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Comment Post #290856 Also, I don't find the cross button intuitive. I could not guess what outcome to expect when I click on it. Delete all tags? Delete the most recent (rightmost) tag? Cancel a tag that is part way through being typed? Even if someone prefers the mouse to the keyboard, there are already crosses on th...
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8 days ago
Comment Post #290860 There's already the suggestion of measuring the length requirements after converting to HTML (which would exclude the stripped out tags) to handle the problem at the other end of the length scale: [False positive for 30,000 character limit](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/287292) which has [a GitHub ...
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8 days ago
Edit Post #290851 Initial revision 9 days ago
Answer A: Should we change the footer layout?
An alternative would be to remove the list altogether. There is already an "Other communities" link in the footer that links to the full list on codidact.com and the communities in the list are also reachable from the top of each page in either the communities drop down or the dashboard. The list in ...
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9 days ago
Edit Post #290850 Initial revision 9 days ago
Answer A: Could we have a way to edit without bumping posts?
By default all edits should show Every time an edit is made, the post or its parent should move to the top of the question list. This reduces the chance of an edit being missed by the community. Not every edit is reviewed. Some people have the Edit Posts ability and can edit without review, and...
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9 days ago
Edit Post #290846 Post edited:
Link to related discussions
9 days ago
Edit Post #290841 Post edited:
Link to new related discussion
9 days ago
Edit Post #290847 Initial revision 9 days ago
Answer A: Minor suggested edits to old posts
My own view is that even minor edits are valuable, even on old posts. I appreciate that there will sometimes be reason to reject such edits, but I would not personally take the age of a post into account when making that decision. Until reading Olin Lathrop's answer, I hadn't realised that all the...
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9 days ago
Edit Post #290846 Initial revision 9 days ago
Question How should we approach large numbers of edits made all at once?
If edits are made to a large number of posts in a short period, they will push everything else off the front page, taking visibility away from recent questions and answers. They will also take visibility away from each other, so malicious or accidentally detrimental edits are less likely to be spotte...
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9 days ago
Edit Post #290841 Initial revision 10 days ago
Question Minor suggested edits to old posts
There have recently been several edits in a short period of time by a single user. This user does not yet have the Edit Posts ability, so all of the edits are suggested edits, which require review by someone with the Edit Posts ability. The outcomes of the suggested edits affect whether this user ...
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10 days ago
Comment Post #289262 Because anyone can make a post, so anyone can become an original author. If the original author has the ability to edit their own post without the post going to the top of the question list, then a malicious user can introduce malicious content to the site as follows: 1. Make a new post (so the...
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10 days ago
Edit Post #290834 Post edited:
Update following Mithical's comment about admin access
10 days ago
Comment Post #290770 I agree that this would be less of a problem on Codidact, where reputation does not unlock abilities. However, in general I still think many people are driven by the desire to see a number go up, even if there are no resulting benefits, so I'm glad there is no reputation reward for making edits.
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10 days ago
Edit Post #290834 Post edited:
Link to GitHub page on making a pull request
10 days ago
Edit Post #290834 Initial revision 10 days ago
Answer A: Minor typo in Help Center page of "Participate Everywhere" ability
Thanks for spotting this. I've just checked and the typo is also present in the database seed that is used for setting up new communities, so it needs to be fixed there too to avoid this happening in future. As the code is open source, anyone is free to make a pull request that fixes this. The ...
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10 days ago
Edit Post #290822 Initial revision 11 days ago
Answer A: Hide sorting tab when there are 0 answers on a question
Good idea, not just for closed questions I like the idea of hiding the sorting buttons when they serve no purpose. I see no reason to restrict this to closed questions. If the visibility of the sorting buttons is dependent on the number of answers then they will reappear when new answers are posted....
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11 days ago
Edit Post #290801 Post edited:
Edit since I had misread the question (which never mentioned the question list)
12 days ago
Comment Post #290801 I misread "question page" as "question list", so most of my first paragraph is irrelevant. I'll edit to make more sense...
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12 days ago
Edit Post #290801 Initial revision 12 days ago
Answer A: List all duplicates for a question on the target question's page
I like this idea, but I wonder if it should be optional. For the link to search results that you mention, that sounds sufficiently unobtrusive that perhaps it wouldn't need to be optional. I think it would need a feature request for search first though - I don't think there's currently a way to se...
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12 days ago
Comment Post #290770 As an aside: that phrase is older than Stack Exchange...
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12 days ago
Comment Post #290770 I've edited to try and make my intention clearer.
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12 days ago
Edit Post #290770 Post edited:
Attempt to make clear that I am not against small edits, only the incentive to make them smaller
12 days ago
Comment Post #290770 I'm not suggesting that small edits should be avoided. I'm looking to avoid introducing an incentive for an editor to make their edit smaller than they would naturally have made it without the reward. If someone makes a single word edit because that's all they want to make, that's a useful contrib...
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12 days ago
Comment Post #290775 > Every now and then, I read through a different part of the preview than where I am writing in the source. I see what you mean - sometimes I'm writing something based on wording from earlier in the same post so I would need the scrolling of source and preview to be in different parts of the post....
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14 days ago
Comment Post #290775 Do you have a desire for this particular solution, or are you looking for any solution to your underlying problem? Is your underlying problem that you want to be able to easily edit while reading through the preview? Would a side by side view that scrolls the raw text in step with the preview b...
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14 days ago
Edit Post #290770 Post edited:
Fix ambiguity
14 days ago
Comment Post #290736 I agree this would be a distraction from questions that are already ready to answer. There's something similar on Code Golf Codidact. The [Sandbox category](https://codegolf.codidact.com/categories/50) where people can post ideas for coding challenges and get feedback and slowly improve them unti...
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14 days ago
Edit Post #290770 Post edited:
Use ampersand to keep heading on one line
14 days ago
Edit Post #290770 Initial revision 14 days ago
Answer A: What incentives are there currently to edit and moderate? Should there be more?
Intrinsic & extrinsic motivation, and perverse incentives It is clear that your intentions are good, but the outcomes may not be. Intrinsic or extrinsic? People's motivation for making edits may be intrinsic or extrinsic. That is, they may be motivated by the desire to see the site improve, or the...
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14 days ago
Edit Post #290769 Initial revision 14 days ago
Answer A: Would there ever be A / B testing?
ArtOfCode's answer covers true A/B testing, which involves a randomised experiment and the system to support it. However, the question sounds as if it is also considering the ability for individual users to choose how to see the site: > ... in case people want to see what the site would be like...
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14 days ago
Comment Post #290759 In an idealised world, where the experts always give perfect answers that need no improvement, a Q&A site would be entirely distinct from a forum. In the messy real world, where even experts make mistakes, our Q&A site has comment threads for discussion of how questions and answers can be improved. ...
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14 days ago
Edit Post #290766 Initial revision 14 days ago
Answer A: Alternatives to the news feed taken as a default; the “attention economy”
The front page can already be customised by each user, and more customisation is planned. If you think of specific improvements that could be made (such as being able to choose between the dashboard or the question list as the default page when you sign in), please raise them. Existing customisati...
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14 days ago
Edit Post #289341 Post edited:
Typo
15 days ago
Comment Post #290699 If we don't want to support the `style` attribute in general, we could possibly add more specific allowed styles. Maybe just the ones for table alignment. I don't know how practical that would be - just wondering.
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20 days ago
Comment Post #290699 I'm not familiar with the process, but the end result appears to be HTML for an aligned table, so it may be that the Markdown library is already outputting the required HTML, and that the only obstacle is that we do not yet support that HTML. Every so often new elements and attributes are added to...
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20 days ago
Comment Post #290680 That sounds like a promising feature request in the making...
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24 days ago
Comment Post #290680 When there are no answers yet, I wonder if preventing a user from closing their own question might lead to them deleting their own question as an alternative way of keeping a draft. Would this be worse than closing? It still causes unwanted updates of the question list, but causes additional frustrat...
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25 days ago
Comment Post #290676 I agree that option 2 is the solution that makes sense long term. Option 1 would be nice to have in the meantime but only seems worth working on if there is an obstacle to working on option 2.
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25 days ago
Comment Post #290662 Until it becomes possible for thread authors to edit their own thread titles, they can request that a moderator edit the title by flagging one of the comments. This can be useful if there is a typo in the thread title, or if it has become misleading.
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27 days ago
Comment Post #289708 This fixes the problem. Just adding this comment in case it isn't clear why the question was marked as "status-completed".
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29 days ago