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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 Any self-hosting devs here?

I searched for free community software ("open source" what I mean is GPL or similar). I know Stack Overflow and would like to run the software on my own server just to have full control over the da...

1 answer  ·  posted 16h ago by RobertSE‭  ·  edited 12h ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Questions previews were introduced: Can the layout be improved?

Questions previews have been introduced in Codidact, which, with a considerable amount of padding between the elements inside each question "box", decreased the number of visible questions per scre...

4 answers  ·  posted 3d ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  last activity 2d ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Make navigation bar optionally fixed at the top

I think that it would be better to give the users the option to fix the navigation bar at the top, just like in Stack Overflow. If a user receives a notification, and at that time they are busy re...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Zakk‭  ·  last activity 3d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A MathJax in profiles displays differently depending on community

Some communities have MathJax enabled, which allows including mathematical notation in posts. I wondered whether this would extend to the user profile, so I did a test. I edited my profile to incl...

1 answer  ·  posted 3d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 3d ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Can a moderator promote Codidact for free on Reddit?

Let's popularize Codidact! We ought advertise at https://old.reddit.com/r/blogger/ https://old.reddit.com/r/blogs/ https://old.reddit.com/r/DotCom/ https://old.reddit.com/r/GuestPost/ https:...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Chgg Clou‭  ·  edited 3d ago by Quasímodo‭

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Q&A Potentially misleading plus symbol with "follow new" link

I like the new "follow new" feature that allows being notified of any new comment threads on a post. However, I think that using a plus symbol (+) next to it could be confusing, as this is often as...

1 answer  ·  posted 3d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 3d ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Recent feature changes to the Codidact software

This site runs on the QPixel software, maintained by Codidact. What progress has been made recently? There will be one answer per year. 2022 (current year) 2021 2020

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

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Q&A MathJax rerenders on movement instead of on change

I've noticed something when using MathJax during preparing/editing a post. Each time a change is made to the raw text, the preview rerenders accordingly. This is the behaviour I expect, which ensur...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 3d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Share your userscripts!

Here you can share user scripts for Codidact! Please use the following format to share. ### Name of the US Small Description Anything else (optional) Supported on: (U.S. manager) U...

1 answer  ·  posted 14d ago by Ethan‭  ·  last activity 13d ago by Ethan‭

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Q&A Codidact Collab - should it be listed?

The drop down menu at the top right of each Codidact page shows a list of all the sites in the network. The list is also shown in the page footer, and on codidact.com. There is also a site for peo...

3 answers  ·  posted 16d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 14d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Markdown spoiler sections - is there any need?

Standard markdown does not include spoiler sections (hidden until clicked on). Personally, on those rare occasions when I find need to temporarily hide something, I'm happy using &lt;details&gt; HT...

0 answers  ·  posted 25d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 25d ago by trichoplax‭

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

When editing my user profile the interface prevents me from entering fewer than 30 characters. I can understand imposing a minimum length on question titles and post content, but I don't see a reas...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Hot Posts curiosity [duplicate]

I'm curious about the list of "Hot Posts" shown in the right hand panel of Codidact pages. So here are some completely unimportant questions that I'm intrigued to know more about: How is the lis...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Translating the project

Hello, I'm new to Codidact and would love to translate QPixel (and the project's homepage as well) to my native language, as I've been doing on other open-source projects :) I looked around and c...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by tmpod‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Codidact QA‭

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Q&A Bug reports: meta.codidact.com or codidact.org?

I have just observed a bug, and I'm not sure what the protocol is. Is bug reporting and tracking done on codidact.org, meta.codidact.com, or both? If both, and I can't find the bug mentioned on eit...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Should tag editing be separate from post editing?

Should tag editing be separate from post editing? By that I mean having a specific workflow to modify the tags of a question, different from the workflow to edit the content. Intuitively, I believe...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Why are comments hidden by default?

Why are comments deprecated to the point that none are visible without having to move away from the page? With page loads and mouse clicks, less is MORE.

3 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by r~~‭

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Q&A Remove "Post" terminology from sites other than META

Why are (outside of META where it makes some sense) Questions and answers called Posts? Is this because the coders are trying hard to show neutrality or are wanting to reuse some code snippet? As...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A User based styling

Is there any way to adjust the Styling in user profiles. I struggle to see the hairline borders for edit entry areas before they are selected and also prefer to to have less vertical white space b...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Add button to select Meta post destination

Add button to select Meta post destination to site META or Global META at the time of posting. More than one of my posts are probably Global META suggestions but have ended up in Site META because...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by KalleMP‭

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Q&A Downvoting Response Delays

I asked a question to the Software Development Codidact site here. I monitored it closely for several hours in case there was a quick response. A day later I found a couple comments waiting for me ...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Josh Hyatt‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Derek Elkins‭

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Q&A Is the Codidact community the same as Stack Overflow?

I found this website because I'm tired of the hostility from the Stack Overflow community. I'm a front end web developer. I wonder if this website have better community than Stack Overflow. Is t...

3 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by Reltih‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A Deficiencies in the Terms of Service

I took a look at our Terms of Service, and it seems like we are missing a provision on modifying them, a severability clause and a clause incorporating the Privacy Policy into the Terms. This can ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by sau226‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A bug after edit suggested [duplicate]

In this post, @FoggyFinder had proposed an edit. He removed flag then, added flag. But, I saw both was showing. So, I had gone to edit page. I saw there's only flags. I think I had read a ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 7mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Help wanted: investigating server errors

We've had several bug reports here on Meta about server 500 errors, and we know that these can deter participation. That's bad at any time but especially when we are trying to grow. We want to do...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by NateEag‭

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Q&A Is copying from other sites OK?

I've noticed that some people copy questions from other sites, then they re-post them on Codidact. Is that really OK? Don't other sites have copyright as well? At the very very least, shouldn't peo...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by Kevin Shenouda‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A So, is Stack Exchange broken permanently this time? [closed]

A few days ago, Stack Exchange suddenly broke. Again. It literally doesn't let you post any question, because the button does nothing. Like so many other sites, they have either deliberately broken...

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by q4q0ht+1jc9kaggmsg9o@sharklasers.com‭  ·  closed 9mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A General discussion on making votes public

Make vote secrecy a per-community choice, because some communities might prefer voting transparency over voting privacy. Side-question. Why voting is secret in other Q&amp;A platforms? Origins in ...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by .                                                .‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by Andy aka‭

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Q&A What are the bus factors of Codidact?

The purpose of this post is to draw attention to possibly low bus factors and to maybe lead to a more failsafe organization structure by just asking for information. What are the bus factors for t...

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A What should we do to facilitate sharing/recognition of Codidact content?

For context, 'sharing' means sharing to an external website, such as Reddit/Twitter/other sites relevant to a community (e.g. for a writing site, a site frequented by writers). Right now, sharing ...

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by sau226‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Codidact's policy regarding posts, user names and profiles with political content

Does Codidact have any policy against using political content in posts, user names or user profiles? I'm not talking about questions about political content, which should obviously be fine given t...

6 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Alexei‭

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Q&A Is there a Codidact community fitting for this question (or one emerging)?

Is there any Codidact network website in the horizon to accept this question? Perhaps with some edit or conceptual change the question would be a good fit for scientific speculation? Daily life...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A How do we handle overlap?

When I use SO I see a load of questions that would be better asked on a spin-off site. Eg SQL questions that would be way better answered on DBA.se. But SQL is a programming language and so fits o...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by gbjbaanb‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A Why is the main Codidact project named QPixel?

Why is the main Codidact project under development in Ruby is codenamed QPixel? Where does this codename comes from and what does it mean?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Krom‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A Should the active category name not be shown twice on the categories header?

One thing one realizes quickly when for example visiting meta.codidact.com is that it's a site about Q&amp;A. The reason is that for example it is written twice: But is this duplication really n...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A How many automatically created users that were never active are there still and what to do about them?

For some communities content from other places has been imported in the past and user profiles have been created, partly to allow users to quickly claim this identity if desired. However, these use...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A What information should be displayed on a network profile?

I want to design a network profile (and then possibly implement it). There was already discussion about that in Community dropdown and profile information, Understanding how posts were possibly rec...

4 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Should we remove closed questions from the question list?

Should we exclude closed questions from the question list? Closed questions (and their answers) would still be linked on the owners' profiles, would be included in search results, and would produc...

5 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by whybecause‭

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Q&A Proposal: filters for post lists

Several discussions have touched on the idea of being able to filter the contents of the post list. Whether your goal is to find unanswered questions, hide closed questions, hide ignored tags, or ...

2 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A Do SE users have the right to have their SE posts removed from Codidact? If so, how?

I don't know what the etiquette is here for bringing up Stack Exchange, and I don't want anyone thinking I'm trying to start any cross-site drama. In fact, I'm hoping to snuff any such drama out be...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by F1Krazy‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A Is gaining rep based on SE content ok?

Is it a problem if specific users harvest highly-voted questions on SE, then self answer, to farm a huge amount of rep? And if so, what can we do to prevent it? I haven't seen it happen, but askin...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by joel‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A What is the policy on importing questions by simply quoting the question over here?

Recently, three questions were "imported" from StackOverflow: https://software.codidact.com/q/277934, https://software.codidact.com/q/277930, https://software.codidact.com/q/277932 I put "imported"...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Possibility to re-post answers from external sources? [duplicate]

Is there a standard or acceptable way to include, link or re-post answers from external sources, such as stack exchange networks, quora or others ?

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by 4015.alt‭  ·  closed as duplicate 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A What happened to codidact / core project in ASP.NET?

Several months ago when I first took a look upon Codidact project, I saw that it is using ASP.NET Core 3.1 and I said to myself that this is a project that I can contribute to. This frameworks seem...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A Is it possible to merge Power Users and Linux Systems? Would Codidact benefit from it?

One of the concerns of How can we grow this community posts (see on Power Users and on Linux Systems) is that the sites may not be active enough, resulting in a poor first impression. If my calcul...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A Global profile page [duplicate]

A Global profile page, that shows data and statics of the user across all the communities that they participated in, either to the user only, or publicly according to some privacy setting. Feature...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by 4015.alt‭  ·  closed as duplicate 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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...

3 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Trilarion‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by 4015.alt‭

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Q&A Proposal for Wikipedia article

Encouraged to write about it by the thread. I remember correctly, when I joined Codidact 8-9 months ago I was searching about Codidact in search engine. What is Codidact? When it was launched? And...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by deleted user  ·  edited 12mo ago by deleted user

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Q&A A note on April 1st 2021

Unfortunately, we didn't have the time to build an April fools easter egg this year. We'll build one next year, for sure! Therefore, for your own safety: DO NOT try to enter any secret code on ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by luap42‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Trilarion‭

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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...

6 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Trilarion‭

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