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Edit Post #287837 Post edited:
Refer to red message as error not warning
3 days ago
Edit Post #287837 Post edited:
Mention root cause of 422 error
3 days ago
Comment Post #287838 > Let's make the experience easy and welcoming for those trying to help keep the site clean I like this way of putting it - sums up your point perfectly. If someone is putting their time into raising a flag, we should avoid anything that puts them off.
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3 days ago
Edit Post #287837 Initial revision 4 days ago
Question Miscellaneous Flag modal problems
Flagging an answer After pressing "Flag" under an answer there are 3 radio buttons to choose from: Flag modal for an answer showing 3 radio buttons Flagging questions and answers Some changes would benefit both types of post. Changes specific to only questions are listed later. Radio butto...
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4 days ago
Comment Post #287834 If I've understood correctly, this answer isn't suggesting keeping the indicator circles for people without the Edit Posts ability, just keeping the ability to click on the Edits tab and see the suggested edits if desired. (So it sounds like you both agree, just in different words.)
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4 days ago
Comment Post #287833 I see the abilities system as a work in progress. I'd like to see a meta discussion about how it could be improved.
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4 days ago
Comment Post #287833 30 posts is community specific - I believe it can be lowered for new communities (and there may be a case for lowering it for all communities - it would be interesting to hear how many people in each community have the Edit Posts ability by now in case that lends weight to the argument).
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4 days ago
Comment Post #287833 These points sound like they would make a good separate Meta post.
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4 days ago
Comment Post #287834 (This has been clarified in a comment on the [GitHub issue](https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/995) - everyone will still be able to view suggested edits.)
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4 days ago
Comment Post #287834 Before the notifications were introduced, people without the Edit Posts ability could already see the suggested edits (both pending and decided) by visiting the Edits tab of a category. I understand this request as asking for the *notifications* to be displayed only to people with the Edit Posts a...
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4 days ago
Edit Post #287833 Initial revision 5 days ago
Answer A: Edit activity show, but not allowed to approve
The requirements for earning the Edit Posts ability which would allow reviewing suggested edits can be found in each community's help section. For example, the Physics Edit Posts Ability page: > ## How do I earn this ability? > > To earn this ability, you need to have at least a 95% approval rat...
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5 days ago
Edit Post #287832 Initial revision 5 days ago
Answer A: Edit activity show, but not allowed to approve
I agree that seeing the indicator circle when unable to review edits is not useful. I've raised an issue on GitHub.
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5 days ago
Comment Post #287824 Thank you! I've checked the 4 examples from the question, and 3 of them now show with a single set of square brackets as intended. These 3 have all been posted/edited in the last few months. The [only one that shows differently](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/276213/276222#answer-276222) has not ...
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5 days ago
Edit Post #279562 Post edited:
Typos
5 days ago
Edit Post #287796 Post edited:
Add alternative and extra tag
7 days ago
Edit Post #287784 Post edited:
Add consistency tag
10 days ago
Edit Post #287798 Initial revision 10 days ago
Question Inconsistent use of "abilities" and "privileges"
The Your abilities page looks something like this (depending on your current abilities): The "Your abilities" page To a moderator looking to grant or suspend abilities, there is a mod-only page called "Privileges", which looks something like this: The "Privileges" page Each of these pages...
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10 days ago
Edit Post #287797 Initial revision 10 days ago
Question Inconsistent use of "undelete" and "restore"
When a post has been deleted, it shows a notice explaining its situation: A deleted answer showing in red This notice says: > Users with the Curate privilege may vote to undelete (emphasis mine) However, the button below the post to reverse deletion is called "Restore". Should we co...
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10 days ago
Edit Post #287796 Initial revision 10 days ago
Question Attempting to restore an answer deleted by a moderator gives no visible feedback
After a moderator has deleted an answer, it looks like this to the poster of the answer: A deleted answer showing in red If the poster of the answer clicks on "Restore", the action is prevented, and a message is shown at the top of the page: Message saying "You cannot restore this post delet...
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10 days ago
Edit Post #287784 Initial revision 11 days ago
Question Inconsistent badge alignment on Vote Summary tab of user profile
On the Vote Summary tab of the user profile page, the post type and category show as badges on the same line as the question title and aligned to the right. However, if the question title is too long to allow them to fit, they are pushed to the next line down. At this point they should remain right a...
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11 days ago
Comment Post #287766 I like that. (Bear in mind these are just my opinions - I have no more authority than any other voter here.) The only problem I can foresee is when the community grows and there are more votes, some of these may become more than 2 digits and not fit in the circle...
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11 days ago
Edit Post #287775 Post edited:
Mention Meta post that may make this one irrelevant once completed
11 days ago
Edit Post #287778 Post edited:
Mention dependent Meta post
11 days ago
Edit Post #287778 Initial revision 11 days ago
Question License CC BY-SA 3.0 only available on Writing and Outdoors
For 2 communities (Writing and Outdoors) the License drop down list when making a new post shows an option of CC BY-SA 3.0: Dropdown list for license, showing CC BY-SA 3.0 For all of the other Codidact communities this option is not present. Is the option only there for historical reasons, o...
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11 days ago
Edit Post #287776 Post edited:
Mention context in title
12 days ago
Edit Post #287776 Initial revision 12 days ago
Question Does "site" mean "community" or "Codidact" on License field?
Above the drop down list for license when making a new post, it mentions "site default". As people use the word "site" to mean different things, this could be ambiguous, particularly for a new user. Would it be clearer to use one of the following: - community default - Codidact default I'm gu...
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12 days ago
Comment Post #287766 Ah I see now. Interesting. A separate accessibility issue is the contrast problem of putting the colours behind the text - but that could easily be avoided by having the same colour and shading to the side of the text instead of behind.
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12 days ago
Edit Post #287775 Initial revision 12 days ago
Question Incorrect description for CC BY-SA 3.0 in license drop down list
This will become irrelevant if License CC BY-SA 3.0 only available on Writing and Outdoors results in CC BY-SA 3.0 no longer being available For those communities where it is present, CC BY-SA 3.0 has a description of: > You've opted to be required to choose a license explicitly for every p...
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12 days ago
Edit Post #287774 Initial revision 12 days ago
Question Very narrow blank option in Default license drop down list
The drop down list of options for "Default license" in the "Community Preferences" section of the "Preferences" tab on the user profile page does not appear to have the option of returning to blank. The only visible options are licenses, or "No default (make me choose)". This seems like a problem if ...
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12 days ago
Edit Post #287767 Post edited:
Make title less ambiguous
12 days ago
Comment Post #287766 Also worth bearing in mind that having some of the info available on hover makes it difficult or impossible to access on a mobile device. That's already a problem with the existing state though, not specific to your suggested improvement.
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12 days ago
Comment Post #287766 The accessible palettes make an improvement in how *distinguishable* the colours are (more people will be able to tell them apart) but they do not help with how *identifiable* the colours are. Many people are already conditioned to see green as good and red as bad, but people who see the accessible p...
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12 days ago
Comment Post #287771 Ah I see (and well demonstrated with this thread title - thanks for that). My guess is that comments before and after threaded comments were introduced would both be overlooked for automatic empty thread deletion if their last comment was deleted before the automation was introduced. I don't have ...
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12 days ago
Comment Post #287768 I don't have a Chromium based browser available to test with so I don't know whether the font size on Chrome is different causing 64 em to be a much larger pixel value, or whether it's independent of browser and related to any fonts / font sizes you may have overridden. I don't think it's uncommon...
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12 days ago
Comment Post #287768 It's also worth considering whether 1068 pixels width is where you want the switch between limited and unlimited height to happen. Maybe this was aimed at having no height limit on mobile? However, on a full HD screen viewing 2 windows side by side (so each is half width), the unlimited height will b...
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12 days ago
Comment Post #287768 It turns out that the containing `div` tag has a class of `profile-text` which is defined to have a `max-height` of 500 pixels, causing a scroll bar if the profile content (text or image or any combination) is taller than that in total. It's overridden by a `@media` query in the CSS that removes t...
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12 days ago
Comment Post #287768 I'm using Firefox on Fedora Linux. At width 1068 pixels and narrower there is no scroll bar and the full image is visible. At width 1070 pixels and wider there is a scroll bar and a small amount of the image is cut off at the bottom.
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12 days ago
Edit Post #287771 Initial revision 12 days ago
Question Comment threads with zero comments
I believe that when the last comment in a comment thread is deleted, the thread is also automatically deleted. However, there are some threads that still exist despite having all their comments deleted (presumably because they were deleted before the automation was introduced). This is what they look...
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12 days ago
Edit Post #287770 Initial revision 12 days ago
Question Duplicate Mobile Sign In button in user profile shows on mobile
When viewing my own user profile (not anyone else's) there is a button below the profile content called "Mobile Sign In": Mobile Sign In button below user profile content This does the same as the Mobile Sign In button in the page header: Mobile Sign In button in page header Is this redun...
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12 days ago
Edit Post #287768 Initial revision 12 days ago
Question Tall profile content (image or text) causes scroll bar only on desktop
I recently added an image to my user profile as an experiment. In the edit preview this showed in full, but after saving it shows on my profile with a vertical scroll bar and the bottom section of the image is cut off until I scroll. Notice how the dates on the horizontal axis are cut in half: Use...
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12 days ago
Edit Post #287767 Post edited:
Typo
12 days ago
Edit Post #287767 Initial revision 12 days ago
Question Diagram errors in "Scoring" help article
The help page explaining the post scoring method has some diagrams at the end, but they are somewhat confusing. Axis mislabelling The following chart has a horizontal axis labelled "N", which is confusing as there is no other mention of "N" on the page. Should this say "z"? Chart with horizont...
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12 days ago
Edit Post #287765 Initial revision 12 days ago
Question Mismatch between blue notification circle and notification panel
When I read the target of a notification in another tab, and then switch to a tab that still has the notification circle showing, opening the notification panel shows the notification as read, but the notification circle remains: Blue notification circle showing even though the notification is rea...
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12 days ago
Edit Post #287763 Initial revision 12 days ago
Question Question score on hover in question lists
When viewing an individual question, the score can be seen by hovering over the voting buttons or the upvote and downvote counts: Individual question page showing score on hover In the question list page, it might be expected that the score could be seen by hovering over the upvote and downvote...
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12 days ago
Edit Post #287758 Initial revision 13 days ago
Question Broken edit diffs on narrow mobile screens
When viewing a post edit diff on mobile the side by side format for before and after makes each side very narrow in portrait mode. Text wrapping appears to only happen between words, leaving longer words overflowing from the left hand (before) side and extending behind the right hand (after) side, ob...
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13 days ago
Edit Post #287753 Post edited:
Undo previous edit
15 days ago
Edit Post #287753 Post edited:
Try displaying tag in title
15 days ago
Edit Post #287753 Post edited:
Make tags in text look like tags
15 days ago
Edit Post #287753 Initial revision 15 days ago
Question Highlight [status-completed] posts in Hot Posts for Meta
In the Hot Posts panel on Codidact Meta, or in the Meta Category of a specific community, some of the posts may be bug reports or feature requests. It is not clear from the Hot Posts panel whether these are needing discussion and voting, or are recently completed: Current Hot Posts panel Could ...
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15 days ago
Edit Post #287752 Initial revision 15 days ago
Answer A: Sign In vs. Sign Up
Here are screenshots of what the two pages currently look like on desktop: Sign up Sign up page Sign in Sign in page For Sign up, there is a green box suggesting using your existing details from another Codidact site. From the question wording I'm not sure whether this was already pres...
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15 days ago
Edit Post #287749 Post edited:
Typo
15 days ago
Edit Post #287749 Post edited:
Add two spaces to prevent image being brought back onto the line above
16 days ago
Edit Post #287749 Post edited:
Add newline to account for formatting difference between preview and saved post
16 days ago
Edit Post #287749 Initial revision 16 days ago
Answer A: Unique favicons for each site
In support of unique favicons A common logo to bring the communities together In response to another answer, which says: > it has a very important disadvantage of diluting the platform image (the book) when being reached by newcomers If it is considered important to have the Codidact logo (ra...
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16 days ago
Edit Post #287740 Post edited:
Mention Firefox and Chrome on Android
17 days ago
Edit Post #287549 Post edited:
Make link to related bug human readable
17 days ago
Edit Post #287740 Post edited:
Make link to related bug human readable
17 days ago
Edit Post #287740 Post edited:
Add in screenshots for the other communities
17 days ago
Edit Post #287744 Post edited:
Link to possibly dependent request for more question title in browser tab
17 days ago
Edit Post #287743 Post edited:
Link to related request for unique community favicons
17 days ago
Edit Post #287744 Initial revision 17 days ago
Question Unique favicon per community
If pages for several different Codidact communities are open in different browser tabs, they all show the Codidact logo as their favicon: Three different community pages each showing the same Codidact favicon It would be easier to see at a glance which community is in which tab if each communit...
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17 days ago
Edit Post #287743 Initial revision 17 days ago
Question Show question title before community name in browser tab
The title for a specific question page (displayed in the browser tab) shows the community name followed by the question title: Current browser tabs showing community name first This means that only the first word or two of the question title are visible. Even less is visible when tabs become na...
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17 days ago
Edit Post #287742 Initial revision 17 days ago
Question Meaningful tab title for Ask and Edit pages
The title for a page (that appears in the browser tab) shows the community name (such as "Codidact Meta"), followed by the question title for a question page. This can be helpful for a user who has more than one question open in different tabs. However, when creating a question the title is simply...
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17 days ago
Comment Post #287740 Handy - thank you. (In this case I don't need to, as your comment has caused a blue circle already...)
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17 days ago
Edit Post #287549 Post edited:
Mention related bug
17 days ago
Edit Post #287740 Initial revision 17 days ago
Question Logo shrinks from blue notification circle
Related bug (not sure if solution will be related): - Logo becomes tiny in mobile landscape mode and narrow desktop windows On mobile, the community logo can shrink when a blue notification circle appears next to the notifications icon, even though there would still be room for the full size ...
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17 days ago
Comment Post #287303 As an admin, do you have the power to edit thread titles or is that future work?
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19 days ago
Comment Post #287725 The pending edit suggestion page already has a "Return to post" button at the top right so that's probably sufficient. Just adding a "cancel" button for your own edit sounds like a full solution.
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20 days ago
Suggested Edit Post #279562 Suggested edit:
Typos
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helpful 21 days ago
Edit Post #287725 Initial revision 21 days ago
Question The ability to cancel my own suggested edit
Related: - A way to edit my suggested edits If I suggest an edit to a post and then change my mind, there is no way for me to retract my suggestion. The top of the post I suggested an edit on says: > Your suggested edit on this post is pending review. It would be useful if this message ...
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21 days ago
Suggested Edit Post #280722 Suggested edit:
Testing adding more than 5 tags - please reject if this reaches edit review
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declined 21 days ago
Edit Post #287030 Post edited:
Link to older GitHub issue that already covers this
21 days ago
Edit Post #287719 Initial revision 22 days ago
Question Avatar alt text does not fit in avatar available space
On a slow connection the user avatar may not immediately be available. When it has not yet finished loading there is placeholder text displayed instead (the alt text for the image). However, at the specified font size this does not fit into the space allocated for the avatar, resulting in it overflow...
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22 days ago
Comment Post #287718 Rather than fixing each discrepancy as they are raised, is there a way to use the same renderer for both the edit preview and the saved post? If neither of the renderers used currently are suitable for both purposes, is there a third renderer available from somewhere that will be suitable for both...
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22 days ago
Edit Post #287718 Initial revision 22 days ago
Question Text colour works in edit preview but not in saved post
I entered the following markdown into an answer I posted recently: ```text ImageMagick > An error occurred while installing rmagick (4.2.6), and Bundler cannot continue. ``` I wasn't sure if the red colour would work, but I tried it to find out. In the edit preview, it looked like this: ...
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22 days ago
Edit Post #287712 Post edited:
Link to the new GitHub issue for this Meta post
22 days ago
Comment Post #287712 Ah I see. The recent comments on that GitHub issue suggest that answer deletion will be labelled as such, as you recommend. I've edited this Meta post to make it clearer that this one concerns the grey circle indicators and question deletion rather than answer deletion, and I've added a new GitHub is...
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22 days ago
Edit Post #287712 Post edited:
Mention questions specifically rather than posts
23 days ago
Edit Post #287712 Post edited:
Overcompensate for confusion by mentioning grey circle everywhere
23 days ago
Edit Post #287712 Post edited:
Mention grey circles in title to make clear this is not about the question list page
23 days ago
Edit Post #287712 Post edited:
Clarify that related links are about question page wordings, not the grey circle indicator
23 days ago
Comment Post #287712 I've just edited the top of the question to change it from a link to a closed GitHub issue to a more general GitHub issue. That one mentions the possibility of indicating there was an *answer* deletion on the question. It currently states this decision could go either way, so it might be worth puttin...
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23 days ago
Edit Post #287712 Post edited:
Edit GitHub link to be the issue the previous one was closed as a duplicate of
23 days ago
Edit Post #287712 Post edited:
Draw attention to the last edited date in the image
23 days ago
Edit Post #287712 Initial revision 23 days ago
Question New activity grey circle indicators confusingly triggered by question deletion
Related: - Make "last activity" notices on question lists more useful (GitHub) - Can "last activity" provide more context on what was that happened? (Meta) - Posts list shows luap42 instead of actual author (Software) (Note that those are about the wordings on the question list page, whereas ...
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23 days ago
Edit Post #287704 Post edited:
Improve clarity and fix typo in title (Software rather than Meta)
23 days ago
Suggested Edit Post #287704 Suggested edit:
Improve clarity and fix typo in title (Software rather than Meta)
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helpful 23 days ago
Edit Post #287702 Initial revision 24 days ago
Question Clarify "Remember me"
When signing in there is a checkbox labelled "Remember me". There is no supporting information to indicate what this checkbox is for. Without it, a user may not know which of the following it means: - "Remember username": Make the browser remember your username for next time you sign in (so you on...
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24 days ago
Edit Post #287701 Initial revision 24 days ago
Question Remember 2FA on this device
On some sites that support Two Factor Authentication (2FA) there is the option of remembering your device so that in future 2FA will only be required if signing in from a different device. This is optional so that it can be disabled for users who share a device or who require additional security in c...
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24 days ago
Edit Post #287698 Initial revision 25 days ago
Question No title text on edges of buttons away from icons
The "Dashboard", "Notifications", and "Mobile Sign In" buttons in the page header at the top right of the page have title text which displays those names. However, the title text is on the icon rather than the whole button, so it does not display when hovering over the edge of the button, even though...
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25 days ago
Edit Post #287696 Post edited:
Add suggestion of network preference
25 days ago
Edit Post #287696 Initial revision 25 days ago
Question Reputation change indicator on dashboard
The dashboard button in the site header On the dashboard there are indicators for each Category of each community, that appear when there is new activity in that Category: The dashboard showing indicators for Categories with new activity Would it be helpful to also show the reputation for ea...
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25 days ago
Comment Post #287694 I guess that even if there was a shared "Codidact Staff" account, staff would still be likely to add "This is just my personal opinion" when posting from their individual account. The same applies if each staff member had 2 accounts, one for official posts and one for personal posts - they would s...
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25 days ago
Comment Post #287694 It seems like there are two separate ideas here: 1) The question suggests a shared account, which several different members of staff could post from (which may or may not also indicate which member of staff is currently posting from that shared account) 2) This answer is suggesting multiple acc...
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25 days ago
Comment Post #287691 I agree that showing the answer text makes more sense, especially as the question itself is often another search result nearby. As for previewing the section that includes the search text like search engines do, I'd like to see that for both answers and questions. As it's a separate feature reques...
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25 days ago
Edit Post #287037 Post edited:
Test adding duplicate tags to see if they still persist to the next editing session
27 days ago
Edit Post #287675 Initial revision 27 days ago
Answer A: Tags shown on a question can differ from tags shown when editing that question
It appears that this may have been incidentally fixed by other recent changes. I have just suggested an edit on the question you linked to, and I was able to see the tag "writing-instruments" and remove it. The edit will need to wait for review, but it seems that simply being able to suggest it means...
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27 days ago
Edit Post #287030 Post edited:
Replace outdated image with current look
27 days ago
Comment Post #280374 More detail: I've had to log in again on mobile several times today (Firefox on Android, not private browsing). I haven't had to log in again on desktop once though (Firefox on Fedora Linux).
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28 days ago
Edit Post #287670 Post edited:
Replace outdated question image
29 days ago
Edit Post #287670 Post edited:
Rewrite having realised this is not a general HTML entities problem
29 days ago
Edit Post #287670 Post edited:
Shorten intro to test ampersand in this particular question's preview
29 days ago
Edit Post #287670 Initial revision 29 days ago
Question HTML entities & the question content preview
An ampersand shows as `&amp;` instead of `&` in the following question content preview: A question content preview with an HTML entity instead of an ampersand I've also included an ampersand in the title of this question to test whether the title is also affected in the question preview. As can...
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29 days ago
Edit Post #287669 Post edited:
Add mobile screenshot which shows the problem at its worst
29 days ago
Comment Post #280374 To add an anecdotal data point: This morning I switched on 2FA and then logged in on mobile, ticking "remember me". A few hours later I had to log in on mobile again.
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29 days ago
Edit Post #287669 Post edited:
More specific title
29 days ago
Edit Post #287669 Initial revision 29 days ago
Question Confusing reuse of styling between button and tab header
At the top of the page there are sections for the community's Categories, which are displayed as tabs that can be switched between. For example, here on Meta Codidact there are "Q&A", "Site Proposals", and "Blog". Similarly, on the next line down there are sections for things relevant to the curre...
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29 days ago
Edit Post #287656 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Question The mystery of the alt text warning in a post with no images
Amusingly, a post about alt text triggered the missing alt text warning: A post containing a code block that triggered the alt text warning I can see why the warning was triggered - the post contains the markdown for an image, which has the standard placeholder text instead of a meaningful desc...
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about 1 month ago
Edit Post #287653 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Question Quicker replacement of image alt text placeholder
After adding an image to a Codidact post, the automatically entered markdown looks like this: ```text Image alt text ``` The `Image alt text` part is to be replaced with a meaningful description of the image, for use by screen readers, or by browsers if the image fails to load or loads slowly...
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about 1 month ago
Edit Post #287652 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Question Surprising page load after pressing "follow new"
Clicking "follow new" below an answer results in the page being reloaded with that answer as the highlighted answer at the top of the answer list, with the message "You are accessing this answer with a direct link". This is potentially jarring for someone not expecting a page change. It also makes fo...
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #287650 Would it be better to edit this question to be about adding additional links to the notifications page, or to ask that as a separate question so that the bulk of this one can be closed as a duplicate?
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #287650 In addition to an extra link at the top of the notifications drop down panel, would it also be useful to have a link from the user profile? That's where Olin looked for them, and I'd find it a natural place to look too. As there is already a list of sections along the top of the profile page, it s...
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #287650 Monica, is this also relevant to the [GitHub issue](https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/928) you opened recently? I don't know if the existence of `https://meta.codidact.com/users/me/notifications` affects your decision on whether that issue is important?
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #287650 If you scroll down in your notifications in the drop down panel you will eventually get to the bottom, where it links to a [dedicated notifications page](https://meta.codidact.com/users/me/notifications). I found this useful recently for finding something that I knew I'd been notified about a long ti...
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #287424 The [third example I linked to from the question](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/277238) was edited by Moshi shortly after, and now shows the double square brackets whereas it did not previously. Suggests this may be related to the date and time that the post was saved, and may be stored incorrec...
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about 1 month ago
Edit Post #287424 Post edited:
Mention that editing has triggered the bug in a previously unaffected post
about 1 month ago
Edit Post #287643 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Question Should markdown links work in comment thread titles?
Markdown links work in comment thread comments, but not in comment thread titles: A comment thread with raw markdown in the title Would it be better if they worked in the title too? If there is a reason to avoid links in thread titles, would it be better to convert the link text to standard ...
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about 1 month ago
Edit Post #287640 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Answer A: Impolite comments
Since this question was asked, the ability to flag individual comments has been implemented, so the workaround mentioned in the other answers is no longer required. It may not be immediately apparent that this is now possible, so here's a quick guide: - At the bottom of the comment thread click...
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about 1 month ago
Edit Post #287639 Post edited:
Remove ambiguity
about 1 month ago
Edit Post #287639 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Answer A: Comment flagging is hidden from inexperienced users
I do not see flagging as something that should be restricted to experienced users who know where to find the link. A new user who sees a comment on their first post and wants to flag it should not have to wonder how to do this, or wonder whether flagging is an option for them. Including the flag l...
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about 1 month ago
Edit Post #287638 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Question Comment flagging is hidden from inexperienced users
GitHub issue: https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/544 In the past, it was not possible to flag individual comments for moderator attention. There was a Meta question asking how to respond to comments that would otherwise be flagged. The suggestion was to instead flag the post on which t...
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about 1 month ago
Edit Post #287424 Post edited:
More examples
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Comment Post #287424 I realised that when I posted this Meta question I neglected to link to the example where I first saw the double brackets, so I have now edited to included that answer and the one I found today as examples.
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Edit Post #287424 Post edited:
Include example answer where this happens and one where it didn't
about 1 month ago
Comment Post #287424 In case it's useful in investigating this, I've happened upon a [post with a footnote that correctly has just single square brackets](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/276213/276222#answer-276222). I notice that it was posted 2 years ago, and has never been edited, in case either of those things are...
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #287622 Thanks for the info. Sounds like most of my concerns are already planned for. In the Discord specific community channels I see notifications of new questions, which is why I wondered if the same bot could notify of new answers. If it's planned to have notifications of new answers directly from Cod...
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #287622 Having jotted some thoughts down in this comment thread, I'm wondering whether it would be useful to have a separate Meta discussion about whether specific question discussions are better hosted in a Discord thread or a question comment thread. As you are more familiar with Discord, would you like...
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #287622 A Discord channel would allow notification of new answers, but I don't know if it's possible to set that up in a Discord thread. Maybe it would be useful to have a way of following new answers on a specific question (I couldn't see a way for new answers, only for new comment threads).
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #287622 My previous king of the hill contest, posted Somewhere Else, had a chat room with new strategies and new players being discussed over a period of several months. Would we want comment threads on the question being used for that many messages? Currently, comment threads seem optimised (user experience...
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Comment Post #287622 Thanks for mentioning Discord threads - being unfamiliar with Discord I hadn't realised that was an option. I'm happy to see comments on questions as long-lived rather than just suggestions for clarification to be deleted as soon as the clarification is made. My reason for wanting the strategy dis...
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Edit Post #287621 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Question Creating new Discord channels
I've been looking at the Codidact Communities Discord channels (see the join us in chat link in the right hand panel of this page). Is it possible for Codidact Communities Discord users to create new channels? Currently there is a channel per community, but I was wondering if there is the option o...
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about 1 month ago
Edit Post #287620 Post edited:
Explain lack of image in case anyone thinks there's a display problem
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Edit Post #287620 Post edited:
No need to show bottom of a real question twice
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Edit Post #287620 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Question Posted question has old layout in the tour
After completing the tour, the resulting question that is displayed uses an old version of the question layout, rather than training a new user to recognise the current layout. The bottom of the question in the tour looks like this: Bottom of tour question showing old layout The bottom of a ...
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about 1 month ago
Edit Post #287619 Post edited:
Mention Next button still works
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Edit Post #287619 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Question Cannot add tags during tour
During the tour, the user is asked to add tags to their new question. The tags (either the suggested ones or other words) are not recognised, instead displaying "The results could not be loaded": Tags box showing "The results could not be loaded" This prevents entering any tags (pressing Enter ...
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #287466 (So the only places the bug is a problem are where a panel opens on the same page, rather than the link going to a new page.)
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #287466 I think those are unaffected as they link to a new page (they are standard links, rather than being links overridden by JavaScript to behave like buttons). The bug is in the JavaScript, so a link that works without JavaScript (just using the default HTML behaviour for a link) is unaffected.
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #287466 The mod menu that Canina saw the problem with was a different mod menu that does have an icon. It seems consistent with the explanation that only the mod menu with an icon has the problem.
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Comment Post #287466 For a button with only text, the HTML looks something like this: ```html <a> // The <a> element corresponds to the whole "button" Text // The text inside the <a> element does not have an additional <i> element </a> ``` Clicking on the text counts as clicking on the `<a>` elemen...
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #287466 For a button with an icon, the HTML looks something like this (simplified for illustration): ```html <a> // The <a> element corresponds to the whole "button" <i> // The <i> element inside the <a> element corresponds to the icon image </i> </a> ``` Clicking on the icon (th...
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #287466 Thanks for explaining, Monica. As for the mod menu, I don't have access to it, not being a mod here, but [Canina's comment on this same Meta post](https://meta.codidact.com/comments/thread/7015#comment-18876) may give a clue. It sounds like buttons that have an icon have the problem, but buttons t...
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #287618 I agree it's not generally a problem now that a panel can be closed by clicking anywhere outside it (not knowing which button opened it is no longer an obstacle to closing it). So even for people who need to zoom in to press a button and then zoom out to view the resulting panel, closing the panel is...
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #287573 After some sleep I've had another look and the upper case T is just the avatar of the answerer, and the plain white image is the avatar of the question asker (just happens that their avatar is plain white - not a cropping of mine). The extra image when I'm logged in is my avatar for the top right. ...
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about 2 months ago
Edit Post #287582 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Answer A: Should post tags go above the post content, rather than below it?
Tags should be at the top In addition to the possibility of navigating to the question from somewhere other than the questions list (which means I haven't seen the tags), I'd also find it useful to see the tags at the top of the question when I have navigated from the questions list. I don't necessa...
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Edit Post #287581 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Answer A: A way to edit my suggested edits
In addition to the mistakes in edits mentioned in the question, I would also find this functionality useful for times where I want to make a second (unrelated) edit before the first edit has been approved. For example, I may make a quick edit to fix a typo, then later realise there is a wording th...
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about 2 months ago
Edit Post #287580 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Answer A: Other top bar drop-downs should be closed when another is opened
It appears that this has now been fixed by the fix to Clicking outside of notification popup does not close it.
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Edit Post #287579 Post edited:
Typo
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Edit Post #287579 Post edited:
Change wording to avoid ambiguity between space and time
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Edit Post #287579 Post edited:
Be more explicit
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Edit Post #287579 Post edited:
Avoid overuse of the word "answer" in an answer about answers
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Wording improvements
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Edit Post #287579 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Answer A: Please build inline editing functionality
Editing a question For editing a question, I see no particular advantage to either approach, so my opinion will be motivated by the advantages and disadvantages when editing an answer. Editing an answer When editing an answer, there are 2 aspects that influence my decision on whether to prefer i...
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Edit Post #287379 Post edited:
Add consistency section
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Edit Post #287573 Post edited:
Typos
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Comment Post #287573 The only other 301 responses only show when I'm logged in, and are images of size 60x60 and 400x400. The 60x60 is my avatar, and the 400x400 is plain white - not sure if it's a cropping of my avatar, which does have a plain white background? There are 200 response instances of my avatar too, so it...
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #287573 The message in the padlock icon is vague, only mentioning images, not which ones. I've just had a look in the Network tab of the developer window and it looks like the only requests with a broken padlock symbol are returning a 301. For example, there's a 301 response for "48.png" but then afterwar...
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about 2 months ago
Edit Post #287549 Post edited:
Reverse decision to use "phone" instead of "mobile"
about 2 months ago
Edit Post #287578 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Question Ability to revert an edit
Would people find it useful to be able to revert an edit from the history? I imagine that reverting the most recent edit would be straightforward to implement, but that reverting an earlier edit would be significantly more challenging to implement. With this in mind, which is there more demand for...
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about 2 months ago
Edit Post #287573 Post edited:
Reverse decision to use "phone" instead of "mobile"
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Edit Post #287576 Post edited:
Link to example of empty search results
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Edit Post #287576 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Question No indication of zero results in tag search
When searching the Tags section, a search string that gives no results gives an empty results section, rather than a message saying there were no results. This makes it unclear whether there is a problem with the site, or just zero results: No indication of no results in a tag search This is in...
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Edit Post #287575 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Question Where do meta questions about the Codidact Collab site belong?
Should I ask questions about the Codidact Collab site here on Codidact Meta, or over on the Collab site itself? I notice that Collab doesn't have its own Meta section, unlike most Codidact communities. I thought of asking this question on Collab, but I noticed the tag wiki for the `support` tag th...
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about 2 months ago
Edit Post #287549 Post edited:
Use internationally recognisable "phone" instead of "mobile"
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Edit Post #287573 Post edited:
Use "phone" instead of "mobile" consistently for international understanding
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Edit Post #287573 Post edited:
Link to Collab Codidact mentioned pages
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Edit Post #287573 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Question Collab question pages not fully encrypted
The main page of Collab Codidact is encrypted fully and shows a padlock symbol in the URL bar (top of the page on desktop, bottom of the page on mobile) in Firefox: Collab question list page Desktop Desktop Collab question list page with padlock Mobile Mobile Collab question list page with p...
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #287549 Very strange. I haven't seen that myself, only the dependence on changing width described in the question. That appears to affect any community though, not just Meta, so maybe these two problems are unrelated? (So might be worth raising yours separately.)
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Edit Post #287550 Post edited:
Break up sentence into bullet points to remove parsing ambiguity
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Edit Post #287550 Post edited:
Remove unnecessary pluralisation
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Edit Post #287550 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Question Lack of availability of info on hover with touchscreen devices
Many aspects of Codidact pages have title text ("tool tip[]()" / "hover text") that gives further detail/explanation when the mouse pointer is hovered over them. This useful information is unavailable on touchscreen devices such as mobile phones and tablets. In those cases where the additional inf...
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about 2 months ago
Edit Post #287549 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Question Logo becomes tiny in mobile landscape mode and narrow desktop windows
Related bug (not sure if the solution will be related): - Logo shrinks from blue notification circle The size of the community logo at the top left of the page changes based on the width of the window. On mobile, with a narrow screen, this gives a large logo that is easily visible on the s...
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about 2 months ago
Edit Post #287548 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Question The meaning of "follow new" on your own posts
Below each post, at the top of the comment section, is a link to "follow new". The title text displayed when hovering over this link says "Follow all new comment threads on this post". It is clear to me what this means for posts other than my own. However, it seems confusing for one of my own post...
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about 2 months ago
Edit Post #287547 Post edited:
Add link to history that now exists
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Edit Post #287547 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Question Link to a specific edit in the history
I can link to the edit history of a post, for example, the edit history of the meta question you are reading, but I can't see a way to link to a specific edit in the history. Is there currently an undocumented way that works? Could explicit support for linking to a specific edit be added? On...
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #287465 For anyone arriving here to report that it has happened a second time (as I was about to myself), it seems Codidact are already aware - it's mentioned at the end of the [new servers blog post](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/286582).
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Comment Post #286582 From the [latest edit (#4)](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/286582/history) it looks like the answer is now "yes".
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Comment Post #287466 Not sure if you've already seen [Moshi's comment on this Meta post](https://meta.codidact.com/comments/thread/7007#comment-18865) but I had a quick look and it appears that the [change from that pull request](https://github.com/codidact/co-design/pull/73/commits/cecb043099757e1d46589cb2a30c55d81dda31...
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Comment Post #287466 I don't have access to that link (not being a moderator myself). Does it show as text or an icon? (Asking since I was previously assuming this would only affect icons, not text)
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Edit Post #287466 Post edited:
Mention hamburger menu on mobile is also affected
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Comment Post #287466 The whitespace below the icon works, but also above the icon, to the left or to the right. Knowing that any of those work might help if trying to use the buttons on mobile where touching a small area accurately is challenging. If you can zoom, it's a lot easier if you zoom in, touch the whitespace...
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Comment Post #287469 Thanks Monica! But I don't feel like it's the job of the changelog to explain exactly how everything works - especially with such a long list of changes. I should have read the help a bit better before jumping to conclusions...
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2 months ago
Comment Post #287474 Good point. I think in other contexts I'd expect that of a `+`, but in the location where I already expect to see a new message button my first thought was "new message" rather than "hidden info". Either way it seems like the symbol is best avoided for this link.
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2 months ago
Comment Post #287477 The fixed warning for MathJax communities (rather than trying to detect whether they have actually used MathJax) sounds good. Otherwise, does MathJax have to be enabled for the whole subdomain or is it possible to disable it just for the profile page on a site that has it enabled elsewhere?
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2 months ago
Comment Post #287475 I like the unified look. I definitely prefer it with icons - makes it more immediately intuitive. I wonder if it would help to omit the word "Start" to reduce reading time without losing clarity.
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Comment Post #287475 My personal preference would be the second, with an icon for both buttons. Would you be interested in separate voting on each idea, by posting them in separate answers?
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Edit Post #287476 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question Drop down panels drift away from their buttons on zooming
Note: This is not related to the recent code release - I noticed this before that. The panels that appear when clicking on the Notifications or Communities buttons at the top right of the page are positioned correctly regardless of zoom level (they automatically appear in the right place for t...
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2 months ago
Edit Post #287474 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question Potentially misleading plus symbol with "follow new" link
I like the new "follow new" feature that allows being notified of any new comment threads on a post. However, I think that using a plus symbol (`+`) next to it could be confusing, as this is often associated with adding a new comment, rather than being notified of new comments. "follow new" link w...
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Edit Post #287471 Post edited:
Mention a minor related bug
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Edit Post #287473 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question Minor indentation misalignment in keyboard shortcuts help box
Very minor bug in case it's worth fixing at the same time as any other change to the keyboard shortcuts: The keyboard shortcuts help box has one space less of indentation for `t` than for all the other shortcuts:
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Edit Post #287471 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question Making explicit that there are no options with the t shortcut from the questions list page
On a specific question page, the `t` shortcut brings up a list of options for the question or one of its answers (depending on which is currently selected): Options after pressint t On the questions list page, the `t` shortcut selects the first question if one is not already selected, but does ...
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2 months ago
Comment Post #287470 Thanks for explaining - I was indeed just pressing `d` without first pressing `g`...
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Edit Post #287469 Post edited:
Add quote for context
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Edit Post #287469 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question Mentioned `d` shortcut not yet showing or working
Just to let you know: The new `d` keyboard shortcut mentioned in Recent feature changes to the Codidact software doesn't appear to be present yet. > Keyboard shortcut `d` opens the dashboard Pressing `d` has no affect, and it doesn't appear in the keyboard shortcuts list displayed by pressin...
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2 months ago
Edit Post #287468 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question Code block exceeds the screen height on mobile
I like the new taller code blocks when working in the desktop site, but they can be problematic on mobile. On mobile, even in portrait orientation (screen height is larger than screen width), a code block of 40 lines or more can exceed the screen height. This makes it possible to accidentally let ...
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Edit Post #287467 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question MathJax in profiles displays differently depending on community
Some communities have MathJax enabled, which allows including mathematical notation in posts. I wondered whether this would extend to the user profile, so I did a test. I edited my profile to include the following: ```text Testing MathJax in a profile: $1+1$ ``` The preview showed mathe...
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2 months ago
Comment Post #287458 > Ironically, the symbols are handled correctly in the preview of this very question I don't see this myself. For me, the preview of this question in the Codidact Meta questions list also shows incorrectly (displaying the HTML entities instead of & < >).
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2 months ago
Comment Post #287463 I guessed that "network preference" meant network-wide preference setting per user, but I had to go to my user page and look at the preferences tab to be sure. Would it be worth including a link to the [user preferences tab](https://meta.codidact.com/users/me/preferences) to remove any ambiguity?
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2 months ago
Edit Post #287466 Post edited:
Mention release
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Edit Post #287466 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question Notifications and Communities buttons not responding to icon clicks
Previously, clicking on the icon for Notifications or Communities at the top right of the page resulted in the appropriate drop down panel appearing. Today, the panel only opens if the square area around the icons is clicked. Clicking on the icons themselves does not open the panel (although it still...
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2 months ago
Edit Post #287465 Initial revision 2 months ago
Question Category new activity indicators reset after release
Thanks very much for the recent release of bug fixes and features. It's also highlighted another potential improvement: I notice that since the release the grey circles indicating that a Category has new activity appears for all communities for all Categories. Checking the dashboard is probably th...
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2 months ago
Comment Post #287424 I've just been looking through some posts on Writing for an example, and the only one I found was a fake footnote using `<sup>` for superscript. No examples of a markdown footnote. I'm sure I've seen one at some point but I can't think which community it was on. I can't say with certainty that it ...
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3 months ago
Comment Post #287424 I can't remember noticing footnotes either way in the past, so I don't know. The post where I noticed it was one I posted recently on Scientific Speculation. I'd be surprised if a regression/bug could affect only one site but mentioning just in case. I'll also link to [the specific post](https://scie...
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Edit Post #287424 Post edited:
Clarify note on functionality applies to both preview and saved post
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Edit Post #287424 Post edited:
Mention that only the appearance is buggy - functionality is fine
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Edit Post #287424 Post edited:
Rephrase final sentence
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Edit Post #287424 Initial revision 3 months ago
Question Double brackets in footnotes
While typing the initial draft of a post, or editing an existing post, footnotes appear in the preview in superscript in square brackets, like this: Footnote with single square brackets during editing However, after saving the post, the footnotes appear in superscript in double square brackets,...
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3 months ago
Edit Post #287402 Post edited:
Adjust wording as HTML does not always contain markdown
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Edit Post #287397 Post edited:
Typo, switch images to correct order, add image headings
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Suggested Edit Post #287397 Suggested edit:
Typo, switch images to correct order, add image headings
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Edit Post #287397 Post edited:
Add meaningful link text for accessibility and add blank line to fix broken image
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Edit Post #287402 Initial revision 3 months ago
Question Preview of edits so reviewers can see what has changed
When looking at a pending edit on the suggested edits page, only the markdown shows. There is no preview of how this will be rendered. This presents two problems: 1. Any subtle error introduced by the edit that prevents the post from rendering correctly will be difficult to spot, risking a faulty...
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Edit Post #287401 Initial revision 3 months ago
Answer A: Codidact Collab - should it be listed?
For people looking for a route from here to there For now, while Codidact Collab is not in the drop down list of sites, I've realised that Collab is included in the dashboard, which is available from the button at the top right of the page, between the help button and the notifications button, whi...
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Suggested Edit Post #287397 Suggested edit:
Add meaningful link text for accessibility and add blank line to fix broken image
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Comment Post #287390 If this were an answer I'd upvote it.
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Edit Post #287378 Post edited:
Mention footer
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Edit Post #287379 Initial revision 3 months ago
Answer A: Codidact Collab - should it be listed?
Personally, I am not currently looking to learn Ruby and contribute to QPixel, but I am interested in occasionally browsing Codidact Collab to see what's happening. I only discovered it through a link I happened to stumble upon, and was completely unaware of it before that. If it was included in t...
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Edit Post #287378 Initial revision 3 months ago
Question Codidact Collab - should it be listed?
The drop down menu at the top right of each Codidact page shows a list of all the sites in the network. The list is also shown in the page footer, and on codidact.com. There is also a site for people who work on the QPixel software that Codidact runs on, called Codidact Collab. However, this one i...
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3 months ago
Comment Post #287346 Ah I see. Good thinking.
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Edit Post #287346 Post edited:
Mention Codidact uses CommonMark
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Comment Post #287346 Thanks for the info. From looking through the CommonMark test cases, it doesn't seem that spoilers are supported, so nothing to add to the formatting help at this point.
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Edit Post #287346 Initial revision 3 months ago
Question Markdown spoiler sections - is there any need?
Standard markdown does not include spoiler sections (hidden until clicked on). Personally, on those rare occasions when I find need to temporarily hide something, I'm happy using `` HTML tags instead, which gives a sufficiently similar effect: ``` Spoiler! Click here to reveal Secret d...
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3 months ago
Comment Post #287322 Thank you both for the useful feedback. I've edited the post to include some examples.
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Edit Post #287322 Post edited:
Add examples of where this would be helpful
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Comment Post #287316 Sounds great. Thanks Monica.
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Comment Post #287316 I'm not sure what "done" would mean in contrast with "completed" though.
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Comment Post #287316 Being able to use the duplicate mechanism without the word duplicate sounds ideal.
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Comment Post #287316 (So "close as finalized" would not mean there is anything wrong with the draft, just that it has served its purpose and gone on to be posted as a finished challenge - the purpose of this close reason would just be to allow hiding them with a filter so only the drafts that still need feedback are show...
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3 months ago
Comment Post #287316 Looks good - and it makes sense to focus on per-post type first. One potential confusion from the penultimate paragraph: I had previously thought of closing as duplicate in the sandbox as a way of including a link from the sandbox draft to the finished post, but perhaps it would be useful to have ...
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Edit Post #287322 Initial revision 3 months ago
Question Adjustable size comment text area
The character limit for a comment is 1000, but the text area in which it is typed or edited is much smaller than this. Most comments are short, but some comments can have reason to be longer, and others can be taller despite being only a small number of characters (due to quote blocks, code blocks...
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3 months ago
Comment Post #287316 In a ideal world, we would wait until close reasons can be per post type (or even better, per category) before switching on the ability to close articles. However, in the real practical world, switching on the ability to close articles creates a pressure to implement per post type close reasons. W...
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3 months ago
Comment Post #287315 This sounds plausible. Before the edit that failed, that post had 14,072 characters (same in bytes) in the markdown, while the HTML had 15,313. So after my edit that duplicated the markdown to roughly double the length, the HTML would probably also be double the length, taking it over 30,000 characte...
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Comment Post #287304 I like that. I've just updated my other post and it still reads fine, and now I feel better about screen readers too - thank you.
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3 months ago
Edit Post #287303 Post edited:
Typo
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Comment Post #287304 I'd be equally happy with enlarging 1 or diminishing 2. At the moment, I've used 1 and 3 in one of my other posts in order to avoid 2 altogether, which is subverting the semantic intention and makes me feel bad about accessibility.
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3 months ago
Comment Post #287304 Thanks for pointing this out. I've actually just edited my post before seeing your answer, as I realised after posting that there is a difference (it's easier to see in the example as both headings start with "Heading" so the fact that the words are not the same length stands out). Having edited t...
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Edit Post #287303 Post edited:
Fix my mistaken belief that h1 and h2 are identical sizes when saved
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Edit Post #287303 Initial revision 3 months ago
Question Main and subheadings are almost the same size, but not in the edit preview
When editing a post, headings with a single hash `#` show as significantly bigger than headings with a double hash `##`. However, after saving, these two headings are much closer in size (to the point that my initial draft of this post mistakenly claimed that they are the same size). For example: ...
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3 months ago
Edit Post #287292 Post edited:
Mention orange character count was not present until I added a character
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Edit Post #287292 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question False positive for 30,000 character limit
I tried to edit a post, but I received the following message saying it is over 30,000 characters. I double checked in a text editor that the number of characters is 27,835 (as shown in the Codidact edit text box - see the orange writing at the bottom right of the image below), and also confirmed that...
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4 months ago
Comment Post #287284 I was thinking that there could be a step before passing the post through the markdown renderer, where 2 newlines are added after every `</summary>` closing tag, but having thought about it for a while I guess that would mean also having to add a way to exclude tags that appear inside a code block, a...
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4 months ago
Comment Post #287284 The last example in the question shows bold and italics are affected too, so maybe it is all markdown, rather than just block level.
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Edit Post #287279 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Details tag requires an internal blank line to render markdown
When using a `` tag to add an expandable section to a post, markdown will mostly still work inside the expandable section, but some of it will not work on the first line. Markdown treats multiple lines as a single line for rendering unless separated by a blank line or a trailing pair of spaces. This ...
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4 months ago
Comment Post #287250 The priority order settled on is never going to please everyone (we all have different things that are important to us) but as it's open source anyone is free to work on something that is not at the top of the priority list. I don't know the Ruby programming language so I haven't been able to work on...
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4 months ago
Comment Post #287250 I haven't seen an objection to making changes. Comments from Codidact staff on my posts have been positive and seem interested in finding out what is wanted. They are volunteering and don't have full time hours available. It seems like they are making changes as they find the time, rather than being ...
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4 months ago
Comment Post #287250 I have recently raised a large number of bugs and feature requests on Meta and I like the fact that the community can vote to show which ones are more important to them, to help prioritise work. As the work will be done by a small team of unpaid volunteers I didn't expect to see any changes in the sh...
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4 months ago
Comment Post #287250 > We live in a world where there are many types of users, there are almost as many use cases I definitely agree with this. I'm in favour of customisation. I'd like to see the option to change the default sort order per user per site, so I can set it to my preferred sort by Score on sites that are ...
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4 months ago
Comment Post #287250 > Relatively trivial UI features are ignored in an effort to force conformity The downvotes on this answer appear to be an objection to making the sort by Age the default. That's from other Meta users. The question itself has net positive votes, which suggests Meta users would like to see the opti...
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4 months ago
Comment Post #287250 > The order that answers (and comments) are displayed should be chronological Although I disagree for answers, I do agree that comments should be displayed in the order they were posted (as they currently are). Comments are much more likely to form a dialogue with each referring to the previous, w...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287252 Initial revision 4 months ago
Answer A: Option to sort answers by Age
I posted this feature request because I'd like to see the option to sort by Age, for those occasions where I'd find it useful or interesting. I definitely do not want to change the default sorting order. I like the current default of sorting by Score. I would still use Score and Active most freque...
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4 months ago
Comment Post #287250 I agree that the default sorting order should remain by score, not chronological order. I posted this feature request because I'd like the option to be able to sort by age *on occasion* - not as a default.
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4 months ago
Comment Post #287248 For me, I'd use it most often on Code Golf Codidact, where answers are competing solutions to coding contests. I sometimes like to see the answers in the order they arrived to see how new strategies emerged and then went on to be reused or adapted in later answers. Similarly on Meta where the answ...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287248 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Option to sort answers by Age
Currently answers can be sorted by Score or Activity: Buttons to sort answers by Score or Active I'd like to be able to also sort them by Age. Would this be useful to anyone else?
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287246 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Total number of search results
At the top of the posts page, the total number of posts shows. At the top of the search results page, there is not a total number of results. I would find the total number useful on the search results page. It would help me decide whether my search terms were sufficiently specific before deciding ...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287245 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Title text (tooltip/hovertext) shows on unrelated parts of the page
At the top of the posts list, the total number of posts is shown on the left. Hovering the mouse pointer over this number shows the title text. This is currently set to be the same number as is already showing, so perhaps it would be more useful to set it to some additional information instead. Th...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287233 Initial revision 4 months ago
Answer A: "Random from user" ad template, for "selfish sharers" like me
More suitable for sites with Challenges than Questions For me personally, I'd most like a "Random from user from Category", so I could have an ad that shows a randomly chosen one of my posts from the Challenges category on Code Golf Codidact. Since Challenges are still open to new answers regardles...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287215 Post edited:
Make closing sentence more specific
4 months ago
Edit Post #287215 Post edited:
Augment title
4 months ago
Edit Post #287215 Post edited:
Extra explanation of assumption
4 months ago
Edit Post #287215 Post edited:
Mention specific site is assumed
4 months ago
Edit Post #287215 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question "Random from user" ad template, for "selfish sharers" like me
I like the "Random from Category" and "Specific post" ad templates. I've recently been a "selfish sharer" and used the "Specific post" template to share one of my own questions. This made me wonder if there are any other "selfish sharers" out there who might like to be able to share their own ques...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287213 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Markdown version of ad templates for sites that don't support HTML
I recently changed my username on a site where I used to post coding challenges years ago, to make it clearer that I no longer post there (as I still occasionally receive comments that I may not see for a long time). While I was making a change, I thought I'd try adding one of the Codidact ad temp...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287198 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Summary per day in the Vote Summary profile page
When viewing a user's Vote Summary, days that are not expanded give no indication of how many votes occurred each day: Vote Summary page with all days collapsed except one Would it be useful to have a plus and minus total in the date bar that still shows when the day is collapsed? The right han...
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4 months ago
Comment Post #287190 It's possible to disable the previous searches list with `autocomplete="off"` on the input tag, but I know that's not ideal as previous searches is useful functionality and the post_type filter is a relatively rare use case. The z-index is already dialled up to 9999 so that doesn't help. One po...
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4 months ago
Comment Post #287189 Most significant first makes sense to me too.
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4 months ago
Comment Post #287189 That looks much better - thanks. I've edited to use that link instead.
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287189 Post edited:
Add Moshi's suggested better link for Total posts
4 months ago
Edit Post #287190 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Occluded post_types filter list in search
When searching using the "posttype" filter, a list of available post types automatically appears. If the user has previously entered search terms that overlap with what has been typed so far, these are also automatically displayed. When both these automatic lists appear at the same time, the previous...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287189 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Suggestions for the user profile right pane
I have a few suggestions of how the pane on the right hand side of the user Profile page might be improved. I'd like your thoughts on which changes would be useful. Wording changes The 2 images below show: - Left: the current appearance of the pane - Right: the pane with some suggested wordin...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287147 Post edited:
Mention workaround not available for comment threads
4 months ago
Edit Post #287147 Post edited:
Say "websites" rather than "sites" to avoid confusion with Codidact sites
4 months ago
Edit Post #287147 Post edited:
Mention history workaround
4 months ago
Edit Post #287147 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Exact date and time of posting on touchscreen devices
In the list of posts, or at the bottom of a post, there is an indication of how long ago it was posted. In a desktop environment with a mouse, hovering over this duration gives an exact date and time of posting. Is there a way we could present this exact date and time in a mobile environment where...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287145 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question MathJax rerenders on movement instead of on change
I've noticed something when using MathJax during preparing/editing a post. Each time a change is made to the raw text, the preview rerenders accordingly. This is the behaviour I expect, which ensures the preview is always up to date. However, it also rerenders each time I move the text cursor, even i...
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4 months ago
Comment Post #287129 It's great to see the pace at which things are improving - makes me feel it's worthwhile raising little bugs that I spot.
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287130 Post edited:
Replace horizontal line with a meaningful heading
4 months ago
Edit Post #287130 Post edited:
Add hyphen to remove ambiguity
4 months ago
Edit Post #287130 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Is there a reason for preventing user profile content being less than 30 characters?
When editing my user profile the interface prevents me from entering fewer than 30 characters. I can understand imposing a minimum length on question titles and post content, but I don't see a reason that a profile page needs to be a certain length. Is there a reason I'm missing or was this just a de...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287128 Post edited:
Make title more succinct
4 months ago
Edit Post #287129 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Communities drop down disabled when editing profile
On most pages of Codidact there is a little drop down arrow at the very top right of the page, which usually displays a list of Codidact communities when clicked. However, when on the "Edit" tab of the user profile page, the drop down arrow is present in the usual place but does nothing when clicked....
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287128 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Once filled out, the user profile cannot be reverted to empty
For a long time I had no content in my user profile, then today I added something to see how it would look. I then changed my mind and decided to go back to having nothing. However, there is a minimum number of characters on the "Profile" field of the "Edit" tab, preventing me from going back to leav...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287127 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Avoid jumping to top of question after sorting answers
At the top of the answers section of a question there are buttons to sort by "Score" or "Active": "Score" and "Active" buttons above answers section Clicking on one of these sorts the answers by that criterion, but also moves the view back to the top of the question. Would it be helpful for ...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287102 Post edited:
Typo
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Suggested Edit Post #287102 Suggested edit:
Typo
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helpful 4 months ago
Edit Post #287121 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Hot Posts curiosity
I'm curious about the list of "Hot Posts" shown in the right hand panel of Codidact pages. So here are some completely unimportant questions that I'm intrigued to know more about: - How is the list of Hot Posts produced? - Is there a scoring mechanism to determine how hot a post is? - Are the di...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287109 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Tag suggestions for Favorite tags
Preferences page showing Favorite tags typed in by hand When adding a tag to a post, beginning to type leads to all matching tags being displayed, avoiding the need to type out tag names by hand. Would it be useful to include this feature in the Preferences page for the Favorite tags field? Cur...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287101 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Vote summary refers to "you" even for another's profile
Votes summary page of my profile In the votes summary page of my profile it says: > A daily summary of votes you have received for your posts. This is an accurate description of my vote summary page. However, if I look at someone else's vote summary page, it still says "votes you have rece...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287061 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Quick copy button for code blocks
Code blocks have a maximum height, after which any extra content scrolls vertically. This can make it tricky to copy the code for testing or adjusting when answering a question, or assessing an answer. Sometimes while trying the highlight the code in the code block ready for copying, other text on th...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #287058 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Support lists (bullets and numbers) in comment markdown
I understand that comments are intended for brief queries about the post content, but in the Meta sites I sometimes find it useful to be able to quote part of a post in a comment. Block quotes already work in comment threads, so I can enter the following: ```text > Excerpt from an answer Query...
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4 months ago
Comment Post #276589 The last paragraph of this bug seems to relate to a bug I raised recently [Tag duplication in post edit mode](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/287037)
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5 months ago
Comment Post #287037 Not sure if there's sufficient overlap to call this a duplicate bug, but definitely seemed worth linking to the previous bug [Tags shown on a question can differ from tags shown when editing that question](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/276589)
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5 months ago
Edit Post #287046 Initial revision 5 months ago
Question Special view for deleted answers to avoid confusion
![Notifications panel] Opening a new response (new answer) from the Notifications panel opens it in a special view where that answer is shown at the top of the answer list. This makes it very clear which answer was being linked to - I love this feature. ![Special view showing linked answer at t...
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5 months ago
Edit Post #287037 Post edited:
Add tags
5 months ago
Edit Post #287037 Initial revision 5 months ago
Question Tag duplication in post edit mode
Tags input box showing "bug" tag twice Accidentally clicking on the blue "bug" tag above the tags box in post edit mode adds the tag "bug" even if it is already present, resulting in it being present twice. Deleting it with the little "x" makes it appear to vanish, but it comes back when another t...
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5 months ago
Edit Post #287036 Post edited:
Restore correct tags
5 months ago
Edit Post #287036 Post edited:
Testing replacing all tags
5 months ago
Edit Post #287036 Post edited:
Test 5 copies of tag
5 months ago
Edit Post #287036 Post edited:
Revert to correct tags
5 months ago
Edit Post #287036 Post edited:
Test with duplicate tag deleted
5 months ago
Edit Post #287036 Post edited:
Test edit to determine tag limit when one tag is duplicated
5 months ago
Edit Post #287036 Initial revision 5 months ago
Question Typo in error - Tags can't have more than 5 tags
Error saying Tags can't have more than 5 tags I'm guessing the first "Tags" is a typo and should instead say "Posts" or perhaps the name of the specific post type?
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5 months ago
Comment Post #279392 There seems to be a more general problem so I have raised [Search does not search the title of posts](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/287032) as this does not seem to be a problem with only exact search, but with any search.
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5 months ago
Edit Post #287032 Initial revision 5 months ago
Question Search does not search the title of posts
The search only appears to look in the body of a post, not in its title. For example, searching Codidact Meta for "determine" finds posts that have "determine" in the body, but does not include the post [What is an easy way to determine my Trust Level] which contains "determine" only in the title ...
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5 months ago
Edit Post #287031 Initial revision 5 months ago
Question I can't search for -finalized
(This is not just an issue on the specific site mentioned - it seems to affect any Codidact site.) If I search Code Golf Codidact for "finalized" there are results, showing that the word "finalized" is one of the words the search recognizes. ![Search results for finalized] However, if I ...
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5 months ago
Edit Post #287030 Initial revision 5 months ago
Question Move keyboard focus into the search term box when search is clicked
GitHub issue: Automatically focus search bar after clicking search (search-slide) When I click the dark grey search button at the top of a Codidact page a new panel opens containing a search term box and a blue search button. If I start typing, nothing happens because the search term box does ...
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5 months ago
Edit Post #287021 Post edited:
Typo in title
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Suggested Edit Post #287021 Suggested edit:
Typo in title
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helpful 5 months ago
Comment Post #287011 Thanks for raising an issue Monica. I did try manually changing the url to include `sort=activity` and it didn't change the order of the list like it does for `sort=age`, so I guess that means there is at least some backend change required. Great to know it's on the horizon though.
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5 months ago
Comment Post #287020 @#8049 That seems so logical now that you mention the other elements. I've been doing that for menus but it didn't occur to me that dialogue boxes would work the same way. Thanks for explaining!
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5 months ago
Edit Post #287020 Initial revision 5 months ago
Question No escape from reactions dialogue box
I clicked on "react" on an answer on Codidact Meta and found that the only available reaction is "Outdated", which I don't want to use. There doesn't appear to be any way to close the dialogue box without adding a reaction, other than refreshing the page. There is no obvious close button and clicking...
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5 months ago
Comment Post #287018 Thanks @#56941 I've made a pull request to `master` as it hasn't been changed to `main` yet, and added a comment there to ask them if they want me to target a different branch instead.
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5 months ago
Comment Post #287018 Thanks for the quick response! I've now created an issue and tried to create a pull request for my fork but the contributing guidelines say to target the develop branch, and there doesn't appear to be one for the landing-page repo. Is there another branch I should target?
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5 months ago
Edit Post #286874 Post edited:
Typos
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helpful 5 months ago
Edit Post #287017 Initial revision 5 months ago
Question Process for fixing a typo on codidact.org
Is there a preferred process for making minor fixes such as typos on codidact.org? I've made a [commit to a fork] but I didn't want to raise a GitHub issue and make a pull request without checking the process first, as it's such a tiny change. - Should it be included in another issue which addr...
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5 months ago
Edit Post #287013 Initial revision 5 months ago
Question Ability to search for user:me
Currently, we can search for posts by a particular user by including `user:uniqueusernumber`, where the unique user number can be found from the user's profile URL. Would you find it useful to be able to write something like `user:me` to search your own posts? I can easily look up my own unique...
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5 months ago
Edit Post #287011 Initial revision 5 months ago
Question Ability to sort search results by activity
Currently, search results can be sorted by posted date (shown as "Age" in the sorting buttons) but not by edited date / most recent activity: ![search results sorting buttons] Would you find it useful to have this sorting option for search results (like the "Activity" sorting button in the Q&A ...
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5 months ago
Comment Post #285370 **"filters can be defined, named, and reused"** I like this idea of being able to save filters, so you only have to write each one once. I also like this idea of being able to modify existing filters so that you don't have to write each one from scratch. Both of these abilities could be even more ...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #281410 Thanks FoggyFinder - that issue helped me narrow down the problem. Even though it appears that only one post category is displayed, in fact both Q&A and Challenges posts are displayed in the same list (just mislabelled as being all Q&A in the Q&A list, or all Challenges in the Challenges list). So th...
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almost 2 years ago
Edit Post #281410 Post edited:
Minor clarification
almost 2 years ago
Edit Post #281410 Post edited:
Add in example showing that the same results show for both Q&A and Challenges
almost 2 years ago
Edit Post #281410 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Question Mismatch between tags list and number of posts for a given tag
Sometimes the number of posts indicated in the tags list does not match the number of posts displayed for that tag. This appears to be due to the inclusion of deleted posts in the displayed number. Would it be more helpful to exclude deleted posts so that the numbers match (long term - putting aside ...
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #281407 There's no urgency from my perspective. Just knowing there will be an API at some point in future is great news.
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almost 2 years ago
Edit Post #281409 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Question Meaningful hovertext for voting area
I notice that a number is displayed as the hovertext / tooltip when hovering over the voting buttons and current score of a post. Would it be helpful for the hovertext to include a brief description (maybe a word or two) of what this number indicates? Voting buttons with hover text saying "0.5" ...
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almost 2 years ago
Edit Post #281408 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Question Save title and tags in draft
I was delighted to find that a post I started writing on my phone automatically had a draft saved so I could continue writing it on my computer when I got home. However, I noticed that only the body was saved, and not the title or tags. Is this deliberate, or would it be helpful for those fields to b...
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almost 2 years ago
Edit Post #281407 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Question Do we have a public API yet?
I've looked around for information on an existing or planned public API for Codidact but I haven't yet found one. I'm not sure if this means it was decided not to include it in the MVP or if it exists but is not easy to find (for me, at least). The only reference to a public API that I could find ...
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #280055 Was about to comment that maybe the Outdoors community would benefit from a separate category for photo contests rather than everything have to be Q&A, and then checked and saw that this is already done. Great to see individual communities not having to constrain everything to the Q&A format.
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almost 2 years ago