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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 [status-completed] posts bury everything else

At the time of writing, there is a big chunk of (around 15) [status-completed] and [status-declined] posts in the Q&amp;A category feed, burying the open posts. Since open posts are much more impor...

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

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Q&A Feature Request: Comments improvements to indicate assent or dissent with previously posted comments

Often I'm looking over a post and feel that I have what to add as a comment. But as soon as I look at the comments, I find that someone's already written exactly what I would have said. At that poi...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by jla‭

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Q&A Community Rules

Was reading this Post and I certainly agree with the general differences like open source and non-profit that differentiate Codidact. But the Community vs Repo point leaves some questions. Sure eac...

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

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Q&A Why prefering Codidact to Stack Exchange?

As I explained in this post and some community staff confirmed, Codidact is almost a miniature of SE. In fact, I see no radical difference between them. As we know, almost all (in my opinion, all w...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by ShowMeBillyJo‭

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Q&A Should we show tags before the body, to provide context for reading the question?

Today I saw the following question on Software Dev (this is the beginning): (rest of post...) The title, "connect with SLOT/SIGNAL:QPushButton clicked signal not received by main window" sounds li...

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

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Q&A Should there be a forum-like place for the Codidact network?

I would like to propose a place on the Codidact network where one can informally talk with other members of the network in a slower paced setting about off-topic stuff (for example movie recommenda...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Zerotime‭

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Q&A Why does the title come after the body when writing a question?

This might sound silly, but ever since I wrote my first post here, I have noticed that the title comes after the body and I find it quite strange. Since I have some activity using Stack Exchange (b...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A What should I know when coming here from Stack exchange?

This website seems much like 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 ability ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by tommi‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Should we use the Article type for bug reports?

I've recently been looking through the [bug] tag, and one thing stood out to me. Every bug post either has no answers, or one answer that just says, "The bug has been fixed" (or some variation ther...

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

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Q&A Do we need templates for new posts?

We have some posting tips on the "ask question" (or "create post" etc) pages, and we plan to add better contextual help in the future. Another way to guide people would be with templates, a "proto...

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

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Q&A Should [status-completed] be used before the changes are live?

As of the time of writing, this request has the [status-completed] tag despite the change not being live yet. It is completely developed, sure, but since it is not yet deployed, should the request ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Sigma‭

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Q&A Should we have "Last seen" times?

Tracking when each user last logged in or last was active may be onerous but such information can be helpful in various ways, such as in deciding when to return to a post. Edit At least for the tim...

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

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Q&A Does Codidact have to be too similar to SE?

Examining Codidact communities, one can easily find out that Codidact is almost a duplicate of SE I know that many Codidact users (or maybe all of them) are current or former SE users, so it was ex...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Mithrandir24601‭

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Q&A Does Codidact want to silence its users as SE does?

After joining Codidact and then reading many posts, I concluded that Codidact is a place allowing people to express their opposing ideas freely, unlike SE. But, something happened that I had to dou...

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

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Q&A Please postpone launching new communities.

I know that Codidact is a new website developed by volunteers, so I do not expect it to be as well-appointed as an experienced website like Stack Exchange. However, although I have joined Codidact ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  reopened 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A I cannot understand the meaning of some downvotes

In my opinion, downvoting some kinds of posts is meaningless. For example, why should anyone downvote a bug report, like this post? If someone has the same problem, they can upvote the bug report; ...

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

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Q&A auto re licensing

If this had a feature where one could set triggers for stuff, I'd use it to set up a trigger that re licenses all and each of my CC BY NC SA stuff to CC BY SA1 after each hits 50th year age. The go...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by .                                                .‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Should we allow capitalized tags?

So this has been bugging me for a while now. Recently, the tags Chinese, Cantonese, and Mandarin were changed to lowercase. When asking why on the discord, I was told that it was because "tags are ...

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

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Q&A Should tags be written in American or in British English?

On Cooking, I sometimes run into comprehension issues as food is labelled differently around the world. One recent example for this is ground beef and minced meat which both essentially mean the sa...

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

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Q&A Change the primary font from Roboto

I have nothing against Roboto, I think it's a lovely font and has it's use case. I find it challenging to read when you have anything more than a sentence or two. I don't have a perfect alternative...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Welz‭

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Q&A Bypass Caps and High Frequency Current Return Paths [closed]

Hello, everyone! I was watching this video by w2aew on the function of ceramic bypass capacitors, and at 6:00 he states that high-frequency currents take the path of least-impedance and make their ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by jm567‭  ·  closed 2y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Can we move questions?

This question was accidentally posted in meta instead of language, and ended up being closed. Does the ability to move questions between sites currently exist, or is closing the only way to deal wi...

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

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Q&A Is there a consensus on comment layouts for the MVP and beyond?

I've been looking around Codidact sites, wiki, repos and mission, to be able to determine if this is even a discussable or interesting topic at all. I was about to drop any ideas to ask this questi...

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

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Q&A Why isn't the text editor in the same font as what posts are?

It's not really an issue, but I'm curious why Codidact chose to use a monospace font for editing/posting while published posts use a normal font.

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

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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 ↩

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Dani‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A Should the post title come before the body?

Should the post title come before the body? When starting a new post, the first thing that comes to my mind is the topic of the post. In that case I usually first jot down a draft title and then st...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Welz‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Martin Bonner‭

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Q&A Difference between Codidact.org and codidact.com

What's the difference between codidact.org and codidact.com?

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

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Q&A Community Ad Templates now available

You have a website or a blog where you want to advertise for your favorite Codidact community? Or you got permission to advertise on someone else's website? Great. Please spread the word and invite...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by luap42‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Announcing a new user tour

Oh... yet another announcement from me :) So, we built a new user tour, which explains how Codidact works. Every new user will get an inbox-notification inviting them to take the tour (only once, n...

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

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Q&A Announcing featured links

You might have noticed, that the Hot Posts sidebar widget changed. This is, because we added some new features surrounding it. Most noteably, moderators can now feature links to that bulletin. This...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by luap42‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A What are the steps between community idea and community proposal?

Inspired from this post asking what steps there are between proposal and launching a community, I would like to know what steps there are between an idea and a proposal. Right now, we have at least...

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

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Q&A Scoring System for Trust Level Requirements

Currently, we're planning to implement a system for user privileges based on Trust Levels. These are of the form of 'if you satisfy [these requirements], you get [these perks]', where [these requir...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Mithrandir24601‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A What are the steps between community proposal and the actual spawn of that community?

Codidact features a list of communities, but none of them seems to address software development. I have seen Professional coding proposal and I think Monica's proposal makes even more sense since w...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Duplicate Questions?

Are duplicate questions a concern here as well? Is the old banner of "repository of good Q&amp;A" still a thing? Has there been any consideration to some of the old suggestions regarding duplicate ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Culyx‭

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Q&A Should bugs and feature requests go to local Metas or Meta.Codidact?

When users of a Codidact site come up with bugs or feature requests that are not specific to that site: Is it preferable that they post to their local Meta or to Meta.Codidact? Is one of these ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Isaac Moses‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by pnuts‭

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Q&A Should bug reports go on meta.codidact.com or on GitHub? (or both, or either, or neither) [duplicate]

Given that QPixel is open source, shouldn't bug reports go on the GitHub repo instead of as a Q&amp;A on meta? The description on codidact.com says "Our meta site for issues regarding community and...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by pxeger‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Tag updates, including tag hierarchies

We have just pushed some updates related to tags. You will now see a "tags" link in the category bar (next to "posts"), which leads to a searchable list of all tags. Selecting an individual tag t...

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

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Q&A Why is there a voting limit?

I was just informed I've reached my daily voting limit. I didn't know Codidact had a voting limit. Why is there a voting limit?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Harel13‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by luap42‭

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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...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A How should we approach a programming site or sites?

We have a suggestion for a site for professional coding, and software engineering and computer science also have some interest, and there are overlapping suggestions for cloud technologies and sing...

9 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A What's the standard way to refer to a Codidact community?

When referring to individual Codidact communities, what is the standard way of referring to them? In most cases, the name of the community is a generic term that doesn't by itself refer specificall...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Isaac Moses‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by mattbrent‭

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Q&A How can an SE refugee help fix encoding problems?

"Scoring System for Trust Level Requirements" by Mithrandir24601 states that at some point, interaction with the site will be gated behind trust levels, as described in "User Privileges" on the Git...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by PinoBatch‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Review the reviews, show other users' feedback, filter reviewable items by tags

3 points in this proposal: Allow users to review other users' reviews; Display information about reviews on your reviews by others; Allow reviewers to opt out of certain tags if they are not confi...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by user1306322‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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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...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by luap42‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by user1306322‭

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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 ...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A What defines an "interesting" question?

On the sidebar I see the following widget: "New question" is pretty self-explanatory, but what does "interesting question" mean? What are the requirements for a question to be considered "interest...

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

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Q&A Filtering non SE questions?

Is it possible to filter for non stack exchange questions? On communities that have opted to sync, I've found it quite frustrating that I'll find a question posted "recently" I think is interestin...

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

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Q&A Self-answered Q&A - posting Q and A at the same time [duplicate]

I'm assuming that self-answered Q&amp;A is fine and on-topic in most communities - if not, open for discussion below. "That other site" got a little check box which you can use upon posting a quest...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Network-wide sign in created accounts for me on all sites even though I had no accounts there beforehand

A few day ago, @aCVn proposed that there should be a network-wide sign in to avoid signing in into each sub-site individually. I upvoted the proposal because I like the idea. As of yesterday (19.06...

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