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# Activity for ‭Moshi‭

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Edit Post #278748 Initial revision about 18 hours ago
Question What gets on Hot Posts?
What actually gets a post on the Hot Posts list? Is it views? Votes? Answers? Comments? Most likely a combination of them, but what exactly? For instance, even though the Math community has been up for almost a month, Need a mathematics Q&A site from Site Proposals is still somehow on the Hot Post...
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Comment Post #278743 This could even be a per-category setting - ex. on Software, the hover text would probably be different for the main Q&A and for Code Review.
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Edit Post #278743 Post edited:
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Edit Post #278722 Initial revision 2 days ago
Question Unable to create paragraphs in comments
In comments, neither  line one line two  nor  line one line two  (with two spaces after line one) work to create a new line, the comment ends up being line one line two. This has messed up my formatting more than once, as I usually do something like  "quote from ...
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2 days ago
Comment Post #278692 @Dani I went by the "main idea", that is, they would be happy for a follow feature but their actual request (as stated in the title) is for an RSS feed.
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2 days ago
Edit Post #278719 Initial revision 2 days ago
Question Close reason doesn't appear in post history
See the history of this post, the reason for closure (closed as duplicate) doesn't appear in it; when I reopened the question the close reason and duplicate target were completely lost since it wasn't shown anywhere other than in the close banner.
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2 days ago
Comment Post #278692 Reopened, this is a request for an rss feed. The other post is about getting notifications. While similar in purpose, one can be implemented without the other request being fulfilled so I don't see them as duplicates
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2 days ago
Edit Post #278692 Question reopened 2 days ago
Edit Post #278716 Initial revision 2 days ago
As sort of an extension of Zerotime's response, > I really liked the opportunity on the SE sites to be able to gain badges for domain knowledge and this is something I can envision to exist here as well because it helps (new) users to discern if among all the answers they get there are answers fro...
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2 days ago
Comment Post #278715 Thanks for your hard work! a couple comments: 1. Maybe y'all should consider making a shared team account for these posts. At least for me, it was kind of weird having "an interview with one of the Codidact leads" instead of "an interview with me" (as the interviewee, you, is the "author" of the post...
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2 days ago
Edit Post #278714 Initial revision 2 days ago
Not really a bug, but something that I noticed. Opening the menu will give a second set of [sign up] [sign in] buttons, even though there are already a pair on the navbar. Since it is redundant, it can be safely removed. Screenshot Screenshot
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2 days ago
Edit Post #278713 Initial revision 2 days ago
Question Can't open hamburger menu on this Meta when signed out
Title is self-explanatory; on mobile (or when I just resize the browser window so it appears), the hamburger menu doesn't work on meta.codidact.com when not signed in. It works as expected on every other community, or when signed in.
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2 days ago
Comment Post #278702 "sometimes it's really hard to know who this user was before changing names." The solution, of course, is to display the user id immediately after the username, that way you can just mem people's ids ;)
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2 days ago
Comment Post #278642 @manassehkatz It's a suggestion for a name though, I doubt people will first think of it as "code(v.) games" and will actually take as "code(n.) games" unless they really contrive to do so
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2 days ago
Comment Post #278701 The current implementation of abilities (on dev) shows earned abilities publicly, so there isn't really a need for badges in that case. As for domain knowledge, if there's no technical reason to have tag "badges" (ex on SE it gives close rights for questions under that specific tag), then I would ...
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2 days ago
Comment Post #278642 @manassehkatz how does Code Games make you think of computer games? (I assume by computer games you mean stuff like video games). It's literally "Code" Games, games about coding
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Comment Post #278544 Says top fifty but the leader board only shows top 30?
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2 days ago
Comment Post #278642 @manassehkatz @dzaima How does my new proposal look? I'm still trying to keep the name short so we can hopefully keep it on one line for the banner. Also, I like short names
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3 days ago
Edit Post #278642 Post edited:
Updated proposed name with feedback from comments. Updated domain to match new name
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Edit Post #277057 Post edited:
Tagged
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Edit Post #278690 Initial revision 3 days ago
Question Prevent Featured posts from also being on Hot Posts
Just a small feature request, preventing duplicate links in the widget would let more posts into the Hot Posts section. Image double link </details
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3 days ago
Edit Post #278644 Initial revision 4 days ago
Question Tables in posts
Can we have the ability to create tables? Right now, according to this answer tables are not on the list of things allowed in posts, which is a shame because I can see many uses for them, such as the many, many, many questions about spreadsheets over on Software[^1] I'd also use them to create con...
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4 days ago
Comment Post #278642 @manassehkatz I can see your point, though I personally don't associate "Coding Challenges" with "unanswered problems in Computer Science". I basically just used "Coding Challenges" as the shortening of "Code Golf and Coding Challenges", but there are always other options (Programming Puzzles might b...
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4 days ago
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Edit Post #278642 Initial revision 4 days ago
Answer A: Site suggestion - Code Golf
I guess I'll go put my own suggestions in ;) Suggestions: Name: Code Games / Programming Games I feel like for a name, "Code Golf and Coding Challenges" is too long. We're gonna have to somehow make it into a logo as well. I chose "Games" to promote the sense of friendly competition. Also...
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4 days ago
Comment Post #278608 Therefore, we might actually want to split code golf off from other types of challenges. My revised suggestion would be having code golf as a specific post type in the Challenges category, and enabling the leaderboard for just that one. I'm not sure how feasible that would be though.
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4 days ago
Comment Post #278608 "Challenges would be in their own category ... a separate category means the leaderboard would only need to be enabled there." An automated leaderboard really would only work for Code Golf (where there is an easy score for any submission); King of the Hill, Cops & Robbers, and other host defined scor...
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4 days ago
Comment Post #278639 While it isn't really a set format, you might want to look at the descriptions for other sites on https://codidact.com/ as inspiration for the CCCG description
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4 days ago
Edit Post #278627 Question closed 4 days ago
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Comment Post #278494 @Canina (I assume you were responding to me) Its not just you, I don't see any contradiction either. I was just explaining to Olin that his assumption about why I posted this was wrong.
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4 days ago
Comment Post #278611 2. test comment Edit: Reproduced
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Edit Post #278611 Post edited:
Fixed typo in title, tagged
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Comment Post #278608 @MonicaCellio @moony sounds like Meta to me? It might just be that I have a broader definition of the Meta category than most though.
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Comment Post #278608 @MonicaCellio Interesting. I asked that because I don't think a code golf community would need a Q&A category - anything that isn't a challenge or a sandbox post would be Meta, no?
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Comment Post #278544 How's the leaderboard looking rn?
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Comment Post #278608 Actually, now that I think about it, can sites even remove the Q&A category in the first place?
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Comment Post #278608 @MonicaCellio Code Golfing is a type of challenge. I'd suggest having Challenges, Sandbox, and Meta as categories, and then having code-golf etc. as tags
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5 days ago
Comment Post #278608 "Golf challenges would be in their own category (there are other types of questions)." Will you also make a category for King of the Hill, Cops and Robbers, etc.? I feel like it'd get out of hand quickly. Why not just use tags?
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Edit Post #278607 Initial revision 5 days ago
Question No way to remove parent tag.
Over on Software, the [excel] tag was mistakenly put as a subtag of [openoffice-calc]. When I went to edit the tag to fix it, I realized there was no option to remove the parent tag. I ended up asking an admin on the discord to remove it, but for the future, could there be a way to remove parent tags...
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5 days ago
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Comment Post #278542 @Lundin that's a different issue, feel free to make another post about it.
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7 days ago
Comment Post #278544 Just curious but why is this here instead of on the blog lol.
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7 days ago
Comment Post #278542 No repro, could you check to see if "Clear cookies on exit" is set on your browser?
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Comment Post #278493 @OlinLathrop It's a standard and expected setting if the site tracks last seen times. @MonicaCellio Me neither, but the point here wasn't to debate the merits of tracking last seen times but just to point out that it should be a user preference.
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10 days ago
Comment Post #278505 @MonicaCellio premature suggestion: I'd be down for you to add bbcode as an option.
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10 days ago
Comment Post #278494 @OlinLathrop I actually like the autosave. I posted this because of the linked post, not because I'd use it myself.
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10 days ago
Edit Post #278492 Post edited:
Apparently tags aren't category specific
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Edit Post #278495 Initial revision 11 days ago
Answer A: Future planning: what user preferences would be useful?
Use a monospace font in the editor (enable/disable) For those like me who want to use a proportional font when writing posts.
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11 days ago
Comment Post #278492 @MonicaCellio Wait, so communities can have multiple tag sets? That makes things a bit more complicated... I guess it really is gonna be a "per tag set" scope if it gets implemented.
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Comment Post #278490 Sorry for the spam - I'm basically just going through the incomplete feature requests lol
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11 days ago
Edit Post #278494 Initial revision 11 days ago
Answer A: Future planning: what user preferences would be useful?
Enable/Disable Autosave Self-explanatory, let users choose whether they want to turn the autosaving feature on/off.
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11 days ago
Comment Post #278492 @MonicaCellio oh, is that how it works? Are tag sets per-community? Because in that case, I'll edit it and change it to suggest a per-community setting.
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Edit Post #278493 Initial revision 11 days ago
Answer A: Future planning: what user preferences would be useful?
Show/Disable last seen time This is a pretty standard preference for those sites that do have "last seen" tracking, for those who want to opt out. If they enable it, their last seen time would be shown on their profile, if not, it wouldn't.
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11 days ago
Comment Post #278492 Was debating whether to put this as its own feature request but since this discussion exists might as well put it here.
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Edit Post #278492 Initial revision 11 days ago
Answer A: Future planning: what user preferences would be useful?
Favorite tags It's an idea I was thinking about since a while ago, but wouldn't it be nice if users could choose 'favorite' tags, and they would be highlighted in some way on the feed? (maybe with a different background). For example, on Software Q&A, I would favorite JavaScript and Node.js, si...
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Comment Post #278438 @Lundin yes, this is off topic. And I wasn't debating whether or not Discord was spyware either, merely commenting on how unreliable that site looked.
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Comment Post #278487 @MonicaCellio that's what I thought as well, maybe it should be renamed something like "Exit"?
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11 days ago
Comment Post #278476 @OlinLathrop Although admittedly a rare use case, the back button won't go to the post if the post history is directly linked to (such as in this question). In any case, this is still a bug regardless of how you feel about the particular feature.
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11 days ago
Edit Post #278487 Initial revision 11 days ago
Question Reset button for drafts
I was recently editing someone else's answer, but I didn't like my changes and decided to redo them. However, there was no way to reset the edit (revert to the state before I started editing). The Cancel button doesn't work either, it just exits the page and when I click on "Suggest Edit" again, the ...
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Comment Post #278451 "Sites metas can easily fight this by insisting on not falling in authority fallacy." Insisting in what way exactly? The help page (that no one reads)? A meta post (that'll get buried)?
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13 days ago
Comment Post #278451 "Knowing who hates others is a good first step towards their reconciliation." I don't really see your point with that. Downvotes are not equal to hating the poster; this attitude is exactly why I argued against signing votes since it would cause needless drama.
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Comment Post #278451 "Instead, let that minority downvote privately, but why force their needs on other people?" I was under the impression that we were discussing the all or nothing choice. If that wasn't the case, then I'm find with the compromise of letting people chose to sign their votes.
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Edit Post #278446 Initial revision 14 days ago
Let's weigh the pros and cons. Pros - Discourages downvoting without reason As stated in Olin's answer, people will be less likely to go on a downvoting spree if their name is attached to those downvotes. - Uh... we can lynch active downvoters? Cons - False accusations of revenge voti...
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Comment Post #278438 I'm not here to debate about security, I just don't want people getting the wrong idea about what "High levels of spyware" mean on that site. Their idea of spyware is, apparently, anything that the user doesn't have minute and direct control over, meaning every website is high level of spyware (becau...
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14 days ago
Comment Post #278438 Imagine that level of paranoia was applied to Codidact (no offence to Codidact). It would fail miserably because it requires users to provide an email address, stores all of the user's posts and comments on private Codidact databases, and runs an analytics script in the user's browser.
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14 days ago
Comment Post #278438 @Lundin That site also lists Mozilla Firefox, Unity and Steam as having High levels of spyware, and Mozilla Thunderbird as medium spyware; even Paint.NET is apparently spyware. I highly doubt the accuracy of that site. Their reasoning for those labels is also utterly inane. Discord is spyware beca...
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Edit Post #278438 Post edited:
Simplified the title
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Comment Post #278438 @Olin Lathrop It's for the same reason other sites require it, as a platform they are required to restrict usage of it for those underage.
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Edit Post #278406 Post edited:
Changed title to better reflect the bug
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Comment Post #278234 @luap42 "And when you are asking where the sweet technical details are; I’ll write another blog post in a few days about how abilities are designed." So, where is it? :)
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Edit Post #278413 Post edited:
Added a reference to the highlight.js GitHub repository
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Edit Post #278377 Post edited:
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Comment Post #278412 I give up, the damn thing is probably just not enabled on Meta for some reason.
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Edit Post #278412 Post edited:
I give up
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Comment Post #278412 I could have sworn that we had C highlighting at least, since this question (https://software.codidact.com/questions/277486) uses it
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Edit Post #278412 Post edited:
trying C++
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Edit Post #278412 Post edited:
trying C
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Comment Post #278406 There is a code element inside of a pre element. The code element has a horizontal scrollbar, while the pre element has a vertical scrollbar. This means that the horizontal scrollbar, as part of the inner code element, can be scrolled out of view.
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16 days ago
Comment Post #278406 @Monica Can't say this is exactly what @Canina is seeing, but I would say so given their screenshot. The scrollbar is there alright, but you have to scroll down to see it because of how the page is layed out.
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Edit Post #278412 Initial revision 16 days ago
Question What languages have syntax highlighting support?
Users can specify the language of a code block by adding it after the first set of triple backticks. For example, this question over on Software Dev uses it for C. What programming languages are supported by the syntax highlighter?
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Edit Post #278377 Post edited:
Syntax highlighting
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Edit Post #277355 Post edited:
Added a notice to direct people to the newer, more active discussion
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Comment Post #278386 @Dani https://meta.codidact.com/questions/277355 ?
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Comment Post #278364 Finally, even if being offensive wasn't the intention, you should still apologize for essentially saying that the staff are irresponsible and don't have the ability to run Codidact.
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18 days ago
Comment Post #278364 2. "I can assure you the community team are aware of the mentioned post." Being aware does not equate to immediately taking action. They have to decide *what* to do with that post.
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18 days ago
Comment Post #278364 @MathPhysics "It is obvious to all that I never said 'why not just let me do it?' nor meant that" 1. You did say that. It's right there in the post history. Not those exact words, but you did say "you should first appoint me as Codidact chief executive officer." And no, just because it is in parenthe...
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Comment Post #278371 Oh it fixed itself
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Comment Post #278364 "Attributing offensive words such as "troll", "stupid", "absurd", ... to a specific user or their actions is not an example of disrespectfulness?" I don't believe any mod said that. Moderations takes *time*, and while not taking action can be seen as implicit allowance, they probably just haven't go...
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19 days ago
Comment Post #278364 I won't say that your paragraph was to the same degree, but it really does come across as "If you're too busy to run Codidact, then why not just let me do it?" *Also*, you stated that the staff members are too busy as a fact. If you claim that the staff members are too busy, then claim IF the staff m...
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19 days ago
Comment Post #278364 "As you can see, no offensive word was used in the paragraph." Imagine if someone were to say, "I don't believe your mental capacities to be enough to post here," and then say it's not offensive since no offensive words were used in that sentence, and it's clearly just an opinion since they said "bel...
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Edit Post #278356 Initial revision 20 days ago
Answer A: How should staff deal with posts critical of themselves that they want deleted?
Follow normal procedures. > If there's a post attacking a particular user or group of users, the appropriate thing to do is to flag and let one of the mods/staff deal with it. If someone disagrees with the mod(s)/staff's actions, they can take it up with the Arbitration & Review Panel or ask a que...
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Comment Post #278300 Tables are not currently permitted; see https://meta.codidact.com/questions/277420#answer-277424 and a related issue, https://meta.codidact.com/questions/75005 Consistency between client preview and server rendering is currently being worked on.
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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." On the other hand, someone who knows how to tell good from bad questions should...
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Comment Post #278234 @OlinLathrop "it seems like the metric of generally writing well-received answers is getting lost except for the first ability you mention" ... 3 of the 5 unlockable abilities rely partially on well received posts though? (Participate Generally, Vote on Holds, Curate)
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Edit Post #278276 Initial revision 25 days ago
Answer A: What is clicking the inbox icon in the top bar actually supposed to do?
It is supposed to open the notifications inbox. My notifications However, due to a bug, https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/162, this will fail under certain conditions. When this happens, your notifications will be marked read without the notifications showing up.
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25 days ago
Comment Post #278273 I assume it is because of the poster's implicit request that Codidact volunteers work like paid workers, which is certainly something that can be declined.
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25 days ago
Comment Post #278236 #1 is probably this bug: https://meta.codidact.com/questions/277092
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Edit Post #278229 Post edited:
changed [close] to the pre-existing [close-question] tag
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Comment Post #278225 @Alexei I just edited your post and only added the [tags] tag, so it seems that it either doesn't affect either me or it doesn't affect Meta. Could you try editing the post, or a different post, and see if it happens again?
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Comment Post #278200 ..."Other comments" (The tour ends abruptly, Letting people choose roles, the -0 should be hidden, etc.) This makes it easier for people to answer specific questions rather than forcing them to consider the whole chunk you just dropped on them.
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Comment Post #278200 By the way, I'd suggest grouping related questions under a heading, ex. "How should we guide new/unregistered users?" (peer production, orientation, first impressions, is there a quickstart/intro guide) "How and where can I contribute to the project?" (GitHub, [feature-request]s, What feedback ...
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Comment Post #278200 I'll have to agree with 8063, this is probably *way* too many questions for one post. While the Q&A format allows for multiple answers, it's not exactly great for answering multiple questions since they all get mixed together.
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28 days ago
Comment Post #277162 @FoggyFinder this answer was for the original bug two months ago (look at the timestamp)
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Comment Post #278171 Could it be related to this issue? https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/162 (Despite being closed, it hasn't actually been fixed yet)
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issue reappeared
Comment Post #278181 @Mithrandir24601 There was a lot of confusion in chat. Someone clarified that non-constructive posts are not the same as non-constructive in the sense of the CoC, but then it became confusing what *either* meant.
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Edit Post #278169 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Question [status-completed] posts bury everything else
At the time of writing, there is a big chunk of (around 15) [status-completed] and [status-declined] posts in the Q&A category feed, burying the open posts. Since open posts are much more important than completed ones, I think that this situation should be avoided. I suggest either: 1. Add an ...
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Comment Post #278074 @ShowMeBillyJo Providing context is solving the knowledge gap of knowledge of context. However, readers still have to have to be able to understand the context, and if they do then tags should be unnecessary for them anyway.
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Comment Post #278096 @msh210 what does the stuff at the end mean?
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Edit Post #278096 Post edited:
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Comment Post #278103 @ArtOfCode I thought as much, since the image is on the amazon aws domain instead of the codidact domain.
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Comment Post #277949 @aCVn Oh, I hadn't noticed that post. If you want to close as dupe of that, I don't mind.
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Edit Post #278103 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Question Serve images with file extensions
I've noticed that images uploaded to Codidact don't retain any meta information. That is, they don't keep either the name of the image or the image extension. While the former isn't that bad (alt text or just plain explanation is probably better if information about the image is needed), the latte...
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Edit Post #278102 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Question Only send one notification per comment
In my notifications box, I had two notifications: Notifications screenshot > You were mentioned in a comment > > mark unread and > New comment on Should we show tags before the body, to provide context for reading the question? > > mark unread The problem is, both of them refer to...
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Comment Post #278074 @ShowMeBillyJo I'm sure novices could be interested in many things they don't understand. My point was, Monica didn't even know what the question was about, even after looking at the tags - . Like I said in my post, "sure, you might now know how to fix a click signal not being received by the main wi...
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Comment Post #277949 @aCVn I think that the "complexity outweighs the value" can only be decided by the devs. Downvoting a feature request for that is stopping it from happening before problems with it are found.
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Comment Post #278088 Could you clarify what you mean by this? Are you suggesting that the unclickable (disabled) buttons should be more obvious?
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Comment Post #278074 @MonicaCellio the QT library isn't a web client library though? It's a GUI library/application framework.
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Edit Post #278074 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Answer A: Should we show tags before the body, to provide context for reading the question?
I think that questions should be able to stand on their own without the use of tags, and so tags should be unnecessary to display at all. Not to say they have no use - it's helpful if you want to know some information about a question at a glance, such as when looking at the feed - but if you need to...
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Comment Post #278059 Reproduced on Edge
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Comment Post #278050 Obviously there should be a reasonable limit. I just don't think that limit should be *1*. Design and implementation-wise, you could take a page off how other sites do it - another site that I'm on allows users to define arbitrary "name: address" rows on their profile page. (ex. Twitter: @username...
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Edit Post #277949 Post undeleted about 1 month ago
Comment Post #278037 @DonielF Yeah, that sounds better. Toggling the children on the hierarchy page is much more intuitive to me than just hiding them and leaving it to the user to open each individual tag page.
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Comment Post #278036 There actually used to be a forum, but it was abandoned in favor of Meta and chat.
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Comment Post #278037 Sort by hierarchy does exactly what id expect, it shows the tags and what children they have.
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Edit Post #278030 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Question Automatically clean up tags with zero posts
There are currently seven tags with zero posts associated with them in the Meta Q&A category[^1] (excluding tags like TibetLhasatourpackage which have deleted posts associated with them.) These tags are kind of annoying since they clog up the suggested tags list (and the tags page when sorting by hie...
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Comment Post #278004 Can reproduce on Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge (Chromium browsers)
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oops left a half written edit in there
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Got rid of the salty footnote
Comment Post #277993 Also, I actually think that separating bug reports into it's own category would be immensely helpful - those reports tend to get buried beneath all the new stuff, since they are rarely updated, and it'll be much easier to find previous reports once search by catagory is implemented.
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Comment Post #277993 To be entirely honest, I wish people would just post bug reports on github as a new issue so it'd all be gathered in one place, but I can't expect everyone to have a github account.
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Comment Post #277993 I personally think workarounds should just be edited into the post itself, or left as comments.
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Edit Post #277015 Post edited:
merging [post] and [posts] (deleted title and body tags because they are pretty useless and there is a 5 tag limit)
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Accidentally saved before adding the tags
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Edit Post #277991 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Question Should we use the Article type for bug reports?
I've recently been looking through the [[bug] tag](https://meta.codidact.com/categories/3/tags/394), and one thing stood out to me. Every bug post either has no answers, or one answer that just says, "The bug has been fixed" (or some variation thereof). Even that one answer is unnecessary anyway sinc...
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fixed grammatical errors
Edit Post #277949 Post deleted about 1 month ago
Comment Post #277949 @Olin Lathrop Might be obvious to you, but to me disagreement means "*This feature shouldn't be implemented*"
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Edit Post #277960 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Answer A: Suggestion for allowing to mark answers as "accepted", "outdated" or "dangerous"
I would like this functionality to extend to 'questions' as well as answers. This was influenced by the post I cannot understand the meaning of some downvotes > In my opinion, downvoting some kinds of posts is meaningless. > > For example, why should anyone downvote a bug report, like this ...
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Comment Post #277954 I did explicitly say that it was an option to just put it in the profile text. However, the functionality of having links in the sidebar is there already, so why no extend it?
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Comment Post #277949 Down voters please explain?
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Comment Post #277949 @Dani 1. I did explicitly say that it was an option. 2. I had no idea about linktree, and I doubt many people do either. Besides, using linktree just sems like a workaround, being able to do it here would be preferrable.
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Edit Post #277949 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Question Allow users to link more than one website in their profile.
Currently, users can only add their twitter handle and one other website to their profile. I find this kind of limiting since someone might want to add more to their profile. Say for instance they want to put a link to both their blog and their professional website; right now, they have no way of doi...
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Added Monica's suggestion for tag name
Comment Post #277943 @Monica Cellio Oh, that sounds much better than my suggestions. I'll put that in the post.
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Edit Post #277943 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Question Add a [status-pending] or similar tag
My other Meta post n the usage of status tags pointed out a pretty big gap to me. Namely, we don't have a tag to signify that something is being actively worked on. While we currently use either [status-completed] (for things that are done developing but not yet launched) or [status-planned] to this ...
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Comment Post #277941 @MonicaCellio I would agree with you, but the questions they copied over had no answers at all. When you are the only answerer for the question, I feel like it's more than just a kindness to give them at least a link to the answer.
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Comment Post #277941 If you went through the trouble of answering the question, can't you have a bit of decency and give the answer to the person who asked for it? (generic you here)
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Comment Post #277941 What I was worried about is that they seemed to only be crossposting for the sake of having questions for themselves to answer here - which I still wouldn't take offence to, but they didn't bother to answer the *asker*, which just feels...
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Question What is the policy on importing questions by simply quoting the question over here?
Recently, three questions were "imported" from StackOverflow: https://software.codidact.com/q/277934, https://software.codidact.com/q/277930, https://software.codidact.com/q/277932 I put "imported" in quotes, because they weren't actually imported. The user just quoted the respective StackOverflo...
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Comment Post #277926 @pnuts I was less worried about how minor it was than about how confusing it was. When I saw that it was marked "completed", I was actually going to post a bug report since the change didn't show up for me (but thankfully when I was linking the post in the report I saw the clarification that it wasn'...
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Comment Post #277926 @Olin Lathrop are you fine with "a little delay" of a couple days?
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Edit Post #277923 Post edited:
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Comment Post #277924 Sorry, but I disagree. status-completed implies that users will actually see the change, and it is is confusing in the interim between the "completion" and the "deploy" times.
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Edit Post #277923 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Question Should [status-completed] be used before the changes are live?
As of the time of writing, this request has the [status-completed] tag despite the change not being live yet. It is completely developed, sure, but since it is not yet deployed, should the request be marked completed?
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Edit Post #277918 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Question If a user is not able to directly edit the post, allow the edit to be suggested
I attempted to edit this post, but couldn't because I was attempting to change "moderator-only" tags. > The following errors prevented this post from being saved: > > - You don't have permission to change moderator-only tags. If a user is unable to edit a post because of permissions, could t...
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Comment Post #277887 @pnuts Actually, the time when someone suggests an edit also shows up in user activity as "Suggested Edit" and also says whether the edit was "helpful" (accepted) or "declined". The existence of the latter information makes the "Edit" activity for when the edit was accepted kind of pointless imo
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Edit Post #277887 Post edited:
Added [post-history] & [activity], removed [editing-posts], since that tag is for the edit process itself, while this is an issue with the edit history
Edit Post #277904 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Answer A: The site claims I made edits to post while I was offline
The timestamp for edits is when the post is changed. Notably, that means that the time does not correspond to the time when an edit was suggested. This is your edit suggestion, which was approved while you were asleep: https://electrical.codidact.com/posts/suggested-edit/11 The site should prob...
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Comment Post #277890 There are bugs for me, and it lacks the functionality I want, so please work on that instead of other things (launching new communities)
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Comment Post #277890 I didn't close it because I thought it was opinion based - You're free to suggest whatever you want (and posts tagged with [discussion] are naturally opinion based anyway.) I closed it because, as the close reason says, "It's not possible to learn something from possible answers, except for the solut...
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Comment Post #277890 As the one who closed it, I feel like I should offer my reason. The way I read it, it was basically a rant: "an unfortunate thing for this community is that when you report some bug on Meta, you are not usually received any response". Both of the examples you listed 1. are your own, which to me was a...
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Edit Post #277886 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Currently, the user list displays the Administrator (☗) and Moderator (☖) badges on users, but not the staff badge that displays when you go to the user's profile. For consistency, could you have the staff badge show up on the user list as well?
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Edit Post #277884 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Answer A: Second Iteration of Drafting the Codidact Arbitration & Review Panel
Does the Panel's jurisdiction extend to chat? Over on the discord server, the topic of chatroom moderation came up. If a chatroom mod does something that one could consider an abuse of power or generally incorrect, is the Panel allowed to step in? Keep in mind that although the site mods and th...
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Comment Post #277487 @Alexei that would totally work, since the issue is due to the word-wrap not being set to wrap long 'words'
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Comment Post #277875 *a [ref] (short for reference) button or a button with the icon used in email clients for reply (left arrow)* Something like ⮪ or ⮌ ? (I'm aware you were just listing possible examples, just was curious what you envisioned)
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Comment Post #277875 In all seriousness though, your suggestions are good. I wasn't really thinking about space, since blockquotes don't add much height anyway and I basically assumed that the height would be constrained by the hiding-extra-comments mechanic that we already have.
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Comment Post #277868 @Olin Lathrop Well, it's sort of also a notice to users that the function is *there*, since the "draft saved" notice comes and goes really quickly and isn't really noticeable unless you look out for it. And it's also for a bit of peace of mind, instead of relying on some timer to save your work, you ...
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Comment Post #277872 @Olin Lathrop ah, that does seem like a good workaround. I'll probably use that for now.
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Comment Post #277365 @pnuts really? downvoting just because "it's not important"? Important stuff will be upvoted more anyway.
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Comment Post #277873 "Since this is the only instance I have noticed this behaviour, I assume it is related to the answer content itself (contains Chinese characters)." It's actually not that; It's because of the really long string of text without spaces which doesn't properly word-wrap. It pushes the sides of the answe...
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Edit Post #277873 Question closed about 2 months ago
Comment Post #277872 Dang, people *really* don't want to have blockquotes in comments for some reason...
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Edit Post #277872 Post edited:
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Comment Post #277872 @msh210 comments are meant to be, well, comments. Constructive comments to improve a question/answer, or like you just did, comments to state why you disagree with something.
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Edit Post #277872 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Question Allow block quotes in comments
When commenting on a post, sometimes I want to comment on a specific paragraph, or similar section. The most natural way to me is to block quote it, however using Markdown to do it doesn't work (it just removes the >). I'm left using regular quotation marks (which work, but are kind of ugly for lon...
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Edit Post #277868 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Question Save draft button
So apparently, while writing a new post, there's an auto-save feature where every once in a while the system saves the current progress as a draft. However, there doesn't seem to be a way to manually save it, which seems kind of odd to me given that the save feature is there already. Could we have a ...
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Comment Post #277863 @DonielF that issue stems directly from this issue, since the notification just provides a link.
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Edit Post #277863 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Currently, comments past the fifth(?) comment are hidden for length purposes. However, this breaks the ability to automatically scroll to the comment when using a direct link. For example, I recently got a notification for this comment: https://meta.codidact.com/questions/277002#comment-3855 It...
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Comment Post #277859 @pnuts i just used the term in-scope because that's what the post used, what i mean is that I believe that the scope of the questions relies too much on other disciplines, and focuses too much on them to be a good question for the site, but the questions can be reformulated to fit the site, so they a...
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Comment Post #277859 As for the post, I don't believe any of them are in-scope, since they rely more on physics/chemistry/biology than on mathematics. However, I don't think they are *off-topic* per-se - applied mathematics is still mathematics, after all. It's just that the proposed questions are less about the math and...
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Comment Post #277859 @Monica Cellio personally, I prefer KaTeX, but you should use what works for you.
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Comment Post #277549 Half-joking-half-serious suggestion: Use the standard calculator logo - a 2x2 grid of + - x =
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Edit Post #277553 Question closed about 2 months ago
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Grammatical fixes
Comment Post #277851 Huh, I didn't realize I had the ability to close posts by myself...
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Edit Post #277851 Question reopened about 2 months ago
Edit Post #277851 Question closed about 2 months ago
Comment Post #277851 Yes... The thing is, the amount of people who disagree with you should tell you how successful you'll be in doing that
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Comment Post #277571 @manassehkatz ah, I see. your comments make a lot more sense to me now
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Comment Post #277571 @manassehkatz Typical databases can't store arrays?
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Comment Post #277571 @manassehkatz I didn't mean UserID + PostID, I meant having one record per userID with a list of postIDs that correspond to which posts the user has read.
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Comment Post #277571 @manassehkatz You wouldn't need to store timestamps, just read/unread status, so it would just be the table of users and the list of posts they've read. Updating the lists might be a pain though.
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Comment Post #277572 It is listed as a fraction rather than a number because the number of members can change (such as if a member can't join the session for some reason), and so that it doesn't need to be changed if the number of panel members changes in the future.
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Edit Post #277571 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Right now, if a category has new/updated posts, a small dot appears next to the category name. Could this feature be extended to posts within the category as well? While it's not that hard to just manually see which posts have unread changes, it would be convenient to have an indicator.
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seeing if this works
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Comment Post #277549 @manassehkatz I assume the box is supposed to be the Q.E.D. box at the end of proofs
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Comment Post #277569 "may or may not be advisable to allow 3rd-party image hosting, that is a separate discussion" I see... should I edit my post to allow discussion of whether to block 3rd-party images? Or should I just make another post for it
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Comment Post #277549 Proposal: use just $e^i\pi$. It's more square, which looks better as an icon/logo imo
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Edit Post #277568 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Question Allowing arbitrary image links causes security warnings
screenshot This question's page shows up as not secure on my computer. I believe it is due to this answer. When I look in the console, it warns that the images on it were loaded insecurely (since the image link is http instead of https). Console log I can understand if you don't want to h...
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Comment Post #277538 @Olin Feature Request
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Edit Post #277489 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Currently, when I click the "permalink" button on a post, it just sends me to the permalink URL, which is kind of unintuitive - it took me a couple seconds to realize that the page hadn't just reloaded and the URL had changed. Could we instead have a popup show up when you click the button, which ...
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Edit Post #277487 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Overflowing text On this answer to my question over on Languages, you can see how it ended up overflowing the post area and how part of it is hidden underneath the side widget. This is because of the long string of text without any spaces, which breaks word-wrapping and pushes the side of the p...
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Comment Post #277449 Hah, I didn't realize how divided this post would be... Its at +3/-2 right now
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Comment Post #277449 @Dani just for the look
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Edit Post #277449 Post edited:
Trying out something, will revert if it fails
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Comment Post #277453 I guess to each their own. I personally find it more annoying when proper capitalization is ignored.
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Edit Post #277449 Post edited:
Got rid of feature-request tag, after thinking about it, I'm *opposing* a "feature"
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Edit Post #277449 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question Should we allow capitalized tags?
So this has been bugging me for a while now. Recently, the tags Chinese, Cantonese, and Mandarin were changed to lowercase. When asking why on the discord, I was told that it was because "tags are lowercase". > yanchan: > > @ArtOfCode why'd you change them to lowercase though > ArtOfCode: >...
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Comment Post #277442 @Mithical We already have icons for each site, it shouldn't be too difficult.
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Edit Post #277431 Post edited 2 months ago
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Question Unique favicons for each site
Hello, it's me again with another inconsequential suggestion. Could each site have its own favicon? When I have too many tabs open and can't read the page titles, it'll help me distinguish the different sites :)
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Suggested Edit Post #277431 Suggested edit:
Changed [user-interface] tag to [design] since that's the common tag
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Edit Post #277426 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question Can we get email notifications?
While the current notification system is okay, I'd like to be able to receive email notifications for things such as a new answer to my questions. (Of course, this should be opt-in. Maybe add a checkbox somewhere in the user account settings for it?)
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Comment Post #277424 Thanks, this is exactly what I wanted
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Comment Post #277421 Well, for one, it doesn't have the <details> and <summary>` tags listed there.
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Edit Post #277420 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question What html tags can we use in posts?
So, I finally got around to looking at the second Review Panel draft, and was surprised by the ability to make collapsible sections in posts. From the comments, I wasn't the only one. > Whoa, whoa, whoa, slow down, you can make collapsable sections? Tell me that if posts support any form of HTML c...
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Comment Post #277412 I don't see any real need for this. If you want to add your location, you can just put it in your profile description.
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Comment Post #277379 I can't reproduce either on iPad
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Comment Post #277404 What makes you think Inter looks better to you? (wondering as someone who can barely tell the difference between Arial and Calibri)
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Edit Post #74817 Post edited 2 months ago
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Fix some messy wording
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Edit Post #277398 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question Edit activity shows even when the suggested edit isn't confirmed
Related: https://meta.codidact.com/questions/277395 For some reason, edits are showing up on the history of posts (linked above) and on the activity of the user even when the edit hasn't been confirmed yet. My user activity You can see how even though the edit suggestion is "pending", above ...
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Comment Post #277395 I wonder if that's what happened, it's showing unconfirmed edit suggestions in the history for some reason
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Comment Post #277395 It tells me my edit is pending on the first post... But also shows it in the history?
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Edit Post #74817 Post edited 2 months ago
Suggested Edit Post #74817 Suggested edit:
Added status-planned due to comment by Art
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Comment Post #277384 Why? Not trying to be dismissive or anything, just wondering what you'd actually gain from seeing that information.
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Edit Post #277383 Initial revision 2 months ago
See the privacy policy: https://meta.codidact.com/assets/privacy-policy.pdf, specifically the section "What are your rights?" tl;dr > Please email us at [email protected] (I'm not a part of the Codidact team btw, just pointing the resource to you)
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Comment Post #277362 @ArtOfCode I want to search for keywords, then filter by specific tags. Also, the ability to filter by multiple tags - right now, there's no way to search for combinations of tags like "tag:feature-request tag:status-planned"
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Comment Post #277365 @ploni Sure, it makes sense from a *technical* standpoint, but from a UI standpoint I feel it's unnecessary.
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Edit Post #277365 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question Don't show "Initial revision" in user activity
Immediately after the activity entry about posting a question or answer, another entry labeled "Initial revision" is placed. This seems kind of redundant to me, since all it really says is that a post was created, which can be seen from the previous entry. The only current use for it is to provide a ...
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Edit Post #277362 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question Filter search by tag
I might be missing something, but I can't find any way to filter a search by tags. I looked in the Help Center, but it also doesn't list any way to do it. Simply searching the tag doesn't seem to work either. When I search "feature-request", it doesn't give me the stuff tagged feature-request, onl...
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Comment Post #277356 Oh, is that what it's called? I'll edit my post to fix it
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Edit Post #277355 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question Community Wiki Posts
Also see the more active discussion on https://meta.codidact.com/questions/278386 Will there ever be something akin to StackExchange Community Wikis? While I'm not sure of the specifics (I've never interacted with its posts), I believe that it allows such things as letting the community review...
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Edit Post #277353 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question RSS feed for entire site
Currently, each category of a site has its own individual RSS feed. While it's useful, could we have an RSS feed for the entire site? (like how Subscriptions work, but as an RSS feed)
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Suggested Edit Post #277337 Suggested edit:
Clarified the title
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Edit Post #277321 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question Send notifications if a comment is edited to mention the person
Sometimes, I forget to mention someone when I first make a comment, and I go and edit the mention in. However, I've been told that this doesn't actually send them a notification. Can we get it so that it does?
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Comment Post #277290 Seconded, but I would suggest using the more standard way of linking to a part of a page: URI fragments (e.g. /question/id#anchor-id) (You may also know them as jump links) All you'd need is to have the headers have enumerated ids
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Edit Post #277280 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question Can we move questions?
This question was accidentally posted in meta instead of language, and ended up being closed. Does the ability to move questions between sites currently exist, or is closing the only way to deal with it right now?
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Comment Post #277251 I'd think you'd know when you're editing or writing a post lol. I would like a rich text editor though (since I'm more used to it)
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Comment Post #277250 I get where you're coming from. I'm just used to editors using a normal font even for Markdown (discord markdown, Typora, most forum software, etc.) Personally, I find normal fonts easier to read, as well as just looking nicer, especially when writing longer posts.
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Edit Post #277248 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question Why isn't the text editor in the same font as what posts are?
It's not really an issue, but I'm curious why Codidact chose to use a monospace font for editing/posting while published posts use a normal font.
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Comment Post #277179 @Olin ctrl+I is italics on every text editor I've ever used, include site text editors like forums. I'm all for having a shortcut for image uploads, but it probably should be something else to avoid confusing people.
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Updated affected browsers
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Comment Post #277175 Ah, probably should've mentioned my browser as well. I'll edit.
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Edit Post #277175 Initial revision 3 months ago
If I click on an already read notification in the inbox, it will go to the page I was notified about, but it will also change it from read to unread. Browsers affected: Microsoft Edge (Chromium) - Me Safari - Me Google Chrome - @Monica Cello, Me
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Edit Post #277167 Initial revision 3 months ago
Question Subscriptions settings don't sync between sites (even though everything else does)
I noticed that the email subscriptions settings page doesn't sync between the different sites. It kind of irks me that everything else is exactly the same between the different account pages except for that. On a related note, why isn't there a 'main account page' for all the user settings instead...
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Edit Post #277157 Initial revision 3 months ago
Question No favicon appears on main site (codidact.com)
Screenshot of tab Not sure if it's just me, but when I visit the main site it doesn't show any icon on the tab. It's not a serious issue, but I thought I'd bring it up. Update: Issue reappeared
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Comment Post #276908 "Also, if someone doesn't want to use a template, they can always CTRL-A + Backpsace and remove it entirely." Wouldn't it be better to have it be the opposite case? Start blank, then let the user pick a tempate if they want to. Especially if there's gonna be more than one template on the site, it'd ...
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