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Posts by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Problems i have encountered/seen in the last week

I am a new user to Codidact that just migrated from StackOverflow and there are some things I would like to get across. Welcome to Codidact! Thank you for sharing your suggestions for improvem...

posted 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A 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 ter...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A 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 exi...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Indication that I have flagged a post

When I flag a post for moderator attention, an acknowledgement message appears, but if I revisit the post later there is no indication that I have flagged it. I would find it useful to have an indi...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A 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 ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A 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 ti...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Are downvotes needed?

There is a difference between a flag ("this requires action that only a moderator can take") and a downvote, which expresses an opinion about the post that the community can decide how to respond t...

posted 9mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Users with multiple Codidact accounts

Are there any rules about a user having multiple Codidact accounts (sometimes known as sockpuppet accounts)? What should a user do if they suspect another user has multiple accounts?

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by r~~‭

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Q&A How should a Codidact public API work?

I'm planning to add a public API to Codidact so people can make applications that read Codidact data automatically. Features and purposes I have my own purposes in mind for this[1], but there are...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 12d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A 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 ans...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A UX changes: dark theme, distinct borders and shortcuts

Horrible hacky dark mode Until there's a real dark mode, here are some quick CSS hacks that you can try out in the developer window of your browser, and add to a userscript or user stylesheet if y...

posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&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 con...

posted 29d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A How to send message to mod other than by flag?

Awkward workaround is acceptable until this feature is implemented You are correct, there is not yet a better way to contact a moderator than the awkward workaround you mentioned (flagging an unre...

posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&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 se...

posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A 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 ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A 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: Any subtle error introduced by...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A 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 peo...

4 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 3d ago by meta guy‭

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Q&A Is there a reason for preventing user profile content being less than 30 characters?

Original GitHub issue: Can't revert to a blank profile GitHub issue raise more recently suggesting greater demand: "Edit Profile" bio must have a minimum of 30 characters When editin...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Taeir‭

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Q&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 complete...

posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Tag search breaks if a space is added

In the Q&A category of Meta a tag search for "proposal" shows 4 results, but a tag search for "proposal " (with a trailing space, as is commonly automatically inserted when typing on mobile) sh...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A 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 as...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Why is <small> HTML tag rendered differently in preview?

Explanations for the current behaviour Rendered text is not small after saving The <small> tag is not one of the currently supported HTML tags. Supported tags and attributes are discussed i...

posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A The posts list for a tag suggests each post has only that tag

Clicking on a tag takes you to a page showing the details of the tag, followed by a list of posts bearing that tag. However, each of these posts is shown with only that tag. All other tags on each ...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 29d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A 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: Would it be useful to have a plus and minus total in the date bar that stil...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Markdown table alignment only renders correctly in preview

Codidact posts support Markdown tables. For example, the following raw text: Column 1 | Column 2 -------- | -------- Data A | Data B Data C | Data D renders as: Column 1 Column ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 18d ago by Monica Cellio‭