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Q&A Preview of edits so reviewers can see what has changed

When looking at a pending edit on the suggested edits page, only the markdown shows. There is no preview of how this will be rendered. This presents two problems: Any subtle error introduced by...

0 answers  ·  posted 18d ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 17d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Main and subheadings are almost the same size, but not in the edit preview

When editing a post, headings with a single hash # show as significantly bigger than headings with a double hash ##. However, after saving, these two headings are much closer in size (to the point ...

3 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by celtschk‭

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Q&A How to make an edit that only changes the tag list by adding a tag that does not exist?

I tried to add a tag to an existing post by editing it and it failed because there was no actual post edit: After further tests, I realized that this happens only if the added tag(s) do not alre...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Ethan‭

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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 Please build inline editing functionality

Right now, if a user tries to click the "edit" button on a post, they get taken to a separate page where they can make changes to it. After the changes are made, the user is redirected back to the ...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by sau226‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A If a user is not able to directly edit the post, allow the edit to be suggested

I attempted to edit this post, but couldn't because I was attempting to change "moderator-only" tags. The following errors prevented this post from being saved: You don't have permission to chang...

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

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Q&A Tag edit major weirdness

Okay, I honestly don't know what might be up with this. "Major weirdness here", is about all I can say from the perspective of a user. I proposed an edit to A gratis cloud of icons usable as HTML ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Post edited by a user but no changes visible

This post had been edited by @Lundin. But, there's no visible changes in that post. I don't know what Lundin did to that post. I think Lundin had proposed changes but, author/moderator declined (...

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

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Q&A Preview post diff before saving

It's possible to view the differences between two adjacent, existing revisions of a post through the History feature. Post owners can, of course, make arbitrary edits to posts, save those, and see...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Contrast of edits diff view is not strong enough

This edit consists mostly of small corrections on punctuation and typos. Currently, the edit diff view highlights the whole paragraph in which a change was made in green/red background, and uses bo...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Quasímodo‭

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Q&A Show question when editing answer.

When editing an answer, there's sometimes reason to look at the question again (I just had such a case). Therefore I think it would be a good idea if the question would be shown on the page where y...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by celtschk‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Suggest an edit without any changes is possible

I had tried to suggest an edit without making any changes in this answer. When I clicked on Save Post in Q&amp;A. Then, I saw the suggested edit was pending. So, we could suggest an edit without m...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Is it OK to edit a post in order to bump it?

I was reviewing some post in SE about bumping post which is related to this question. I got a point of his question. Read the question, the user was doing annoying edits to his post only to bump hi...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by Mithical‭

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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...

4 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Can auto-saving be individually disabled?

It's probably just my Internet connection, but I often find when I'm composing a post that my window freezes for a few moments so that my post can autosave. Sometimes it happens often enough to be ...

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

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Q&A Answer edited, shows as activity on the front page, but not on the answer

This answer on Writing Codidact has been edited. The question currently shows on the category front page as "last activity 1 day ago". However, on the question page, there is no indication that t...

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

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Q&A Allow discarding of drafts

Currently, when editing a post the system will automatically save a draft for you after a short period of inactivity. This draft will then be loaded again if you leave the page and return, even if ...

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

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Q&A Should we have a grace period of X minutes on edits or a way to mark changes as "minor"?

I normally spend quite a lot of time writing my posts. However, after posting them I read them again and normally find some subtleties that I want to change: some commas, a better title, these kind...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Is there something like a pending edit review list? [duplicate]

I have recently stumbled across a post (cannot seem to find it again) that had a pending edit for about one month. This is very unpleasant for the user making the edit. I am wondering if there is ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Change not listed in question

The question list for Q&amp;A on the Electrical Engineering site shows this entry: However, in the question (https://electrical.codidact.com/questions/279739), there is nothing indicating the qu...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Can we have a button to insert a table in posts?

Since tables are now available (hooray!), it can be helpful to users to include a reference in the format buttons of the post. So from the current set of icons: We can add another one like ...

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

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Q&A Can't edit a question just to add tags.

One can apparently not make an edit to a post just to change the tags. There is a message that nothing was changed because I didn't edit the post. Well, I didn't edit the body of the post, just the...

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

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Q&A Reset button for drafts [duplicate]

I was recently editing someone else's answer, but I didn't like my changes and decided to redo them. However, there was no way to reset the edit (revert to the state before I started editing). The ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  closed as duplicate 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 Suggested edits don't show meaningful diff

When a suggested edit review appears for your post, it isn't possible to see what was changed. Someone made an edit to my post here https://software.codidact.com/posts/suggested-edit/86 and the dif...

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

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Q&A Posts should have a visible indication whether they've been edited, and when the last edit was made

Currently, each post is visibly tagged with a timestamp that indicates when it was posted, as well as by whom. Also, of course, posts can be edited; both by the original poster, and by other users....

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

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Q&A Unclear changes in the history of edits

Looks like empty &amp; meaningless edits are allowed by system. For example these Qs: https://meta.codidact.com/posts/74817/history https://meta.codidact.com/posts/74880/history Unclear whether it ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by FoggyFinder‭

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Q&A Can we see tags changes in the revision history?

I wrote a question which I tagged, only to see a few seconds later that I accidentally tagged the question with the wrong tag. So I revised it. This how the history of my question looks: As you ca...

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

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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 Edit post should leave window showing edited post

I just edited a post of mine. When I was done, the page refreshed, but the window was positioned at the very top of the page, rather than at the top of the item I had just edited. I had to manually...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Dave Tweed‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A "edit" link below non-Q&A post results in 404 Not Found

I tried to edit a recipe I'd posted, by using the "edit" link below the post text. That gave me a 404 Not Found error. Looking at the URL, I noticed that it says /answers/.../edit, which is wrong b...

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

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Q&A Trying to edit an answer results in internal server error; edit gets recorded, but not promoted to current revision

This is a bit weird. I spotted a typo in an answer of mine, and figured I'd fix it. I was able to edit the answer, but when I tried to save the edit, I got a page telling me there had been an int...

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

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