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Activity for Olin Lathrop‭

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Comment Post #286545 The one with the white lines on blue background looks like a tent, something that might mean "camping spot". I'm not sure what the other icon is supposed to be (a medieval sword shield?), but it certainly doesn't say "moderator" either. A 5-pointed star sheriff badge would be more of a clue, althou...
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27 days ago
Edit Post #286479 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Answer A: Why are comments hidden by default?
I agree that it should be easier to see comments than it is, but one difference here from Elsewhere is that we are trying to de-emphasize comments. As Elsewhere has abundantly demonstrated, if you don't reign in comments, they get used as answers, chit chat, and to circumvent closing of questions. ...
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about 2 months ago
Edit Post #286478 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Answer A: Remove "Post" terminology from sites other than META
Questions are called "questions", and answers are called "answers". Sometimes you want to refer to such writings generically regardless of whether they are questions, answers, articles, papers, or whatever. "Posts" is the generic term used here, which seems reasonable enough. We need both the sp...
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #286443 @sam: That gets back to the problem of us being unable to vote to close. That's really the root of this. The correct response to a vague question is to ask for clarification, then vote to close immediately. That way the proper thing is done (assuming enough others vote to close too) automatically ...
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #286443 So what do you propose to do about unresponsiveness?
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about 2 months ago
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Edit Post #286438 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Answer A: Downvoting Response Delays
I was the downvoter. After I wrote the comment, I noticed that it was actually 3 days since the question was asked, but I decided not to go back and edit it since then the title and body of the comment wouldn't match. (We can only edit bodies not titles). It is frustrating when you try to work w...
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #286224 @manas: You're right, we don't know, which is why I was careful to not accuse the OP outright. However, the vast majority of people that complained on SO about being treated with hostility did in fact post crap. From that and the general tone and writing style of the questions, chances are quite hi...
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #286332 One problem with the current deletion is that posts are attributed to "Deleted user". The last-used name, or name at the time the post was made should be used instead, but noted that the user doesn't exist anymore. That helps others that might remember the interaction put the post in context, and a...
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2 months ago
Edit Post #286305 Initial revision 2 months ago
Answer A: Make navigation bar optionally fixed at the top
When I'm busy reading or writing an answer: I want as much of the window pixels devoted to the task at hand as possible. Don't want to be interrupted by notifications. Modern computers are already way too full of things that try to get my attention regardless of what I'm doing. Let's no...
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2 months ago
Edit Post #286259 Initial revision 2 months ago
Answer A: Please make dashboard button/link easier to access
Even though this was "completed" 4 months ago, I don't see anything called "dashboard" when viewing this question, or even in my profile. And yes, I scrolled all the way to the bottom.
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2 months ago
Comment Post #286243 If someone suggested a change, and that change was made, there is no further use for those comments. They should be deleted.
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3 months ago
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Answer A: Is the Codidact community the same as Stack Overflow?
Is codidact community as same as stack overflow ? No. Perhaps we are not doing enough to explain this, but that really should have been obvious in my opinion. Codidact is an organization that has created open-source software for Q&A sites, and also hosts a bunch of sites. Stack Overflow (SO) ...
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3 months ago
Edit Post #286159 Initial revision 3 months ago
Answer A: Is copying from other sites OK?
Copying posts here from elsewhere can be allowed, but the rules of the other site must be followed. Check the license that applies to the post on the other site. It probably requires attribution unless you are the author. Many sites let the author retain ownership, but you need to check to be su...
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3 months ago
Comment Post #286060 I just tried it on my account, and it worked fine. Is there anything you can think of that is different with your account than the ordinary?
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4 months ago
Comment Post #286052 Another point is that while you might not want to be tracked and profiled, that is not in the community's interest. We <i>do</i> want to know who we're talking to in regards to what else they have posted. Put another way, it is useful for members here to be able to mentally profile other users they...
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4 months ago
Comment Post #285954 At least that's something, so I undid the -1. I still don't get what this has to do with busses, though.
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5 months ago
Comment Post #285954 Please put that in your question. We shouldn't have to follow links to get pertinent information to the question.
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5 months ago
Comment Post #285954 What's a "bus factor"?
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5 months ago
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5 months ago
Comment Post #285846 @#36363 Anyone that takes 2 years (or even a month) to become a positive user isn't worth having around. Most people are quite capable of posting decent questions. Those that aren't are better discarded immediately than wasting volunteer resources on.
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5 months ago
Comment Post #285842 You complain that you can't bang out a question immediately when it pops into your head, even if you're in the middle of doing something else with lots of distractions around. That's a <b>good thing</b>. We want questions that are well thought out, to the point, and well written. Doing that righ...
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5 months ago
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Answer A: Allow posting without logging in at least in some communities
Bad idea for lots of reasons: Anonymity breeds vandalism. Enforcement becomes impossible. How would you ban or suspend an offender? Allowing unregistered users to post is an obvious gaping hole for suspended users. Someone who knows there won't be any consequences is more likely to do ba...
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5 months ago
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Edit Post #285845 Initial revision 5 months ago
Question TT tag works in preview, not in final post.
The html tag &lt;tt&gt; works correctly in the preview window that is shown while editing a post. Text enclosed in such tags is shown in mono-spaced font. However, the TT tag seems to be ignored when the post is shown normally. The TT tags don't get lost. Editing a post again shows the tags, an...
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5 months ago
Comment Post #285783 @#8046 OK, I signed up on the discord server (was trying to avoid that). Apparently I need to do something special to get on the moderator's channel. I didn't see it after creating the account. Can you get me in or send me a link or something?
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5 months ago
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Answer A: Hobbling of users who consistently post low-quality content
The problem has gotten even worse in the four months since this question was asked. I had forgotten about this question, and posted a new one "Need to throttle users with consistently bad posts". Please consider that an "answer" here. In summary, I looked around on all the sites and found it sur...
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5 months ago
Edit Post #285776 Initial revision 5 months ago
Question Need to throttle users with consistently bad posts.
Now that Codidact has some experience to look back on, we can see the same thing happening here as in other on-line places and in real life. We are all here for our own personal selfish reasons. However, most of us understand what these sites are trying to achieve, and feel it would be wrong to...
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5 months ago
Comment Post #285694 Your link only goes to a page talking about how the feature will be removed, but nothing that defines the feature itself. A link to a help page describing this "developer story" thing, and a link to an example would be useful.
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5 months ago
Comment Post #285553 When you give yourself the permission to delete what you don't like, then it squashes the free exchange of ideas. It also too easily devolves into using censorship to delete dissenting opinions because you find them inconvenient. It's best to only delete or disallow speech or writing when it reac...
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6 months ago
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6 months ago
Comment Post #285553 The problem with a rule that content should not be "offensive" is that there is a wide range of what people consider offensive. The easier path is to have a thick skin and realize that what people say in their profile reflects on them, not the site. Saying something insulting about a public figure ...
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6 months ago
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Answer A: Codidact's policy regarding posts, user names and profiles with political content
User names are less personal space than your profile description, and more in-your-face to other users. User names should therefore be more restricted than your personal profile description. User names have a purpose, which is to be a short handle to identify you across Codidact. They are not th...
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6 months ago
Edit Post #285549 Initial revision 6 months ago
Answer A: Codidact's policy regarding posts, user names and profiles with political content
Users should be able to say what they want in their profile. I think of that as personal space. About the only thing that should not be allowed is a direct insult to another member. As with anything else you write publicly, you are still on the hook for libel if you misstate facts in a way to be...
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6 months ago
Comment Post #285501 I don't really care about this "problem". To some extent, I actually like how it is. But, if it were to change I would forget about it soon enough, and certainly not try to get it changed back.
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6 months ago
Edit Post #285501 Initial revision 6 months ago
Answer A: Should the active category name not be shown twice on the categories header?
Should the active category name not be shown twice on the categories header? Eh, maybe, but it also doesn't seem like a problem to solve. One advantage of showing the selected category on the bottom line is that it can be bigger and bolder. It's easier to see at a quick glance what category yo...
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6 months ago
Comment Post #285473 @#53922: OK, done.
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6 months ago
Edit Post #285483 Initial revision 6 months ago
Answer A: How many automatically created users that were never active are there still and what to do about them?
Importing content was a mistake It may have sounded good at the time, but hindsight has now clearly shown that importing content from Elsewhere was a mistake. These dummy users are part of that. We should delete all imported content, which includes users that never showed up here in person. That...
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6 months ago
Comment Post #285473 If we delete all content from these phantom users, then we don't need attribution links. We've got to stop clinging to this stuff. It has little value here, and search engines are going to favor the real thing over our copy. There is 0 upside. It's time to realize this was a mistake, delete it, a...
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6 months ago
Comment Post #285473 It may have sounded good at the time, but hindsight has now clearly shown that importing content from Elsewhere was a mistake. These dummy users are part of that. Personally, I think we should delete <b>all</b> imported content, which includes users that never showed up here in person.
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6 months ago
Comment Post #285441 @Monica: That sounds good.
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6 months ago
Comment Post #285441 @Monica: That makes sense about the boxes. I mentioned comments because you seemed to cover the rest. Basically I'm looking for something that tells me on a single line whether there has been any activity on that site since I last checked, and particularly if there has been any associated with me. ...
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6 months ago
Comment Post #285441 What you have looks great. It basically shows in one line what you want to know about all of "your" communities. I'm unclear what the boxes at left do, though. They look like they are meant to have an X in them or not. If they are just targets for re-ordering, then something smaller and solid wou...
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6 months ago
Comment Post #285415 I can see how some people might want different "about" text on different sites. However, let's not optimize for the rare case. Most people probably want to write their <i>about</i> text once, and have that propagate to all sites. It would be quite confusing if you think you fixed a typo in your te...
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6 months ago
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Answer A: What information should be displayed on a network profile?
I would like to see a place that links to the sites I care about, and therefore want to check in on regularly. I currently have to bring up the main page, then click on the sites I want to visit while skipping over the stuff I don't care about. That wasn't much of a problem when there were only a...
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6 months ago
Comment Post #285257 If it's just about not having to remember another password, you can use the same password on your Google and Codidact accounts. That's no less secure than having them be the same account.
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7 months ago
Comment Post #285257 <i>"What's the point?"</i> was also my first thought. You, or any one user, just wanting a feature isn't a justification for spending volunteer time implementing it. You're the one that wants the feature, so you need to provide some arguments as to why this feature would be beneficial to Codidact a...
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7 months ago
Comment Post #285249 @Trilarion: And it's still off by 10, so that's probably just a coincidence anyway.
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7 months ago
Edit Post #285249 Initial revision 7 months ago
Question Activity numbers don't add up
I was just looking at Reports > Posts in the moderator tools of the Electrical Engineering site: The total numbers of questions, answers, and comments is believable. However, these don't agree with other places, nor with the numbers under "Categories". In the categories directly, it shows ...
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7 months ago
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Answer A: Should we remove closed questions from the question list?
Closed questions should remain visible to the general users (unregistered and first-time users is a different issue). Reasons: It avoids site policy being enacted "behind closed doors". It illustrates what the norms are. Seeing what questions got closed can be useful, especially for new users...
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7 months ago
Comment Post #285132 @Keelan: I agree the precise vote counts aren't that important in typical Q&A. Ratings are more important in some categories, like "Papers" in the EE site.
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7 months ago
Comment Post #285122 This is not a discussion for main meta. We (the collective Codidact users across all sites) shouldn't be telling two specific communities what to do.
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7 months ago
Comment Post #285132 I disagree with <i>what is actually important (the titles)</i>. The content is what is important, as is the quality of that content. Of course titles do need to be well written and properly give an idea what the question is about.
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7 months ago
Comment Post #285126 @Lundin: That would also prevent voting on the closed question. Many closed questions are pretty bad. We need those downvotes to accumulate so that the system knows the question is bad.
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7 months ago
Comment Post #285127 I like your general mechanisms, +1. However, the threshold of -1 to be shown is too low. I have looked over a number of sites where I know enough to be able to judge quality, and it looks like +1 is a good threshold. Most posts that everyone ignored aren't very good. Pretty much anything that got...
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7 months ago
Edit Post #285143 Initial revision 7 months ago
Answer A: Should we modify the default (front) page for anonymous visitors?
I suggest we show questions in the list differently depending on their rating. Good questions are show as they are now. Poorly received questions are shown visually de-emphasized, like smaller text, less detail, and partially grayed out. Since it takes some time for questions to be rated by vote...
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7 months ago
Comment Post #285142 What you say may be a good suggestion, but it doesn't address the problem of what to do when you end up with a bunch of low quality posts, regardless of what mechanisms are in place to prevent that.
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7 months ago
Comment Post #285017 Do you have your bank account details listed someplace that is accessible from the US? That way I can do a free transfer from my on-line bank instead of a credit card company taking a piece, and my credit card info being more out there.
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7 months ago
Comment Post #285085 @Monica see update to answer.
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7 months ago
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Comment Post #285076 I like the freezer idea. The inactive sites are a net negative when someone happens to stumble upon Codidact and looks around. You can't see how active a site is from the main Codidact page. If you start poking around in order the sites are shown, then you see three of the most dead ones first (Wr...
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7 months ago
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Answer A: Tag edit major weirdness
I just ran into something similar. I expect it's the same bug. That's why I'm adding it to this existing question instead of posting a new one. I'm a mod on the EE site. A user had created the superfluous tags "208VAC" and "230VAC", so I edited the post to delete them. I'm quite sure both tags...
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7 months ago
Comment Post #285081 Asking about something quite niche, like ursack or lithophane without at least a simple sentence explaining them can be seen as arrogant (and thererfore rude) to casual visitors. Someone that doesn't know what these things are already will probably not answer the question, but they will also be alie...
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7 months ago
Comment Post #285081 Charlie, you keep going on about this, but your idea of rudeness is apparently quite different from the norm. It seems you don't ever want to say anything negative about anyone. That's neither realistic nor useful. Some people do need to be told that what they are doing is wrong. And, a user simp...
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7 months ago
Comment Post #285080 That might be a good idea, but a separate issue. I'm trying to address the problem of someone new coming accross a Codidact site and being turned off by seeing largely junk.
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7 months ago
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Answer A: How to grow all of our communities?
In addition to what Lundin said, we should do something Monica alluded to in her posts to each community. Some communities, particularly the less-active ones, have a high drivel ratio. This makes the place look like an unkempt trash heap to casual visitors. I suggest that unregistered users only...
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7 months ago
Comment Post #284937 I logged out and could see the deleted answer also. It did have the red background, and it did say "deleted", but I could still clearly see it.
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7 months ago
Edit Post #284524 Initial revision 9 months ago
Answer A: Reacting without signing in error
Even better, don't show the vote triangles or the "react" link if you're not logged in. Then there is no issue of an error message.
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9 months ago
Edit Post #284523 Initial revision 9 months ago
Question Require title for comment thread
The title of a comment thread currently defaults to the start of the comment text. That has lead to a lot of partial-sentence comments visible below a post without comments expanded. Those look messy and are annoying, since you often can't tell at a glance what the comment is about. These titles ca...
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9 months ago
Comment Post #284482 Whenever you bump into the comment length limit, you should be seriously asking yourself whether what you are writing should really be a comment. Most likely it shouldn't. Or, you need to learn to be more to the point. Comments are not for content. Pointing out an issue to an author shouldn't tak...
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9 months ago
Comment Post #284491 Maybe for some people, they dump out a message, then go back and think what a summary of that message is. That's not how I think of writing a message, and from comments here, a decent number of others don't write like that either. I know what I want to say, else I wouldn't click on "start new comme...
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9 months ago
Comment Post #284473 I can get behind the general idea, but I think the details need some tweaking. Votes on any one single post aren't that meaninful as a measure of the user overall. Put another way, there is some noise on individual readings. We want to know the recent trend, not over-react to one-off blips.
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9 months ago
Edit Post #284435 Initial revision 9 months ago
Answer A: Split any question post with two or more questions into several posts (per the number of questions) and attribute it to the asker
Some questions are closely related, and therefore are better combined in a single question post. Answering such individual questions separately would be more trouble, would likely require duplicate work, and possibly cross-references to the other related questions or their answers. It is the ques...
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Answer A: Split any question post with two or more questions into several posts (per the number of questions) and attribute it to the asker
We are not here to clean up behind authors. More importantly, we shouldn't ever make substantive changes to the posts of others. Authors will be judged, positively or negatively, on what they write and how they write it. You can make suggestions to authors about improving posts, but the authors ...
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9 months ago
Comment Post #282433 -1 for the poorly written post. I'm not necessarily for or against such a Codidact site (if it can be sustained, I'm fine with it), but am solidly against post missing critical content here. You are using a single link to define the site you want. Not gonna follow a link, just downvote instead. E...
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9 months ago
Comment Post #282764 The Outdoors site would take questions on the use and maintenance of weapons for hunting. Military use and history would be off topic. I'm not saying this is a good proposal, but only some of what seems to be proposed here would apply to the Outdoors site.
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9 months ago
Comment Post #282764 What's a "r/warcollege" and "r/credibledefense"? We shouldn't have to go hunting for descriptions. Key descriptions belong right here in your question. Put another way, posts here must be self-contained, at least for the key points. You have essentially written a link-only question. It should be...
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9 months ago
Comment Post #284371 +1 just for the first bullet!
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9 months ago
Comment Post #284331 +1. Nannyware is annoying, no matter how well intentioned.
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9 months ago
Comment Post #284143 This is somewhat of an aside, but 2 Mb is absurdly large to allow for a profile picture. It seems that the largest this picture is ever displayed at is 240 x 240 pixels on your profile page. Even completely uncompressed and 3 bytes/pixel, that only comes out to 0.17 Mb. There may be some point in ...
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10 months ago
Edit Post #284047 Initial revision 10 months ago
Answer A: Can we please stop linkifying random strings that happen to look like domain names?
I agree. This is a great example of over-reaching with trying to be "helpful" automatically. Only links explicitly declared so by the author should be shown as links. The site otherwise has no business guessing author intent. If a post author forgets or otherwise doesn't properly declare a link...
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10 months ago
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Answer A: Show more threaded comments after clicking the title of a threaded discussion
I agree. Once I've said I want to see the thread, show me the thread. Systems that try to automatically do something clever inevitably end up being more trouble than they are worth. Showing me some of the comments, especially other than the first N, is going to be confusing. Just show them all....
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10 months ago
Comment Post #283928 Yes, the mechanics of closing is as you say. However, the act of closing has other purposes. It basically says <i>"This is crap"</i>. With the added messages of <i>"We will continue to publicly declare this as crap until you fix it"</i>, or <i>"Fix it or else"</i>, with the "or else" being the imp...
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10 months ago
Comment Post #277432 It would help to know exactly what you mean by these "favicons", and how exactly you expect them to be used. Where would they show up? Who is supposed to see them? What are they supposed to tell people?
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10 months ago
Comment Post #283801 Yes, to put it bluntly (since you asked), I downvoted your suggestion because you are asking for an unnecessary feature from the system because you got caught being sloppy.
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10 months ago
Comment Post #283801 Yes, you have a history of posts that are annoying to read because of the bad English. Again, I realize this may not be your fault. However, that doesn't change the end result, which is ultimately all that matters. This isn't the place for a detailed critique. If you want one, ask about it in t...
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10 months ago
Edit Post #283808 Initial revision 10 months ago
Answer A: I suggest to better format the title ("summarize your post with a title") area
There is nothing broken here, and nothing to fix or change. Anyone can make a typo, forget to finish the title, or delete a piece of it by accident. That wasn't the problem. The real problem was that you obviously didn't look over the post after submitting it. Even the most minimal proofreadi...
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10 months ago
Comment Post #283801 I was one of the downvoters. Yes, the blatantly broken title made me immediately dislike the post. It would have needed to be a stellar post to recover. It wasn't. It seemed to be largely a bunch of disorganized thoughts with it not obvious what the question actually was. This was not helped by ...
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10 months ago
Comment Post #279062 Your basic premise is flawed. Just because most of us have to deal a particular thing in our lives, doesn't mean we *need* a Codidact community for it. We all drink water and walk far more often than do accounting. By this logic, we "need" communities about water and walking. Clearly this is absu...
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11 months ago
Edit Post #283402 Initial revision 11 months ago
Question Can't edit comment title.
I wrote a comment and forgot to give it a title (It doesn't help that the title is entered below the comment, but that's another issue). The title shown is then just the start of the comment, which looks ugly. When I went to fix that, I couldn't find a way to edit the title, only the body of the co...
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11 months ago
Edit Post #283026 Initial revision 11 months ago
Answer A: Electronic Gadgets: Revival as "Mobile Devices"
What you describe is already on topic at Power Users. Since that site is not overwhelmed with questions about smart phones and tablets (what you actually appear to mean by "mobile devices"), there is no point at this time to create a separate site for this more narrow topic.
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11 months ago
Comment Post #283013 What is SVG? &nbsp;
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11 months ago
Edit Post #283024 Initial revision 11 months ago
Answer A: How important reference is?
References give credibility to facts you present in a post. It is up to you as the post author how credible you want to make your facts, versus how much trouble you want to go thru for that credibility. There are various factors that effect the credibility of a statement in the minds of your read...
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11 months ago
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Answer A: How can I effortlessly spawn new, unused URLs to the same question on Codidact?
I'm not familiar with Reddit, and don't know what you mean by "submit links". However, it seems this other site has certain rules, and your question here is about how to circumvent them. You have no right to do that. Whether you think the rules are silly or not, it's their call to make. Think a...
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11 months ago
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Answer A: The homework dumps are coming - how about a network-wide policy?
Response to homework dumps should be site-specific. On Electrical Engineering, we addressed this up front by explicitly mentioning homework in the Allowed Topics help file (See the very last bullet at the bottom of that page). So far we haven't had enough of a problem so that an official policy t...
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12 months ago
Comment Post #282502 It doesn't matter much what others are doing, and we don't want to chase around to 5 different web sites to get the spec of what you are proposing *here*. Describe your proposed site **here** in full.
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12 months ago
Comment Post #282240 Since your one-line description of this proposed site is outward-facing, you should use the terms the general public will understand. It seems you intend this site to be for games you play on a computer, so "Computer Games" or some such makes more sense than "Video Games". To me, the latter is some...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #282240 I'm not plugged into the computer gaming world, and I don't care what you ultimately do. However, as an outsider, saying the site is about "video" games is confusing. I could understand "computer games". At first I thought you meant only games that run on dedicated boxes that drive an existing TV,...
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about 1 year ago
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Edit Post #282367 Initial revision about 1 year ago
Answer A: What does the logo of each Codidact site represent?
Seriously!? Unlike Elsewhere, site logos on Codidact were chosen to be widely recognizable as belonging to the particular subject, even by people that aren't familiar with the subject. The logo, like the site name, is outward-facing. As such, it makes sense to choose them for good recognition by o...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #282106 The place the avatar will be displayed must always be finite. Instead of making the system deal with arbitrary shapes, specify the aspect ratio the avatar will be displayed in. That way anyone can make any avatar they wish within that region, by using transparency.
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #282026 *If I'm looking to answer some questions why do I have to hunt them down?* Because it's not implemented. That really should have been obvious. Probably nobody thought of it, or it hasn't bubbled to the top of priority list yet. This is a reasonable feature request, but asking "why", especially wh...
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Edit Post #281990 Initial revision about 1 year ago
Answer A: Battery Science & Engineering
Much of what you describe is already on topic on Electrical Engineering. That certainly includes any use of batteries and battery management systems. Some of the inner workings are on topic too, since you can't use batteries effectively without at least some understanding of how they work. The d...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #281717 I can see these new communities when clicking on the links above, but otherwise they seem impossible to find. Clicking on "Codidact Network" at right only shows the previously existing communities.
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #281661 For a time, old posts were being bumped with no-change edits on our Outdoors site. That was bad. Even worse, it was being done by a mod.
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #281661 Abilities should and do take rep as part of their input.
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #278908 I agree with most of what you said, except that web applications are off topic. For many users, there is little distinction between a web application and a local one. Lots of stuff (like Codidact) run some parts locally, others on the server. From the user's point of view, none of that is relevant...
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about 1 year ago
Edit Post #281639 Initial revision about 1 year ago
Answer A: Could we have a way to edit without bumping posts?
While it would be nice for minor edits to not bump posts, the problem is defining what "minor" is, and leaving it for the person who did the edit to judge. Hopefully, most people won't be subjected to the edit queue eventually, so that's not the answer. I certainly want to know about all edit any...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #281636 I didn't downvote, but your post is hard to read in places, to the point where it's confusing what you are trying to say. Perhaps the -1 was for the bad English.
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #281610 What I meant is how do you get around the case where someone makes a major or malicious edit, then tries to hide that by claiming it was minor?
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #281610 How do you avoid abuse by people being dishonest about an edit being minor?
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #281602 It's a bit unclear what you are asking or stating. Note that both paragraphs are single run-on sentences. A few sentence breaks to distinguish thoughts would help clarity, and make your post less annoying to read.
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #281592 I agree. As a moderator one one of our sites, I know who has participated and can be trusted with Curate and other privileges. I'd be happy to give them out when deemed appropriate if there was a mechanism to do that.
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #281546 Another reason for all feedback to be public is that it helps all see what the norms are. As someone giving feedback, I want to write once *"show a diagram"* and have that cause others to include a diagram in the first place.
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #281546 When someone posts a bad question, getting piled upon is well deserved, and is likely to achieve the desired result (shape up or ship out).
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #281546 When I comment on a post I want everyone to see it. Also as a post author, I don't want a bunch of duplicate comments just because each commenter couldn't see what others have already written.
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Edit Post #281512 Initial revision about 1 year ago
Answer A: Let's revamp our status tags
The "status-" part provides context that can be useful for people not intimately familiar with the site. The upside of getting rid of "status-" is very minimal. Extra clarity is usually a good thing, and worth keeping in this case. For example, suppose someone asked about why a tag was declined ...
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Answer A: Currently, where should we ask any OS related question?
Codidact currently has no place to ask OS-related questions, unless they are niches that happen to fit into one of the existing sites. Yes! I know that, that's why I am asking the question. Then I fail to see the point of asking for suggestions where to ask such questions ("suggest to ask quest...
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Edit Post #281463 Initial revision about 1 year ago
Answer A: Disallowing quoting question parts in answers, rather, in comments only
Bad idea. Quoting parts of a question in an answer is useful because: It makes it clear what exactly is being replied to. It protects the answerer from changes to the question. The quotes can act somewhat as headings in the answer. It is easier to find a particular part of an answer that...
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about 1 year ago
Edit Post #281377 Post edited:
There is no "o" in "reputation".
about 1 year ago
Comment Post #281449 @Monica: I looked around on the EE site (where I'm a moderator) but couldn't find any of these settings. I looked in "moderator tools", and also on the page of individual abilities, like "curate". I agree with Lundin that 196 flags is excessive. I'd also be willing to explicitly grant certain abil...
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Suggested Edit Post #281377 Suggested edit:
There is no "o" in "reputation".
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helpful about 1 year ago
Comment Post #281435 Um, OK, so what's your question? I don't even see a particular point, other than "Hi, I'm here". What is the purpose of this question?
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #281383 @Monica: If you screw up on a question somewhat outside your domain, others will downvote it fast enough. You can also start with "This isn't my area of expertise, but ...". People seem to be more forgiving of errors that way too.
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Edit Post #281383 Initial revision about 1 year ago
Answer A: Why is there a rep system in Codidact?
Actually Codidact should support rep better than it does now. Most of the dislike of rep seems to come from a misunderstanding of its purpose. It's not to show who is "better" somehow, but a measure of how much someone has contributed useful content to the site as judged by all the other users. ...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #281298 These questions seem borderline at best in their current form. This is because they are more about credit card or money user issues than chemistry. It would be better if you asked about the materials the money and credit cards are made of, how inert that material is to isopropyl alcohol, and perhap...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #281275 Comments are not for content.
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #281227 One unfortunate side effect is that imported content won't be as obvious, and therefore less likely to get fixed. This stuff is damaging all sites, and particularly the ones with the imported content. There seems to be too much inertia to do something about it already. Defaulting the icons to off ...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #281080 I often use two browser tabs for this reason. I agree it would be nice to not have to do that.
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Edit Post #281072 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Question Inconsistant picture sizes in users list
I just noticed this in EE, but the same symptom appears on other sites too: Note how the user pictures in the right column are larger than the others. On other sites this is more random, so I think the large ones being at right was just a coincidence. In any case, there seems to be a bug som...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #281013 Too many links, too little content *here*, -1. The description of what you are proposing should be self-contained in the question here. Nobody should have to follow links to get pertinent information to the proposal.
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Edit Post #280968 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: Why not broaden Electrical Engineering to Engineering?
You have touched on two different topics, neither of which belong here. Scope of the Electrical Engineering site As Monica has already explained, this is up to the users of the site. The right place to discuss that is in the Meta category of the EE site. Having a general Engineering site ...
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Edit Post #280784 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: Add 'close this help' to Codidact keyboard shortcuts list
Esc is the usual and obvious way to dismiss a popup like this. Esc for this function is so common and nearly universal that listing it would only add clutter, and not provide any useful information to the vast majority of users.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280709 The OP asked about transferring his "questions and answers". It's not clear to me that he didn't implicitly include all answers to a question with "question", or that he wasn't considering dragging someone else's question along when copying his answer. There are some serious drawbacks to copying co...
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Comment Post #280711 @10Rep‭ *"Would it be fine if I copied the question as well?"* No, not if you mean simply copying and pasting it. There is more to it than that. If you did that on EE, for example, I'd delete the whole thing as soon as I saw it. Other sites may have different policies. Overall it's not quite as s...
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Comment Post #280709 This answer gives too much of the impression that it is OK to import anything you want. That is definitely NOT true. There are tradeoffs, downsides, and other considerations that anyone thinking of importing content must be aware of. The answer is NOT and unqualified "absolutely". Please don't gi...
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Edit Post #280720 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: Transferring my questions and answers from StackOverflow and other SE sites
It is always fine to bring over your own content. After all, it's yours. However, some sites here will not appreciate you bringing over anyone else's content. That would require us to show attribution, which results in links to elsewhere that we don't want. For example, on the EE site, we don't...
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Comment Post #280632 *"If you're quoting a long text that already uses bolds and italics, then all formatting tools have been exhausted"*. You are forgetting about *blockquote*. That sets quoted text apart visually regardless of font, size, boldness, or color.
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Edit Post #280610 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: Where can I ask about fixing a Fairphone 3?
There is currently no Codidact site where that question would be on topic.
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Comment Post #280517 @Monica: I didn't notice until now that the question is 3 months old. When you folks fix something, it would be worth adding and answer, even if all it says it "Fixed". Tags are easy to not notice. I guess it was the addition of the tag that got this post bumped so that I noticed it.
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Comment Post #280517 The above looks as expected. The example above therefore does not reproduce the bug.
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Edit Post #280517 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: Numbering Display Bug
This is a test with known input. First entry in ordered list. Second ordered list entry. First entry in subordinate list under point 2. Second unordered list entry. Third entry in outer ordered list. Outer list entry 4. First entry in second ordered li...
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Comment Post #278500 If it's a single list, then how did the unordered list get in there without additional indentation? Something isn't adding up.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #278500 You should explain whether this is one list or multiple lists. It seems to me that each list should start at 1 separately. In other words, the right side looks correct, not the left side. I base this on an unordered list apparently inserted between two ordered lists.
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Comment Post #280399 @user: The point is to not provide content elsewhere so that askers have to come here to get it. Also continuing to provide content elsewhere only helps those other places get high search results. We need good content here to attract more good content here.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280482 @10 Rep: You may dislike reputation, but it has its uses. I don't think it needs to be bigger, but I certainly wouldn't want it smaller either. I think the stuff below the rep line is mostly clutter, though.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280472 These might be interesting statistics to track per site, but I don't think they would have much bearing on whether people ask questions here. The barrier is in people finding out about the site in the first place. If they can see the statistics, they are already here and know about the site.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280465 Just like on SE, the sites are what users proposed and gave some indication they will support. Nobody sat down and decided to have a particular set of sites. If you want something that's not here, propose it. Be prepared to do the work to define the site, get others on board, eventually write the ...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280464 What Zerotime said. These need to be separate so we can vote on and discuss them separately.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280419 Of course the whole concept of rep on a meta site doesn't make much sense in the first place.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280407 It sounds like you want indexed documentation, not a FAQ.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280358 @Monica: See addition to the question.
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Edit Post #280399 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: How can we make Codidact more friendly for askers?
How can we make Codidact more friendly for askers? That's the wrong question. We aren't unfriendly to askers. The real question is: What can we do to encourage people to ask questions here? There are two necessary conditions to have a site that gets a good volume of questions: Good answ...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280379 Please take some measurements before and after so that we can all learn from Writing's experiment.
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Comment Post #280375 Judaism seems to have gotten started well. Are you getting new people from elsewhere regularly, or is it that there is enough interest already among the Codidact folks? It helps that it's more of a community discussion among peers (at least that's my impression) than strict Q&A. It's not a bunch o...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280375 Despite all the above, the EE site is growing more slowly than I had hoped. Achieving critical mass is *hard*. This is why there should be a plan for it before a site is launched.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280375 I did some deliberate outreach. I personally contacted a number of people I knew, told them about the new site, and asked them to spread the word. I put a prominent link to the new site on my SE profile. (I'm a bit dismayed that some of the other founders didn't do the same, and kept answering qu...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280359 @celtschk: I didn't put quotes around the title. If the search string is so specific that it only matches the one question title on the whole internet, then the test isn't very useful. Still, it might be something to try. I've noticed that search engines don't actually seem to take quotes that ser...
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Comment Post #280358 @Mith: See update to the question.
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Comment Post #280377 It seems you are really looking for a platform for publishing rants, not for asking questions.
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Comment Post #280375 A problem we haven't solved yet is launching new communities with a plan that gives them a reasonable chance of success. Most people discussing a new community here will be the answerers, not the askers. Since we can't expect many of the askers to be here, there should be a plan to attract them. R...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280359 @celtschk: As I said in a previous comment, deleting the untouched stuff would be a good first start, then see where that gets us. The evidence of spillover is from the test I did. I copied the title of the question exactly into the search bar. Still, Google showed two results with looser matches ...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280358 @Mith: It would be interesting to try the first two experiments on the Judaism site to see how much limited imports effect things. Someone that knows the topic should do that so that they can pick generic questions with lots of stuff already out there on the web.
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Comment Post #280358 @Mith: What sites did selective imports?
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over 1 year ago
Edit Post #280084 Post edited:
Fixed title, removed irrelevant (and therefore consfusing) comments, and questions about other site.
over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280359 There have to be some over-arching rules for any site in the codidact.com domain. How many users are effected Codidact-wide, versus how many are on sites with imported content, and that actually want to keep that content? At some point there is a threshold where something needs to be done to protec...
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Comment Post #280359 I suspect that you're right and the number of imported questions with local answers is small. Keeping those probably (hopefully?) won't hurt us much with the search engines. We could delete all but those, then see what that does to search results a month later, if the sites really want to keep thos...
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Comment Post #280359 It is a global Codidact issue because apparently imported content in one site effects all the others. We should work with the effected communities as best as possible, but deleting imported content is for the health of Codidact overall.
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Question We should delete all old imported content.
Early for the Codidact sites, it seemed like importing content from SE might be a good way to get a new site going quickly. Now with the clarity of hindsight, we can see that this didn't work. The few sites that did mass-import content are doing very poorly. As far as I can tell, these are Writing...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280356 There is no edit button shown to me on *this* question either.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280356 @Monica: I clicked on the "edit URL" link in your comment, and was able to edit the question. So the system allows me to edit, but isn't showing the edit button for some reason. Strange indeed. I looked around, and this bug seems to apply to all my questions on sites where I'm not a mod. I don't ...
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Edit Post #280356 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Question Can't edit my own post.
I just tried to edit my question on Outdoors (https://outdoors.codidact.com/posts/279707), but the "Edit" button at the bottom of the post is missing. Here is a screen shot: Microsoft Edge Windows 10 I just noticed that "Suggest Edit" is missing for me on all questions in all site...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280318 @Monica: Only mods should be able to change the list, but ordinary users should be able to see what is going on if only on the ground of openness. For example, perhaps someone disagrees with the choices. That would be a valid discussion for meta.
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Edit Post #280328 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: Where’s my suggested edit?
There is apparently a bug relating to suggested edits. I've had a pending suggested edit to https://meta.codidact.com/posts/280084 for two weeks now. See the comment from Monica to that question.
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Comment Post #280212 @Monica: If someone truly just fixed a small typo in an old post, then bumping the post is not useful, and usually detrimental. I agree the problem of claimed minor edits really being minor is real. That's why I suggested moderators being able to review minor edits, as they can do now with comments...
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Comment Post #280211 Minor edits can still be useful. If flagged correctly, then it shouldn't matter if a comment was posted right before the edit. Minor edits should only be for fixing obvious typos, spelling, grammar, etc. Anything that actually changes the meaning should not be flagged as a minor edit.
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Comment Post #280209 Yes, same here. It seems no matter how much I look over a post before posting, I always find something to fix right after posting.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280212 I agree it would be nice to have a "minor" edit type that doesn't bump the post. However, how do we decide what is minor? I'm not comfortable trusting everyone to be truthful about an edit being minor. Perhaps this is a higher ability than edit. Moderators should be able to review all minor edits...
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Comment Post #280143 And another. I'll assume this would go on indefinitely, but I'm not going to keep writing more comments.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280143 Yup, another comment box popped up, as you reported. I hadn't noticed that before.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280143 This is a test comment to see what happens when I click Post. Using Edge on Win10.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280126 Yes, this works, but it's a bad idea. Links rot. If content was important enough so that it needed to be shown directly in a post, then it needs to reside here.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280115 Wow, I didn't know there was such a thing. I still don't know how to get there except via the link you provided above.
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Suggested Edit Post #280084 Suggested edit:
Fixed title, removed irrelevant (and therefore consfusing) comments, and questions about other site.
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helpful over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280084 You have now significantly changed the proposal from Biology+Chemistry to just Biology. That really should be a different proposal. In any case, the "feed all these birds with one seed" comment makes no sense anymore.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280084 Biology and chemistry are different topics, and should be in different sites.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280078 I can see @Moshi's suggested edit just fine. Using Edge on Win10.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280058 On second thought, not a popup, but a check box in the post editor. The default is checked, meaning you will be notified of changes unless you opt out. As long as it's not too easy to overlook, that would be better than a popup. Did I mention that I really hate nanny-ware?
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Comment Post #280058 I like the "follow" idea. That's a general mechanism that could be useful for other things too. When you edit a wiki post, maybe you get a popup that gives you the option to follow the post, with the default being "yes". That way you know it's happening, and it's easy to opt out. I don't think ed...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280055 I saw that and thought it looked stupid too. Make the text in the blue box editable, with the default being what is shown above. Most of the time, it will be a reference to a question.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280058 This all makes sense, but anyone that edited such a post should get notification of any changes. That fits more with the post being owned by the community, as seems to be the intent.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280056 I agree, except that the resulting rep is useful for more than just "bragging rights" as you put it. That's one of the two things it's for. The other is to identify the few key core people that put serious effort into the site. For that, a great answer is better and should count more than one that...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280044 @Mith: That doesn't make sense. Having a score that keeps going up when you do good things incentivizes you to keep doing good things, not stop doing them.
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Comment Post #280053 @Canina: Everything I talked about would be configurable per site.
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Edit Post #280053 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: What will become of reputation?
Whatever it is called, we still need a nice simple single number that is a rough measure of how much good content someone has contributed, as judged by all others on that site. "Reputation" is a reasonable name that captures this concept well enough, but there are probably others out there that woul...
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Comment Post #280047 Yup, +1. Looking at recent comments seems to be the single most useful mod tool so far. Making it better will yield real returns.
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Comment Post #280005 @luap42 it was originally promised that the new abilities thresholds would be tweakable per site. As far as I can see, they are not. Is this work in progress, or has something changed?
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Comment Post #280005 @luap42 if your deciding what rep really should be, then I've got a few suggestions. The rep change per vote should be settable per category. For example, votes on meta shouldn't effect rep at all. We have a Papers category on EE that should result in higher rep for both up and down votes. Again, ...
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Comment Post #280005 @luap42 I have no problem with you allowing communities that don't want rep to shut it off. But, you took away the rep display on the banner unilaterally, without input from the community. Don't take it away before at least giving me the option of turning it back on. Preferably, all changes defaul...
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Comment Post #280005 *"part of our move away from reputation"*. This is a bad attitude. Reputation is very useful. Rep was one of the main drivers that caused traffic on SE. Don't throw it out because some people imaging some ideal world where it shouldn't matter. It does. Also, bring back the rep on the banner.
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Edit Post #279989 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Question Incorrect activity shown in question list
I've noticed this in several cases in the last day or so. The activity shown in the question list does not match the actual activity. Here is one example activity list entry: Image The actual question is at https://electrical.codidact.com/posts/279978. Inside that question it shows the quest...
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Comment Post #279964 You are unlikely to find the askers here when the site is being defined. You need committed domain experts to launch a site that is ready for questions. Getting questions is about getting the word out. The marketing plan should be part of the site proposal.
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Edit Post #279970 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: How can we improve community proposals?
I agree that the site proposal and validation process needs a re-do. One of the biggest problems I see right now is that everything about a new site is limited to a single "question" in the Site Proposals category. That makes sense in trying to keep the chatter about individual sites from drownin...
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Comment Post #279157 The title is fine for a title, but not sufficient for a question. What's a "table of contents"? I don't anything like that at the link you posted.
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Comment Post #279832 I think that "every day" physics should be explicitly on topic. As you say, it's not the level of the question. It's about the quality of the ask, and whether reasonable research has been done *for the OP's level*. For example, high school students wouldn't know where to find papers, and may find ...
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Comment Post #279802 *Addressed* is not the right word. It implies the question has been "dealt with", "worked on", "dispatched", or in some way resolved or attempted to be resolved. It means *something* has been done in response to the question. This is misleading when the question received no answers. All we can re...
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Comment Post #279758 @Monica: I just tried an edit after yours, and that did reset whatever was causing the problem. I can see the edit indicator now, and I suspect everyone else can too. So this has something to do with the state left in the database after an approved edit, which is set correctly when an edit is done ...
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Comment Post #279765 Looks like you nailed it. Nice sleuthing!
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Comment Post #279758 @Monica: I was away from the computer between your two edits, so I couldn't see the result of the first. However, the second edit (that required someone else to confirm) caused the bug to appear. As it is right now, I don't see the edit indicator.
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Comment Post #279758 @Monica: I just did an edit to my question, and I see the change notification "<1m ago". Now you or someone else should make a small edit to see if the bug appears.
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Question Change not listed in question
The question list for Q&A on the Electrical Engineering site shows this entry: Image However, in the question (https://electrical.codidact.com/questions/279739), there is nothing indicating the question was changed: Image Clicking on "History" does reveal the change. I was expecting the ...
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Edit Post #279709 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: Future planning: what user preferences would be useful?
Title before body in post editor There has been much discussion about the fact that the title is put after the body of the post when writing a question. I, and a number of others, find this unintuitive and annoying. At least give us a way to shut this off when we take the trouble to do so.
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Edit Post #279708 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Question Mismatch between number of answers listed and actual number
I just noticed something strange. In the Q&A category of Scientific Speculation, I see this list entry: Image However, the question actually does have an answer. See https://scientific-speculation.codidact.com/questions/279501 Windows 10 Microsoft Edge
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Comment Post #279663 @luap42: Great, thanks. That wasn't clear from the response to my question. The only answer I got was more about railing against rep than addressing my question. I realize you guys are busy. *"It's on our list of things to do, but probably not for a while."* is a perfectly good answer.
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Comment Post #279663 Yes, please! I asked for something like this 5 months ago, but it was ignored because I mentioned "rep". https://meta.codidact.com/questions/276332 I really miss being able to see which of my posts people liked or disliked over the last day or so. Now I can see my rep going up, but it's really di...
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Comment Post #277100 How is this going? As deleted content accumulates, it's getting harder and harder to see what ordinary users see. I think only two states are needed, "moderator view" and "normal view". This would apply to deleted answers as well. The button to toggle the view would be off the side somewhere, so ...
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Comment Post #279613 I always thought starting at 1 was silly. Everyone should start at 0, then work their way up (or down) from there.
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Comment Post #279468 @Zero: Go ahead. The more info we can provide to diagnose this problem, the better.
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Question Insert Image button now totally broken
For a while, there had been problems inserting images into posts on particular sites. https://meta.codidact.com/questions/277052. Now it seems this has spread to all sites. When I hover over the image button in the post editor, I see "Insert image". However, when clicking on it, the hover text ...
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Comment Post #279394 How did the auto-save not work for you? At least with the browser I use (Edge on Win10), it seems to save within a second or two of making a change. That means I can't lose more than a couple seconds of work if I suddenly closed the window by mistake. What happened in your case to defeat this mech...
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Comment Post #279371 We don't need more nannyware.
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Edit Post #279198 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Question Need wording fix in dup close banner
The banner at the top of a question when the question is closed as a duplicate says in part "This question has been answered before" (example). That really should say "This question has been asked before". Note that in the example linked to above, neither question has any answers (currently).
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #279093 I'm sure this is a duplicate, but that was a while ago and the page popping up and down still hasn't been fixed. This issue needs to be heard again.
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Comment Post #279064 @Moshi: Right, but this isn't in the Site Proposals category.
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Comment Post #277489 @Moshi: Ah, so the permalink for an answer gets you to that specific answer, as apposed to the page containing that answer. That makes sense. If Permalink doesn't do anything for a question, then it should probably be removed to avoid this confusion.
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Comment Post #277489 I just tried it, and clicking on Permalink resulted in exactly the same URL I was already at. So why do we need a Permalink button at all? What am I missing?
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Comment Post #279086 Whoever downvoted, it would be interesting to hear exactly what you disagree with. This is a good debate to have. However, it's not clear what to make of something as broad as an unexplained downvote on the aggregate of 5 paragraphs. Do you disagree with all of it? Just one point? If so, which? ...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #279064 When I clicked CLOSE, I was expecting to add one vote to closing, not have my action unilaterally close the post. Oh well. It really should be in the other category.
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Comment Post #279064 This should be in the Site Proposals category, or possibly in the Languages site meta. This isn't a main-site meta issue.
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Comment Post #277489 Why is there a different permalink URL in the first place?
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Edit Post #279086 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: Why don't we just make communities for every launched stack?
why don't the admin[s] just create a community for each subject that Stack launched a site for? Because content doesn't create a community. Engaged users do. If sites here are just clones of elsewhere, then there is no point for a core group of users to be here. In fact, having content here b...
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Comment Post #279076 This is a very nannyish attitude, and just not how most people's thought process works when writing a post.
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Edit Post #278998 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: Can we get a link back to the moderator dashboard from the individual mod pages?
There is no need since there already is such a link. That link is always available no matter which moderator tool you are in: Image Maybe this is browser-specific. This screen shot was with Edge on Win10.
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Answer A: A Site for Privacy and Data Protection Enthusiasts
The name "privacy" is too broad. My first mental images have nothing to do with what your proposed site is about. I think of how much the public can see me when I'm out and about doing things, how anonymous I am at the grocery store, stalking, what others know about how I vote, what I read, etc. ...
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Comment Post #278956 People will do what people will do. All you can do is not attach much meaning to the result.
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Comment Post #278929 You keep saying "rep will go away", but I haven't seen anyone describe a good system to replace it. You still need some kind of publicly visible "awesomeness score" you get by creating great content within the domain of the site. It taps into gamification, gives something for new users to aspire to,...
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Comment Post #278928 I agree. This has bugged me too. Rep is supposed to be a single public number that gives a quick idea of how much someone has contributed appreciated content *in the domain of the site*. Agreeing or disagreeing with some policy discussions shouldn't enter into that.
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Comment Post #278894 It shouldn't be allowed because it's obnoxious to the rest of the users.
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Comment Post #278857 @Mith: To get Electrical Engineering going, I grabbed a few of my own popular answers from SE, but they weren't just imported. I edited and cleaned up each one individually. I also only grabbed a small number, under a dozen. That seems to have worked.
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Comment Post #278857 @Mith: Yes, of the sites I regularly check, it seems like Photography and Scientific Speculation are dead, and Outdoors is nearly dead. Of those, Outdoors and Speculation did lots of importing, and Photography was abandoned by the original proponents.
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Edit Post #278857 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: What criteria are used to determine to launch a new community?
It seems that two things are required for a new site to be successful: A core group of domain experts that commit to being around to answer questions, and initially, to do the housekeeping. Getting the word out. Somehow those people with questions need to know to ask here. I think 3 com...
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Comment Post #277100 Yup, this sounds good. The current situation isn't working well where we see all the deleted comments in a dark color. That is seriously distracting from seeing and understanding the comment flow as viewed by ordinary users. We don't need anything fancy.
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Comment Post #278722 Adding more formatting features to comments will only invite more abuse of comments.
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Comment Post #278544 *"Our top fifty contributors will receive Codidact stickers!"* Do we even have 50 posts per week across all sites? It seems like much less to me.
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Comment Post #278542 @Moshi: Sorry about getting attribution to you wrong. When you're editing a question, you can't see the comments anymore.
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Question Suddenly need to sign in every visit
In the last few days, something has changed so that I now have to sign in again every visit to Codidact. This is using the same browser on the same machine as before (Edge, Win 10) which worked fine previously. I think it was months since I had to sign in before. Yes, I have the "remember me" bo...
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Comment Post #278494 Would you still care about auto-save being disabled if there were a "Cancel Changes" button? It seems to me that is the real issue.
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Comment Post #278493 The last-seen time is for everyone else. It's something that users shouldn't be able to hide.
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Edit Post #278505 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: Future planning: what user preferences would be useful?
status-declined I would like a way to disable Markdown by default in posts I write. The HTML formatting is richer, and it's what I use because I don't feel like having to remember yet another set of formatting syntaxes. One big disadvantage of Markdown is that it's too easy to trigger by acc...
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Answer A: Future planning: what user preferences would be useful?
whether your votes are public or private by default I would probably use that, but it also shouldn't be a big deal to click the appropriate button at the time of voting. Maybe this is to make the immediate voting interface less cluttered, but there still has be a means to override the default at ...
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Comment Post #278487 You can just delete everything.
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Comment Post #278476 This is usually built-into browsers. Alt left-arrow is pretty universal, there is often a left arrow near the top left corner, and also a menu entry somewhere. Do these not work for you somehow, or are you expecting every web page to have a go-back button?
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Comment Post #278438 @Moshi: Then they could just ask if I'm over 18, or whatever the relevant age threshold is.
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Comment Post #278438 I couldn't get to the linked post on Discord. I thought I had an account there, but *after* making me go thru captchas, it would then tell me it didn't like my email address. When I tried to create a new account, it wouldn't proceed until I gave it my birth date. What the …!? I don't see a legiti...
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Edit Post #278441 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: General discussion on making votes public
I know this is not a popular stance, but I agree with you. I have seen first hand the problems caused by anonymous voting on SE, especially anonymous downvotes. Whenever there is a way to do any harm without being identified, vandals will do so, or it will be done for personal reasons and not the...
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Answer A: Proposal: tool for user-requested import of a single question and its answers from SE
If you create such a feature, at least make it optional per site with the default off. I would be strongly opposed to any direct import from anywhere else to the Electrical Engineering site, for example. There is really no necessity for imports. If a user wants to bring over one of their own que...
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Edit Post #278392 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: Do we have/should we have community wikis?
I have no real objection if others want a community wiki (or whatever it should be called) post type, but want to point out that these never really worked right on SE. I'm very unlikely to make of such a post type. I can see how it sounds nice at first glance, but take a look at some real example...
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Answer A: How should staff deal with posts critical of themselves that they want deleted?
Unless something is clearly and directly abusive, let it go. Letting a trolling post get downvoted to oblivion is way better than any mod action of removing or otherwise censoring it. People know crap when they see it. Let them vote accordingly. Not only does that get around accusations of mods...
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Comment Post #278234 @Moshi Right. I'm suggesting a squishy metric trading off the two. For example, you can get the ability with high accepted flag count and low contribution score, low accepted flag count and high contribution score, and combinations in between. The four limits should be settable by site.
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Comment Post #278266 @Logician: You are apparently sorting by activity, not score. This question is at the top because it had the most recent activity.
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Comment Post #278234 For example, someone that has read and answered a lot of questions should know how to tell good from bad questions. In fact, they are probably better at it than someone that had a few close/reopen/delete flags accepted.
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Comment Post #278234 Much of this sounds reasonable, but it seems like the metric of generally writing well-received answers is getting lost except for the first ability you mention. Someone with lots of good answers is going to be familiar with the site and its norms. The should lower other thresholds to get specific ...
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Edit Post #278288 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Answer A: Informing community users of new permissible features
Please, no. With modern technology, we all get way too many nagware messages as it is. Let's not have Codidact add to that. It's easy enough to visit meta occasionally. And, there is already a mechanism to sign up for notifications for things like new questions. There is no problem to solve ...
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Comment Post #278206 You might decouple rep from privileges to some extent, but there still needs to be a single easy-to-see score for every user that indicates how much that user's contributions are valued by the community. The gamification of such a "awesomeness score" is important and must not be overlooked. Trust s...
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Comment Post #278199 The real question is why some sites artificially cap rep at 1 or 0. Some people can make a net negative contribution. Rep should reflect that. If it were clipped at 0, then doing bad things don't count anymore after a while. That makes no sense.
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Answer A: Orientation / Welcoming Committee
Should I just let loose and post every question I can't find an answer for? Absolutely not! You first need to understand the specific rules and norms of whatever site you want to ask on. Codidact is more about the individual sites than the organization, so help pages are mostly per-site. Th...
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Comment Post #278181 -1, this is exactly the rules-lawyering we are trying to prevent.
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Comment Post #278162 Even now, comments have an order, since some are in reply to others. Comments should definitely not be reordered.
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Comment Post #277974 This should have been two questions since you made two separate proposals. I don't know how to vote on the question now since I agree with the first proposal, but not the second.
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Edit Post #278087 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Answer A: Should we show tags before the body, to provide context for reading the question?
The real problem was that the question didn't provide it's own context well enough. Tags aren't content. They are only for filtering questions to what you want to view, in a search, etc. It is a misuse of tags to rely on them to provide important context to the question. Putting tags at the top...
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Edit Post #278085 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Answer A: How granular should network communities be?
The main guiding principle should be what fraction of posts a typical user would find interesting, or at least feel are related enough to their interests to not be annoyed at them for being off-topic babble. Individual users will have a more narrow focus of interest than a whole site. They will g...
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Comment Post #277949 Votes here on meta mean agreement/disagreement. The obvious interpretation of the downvotes is therefore "*I don't think this is a worthwhile feature*".
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Comment Post #277958 @Monica: I'd be fine with that too. I was just thinking this might be an easy mechanism to add signed votes to, implementation-wise.
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Comment Post #277959 The proposed additional voting options are optional. If you don't want to be identified, nobody is forcing you. You only list problems with signed votes, but there are problems with unsigned votes too. Vandalism was certainly a problem on SE. It also sucks when your post is downvoted, but without...
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Comment Post #277958 I generally agree, +1. Emojis are way overused today, and have gotten annoying as a result. I would like to see "signed" up and down votes added as a special mechanism. Instead of just saying *"I like this"*, it says *"I agree, this is correct, (or disagree, this is wrong) and am putting my reputa...
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Comment Post #277957 @luap42: The point about the signed up and down votes is that they do more than just leave a comment. They should additionally effect the score of the post and the rep of the author more strongly than unsigned votes. That means some special handling needs to be implemented.
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Comment Post #277957 This would also be a good place to add the signed up and down votes.
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Comment Post #277954 @Moshi: Because there is not need since it's already solved, and the developers have better things to do.
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Edit Post #277954 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Answer A: Allow users to link more than one website in their profile.
As you say: they have no way of doing so (outside of putting it in the info box) Since you can put any links you want within your arbitrary info text, there is no problem to solve here. You can look at my profile as an example of this in action. I included a link to my resume in the info t...
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Comment Post #277943 Trying to communicate this level of detail with tags is pointless. Its would mostly be busy-work for the developers, and provide very little useful actionable information to the users. Let's not make things difficult for the volunteers that are developing this software.
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Comment Post #277926 *are you fine with "a little delay" of a couple days?* Certainly. Even longer is fine usually, once we know the feature has been added or bug fixed, and it's just a matter of getting thru the pipeline. This is especially true for trivial features like the one you linked to in your question.
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Comment Post #277926 I can live with a little delay in the interest of making things easier for the developers, -1. While not perfect, Status-Completed when the code has been changed is good enough for me. Otherwise, the developers have to remember to come back to find outstanding "Code-updated" (or whatever) and chang...
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Comment Post #277887 Thanks for posting this. I saw the activity too, then went looking for what change, but couldn't find it.
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Comment Post #277868 Ah, so you mean like those crossing light buttons that do nothing. Eventually the lights change so that you can cross anyway. But really, the auto-save is pretty quick. I think you'd have a hard time making a change, then scrolling down to a SAVE button and clicking it before the system did it for...
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Comment Post #277875 I like your out of the box thinking, but I wouldn't want commenters to essentially litter my perfect post with little icons all over the place. I agree comments should be short and not too visually cluttering. How about the *quote* feature would only write the text in italics or different font, may...
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Comment Post #277858 @pnuts: That would be favoring newer answers. The system should strive to not add bias to the voting.
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Comment Post #277868 The draft saving is almost immediate. What would be the point?
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Comment Post #277872 I've used italics for this purpose. Seems to work well enough and doesn't eat up a lot of space or add visual clutter like a blockquote would.
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Edit Post #277855 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Question Randomize order of answers with same score
Answers are shown in order according to their score derived from their votes. However, for answers with the same score, they seem to be shown in chronological order of creation time. This tends to "feature" earlier answers higher than later answers, even if the later answers have been rated the sam...
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Comment Post #277568 References to images not hosted here shouldn't be allowed in the first place.
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Comment Post #277574 Voting on people's ideas for new features means you get a consensus of whether the users as a whole would want these new features. That's quite useful. Dev time is limited. It should be spent creating features people actually want.
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Edit Post #277577 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Answer A: I cannot understand the meaning of some downvotes
why should anyone downvote a community proposal, like this post? Because they think it's a flawed proposal. That really should have been obvious. In the particular case you cite, note that you got many responses disagreeing with lumping physics and math together. I didn't vote at all, but if...
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Comment Post #277567 I basically agree, +1. However, we need to be careful to make sure there are committed people behind each new community. Having a ghost town is worse than having nothing at all. The Photography site is a good example. People will come by, see the community is dead, and probably not come back. If...
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Comment Post #277538 What is "FR"? I know of no such standard abbreviation.
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Comment Post #277454 In your example, if someone does write your "apple" tag with upper case, it will appear to have a totally different meaning than intended, but the system won't catch "apple" and "Apple" as being different.
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Answer A: Should we allow capitalized tags?
Capitalization is part of spelling. Tags should be allowed to be spelled correctly. Forcing all lower case not only looks stupid, but may lead to confusion. For example, "microchip" is quite different from "Microchip". If you don't think capitalization matters, consider the sentence I help...
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Edit Post #277421 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Answer A: What html tags can we use in posts?
I have tried to document all markups allowed in posts in a help page for the EE site. Let me know if you find anything not described there.
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Comment Post #277404 I don't know what all these fonts are called, but I rather like the one currently in use. I find it easy to read. "Challenging to read" is meaningless without concrete examples of what is confusing, and how it could be better.
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Comment Post #277408 See also https://meta.codidact.com/questions/277052.
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Comment Post #277345 *" I am stunned why some people being eager to have a math community strongly oppose this idea and downvote it."* Bystander here. I haven't voted on this proposal and don't plan to. But, you're not proposing a math community. You are proposing a math and physics site, which is what people are voti...
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Comment Post #277318 Please don't add even more to Markdown. There are already too many ways to unintentionally trigger Markdown. Just a single star character and apparently sometimes a number sign makes a mess of formatting.
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Comment Post #277284 Yup, migration on SE never really worked right. 2 - The question probably needs at least some-rewriting to fit the other site better. 3 - Someone that can't be bothered to learn the site and pay enough attention to post in the right place is no great loss. There is a downside to letting people do s...
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Edit Post #277291 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Answer A: Request: Headings and footnotes act as link anchors
Using numbers as references to the Nth heading is a bad idea. When a heading gets added or deleted, all the links out there will be wrong. If this is going to happen at all, it makes more sense to use the existing id="name" attributes on heading tags. That's already a well-defined standard.
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Comment Post #277269 @Peter: Yes, chat could be more tolerable in categories that are not Q&A. However, in your particular example, comments still work just fine. I've done exactly that a few times. For example, see my comment to https://outdoors.codidact.com/questions/275790#answer-275872.
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Edit Post #277269 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Answer A: Is there a consensus on comment layouts for the MVP and beyond?
Comments and chat serve two very different purposes. Comments should only be for communicating with the author about modifications to the post. These should not be conversations or chit-chat. In a lot of situations, allowing such chit-chat would seriously degrade what people come to the site for. ...
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Comment Post #276940 @Martin: Sorry, fixed. Or maybe I should have said "Jolly good, right-o". :-)
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Comment Post #277180 I agree with this proposal. Currently, it annoys me every time I write an answer. The first few times it was downright confusing.
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Comment Post #277177 Since comments are inherently limited to a small size, why not just make the input area large enough to fit that? Then you don't need to scroll at all.
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Comment Post #277179 Ctrl-I should be for image upload. Currently there is no substitute for physically clicking the button. Italics can be easily typed already using both HTML and Markup.
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Comment Post #277101 *Privileges should arise from trust earned by doing things on the site.* Yes, and part of those "doing things" is providing content, so rep should still be part of most trust level threshold. However, my main point is that trust levels don't at all replace the other aspects of rep. I hear how rep i...
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Comment Post #277072 @Monica: Yes, that would work even better. Then it can be used anywhere, like in various meta questions. Such a thing would probably be useful in the long run, although I wouldn't put it too high on the development priority right now.
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Comment Post #277052 @ArtOfCode: See addition to question. Is there anything else I can do to help diagnose this? As it is now, I can't post any images on Outdoors.
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Comment Post #277101 *reputation, to be replaced with trust levels*. You keep saying this, but rep and trust levels are two different things. Trust levels can be driven from things other than rep (although rep should continue to be some part of trust levels). However, a trust system doesn't address other aspects of re...
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Comment Post #277072 @Doniel: The main difference between a poll as I described and the existing voting is that you get more than two choices in a poll. Monica is asking which of several levels people would engage with on a new site. A single yes vote doesn't tell whether you just like the idea, might drop by occasiona...
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Comment Post #277072 It would help to have a "poll" category type. This is where each page is a single question that presents a series of options, and users vote on those options. The question would have to specify whether options are mutually exclusive, or cumulative (vote for your top pick versus vote for all you fav...
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Question Can't post images on Outdoors
I can't post images in answers on the Outdoors site, like for example here. When I click on the image button, nothing happens, or a little text pops up above the button too quickly to read. However, the exact same thing works fine on other sites. I tried it on Photography, Electrical Engineering...
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Edit Post #277029 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Question Should be allowed to vote on answer to own question
I wrote a question on a site I hadn't been to before, and got an answer. I tried to upvote the answer, but was shown: Image I only have 1 rep (should start at 0, but that's another matter), so I can understand why I wouldn't be allowed to vote all over the place. However, voting on an answer ...
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Comment Post #277020 @pnuts: Neither of those links are very relevant because they are about titling things to sell, where marketing and emotional appeal make a difference. Here we want to describe. In any case, I think I understand your thought process, it's just that I disagree with it applied to this site.
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Comment Post #277020 I also disagree that titles shouldn't repeat information in tags. Tags aren't content, and aren't available when all you see is the title. Your Google Sheets is a great example. I would want to know it's about Google Sheets (assuming that's relevant at all) before going into the question. Tags ar...
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Comment Post #277020 But that's simply not how the thought process works when writing a question. I understand the goal, but trying to force an awkward process on those writing a question isn't the answer.
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Comment Post #277015 I think you are talking about the order when writing a question, not when viewing. If that is true, you should be more clear about it.
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Answer A: Why does the title come after the body when writing a question?
This has bugged me too. To be clear, we are talking about when you write a question, not how questions are displayed. When I click on the button to write a new question, the first thing I want to write is the title. I remember the first few times thinking "What the...? Where do I put the title?...
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Comment Post #276940 @pnuts, If you didn't get pinged, you should raise that as a bug.
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Comment Post #276940 @pnuts: Since I'm not familiar with the term "minced meat", I took it on face value from the question that it means the same as "ground beef" here in the US. In any case, it was just an example to illustrate the point, with the example definition meant to be more humorous than correct.
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Comment Post #276941 Escape doesn't close it either.
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Answer A: Should tags be written in American or in British English?
Most English speakers are aware of the difference on the other side of the pond, at least for common terms. As an American, I wouldn't be bothered by a Brit using "lorry" or "colour", although I might misunderstand "minced meat" at first glance. However, it would be very off-putting if I were for...
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Comment Post #276937 I saw that, but there was no explanation what a "RSS feed" was, so I ignored it. Does that mean it will send me email? How does one go about receiving the content of a "RSS feed"? You mention "feed reader". That sounds like yet another app I'd need to keep running, which is not desirable.
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Comment Post #276939 So this graph is really showing when users joined Codidact, who then also joined EE. That's rather unintuitive, and I'm not sure how much useful information it provides. I think this either should be properly explained, or just removed altogether.
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Question Subscriptions graph doesn't make sense
On the EE site, Moderator Tools > Reports > Users yields the following graph: Image This can't be right, because it shows users joining before 7 June, the day the site was launched. It's also not clear what the real Y axis units are, since absolute numbers of signups is meaningless without a t...
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Comment Post #276905 @Monica: I remember some things on SE having seeded text (voting to close for "other" reason was one of them, I think), and it was never ever useful. It was always something I had to delete to say what I wanted to say. If anything, it had the reverse effect from what was intended. Having to delete...
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Comment Post #276908 @Zero: Nannyware is when the system nags you to do something, but it's really optional. It's a bunch of *other* people deciding what *your* choice should be, or second-guessing that choice. Perhaps cooking recipes need to follow a format so strictly that it's worth nagging others to follow it. I d...
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Comment Post #276908 I don't know what problem you are trying to solve with these templates. I am familiar with the contests on Outdoors and Photography, things seem to be going fine. Let's keep the nannyware off the site unless there is a really solid demonstrated need.
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Comment Post #276905 @Monica: The question then becomes where it is useful. My point is that it is so rarely useful that I'm worried about people thinking it's a cool feature and turning it on in places it would annoy me.
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Answer A: Do we need templates for new posts?
Please no, except perhaps for unusual form-like posts. I have never experience seeded text to be useful. It's actually a negative because it distracts and I have to delete it. Seeded text is never what I want to say. It also feels like an intrusion on my author's rights, and nannyish in general...
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Comment Post #276770 @Art: I don't recall ever seeing such a message, so that may be a clue. However, I wouldn't want the site to be a nanny like that.
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Comment Post #276833 @Monica: Rep is not a "flawed model", at least some aspects of it. It is the best measure of overall contributions a user has made to a site. SE used it for everything, including trusts. I can see the point of decoupling trusts from rep to some extent, but other aspects of rep are still useful. T...
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Comment Post #276844 @Monica: I downvote questions that I think are annoying. I don't think I've done it since it is now more obvious that questions are imported. The little warning sign makes it less annoying.
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Answer A: Is gaining rep based on SE content ok?
Is it a problem if specific users harvest highly-voted questions on SE, then self answer, to farm a huge amount of rep? Eh, maybe, but it's not important enough to spend much time thinking about. If they actually add new content here, then I don't see a problem with it. Ideally, rep here onl...
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Comment Post #276770 @mana: Maybe, but it shouldn't be required. Personally, I think the reasons you state aren't worth the bother. The surrounding text usually makes it quite clear what the general contents of the image is. Others can of course disagree, and should be able to add any alt text they like.
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Comment Post #276833 I keep hearing this about rep being replaced by trust levels. Trust is only one part of rep. We still need a nice and handy single number to show users who has a reputation for lots of good answers, for the gamification aspect, and to foster competition among the top answerers. Trust levels don't ...
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Comment Post #276770 @ArtOfCode: See addition to question.
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Question Can't post image
I can't post a new answer when that answer contains an image. Clicking Post Answer makes it turn gray, but it then just sits there. I removed the image from the post, and it worked. See https://photography.codidact.com/questions/276303#answer-276768. The image uploaded normally, and shows up co...
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Answer A: Should we start displaying the score of a post instead of the raw votes?
All the proposals so far are missing what people really want to know, which are two orthogonal metrics: How good/bad the crowd thinks the answer is. How heavily the crowd has weighed in. The first tells you how much to believe the answer, and the second how much to believe the first poin...
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Comment Post #276675 Your new calculations remove the important overall metric of site participation, which you mention in your quoted requirements. The "at least 15 well received questions/answers" got lost in your new calculations. In addition to demonstrating they can perform the particular action well, we want user...
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Comment Post #276675 *So if we set the thresholds right we don't also need to specify minimum numbers of events.* But that's less intuitive. A threshold is easier to understand and set. Easy understanding and control should be more important that internal math.
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Comment Post #276590 @Sigma: Because when you don't participate for real, you will have a different view of what a good question is.
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Comment Post #276641 The link text doesn't need to match the link content. You could have "Codidact Cooking site" link to the URL.
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Comment Post #276650 I agree, a manual save would be better. The auto-save right now is too aggressive, and that jumping up and down of the preview due to the auto-save message being added then removed is really distracting. I'd rather not have auto-save at all.
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Comment Post #276590 @Monica: Yes, how well accepted close flags are is a good metric. But, it's just one metric. There still needs to be some participation threshold, "skin in the game". You don't want a close-class of user emerging where all they do is close questions without actually participating in the site in a ...
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Answer A: Scoring System for Trust Level Requirements
I'm therefore proposing that we use this same scoring system to 'score' each individual requirement in the Trust Levels: (accepts + N) / (accepts + rejects + 2N), for N=2. This is good enough for as measuring the success of some specific activity. However, trust should be earned with a user's bro...
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Comment Post #276578 @aCVn: I don't know what you mean by "selecting". I just tested the process again, and you have to hit ENTER before the image is uploaded. Nothing happens "automatically" that I can see. Until I deliberately hit ENTER, the image isn't uploaded.
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Comment Post #276581 @mana: OK, I'll go accept the changes. Now that you point them out, I can see what changed, but I can also see there is nothing pointing out the changes. That needs to be fixed.
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Question Pending edit review should highlight changes
There is a pending edit on one of my posts. When I click on Review Changes, I get a page showing two versions of the post side by side. The problem is, there are no obvious changes. It's not even clear which side is pre-edit and which post-edit. Either there aren't actually changes, and the s...
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Answer A: Don't upload images automatically
Please no! All those "Are you sure" popups are annoying. You get used them, and then they don't serve their intended purpose anymore anyway. Then you'd have to add "Are you really sure?", and "Are you really really sure?", etc, popups. It's your job to be sure in the first place. Let's keep ...
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Comment Post #276574 Huh? What reveiews?
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Comment Post #276539 A downvote on a bug report can mean various things, like *"RTFM, moron"*, *"it shouldn't be bothering you, get over it"*, or *"maybe it's technically broken, but this is such a silly nit-pick that I wouldn't want to see the developers waste their time even reading this request"*.
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Comment Post #276542 Note that the suggestors are usually the experts, and are the ones that answer questions, not ask them. They need to draw in the askers.
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Answer A: What should happen with inactive communities?
What should be done in these cases? Should we just wait and let the site open? Should we train some monkeys to write questions? Should we "freeze" the site and provide the contents for download? Should we close it down? Let it be. The only real harm inactive sites are doing is to their own futu...
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Comment Post #276413 Yeah, I just wasted some time reading a lengthy new question on Scientific Speculation, only to find it was 4 years old with lots of answers. Argh!
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Answer A: Comment character count does not reset when posting the comment
It seems to me that the real problem is a new blank edit box appearing after having just posted a comment. This just invites abuse of comments. If you had to click "Add a comment" again, the length would probably start at 0 automatically.
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Comment Post #276337 That brings up another point, which is why is there a new edit box in the first place after having just posted a comment. That's just inviting people to abuse comments, like what I'm doing here to make a point.
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Comment Post #276337 Ah, I see you're talking about a *second* comment. I see it resets immediately when I start typing. Maybe it shouldn't for consecutive comments, since now people can get around the length limitation by posting multiply comments.
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Comment Post #276337 I'm not following. To me, the character count goes away after posting a comment. Since it's gone, there is nothing to reset. OK, testing here, am now at 164/500.
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Comment Post #276334 @aCVn: OK, but whatever you call it, it is still valuable feedback to see how things you wrote were received. That's what I'm asking for. On SE this was called "rep".
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Comment Post #276334 Codidact needs to get over its disdain of rep. It's useful, even important, on certain types of sites. Unfortunately, there are some that see rep as evil, and don't want others to have it. While seeing votes scaled by age of post could be useful, just having a recent history of voting activity on ...
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Question Show me the rep!
Now that we are getting some activity on the EE site, I'm discovering features I used more than I realized on SE. On SE, you could go to your activity &gt; reputation and see all the recent votes you received. You could also look at your question and/or answer history sorted by rep. I miss both ...
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Comment Post #276280 Please make the name something most people (not just jews) can recognize. "MiYodeya" is rather annoying in that regard. Imagine if the subject of every site could only be recognized by those familiar with the subject. There would be a lot of people wasting time ultimately figuring out sites are no...
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Comment Post #276272 I can see "Test Image" for all 4 image types. Using Edge on Win10.
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Question Echo of typing in posts is *very* slow.
I was just writing an answer on the EE site, and what was shown in the edit window (not even the preview) was way behind my typing. This made it very tedious, to the point of being unusable. I was going to write more, but gave up. In one case I timed it, and it took 5 seconds for what I typed to...
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Comment Post #275962 Non-judgmental is a delusional phantasy. *Of course* people will judge you by what you write, and then will naturally react to you accordingly. When someone naively says they want "non-judgmental", they are really saying they don't want to hear about the judgements, usually because they fear lookin...
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Comment Post #276237 OK, thanks for the explanation.
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Question First image file name entry line doesn't work
When you click on the image icon icon to insert an image into a post, you get the popup Image upload popup However, there is no way to type the image name there. The cursor isn't put onto the file name entry line, and just typing does nothing. Clicking on the entry line brings up a whole new ...
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Comment Post #276227 @Dave: Or eliminated altogether. I'm not sure what it's telling me that I really need to be so urgently aware of. OK, so save a draft, but stop bothering me about it every time you do. I'm unlikely to rely on the system saving drafts anyway. If the message has to be there, then permanent with perh...
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Answer A: Network-wide sign in created accounts for me on all sites even though I had no accounts there beforehand
Here is another possible user presentation to this problem. Anyone can visit a site and look around. This doesn't sign them up to the site. They won't show up in the user list. The first time you try to do something on the site, you get a popup. It explains that you need to "join" the site to ...
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Comment Post #276214 @Art: One issue is that I might not want my name associated with a particular site. It also pollutes the site statistics. As someone managing a site, I can't tell how many "real" users we have.
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Question Preview keeps jumping up and down
In the last day or so, the preview when writing a post keeps jumping up and down. Even just typing a few characters causes this over the next few seconds. I think I see what's going on. Whenever you make a change, something saves the new version as a draft after a short timeout. So far so good....
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Answer A: General Engineering Codidact Website
I was active on the SE Engineering site (still #2 all time, although I haven't been there for 1&frac12; years). My perception as to why it never really took off is: Too broad. The site was not so much about anything in particular, as any engineering that didn't fit on a more specific site, l...
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Comment Post #276220 @Art: Maybe the image button should produce HTML instead of markdown? Unfortunately, the image button seems to be the only way to get an image stored on the server, and then for me to get the URL. Is there some other way I'm missing?
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Answer A: Problem with adding images to answer
Here is a example. In the preview I'm seeing the markup text instead of the picture. Now I'll post it and see what it looks like then. Image alt text After the picture. I did some more experimenting, and if I just type and add a picture it works. I ran into this problem originally afte...
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Question Problem with adding images to answer
I was writing an answer, which included two images. Something seems to be broken with the markup text generated by clicking the image icon. I clicked the icon, and entered the pathname of the image file. Some markup got inserted, as expected. However, the preview window showed the markup text, ...
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Comment Post #276214 Seems like we're conflating validation with signing up to a particular site. Validating the user (getting and checking user ID and password) should only be required once across all sites. However, getting on the list of "users" of a site should be a deliberate action, if only once. No need to veri...
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Comment Post #276168 Closing and making the OP repost is a little tedius. That's good. There needs to be some cost to posting in the wrong place. And, the question shouldn't just be copied exactly to the new site. It should be looked over and edited for the different target audience. Most likely, something should be...
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Answer A: An alternative approach to the view order of answers
You only consider the case of an old but good answer losing value over time. That's relatively unusual compared to time hasn't changed anything, and the voting reflects the quality of the answers. If you want to fix a corner case, you first have to make sure it doesn't break the normal case.
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Comment Post #276140 Even embedded programming is split into two broad categories. 1 - You're on a general purpose computer with a mainstream operating system. It's only embedded because the end user can't run their own programs on it. 2 - You're on a microcontroller, maybe with a real-time kernel but no real OS. Iss...
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Comment Post #275969 @King: It's a minor "nice to have". I wouldn't want to see it compete with the many more important things the devs have to do.
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Comment Post #276111 @Art: Did you get pinged by this? You would have on SE. The first three letters was enough there, and I almost always follow with a colon to delineate the name from the text. With some names, it can appear they are part of the text unless you see the @ sign and mentally parse what is really going ...
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Comment Post #275972 @Peter: I already did it using HTML. It worked fine. As far as I can tell, there is nothing markdown can do that the HTML support in posts can't. The only issue is grabbing an image file and putting it in the appropriate place on this server. As far as I can tell, that can only be done by clickin...
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Comment Post #275972 I guess that's what I'll have to do. Good thing we have HTML formatting to allow previewing post off-line in a browser.
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Question Answer own question before anyone else can?
I want to write a few canonical questions. I'll ask these questions, then also write a detailed answer. On SE there was a feature where you could write an answer to your own question before releasing both onto the site. In effect, you could post the question and answer simultaneously. I used ...
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Edit Post #275947 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Question Help page multiple boxes with same name
I made a small edit to one of the help pages on EE. Now there are two help boxes. Previously there was only one, as desired. Here's what it looks like now: Image alt text I understand you're in the middle of working on this. I'm not complaining, only trying to make sure you know about it.
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Comment Post #275943 Ah, OK. No problem. I notice that "Site Information" is already gone. I'll wait for the other changes to be rolled out, and then see what I can do to make the site help easy, intuitive, and uncluttered. By the way, you're welcome to copy anything we have. Some of it is not EE specific, but appli...
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Question Help --> Site Information?
Just now I noticed that when clicking on Help, there is a new box called "Site Information". What the …? This seems to have infested all sites, and doesn't provide much real information. It's about a made-up site, so doesn't actually help anyone. Maybe it's work in progress, but then it shouldn...
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Comment Post #275916 OK, I have no idea about the implementation side of things. The reason for not linking everything is that when documents are in a tree structure, some may be so far down as to be too much detail at the lop level. They would of course be linked from other help pages, just not at the top. Not a huge...
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Question More control over Help page
I've been writing help topics in the process of getting the new Electrical Engineering site ready for the public. I'm finding that organizing and presenting the various help pages could be better. For context, here is what you get when clicking Help on EE: Image The problem is that I have n...
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Comment Post #275881 @Art: OK, thanks. I'll use the numbering approach for now.
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Question Help pages display order?
Can the display order of help pages for a site be explicitly set somehow? I'm starting to create help pages for a new site, and would like to set the order they are shown in. For example, I'd like the "Introduction to the site" to be at top. It seems the order is alphabetical, at least by defa...
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Comment Post #275863 Thanks for this, and for adding support for sup, sub, ol, ul, and the like. It looks like there is little need for markdown now, and we can write more portable and interchangeable documents.
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Question Details on creating a Help page?
I'm trying to create Help pages for a new site. One of the things I have to enter is "URL slug:". What is that exactly? I looked to see how help was organized on another site. For example, on the Outdoors site, Help gets you to "https://outdoors.codidact.com/help". Clicking on the topic "List ...
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Question Markup documentation?
Where is the documentation for the markdown codes used on these pages? I'm trying to RTFM, but can't find the M. I did look in HELP, but it's not there. Below where I'm typing this, there is a brief description of bold, italics, and "code" (Mono-space font? Not sure, haven't tried it). In the ...
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Comment Post #275857 Apparently I said this in the wrong place before. Please make me, Dave Tweed, and Nick Alexeev moderators on the new site. Then we'll see what we can do and try to take it from there. Nick hasn't signed in yet, but I just sent him a message.
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Comment Post #275857 Ah, sorry for misunderstanding. I probably will put some effort into a few canonical questions, but I'm not sure how much *other* questions really matter to someone that has *their* problem. I've also never liked artificially seeded questions on SE. Traffic will largely come when the masses figure...
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Comment Post #275857 Thanks for the explanation. I disagree with your last paragraph a little. You only get one chance to make a first impression. I'd like to set up the obvious basics before inviting the inquisitive hordes. A site introduction is essential. You can't expect people to follow the rules if you haven't...
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Comment Post #275856 Thanks for your thorough answer. It sounds like most of what I want to do can be done with moderator privileges. So please make me a mod. I see that of the core group of 5, so far only Dave Tweed and myself have signed in to the new site. Dave should also be a mod, and so should Nick Alexeev when...
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Question New site setup process?
I proposed the new site Electrical Engineering, and I see that the basic framework has been created. Thanks. However, there is a difference between the basic mechanics of a site, and a fully up-and-running site. Now that the dev team has worked behind the scenes to create the site, how can we no...
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Comment Post #275776 @Monica: See addition to question.
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Answer A: Speculative Science
Bystander here. I think I understand now what you want the site to be, but I suggest you need a better name than Speculative Science. When I first saw that, I thought you wanted a place to discuss crackpot theories, perpetual motion machines, and the like. A name isn't just for you. In fact, th...
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Question How to do superscript markup?
I wrote an answer where I needed to say "square meters". I wanted to write this as "m" followed by a superscript "2". I tried writing "m&lt;sup&gt;2&lt;/sup&gt;". That worked in the preview, so I left it that way. Unfortunately, after posting the answer it was written just as "m2", not what I int...
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Comment Post #275779 As far as I can tell, I've had one downvote on one answer, and one upvote on one question. I think I saw the 12 rep before the upvote. In any case, I had 7 rep when the only vote I received was a downvote on one answer. Then this was all on meta, where rep makes no sense in the first place. The po...
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Question How does rep work here?
I see there is a number next to each users' name, which in some places is even called "rep". That makes sense. What is mysterious is how it's calculated. My rep makes no sense. I started out writing one answer to a meta post. That answer got 1 downvote. That should make my rep negative, or at...
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Answer A: How should Codidact "advertise" and gain community members?
I think this is going to be site specific. It may take a while, but in the end, users will go to where questions get good answers. It's like the Build it and they will come philosophy. I like to call it Answer and they will ask. This process is slow, because it relies on word of mouth. That's ...
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Question Proposing Electrical Engineering site
Update: Launched. I propose the new site Electrical Engineering. We are a group 5 people that have agreed to be part of the original core of the new site. These 5 people include the four users with the top rep at the SE Electrical Engineering site, and also include two SE Electrical Engine...
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Answer A: Can we have second-factor sign-in authentication via e-mailed one-time codes?
Please make sure that such a feature is optional, and not the default when you create your account. Personally I find such extra security a pain in the butt and annoying. This isn't Fort Knox or my bank account. A user name and password should be good enough, without needing a phone handy, or im...
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about 2 years ago