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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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Discussions about community and policies, also sometimes used as catch-all for announcements and other stuff

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Q&A Why prefer Codidact to Stack Exchange?

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

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by MathPhysics‭  ·  last activity 15h ago by Michael‭

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Q&A Why discord and not IRC?

Seems like the main option for real time chat related to Codidact is Discord. Were there any other alternatives considered? Why was Discord chosen? There are older, more established options for r...

0 answers  ·  posted 9d ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  edited 4d ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A information of codidact

First of all sorry I am completely new to Codidact that's why this question may not be good. I was actually an active user on SE/SO/Unix SE. I was reading lot of Monica's questions and answers. I w...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 13d ago by meta user‭

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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 questions in one", which is why I am not adding multiple questions at once. But, if we can ask m...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 19d ago by meta user‭

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

This website seems much like the 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 abil...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by tommi‭  ·  last activity 21d ago by meta user‭

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Q&A Giving question feedback in private - a moderating system to reduce conflicts

Some background: A discussion about deleting/preserving comments and giving user feedback popped up on Software Development meta here: How are we supposed to give feedback for poor questions if su...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 23d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Introduce a spam reaction?

It just occurred to me that it would be nice to have a "spam" reaction feature, to mark a post as potentially harmful while waiting for moderators to delete it. Benefits: Prevent other users fr...

3 answers  ·  posted 23d ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 23d ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Proposal and design for temporary blocking of new user links (anti-spam)

Discussion on Introduce a spam reaction? brought up the idea of preventing new users from posting links, so as to create an additional hurdle for spammers (who will rarely make any serious attempt ...

0 answers  ·  posted 23d ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  edited 23d ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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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 3y ago by .                                                .‭  ·  last activity 23d ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Should multiple whitespace characters in a row be permitted in usernames?

I was confused by the unusual layout of text below a post in the question list: Note the long gap after "posted 3y ago by". Viewing the individual question page shows the underlying cause: T...

0 answers  ·  posted 23d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A What's more important for codidact - quality or helping questions get answered?

When I read through https://codidact.org/ I get the impression that the focus is on helping people get their questions answered. There are obviously other benefits, like providing a platform for pe...

4 answers  ·  posted 27d ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 25d ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A Can we streamline the process for closed bad questions?

This is related to my other question, https://software.codidact.com/posts/291064. In that I argued we shouldn't close vague or confused questions, so that other people can post an answer if they wa...

1 answer  ·  posted 28d ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 25d ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A What mentoring is available for qpixel development?

Codidact uses the open source Qpixel, which is also maintained by CD admins. Sometimes it is mentioned in passing that the devs are open to and interested in help with developing this codebase. I'...

0 answers  ·  posted 27d ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A How are site policies decided on Codidact?

This Help page lists some site policies. What governance system is in place to come to decisions about what the site policies are? This picture displays an organisation structure. It does not...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Grace period for immediately noticed small errors

Sometimes I will compose a lengthy post, submit it, see it in context and immediately notice a typo - no matter how careful I thought I was being. I'm not sure it's desirable that, when I go to fi...

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A PSA: question tagging UI apparently now depends on JavaScript from codidact.org

I use Noscript, so Javascript is blocked by default for new domains for me. As it happens, prior to today I had codidact.com (and jsdelivr.org) whitelisted, but not codidact.org. When I was writin...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Triggers for cognitive biases for non native English speakers in this site as web-accessibility issues

I dedicate this post to ArtOfCode and Monica; this is my "I welcome myself" post and I wrote it also based on seven years of experience with StackExchange. I admit I was a bit lost with the site...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2mo ago by meta user‭

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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. 2024 (current year) 2023 2022 2021 2020

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Some things I observed as I started poking around Codidact

I'm a bit hesitant to write this since it's not generally a good idea to walk into a host's house and immediately criticize the way it's laid out. But there really is only one chance to make first ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by Jon Ericson‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by meta user‭

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Q&A Discourse software as helpful example [closed]

I just felt like saying that the Discourse forum software is quite good quality, and it also has some interesting examples of new forum features not commonly seen elsewhere. For example, on the Ope...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Mark cross-duplicates with tags until cross-closing is available

I think it would be reasonable to introduce a new tag, "cross-duplicate-candidate" to tag cross-category or cross-community duplicates with until the software is updated to allow closing them. We'r...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭

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Q&A Is "voting different on Meta" for Codidact?

Stack Overflow's help section offers the following guidance for its meta site: Voting is different on meta. Like normal Stack Exchange sites, Meta allows members to vote on questions and answer...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A Should we have a network-wide policy against AI-generated answers?

We had this discussion over at Software Development: Should we allow answers generated by ChatGPT? The general consensus so far seem to be that such answers shouldn't be allowed. Mostly because th...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Lundin‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Julius H.‭

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Q&A Some polemics regarding genAIcontent

I wish to open a theoretical conversation on some aspects of the site policies regarding AI. I do this purely out of an inherent interest in deep, rigorous, clear, and self-consistent argumentation...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Julius H.‭

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Q&A What web dev tools were used in the making

What web development tools were used to build this site? What tools are used to manage it?

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by mcp‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Julius H.‭

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Q&A What is Codidact's policy regarding artificial intelligence-generated content?

Is AI content banned, or allowed if attributed to an AI? Are there further contextual rules regarding AI, for example, how much of a post may consist of AI-composed content? Will the justificatio...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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 2y ago by Trilarion‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭

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Q&A Vote counts as ratios? [duplicate]

This is not meant to be a committed advocating or request of the following, but rather a conversation to analyze the possibilities and potential benefits and drawbacks. What if the total score for...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Modular or “microservices” architecture

I am interested in the idea that an extremely modular software architecture for Codidact could have the kind of general, self-propagating benefits that things like being free open-source have. To m...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by meta user‭

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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...

4 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by meta user‭

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Q&A MathJax rerenders on movement instead of on change

I've noticed something when using MathJax while 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 ensure...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by meta user‭

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Q&A How should we approach large numbers of edits made all at once?

If edits are made to a large number of posts in a short period, they will push everything else off the front page, taking visibility away from recent questions and answers. They will also take visi...

2 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭

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Q&A Minor suggested edits to old posts

There have recently been several edits in a short period of time by a single user. This user does not yet have the Edit Posts ability, so all of the edits are suggested edits, which require review ...

5 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Could we have a way to edit without bumping posts?

Whenever a post is edited, the question is automatically bumped to the top of the category post list. This is useful for major changes to posts because people can see that something has changed. H...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A What should we do about tagging in Site Proposals?

We need to figure out tags in the "Site Proposals" category. I noticed that some proposals were tagged "suggestion" and some "new-communities" and started to replace the former with the latter, an...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Michael‭

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Q&A Spread the word - SE meta information page?

We all know that Stack Exchange has been there for a long time. It has taken root to a lot of people. Unfortunately, I feel like codidact's word has been spreading less than what I would expect. I...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Neel_Gupta‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by meta user‭

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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...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by meta user‭

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Q&A What incentives are there currently to edit and moderate? Should there be more?

On Stack Exchange, I spent a significant portion of my time on the site editing posts, because the idea of an SE site as a repository of useful reference information has long appealed to me. Being...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Threaded comments are good for discussion but there’s no incentive to clean them up [closed]

I personally am open to the idea of treating comments here exactly as we treat posts. Since they can be quite long, we should be able to vote, suggest edits, etc, as a way of facilitating that Codi...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed 2mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Proposal: remove Twitter from profiles

Seeing the option to list a Twitter profile on one's profile leaves a bad taste in my mouth given recent developments on that site. I don't think it deserves to be promoted above other social medi...

3 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by da5nsy‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭

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Q&A Could we adopt the domain “.cd”?

How would people feel about a network-wide convention of abbreviated URLs having the form, https://<topic>.cd? For example, a shortened URL for a philosophy site would be https://philosophy....

2 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by meta user‭

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Q&A Can you post a question just to answer it yourself?

Does Codidact allow users to post questions and then immediately answer them?

5 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by 8500 Ward‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭

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Q&A How do we want to organize the help center?

Jon Ericson raised an interesting point in a recent Meta post: I don't understand how the help page is organized. Oh wait! It's alphabetical by the title of the article. That's why "Advanced for...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭

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Q&A A refactoring convenience function.

Here is a redraft and elaboration of what this post is about, partially in response to some comments I've received. This post may be about a few different things at once, and may need to be refact...

2 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Julius H.‭

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Q&A Would there ever be A / B testing?

Would there ever be a scenario where an experimental feature is tried out with a smaller cohort of users in order to observe the resulting dynamics and compare it to the alternative? I mean more t...

2 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Alternatives to the news feed taken as a default; the “attention economy”

It is common nowadays for social technology to include a “feed” of some kind, most usually as the landing page upon logging in. One can without difficulty produce some conventional arguments in fav...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A How should a Codidact public API work?

I'm planning to add a public API to Codidact so people can make applications that read Codidact data automatically. Features and purposes I have my own purposes in mind for this[1], but there are...

2 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Library of Congress classification: class AND subject tags (including sub-tags)

The library of Congress classification system gives items both a single class, and multiple subject tags. This system has some significant benefits. Also, their subject tag system has sub-tags - f...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Julius H.‭

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Q&A More inherently built-in chatting? [duplicate]

It could be cool to have more accessible chatting for all posts. What if there were a sidebar on every post where there was always a live chat? Unlike SE, you never need to specifically create and ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2mo ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Extremely high standards for code of conduct? [closed]

This is just a hypothetical idea I’d like to share. I sometimes feel the bar has been set very low in how people conduct themselves on forums, since we are used to places like Reddit, and compared...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed 2mo ago by Mithical‭