or bug...

2 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by 90 98‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Mithical‭

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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

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Q&A How to grow all of our communities?

As most have noticed, there's been a discussion raised on all the community metas about how to grow that particular community. It's a good question and I do believe they should be answered on commu...

7 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Communities drop-down/switcher upgrades

The communities "drop-down"/"switcher" menu next to the user profile could do with a few tweaks. The communities appearing there are sorted after order of community creation. That is: Writing, Codi...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by Lundin‭

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Q&A Dealing with questions "settled on" Stack Overflow

We are a late starter QA site, so we are disadvantaged vs. competitors like Stack Overflow. Namely, a lot of basic questions are already asked and answered there, and people are less likely to orga...

2 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A What fluff (and what level of fluff) is acceptable in posts?

There is this question, revision 1. It contains several fragments I call "fluff": Opening phrase, greeting: Hello fellow community Cliché: Your help would be greatly appreciated ...

4 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by Kamil Maciorowski‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A What is the appropriate tone for feedback on questions and answers?

When giving feedback (comments, edits, reactions) what is the appropriate tone? In other words, how should you phrase your feedback? Should you assume knowledge of all site rules? Should you a...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Is it okay to ask a question because you're too lazy/bored to figure it out yourself?

It is generally considered good practice to try and do your own research to find the answer to a question before you post it. There are some questions where the asker is just not capable of findin...

5 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A What is "clutter" in the context of Codidact?

It's common to hear comments about QA sites being "cluttered", "clogged", "spammed" etc. with types of questions that the commenter doesn't want. What does this actually mean? Is there a definitio...

4 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A Outline of what makes a high quality question

For a QA site to be good, it's important to have high-quality questions. The community is a great resource for guiding askers with the technical tools that CD provides. However, it is helpful for t...

2 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Disambiguate [vote] and [voting]

Meta has vote x 4 and voting x 11. None of them have tag usage guidance. I'm not familiar yet with how tag naming is handled here but it looks clear to me that both tags are too similar and only o...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by Wicket‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Referencing Stack Exchange progress on profiles

I invested tremendous resources into producing quality content, and marketing it. Starting from zero to me is excessive. I'd like some way to display my SE progress directly and visibly on my Codi...

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by OverLordGoldDragon‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A "Needs author's attention" should not be a flag option

When you click on "Flag" under a post, you get a dropdown asking "Why does this post require moderator attention?" One of the options is needs author's attention This question is off-topic ...

2 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A How should we approach non-English content?

It seems almost taken for granted on every Codidact site - even Languages & Linguistics - that questions and answers are supposed to be written in English, although I can't find any official po...

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by r~~‭

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Q&A Feature request: direct messages

Why ? It would facilitate some misunderstandings and clarification without the need for a public comment. It would open a path to people being "mentored" in their first 5 question or what amount i...

2 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Or4ng3h4t‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Notifying each other that a commented-on issue is resolved, to produce fewer comments rather than more

I just made a comment on another Meta post because I wasn't sure whether something in someone else's answer was a typo, or if so what the correct wording should be. It turned out that my best guess...

5 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Bringing bad posts to the attention of curators, not just moderators - flagging vs closure reasons

As things stand, the options for flagging a question seem rather spartan: Image of flagging dialog We have: two options for actual abusive use of the site software an option for dupli...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A Could we have a "Close as outdated" close reason?

A sort of a solution to this problem, but would also apply to posts such as moderator elections, one-off proposals (though status-complete also works), and just generally posts which at some point ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A Problems i have encountered/seen in the last week

I am a new user to Codidact that just migrated from StackOverflow and there are some things I would like to get across, besides this website being smaller, but we already knew what we were getting ...

3 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by Or4ng3h4t‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by Or4ng3h4t‭

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Q&A Regular deletion (roomba) of content unlikely to ever be useful

I noticed that questions exist on this network and are accessible that are unlikely to ever be very helpful, for example because they were marked as completely off-topic. Examples Are internati...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A Do these comments follow our Code of Conduct?

How is this not easily solved with grade school math? -1 for being a dumb question. I can't tell whether this is trolling or a serious question, since finding the answer only requires sevent...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by Mark S.‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A How can we poll a community?

In my effort of giving structure to EE.CD tags pages, I find myself in the need of asking the community for consensus about some debatable choices. Of course the place for this is EE Meta, but I'd...

2 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Could we have an alphabetic sort option for tags?

During my effort at building structure and content in the EE.CD tags pages, I found myself often wanting a way to list all the tags in alphabetic order, regardless of their status or their place in...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Who should be able to create new tags?

It's been pointed out in a few places that, so long as creating tags is much easier than managing them, we're going to have problems handling typos, duplicates, and tags that otherwise ought not ex...

3 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A What should happen with inactive communities?

The level of activity of the communities vary. Some are more active than others, which isn't exactly a problem. However, I'm a bit worried when a community becomes significantly less active than ot...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by luap42‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Andreas‭

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Q&A What do we do with suspected AI users?

I have noticed a user that I suspect may be posting AI generated content. What should I do in such a situation? I don't want to go into exactly why I think it's an AI. Suffice to say, I work on LL...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Consider child tags in required tags

Currently, it is possible to set required tags for a category. For example, here on meta it lists as required tags one of: bug, feature-request, discussion or support. For meta, this works pretty ...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by Taeir‭

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Q&A Implementing a technical "dictionary/glossary" for non-English languages.

I think this has come up before, maybe tangentially on some specific site (EE.CD ?), but I lost track of the posts/comments. Anyway, I think it would be useful, at least for EE.CD, but I post here...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Assessing the 5 tag limit

We currently have a limit of 5 tags per question. Should we keep this the same or would any changes be of benefit? For example: Should the limit be higher or lower? Should there be different ...

3 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Which communities have shown interest?

Historical note: When this post was written, we planned to use the QPixel software as a stopgap while building a new Codidact platform from scratch. That's not what we ended up doing. Since early ...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A A way to prohibit creating certain tags.

On EE.CO we have some tags that are utterly useless, but people keep on using them, for example voltage. For non-experts: voltage is one of the main physical quantity used to describe the behavior...

4 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Add safeguards to "mobile sign-in" feature

When you click on the "Mobile Sign-In" button, you are shown a QR code that, when scanned with your phone, opens your browser on the phone and signs you in automatically. Although I can see how th...

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

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Q&A I can mark my own answer as "Works for me"

The "Works for me" reaction can be added to any answer, even if the reacting user is the author of the answer. For example, here is what an answer looks like if I post the answer and react to it m...

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

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

Original GitHub issue: Can't revert to a blank profile GitHub issue raise more recently suggesting greater demand: "Edit Profile" bio must have a minimum of 30 characters When editin...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Taeir‭

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Q&A Is it okay to scrape Codidact for personal tools?

I'd look to use my own tools for browsing Codidact. Examples include: Summarize activity for a proposal I'm interested in, similar to what's described in https://meta.codidact.com/posts/289288/2...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A How to edit a post for small modifications without affecting the visibility of other posts?

Related: Could we have a way to edit without bumping posts? Motivation I usually edit my own posts a lot of times in order to improve them. This put the corresponding post on top of the "main p...

3 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by zetyty‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A Can we have different favicons for the different communities? [duplicate]

I usually work with dozens of open tabs in my browser and even when using Codidact I have several tabs open pointing maybe at different posts on different communities and/or meta. Having different...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  closed as duplicate 7mo ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Can we have a preview pane for comments?

I just had to reply to a staff member in a comment about some potentially "illegal" HTML code that can be entered in a post. I had to edit the comment about a dozen times because the code I entere...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A What is the relationship between Codidact and TopAnswers?

(Apologies if this is a dupe. I couldn't find a way to search Meta questions.) I joined Codidact after hearing about it on Programming Puzzles & Code Golf (PPCG) Stack Exchange a few years ago,...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by qwr‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A Is there a test community where you can try out Codidact functionality without bothering people?

I'm assessing Codidact Q&A for use by our organisation, so I want to try out features to compare against our list of requirements. I don't want to be posting bogus questions where they're going...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by SuperSheep‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Why is meta reputation linked to Q&A reputation?

Related: A vote in the meta category for the EE site reflected in my reputation. Is that a bug? Suppose I participate in Meta and Q&A Software Codidact, and a Meta answer of mine is downvote...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by qwr‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Hover text on sorting buttons not available on mobile

The sorting buttons at the top of a category's post list have title text which appears on hovering with a mouse, but this is not available on mobile devices. "Activity", "Age", and "Score" are r...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Adding a dummy tag to improve the process of nuking tags with the "merge trick".

Would it be acceptable to create a dummy tag like merge-into-this-for-nuking-another-tag just to ease the usage of the "merge trick" described here to nuke a tag? Of course the usage would spell i...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A Can I subscribe to new answers to a specific post?

Can I follow/subscribe to a question so that I'm notified when it has new answers? It looks like a can subscribe to new comments using the "Follow new" button below a post, but I'm more interested...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by da5nsy‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Should we render double hyphen as an em dash?

Some places render "--" (double hyphen) as "—" (em dash). Currently Codidact does not -- so these are left as double hyphens in both the edit preview and a rendered post (like that). Would it be ...

2 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by AdminBee‭

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Q&A Is corporate hosting of private Codidact sites permitted?

I'm reviewing a number of Q&A platforms for use by our internal Software Engineering community. Our implementation of a Q&A platform would ideally be hosted internally or on a private accou...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by SuperSheep‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by trichoplax‭