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Problems i have encountered/seen in the last week
I am a new user to Codidact that just migrated from StackOverflow and there are some things I would like to get across, besides this website being smaller, but we already knew what we were getting into.
StackOverflow's equivalent here has been divided into 2 categories (Power Users/Software Development) which to me makes no sense while your community is already scattered to the cosmic winds.
Everything looks desolate. The first question I clicked on was 8 years old and had 1 answer. Scientific Speculation has tons of question which just don't make sense, I think it is because of the confusion caused by the name, since the community has nothing to do with science, but world building.
People constantly downvote for not "agreeing" with proposals, I thought the use of votes was to determine whether the question was well formulated, included information needed, not have multiple questions, all the bells and whistles it takes for this website to work. But it seems that at least partially are used just to express their opinion on the question's topic itself, and talking about it like it makes any sense.
All of this to end with my suggestions:
- Change the Scientific Speculation name to something more fitting, not involving the word science.
- Remove off-topic question that clutter the good ones, especially if they were imported.
- Educate people a little more on vote etiquette (i.e. just because you don't understand why someone wants to know X, or if you think they are being mean, don't downvote, leave a comment, but I don't think a downvote is merited)
- Add a system where people can just click a button and be transported to one of the recent/no answer questions that need to be answered/edited.
Update : So I ended up updating this rant to more closely get attention to the issues I have been seeing on the website. And to use this rant for something good, I hope this gets seen.
> I am a new user to Codidact that just migrated from StackOverflow and there are some things I would like to get across …
> Codidact has been divided into 2 categories (PowerUsers/SoftwareDevelopment) No, it hasn't. It is a network of 17 c …
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