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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 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 3y ago by luap42‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 4y ago by luap42‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y 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 3y ago by celtschk‭  ·  edited 3y 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 3y ago by Razetime‭  ·  edited 3y 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 4y ago by Cazadorro‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 3y ago by accounting, identify this location‭  ·  edited 3y 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 3y ago by accounting, identify this location‭  ·  closed 3y 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 3y ago by Chgg Clou‭  ·  closed 3y 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 3y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 3y ago by .                                                .‭  ·  edited 3y 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 3y ago by Peter Cooper Jr.‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 3y 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 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y 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 3y ago by Peter‭  ·  edited 3y 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&A sites. We aim to welcome beginners and experts alike and to empower communities of l...

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

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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 3y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 3y ago by Mithrandir24601‭  ·  edited 3y 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 3y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  edited 3y 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 3y ago by Guilherme Costa‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 3y ago by FoggyFinder‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 4y ago by Peter Cooper Jr.‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 3y ago by dagelf‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 3y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  edited 3y 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 3y ago by Wikis‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y 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 3y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 4y ago by mbomb007‭  ·  edited 3y 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 3y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 3y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 3y ago by Wikis‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 3y ago by r~~‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Lundin‭

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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&A category feed, burying the open posts. Since open posts are much more impor...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Canina‭

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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 3y ago by Culyx‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Lundin‭

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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 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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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 3y ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Moshi‭

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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 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 3y 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 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 4y ago by pnuts‭  ·  edited 3y 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 3y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 3y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 3y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  reopened 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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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 3y ago by .                                                .‭  ·  edited 3y 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 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 3y 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 3y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 3y 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 3y ago by jm567‭  ·  closed 3y 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 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 3y 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 3y ago by Julio Cezar Silva‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Mithical‭

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