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What is the relationship between Codidact and TopAnswers?
(Apologies if this is a dupe. I couldn't find a way to search Meta questions.) I joined Codidact after hearing about it on Programming Puzzles & Code Golf (PPCG) Stack Exchange a few years ago, and being a supporter of open-source, community-driven software, particularly during the recent dilemma on Stack Overflow about AI-generated answers.
I first assumed Codidact to TopAnswers is analogous to Stack Exchange to Stack Overflow, i.e. run by the same company, but it seems to me now that Codidact is completely distinct from TopAnswers in codebase (https://github.com/codidact/qpixel vs https://github.com/topanswers/topanswers) and management. Thus software.codidact.com and topanswers.xyz both serve as distinct Stack Overflow alternatives, with TopAnswers being older and less active. Is this correct?
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We also share a lot of goals (and some contributors) with a similar project, TopAnswers. You may also want to consider participating in the communities they have there:
followed by nothing (I think uBlock Origin accidentally hid it).
From the name, I also thought Software Development Codidact was more akin to Software Engineering Stack Exchange than Stack Overflow. This distinction is still a little hazy to me.