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Activity for ‭Monica Cellio‭

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Comment Post #277092 Oh wow. That missing sidebar is where the core of the tour -- that is, the explanations and instructions -- goes. A tour without that would be pretty cryptic. Is that still happening?
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about 2 hours ago
Comment Post #278236 Saving the post as a draft in case the tour-taker wrote a real question is a good idea. Thanks for the suggestion.
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1 day ago
Comment Post #278225 @ArtOfCode I ran into this on some community metas recently when adding the missing basic tags (like support). I couldn't characterize it at the time, so while I might have mentioned it in chat I didn't do anything more -- figured maybe it was a fluke.
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1 day ago
Edit Post #278205 Initial revision 4 days ago
Answer A: Orientation / Welcoming Committee
Welcome to Codidact! Codidact is very much a work in progress, and input is welcome. This network-wide Meta is the best place to find existing feature requests. Some also come in as GitHub issues (in the codidact/qpixel repository -- that's the main code repo). It's best to look around and get ...
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4 days ago
Comment Post #277157 Reproduced the reappearance of this bug today.
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5 days ago
Edit Post #278183 Initial revision 5 days ago
Answer A: To be constructive, or not to be constructive, that is the question.
No system of rules can run only on statutory rules. There is always case law, because no set of laws/rules that people can actually manage will ever include everything. We are trying to write a clear, succinct "statute" about what we expect on our network. We know that some things will require h...
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5 days ago
Comment Post #278162 Comments are getting reworked (design work is happening now) and will be threaded. With the ability to separate threads (after people learn to reply instead of just adding to the end), comments will be more organized. With threading, I don't know if comments "rising to the top" still makes sense. I'd...
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7 days ago
Comment Post #278132 Are you having problems with all uploads or just this one (or is this the only one you've tried so far)?
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11 days ago
Comment Post #277007 @DerekElkins [launched](https://math.codidact.com/questions/278124) (in case you didn't see).
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11 days ago
Comment Post #277007 @8063 [launched](https://math.codidact.com/questions/278124) (in case you didn't see).
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11 days ago
Comment Post #277007 @JoshuaTS [launched](https://math.codidact.com/questions/278124) (in case you didn't see).
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11 days ago
Comment Post #277007 @PeterTaylor [launched](https://math.codidact.com/questions/278124) (in case you didn't see).
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11 days ago
Comment Post #278110 I agree with both of you: communities should be able to set the norms that work for them, *and* these norms need to be communicated clearly so people don't stumble over the differences.
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12 days ago
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Edit Post #278097 Initial revision 12 days ago
Answer A: Community Rules
I agree; we need to help communities communicate clearly about their norms, particularly to newcomers. Each community has a "FAQ" or "introduction" topic in the help that moderators can edit, and moderators can create other help topics. Electrical Engineering has built out a body of site-specific h...
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12 days ago
Comment Post #278086 @aCVn categories could change that, yes. But, fundamentally, the groups have enough important differences that I suspect they shouldn't share common infrastructure like reputation/abilities and a single meta. Federated communities like with my vague SoftwareDev subcommunities might work better. But...
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13 days ago
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Edit Post #278086 Initial revision 13 days ago
Answer A: How granular should network communities be?
A community with common interests is a part of it too. At Some Other place somebody wanted to combine all the Abrahamic religion sites into one, arguing that they share a lot of biblical books and tags could differentiate religious context. I argued against this because the three communities view t...
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13 days ago
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Comment Post #278074 I understand (some stuff about) web client code in the abstract. I think there's room to learn something from that question even if I'm not a C++ programmer.
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14 days ago
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Edit Post #278073 Initial revision 14 days ago
Question Should we show tags before the body, to provide context for reading the question?
Today I saw the following question on Software Dev (this is the beginning): title and first paragraph could apply to several languages (rest of post...) The title, "connect with SLOT/SIGNAL:QPushButton clicked signal not received by main window" sounds like it could be about one of several...
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14 days ago
Comment Post #278050 Yeah, I'm not trying to play a *reductio ad absurdum* card; I'm just trying to tease out whether it's a small number of arbitrary links (and roughly how many), or whether it's "support more specific sites beyond Twitter and one free link".
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16 days ago
Edit Post #278050 Initial revision 16 days ago
Answer A: Allow users to link more than one website in their profile.
Let's talk about design. Clearly we wouldn't want to allow any number of links, because having a thousand links would break the layout in some way. Unless we put it behind a "show more" control of some sort when we reach the "too many to lay out reasonably" point, wherever that is (and it's proba...
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16 days ago
Comment Post #278036 @luap42 category, not site -- a place right here on Meta for people to congregate. But, needs assessment first.
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17 days ago
Comment Post #278036 @luap42 or it could be a "fun" category off of Meta, or a place in Discord with different conventions, or a different Discourse forum to avoid conflating chit-chat with older planning, or something else... I'd like to better understand the need before we dive into setting something up. I think there'...
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17 days ago
Comment Post #278036 The forum Moshi refers to was more focused than what this question describes, though. Zerotime, can you say more about what you imagine this looking like? For example, you mentioned new threads being bumped as a negative, I think, but the forums I've used have done that too. What would be the importa...
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17 days ago
Comment Post #278030 We should do something non-destructive if the tag has a description, for those cases where someone did things in the wrong order with a tag re-org or the like. (SE did this badly; mods got a list of "orphan tag wikis" with no indication of where they'd come from.)
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18 days ago
Comment Post #278004 Also reproduced (Chrome, Mac) with no special language settings.
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18 days ago
Comment Post #278006 Just last night I talked with somebody who found us but doesn't use SE, and I've seen some others. As we increase activity and visibility I would expect to see more of that. We don't have the Google rank and resulting visibility that they have, so we need to find other ways to (responsibly) get the...
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18 days ago
Comment Post #278010 Yes. **Communities first** is a key difference, and many other things follow from that.
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18 days ago
Comment Post #277998 We should create a help topic for this, since many of our users will be coming from (or familiar with) SE. We can use answers here as input for that. For some high-level Codidact philosophy (not nuts and bolts of how things work), see [The Codidact Vision](https://meta.codidact.com/articles/276296)...
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19 days ago
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Edit Post #277993 Initial revision 19 days ago
Answer A: Should we use the Article type for bug reports?
I've sometimes seen bug reports be answered with workaround while awaiting a fix. I think I've seen that here on Codidact (though I haven't gone looking for examples). I know I saw it sometimes on Some Other site. I don't know how important it is, but it's something we would lose if we made this c...
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19 days ago
Comment Post #277990 Good point. There are probably FAQs that medical professionals would prefer to link to rather than answering *again*, too.
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19 days ago
Comment Post #277985 @Zerotime [done](https://meta.codidact.com/questions/276933#answer-277990) (incorporated into a broader suggestion).
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19 days ago
Edit Post #277990 Initial revision 19 days ago
Answer A: Medical science site
Resources This community should consider compiling and jointly curating a "resources" category (or something similar that serves the same purpose). This could include lists of good (= reliable, credible) references, perhaps broken up by medical sub-field. It could also include a list or lists o...
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19 days ago
Comment Post #277985 My upvote is for the "good references"/"bad references" suggestion (however worded). I'd suggest that the community curate lists of known-credible and known-problematic references and that these reactions could be links to those lists. I'm concerned that one reaction per reference, or using answers...
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19 days ago
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Edit Post #277966 Initial revision 20 days ago
Answer A: Suggestion for allowing to mark answers as "accepted", "outdated" or "dangerous"
How should we handle possibly-outdated reactions? No, not by reactions to reactions. An edit to a post made after reactions were added could change the applicability of those reactions. Somebody might have edited to address a danger or update an out-of-date recommendation. Conversely, somebody ...
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20 days ago
Comment Post #277958 @OlinLathrop I think signed votes could be displayed in a similar way, but I've been thinking of *casting* them as part of the *voting* process rather than a separate reaction. I'm imagining that a user can, as part of voting, say "make this public", UX to be determined.
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21 days ago
Comment Post #277958 @Mithrandir24601 exactly. Reactions should *augment* votes, not *divert* or *duplicate* them.
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21 days ago
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Edit Post #277958 Initial revision 21 days ago
Answer A: Suggestion for allowing to mark answers as "accepted", "outdated" or "dangerous"
I was part of that conversation, so my input is mostly reflected in this proposal already. I want to add one thing, about community customization, which gets into philosophy. I don't want us to end up with gazillions of emoji decorating posts. That way lies madness and Discord. A reaction shoul...
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21 days ago
Edit Post #277950 Post edited 21 days ago
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23 days ago
Comment Post #277943 If we do this, I would suggest status-pending (for consistency with site proposals), and that it means the work is done or nearly done with very high probability of being done soon enough for the next deploy. It should mean "coming soon" rather than "somebody started a branch for that".
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23 days ago
Comment Post #277945 The Trello board contains everything that's been reported/requested that's neither done nor declined. Not everything there has been triaged, and prioritization is loose.
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23 days ago
Comment Post #277941 If you see a question somewhere else -- Quora, SE, a coworker, whatever -- and you bring it here so you can answer, that's fine. (Of course the question might get other answers too, as is proper.) It's a kindness to share a link with the asker, sure, especially if you already have an active account t...
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23 days ago
Edit Post #277941 Initial revision 23 days ago
Answer A: What is the policy on importing questions by simply quoting the question over here?
I haven't consulted with the rest of the team yet, so treat this as my personal opinion and not Codidact policy, please. Under the terms of the Creative Commons license used at SE (and here), quoting content from there is fine so long as you provide attribution and link. These questions do that (...
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23 days ago
Comment Post #277924 I see the other post has now been updated with status-planned. I think that's a good approach. We can move it to status-completed after deploy.
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25 days ago
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Comment Post #277841 @manassehkatz that JSON file is what we use to publish our community list beyond the sites -- the list on codidact.com, and if you look at TopAnswers you'll see that they include our list of communities just as we include theirs.
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27 days ago
Comment Post #277863 Is *that* why some of my notifications don't seem to work right? Thanks for figuring this out. I consider this a bug.
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27 days ago
Comment Post #277857 @Moshi I suggested DonielF add it here because it's the same basic idea as the first one here. I should probably have started a separate meta Q&A about the logo, but I didn't think it through. The goal here is to capture ideas; we're not doing full-on graphic design here.
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27 days ago
Comment Post #277859 Yes we'll definitely enable Mathjax on this site. I can't imagine it working without that.
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27 days ago
Comment Post #277007 @DonielF probably about a week out due to logistics stuff (not about this proposal but about dependencies and scarce resources).
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27 days ago
Comment Post #277854 Sometimes the answer to overlap can be different framing, e.g. taking the physics part of the math & physics proposal and forming a natural sciences proposal.
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28 days ago
Comment Post #277854 @MathPhysics I don't want to speak in absolutes. We'll want to *discuss* it and make sure the overlap can be addressed. There can be more than one community for a topic; people just have to be able to tell where to go for what. For example, we wouldn't block a general engineering site because EE e...
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28 days ago
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Edit Post #277854 Initial revision 28 days ago
Answer A: Launching a new community with enough contributors even though disagreements exist
One of the things we look for in a new site is enough interested participants to make it viable. We now ask people to make their interest known, because votes don't necessarily correlate with intended participation. Sometimes an upvote means "I want this" and sometimes it means "yeah, that sounds l...
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28 days ago
Edit Post #277848 Initial revision 28 days ago
Answer A: Add the ability to customize suspended user profile blurb
We don't have a custom reason yet, but there is now a third option: no public reason. This means you don't have to give a wrong reason, even if you can't customize a right reason.
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28 days ago
Edit Post #277578 Initial revision 29 days ago
Answer A: I cannot understand the meaning of some downvotes
In an ideal world, bug reports and support requests would be a separate stream from discussions and feature requests. We work with the tools we have, while also working to improve them. (A few people have reported software bugs on GitHub, which is fine too but not something we'd want to require.) ...
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29 days ago
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Comment Post #277569 To explain how it got there in this case: someone provided a link to an image in a comment, I wanted to incorporate the image into the answer, and I didn't want to save it just to upload it so I instead used the URL directly. When our image-upload process can accept a URL and not just a file, this p...
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29 days ago
Comment Post #275968 I think to move forward, this proposal needs a more fleshed-out scope proposal. Please review the comments and answers here and edit as you think appropriate. Thanks.
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29 days ago
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Comment Post #276997 @Zerotime completely my fault; this has grown beyond an idea at this point, has people interested in building it, and needs to flesh out scope some including doing something about the issues raised here. (Scope can be worked out more on a live site, but getting a basic shape of it here is good.) I'...
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29 days ago
Comment Post #277565 @FoggyFinder yes it's supposed to be +5 for questions, +10 for answers or articles, -2 for downvotes. I think there might be a bug; checking with folks.
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29 days ago
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Edit Post #277565 Initial revision 29 days ago
Answer A: Was score system changed?
Various things, not all of them understood, affect the accuracy of the reported reputation number. For example, sometimes a post is deleted or undeleted but the reputation adjustments don't get made. A system-wide reputation recalculation updates rep numbers by recomputing all of them. An admin ...
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29 days ago
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Answer A: Need a mathematics Q&A site
Needed: a logo. Thanks to everyone who's responded to the other answer about prospective participants. We plan to move forward with this community. Right now the person who's been designing our logos is very busy with other things, so to try to remove barriers, I'm here to ask for your help. ...
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #277502 Questions deleted by users can be deleted in error, so while it's *usually* spam or trolling, there could also be a misunderstanding, language barrier, overzealous deleter, or whatever.
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about 1 month ago
Edit Post #277503 Post edited:
updating to address edits to the question
about 1 month ago
Comment Post #277544 Our use cases/wireframes call for a pop-up that invites you to sign in; I guess we haven't gotten there yet with the code. (This should apply to any control that's visible but requires that you be signed in.)
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #277538 Meta actually does have a Meta, because it's baked into the site-setup code, and it took a few days for us to get rid of it. While it was there it confused people, but I admit we never created Meta Meta Meta where people could ask questions about Meta Meta.
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #277518 Reproduced (Chrome, Mac).
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about 1 month ago
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Edit Post #277503 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Answer A: Block adding answers and editing of question/answers of deleted questions.
I strongly agree that being able to add a new answer after a question has been deleted doesn't make sense, and that most people also shouldn't be able to add comments. (Moderators should be able to, and see the comments for another suggestion.) I think the author should be able to edit a deleted ...
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about 1 month ago
Edit Post #277497 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Question "recent deletions" moderator tool produces error
The "recent deletions" link under mod tools is consistently returning a 500 server error for me. One reference: `2ba998b1-84b1-4675-aeb8-bebcf3465b5f` I've tried this on two sites. It's been a few days since I last accessed this tool anywhere, so I can't pin down when this behavior might have st...
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Comment Post #277454 @Olin I don't see how that's different from misapplied tags now. People sometimes use the wrong tag because they assumed from the name it was one thing when it's actually meant to be something else. I'm saying we shouldn't allow both "apple" and "Apple" to be tags on the same site; that'll just add...
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #277459 Interesting idea. We could extend the [use case for suggesting a duplicate](https://github.com/codidact/feature-development/blob/master/scoped/flag/duplicate.md) to add a checkbox for the supersede case; I don't know if there are better ways. Right *now* duplicate is part of the close flow like on ...
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Edit Post #277454 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Answer A: Should we allow capitalized tags?
I think tags should be case-preserving and also case-independent. By this I mean: I do not want us to have two tags that differ only in capitalization, because I think that will lead to errors and confusion. (If you need tags for "apple" the fruit and "Apple" the company on the same site, find some...
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about 1 month ago
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Comment Post #277383 @aCVn yeah, automated someday, but I think we're gambling that the load won't be so high as to preclude manual handling in the window between now and when we can implement that.
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #277379 No repro in Safari on a Mac (desktop). I don't have an iPad or iPhone to test with. (I think we've seen other iOS-only issues.)
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about 1 month ago
Edit Post #277356 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Answer A: Community Wiki Posts
I think you're asking about what SE calls community wiki, as opposed to the community user. On SE, the Community user owns things that are otherwise ownerless, like posts from deleted users. Community wiki, on the other hand, is a status that an individual post has, meaning "make it easy for people...
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #277348 @Mithical that'd be a problem with the *user account*, though; it's not that we'd be saying "you can be here but can't be a mod" but, rather, we'd be saying "GDPR says you can't be here, sorry!". @ArtOfCode TOS violations would be problems; I wasn't thinking of that as a legal issue, but maybe I'm t...
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #277349 I remember writing something about this but need to track down where. We do want people to be able to search either globally (on a site) or just within a category.
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #277348 I want the community to be protected from rogue team members too. What's an example of a legal issue forcing the team's hand? I have guesses but don't know enough about law (especially on an international site) to know if they're reasonable.
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Comment Post #277314 I don't know what that symbol is supposed to be. It looks like a bell to me. I often have trouble with emoji and uncommon Unicode symbols, though. Maybe Art can enlighten us. :-)
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #277314 And the unfilled one is for moderators.
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #277296 Reproduced (desktop; didn't try mobile).
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #276997 @DonielF it's still pretty subjective, sorry. I see two enthusiastic people and several more casual. On the one hand it'd be nice to have another core user or two, but on the other hand, this list includes several people who are already active on Codidact, so more likely to "stick". I'm going to b...
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #277268 @JulioCezarSilva thanks for the feedback. (I'm new to Figma; can you tell? :-)) We've been planning to use the right column for other (supplementary) information, yes -- meaning if it drops out/down on a phone we haven't affected the core functionality, and it gives us a place to put things we'd like...
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about 2 months ago
Edit Post #277270 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Answer A: Is there a consensus on comment layouts for the MVP and beyond?
Thank you for raising this question. We've been a little vague in our plans for comments, aside from (irony alert) comment threads in some Figma wireframes that aren't the most visible. Speaking for myself and not for the team: I use TopAnswers too, and the sidebar chat works ok on a desktop ...
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Edit Post #277268 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Answer A: Is there a consensus on comment layouts for the MVP and beyond?
We have some early, crude wireframes showing our ideas on comment threading: collapsed threads under a post, expanded thread. Be sure to turn on the comments view. It looks like you need a Figma account to see comments (free, but it's still one more account to manage), so I've added some screenshot...
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #277245 @msh210 thanks for the edit, especially the yes/no examples for tools. Good call.
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #277253 Those are different votes. The community will elect the panel, through some process to be determined. The first election will seat seven members; the three who finish in positions 5, 6, and 7 will get one-year terms. It's not related to site activity, votes on posts, trust levels, etc.
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #277250 Is this something that could be addressed (by users who want it) with a little custom CSS (using a browser extension like Stylus)?
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about 2 months ago
Edit Post #277002 Post edited:
there's enough interest and emergent scope to move this to the proposal stage
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Edit Post #277245 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Answer A: Need a mathematics Q&A site
Scope Please edit this; I am not a mathematician and am deriving this from activity on this proposal. Scope for this site would include: - all branches of theoretical and applied math: algebra, category theory, arithmetic and number theory, combinatorics, topology, measure theory and probabi...
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about 2 months ago
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Comment Post #277224 Medical professionals will generally not *diagnose* without seeing the patient anyway, for reasons of both liability and professional ethics. But they (and others) could still provide useful *information*. How much to do so is entirely up to the answerer. (By the way, we can give the site a "profe...
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Question Could "last activity" link to where it happened (e.g. specific answer)?
On a list of questions or posts, each entry has a "last activity" indicator showing who last changed it and when. Would it be possible to have "last activity" be a link to the post that changed? Particularly on questions with many answers (like some meta and challenge posts), I'd really appreciate ...
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #277220 Do you want this info passively (like for skimming), or just actively (without clicking through, have I voted on this?)? We have a design (thus far not implemented) for an "expanded view in place" on the list page; its main purpose is to summarize answers, but maybe we could add this if that would m...
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about 2 months ago
Edit Post #277208 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Article Newsletter #3 (August 2020)
The following announcement was sent to subscribers of the Codidact announcements mailing list on August 10, 2020. It has been reformatted here. Hello from Codidact! We have a number of updates to share about our communities, platform, and project. Thank you for joining us in this venture to buil...
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #277186 @aCVn there's a spectrum, which is why I asked. "How do I get Quicken to..." is clearly too general; "how do I report royalty income in such-and-such tax jurisdiction" isn't *music*-specific but is more narrow so might be in; "how does Harry Fox (a music-specific agency for handling royalties) repor...
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Edit Post #277186 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Answer A: Music site, for both fans and musicians
Are questions about business aspects of music also in scope? Issues such as: - securing licenses & paying royalties when performing others' works - finding and negotiating for performance venues - managing your sales (accounting, taxes, etc) - agents I don't have an opinion for or against. ...
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Answer A: Music site, for both fans and musicians
Right now we don't have a good way of identifying people who would help build a new community, so let's do this: if you are interested in helping to build this site, please either leave a comment or edit this post describing your level of interest (casual visitor, enthusiast, expert in this topic wit...
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #277180 Maybe we should put it back at the top. This has come up a few times. I asked for it to come after the body because I've seen a *lot* of questions where the title doesn't match what the asker ended up asking about by the end of the body, but maybe we should instead just give newer posters a "please...
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #277177 Or auto-expand the box if the text gets too long for the original size.
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Comment Post #277175 Reproduced (Chrome).
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Comment Post #277130 @Art repro. The featured link is different from the hot link.
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #277119 Reproduced (on Travel). Weird! Obviously *some* people can vote...
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #277101 @Olin the context of this discussion is privilege-enablement, which is currently done by rep and which it sounds like you agree *should not be*. Privileges should arise from trust earned by doing things on the site.
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oops, I thought mods could change it themselves but they need an admin assist
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Edit Post #277101 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Answer A: What's a relation between trust levels across various Co-communities?
The prerequisites for various site activities (currently reputation, to be replaced with trust levels) are configurable per site. The difference you're seeing for voting isn't so much intentional as an artifact. The default is to let even brand-new users have a few votes per day, and that's the set...
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Edit Post #277100 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Answer A: Hide Deleted Comments
I, too, find that the deleted comments get in the way, but I'd propose a simpler structure. We mods and admins don't need to see the entire structure in an overview; we just need to know that there are deleted comments (and how many) and have a way to show them. I propose that there are three state...
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #276701 @pnuts need a [tagline](https://languages.codidact.com/questions/277071) to use there; any suggestions, anyone? (Answer there please.)
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Comment Post #277072 Maybe embedding a poll in another post would work better, so the poll can be part of a larger Q&A about a topic (site proposal, site policy discussion, choosing topics for challenges, whatever).
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Article Help us help you: please show your support for site proposals
Our network now has eight sites (plus Meta), and we hope to see many more as we continue to develop both our platform and our communities. As we've worked with communities to build the sites we have now, we've found ourselves adjusting how we go about deciding when a site is ready. We are tryin...
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Comment Post #276701 @Zerotime the site has just been launched.
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Comment Post #276701 @moonlight the site has just been launched.
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Comment Post #276701 @becky82 the site has just been launched.
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Comment Post #277052 No repro (but different OS & browser), *but* when I just tried the image did not appear in the preview until I clicked in the post box after uploading. I don't know if that's related.
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Comment Post #277029 When we implement trust levels that will be explicitly allowed: even if you can't do anything else yet, you'll be able to vote and comment on stuff on your own questions. I'll see if adding that exception now, before trust levels, is straightforward.
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Comment Post #277023 @pnuts that was more inertia and less intention. I don't think we explicitly talked about that.
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Answer A: Why does the title come after the body when writing a question?
I made that design decision. If it doesn't work we can of course change it, but the reasoning is pretty much what @pnuts said in another answer. On other sites I've seen a lot of bad titles, ones that didn't match the question that came out at the end of the question body, and I think that's becaus...
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Comment Post #277007 @MathPhysics ghost towns aren't a good look, for the network or for the individual site, so we'd like to have some indication that there will be activity. We're learning as we go, which is why we don't have hard-and-fast rules. I'm not very familiar with Math.SE, so I don't know how to answer your ...
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Comment Post #277007 @ziggurism oh wow; I had not seen [Henning's profile](https://math.stackexchange.com/users/14366/hmakholm-left-over-monica). It looks like he contributed a ton there and was looking for another place to share, so it seems worth contacting him and letting him know about Codidact.
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Answer A: Need a mathematics Q&A site
Right now we don't have a good way of identifying people who would help build a new community, so let's do this: if you are interested in helping to build a math site, please leave a comment describing your level of interest (casual visitor, enthusiast, expert in this subtopic within the site's scope...
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Comment Post #276994 I have spent a lot of time playing RPGs (mostly D&D through 3.5, with some misc mixed in) but don't currently play and am not up on the latest developments. I would participate in questions that are more "craft" and less rules-interpretation. If there is a blog that welcomes "craft" posts and/or re...
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Comment Post #276997 I would participate casually, asking the occasional question but almost certainly unable to contribute useful answers.
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Comment Post #276998 I'm interested as a casual user. I expect to have occasional questions (particularly about crafts and daily life in historical periods). I have some knowledge in some *very* niche areas.
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Answer A: What are the steps between community idea and community proposal?
One thing that's hard for us to gauge, and is important for a new community to get off the ground, is level of interest. People might upvote a proposal out of interest ("I'd read that") or because they think it's a good idea in the abstract ("a site like that should exist") or because they want to a...
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Answer A: Factual History Site
Right now we don't have a good way of identifying people who would help build a new community, so let's do this: if you are interested in helping to build this site, please either edit or leave a comment describing your level of interest (casual visitor, enthusiast, expert in this topic within the si...
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Answer A: Medical science site
Right now we don't have a good way of identifying people who would help build a new community, so let's do this: if you are interested in helping to build this site, please leave a comment describing your level of interest (casual visitor, enthusiast, expert in this topic within the site's scope, som...
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Answer A: Personal Productivity site
Right now we don't have a good way of identifying people who would help build a new community, so let's do this: if you are interested in helping to build this site, please leave a comment describing your level of interest (casual visitor, enthusiast, expert in this topic within the site's scope, som...
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Answer A: Should there be a community here for Linux users?
Right now we don't have a good way of identifying people who would help build a new community, so let's do this: if you are interested in helping to build this site, please leave a comment describing your level of interest (casual visitor, enthusiast, expert in this topic within the site's scope, som...
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Answer A: Tabletop Role Playing Games
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Answer A: Single Board Microcontroller/Computer Codidact Site (Arduinos, RPi, etc.)
Right now we don't have a good way of identifying people who would help build a new community, so let's do this: if you are interested in helping to build this site, please leave a comment describing your level of interest (casual visitor, enthusiast, expert in this topic within the site's scope, som...
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Comment Post #275968 I hesitate over "debate"; could you clarify what you had in mind there?
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Comment Post #276971 luap42's answer covers what I would have said.
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Comment Post #276971 I'll write up a more general answer to this question later (it's something we need to document more clearly than we do), but on the specific example: we added a status-pending tag to the proposal recently to indicate it's moving forward. We haven't launched it yet because we figured syntax highligh...
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Comment Post #276905 Templates should always be treated as starting points -- suggested text, but not a format enforced by the UI. That way if you need to adjust the presentation for a recipe, you can. For example, sometimes it makes sense to treat a thing and its sauce as two mini-recipes within a recipe. (@Mithra...
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Comment Post #276905 I did say "optional". I'm asking whether it should be available, meaning whether it's useful in some places. Where it's not useful, don't use it.
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Comment Post #276748 @Marco13 I don't think it's being worked on right now (though I wasn't online an hour ago when you left that comment). I have sometimes seen the bubble not disappear until I either click the inbox again or refresh the page (or go to a new page). Other times it responds immediately. I haven't been ...
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Question Do we need templates for new posts?
We have some posting tips on the "ask question" (or "create post" etc) pages, and we plan to add better contextual help in the future. Another way to guide people would be with templates, a "proto-question" (or proto-blog-post or proto-challenge etc) that you get in the editor. A template could be ...
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Answer A: Should bugs and feature requests go to local Metas or Meta.Codidact?
If you know that a bug or feature request is broader than just your site, it's better to post it on main meta if you can. (Things known to be specific to one site belong on the per-site meta.) Reporting bugs or requesting features on main meta should mean less duplication compared to reports on (po...
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Comment Post #276884 @pnuts if people only participate on one site and there seems to be a place *right there* to report issues or make requests, it will seem natural to some to do so. The downside, as you say, is that fewer people will see it or know it's already been reported -- but we shouldn't assume that all users ...
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Comment Post #276873 More direct interaction for the author is intentional, yes. Some things *only* the author can fix, so send that signal early so the author can address it and get an answer. Even when a site is large, any particular question probably has only a few people interacting on it, so my hope is that they'l...
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Comment Post #276873 @Marco13 agreed; we might need to change things with scale, and push vs pull is an important factor. I think suggested edits are important enough to be called out as I suggested, because good edits actively improve quality *and* people who get prompt responses to their contributions are more likely t...
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Answer A: Moderation queues for questions and answers
By queues I assume you mean review queues like on SE. We haven't designed anything like that yet, though we've discussed the need specifically for a way to see pending suggested edits. (A lot of forum discussions were treating the SE interface as a starting point.) In general, I have been thinking...
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Comment Post #276871 We'll need to consider edits, too. Consider a post that was originally fine and then was edited to add NSFW content. Also consider a post that was suspect, reviewed and approved (not NSFW) by moderators, and then edited. (I don't know if those two cases are the same.)
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Comment Post #276833 We've said before, and I'll say again, that we're going to show some other stats with users, something to indicate the volume of activity and overall scoring. No there will not be rep because rep as it exists (both here and on SE) is a flawed model. It'll be something more like "17 answers (15 well...
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Comment Post #276844 You downvote *questions* because you disagree with a *site's* import policies? By the way, are you aware that imported questions are now labeled on the question list?
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Answer A: Professional coding
(Moving this here from another proposal; I forgot about this one and it fits better here.) Discussion here and elsewhere led me to ask How should we approach a programming site or sites?. It currently has 21 upvotes and several answers, which I'll take as interest. There's a lot of discussion ...
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Comment Post #276819 I don't see a problem with the author of a deleted question being able to see all answers that were not explicitly deleted. That is, if something got deleted while the question was still live, the author wouldn't have been able to see that, so shouldn't gain that access through question deletion. B...
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Comment Post #276808 Definitely a bug, and being looked into. This is affecting all sites.
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Comment Post #276781 While the problems you list certainly exist, they also exist on other sites with varied backgrounds and topics that can be *very* detail-oriented and precise. There's only so much that tooling and configuration can do, so this is an area where community curators need to help guide people, edit, reta...
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Comment Post #276785 Oops, yeah -- authors should be able to see that. I'll add it to our board. If you want a copy of the text so you can work on it offline, just let me know how to get it to you (or we can undelete and you can add a "work in progress" notice to the top if you prefer). Sorry about the inconvenience!
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Comment Post #276704 Another consideration: questions that compare more than one language. I think we want a single Q&A category, with strong tagging.
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Comment Post #276704 My primary concern here is that if we end up with 10+ categories, that poses both UI and UX challenges we did not plan for when designing categories. I like this idea in principle but I'm not sure how to approach it. Do language *families* make sense as an organizing principle, or is that no better...
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Comment Post #276701 @becky82 the basic Unicode support is there. On the Judaism site we ended up changing to a different font for legibility -- not a big deal; just had to find one. I don't know Arabic so I don't know if the default font is satisfactory.
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Comment Post #276752 Thanks for the new example @manassehkatz. That's better.
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Comment Post #276701 Hi @becky82 and thanks for commenting! Wow, I wonder what the problem is with the Arabic proposal. They're welcome to come here and join this proposal. (We'll need to add Arabic font support, but we added Hebrew for the Judaism site so we're not starting from square 1.)
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Comment Post #276754 We've sketched this out (i.e. our wireframes show it and no one's objected :-) ), but we haven't implemented it yet.
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Comment Post #276752 @ArtOfCode oh, neat! I never noticed that. :-) We should probably enhance that tooltip a bit to at least say "score:" or something and not just the number. :-)
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Comment Post #276701 Are you involved in that A51 proposal or in contact with the people who are working on it? If you can ask them (without being spammy) if they'd be interested in a site here, that'd help us understand if we have enough people interested enough to build it. I see 8 upvotes here (one of them is mine),...
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Answer A: Should we start displaying the score of a post instead of the raw votes?
If we show raw Wilson score I think we're going to see a lot of confusion and questions -- "is 0.65 good?" "what does it take to get to 0.8?" etc. Even if we explain that it's a value from 0 to 1 indicating some quality measure, I don't think it's all that meaningful to show that number to most peop...
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Answer A: Notification system improvements
I've encountered this too and agree that the current behavior leaves room for improvement. I wouldn't want to see an automatic "dismiss all" action when you look at your notifications. This is what SE does, and if you're active on several sites or just have a lot of stuff come in at once, it's to...
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Comment Post #276593 If we build a general software-development site, I think having a careers category there would enhance it. It'd be software-specific, not like Workplace.SE, but Workplace.SE was pretty software-heavy and certainly assumed office jobs (as compared to, say, plumbers or teachers, which were supposed to...
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Comment Post #276700 @Marco13 I think it would start with a meta discussion -- first consensus that it's time to spin off, then consensus on what tags to consider, and then (in my proposal) setting up a category where people can review that to see whether that set of questions is what people meant in the earlier discussi...
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Answer A: How should we approach a programming site or sites?
Based on all the feedback here (and also on the related site proposals), I put forth this proposal: Create a single Software Development site, planning from the start for spinoffs. Here's how I see that working: First, I said "software development", not "programming", because we're not an SO c...
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Comment Post #276693 Yes I asked for that too. We're going to add "include in ads?" as a configuration option for categories, so we can turn it off for meta and leave it up to communities whether to include other categories like contests. (And if a community doesn't want to have random-post ads at all, they can just tu...
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Comment Post #276692 Just in case the question arises... the examples in the screenshot are from a test server. :-)
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Answer A: Scoring System for Trust Level Requirements
Update: Based on this question, this answer, feedback on both, the original spec for trust levels, and lots of discussion in chat, I've posted a new specification for privileges-(Take-2)) on the wiki. Key differences: - All privileges are derived from scores based on your posts, suggested edits, ...
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Comment Post #276658 I upvoted for "we should make it clear", not to support the example of summary removal by staff. I agree that the process should apply no matter who appointed the mod. Mods should be able to do their jobs without feeling hindered by concerns about unjust removal.
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Comment Post #276645 If we're concerned about noisy/nefarious appeals flooding the list and making it hard to find the real ones, they don't all have to be mingled on the same list -- deliberated appeals on one list, summary judgements on another. And it would be fine to aggregate them where applicable, e.g. "July 2020,...
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Comment Post #276644 @luap42 I agree that we should give the panel *tools and guidance* but allow them to use their judgement here, as they can in the rest of their deliberations.
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Answer A: How to remove a given tag from all questions where it is used?
Our tag-management UI isn't that advanced yet. (We also don't yet have rename or merge.) Until we can fix that, please make a support request and an admin will make the change. You can make a meta "support" request or ping us in the moderators' chat pointing to the existing meta discussion. (In t...
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Comment Post #276209 Related: https://meta.codidact.com/questions/276618. This question has a lot of support; if no one else does it first I'll try to propose a reworking of trust levels along these lines, as an answer to this question. I think we can make trust "levels" more independent, and in fact we had already ide...
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Comment Post #276618 On the "gating", see [this post about rethinking how we structure trust levels](https://meta.codidact.com/questions/276209). It proposes more independent measures, so editing has a path and posting has a path and closing has a path etc.
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Comment Post #276590 In our current spec for trust levels, trust for close votes is based on successful flagging. That could possibly be refined; on SE you wouldn't want the people running Smoke Detector auto-flaggers for spam to earn privileges on sites they're not otherwise on. But the basic idea is that they're both...
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Comment Post #276537 Could you elaborate on why using the tag to see just bug reports doesn't address the problem? Thanks.
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Comment Post #276141 I agree about exclusionary naming. I think we can address the very real concern raised by @Lundin with clear messaging both in the Q&A category description (the line you see at the top of the page) and in the guidance on the "ask" page, which can be customized per-site. These are tools that weren't...
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Answer A: Post action links that cannot be used should be hidden
I'd like to move Close and Delete to the Tools menu (now that we have that menu). This menu is generated based on what you have the privilege to do, so that's a better place for these items. Doing this also reduces the number of options a user has to consider on each post. Flag should stay visib...
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Comment Post #276452 Credit goes to ArtOfCode! I posted this so Art could get some sleep (because timezones).
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Question Tag updates, including tag hierarchies
We have just pushed some updates related to tags. You will now see a "tags" link in the category bar (next to "posts"), which leads to a searchable list of all tags. Selecting an individual tag takes you to that tag's page, showing its description (if any) and the list of posts in that category wit...
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Comment Post #276420 Maybe it should just include native posts (which can mean new, native answers to imported questions, too).
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Comment Post #276417 Yes, we want different kinds of guidance that are more targeted and thus (I hope) more useful for *that thing I'm trying to do right now*, alongside more general help. A new-user tour seems helpful if it shows the things one needs right away (and points out the help for more info). In time it will ...
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Answer A: Hot Network Questions like feature?
I think a system where sites can somehow nominate questions for broader publicity would be helpful, but I don't think we want to repeat the mistakes SE made with hot network questions. We've talked about this some but haven't done anything about it -- there are other features that we think are highe...
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Comment Post #276209 I think this approach would simplify things for all involved.
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Comment Post #276330 Menorah? And I had the same thought about Jin over Shabbat! It'd be great if we could hire him to do a logo and banner for us. (Right now sites just have the small logos, but our design folks are exploring layouts that would give sites a full-width banner at the top, recognizing that we have to ac...
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Comment Post #276334 We are planning to show user info (a la the "user card" on SE) that has better stats that just one number. Something like: number of posts of each type (or maybe just number of posts), approximate total score of answers (as a range not a precise number that people angst over when it goes down by 1), ...
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Comment Post #276301 Thanks for the brainstorming! And also the suggestion for the platform; I agree we should explore this. I like your brand suggestions, especially the cheeky one. :-)
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Comment Post #276301 I agree in general, but I note that when *talking* about the site to prospective participants, a generic name doesn't work as well in phrases like "there's a great site that could help you with that, ..." or "I participate on ... and I think you'd really like it". Granted, this is a problem other Co...
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Comment Post #276300 @binyomin yes, definitely tags! Tags are essential to organizing content. If you look at any of the sites in [our network](https://codidact.com/), you'll see tags in use. And for content we import, we'll import the original tags too.
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Comment Post #276300 And SO *is* one programming site, with questions about Java and C# and PHP and Visual Basic and SQL and FranzLisp and... and most people ignore most of it. Sometimes there's critical mass for a specialization to spin off, but that doesn't mean those questions are no longer welcome on SO. SO is a bi...
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Comment Post #276300 @binyomin yes there's a difference; not everybody is going to have the same level of interest in all questions. That applies within "groupings" too; maybe you're focused on that gemara and don't really care all that much about this zohar or that Ibn Ezra on an obscure point of grammar in Vayikra or ...
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Comment Post #276292 @Harel13 if we put Purim Torah in a separate category, I think we can be a lot more flexible about timing. On Mi Yodeya we limited it because it sits alongside the serious Q&A; on Codidact we can do it differently if we want to.
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Comment Post #276300 @binyomin text study, from the *pshat* from the *parsha* to understanding the *kal v'chomer* used in such-and-such place in the *g'mara* to the nuances of a Rambam etc -- that's all clearly Jewish. You expect to see it in a *beit midrash*. Questions about kashrut or Shabbat hospitality or *t'filah* o...
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Comment Post #276300 We clearly want to support text and talmud questions; they're pretty core to Jewish study, as we've seen on Mi Yodeya. Could you say more about how narrowing the scope to only that helps? Is the concern that you can't find the content you want, that people will be distracted by other stuff and won't ...
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Comment Post #276289 If the issue with the referencer is that it has a lot of SE-specific stuff -- i.e. it needs to be updated to run here -- then perhaps this is an area where the community could help? It's a userscript (on SE) now; if somebody can turn it into a userscript that runs here, that's no greater a burden fo...
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Article The Codidact Vision
This was previously posted on the forum and then the project wiki on 2020-02-02. Now that we have this blog, I'm reposting here for more, err, visibility. Codidact's goal is to enable communities of shared interests to come together and determine for themselves how they pool, share, and teach ...
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Answer A: A new Judaism community
I think supporting divrei torah as a first-class feature alongside Q&A would be very helpful. On SE the only (on-site) mechanism for that is the self-answered question. Self-answered questions are useful when they are really questions that can thus invite additional answers, and we should continue ...
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Answer A: how do we handle overlap
There is a community aspect to this that can be lost if we just think of questions as being things that fit into buckets (sites). A user might choose to ask a question on the "general" site instead of the specialized one because the person is part of the community on the "general" site. It's pretty...
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Comment Post #276236 On your last paragraph, could you give an example? I'm trying to understand the granularity. Do you envision a question about, say, doing or faking multiple inheritance, with variations for C++, Java, Python, etc? Or do you mean something finer-grained, like a question about how to do something in...
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Answer A: Network-wide sign in created accounts for me on all sites even though I had no accounts there beforehand
I don't think that visiting site A while logged in on site B should automatically create an account on site A, for at least two reasons: - Doing it inflates the list of users, making it harder to get a sense of how many people were actually interested enough to take that first step. For sites wit...
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Comment Post #276214 @ArtOfCode I don't think we should be auto-creating per-site accounts; that should be an intentional action by the user. Adding an answer to elaborate.
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Article Newsletter #2 (June 2020)
The following announcement was sent to subscribers of the Codidact announcements mailing list on June 17, 2020. It has been reformatted here. Hello! Thank you for following our project to build a place where communities can come together to share knowledge, a place that puts people first and emp...
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Article Newsletter #1 (May 2020)
The following announcement was sent to subscribers of the Codidact announcements mailing list on May 4, 2020. It has been reformatted here. Codidact, the open-source Q&A platform: by the community, for the community. Hello! Thank you for following our project to build a place where communities...
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Answer A: The list of questions for a user should indicate the category the question is asked in
We have a design for this; it's just not implemented yet. The user profile will show selectors (tabs) for each category plus "all" (the default). In the "all" view, posts will be labeled by category. Each post will also show its type -- currently we have questions, answers, and articles. You migh...
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Comment Post #276175 @Lundin there's a default license on all posts, which is what you get if you do nothing.
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Comment Post #276175 Whoops, I thought we had that. Investigating.
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Comment Post #276168 On SE I once proposed something to help the OP re-ask the question without all the cut/paste -- basically, show the on-topic info, user says "yes ask there", and we open the "create post" interface on the other site with the existing content pre-populated. There are some complications that have to b...
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Answer A: An alternative approach to the view order of answers
The Codidact functional specification calls for changes to answer ordering; we just haven't gotten that far in implementation yet. (Scroll down to the "Votes and Scores" section.) > For each question and answer we display raw upvotes and downvotes. This makes controversy visible. > > For each a...
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Question How should we approach a programming site or sites?
We have a suggestion for a site for professional coding, and software engineering and computer science also have some interest, and there are overlapping suggestions for cloud technologies and single-board microcontrollers. It seems likely that participants here have interests in other related are...
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Comment Post #275959 That's weird; I edited a recipe last night. Investigating.
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Comment Post #275943 Thanks @Olin; I was in fact eyeing your formatting help. :-) Changes should all be there now; go ahead and try typing something into the "category" textbox and setting sequence numbers.
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Comment Post #275940 I think they'll all need to change to "/posts". A category can support more than one post type, and anyway these things could change over time as a site's use of a category evolves, so we shouldn't baking that into the external interface. Missed this in testing/code review, sorry.
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Answer A: Help --> Site Information?
That topic was meant to be disabled, but we hit a bug. It's gone now. That topic is meant to be an example starting point for people setting up a new site. We'll be making some improvements to the template. On this site, where you've already built out other help, it's redundant. You can now ...
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Comment Post #275857 Oh, I didn't mean invite the inquisitive hordes now; you need to get set up first. I just meant that *alongside* developing that site introduction, also try to build some good *content* for them to see. Nobody wants to see an empty site on a first visit. That paragraph was addressed to the founder...
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Answer A: New site setup process?
We need to create some better "new community" documentation, but moderators will be able to do most of what you need, so first we have to identify the initial moderators. (Eventually each community will choose its own, but to get started we'll need to appoint two or three pro-tem moderators.) The d...
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Comment Post #275826 [Launched](https://cooking.codidact.com/), so we can now continue these important discussions on meta there. Looking forward to building the site!
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Answer A: What would I change on UX
I'm photosensitive and bright white backgrounds bother me too. Dark-mode themes tend to fail me in other ways, so I usually try to soften the bombardment of bright white pixels instead. In case it helps, I'll share my workaround. This is the CSS override I use, with the Stylus add-on, for Codidact...
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Comment Post #275836 On import, while there's no UI for it (and that's not planned soon), we can import questions selectively. The community could assemble a list of links to specific questions and we could pull those over, so you can cherry-pick those few valuable posts that would be a hassle to recreate here.
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Answer A: How should Codidact "advertise" and gain community members?
We have to build awareness through word of mouth. And that's not about Codidact in general, and isn't always even about specific Codidact communities (though it can be). Sometimes tweeting a link to a specific, interesting question will get people to take a look who wouldn't have come to the such-a...
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Comment Post #275776 One more question: any suggestions for a logo? What graphical element(s) should we include? Or if somebody wants to propose an image, feel free -- aiming for an aspect ratio of about 3:1 width:height.
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Comment Post #275776 Now that we've confirmed that Circuitlab integration isn't a blocker and it looks like the overlap with the general-engineering proposal has been addressed, I think we can proceed. What URL slug (the part before codidact.com) do y'all want? "electrical-engineering" is clear but also long; do you hav...
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Comment Post #275785 Changing a name is relatively easy. Once a site has been in use for a while, changing a URL has more dependencies (we'd have to either break links or have a redirect -- not hard, but something to think about). If the URL slug is "rpg" that's pretty flexible; if it's "tabletop-rpg" or "trpg" and you...
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Comment Post #275808 If we didn't have Circuitlab integration, what would people do? Use whatever tools they like and just upload images? Use some web-based tool and link to a project there so it could be edited? I'm guessing that site-specific tool integrations are a ways off, especially if there are licensing issues...
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Comment Post #275776 @KingDuken how did that work? Can you link to a question that uses it so we can see? Thanks.
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Comment Post #275776 Sounds promising! Do you need Mathjax? Any other non-standard features?
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Comment Post #275785 My suggestion on categories is: use categories when the *base expectations* are different. For example, "Researched Q&A" on Speculative Science, "Gear Recommendations" on Photography, and the various contest categories have *different rules*. Blogs/wikis are also different, hence separate. (And, o...
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Comment Post #275797 Question on the site's meta; let's work it out there: https://speculative-science.codidact.com/questions/275801
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Comment Post #75058 Thomas, could you review the questions with both tags and make a proposal? We can import more data. If it turns out that most or all questions with both tags are fine then we can pull those in; if it's more selective, then if you can compile a list of URLs we can pull in those specific questions. ...
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Comment Post #275784 I've run into this too when trying to do footnotes.
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Comment Post #275785 I mostly agree, though I wonder if categories or tags serve the first three areas better. (And I wouldn't call that "fluff"; some players are there primarily for the roleplaying and storytelling, with mechanics being merely a means to serve that end.) I'm not concerned about overlap with worldbuild...
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Comment Post #75053 Sounds good Thomas! We can import more questions later, but wholesale import of that tag would have brought a lot of extra stuff, so let's discuss first. We might end up with a list of specific URLs or a better characterization.
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Comment Post #75053 I think "what could happen, based purely on science/logic", fits Speculative Science. We're in the process of importing data there now, after which we'll write some custom scope help and meta posts and stuff (reflecting the discussions here). I think it will meet your needs -- and if not, please us...
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Comment Post #74907 @HDE226868 a category name is easily changed once created, so please do think about it and see if you have better ideas. Thanks!
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Comment Post #75058 If the imaginary force can be fully-enough specified that one can apply scientific reasoning, I would think that would be fine. A lot of questions on WB about imaginary forces lack that foundation and answers end up being "well it's magic; do whatever you want", which I think you'd agree isn't very ...
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Comment Post #75033 I want to see Codidact serve this community; I'm asking questions so we can all, together, figure out how to do that.
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Comment Post #75033 Thanks for explaining, @staticvoid. What you say about overlaps makes sense. Does the space logically divide into "themes", the way web dev does with front-end and back-end work? Do you see this as purely about code or also tools (IDEs, source control, etc)? If tools, what about process and design (s...
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Answer A: Software Engineering && Mathematics && Computer Science
This post covers three different proposed sites and has several upvotes, indicating some level of interest -- but it's hard to tell which parts. See also the recent proposal for Professional Coding, which overlaps two of the three proposed here. I'd love to see some well-developed proposals for tec...
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Comment Post #75053 @Thomas it started out as "WB, but without the magic complications". I see you've found that proposal now and I'm very interested in your input in shaping it. I think it does much of what you're looking for, though maybe not the "plotting" questions ("what would happen" can run quite a gamut).
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Comment Post #75061 Yeah, there's a wireframe floating around that includes "follow", but it's not on the must-have list for 1.0 aka MVP.
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Comment Post #75058 I'll update the proposal with something more specific about intended scope; thank you for calling out this deficiency. We don't mean "science" in the sense of "only stuff that's real today", but more that we're aiming for things where you can draw a line from science to the desired result. Faster-t...
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Comment Post #75033 Related: https://meta.codidact.com/questions/74893
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Comment Post #74929 @aCVn I agree (and with the hyphen, for readability). Aliases are simple additions.
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Comment Post #74823 @imsodin the site isn't about existing works or about writing that fiction, though; it's about getting the science as close to right as possible when dealing with life on other worlds, FTL travel, shapeshifters, autonomous robots, etc.
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Comment Post #75033 TopAnswers is doing some of this, but that doesn't mean we can't explore different approaches. How much of the content would be specific to particular languages versus general? That other site is humongous and I think that impedes forming a *community* there, so I wonder if several smaller sites wo...
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Comment Post #74998 Related: https://meta.codidact.com/questions/74808
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Comment Post #74991 For what my small reach is worth, I gave this proposal a bit of a nudge on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MonicaCellio/status/1264688391419035652. If you know people who might be interested (or people who might know people who...), please let them know about the proposal (without being spammy of cours...
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Comment Post #74943 @Mithrandir24601 I've made another proposal for data import in a new answer.
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Comment Post #75014 @PeterTaylor I'm not sure off-hand, but I'm confident that we can do something there, even if it's a more manual process for a handful of meta posts.
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Answer A: Cooking Codidact site
Target audience: explorers and experimenters A vibrant community around cooking will involve a lot of exploration and experimentation -- we're mostly going to be avid amateurs who are doing, or trying to do, great things in our kitchens at home. Sure, if restaurant chefs join us we'll welcome the...
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Answer A: Cooking Codidact site
Fresh start I wasn't active on the SE site, so I don't know what the state of things is like there. But this site isn't being founded by SE people who want to emigrate; I see no discussion on their meta about moving, though there was some discussion of unhappiness a few months ago. Rather, this s...
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Answer A: Cooking Codidact site
The comments indicate that we have a few people here who would be interested in participating. I think current events could make this a timely site -- more people are cooking more at home than previously and probably have questions. (I know I do, even though I'm an experienced cook.) To move for...
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Answer A: Speculative Science
Alternate approach to data import The data-import code has now been improved, and it is now feasible to do multiple imports over time if we want to. I've also learned some lessons from the Writing site, which imported ten years' worth of content somewhat indiscriminately (my fault). I'm therefor...
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Comment Post #74947 Just in the past week I have had questions about silken tofu (vs the other kind), cooking with tempeh, adjusting a cobbler recipe for a different type of fruit, and bread. In all cases I was able to find unstructured opinions via Google, but it was like going to the elves for counsel -- they say bot...
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Comment Post #74852 I think we should be open to questions about game scenarios and not just plots, *but* they will have to be scoped well to be answerable. As a GM I would want to be able to ask about monster design, creating believable NPCs, planting clues effectively, designing puzzles for the players to solve, and ...
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Answer A: Body preview of writing a question can appear differently than when posted...
This happens because the preview is being rendered client-side by a JavaScript library, while the actual post is being rendered server-side using a Rails library. I've been told it's not feasible to use the exact same library in both places, but finding a way to resolve these differences (so they be...
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Comment Post #74991 Good job on focusing this! It sounds like a well-defined and rich-enough area to support lots of Q&A. Now we'll need to identify enough of a community to get it going (people who will be active here asking and answering questions).
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Comment Post #74998 Or on codidact.com because they apply to the whole network. (I thought we'd done that, but I guess we only discussed it? Hmm.)
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Comment Post #74996 @KingDuken do you agree with this answer's suggestion that it's more about hardware and less about open-source specifically? Or do you see open-source as a key factor? (You can edit your proposal if you want to adjust that.)
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Comment Post #74964 This is a critically-important question. We need to find and attract the people and sites with reach, without being spammy. Promoting on SE where practical is good, but we need to go beyond that too. Also, when those people come to check us out, they need to find active communities -- chicken and ...
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Comment Post #74953 @PeterCooperJr the same division could be done with just a set of status tags, yes. I was thinking that having the two stages would make it easier to see at a glance (on the list) which proposals are in the "idea" stage and which are undergoing more active development. I admit it can be fuzzy. Par...
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Comment Post #74947 @Sigma or maybe a blog category that can support both recipes and "technique" posts, with good use of tags? Or did you mean recipe requests? That could work if structured, sort of like Photo's gear recommendations. "I need a recipe for X" bad, "I need a recipe for X following these constraints" wo...
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Answer A: Bug reports: meta.codidact.com or codidact.org?
Please report bugs on Meta or GitHub, whichever you prefer. We monitor both. Bug reports all feed into a Trello board that we use to manage the work on the platform, so it doesn't matter all that much where they come from. (Ok, direct pings in chat aren't so good, but otherwise...) Before we ha...
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Answer A: What should we do about tagging in Site Proposals?
This answer builds on Peter's answer (thanks!). I think we need to approach tags along two axes. One is tracking status of proposals, as suggested by Peter. We did this informally when I added "status-launched" to the Photography post, but we can and should track status through earlier stages to...
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Comment Post #74929 @aCVn it's long, but maybe that isn't a problem after all. I guess most people don't *type* URLs; they find them via links or search, or they've been there before, type the first few characters, and the browser offers an auto-complete.
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Answer A: Tabletop Role Playing Games
I think this is a site that could do well here. RPGs are popular, numerous, and varied, and questions would also be varied -- questions about rules, questions about technique (playing a druid well, maintaining tension as a GM, designing resiliency to avoid TPKs, etc), questions about adventure desig...
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Comment Post #74852 @Peter yes, that's a good question, and seems worthy of a broader exposure as a question in the Q&A category. We need to be able to build communities from the people *here*, and sometimes there are other communities (mailing lists, Discord servers, forums, gaming clubs, etc). My "do you know of oth...
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Comment Post #74943 @Mithrandir24601 I agree that such questions can exist. I'd rather be more conservative on bulk import and then pull in additional, individual questions, which I assume will be possible (data-import is additive). I'm struggling a bit with how to do this; initially we were going to enumerate tags to...
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Comment Post #74947 I am an amateur cook and, in the wake of current world events, have been doing even more cooking and have no place to ask my questions. I would participate in a cooking site if we had one. Do we have other interested participants?
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Comment Post #74823 @imsodin I meant "speculative" in the sense of "speculative fiction"; I hadn't thought about conspiracy theorists (who I don't think are very science-minded in general?). Do you have suggestions for a different name? Thanks.
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Answer A: Speculative Science
Data Import Update: alternate proposal We already know that the data import should exclude questions tagged "magic", of which there are about 1800 (it's the fifth-most-popular tag). Reviewing the tag list there, I spotted a few others that we might want to exclude (this is just based on th...
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Comment Post #74934 @MaskedMan, Codidact is building a lot more capabilities, including other post types beyond questions and answers. We're not there yet, but rather than waiting for everything to be done before launching anything, we decided to start with what we have, which is enough for immediate needs of communiti...
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Comment Post #74934 Thanks for these suggestions! Eventually we might come up with a special post type for proposals, but if we use the question for the pitch and answers to identify and resolve issues, I think the tools we have now will work. Key to this is editing in updates as things get decided in those comment th...
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Comment Post #74897 In every D&D campaign I've been part of, whether as player or GM, we've ended up making a lot of modifications to the rules. This will raise the question of "when is D&D not D&D any more?". I mean, *I* think we've stayed on-theme and stuck reasonably close, but if I describe house rules in the cont...
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Answer A: Speculative Science
What should the URL be? speculative-science.codidact.com is a bit of a mouthful. Is that ok? If not, what should we use instead? I'd be hesitant to make the main URL what-if.codidact.com, but that might be a reasonable redirect for whatever we come up with. Update: So far, consensus in c...
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Comment Post #74833 The site is live (cc @MichaelC).
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Comment Post #74831 @Acquarius_Girl the site is now live (see edit to this post).
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Question What should we do about tagging in Site Proposals?
We need to figure out tags in the "Site Proposals" category. I noticed that some proposals were tagged "suggestion" and some "new-communities" and started to replace the former with the latter, and then I stopped and said "wait, everything here is a suggestion for a new community!". For technical...
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Comment Post #74907 @Mith those are good suggestions, thanks! "Research-level Q&A" sounds like it hits the right target; I hope others will weigh in (particularly those who've used that tag on SE).
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Answer A: Speculative Science
Category for (WB.SE) "hard science" questions The Worldbuilding community on SE has a hard-science tag. Use of this tag has special requirements for answerers, as described in a custom post notice: > This question asks for hard science. All answers to this question should be backed up by equat...
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Comment Post #74890 Now that we've settled the URL, what do you want the name to be? "Photography" only (with video understood as a type of photography), or "Photography & Video"?
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Comment Post #74836 What do you want to call this category? I worry that "Canonical Q&A" is a little "insider-speak". What do you think about "Library", "References", or "Resources"? Or do you prefer "Guides"? I have the impression content won't always be "basic" or "FAQ", but maybe I misunderstand. Anyway, we need...
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Comment Post #74836 @mattdm 1) yes. 2) working on a "change category" UI that can be trust-restricted, but in the meantime admins can move things manually for you. (I'm guessing you're not going to have a *ton* of those in the first couple weeks, so that should be fine.)
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Comment Post #74831 @Aquarius_Girl it'll be announced here on Meta first, and then since it's a new site I think we should give the founders a few days to build initial content via word of mouth, and then we'll announce it on the Codidact Announcements mailing list. (We want there to be content in place when we do that...
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Comment Post #74887 Are you (plural) saying that minimalism is more of a philosophy that pervades all aspects of one's life, the way some religions might? So just like you'd expect to find all your Jewish Q&A on a Judaism site, rather than food (kosher) ones on Cooking and workplace accommodations on Workplace and educ...
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Comment Post #74900 I think the second, too. People coming from SE might interpret a green box as "has accepted answer, no need for me to go there to help", which actually we don't know anything about that answer (and we don't have "acceptance" here).
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Comment Post #74893 Welcome! We'll want to separate this into one post per proposed site to make discussion easier, but first, as Art said, we'll want to make sure we'll have users for any of these. All of these topics are rich and *should* have lots of interest; are you working with any others (whether from SE or els...
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Comment Post #74889 I've added it to our "who needs what" list, thanks.
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Comment Post #74889 Mathjax is on our "need soon" list for some other sites (right after we fix some issues with data import). If you don't need it on day 1 we can launch this site soon and add Mathjax support when it's ready.
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Comment Post #74831 What do you want for the name and URL? (And do you happen to have a logo in mind? We can give you something basic and you can replace it later if you like, but if you already have art ready, let us know.)
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Comment Post #74866 @scottbb that seems doable to me, but I'll defer to @ArtOfCode. We already know we need to be able to change the category of a post (through the UI), so bulk-changing all questions in category X having tag Y *sounds* doable. (Dropping the tag in the process, presumably.)
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Comment Post #74852 Sounds fine to me then. It sounds like tabletop games are going to be the focus, and if there are a few questions about LARPs the community will probably accept them too. Do you know of others (whether from SE or the broader gaming world) who'd be interested in helping to build this site? (I'm in ...
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Comment Post #74852 To *me*, role-playing games are inherently human-mediated, because role-playing allows pretty much anything to happen. But I don't play computer games and have no idea what terminology is in use there. What I'm wondering is whether we can drop the "tabletop" from the name here (to include the live-...
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Comment Post #74832 Thanks @mattdm; good to know. About how many required tags do you anticipate? (For UI considerations.)
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Answer A: Photo-Video Codidact Site
Here's where I think we are, based on my reading of all the answers and comments here. Please let me know if I've misunderstood anything. Categories would be basically as in this answer (noting that "blog" might actually be "resources" or something like that). For gear questions you can use the ...
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Comment Post #74861 SE has what I gather are successful sites for some other languages (German, French, Japanese...), where the sites are about the language itself. (I don't mean "SO in $language".) I don't know much about their successes and challenges, since I can't read a lot of the content. Do you have experience ...
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Comment Post #74852 Oh, I misunderstood too, thinking that LARPs would be off-topic as not tabletop games. I wonder if there's a term in the field for these human-mediated, broad-interpretation games as opposed to computer-mediated and thus less flexible?
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Comment Post #74853 I don't know if it's related, but yesterday I was writing a post with a multi-paragraph blockquote, and the preview showed me one block per paragraph instead of one big block no matter what I did. Eventually I ran out of ideas and decided to post and then file the bug report -- and the post was fine...
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Comment Post #74832 @ArtOfCode, and an "all" button or way to turn off the filter, particularly if the tags being highlighted do not collectively cover all questions. This would give the site the freedom to highlight tags they want to promote without having to make sure that every question on the site could be reached ...
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Comment Post #74852 Welcome! Are there any features you would need that we don't already have? I can't think of any, but for example a science site would need Mathjax, so we'd want to know that. I used to love playing RPGs (alas, time...) and I agree there are rich opportunities here. You could end up with a blog ca...
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Comment Post #74847 Hi and welcome! Is minimalism something that people form broad communities around? That is, is there a "minimalist" community out there, or are there instead minimalist communities *within* other fields? I'm trying to figure out whether minimalism is a top-level concept or a movement within other ...
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Comment Post #74837 @mattdm somebody is actually working on templates for these blurbs now, though yours is probably going to be specialized enough that you'll need to override it. :-) But yes, the idea of a "post" page having a place to plug guidance (straight from the template, or modified for that category/site) is ...
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Comment Post #74837 When people ask gear-recommendation questions and get answers recommending A, B, and C, how much overlap is there in those answers with answers to *other* questions where people recommended A, B, and C? Do you want straight Q&A, or do you maybe want a library of "gear" pages (features, strengths, we...
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Comment Post #74837 We can customize the guidance on the "ask question" page per-category, so you could write a blurb about what makes a good question *in Gear Recommendations* and it'd show up there. If you have more to say than fits in that chunk of UI, you can write a help topic and link to it.
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Comment Post #74832 @ArtOfCode, sounds like tag search within current category? That seems doable. We'll need to add the concept of sticky/pinned tags per category.
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Comment Post #74834 Part of the issue, I think, is that "show more comments" remains even after you've clicked it and are seeing them all. Ultimately comments will be threaded, which should help -- you'll be able to expand or collapse threads rather than having to weave through conversations all at the top level.
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Comment Post #74836 A category can support more than one post type, so if you had a resource library (or whatever you want to call it), you could have a mix of wiki-style articles and Q&A where each answer fully covers one approach.
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Comment Post #74836 Instead of a blog you could have a resource library. Blog posts are usually individual people's work and can be opinionated and even somewhat tangential, while a resource library focuses more on objectivity and presumably has more community ownership (like a wiki). Or maybe you're looking for those ...
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Comment Post #74832 @Mattdm, is it meaningful to have a site that covers both photo and video and that has categories like "technique", "art", "production", and "gear"? In each of those you'd see both photo and video questions, but it promotes the broad *types* you want to call out to categories. But there needs to be...
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Comment Post #74832 @Mattdm, these are exactly the kinds of things we want to figure out *before* launching. You are not coming across as argumentative at all, and I hope you don't interpret the feedback you're getting that way either.
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Comment Post #74833 And I agree with the goal of supporting artistic questions and not just technical ones. I think that broadens the site's appeal (at least to this rank beginner, who, granted, might not be your target audience).
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Comment Post #74833 Thank you both for explaining the background. If we have separate categories for photo/video/CV, then within the first two at least we'd still have a mix of technical and artistic, right? Will the former drown out the latter? Or is the idea that each of these categories would be small enough that the...
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Comment Post #74833 What you said about categories matches our design intent. I don't know what the struggles were with video and CV alongside still photography on SE; was tagging not enough to handle that? We can give you mandatory tags (must choose at least one from this set); are there questions that wouldn't fit t...
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Comment Post #74831 Welcome! A question to help you think about categories (I have no domain expertise to apply). Think of *categories* as broad groupings; it sounds like still photography and video are different enough from each other for this, for instance. But you also have tags, and can even use the same tag set acr...
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Question Error message contains a bad link for reporting the error
I got an error while subscribing to a category and clicked on the "report on meta" link in the message. The link produced another error: Image alt text The link in the first error message points to https://writing.codidact.com/meta/ask. The "ask" button on meta is https://meta.codidact.com/ca...
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Question Category subscription emits an error "must provide a valid category ID"
From the Meta category on Writing I clicked the "subscribe" button, filled out the form, submitted, and got this error: Image alt text Following the instructions there, I am reporting it here.
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Question Speculative Science
Update: launched; see this meta post. Renamed to Scientific Speculation based on feedback here and there. I'm copying this post from meta to keep the site suggestions together. The scope of Worldbuilding.SE is very broad, ranging from rigorous questions about orbital mechanics to questions...
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Answer A: Site suggestion - Code Golf
Members of the Code Golf community have already created a site on TopAnswers. While this doesn't mean there can't be a site here, I would want to see a stronger show of support from members of the community. The golfers seem to be happy on TopAnswers, so we're not going to create this site right no...
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Question Can we make the TOS and COC links site-agnostic?
The terms of service and code of conduct linked in the footer of every page on every site point to pages on Writing. That's because Writing was first and a standalone site before we added network support to the software. Now that we have that, can we move these pages to codidact.com to be site-agno...
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Comment Post #74804 Spec for trust levels -- needs some small updates yet: https://github.com/codidact/docs/wiki/User-Privileges.
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Question Please amend the terms of service to allow other licenses
The Codidact terms of service (example is from Writing) include: > You own the copyright to your content; by posting it here, you license it under the terms of CC BY-SA 4.0, including any media you upload as part of your Content. You represent and warrant that you own the rights to all content you...
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Comment Post #74790 I do agree that we need to not offer the option on sites where there's nothing to connect to. Not all communities here will have associated SE sites.
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Comment Post #74780 The "meta meta" page is going to go away, yes. We just need to make sure we've removed all the pre-category code that assumed that every site has a meta -- don't want to break this site in the process of yanking that out.
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Comment Post #74790 What about cases where somebody has hidden specific site accounts on the network profile? If we could reliably get to all accounts I'd agree with you about just using the network profile; that would be much easier for everyone. Maybe the answer is to support both -- use the network profile in gener...
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Comment Post #74782 If anybody with SEO know-how wants to join us and help with that, please speak up! The team we have now is focused on some critical-path features, but the current team doesn't have to be the only people working on it.
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Comment Post #74780 @MaskedMan not your fault; we just added that "don't post here" language *because* the software made it too easy to end up here. Every *other* site we set up will have a meta, so it's baked in for now, but Meta doesn't need a meta...
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Comment Post #74780 Are you doing this here on Meta, or on one of our other sites (Writing or Outdoors)? I'll have to check, but it might not work on Meta because we don't have an associated SE site that we want to import posts from -- but if that's the case then we should have a better response than this error, so tha...
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Answer A: Which communities have shown interest?
Speculative Science The scope of Worldbuilding.SE is very broad, ranging from hard-science questions about orbital mechanics to questions about the design of magical creatures. Some users from there have been discussing a more science-focused community here. It's still about worldbuilding, in th...
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Comment Post #74764 Related: https://meta.codidact.com/questions/39468. This was a couple months ago, so there's probably an update.
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Comment Post #39552 [Outdoors is live](https://outdoors.codidact.com/). See the [welcome message](https://outdoors.codidact.com/questions/74762) for more information on logistics.
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Comment Post #41993 Do members of the Code Golf communities (SE and/or TA) want to have one here too, like to be able to compare options? If the community is happy on TopAnswers then I wouldn't want to interfere with that, but we're happy to set up a community here if that's what the people involved want.
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Comment Post #41989 I'll leave the main part of your question for someone who can speak more authoritatively, but on your related question: yes, you will be able to link your Codidact Outdoors account to your SE Outdoors account and thus claim your content here.
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Comment Post #39552 @charlie still working on it; sorry for the delay.
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Comment Post #39552 @Charlie great, thanks. We're going to run your data import overnight; ArtOfCode or I should be in touch tomorrow with an update for you.
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Comment Post #39552 @Charlie working on it. What content do you want to import? From your meta discussion, looks like all non-closed questions (and their answers of course)?
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Comment Post #39552 @Charlie, it looks like you've got enough buy-in there to give it a shot, and that the people supporting the idea also support appointing you as a moderator. So we can do that, and if any TGO mods come over we can add them (that's what we did on Writing), and later y'all can have an election or some...
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Comment Post #39552 Followup on TGO meta: https://outdoors.meta.stackexchange.com/q/1613
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Now that we're evolving QPixel toward Codidact instead of doing a full cut-over to a new platform, updated explanation for communities.
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Comment Post #39552 @Charlie sounds good! Could you share the link when you do? Thanks.
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Comment Post #39552 Welcome! From the posts you linked, it sounds like several once-active users including one moderator would be interested in trying an alternative. We'd be happy to set up a site for you here, if you (or someone else you bring in) takes point on "rallying the troops" (so to speak) and talking with u...
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Comment Post #39450 @wrp I don't know if this is going to be a canonical source; I was trying to answer a challenge I've received once and I assume we'll receive again. I've added some details to the question; I'm also happy to see this turn into a true community Q&A, though I don't think we have a special status for t...
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Comment Post #39445 @einpoklum, QPixel is the name of the software package currently running this site. It's hosted by the Codidact project and uses a Codidact URL; when the Codidact software is ready we'll move all sites that we're hosting using QPixel onto Codidact instead. The Codidact software doesn't exist yet bu...
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Comment Post #39469 But, more broadly, if you've got a group of users who want to build a community here, please let us know. We don't want to just create sites for the sake of creating sites, but if there are users waiting, let's talk!
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Comment Post #39469 Welcome! We haven't worked out a formal process for requesting communities. In the short term, for QPixel, the focus is on communities that need something sooner than Codidact will be ready, since this is an interim solution. Some SE communities are in trouble after recent events; we want to help ...
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Question What kinds of data import can QPixel support?
How granular can data-import be for QPixel (I realize the answer might be different later for Codidact), and can it be done more than once? We know it's possible to import "everything", but which of the following would be possible, and which can be done incrementally? - All open questions on a ta...
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Comment Post #39445 @Mithrandir24601 your comment pinged me. Looks like we don't have auto-complete but if you spell out a name it pings.
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Comment Post #39450 I've posted the reply I sent as an answer here. I am very interested in seeing other responses.
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Answer A: How does Codidact avoid repeating SE's mistakes?
You ask an important question. If Codidact just becomes Stack Exchange Inc. version 2 in several years, we've failed our communities and ourselves. We don't want to go down the path that SE took; we all saw where that led. So we're doing some things differently from the start. First, Codidact is ...
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Question How does Codidact avoid repeating SE's mistakes?
I received an important question in private email, and I'm bringing it here so we can improve on the answer I sent. This won't be the last time we get this question; let's develop a clear, effective response. The question, slightly paraphrased, was: > How will you prevent Codidact from repeati...
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Comment Post #39445 @mithrandir24601 I worry that that would add confusion. Meta is already "another place"; meta meta even more so. We can use a QPixel tag for questions that are specifically about this platform, and then when we migrate to the Codidact platform we can archive those. How does that sound?
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Comment Post #39446 @Bhargav maybe just to handle the few flags that will be raised? (Writing has had flags, though maybe not a two-digit number of them.)
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Question Which communities have shown interest?
QPixel is not Codidact, yet, and so we're not yet trying to "build all the things" (communities). But some communities on SE seem eager to move even to a temporary site, and one already has. Which communities are looking to move, and what do we know about them? Are there particular users we should...
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Question Bootstrapping: who can speak for a community?
Our initial communities will almost certainly be groups of users from SE communities. A mature community should choose its own moderators and those are the people who can speak for the community when requesting things from the instance admins, but what should we do initially, before things are that ...
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Question What, another meta? What's this site for?
Codidact Meta is for questions about the instance that we will host. It is not about the platform itself; for that, please continue to use the forum and GitHub. But what does that leave, you ask? Use this meta site for questions about: - instance-level policies and governance - new communiti...
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