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Edit Post #286221 Post edited:
now English language improvements
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Edit Post #286303 Post edited:
small improvement in presentation
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Suggested Edit Post #286303 Suggested edit:
small improvement in presentation
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Suggested Edit Post #286221 Suggested edit:
now English language improvements
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Edit Post #286221 Post edited:
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Edit Post #286246 Initial revision 3 months ago
Answer A: Is the Codidact community the same as Stack Overflow?
Summary: It's different, but maybe not that different and whether it's better or worse - only the future will be able to tell. For information about Codidact see the help center and the Codidact blog category. The differences are mostly in the organizational structure (open source software, a c...
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Suggested Edit Post #286221 Suggested edit:
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after it is confirmed in the current answer that it doesn't exist yet, let's convert it into a feature request
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Comment Post #285961 Looks like the bus factors are somewhere between two and three but with a plan to increase them in the future. I really like this idea of a comprehensive operations manual for the foundation. Whether it be system or domain administration skills, the essential information can probably get written down...
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5 months ago
Comment Post #285954 It's a fixed phrase. The literal meaning is if something bad happens to someone (like been run over by a bus) what is the maximal number of people that this can happen to so that even in the worst case the organization still functions, i.e. onto how many shoulders is important knowledge distributed. ...
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Comment Post #285954 I copied a bit from the definition of the Wikipedia page. If you want, you can have a look if that would be sufficient information for you.
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Edit Post #285954 Post edited:
definition of the bus factor as requested in a comment
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Comment Post #285954 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_factor
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Comment Post #285954 Thanks. No problem, I'm patient.
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Edit Post #285954 Initial revision 5 months ago
Question What are the bus factors of Codidact?
The purpose of this post is to draw attention to possibly low bus factors and to maybe lead to a more failsafe organization structure by just asking for information. What are the bus factors for the various parts of Codidact? The bus factor quantifies how much the operation of an organization i...
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Edit Post #285842 Post edited:
it's a well written feature request (without the additional unrelated info) that unfortunately people disagree with, let's keep it as it is
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Edit Post #285859 Initial revision 5 months ago
Answer A: Allow posting without logging in at least in some communities
Allowing anonymous posting because one is too lazy to sign in or doesn't want to be kept signed in (as is the case here) when already signed up is not a good idea in my opinion, because all the downsides mentioned in other answers (higher risk of spam) apply without many upsides. One can try though t...
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Comment Post #285842 @#36363 Well then you make some things more difficult for you. But this doesn't have to be the case for others. An implementation would then primarily be a benefit for similar people. Maybe not the highest priority.
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Comment Post #285842 Convenience or the absence of it is a problem. I'm lazy and I want to achieve X with less effort but cannot - can be seen as a perfect problem formulation. Maybe that was a misunderstanding here.
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Comment Post #285842 @#36363 "I don't want to recall "long" passwords" If security is not important and you don't want to recall long passwords, why don't you use https://meta.codidact.com/users/mobile-login? It doesn't even require a password (I guess, not having tested this) and then mark the checkbox saying that you w...
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Comment Post #285848 One could probably make it work. By allowing anonymous questions (mobile or desktop doesn't matter, the content license doesn't require a logged in user) but sending them to a special review queue before and only making them visible to others if they are vetted. This would circumvent abuse and would ...
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Comment Post #285842 In that way we should probably remove the "ask question" button on mobile altogether and disable the submit button on the question ask page for at least 30 minutes (because that's the time it takes at least to think about a question, do research and write it all up). Or not. :) A comprehensive dis...
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Comment Post #285842 I didn't want to criticize you in any way. I actually like that you've made this feature request, even though I disagree because I see too many opportunities for abuse. But I can relate to the idea of not having to authenticate. It's surely a barrier to entry and less barriers would be better in prin...
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Comment Post #285842 There is https://meta.codidact.com/users/mobile-login, which you probably only need to do once. Did you know about it? Or maybe registration with a google/github account? (There might be a feature-request about that somewhere).
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Comment Post #285845 Have you checked https://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_tt.asp. They say that tt is kind of outdated and should be replaced by other tags. Could you replace tt with something else?
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Comment Post #285776 @#8046 Just want to agree with Lundin. The duplicate is also a result of no action on the first such topic. I wonder why local moderation cannot manually solve the problem for the time being. Maybe is there some mod tooling that is missing and that should be added urgently? Maybe we could also just s...
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Comment Post #285710 Personal top 10 contributions lists sound like a nice idea and maybe there are other such lists possible as well, but why not simply include that all in the free form edit field? Maybe what is needed is more layout there. Nicely styled references to questions or LinkedIn profiles, so people can wr...
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Comment Post #285694 @#36396 For an example, see https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/313960/introducing-the-developer-story, https://i.stack.imgur.com/alOyI.png
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Edit Post #285709 Initial revision 5 months ago
Answer A: Request for a Member Story feature which helps to highlight a Codidact member's topic expertise
The idea of the developer story on StackOverflow was to present yourself to potential employers. (For further reading see Introducing the Developer Story or Developer story: first impression where one can also see example screenshots - basically a vertical timeline) It was some kind of resume, simila...
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Comment Post #285658 We can technically for sure, otherwise people wouldn't be able to suggest them in edits. I kind of works. To avoid confusion in the editor, one could delimit tags by comma and strip leading and trailing spaces but otherwise leave tags as they are. I don't think there is really a strict technical ...
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Comment Post #285658 Because technically I think we could have that and maybe it would make sense and then this would not be the bug but the error message would be it instead.
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Comment Post #285658 Added it https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/764
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Comment Post #285576 @#8176 One difference to 10 years ago is that we know much better what high quality Q&A is and how to enforce it. Questions have to be clear, focused, objective, content has to be voted on and the really bad content has to be closed or deleted. I don't see that much risk of a repetition of the past. ...
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Comment Post #285576 @Lundin I see your concern about quality and it should definitely not be advertised as garbage dump, but I'm much less worried there. I like this idea and hope we can have the proposals community with the incubator category rather soon. I will worry about low quality of proposed questions there if th...
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Comment Post #279384 @#8162 Thank you for the extensive update. It's good to see progress is made even during such stressful times. If you need more feedback on policies of the panels, you can always ask for it on meta. One last thing. Probably other people would be interested in reading this update too but it's quit...
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Comment Post #285568 Now I thought about it and I think I'm a knowledge translator. I can help if they let me knowledge seekers to better seek and help knowledge providers to better provider by improving their respective contributions. Something like the lubricant in the knowledge distribution mechane. :)
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Comment Post #285568 @#8056 In that case I'd say I'm more a knowledge seeker than a provider, but then all the knowledge I seek has already been provided somewhere in most cases. I would not need many more knowledge providers. What most knowledge seekers need is not a provider but more like a finder. The knowledge is out...
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Comment Post #285571 ... and for each proposed target site there should be a meta question defining what is on topic and what is off topic and what is high quality and what is low quality. Not sure we could define that here and for all possible cases. (Just saw that Monica had the same idea in her answer.)
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Comment Post #285568 @#36356 Thanks for the title. I like it. I thought of myself more along the lines of "expert amateur" or "amateur expert". It probably just means that these categories aren't totally binary.
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Edit Post #285570 Initial revision 6 months ago
Answer A: Closing Articles
Closing of a question typically does not only prohibit the addition of further answers but also signals to the content creator and future visitors that something is seriously wrong with the content and needs to be improved (see also comments by Moshi and Olin). This signal is conveyed with a custom m...
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Comment Post #285568 I have good enough search skills so that I can answer most of my question for myself, but I'm not as educated in a single subject that I can deliver high quality answers to difficult question except maybe in a small area that isn't covered on CD currently. Sure, I can edit and improve existing conten...
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Edit Post #285568 Initial revision 6 months ago
Answer A: Incubator (takes all questions that aren't ontopic anywhere else) community
I fully agree that all other communities on CD should be focused in scope and concentrate on gathering a group of experts, but for me this one here should be the exception, because: - Serves as showcase for questions for other potential communities. And where else to showcase questions than in the...
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Comment Post #285528 Thanks for the explanation. That is more or less what I thought it would be. If current science doesn't know yet, one can speculate but one cannot simply break fundamental physical/chemical laws in order to make things works. Instead one should hint at how things could work.
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Comment Post #285528 @#8046 Opening up new communities may not help much, but not opening up may also not help much either. The question is where more people can come from. As a compromise of opening up lots of new communities or opening up none, I came up with [let's open one](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/285535). An...
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Edit Post #285535 Initial revision 6 months ago
Question Incubator (takes all questions that aren't ontopic anywhere else) community
This discussion where a user would like to ask a question and sees the availability of questions as main driver of new growth, made me thinking: could there be something to it? For quite some time now no new community has been created here and some existing ones struggle really heard. Therefore more ...
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Comment Post #285528 True, without more communities you may not be able to ask more questions, but then if there are not enough answerers, what good does it do to ask a question. You need everything, askers, answerers, good software, ... it's a miracle if one can pull that off. For example, I like your question here, ...
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Edit Post #285529 Initial revision 6 months ago
Answer A: Does Codidact render MathJAX more slowly than StackExchange?
As Derek Elkins says, MathJax is rendered client-side both here and on StackExchanges. That means that Internet connection speed as well as server latency only influence how long it takes until the content is loaded and your browser starts rendering. The rendering time itself is only influence...
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Edit Post #285528 Initial revision 6 months ago
Answer A: Is there a Codidact community fitting for this question (or one emerging)?
If I understand Scientific speculation correctly, it's for extrapolating current science for some possible future developments, but in this potential question you want to get a) evidence (difficult for scientific speculation) and b) want to learn something about the current time (not some possible fu...
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Edit Post #275838 Post edited:
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Comment Post #285501 Just to fully understand the answer, if I made a pull request about it on Github, this answer means it doesn't care either way, right? Importance isn't that important for me in this case, because the time needed to change that is also very small. There might be more important things but they also ...
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Question Should the active category name not be shown twice on the categories header?
One thing one realizes quickly when for example visiting meta.codidact.com is that it's a site about Q&A. The reason is that for example it is written twice: Screenshot of the current design showing the category name twice But is this duplication really necessary? What is the purpose of it? Usu...
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Comment Post #279384 I was searching for public information about the Codidact Foundation (on codidact.org) and found only a link to this announcement. It says you are in the process to converting into a charitable organization and are working on bylaws but this post is more than a year old. I know that in the mean time ...
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Comment Post #285473 Yes, this is a try to cleanup somehow. I personally would maybe keep a very, very small amount of imported content (voted up a lot or having additional answers), but remove all automatically created users.
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Comment Post #285473 Currently the number of links to SE users is limited by hiding them behind one level of indirection, i.e. you link to the user profile and the user profile links to the SE account. One could keep it that way but still demote the users to something less userlike. Even a single page with a list and nam...
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Question How many automatically created users that were never active are there still and what to do about them?
For some communities content from other places has been imported in the past and user profiles have been created, partly to allow users to quickly claim this identity if desired. However, these users differ from normal users in that they never were active. One could call them fake or dummy users. The...
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Comment Post #285414 @#53922 I understand you now. That is a problem that can surely be solved one way or another, especially since nothing is really done yet and I'm basically waiting for Art to give feedback on another issue first. QPixel as a software itself can produce network profiles. There seem to be some special ...
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Comment Post #285414 @#53922 "But do we want to have network-wide profile in each community?" That is a misunderstanding. That is not what is wanted here. There should be only one network-wide profile and it should be separate from/on top of all community profiles. QPixel should be able to do it (at least I hope so and I...
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Comment Post #285414 @#53922 I thought that codidact as a whole is powered by a single QPixel instance and there is only a single database containing all the information currently. That's why making a network profile should be doable by adding some code to QPixel and then asking the Codidact admins to accept it and updat...
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Comment Post #285293 @#55022 I don't know. Sometimes one just sees low quality content for 5 or 10 times in a row. That can happen. On the other side, upvoting every now and then would be an easy way around your limitations, but not much would be gained. What you probably want is some kind of anomaly detection, i.e. some...
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Comment Post #285416 The dashboard might be a good landing page, although I don't understand why it exists for every sub-site (only the header changes between for example https://meta.codidact.com/dashboard and https://writing.codidact.com/dashboard). One could have a look at the differences of the dashboard and codidact...
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Comment Post #285416 What you describe sounds to me like a customizable landing page. Basically codidact.com for logged in users. I fully agree with it (including the "there is too much space" and think this is a worthwhile project). The network profile should be reachable from there and should complement it. The customi...
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Question What information should be displayed on a network profile?
I want to design a network profile (and then possibly implement it). There was already discussion about that in Community dropdown and profile information, Understanding how posts were possibly received by the community --- network wide and there is an issue with when single site accounts should be ...
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Comment Post #285401 Yes, but search is already some kind of filtering operation, so extra filtering on search is more like just a refined search. On the other hand the standard questions list can also be seen as searching for *. As you say above, it's all just a query of some sort.
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Answer A: Proposal: filters for post lists
Filters also in search Filters and search are strongly related. As you say, the filter feature is something like a subset of search, only without the ability to input free text and possibly some other stuff. However, maybe search in return could profit from some of the UI elements for filters, mak...
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Comment Post #277280 @#8058 Just checking, that migration of questions between communities isn't yet implemented?
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Answer A: Do SE users have the right to have their SE posts removed from Codidact? If so, how?
> My understanding is that the Creative Commons license gives Codidact the right to repost content from Stack Exchange as long as it credits the originals Yes, the Creative Commons licensed knowledge is free and can be displayed anywhere as long as you abide by the conditions of the license. Any o...
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Edit Post #285335 Initial revision 7 months ago
Answer A: Is gaining rep based on SE content ok?
> Is it a problem if specific users harvest highly-voted questions on SE, then self answer, to farm a huge amount of rep? And if so, what can we do to prevent it? What you mean is that people basically could loosely copy content from elsewhere giving attribution if necessary. That new content w...
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Comment Post #282240 The biggest concern is probably mixing games development with games usage. It looks like to different pairs of shoes at first glance. There is a difference between a game developer and a game player, although one could maybe start with two different categories "games", "development" and split later ...
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Comment Post #282240 Recommendations are always a controversial topic. It could be that later-on a community decides to allow or disallow them. It's not like the scope is fixed forever. The problem with recommendations is that often they aren't very useful to others, incomplete or pure popularity contests. However with s...
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Answer A: Science-Fiction & Fantasy site
Following the proposal of manassehkatz one could make it about fiction: fiction.codidact.com "Questions and answers about the the plot/analysis/reception of works of fiction." or something like this. The creation of fiction should be off-topic because it's also ontopic on writing, I guess.
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Comment Post #285293 @#36356 That's already quite a good definition. But of course it can also happen to while browsing through posts person A sees 10 posts of person B and votes on their quality. The difference is here only the looking at profiles step. What is maybe problematic about Codidact is that there is no vote l...
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Answer A: Unique favicons for each site
What about as a compromise using the book as favicon but colored in the color of the corresponding sub domain?
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Comment Post #285293 I'm not sure that I understand what is meant here. Could maybe an example be given?
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Comment Post #285264 @#53919 One open question is certainly the name of the merged site. Is it obvious how the merged site would be called? The second thing is the objection by r~~. He is only interested in Linux questions. Is there maybe a possibility to achieve that within a merged site? Or to what extent is it possibl...
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Comment Post #285286 Ah, the message was basically missing context then. It should have told you in which field you were adding which link that was removed and it should have told you how to reply in a meaningful way. Not sure that replying to moderator notifications is a feature of the software yet.
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Comment Post #285286 Has it happened before? Would hackers be likely to send such notifications? As a phishing attempt it looks rather disingenuous.
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Comment Post #282242 From all the proposals that are currently not live, I could imagine this one has the highest chances to actually take off. Gaming is a hobby that many people share and I believe many active users from other CD sites would be able to contribute somehow. So maybe if in early 2022, we want to risk that,...
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Add clarification what post score > 0.5 means (it means more upvotes than downvotes).
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Comment Post #285264 @#53919 These numbers (1 against 3) on Linux Systems are really low. I hope the number of active Linux Systems users is a bit higher. Also there is no real proposal. Nobody knows how the merged site could look like. If somebody would make such a proposal it might be that the 1-2 users on Linux System...
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Comment Post #276569 See also [The Codidact Foundation: now with added bank accounts! ](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/284688)
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Comment Post #282538 I would have a couple of questions about architecture, but I'm not sure they are all art related.
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Comment Post #276754 The question is a bit why people want to follow some piece of content? To be notified of new answers maybe? I think something like bookmarking would be more interesting.
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Comment Post #277244 I like the idea a lot, especial with screens becoming wider and wider over the years, there is lots of unused space. It might be something dependent on the width of the available viewport(?).
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Comment Post #285264 Definitely. With "concerns in survey questions should be addressed" I also meant to include your things. This answer is more thought of as where we are in the process of a merge and how we should proceed when the current issues are resolved. There shouldn't be any voting now.
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Answer A: Is it possible to merge Power Users and Linux Systems? Would Codidact benefit from it?
The surveys Q&As have been live for a week and while the number of answers and votes is relatively low to say much with statistical certainty it seems as if Powerusers wouldn't have much of a problem with it but Linux System users might. Especially they might fear to lose a sense of community if merg...
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Comment Post #285249 Why should Q&A + Meta = Comments?? Must be buggy.
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Answer A: Should we remove closed questions from the question list?
No, we should not completely remove them from the question list, making them effectively private or moving them to a dedicated category. While the purpose of these actions seems to be to give these questions some respite as well as increase the quality of the question list at the same time, these...
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Comment Post #285219 From a programming point of view one could call the toggle a filter and do probably a lot of good things with it, for example excluding closed questions, badly scoring questions or tags or questions with answers...
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Comment Post #285202 @#8046 Okay, so until this feature here is implemented, if I encounter a question that may be not useful (and is closed and not a duplicate), should I (a) flag for moderator attention and request deletion or (b) do nothing because moderators would have deleted it already if they agree or (c) start di...
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Comment Post #285202 @#8046 "We can have general rules for post deletion across the whole network without disrupting specific community rules." Maybe this was already discussed somewhere else or could be its own Q&A but I'm not sure I understand how the interplay of this Meta and the metas of all communities is supposed ...
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Comment Post #285189 I can also confirm that it works.
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Comment Post #285202 @#8176 If you have 99 upvotes and one downvote, then the Wilson score is 101/104 which is almost 99/100. So yes, also with the Wilson score a downvote on lots of upvotes weighs approximately the same as any other vote. Only for small number of total votes (say less than 20 votes in total) the weight ...
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Comment Post #285202 Nice idea. But at least we should monitor the search hits / visits, which requires support for that by the software.
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Comment Post #285202 I agree. I didn't mean it as a limiting step but rather as a gentle push to delete even more. There are questions that would fullfill your criteria (for example those linked in the question) that are still shown. Moderators can already remove (or hide) questions, I hope?
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Comment Post #285202 A more complex solution could be: monitor duplicates for a while and remove those that do not get enough search hits, for example keep only max 2 or 3 of the duplicates with the highest current rate of search hits. And additionally do not display score for duplicate, nor allow voting on duplicates. T...
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Comment Post #285202 Maybe score < 0.3 would be similar (not exactly the same because Wilson score is not proportional to upvotes - downvotes.
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Comment Post #285202 ...manual removal of the content that matches these criteria by moderators maybe?
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Comment Post #285202 Duplicates may have a negative score and no answer but may be kept as search magnets. Maybe add "duplicates are not automatically deleted currently".
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Edit Post #285197 Initial revision 7 months ago
Question Regular deletion (roomba) of content unlikely to ever be useful
I noticed that questions exist on this network and are accessible that are unlikely to ever be very helpful, for example because they were marked as completely off-topic. Examples - Are international phone numbers available? in Power User - For cleaning food and objects, power scrubber vs. Elect...
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Edit Post #285180 Initial revision 7 months ago
Answer A: If a user is not able to directly edit the post, allow the edit to be suggested
This feature request was marked as declined, but in a comment, a preferred alternative was given, which was: > If you want to add mod-only (red) tags, better flag the post.
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Suggested Edit Post #278004 Suggested edit:
seems to have been fixed quite some time ago (also see comments)
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Suggested Edit Post #278020 Suggested edit:
It's not broken anymorr, /questions doesn't exist anymore.
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Comment Post #278171 Is the issue still happening? If not, maybe it was fixed in the mean time and stats-completed could be added.
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Comment Post #279076 I can only say that the chosen layout here is unexpected. My approach to writing questions is a bit iterative, i.e. I keep coming back to title and body and iteratively improve them until I'm satisfied. I need a temporary title at the beginning because that is in my mind when clicking the Ask questio...
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Comment Post #285146 Yes, I see. :) Very nice to be able to read about the history. One could convert the history here into a community wiki article post on Q&A that will be constantly added to. For a Wikipedia article it's a bit too detailed, relative to the importance of the subject, I guess. Wikipedia editors would pr...
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Comment Post #279076 Title after body is also the one thing that irritated me most when starting here. One can get used to it, but most people probably expect title above body because that most closely resembles the final order. Often enough I first write a preliminary title, then the body and finally return to the title...
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Comment Post #278316 "I would prefer to post questions in Codidact than on Stack Exchange" Since you can do both (as stated by many answers here) why not doing Codidact first and Stack Exchange later and only if you are not satisfied with the answers here. That way you can support this platform with only losing a bit of ...
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Edit Post #281235 Post edited:
added year to title (this game that is not happening might again not happening in other years) and a few improvments.
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Comment Post #285134 @#8046 Thanks for the suggestion. Will look at the GH issues.
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Comment Post #285146 Wikipedia pages often have a history section. Inspired by this I searched for a publicly written history of Codidact (at least when it was founded). I found nothing on the codidact.org site. Maybe under "What is Codidact" there could be a more link with a history of Codidact?
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Suggested Edit Post #279488 Suggested edit:
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Comment Post #279678 Just suggested an edit and saw that it slightly changes the meaning of the last paragraph. I would like to change the suggestion but cannot. Basically the idea was to write explicitly that score > 0.5 means more upvotes than downvotes and score 0.5 means equal number of upvotes and downvotes and so o...
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Suggested Edit Post #279678 Suggested edit:
Add clarification what post score > 0.5 means (it means more upvotes than downvotes).
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Comment Post #285126 @#53078 Kind of agree but I would do both. Showing only positive content to visitors is okay, after all they are likely more interested in reading something useful. However, if people register you want to show them all the content, so they will discover the negatively scoring content soon anyway. ...
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Comment Post #280021 Somewhat related [multiple sign out buttons](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/280247)
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Edit Post #285141 Initial revision 7 months ago
Answer A: Donation account cannot currently make live charges, transaction has not been processed
According to this comment there is an issue with invalid birth dates stored with the Stripe service that cannot be resolved easily. It's known and there is ongoing communication to try to fix that but currently donation through this channel is not possible. Sponsoring Codidact on Github might be a vi...
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Comment Post #285134 [Wikipedia notability](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability) is concerned with significance, external coverage and neutral view points. However QPixel could probably right away listed in some software lists on Wikipedia, I think.
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Comment Post #285128 Okay, probably we should separate filters and sort orders, if only to be able to combine them independently. Maybe there is already a feature request about it somewhere and the programmers simply didn't come around to it yet... Will search for it.
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Answer A: How to grow all of our communities?
Here maybe some things that others may have forgotten or may not have emphasized as such: Continue supporting the software development I'm really surprised how well developed and rich of features QPixel is, even more after hearing that it is an effort of only two main developers and a few other...
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Comment Post #285128 Small nitpicking. I think the calculated score is always positive (between 0 and 1). You probably want to have a certain threshold there instead (let's say score > 0.4 for example). Positive might then not be the right word either, maybe more like "Useful", which would be the right word. Also it woul...
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Comment Post #285122 @#8046 Or it could become even a full-flegded feature over time. Not only mergers but also splits are imaginable. It sounds not trivial though. What about user privileges, or links in the edit history or for search engines a rewrite of old URLs (people might have linked from outside to questions or a...
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Comment Post #285122 How much content overlap is there? (Quite a lot, power user could actually have OS specific categories) Do the respective communities agree with that? (One would need to ask on their Metas) Does the software support that operation? (Merging of two sites, adding tags, selecting a new design set, how...
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Comment Post #280213 "Wouldn't it be helpful..." Not sure. What additional useful information would one gain? Does it matter through which means an edit was made? Sure, a pair revision would add some credibility, but in the end it's just an edit. Or is the idea to emphasize the role of the reviewers more?
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Comment Post #281438 No problem. If I have time I can look at some of the proposal and search if they have been suggested otherwise and then create Q&A about them and link back to this Q&A. It doesn't really matter who is doing it and some of the proposals might be quite good.
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Suggested Edit Post #281235 Suggested edit:
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Comment Post #281438 This question combines multiple feature requests in one. They should be split into separate feature request Q&A, so that they can be discussed on voted on independently.
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Edit Post #282004 Post edited:
slightly streamlined by removing not needed introductions
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Comment Post #285103 @#8058 I see. Your comment would basically be an answer to this question that could be edited later when it's possible to donate again.
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Edit Post #285103 Initial revision 7 months ago
Question Donation account cannot currently make live charges, transaction has not been processed
Wanted to make a donation via the donate button but upon click on "Pay" an error message occured: "Your account cannot make live charges. If you are the site owner, please activate your account at https://dashboard.stripe.com/account/onboarding to remove this limitation. If you are a customer trying ...
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Edit Post #284764 Post edited:
small typo
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Edit Post #278749 Post edited:
the lines in the link to Github have changed and likely will change in the future, added a hint instead
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Suggested Edit Post #282004 Suggested edit:
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Comment Post #281898 The history of license changes was basically that the license of new content changed with changes in the TOS (from 2.5 to 3 in 2010 I think, and from 3.0 to 4.0 in 2018, May). Independently of this, they announced license changes in 2019 and for a too large scope. That was received badly and also fac...
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Comment Post #281873 It's certainly useful, but then a declined flag isn't a big thing either and this feature would be hopefully needed in only a small number of cases. It can probably be low priority.
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Comment Post #284509 I think it's good that you reported the problem (with Chrome or the code or both) because whoever it is to blame it either needs a fix, a workaround (could even be an additional hint) or a rejection. The important question is what we could do about it. Maybe the programmers have an idea there. I jus...
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Comment Post #283444 Agree with the social network features like like/dislike but what about agreement or importance? There is additional information that can be conveyed, like say a comment points out an important shortcoming of a post and if many people agree with the comment, basically signalling to others that this c...
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Comment Post #284458 It might make a difference in that readers might put more or less trust in a reaction if they know it's the same user or the other way around, a user might react more objectively if the reaction can be traced back. But I don't think this is likely to happen. I would assume that the post creator would...
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Comment Post #283580 FAQ within a Q&A system does not carry much meaning beyond (we expect many duplicates). Maybe choose a different name, something like "canonical" maybe, to indicate that this Q&A is very important and likely to represent consensus views that are likely to remain that way for a longer time.
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Comment Post #284331 @#36396 Providing additional service takes more time and there is usually no way around that. This post doesn't really say why and when alt texts would not be helpful. To me it looks like laziness at the costs of accessibility.
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Answer A: How to deal with reactor if the reactor is no more or he thinks the post is still bad?
All the feedback that we give like votes, reactions or comments ages, i.e. its relevance/significance declines over time because circumstances change (what worked in the past might now not work anymore, content might have changed). This is a general problem with no trivial solution as far as I'm awar...
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Answer A: Where should we discuss about unhelpful tags?
Tag usage and existence seems to be a meta issue, so discussing them on Meta seems like the natural place. If you can combine some of these discussions in a single question and find common patterns, that's good, but otherwise ask as many questions as needed. As a side note: after the issue has bee...
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Comment Post #284458 It's not only because it may bestow benefits, but also because one is not impartial with regard to self-created content. An independent "works for me" from a different person who does not have "any stakes in the content" is more reliable. That's why it's better not to be able to react to own content ...
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Comment Post #284509 Should Chrome display that border but doesn't? If yes, it's a bug in Chrome, but still a problem for QPixel. In that case, maybe a different additional thing can be done for Chrome users. Chrome is widely used and probably should be supported, even with bugs in it.
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Comment Post #284843 The listed topics do not look very piquant to me. What would make them so in the context of this post?
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Comment Post #284764 Replace T in the center with a space.
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Comment Post #284846 "...growth for growth's sake isn't our main goal...." Sure, but growth in activity has a lot of advantages with many things scaling more favorably with a bigger community, For example getting good answers to questions more quickly or getting more interesting questions to answer. That's why I would sa...
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Comment Post #285046 "Redditors affray clicking links to Codidact, because they affray Codidact is malware or spyware." You basically say that the name "Codidact" is not known as a brand name and people are reluctant to try it out? Maybe it's also the name itself, that might come across as a bit suspicious?
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Comment Post #279832 @dmckee "The lines between experimental design and various engineering disciplines... are broad and blurry. Don't know how to address it here." It's mostly a matter of what the question is primarily, I'd say. You may be a physicist and working on a physical experiment but the actual problem you have ...
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Comment Post #276881 I like the topic, but I think it is a bit too narrow. Basically everything I can do on my own to get stuff done, like fixing everyday life problems, meditation techniques, ... maybe something like "life hacks, self improvements, crafts and arts". Would that work? Or maybe too large then.
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Comment Post #280084 There is quite a lot of overlap between [Medical science](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/276933) and Biology, especially on the molecular scale. Maybe both could be merged or otherwise delineated?
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Comment Post #279809 Couldn't these three mentioned things here not be simply three different categories (these tabs) within a single site (proposal. money.codidact.com). After all they are all about money, or not? :)
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Comment Post #279299 I have also experience with Politics.SE and I have to say that voting there often gave the impression that people do rather vote according to their own political convictions and therefore judge not very objectively. I think that the only way for a smooth experience (especially with a low number of pa...
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Comment Post #280459 I just thought about applied statistics, machine learning and data science. But now I see that there are these category tabs. Will ask on Mathematics meta first and then come back.
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