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Can we unclutter Codidact in these six areas? [closed]

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Closed as too generic by luap42‭ on Jan 13, 2021 at 23:03

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I'm unqualified in user design or experience, but Codidact just feels too cluttered compared to S.E — no offense! Here are my reasons by comparing two identical subject websites.

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  1. The top of S.E. is much sprucer — just the logo. But Codidact has two additional rows — at least merge these rows?

  2. Why don't we align the "last activity" right? Then we just read down the same column. Our eyes won't have to zigzag.

  3. Codidact must distinguish between what's relevant and irrelevant with text size. The number of answers must be indicated bigger like S.E. It can't have the size as less relevant text like last activity detail.

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Does anyone know how to start the numbering at 4 for my points beneath? Kindly edit this if you do. You don't have to ask me for consent.

  1. I care more about linked and related questions on the right, not Codidact's current ads for Challenges.

  2. Both Codidact and S.E. waste that white space. Why not put the posted date box "posted 3 months ago" in that white space?

  3. I care more about a user's reputation than the other numbers. See my point 3 — can you enlarge the text for reputation? S.E. is right not to show all the other numbers shown by Codidact, like number of comments, edits, etc — all this isn't relevant and just clutters the User Interface.

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Can you provide these six bullet points as separate posts, please? Some things I agree with, some I don't, so I didn't vote here. Zerotime‭ 2 days ago

#1 The first row is categories, which SE doesn't have. Merging the two rows wouldn't be a good idea since it'd make it more confusing, imo. #3 Why do you think that the number of answers is more relevant than the last activity? neither of them are particularly useful to understanding the question, are they? #4 Ads were supposed to be more analogous to SE's Hot Network Questions (which are also located on the right). 'Related posts' are a pending feature request, I'll try to find the discussion. Moshi‭ 2 days ago

Regarding #6: Codidact's philosophy is to devalue 'reputation score'. A good answer is a good answer regardless of the reputation of the one posting it. On the other side, a good user should be evaluated using more nuanced metrics than how high their score is (e.g. A user with a 100 'good' posts and 60 'bad' posts would have a higher rep than a user with 50 good posts 0 bad) Moshi‭ 2 days ago

What Zerotime said. These need to be separate so we can vote on and discuss them separately. Olin Lathrop‭ 2 days ago

By the way, the numbering issue is a bug, see https://meta.codidact.com/posts/278500 Moshi‭ 2 days ago

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