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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 How can I decorously promote Codidact on Reddit?

I've stumbled upon links to Codidact questions on answers on SOME subreddits, but because Codidact is still little known and unsung, Redditors balk at clicking links to Codidact. OR other...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 2y ago by TextKit‭

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Q&A A few small changes, mostly about moderation and curation

The latest update includes a few small changes of possible general interest: Moderators can now escalate flags to the admin team. If you have a flag that requires our attention, or if you wan...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Threaded comments are here!

From our earliest discussions of what the Codidact platform would be, we've known that we had to tackle comments. Comments are very important for giving feedback and asking for clarifications. So...

15 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Happy Birthday, Codidact!

It feels like we celebrated Codidact’s first birthday only yesterday and that Codidact was founded just a few days ago, but here we are. Codidact is now officially two years old! [1] Two years ago...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A More answer feedback -- Reactions are coming to Codidact

A bit over a year ago, I proposed to add a “reactions” like feature on Codidact, which would allow marking answers as “accepted”, “outdated” or “dangerous”, providing more detailed feedback to user...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by luap42‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Alexei‭

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Q&A Button is disabled without any explanation when title is too short

When I was writing the post. My title was too short for post that. But, I was thinking why button is disabled. Since, I had worked on disabling button that's why I knew my post's title was too shor...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Should we show question on a thread of answer?

I was reading some comments in answers. I didn't read question. But, I started reading the answer (That question wasn't understandable for me so I just ignored that but later understood). Then, vis...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Why an author of an answer should have ability to react his own post? [duplicate]

Why an answer-er should have ability to react on his own answer. I believe he should have ability to react to his post as Outdated. But why they should have ability to react as Worked for me or hel...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Should it be possible to "react" to one's own posts?

We now have reactions. However, I notice that there seems to be nothing stopping a user from "reacting" to their own posts. For some reactions, this might make sense. For example, an outdated ans...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Enlarging the chance that clarification-question comments would be modular

Even threaded, asking two or more clarification questions in one comment can be frustrating (and a miscommunication bias) for an OP, especially if the OP doesn't speak English as a native language ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by FoggyFinder‭

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Q&A Accessibility: What can we do better?

As part of our mission to be a place where communities are fully supported, one of our goals is to make sure our site is accessible for everyone. With that in mind... what can we do better, access...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Can codidact be used separately from the codidact network with custom local user management?

I am a research assistant at a technical university and have been tasked by our chair to find a software to host our internal Q&As on. My collegues and I have been doing small code snippets an...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by mw88‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Show more threaded comments after clicking the title of a threaded discussion

After clicking on the title of a threaded discussion, a user can read up to five threaded comments; if a user wants to read more, clicking "see the whole thread" is needed. I think 5 is too litt...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Bookmark questions! [duplicate]

Somesite Elsewhere lets you bookmark a question which is a helpful function if you want to revisit it without having to search it on the search box again. I'd want to use such function for the purp...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Why should site proposals require groups?

It was written in Codidact Site Proposals page: If you've got a group or community looking for a site, we can host it for you. Post here to let us know and we'll discuss the details. Please read...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Chemistry site needs to be added [duplicate]

Why isn't here a chemistry site?Physics cannot cover all the atomic or molecular interactions and I think it would attract new members.

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by MissMulan‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A I suggest to better format the title ("summarize your post with a title") area

By some odd mistake I wrote only about half a title to a post in Scientific Speculation yesterday: Post itself: https://scientific-speculation.codidact.com/posts/283763 Post history: https://sc...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Introducing the Vote Summary

We have added a summary of votes received (i.e. votes on own posts) to user profiles. You can access it by going to the Vote Summary tab. The summary is available publicly: The votes are aggrega...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by luap42‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Voting fraud on posts

In the reference, Monica had said If you suspect voting fraud, please flag or use the "contact us" link. Moderators can't see who voted on what (even I can't), but there are people on the team w...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Limit of flag comment

What's the limit of flag comment? I was testing by flagging in Dev server. I had flagged a comment using more than 30000 characters. I think it should be limited (maybe, 500 characters)

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Date Display formatting

Is there a way to see the actual date and time in most significant first ordered form YYYY.MM.DD HH:MM:SS for questions, answers and comments. This was beaten to death at SE and the consensus was ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by KalleMP‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Allow use of slugs in category and tag routes

Currently, we pass an ID in urls for the category and tag routes. For instance, the Q&A category on this meta site has an ID of 3. In the long term, this makes it harder for people to access c...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by sau226‭

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Q&A Difficulties with mentioning non-ASCII usernames

I realize that some usernames are very difficult to mention due to the way that the current system works. Currently, you have to type in at least three characters after the @ before the list of men...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Restrictions on usernames

This post asks to disallow usernames with only periods and spaces. I would like to propose disallowing any឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by user‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Will Codidact ever have new favicons? [duplicate]

Somewhere Else has its fair share of favicons on sites. A default bubble with letters for sites without logos, or one with illustrations in it, and the site's logo. We could probably do something ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Proposal for reorganizing the Help Center

Is it possible to reorganize the Help Center? I recognize that this might be very low on the priority list, but my first experience with it was less efficient than I'd hoped. What I'd propose is th...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by JBH‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭

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Q&A Does downvoting someone else lower your own reputation?

On Stack Exchange, downvoting a question or answer —2 your reputation. What about here?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by DNB‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭

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Q&A Delete the [<i>test</i>] tag.

While checking Codidact Meta tags, I saw this <i>test</i> tag . The tag doesn't have usage information or detailed wiki. Likely, it is made for testing purposes or made accidently and I...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Can we allow answerers to see if asker upvoted them?

When someone takes the time to answer a question, it's nice for that person to feel recognized and that they were helpful. While seeing upvotes is a good indication that the answer was helpful to t...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Peter Cooper Jr.‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by JBH‭

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Q&A Should we show length of character for each "things"?

Usually, maximum length of post body is 30,000 characters. And, maximum length of post title is 250 characters. Reported here. Length of thread title is also 250 characters. I was thinking, "Should...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A What will become of reputation?

For a while now, the reputation topic has (re-)surfaced repeatedly with the the Codidact team taking a slight stance to remove reputation in the long run. Everytime this was mentioned, there were a...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Quasímodo‭

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Q&A Questions Displaying in more than one community?

Related to the idea of splitting up various CD communities, we seem to be assuming that questions have to belong to one community. Just thinking on the idea that Questions could have another set o...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Culyx‭

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Q&A Is there any disadvantages of getting Quora-like community which might affect Codidact

I was going to proposing a Quora-like community. But, I have seen the proposal now. I have some reason why we need Quora-like community (not completely Quora). Is there any disadvantages for Quora-...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y ago by deleted user

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Q&A How to refer members of community B to a question in community A which suits both communities?

I have asked this question in in CD LL; although it is about linguistics, it also significantly deals with software development (databases organization). If I would just link to it from a session ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A How important reference is?

I am human not robot. I forget everything (I am dumb) but, human. It's OK to forget everything. Usually, a person said in one of my comment that most of the time I don't add reference link. But, I...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A How can I effortlessly spawn new, unused URLs to the same question on Codidact?

I'd like to submit links to unanswered Codidact questions, to Reddit, in order to try to get them answered and popularize Codidact. Although some SubReddits forbid submitting a link already publis...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 2y ago by TextKit‭

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Q&A What, another meta? What's this site for?

Codidact Meta is for questions about the instance that we will host. You can also request changes and report bugs in the software platform that runs it, though you're also welcome to use GitHub. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭

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Q&A New search options

The team has made some improvements to search, including the following new options (taken from the search help): filtering by user If you want to search for posts written by a particular user...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A User profile now has a Discord link

We currently use Discord for community chat. Not everybody uses Discord and that's fine; nobody is required to be in chat. Someday we would like to remove our dependence on a third-party service,...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Is it possible to delete account community-wise?

Is it possible to delete account community-wise (wise or, wide I don't know)? I just want delete my account in some community.

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Please, don't kill Olin Elthrop‭!

I just found this user Olin Elthrop‭ and read the profile description. I felt like I had to report it, since it may be considered trolling or insulting against another user Olin Lathrop (a high-re...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A Why is there a rep system in Codidact?

I had visited Codidact quite some time ago when it was still being built. At that time, there weren't many talks about having the reputation system built on this site. Partly, The reason why Slack...

6 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Neel_Gupta‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A Ideas on the separation of Game Development from Videogames CD

Videogames Codidact is taking it's time to form an audience and I'd like to talk about something regarding it. There has been discussion in chat if Game Development should leave Videogames CD at s...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Culyx‭

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Q&A A letter didn't bold in suggested edit page

Okay, you're probably confused. Let me explain. I use the web browser Chrome to use Codidact and would find something off about the letter "M" in the formatting box. In other words, it looks like i...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  edited 2y ago by deleted user

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Q&A My opinion about why there should be two medical sciences websites in the network

Modular approach is generally good in the long run and I think that there are two "modules" to modern medicine: Non-invasive (doesn't include surgery) Invasive (includes surgery) I believe t...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by General Sebast1an‭

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Q&A The homework dumps are coming - how about a network-wide policy?

I'm starting to see the first signs of the inevitable "homework dumps" on Software Development as the site is gaining traffic a bit. The criteria for a homework dump is roughly: A raw copy/paste...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Sandbox to test formatting and other features?

There doesn't seem to be a sandbox to play with site such as formatting, deleting, etc. here or on other sites. Could such a sandbox be made to help people experiment?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by user‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Chat feature for Moderators

I have some questions. Actually, I learned from SE that, "separate questions or, do not ask multiple question in once". That's why I am not adding multiple questions at once. But, if we can ask mul...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y ago by deleted user

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Q&A What does the logo of each Codidact site represent?

Learned about Codidact, and bringing this alive. A logo has a visual representation of what brand is being held, where some have clear meanings, while others don't. There are some sites on the Cod...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Is it a good idea to propose a single site for a religion that will cover both theology and its history/evolution from a secular standpoint?

I want to propose a site for Hinduism here that will cover both Hinduism, the religion/theology itself and also secular studies on Hinduism (how the religion, its scriptures, different sects, langu...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by mrbean‭

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