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Activity for trichoplax‭

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Comment Post #288976 If skimming through the post didn't look immediately awful, I'm wondering if you are viewing on mobile, where I've just been informed the problem does not exist. On desktop the expandable details section has a summary which is a code block stretching out and partly obscuring the right hand side panel...
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10 months ago
Edit Post #288974 Post edited:
Highlight which rendered results are broken in the editor preview
10 months ago
Edit Post #288974 Post edited:
Typo
10 months ago
Edit Post #288974 Post edited:
Mention this may not be noticed until next time
10 months ago
Edit Post #288974 Initial revision 10 months ago
Question Some code blocks extend into the right hand panel on desktop
If a code block contains a line too long to fit in the available horizontal space, the excess to the right is hidden, with a scroll bar to allow seeing the rest (this is a good thing): Raw text: ````text ```text This is an exceptionally long line for the purpose of demonstrating what happens wh...
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10 months ago
Edit Post #288715 Post edited:
Link to related post
10 months ago
Edit Post #287892 Post edited:
Link to related post
10 months ago
Comment Post #287245 I should have reread my 9 month old post before responding to your comment. I've now spotted my earlier misunderstanding and edited to reflect your comment. I raised the GitHub issue earlier today, with my current understanding, and forgot that my understanding 9 months ago when I wrote this post ...
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10 months ago
Edit Post #287245 Post edited:
Explain that the number is useful
10 months ago
Comment Post #287245 Thanks for the explanation. I appreciate the difference. The bug is not that there is title text, but that the title text is applied to the container instead of the element. It just needs to be made more specific. Hovering over "1.1k" and seeing "1063" makes perfect sense. Hovering near the sor...
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10 months ago
Edit Post #287837 Post edited:
Add note that duplicate flags now require details
11 months ago
Comment Post #287837 For me, a duplicate flag with empty Details section is submitted successfully (and shows up to a moderator) in my local development environment, but is rejected with a red message "Details are required for this flag type - please enter at least 15 characters" on the dev server. Both are using the lat...
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11 months ago
Edit Post #287245 Post edited:
Link to GitHub issue
11 months ago
Edit Post #288931 Initial revision 11 months ago
Answer A: Get rid of minimum character requirements
Prevent zero only - I'm comfortable with preventing users from posting zero character comments and posts. - I agree there are times when insisting on 15 characters is unhelpful. - For comments, I see no reason to make the minimum higher than 1. - For posts, I'd expect them to be longer but 15 is ...
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11 months ago
Comment Post #288896 Thanks for explaining. With priviliges and abilities being two separate things, it might be worth making the separation more definite. The screenshot in this answer exclusively uses "privileges" in the Roles section, and "abilities" in the Recalc Abilities section, but the screenshots in the question...
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11 months ago
Edit Post #288886 Initial revision 11 months ago
Question Cannot view with no filter when a category has a default filter
This is the filter section above a post list: Filter section showing the default filter for the category In a category where I have set a default filter, I can temporarily view the post list using a different filter by selecting it from the "Predefined Filters" drop down box, and then clicking ...
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11 months ago
Comment Post #287765 At some point I got a persistent zero (persisting until I manually refreshed the page) but haven't seen it since
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11 months ago
Comment Post #287765 Somewhere in trying to work out the steps to reproduce this I also ended up with a blue notification circle with a zero in it, but I haven't been able to make that happen again.
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11 months ago
Comment Post #287765 I am. Steps to reproduce: 1. Open this page in 2 tabs. 2. Mark your top notification as unread. 3. Close the notification panel and see the blue notification circle. 3. Switch to the other tab and click on the unread notification. 4. Switch back to the first tab and see the blue notification cir...
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11 months ago
Comment Post #288858 I like this approach. I also enjoy overthinking, so I'm not best placed to judge whether it's more than we need, so I'm interested to see what others think. Since we already have at least 1 other instance, and possibly more we don't know about, committing to not breaking existing behaviour without...
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11 months ago
Comment Post #288828 The [answer explaining why we shouldn't do this](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/288828/288834#answer-288834) has plenty of upvotes (including mine) so I'm pretty sure we're safe from this happening. I have been thoroughly convinced that my suggestion is a bad idea...
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11 months ago
Comment Post #288834 The post you link to discusses questions, rather than answers, which makes me realize what I was overlooking: An answerer will generally put `--` inside a code block or inline code, so it won't get converted, but someone asking a question is less likely to know to do this, so we can't rely on it. ...
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11 months ago
Comment Post #288826 That's one difference with Codidact - there is no voting on comments. There is only voting on posts (questions/answers/articles). The [reputation per vote is adjustable though](https://software.codidact.com/posts/288728).
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11 months ago
Edit Post #288828 Post edited:
Clarification
11 months ago
Edit Post #288828 Initial revision 11 months ago
Question Should we render double hyphen as an em dash?
Some places render "--" (double hyphen) as "&mdash;" (em dash). Currently Codidact does not -- so these are left as double hyphens in both the edit preview and a rendered post (like that). Would it be useful for Codidact to automatically render double hyphen as an em dash? Are there settings in...
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11 months ago
Edit Post #288825 Post edited:
Replace "--" with "&mdash;" as the markdown renderer doesn't do this for us
11 months ago
Edit Post #288825 Post edited:
Typo
11 months ago
Comment Post #288826 We have a [community called Collab for people working on the software behind Codidact](https://collab.codidact.org/categories/56). It's not the test community you're asking about, but it can help with setting up a local development instance of the software which would allow you to try out whatever yo...
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11 months ago
Comment Post #288826 To post the previous comment, which contains triple backticks inside a code block, you can use quadruple backticks to wrap it as shown below (which uses quintuple backticks to allow showing the quadruple backticks): `````text ````text Example triple backticks inside a code block: ```text some ...
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11 months ago
Comment Post #288826 You can see how someone achieved a given format in a post by pressing "Suggest Edit" to see the raw markdown, but since you can't edit other people's comments, here's the raw markdown for the previous comment's formatting: ````text You can also use `inline code`, [links](https://meta.codidact.com...
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11 months ago
Comment Post #288826 You can also use `inline code`, [links](https://meta.codidact.com/help/formatting "Post formatting help"), **bold**, *italics*, ```text code blocks for multiple lines ``` > quote blocks > for, uh, quotes - bullet - points 1. numbered 1. lists > quote blocks containing > - bulle...
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11 months ago
Comment Post #288816 Just to highlight this in case any downvoters see this as a reason to retract a downvote. I can't know the reason for downvotes, but the animation seemed like the worst thing about the linked question so I thought I'd mention it here where objectors might see it.
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11 months ago
Edit Post #288817 Post edited:
Typo
11 months ago
Edit Post #288816 Post edited:
Add some tags
11 months ago
Edit Post #288818 Initial revision 11 months ago
Answer A: Let's not allow animated avatars.
Switch off animation until a decision is made I've posted an answer listing possible options which can be discussed over time, but I recommend that in the meantime animation is suppressed completely. Switching animation off everywhere for everyone is much quicker and easier than implementing a ...
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11 months ago
Comment Post #288816 I agree we need to do something, but I would recommend a solution built into the site rather than a rule that takes up moderator time to enforce. Whether the decision is to ban animation altogether, or to allow users to opt in or out of seeing them, the site should enforce this so users do not have t...
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11 months ago
Edit Post #288817 Initial revision 11 months ago
Answer A: Let's not allow animated avatars.
I was in the middle of drafting a very similar Meta question when I noticed this one had just been posted. I will instead post my thoughts here as an answer, to prompt further discussion. I see the current situation (everyone sees animated avatars whether they like it or not) as a problem, but there ...
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11 months ago
Edit Post #277974 Post edited:
Remove redundant "Feature request: " from title to reduce clutter on question page
11 months ago
Edit Post #287130 Post edited:
Link to original GitHub issue
11 months ago
Edit Post #287130 Post edited:
Link to recent GitHub issue for the same problem
11 months ago
Edit Post #288799 Initial revision 11 months ago
Answer A: UI question: how should the "post" button behave in restricted categories?
With many different Codidact communities and more being proposed, along with other organisations that have their own instances of the QPixel software, it seems unlikely that any single one of these suggestions will be consistently the best approach. Each occasion may have a different approach that wo...
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11 months ago
Comment Post #288797 I wonder if "Not here (use new site)" might be better, so that mobile users see "Not here (use new" which gives more of a hint that there's something new to look out for.
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11 months ago
Edit Post #288795 Post edited:
Link to general question
11 months ago