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Comment Post #290680 When there are no answers yet, I wonder if preventing a user from closing their own question might lead to them deleting their own question as an alternative way of keeping a draft. Would this be worse than closing? It still causes unwanted updates of the question list, but causes additional frustrat...
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3 months ago
Comment Post #290676 I agree that option 2 is the solution that makes sense long term. Option 1 would be nice to have in the meantime but only seems worth working on if there is an obstacle to working on option 2.
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3 months ago
Comment Post #290662 Until it becomes possible for thread authors to edit their own thread titles, they can request that a moderator edit the title by flagging one of the comments. This can be useful if there is a typo in the thread title, or if it has become misleading.
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3 months ago
Comment Post #289708 This fixes the problem. Just adding this comment in case it isn't clear why the question was marked as "status-completed".
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3 months ago
Comment Post #290648 When dealing with someone well meaning but harsh, it's often better to avoid subtle hints. You're both providing your time free of charge to support the community.
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3 months ago
Comment Post #290648 It's possible the strength of feeling on both sides of this discussion may be lessened when it becomes possible to [edit thread titles](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/282459).
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3 months ago
Comment Post #277240 It is now possible to flag individual comments. I've added [an answer](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/277238/287640#answer-287640) describing how.
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3 months ago
Comment Post #277239 It is now possible to flag individual comments. I've added [an answer](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/277238/287640#answer-287640) describing how.
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3 months ago
Comment Post #290647 I'm asking this question as a reminder to write an answer at some point, as somewhere to link to when people use "General comments" for new thread titles. Anyone should feel free to write an answer in the meantime. I'll write mine when I get around to it if no one else has.
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3 months ago
Edit Post #290647 Initial revision 3 months ago
Question Why do we have "General comments" threads?
Comments below posts are grouped into threads, each of which can have a meaningful name so several different conversations can happen in parallel with less risk of confusion. However, sometimes the thread title is simply "General comments" which does not help the reader understand what the thread ...
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3 months ago
Edit Post #290641 Initial revision 3 months ago
Answer A: Can you post a question just to answer it yourself?
From [How to ask a great question] in the help section: > If you put your question title into a search engine, can you find the answer to your question in the first three results? If so, perhaps consider [alternative ways of sharing that information] here on Codidact, or writing a self-answered qu...
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3 months ago
Comment Post #288931 Yes I like the idea of using `trim` before testing to avoid whitespace only comments.
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4 months ago
Comment Post #288931 I can't imagine a punctuation only comment outside of code golf, but it does seem easier to avoid the special case by not preventing punctuation only comments anywhere.
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4 months ago
Edit Post #290429 Post edited:
Typo in title
4 months ago
Comment Post #290429 In case it's relevant to this discussion, there was previously [Should we start displaying the score of a post instead of the raw votes?](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/276749)
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4 months ago
Comment Post #290429 The score is shown when you hover over the vote counts. This was [implemented recently](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/287763) so it's only been available for the last week or so. I think this is an improvement over no score at all, but it may not be obvious that it's available, and it doesn't he...
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4 months ago
Comment Post #290388 Oh I hadn't thought of it that way. Interesting. Maybe support is safest...
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5 months ago
Comment Post #290388 I also see no problem with using support@codidact.org as the accessibility contact, but if a dedicated email address is required, I would much prefer accessibility@codidact.org rather than access@codidact.org - removing the ambiguity seems worth the extra 7 characters.
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5 months ago
Comment Post #290312 I like this idea of still being able to see the individual upvote count and downvote count in the tooltip, so the information is not immediately presented but still available. We'd need to make sure any such tooltip is still available on mobile (currently the Wilson score is only available on desk...
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5 months ago
Comment Post #290312 I would prefer client side pies as this will be less data to transfer than sending prerendered pies from the server. Even with 1% score resolution most pies won't be cached locally until the user has seen a lot of pies. It is not necessary to use JavaScript for client side rendering of pies. This ...
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5 months ago
Comment Post #290312 Although this presentation is very different from showing upvotes against downvotes, there is an analogous presentation already in wide usage on shopping websites. Review scores are often displayed primarily as a score (such as 4 stars out of 5) with the number of reviews displayed as supplementar...
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5 months ago
Comment Post #290312 This is not a strong preference, just my first thought: I'd probably make the pies behave like an analogue clock, with zero being up and counting clockwise around to 100% being a full circle. This choice is easy to change later though. I like the idea of pies as an analogue (but easily graspabl...
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5 months ago
Comment Post #290260 My personal preference is to have all edits visible, but even if early edits are hidden, I would want them to still be visible to administrators, and ideally to moderators, so that abuse of this feature is easy to verify. This would still not make it easy to detect, only easy to verify reported ca...
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5 months ago
Comment Post #290086 That's the trouble with things that have so many names: "tooltip" / "hovertext" / "title text" - it's difficult to know what to search for. I knew where it was because I just happened to have received a comment on it today. Thanks for closing!
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6 months ago
Comment Post #290086 After review it will need to wait for the release of the next version, but it means you might see the new tooltip sooner than you might have expected.
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6 months ago
Comment Post #290086 What an excellent suggestion. You'll be pleased to hear that it was [already raised about 9 months ago](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/287763) and the comments there suggest a fix is already implemented, just waiting for code review. I'm aiming to review it tomorrow if no one else picks it up before...
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6 months ago
Comment Post #289986 It was already closed as a duplicate before I posted my comment. I was just pointing out that the duplicate target only covers half of this post - the other half would be worth adding as an answer to the network profile discussion.
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6 months ago
Comment Post #289986 This post conflates two distinct potential features: 1. The ability to see when a user last logged in (already raised previously - see the duplicate target). 1. The ability to see the activity data that is already available per community, but combined into a single common location (this could be pa...
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6 months ago
Edit Post #289972 Post edited:
Add missing word
7 months ago
Edit Post #289970 Initial revision 7 months ago
Question Markdown table alignment only renders correctly in preview
Codidact posts support Markdown tables. For example, the following raw text: ```text Column 1 | Column 2 | -------- Data A | Data B Data C | Data D ``` renders as: Column 1 | Column 2 | -------- Data A | Data B Data C | Data D This works both in the edit preview and i...
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7 months ago
Comment Post #288646 Sounds like a good plan.
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7 months ago
Comment Post #288646 I haven't found a way to reproduce this, or spotted anything in common between the different edits in which it happens. I haven't seen it for probably a few months, but it was rare so I don't know if that means it's fixed or not.
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7 months ago
Edit Post #288647 Post edited:
Add detail about difference between Firefox and Chrome
7 months ago
Comment Post #288647 (That post suggests that Firefox guesses the correct file extension - it seems that in this case Firefox mobile is guessing an incorrect file extension.)
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7 months ago
Comment Post #288647 From reading that post I have established that the `.bin` automatically added to older image links is only being added by Firefox mobile. Chrome mobile does not add an extension. Note that Chrome mobile still fails to open the file - the only difference is that it does not add a file extension before...
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7 months ago
Edit Post #289745 Post edited:
Another typo
7 months ago
Comment Post #288337 Fixed for me too - thanks for checking. I'm guessing this might have been fixed at the same time as allowing the profile to be reverted to empty and not need a minimum number of characters. Either way, this looks status-completed to me.
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7 months ago
Edit Post #289786 Post edited:
Add bug tag plus tidying
7 months ago
Edit Post #289766 Initial revision 7 months ago
Answer A: Add an entry for the "Participate" ability to the help center
While that page is being edited, there's a typo that could be fixed at the same time: > There are 6 Abilities you can earn on this site (not neccessarily in this order): Note that this is correctly spelled "necessarily" on every community except Meta and Electrical Engineering (maybe the typo w...
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7 months ago
Comment Post #289721 You may occasionally see a thread that has had all of its comments deleted. However, this is just leftover from before automatic hiding of such threads was introduced. If you see such an empty thread, you can trigger its removal by adding a comment and immediately deleting the comment. The thread wil...
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7 months ago
Edit Post #289724 Post edited:
Typo
7 months ago
Comment Post #289697 If we did decide to discard changes if the field is still in focus then there are events in JavaScript for leaving a page so it should be possible. I don't have a strong preference on whether we change the behaviour or the wording, as long as they are consistent and unambiguous.
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7 months ago
Comment Post #289697 Yes I agree that technically the field lost focus, but it could be clearer to the user (especially for nontechnical users).
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7 months ago
Edit Post #289697 Post edited:
Ask which solution is appropriate
7 months ago
Edit Post #289697 Initial revision 7 months ago
Question User preferences behaviour inconsistent with advice
A preferences problem highlighted in an answer on Software Development Meta appears to have been somewhat fixed, but leaving an inconsistency with the guidance on the preferences page. At the top of the user preferences page there is a note that says: > Changes are automatically saved once you ...
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7 months ago