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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 Future planning: what user preferences would be useful?

I am starting to think about user preferences. This won't happen for a while, but I'd like to gather input so we can start thinking about a functional design. Currently a user has a single account...

19 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by fedorqui‭

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Q&A We should delete all old imported content.

Early for the Codidact sites, it seemed like importing content from SE might be a good way to get a new site going quickly. Now with the clarity of hindsight, we can see that this didn't work. Th...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A New communities: Music, Physics

We have launched two new communities, Music and Physics. As new communities with no data imports, they are blank or nearly-blank canvases now. We'd like to have some content before we advertise t...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Add a more obvious link to the Abilities page

Right now, the Abilities page isn't very obviously accessible - I had to go to my profile, click on one of the abilities I have, then click "Return to list" since there is no direct link there. Th...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Notifications dropdown overflows slightly outside page height

When I open the notifications menu, I get the following: I think it would be good for UX if the "mark all as read" button was not obscured partially.

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

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Q&A Codidact turns one; let's party (email for prizes sent)

Update (2020-12-29): I've sent emails to everyone who is eligible to get a t-shirt or stickers. I'm sorry that it took a while, but you know, life happens. It's been an interesting year so far and ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by luap42‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Do we have/should we have community wikis?

Over at Software Development, I've tried to write a self-answered Q&amp;A that addresses the by far most common FAQ of all time in the topics of C and C++ programming. When posting it on SO, I woul...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A New post type: wiki

We've had some discussions here on Meta about shared resource pages -- wiki-style articles that anybody could edit, canonical posts, and so on. My original idea for this was that individual posts ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Heads up: small design changes, a better user card and some long-expected features

Update: The reputation number in the header has been added back again for the time being, until we have found a suitable solution. This is just a quick heads up, that you are, indeed, not crazy ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by luap42‭  ·  edited 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Posts are now all under a single umbrella

Ever since we introduced articles to Codidact, posts have been referred to with their post type. The URL to get to a question or answer would be /questions/12345, and to get to an article would be ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Move posts between different categories through edits?

I think it would be very handy if users with edit privileges, or at the very least the OP themselves, could move posts between different categories on the same site. This would be particularly han...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Rollback Feature for Questions and Answers

In the buttons below a Question/Answer, there is one for viewing its history: This is a feature request for adding a rollback feature to the history page of a question/answer, since the edits to...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Razetime‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A What order should the sites be in? [duplicate]

So if one looks at the list of Codidact communities, either on the main https://codidact.com/ page or in the footer at the bottom of every community's page, the list doesn't seem to be in a useful ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Peter Cooper Jr.‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Should users without the ability to review suggested edits see the 'suggested edit pending...' text if they cannot see the diff?

I just found a post that has a suggested edit pending on it: The problem is that I don't have the privilege to review edits (or whatever name it has) so clicking on it does not produce any o...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Does Codidact have a community that can fit this question?

Does Codidact have a community that can fit this question from Quora? Scientific Speculation? Pre-suppose the background and context in the TV series Man in High Castle. If you remember the deta...

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

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Q&A Abilities update is here!

U P D A T E: It looks like some changes have gone missing after the rollout; we're working on adding them back right now. See this answer for more information. We have deployed the new abilit...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Cloudflare breaks typing tag names (results in HTTP 403, ultimately preventing posting questions) when accessing Codidact over Tor

Someone at Cloudflare doesn't particularly like Tor. And because Codidact is apparently hosted behind Cloudflare, that means that by extension, Codidact is at least moderately anti-Tor in practice,...

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

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Q&A Second Iteration of Drafting the Codidact Arbitration & Review Panel

About a month ago I shared our first draft for a Review Panel. Read through that post to find the motivation for this idea: It should be clear that such a process shouldn't involve "us" (the Codid...

7 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by luap42‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Peter Cooper Jr.‭

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Q&A Drafting the Codidact Arbitration & Review Panel [duplicate]

Since Codidact was founded, we have had one rule leading our path every step of the way. It's the rule that community comes first. That the Codidact "staff" shouldn’t overrule the community, but co...

9 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by luap42‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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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 ...

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

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Q&A Order of categories in top bar and categories page differs

I think it would be a good idea if the categories page would list the categories in the same order as the bar on the top. Currently it apparently lists them alphabetically, which makes the Blog ca...

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

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Q&A Site design: Why use different fonts for edit window and code windows?

When I type in the edit window, Codidact seems to use my default monospaced font (Iosevka SS08). But when a code block is displayed, why doesn't it use the same? I feel like it makes more sense to...

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

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Q&A Hot Network Questions like feature?

Initially HNQ's were the only reason I ever contributed to sites outside of Stack Overflow. In my opinion, a similar tool might be even more valuable in the early stages of Codidact's growth. I cou...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Cazadorro‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Nick Alexeev‭

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Q&A Why don't we just make communities for every launched stack?

Rather than reinvent each community, why don't the admins just create a community for each subject that Stack launched a site for? Such as statistics, interpersonal skills, workplace, law, philoso...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by accounting, identify this location‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Separate Languages from Linguistics? [closed]

Stack exchange separates languages from linguistics for good reasons. they're not the same thing. linguistics is an academic subject. and why combine all the languages on one post? like stack, why...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by accounting, identify this location‭  ·  closed 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Is S.E. website layout more clear cut and user friendly? [closed]

No offense! I want to make Codidact better and friendlier than SE! I don't know why — I don't design website or user experience — but SE's websites looks better and makes my eyes and eyesight easie...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Chgg Clou‭  ·  closed 2y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A How does voting on site proposals work?

I've seen a pattern of certain users downvoting on site proposals, not because they are against the proposal itself but rather against the concept of launching a new community. Without calling out ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Questionable button label when editing comment.

Posting new comment is by selecting the function, writing the comment, hitting 'Post'. Editing existing comment is by selecting the function, making the amends, then hitting 'Post'. Having the sa...

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

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Q&A What criteria are used to determine to launch a new community?

Codidact currently has several communities (with varying levels of activity), and several more proposals for new communities. There seems to be an effort in many of these proposals to collect users...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Peter Cooper Jr.‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A How many votes are required for special actions like close, reopen, delete or restore?

I am wondering about the number of votes required to perform the following actions: close reopen delete restore I have found this forum thread, but it is unclear what are the current values.

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Alexei‭

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Q&A Community Wiki Posts [duplicate]

Also see the more active discussion on https://meta.codidact.com/questions/278386 Will there ever be something akin to StackExchange Community Wikis? While I'm not sure of the specifics (I've neve...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Importing StackExchange dumps

Users of StackExchange use the platform with the understanding that questions and answers are available under a CC licence and SE makes a dump of its content available under https://archive.org/det...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Peter‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A How to financially support the Codidact project?

The main Codidact page tells us that: Our goal is to build an open-source platform for community-driven Q&amp;A sites. We aim to welcome beginners and experts alike and to empower communities of l...

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

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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...

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

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Q&A Allow licence change when there's only one contributor

I wrote a post without realizing I was using the default licence CC BY-SA instead of the licence I wanted to use (CC0). I wanted to amend my mistake; I wasn't able to. Other similar (but closed sou...

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

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Q&A I cannot understand the meaning of disrespectful.

(Please note that I write this post only for the record. I personally do not hope that some changes will be made.) I have been informed of some contradictory policies (attitudes), which I personall...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by tommi‭

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Q&A How should staff deal with posts critical of themselves that they want deleted?

Recently, we had a question asked about priorities of the 'community team'1. The poster then self-answered (which is fine). This answer then got deleted2 and a different user asked a question about...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Mithrandir24601‭  ·  edited 2y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Voluntariness vs. Responsibility, which of them should be considered as a priority for the community team?

Before starting the concern, I want to appreciate and acknowledge the community team for their volunteer efforts to run Codidact and handle its issues as far as they can. When I sometimes talk to s...

6 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  edited 2y ago by MathPhysics‭

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Q&A Post on Stack Exchange and Codidact

I would prefer to post questions in Codidact than on Stack Exchange and I want to contribute to Codidact by doing so. However, I am certain that the probability of getting a useful answer is higher...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Guilherme Costa‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Why was this answer to the volunteer-discussion removed?

For what reasons post (answer or question) might be removed by moderator / staff ? I do not ask about obvious reasons like spam, off-topic, base rule violations, etc here. Context: history. Obviou...

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

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Q&A How should Codidact "advertise" and gain community members?

This came up a bit in my post to try to get a TRPG site going, but I think it's really a broader issue, not just to starting new communities but also to the ones that are already launched. Just ho...

6 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Peter Cooper Jr.‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Logician‭

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Q&A Orientation / Welcoming Committee

I'm not sure where to start, on my first visit to this site. I don't know the rules, the context, the history, anything really. What brought me here is the search for better online discussion techn...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by dagelf‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A What are the close reasons on Codidact?

In my opinion the following should be the only default close reason for any Codidact community: CoC (without the problematic sentence) violation obvious spam, like posting nonsense things or promo...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  edited 2y ago by MathPhysics‭

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Q&A Why is it not possible to accept answers? [duplicate]

I asked a question but to my surprise I cannot mark it as accepted. Is this a conscious design decision? If so, what is the reason?

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

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Q&A Codidact is a Q&A platform or a teaching community?

The following is an excerpt from this community staff's answer: I definitely didn't thought of the CoC-version of "Not Constructive" when I added the "Not Constructive"-close reason. The intention...

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

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Q&A Migrate users from deprecated Codidact forum

Should user accounts from forum.codidact.org be imported? Since the forum was deprecated, I read the notice and went to this meta. The top of the meta says that all Codidact sites have the same log...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by mbomb007‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Let us have a transparent review system.

Issue According to the answers provided by the community staff to this post, I conclude that one of the Codidact policies is empowering moderators to take some required actions in some situations a...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Lundin‭

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Q&A To be constructive, or not to be constructive, that is the question.

After reading this answer, I have concluded that any post and any behavior satisfying the Code of Conduct are welcomed in any Codidact Community. The Code of Conduct has been written well, and all ...

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

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Q&A Why can users get negative reputation?

I saw a user account which had a negative reputation. On the StackExchange sites, the minimum user rep is 1. So why is a negative reputation possible here? I'd like to know the reason, if it was a ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Wikis‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by .                                                .‭

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Q&A How granular should network communities be?

What are (y)our principles for deciding how granular Codidact network communities should be? The Other Place seems to lean towards more granular communities—one for software development, one for se...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by r~~‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Lundin‭