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# Activity for Monica Cellio‭

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Comment Post #282960 I meant configurable through the admin tools ("site settings"). We can modify the code to make limits configurable for a community the same way a bunch of other things are configurable, but right now it's baked into the code. The GH issue proposes changing that.
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Edit Post #283010 Initial revision about 5 hours ago
The icon appears in the "user card": screenshot It doesn't appear in the post lists (question list, search results, etc), but it doesn't seem like mod/admin status is important to call out there, where you aren't yet seeing what the person actually said beyond a title. The latest changes Som...
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Comment Post #282984 I wonder about the performance impact of checking as you type -- it's one thing to update for a comment that caps out at 500 characters, but a 30,000-character post would be different. At the very least, though, if you *hit* the limit and a submission is rejected because of it, we should report the ...
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Comment Post #282960 I don't think it's configurable today, but I entered a [GitHub request](https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/582) to see if it can be made so.
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Comment Post #282871 Thanks for confirming! (I got as far as confirming that we didn't grab the shift version, but didn't go on to actually insert a Unicode character.)
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Edit Post #282968 Initial revision 2 days ago
Answer A: How can we improve community proposals?
Indicating interest and following proposals Now that we have threaded comments, and the ability to follow threads (meaning you get inbox notifications of new comments), maybe we can use that to simplify some things. Two suggestions: - For each proposal, create a thread on the post named someth...
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Comment Post #280302 I think we can use comment threads (and the ability to follow them) to do this now. We can add a "follow this proposal" thread that people can follow, and when a proposal changes state we can comment in the thread and followers will be notified. It's still a manual process but at least it'll ping p...
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Comment Post #282950 Probably not a configuration setting, or at least I haven't come across it.
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Question User profile now has a Discord link
We currently use Discord for community chat. Not everybody uses Discord and that's fine; nobody is required to be in chat. Someday we would like to remove our dependence on a third-party service, but that will not be soon. If community members (or moderators) want to use chat to talk with somebo...
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Edit Post #280046 Post edited:
according to https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/commit/93a923e8e26df977ea906c275eb903ebe4711818
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Edit Post #282939 Initial revision 3 days ago
Question New search options
The team has made some improvements to search, including the following new options (taken from the search help): filtering by user If you want to search for posts written by a particular user you will need to know their unique user number for the community. This can be found by looking at th...
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Edit Post #282910 Initial revision 4 days ago
I see a lot of frustration in your post. I'm sorry you're having a rough time on Codidact. I'm particularly sympathetic to the language barrier; languages are hard to gain fluency in (at least as adults) and English is especially challenging because of its "eclectic" history. I was once yelled at ...
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Edit Post #282872 Initial revision 5 days ago
Instead of adding another button, we've made search more robust. Better documentation will be coming, but you can now search for answers:#. answers:0 finds unanswered questions. Actually, it finds unanswered top-level posts, so it's currently returning articles too (oops), but you can also add...
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Answer A: Keyboard shortcut for image upload prevents me from entering Unicode characters by number
The keyboard shortcut for uploading an image is now explicitly control-u, excluding control-shift-u.
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Comment Post #282808 One site mechanic that should help us that we decided from there very beginning that answer "acceptance" is broken on SE. We sort by score, no pinning, and when we finish the feature, anybody will be able to say "worked for me" not just the person who asked the question. (I'm on mobile right now so d...
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6 days ago
Comment Post #282808 I had that experience on SE too at times; if my well-researched answer was later than others, it might not get any attention while the ones at the top kept getting votes because they were at the top. I think the slower pace here helps with that too; nobody can read everything on some of SE's larger s...
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Comment Post #282808 Thank you for sharing this perspective. I'm concerned about the FGITW/HNQ effect too, where a popular but wrong answer pushes others out of view. In case you haven't noticed this yet, we use a different ordering algorithm for answers here at Codidact to mitigate that. We use a scoring system that t...
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7 days ago
Comment Post #282810 Chat is good for some things and some people, but we never intended to suggest that people must use it, especially when it's a third-party system. We shouldn't require that you trust, or want to have an account on, or want the hassle of Discord in order to get stuff done on Codidact. It's there for...
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Comment Post #279384 That's a good idea @#52991, thanks!
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Comment Post #281378 TopAnswers has a similar approach. They have stars (only up, not down), and the number you can cast on a post is an exponential function of your received stars. A thing I like about this is that it's an *option*; as an expert in a topic I'd like to not have the full weight of that expertise affect ev...
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Comment Post #282810 We have a Discord chat as an informal thing, but it's not directly tied to accounts here and not everyone uses it, and that's fine. Everyone should feel welcome to use meta (or flags if you think something shouldn't be public) to bring attention to issues.
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we weren't good about updating this, sorry!
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Comment Post #282653 I hope you didn't read my response as criticizing the question -- not the intent at all! It's important for both the target community and the larger Codidact community to be able to discuss questions of community scope/boundaries/separation/integration.
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Edit Post #282653 Initial revision 21 days ago
Answer A: Ideas on the separation of Game Development from Videogames CD
I'm not a videogamer, so I'll admit up front that I'm generalizing from related areas: as a boardgamer or RPG player, would I want to share space with people creating games, game systems, modules, and player aids? My personal reaction is: yes, very much so! First off, when creators participate in...
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21 days ago
Comment Post #282165 Sorry @#53207 - I thought we were still waiting for deploy, but that's because I apparently shouldn't try to read commit logs before caffeine. :-) Moshi says it's fixed, so I've updated the tag.
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apparently I can't read commit history before caffeine and this really was already in
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Comment Post #282347 I agree we should show that there were deleted comments; even if you can't see what was there, you can at least tell that some context is missing and maybe that's why that later comment seems off. But it would be nice to not *count* the deleted comments in the preview; saying you're seeing 5 of 10, ...
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Edit Post #282591 Initial revision 24 days ago
Should people be able to edit comments if there are more comments in the thread than are shown in the in-page preview? It seems like that runs the risk of unknowingly changing context out from under later comments that you haven't looked at. We should (all) think more about comment edits. Somepl...
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Comment Post #282578 I didn't mean to suggest increasing the limit. If you type 500 characters as text, it's a certain size that people have grown used to. With code blocks, a comment could plausibly be 2-3 times as tall. is that a problem or is that ok? The typical case of a few lines of code seems reasonable to me,...
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Edit Post #282578 Initial revision 25 days ago
When comments were all shown directly under the post with no way to collapse them, it made sense to restrict formatting that could make them take up a lot more vertical space. But (a) we do allow Mathjax (on communities that use it) and (b) comments are now threaded, so I think it makes sense to rel...
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Edit Post #282577 Initial revision 25 days ago
I started to write up a platform issue for this, but realized I have questions we need community feedback on first: 1. Who should be able to edit the title, beyond those with the Curate ability who already can? Only the creator, or any participant in the thread? (We do not have a "suggest edit" ...
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Comment Post #282570 That's true for "homework problem sets", but sometimes homework is in the form of questions to be answered with words. For example, "when should you use an interface versus class inheritance?" is one I've seen. Granted the homework form might also contain instructions ("be sure to address..."). Bu...
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Comment Post #282563 @#8176 in case this helps: the guidance at the top of the "ask question" page is customizable per community. If Software Dev wants to add something (such as policy links), we can do that. Ideally, work out a draft on SD meta and ping a team member when it's ready.
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Edit Post #282570 Initial revision 26 days ago
Answer A: The homework dumps are coming - how about a network-wide policy?
Speaking personally, not for the team: I don't think we should impose a network-wide policy, but I do think we should work out a policy draft that communities can adopt or adapt. We don't know what kinds of communities we'll ultimately attract here. Some might be more interested in mentoring, coa...
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Edit Post #282542 Initial revision 27 days ago
Please use this post to indicate your interest in helping to build this community. You can either edit this post (if you have the edit ability on Meta) or comment and someone else will edit it into the post. Please indicate if you expect to be a casual or more active participant. If you anticipate...
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Comment Post #282538 The off-topic list doesn't say, but I assume that "technique" questions (how do I achieve this effect) would be not only welcome but probably pretty common? Are there any arts that are excluded? Are woodworking, blacksmithing, weaving, sculpting, enameling all in scope? What about digital arts --...
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Edit Post #282495 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Feature request: timestamps. Ok, I admit I can be a little obsessive. Plus, if I'm a moderator, I should try to stay on top of things that are happening on my community. This includes new comments. Would it be possible for the thread entry under a post to show not only the number of comments ...
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Comment Post #282346 For comments on the page, to "contain" long threads I'd keep the current approach of showing the first five comments only (not all of them), but if you click the link at the bottom it would load the rest. I think this strikes a good balance between comment accessibility and comments being out of the...
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Comment Post #282346 After using it for a while in real contexts (not just on a test server), and given all the feedback, the solution I'd like to see is: you can see all comments from the post page, you can reply from there, and we also keep the link to the separate page because there are cases where that's easier to ma...
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Comment Post #282480 Oh, thanks for the additional info! My test message wasn't short enough.
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Comment Post #282480 That's weird. I just logged in with a generic account (no special privileges) and posted a thread here: https://a.dev.codidact.org/comments/thread/66. Did you log out and back in again like it says in the message, and if so did that make a difference?
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Comment Post #282479 It's also worth noting that the dev server might be running experimental code or might be down at times. Also, when you sign up on the dev server and get the confirmation email, you have to edit the URL from meta.codidact.com to the dev server.
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Comment Post #282342 Good point, thanks -- I'll try to elaborate on that in a place more visible than this comment. We didn't want the UI complexity of deep nesting and branching, and we do have plans for reply chains so you can reply to specific comments and see that in the rendering. Haven't gotten there yet. You ca...
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Comment Post #282459 I think if we log the history somewhere, maybe in mod tools or even for now just in the DB, that'll be sufficient. The threat model would be hostile edits: a comment thread turns into a heated argument and somebody changes the title to "so-and-so is an idiot" or something -- we want to know who did ...
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Comment Post #282435 @#54114 people participate here from all over the world and, even among native English speakers, there are variations -- there's no one "proper" English. Please do help everyone to improve posts by asking questions if they're unclear. Let's keep in mind that everyone's coming from a different backg...
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Comment Post #282425 Should we move this to the Q&A category, since it's more discussion about one or more proposals than a solid proposal of its own? We had a Q&A discussion about Software Dev before we launched that, so there's precedent. (At the time we had more than one code-related proposal, so this was a "what sh...
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Comment Post #282420 Thanks Mark. It truly is a group effort.
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Edit Post #282420 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Article Working together: community customizations
Code Golf is not a typical Q&A community. Code golf is a form of competitive programming -- somebody poses a coding challenge, and people try to solve the problem using as few bytes of code as possible. In other words, like in the physical game, golfing is about completing the challenge with the few...
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preference, comment flags, and a little more signal that we're listening and continuing to improve this
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Comment Post #282346 Going to a new page does remove ready access to context (like if you need to consult the post the thread is attached to). It's a link away, but I think that's one issue behind the requests for inlining the thread. Maybe the answer is inlining or maybe the answer is some other change to the thread p...
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Edit Post #282353 Initial revision about 1 month ago
status-completed Regression: comments with mathjax aren't properly rendering in the in-page preview (see General Comments here), but they do render properly on the full thread page (example). Related bug report.
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Comment Post #282342 Thanks - this is good feedback!
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Comment Post #282342 I renamed the thread for you, and thanks for catching that. I didn't think to test who can edit thread titles. On the one hand, if you can edit a comment then you should be able to edit the title (at least if you created it). On the other hand, the title is more of a "shared resource" and we don't...
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Comment Post #282342 Thanks @#53305; that's good feedback. If the thread (where you can add a comment) showed up in-page so you could see everything else easily, would you want to expand to support the whole thread (no matter how many comments), so you could see everything right there, or would you want a scrollbar on t...
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Comment Post #282342 I found it odd initially too, @#53207, but it grew on me after I used it for a while. See what you think after a few days.
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Comment Post #282342 Thanks! The "massive wall of comments" problem is very real in some places, so we really wanted to make that better. I think the in-page preview plus separate pages for the whole thread will be a good balance. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens in practice; if we need to adjust things we w...
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Edit Post #282342 Initial revision about 1 month ago
From our earliest discussions of what the Codidact platform would be, we've known that we had to tackle comments. Comments are very important for giving feedback and asking for clarifications. Some other platforms try to keep comments focused and prune the discussions that naturally happen too, but...
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Comment Post #282336 Welcome to Codidact! This is a question for Hindus to answer -- what's true for one religious community isn't necessarily true for others. I hope some Hindus and other prospective participants will respond to your question.
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Comment Post #282308 Related: https://meta.codidact.com/posts/278946
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Comment Post #282146 @ManishS‭ we have MathJax (including in titles) for communities that want it (such as https://math.codidact.com). I don't know if we have "pure" LaTeX absent MathJax. We don't turn on MathJax everywhere because it introduces some noticeable lag in rendering, but we're happy to turn it on for any co...
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Comment Post #282292 Yes, answer tags don't make sense for all communities, and also not for all answers even in communities that use them. Answers should use tags when they need to distinguish a specific case from a general case (e.g. this answer to a python question is for python 2 but not python 3).
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Comment Post #282291 A "latest version" policy when answering makes sense at the time. Now fast-forward a few years when C++17 isn't the latest version any more, or imagine that the community existed back when C++11 was current. Now you have a bunch of answers and only dates can guide you. Would it help to be able to ...
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Edit Post #282281 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Question Should we be able to tag answers?
On some of our communities, it would be helpful to be able to label answers systematically: - On Code Golf, by language. - On Software Development, Power Users, or Linux Systems, by specific version/platform/library -- for example, if the answer to a C++ question is different for C++11 than C++...
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Proposal includes a scope, so if there's consensus that part's good. A short summary seems easy based on that. The big thing we need is people.
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Comment Post #282243 Meta is just the example; this would be used on all the communities (with each community being able to customize that orange banner area along with its logo).
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Answer A: Getting a gaming community of Codidact
Please use this post to indicate your interest in helping to build this community. You can either edit this post (if you have the edit ability on Meta) or comment and someone else will edit it into the post. Please indicate if you expect to be a casual or more active participant. If you anticipate...
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Comment Post #282165 Thanks for checking. The other possibility was that *we* were caching it, though I'd expect us to refresh that at the same time we check/update abilities. So looks like a bug. Thanks for the report.
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Comment Post #282165 Is this still happening? (Trying to rule out caching.) Also, congratulations!
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Comment Post #282163 That was a widely-reported bug; I don't see the harm in making the resolution a little more clear to people who are looking at some of those reports.
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Comment Post #282159 I wonder if the image-upload shortcut could be (or was meant to be) Ctrl-U, as opposed to Ctrl-shift-U, and if we could be stricter about that. Or maybe image upload could get a different shortcut.
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Comment Post #282101 @Istiak‭ it's the same link as in the post: https://mattjbrent.github.io/# .
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Comment Post #282146 @celtschk‭ thanks for pointing that out. I wonder if there's a library or something that already implements this entity-to-rendering (or entity-to-Unicode) translation.
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Comment Post #282138 I like where your proposal is going. Personally, I'd drop rep and put the hamburger menu back -- people using phones expect a hamburger menu and know what it means. By dropping the rep out we can make room and still even show some banner.
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Edit Post #282149 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Answer A: Taking our design to the next level: feedback wanted
More phone feedback -- smaller layout issues. For a screenshot see this answer ('cause wow is that huge and I don't want to do that on a second answer). - I'm glad to see that the "filter results" button is visible and not just lost to "that column goes to the bottom in a responsive design". (No...
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Edit Post #282148 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Answer A: Taking our design to the next level: feedback wanted
I looked at the mockup on my phone. At default zoom this is what I see (in Chrome, in case it matters): Screenshot screenshot Focusing on the question list (for this answer): - With the amount of stuff at the top and the size of the titles, I see only one question. That seems unfort...
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Answer A: Should HTML entities be supported in titles?
We reviewed this and have decided to leave titles as text-only, but we have a workaround that we hope isn't too difficult. To support HTML entities we'd have to run titles through HTML rendering, which adds an opening for security risks. Sure, we have those with the body already, but this would b...
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Comment Post #282138 One of the goals is a design that works on all platforms. On my phone, the layout in this answer is too wide to be legible -- if the design fits the text is too small, and if I zoom to get readable text things don't fit. I'm not seeing what you're seeing when I visit Reddit, so I can't test what th...
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Comment Post #282101 @Istiak‭ it's a responsive design. I tried it on my Android phone and while there are some things I'd change (will write an answer later), it worked for me. If you're seeing a problem on mobile please let us know; one of the goals here is to have a design that works everywhere, without customized v...
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Comment Post #276994 Thanks @corporat - that's what I assumed from context, but hadn't heard the specific term VTT before so just checking. :-)
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Comment Post #282110 I don't think the footer omission is an intended change; it's just that this mockup only uses the first handful of questions to demonstrate the changes and then stops. The footer isn't going away.
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Comment Post #282106 Some people use the same avatar everywhere -- Google, Twitter, Facebook, here, etc -- and we shouldn't impede that. It's already annoying that some sites use circles and some squares, making it harder to make something that works everywhere. Telling people "oh, you need to resize (etc) your image f...
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Comment Post #282101 @Moshi this is great feedback; could I persuade you to write some answers? People might want to discuss and vote on what you say about tag styling, tag filters, and post score, for example. Oh, and I totally missed the round avatar -- no idea if that's an intentional change, but worth asking about!...
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Edit Post #282101 Initial revision about 2 months ago
Question Taking our design to the next level: feedback wanted
Our team has been exploring some ideas to improve Codidact's design. We've wanted to improve the visual design for a while, and we also have a lot of other usability changes we'd like to make. We want visual design and function to complement each other, creating a more intuitive and pleasant experi...
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Comment Post #276994 Oh wait. The top-voted answer here already proposes "human-mediated", which is the point I was meandering around. In other words, yes I think RPGs that happen to be played online, with a human GM and human players, are solidly in scope already.
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Comment Post #276994 Welcome @corporat ! I'm happy to see the recent interest in this proposal. By VTT do you mean virtual RPGs or virtual games more broadly (like board games)? Personally, I think so much of RPGs is about the *play* (roleplaying, rules, story development, etc) that the exact venue is kind of secondar...
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Answer A: Deleting a question that has answers that were deleted by System, transfers the answer deletion to the question deleter
This is fixed going forward, but existing deletion records haven't been updated.
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Comment Post #282086 I'd be inclined to put the wiki behind a "more" link that does an in-page load, so you can see the full wiki and the questions together but don't have to.
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Comment Post #282026 We want to add better filtering, including a way to define and save your own filters. We aren't there yet, but I wonder if we could at least make search support answers:#, so you could search for unanswered or just one answer or whatever you like.
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Comment Post #282005 We have plans to allow refining the search on a particular community to either just this category or all categories. It seems reasonable to also allow going in the other direction (all communities, not just this one). All of this still needs some UX design, but let's consider it when we do the othe...
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Comment Post #281137 @Moshi sorry about the non-ping (didn't know that). Here's the [GitHub issue](https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/326).
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Answer A: Battery Science & Engineering
Speaking for myself, not for the team. This sounds like a very specialized topic. If there's a strong community around that specialized interest, that can work fine -- several sites on SE are also pretty specialized. (I mean c'mon, 20 blockchain sites instead of one?) While existing communities...
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Comment Post #281137 Thanks for the info @Moshi; I've reopened the issue.
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Comment Post #281983 I don't know what's most common; people use Twitter and mailing lists and Facebook and wherever else to attract people who aren't already here, too. Improving how *Codidact* treats *Codidact links* is a good idea; if the renderer automatically generated the Markdown you're looking for that would add...
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Edit Post #281976 Initial revision 2 months ago
Hello again from the Codidact team! We're here with another progress report. Communities Our communities continue to grow, some more slowly and some more quickly. On many of them we're seeing questions at a variety of expertise levels, which is great! If you can't answer that complex special...
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Comment Post #281910 @Istiak‭ I think it's a case we just didn't consider. When logged out we could still show the description (what it is, what you need to do to earn it), without the user-specific progress.
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Comment Post #281910 Hmm, yeah, that's not the behavior I expected either. I guess it's because of the "so-and-so has/you have earned this ability" bit, but I hope we can just skip that if there's no specific user being queried or logged in. Thanks for the report.
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Answer A: Why do we have the "Participate Everywhere" ability when we haven't yet done anything?
Bootstrapping. Our communities are still small, so after we rolled out the abilities system we decided to put all our communities in "new community" mode, which lets everyone start with Participate Everywhere. Moderators can suspend a specific ability for a user if it's being misused, either for a ...
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Comment Post #281907 That's a bug, yes. Answer state should derive from the state of the question (not true now, known issue), but in any case the attribution of the deletion shouldn't change. Thanks for the report.
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Comment Post #281882 @JohnDoea‭ that's a good idea, thanks!
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Answer A: How are the different site header colors picked? Can the community request a color change?
There's a list of about a dozen colors that are available. The choices are largely arbitrary. We want the logo and color to not clash (those can be determined in either order), and since we don't yet have banner art to distinguish communities from each other visually, just logos, we want some varie...
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Comment Post #281898 Why do you need it on Physics? Do you want to *create* content with CC 3.0 there? If so, please make a request on Physics meta and we can add it there. I'm still not sure why you want it, but you can explain it there. We don't need 3.0 here to support using 3.0 content from elsewhere; we just nee...
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Edit Post #281898 Initial revision 2 months ago
The imported post is CC BY-SA 3.0 because that's how the source (Stack Exchange) licensed it. That notice reports a license. The list of licenses you can choose when posting here is unrelated. That list is configurable (per-community), so if people want 3.0 to be an option we can add it. So far...
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Comment Post #281893 And if there's a larger issue about a particular question, one that requires more discussion, raising a question on the community's meta is a good next step. (That will also be more visible.) Usually if a closure is controversial it's because something about the community's scope or policies isn't ...
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You're right, and that's been on our to-do list for a while, sorry. You can send email to [email protected] We have a support portal under development; email actually flows into that now and the back end works, but I think you need to create an account on that platform and we'd rather wire that...
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Comment Post #281825 A PR to improve this text has been merged; it'll be in the next deployment.
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Answer A: send mail for new community
Apart from the email question, which as Art said can be controversial, we want to have a better way to notify people who expressed interest when a new community launches. We'd need to write a whole new "proposals" framework to do that right, which is a lot of work and we have higher-priority tasks r...
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Comment Post #281311 @Istiak‭ I didn't apply the tag because of the multiple issues. The main issue, about duplicate votes, is still a concern. The author has updated the post to reflect that the bug is fixed.
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Comment Post #278840 Update: we've launched Power Users. Scope is still a little fuzzy, but can be refined on meta there with the foundation from this proposal.
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Comment Post #276995 @paulocoghi‭ launched - hope you can help out!
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Comment Post #276995 @Ullallulloo‭ launched.
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Comment Post #276995 @dessert‭ launched - hope you can help out! (We have one question now, but I trust there will be more soon.)
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Comment Post #276995 @ploni launched.
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Comment Post #276995 @jrh launched now.
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Comment Post #276995 @ShowMeBillyJo‭ launched.
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Comment Post #276995 @mbomb007‭ launched.
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Comment Post #276995 @. .‭ launched.
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Comment Post #281781 @celtschk‭ agreed; that's important feedback that is currently missing. We plan to add information about voting activity (time-based) to the user profile, filling the same niche as SE's reputation tab, because it's important to know which posts are getting attention. Once we have that we can figure...
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Comment Post #281761 This is an interesting idea; a creative community could build a different *kind* of Q&A community, with other types of content being first-class elements alongside it. When you have a chance, could you maybe add a few sample questions that you envision this community hosting? Subjective isn't autom...
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Comment Post #281717 I guess that list is fed by the same JSON that feeds the list on codidact.com, which we haven't updated yet. They're in the site switcher and the dashboard, so I guess those get their info directly from the database. Thanks for letting me know.
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Edit Post #281717 Post edited:
there was a bug, now fixed, that caused this not to show up when I posted it, so this trivial edit is to bump it
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Edit Post #281732 Initial revision 3 months ago
Please ignore this answer (if you see it). We need to test a specific scenario involving, ironic, "last activity".
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Edit Post #281731 Initial revision 3 months ago
We believe this has been fixed by some other changes made since you reported this. I marked it status-completed based on that, not because I can point to a code change. If you see this again, please let us know.
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Comment Post #280155 Hi @elemtilas‭ - good to see you here. Scientific Speculation (which is narrower than Worldbuilding) launched after this proposal was made (I think), but yes, there's WB scope that wouldn't fit there. Anybody is welcome to help build out the scope for a community proposal or an existing community. ...
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Answer A: How should we approach our (non-developer) software community proposals?
We have just launched Linux Systems and Power Users. Both communities have some outstanding scope issues from their proposals, but that's fine: there's enough of a baseline to get started, and the communities can continue to work out details on their community metas. Welcome aboard everyone. We'...
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Comment Post #281311 The issue with the flag errors is now fixed and deployed.
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Comment Post #281651 @Istiak‭ on that question, somebody posted and then deleted an answer, and that's the activity that showed as a modification on the question list. We need to distinguish among modifications; if we said "edited" or "answered" or "closed" or "answer deleted" then you'd know what the change was even if...
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Comment Post #281651 @Lundin thanks for the information, and for pointing out that this case couldn't possibly have been a tag edit. We've had (and fixed) other history bugs, so while I don't know why this one doesn't show, I think we'll still need to wait to see if it happens again. Debugging single occurrences, espec...
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Edit Post #281651 Post edited:
this wasn't a tag edit (or a question edit even)
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Comment Post #281577 Related: https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/485
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Comment Post #281410 Related? https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/268
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Comment Post #281610 Asking *reviewers* to decide if it's a minor edit is a nice approach.
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Edit Post #278833 Post edited:
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Comment Post #281233 @Istiak‭ you can always bring your own answers here; you wrote them, after all. For other people's answers, you would have to follow the attribution requirements in the license used by SE. It's usually better to write your own answer; you can cite the other and quote parts of it, like you would fro...
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Comment Post #281650 Thanks for the detective work. I thought from this that the problem is that *added* tags don't get counted, but if so, then [status-planned on Site Proposals](https://meta.codidact.com/categories/10/tags/997) should return 0, because no proposal starts with that. Instead it correctly shows the one ...
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Edit Post #281651 Initial revision 3 months ago
Answer A: post edited by a user but no changes is available
We have had some bugs in edit history. Fixes for these bugs apply to future edits, but we don't have a good way to update events that predated the bug fixes. That edit was six months ago and I know we've fixed history bugs since then. If you see a new edit that doesn't show history correctly ple...
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Edit Post #281641 Initial revision 3 months ago
Answer A: Could we have a way to edit without bumping posts?
Speaking for myself and not the team (I haven't discussed this with anyone else), here are some things I'd like to consider: - We shouldn't try to programmatically determine what a "minor" edit is; in the right context, one character is a major edit. Designation as minor needs to be human-powered...
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Comment Post #281623 Yeah, known problem that we really need to fix. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Comment Post #281617 Oh wait, I see what's going on -- if you *close* as a duplicate you have to supply a link, but if you *flag* you don't. That's an oversight. I don't know what it'll take to fix this. At the very least, we could add some text asking people to supply the link in the textbox.
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Comment Post #281617 This is a bug. The duplicate close reason is supposed to require a link. I just checked the configuration here on meta and it's set to yes (required), but I was able to flag this as a dupe without supplying one. Thanks for the report.
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Comment Post #281615 I would want major edits to still bump, because if somebody did a major overhaul of a (previously) poor post I probably want to change my vote, which means knowing about the change. But I don't want to be directly notified of every change (i.e. following posts doesn't solve this for me), because tha...
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Edit Post #281611 Initial revision 3 months ago
Answer A: Understanding how posts were possibly received by the community --- network wide
I think what you're asking for is (1) better information about votes you're receiving, so you know which posts are being up- or down-voted, and (2) for that information to be available in one place. For the first, we do want to provide this information on the user profile page. You should be able...
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Comment Post #281577 I've sometimes seen the empty circle (like you reported here) and sometimes seen "0" as the notification count. Haven't worked out the characterization yet.
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Comment Post #281576 Thinking out loud: could be another button at the top of the question list instead of a new category. Consider that more than one category could have this need, so we wouldn't want to spawn an extra category per, but we might be able to separate them another way.
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Comment Post #276994 Second what Peter said. Some communities come together quickly, some slowly.
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Comment Post #281554 @ r~~‭ links to related information, starting points for investigation (not an answer but maybe building blocks for an answer), comments/questions that are more tangential but still might be of interest (e.g. did you know there's a new version of that library that solves this problem?). These are th...
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Comment Post #281554 @hkotsubo‭ better contextual guidance is one of our goals, yes. We're not there yet, but it's a design goal.
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Edit Post #281554 Initial revision 3 months ago
Answer A: Giving question feedback in private - a moderating system to reduce conflicts
I'd like to propose a different way of thinking about the problem (and I agree there are problems here). Some premises: - New users don't know how things work, so we need to keep it simple. - Many non-veteran users are deterred by bad "people" experiences -- if your question is off-topic the...
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this question is so old it didn't have a required tag :-)
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Answer A: Bootstrapping: who can speak for a community?
It's been a while since I asked this question. In the meantime we've launched several communities that weren't transplants from SE, so most of our communities didn't start with "imported moderators". Here's what we're doing for all communities now: When a community is new, the moderation load is...
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Comment Post #281527 I forgot about this question; thanks for reminding me. We should post an update. Since I asked this, we've started asking communities to nominate people -- when a community first starts the load is low enough that staff can handle any issues that come up, and then the community can choose its initial...
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Edit Post #281521 Initial revision 3 months ago
Answer A: A "Super user" like community to include Q&As about software applications usage
There's been a lot of discussion here and on other proposals and questions about this idea. We want to launch a general "software users" community where questions about applications, OS settings, cloud-based tools, etc will all be in scope -- the broad approach we also took with Software Development...
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Comment Post #276824 We'll draw a summary from the top-voted scope answer, something like "community for users of Linux and Unix-like operating systems". That can be tweaked farther, but no point in blocking a popular proposal on a minor thing. Similarly, we can start with the scope that's been discussed here and refin...
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Edit Post #281507 Post edited:
Oops, I meant to cast that as more of a question. Thanks Moshi.
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Comment Post #281507 @Moshi fair point, and maybe the meta context is enough. I'm asking, not asserting. :-) As for discussion etc, while those are a different aspect than things like "comments" or "editing", they're still the "original context" of the question rather than a disposition from the staff, so that feels di...
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Comment Post #281507 @Moshi I worry that it becomes more of a "for those who know" thing at that point. If you know there are status tags, you'll probably figure out what "planned" means. On the other hand, if you're on a databases community where questions could be about query plans, maybe less clear. Or "declined" on a...
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Edit Post #281507 Initial revision 3 months ago
Answer A: Let's revamp our status tags
I agree that distinguishing these kinds of responses from other moderator-only tags would be helpful, and that we don't need to keep doing what we started doing early on when we needed something. The "status-" is part of the name to avoid having only one type of "encoding"; somebody who can't se...
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Edit Post #281466 Initial revision 3 months ago
Quoting is sometimes necessary for context. Sometimes an answer needs to focus on one part of the question -- one claim, one line of code, etc. Not being able to quote would impede clarity. This doesn't mean we don't want askers to improve their questions. If somebody asks for clarification, yo...
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Comment Post #281458 @Istiakshovon‭ sorry for the confusion. I wasn't suggesting that you change anything, just taking your suggestion and talking about how we might address it along with a related problem. Feature requests can attract that kind of response sometimes as people think through how the feature might work. ...
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Comment Post #281438 Your English is fine, don't worry! If something's unclear, people can ask about it.
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Edit Post #281458 Initial revision 3 months ago
Yeah, we definitely want to improve that aspect of the profile page. We want to allow you to break posts out by type and also by category -- you shouldn't have to dig through all your Q&A posts to find that one article you posted in the "resources" category. Because we can now add new post types,...
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Comment Post #280056 @Istiakshovon‭ new users who haven't earned other abilities yet are limited to a few posts a day. The "Participate Everywhere" ability lifts those restrictions and is earned by having enough well-received posts. In principle, if you had that ability and then had a run of poor posts, you could lose it...
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Comment Post #281449 BTW, the privilege thresholds can be changed for individual communities. We probably should have rolled out lower levels to start with rather than the "mature, active site" levels that we designed for.
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Comment Post #281446 I find those "in"s suspicious -- "in 10 hours", vs. "4 hours ago" etc (what I see for my read notifications). Hmm...
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Edit Post #281443 Initial revision 3 months ago
Welcome to Codidact. I'm glad you found your way here. In case you haven't seen it yet, The Codidact Vision lays out, at a high level, what we aspire to build. We put community first, and feedback from the community is very important in shaping what we build. We're a very small team currently...
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Comment Post #281411 The team creates GitHub issues for things raised on Meta (main or per-site). FRs are good to bring up on Meta so the community can discuss them first. Whether you call it a bug or an FR, improving this tooltip doesn't seem controversial, so consider this to be on our radar now.
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Comment Post #281407 Hasn't been ruled out, for sure. We want an API; we just haven't gotten there. Which means yes, there's opportunity to be involved. I'll defer further elaboration to the devs (I can't say anything about timing).
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Comment Post #281383 I have a bunch of rep on Writing from technical-writing questions. People shouldn't assume I have special standing if I answer a question about poetry. In fact, if I thought people would judge all my answers based on my rep, that might push me to *not answer* other questions (that I can also answer...
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Edit Post #281378 Initial revision 4 months ago
Answer A: Why is there a rep system in Codidact?
We didn't set out to have a reputation stat, but because we started by adapting code that had it, we started out that way. When we brought up removing it, a few people objected strongly. (See, for example, this discussion.) We've "nerfed" reputation; unlike on SO, reputation doesn't affect your ...
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Edit Post #281312 Initial revision 4 months ago
There is some amount of subjectivity in evaluating proposals, which is not ideal. It's important for us (all, together) to figure out how we can improve our process. Ultimately we probably need to make some software changes to better support proposals, but right now we have those "indicate your int...
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It looks like this has changed; I just saw this: "Check out this article" I'm inferring that the ad is now sensitive to the type of post being linked; I'd like to confirm that with the developers before marking this status-completed, since I've only got the one data point so far.
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Comment Post #281238 This is not the place to discuss the Judaism community.
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Comment Post #281248 @ShashankVM the word "kosher" just means "fit". I've heard many Jews use it in non-religious contexts and do so myself. As for votes, people downvoted because they disagreed with you, which can happen regardless of the topic. There were downvotes on Meta before this announcement and there will be ...
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Comment Post #281248 The "easter eggs" I've seen (I think my first was some hidden content on a DVD, not even software) have been extras that you have to seek out and that don't affect anything else. The DVD one led to some deleted scenes, I think, but didn't affect my normal viewing of the movie. Similarly, the hidden g...
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Comment Post #281248 @ShashankVM‭ was the only use of "easter egg" in an answer to one of these questions? I admit I hadn't given the term, which I've heard for years, any deeper thought. Now that you've brought up the religious angle I'll try to be more careful about it. I don't play video games and can't comment on the...
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Comment Post #281235 Nobody on the Codidact team wants to have fun at others' expense. If there are aspects of the game, or its presence for people who haven't chosen to activate it, that cause problems for those with disabilities or anyone else, we want to know so we can address it. As someone with a disability myself,...
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Comment Post #281248 @ShashankVM‭ re "getting the Q&A back on track", you probably didn't see it if you're not active on the Judaism community, but the "fun" questions were segregated (different category) and only live for a limited period of time. The category description also made it very clear what was going on. Pur...
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Comment Post #281248 @ShashankVM‭ I'm having trouble understanding how my invitation for people to help with development if they want to led you to think I'm expressing a requirement. That's not my intention at all, and I'd happily rephrase if it's unclear but I'm a little confused about how to do so. Nobody is required...
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Answer A: What are the pros and cons of gamifying Codidact.org?
I want to supplement Mithical's answer, with which I agree. Broadly speaking, Codidact has three major pieces, all essential: - its communities, without which none of the rest of this would matter - the platform itself (the code that runs our communities) - the development team, the people who ...
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Comment Post #281239 The opt-in nature is an important aspect. One year SE restyled all their sites to look like those awful Myspace sites from the 90s. (Maybe not SO because they care about that one; don't remember.) It rendered SE completely unusable for people with certain visual disabilities and very annoying for man...
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Comment Post #281227 @OlinLathrop the tradeoff is between the people doing curation here (who can turn it on) versus those coming from outside who don't know enough to curate yet and are just going to be confused by the SE icons all over the place. I encourage people who are active on the affected communities to turn it...
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Answer A: How to ensure that duplicating a post from another website won't cause content duplication that would hurt Codidact's SEO?
There are two aspects to copies, license/attribution and duplication. The CC-BY-SA license doesn't require you to include attribution links for your own work. This is why, on communities with imported content, we remove those attribution links when people claim their imported posts -- we no longe...
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Answer A: Can comment input fields be vertically scalable?
The comment box is now resizable; drag the control in the lower right corner down to make the area bigger. Because comments can include newlines, wide Unicode characters, and probably other unpredictable things, choosing a size to fit 500 ASCII characters in a paragraph wouldn't be a complete solu...
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Question New preference: show the icon for SE imports (off by default)
Three of Codidact's early communities did large-scale imports of content from Stack Exchange, and at the request of some community members, we added an icon to those questions on question lists. Over time, some have felt that the utility of that marker has dropped off; after many months, both import...
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Comment Post #281208 Ok, it's the angle brackets in the script tag in your comment; when I removed those, the comment posted. I'm not sure if we accept HTML in comments or if we should be escaping all angle brackets, or something else I haven't thought of. (If we accept any HTML, I imagine the escaping approach would...
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Comment Post #281208 Test: Thanks; must I use the const url = "http://example.com"; fetch(url code? I already use the code in the same webpage I send data from (i.e. the code comes between a script tag in the very same webpage that the data is sent from). In other words, I should paste the **XHR/Fetch** code in the ...
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Comment Post #281208 Can you add the comment to your post? It sounds like there's something special about *that* comment, since comments in general work, so we'll need to see what you're trying to post in order to be able to debug it. Thanks.
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Comment Post #281204 It still happens in Safari 12.1.1. Whether that's a browser we support, I don't know -- just commenting to indicate that you're not seeing it working because we fixed a bug.
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Edit Post #281167 Initial revision 4 months ago
Answer A: A "Super user" like community to include Q&As about software applications usage
Summary: I'm breaking this out from this answer so it can be voted on separately. It sounds like we have consensus, but it's a little hard to tell. > Power User Codidact is a community where computer enthusiasts (power users) ask and answer questions about software and hardware usage.
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Comment Post #278888 PC hardware and close affiliates like routers, but I agree that consumer electronics are too far afield even if your TV now has a computer inside it.
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Comment Post #281137 ArtOfCode gets the credit for fixing it; I'm just the messenger. :-)
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The bug with ads for individual articles is fixed. The ad templates for random posts (at all, or from a specific category) apply some selection criteria, so we don't accidentally promote poorly-received posts, closed questions, etc. I'm not sure what those criteria are, but according to a comment...
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Edit Post #281137 Initial revision 4 months ago
This is now fixed for new tag-only edits (example), but we don't have a way to go back and fix older history entries.
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Edit Post #277447 Post edited:
We had fixed this locally (by editing the close reasons here) a while back, but it's now fixed in the code.
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Answer A: Cancelation prompt is unintuitive
The behavior of the dialogue has now been fixed -- clicking "ok" abandons your changes and returns you to the page you were on, and clicking "cancel" puts you back in the editor (with your changes still there). We're relying on the browser to present the confirmation and the interfaces there don't s...
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Comment Post #281072 And it's not specific to those users/images. In your screenshot mine is one of the larger ones; here on Meta it's one of the smaller. Weird! Thanks for pointing it out.
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Comment Post #281037 Could you share the code you're trying to post via some other means (like in a gist or something) so we can use it to test? Thanks!
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We don't seem to have active Redditors (people with the track record that would prevent being labeled as spammers), but I'm all for responsible promotion! Do we have within our community an established Reddit user with a good track record who'd be willing to work with us on this?
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Comment Post #281023 A community *about* law would be fine, just like one about medicine would be fine, but we can't take on the, err, legal liabilities of giving professional advice in either area.
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Comment Post #281012 Can you describe what the community would cover here? People shouldn't have to try to reverse-engineer it from Reddit links; please tell us what you want to build. Thanks.
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Edit Post #280963 Initial revision 5 months ago
The scope of the Electrical Engineering community is up to them. If you want to propose changes, you should ask on their meta. We don't impose scope on communities; we allow communities to define their own boundaries. The EE community was specifically proposed as EE and not general. The proposa...
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SE sites (that aren't in beta) have "community ads", which are ads submitted by users on that site for things they think will be of interest to other users on that site. Some use them to promote SE-specific things like sandboxes or weekly chats. Some use them to promote external resources of variou...
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Edit Post #280939 Initial revision 5 months ago
Hello from Codidact! We're here with another batch of recent news. Platform Since our last newsletter, the team has been focusing on bugs and smaller features, including: - Search is now inline; you can click the box and start typing instead of having to go to another page. You can also se...
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Comment Post #280931 Thanks -- did not know about that! We want to do *responsible* promotion, and this looks like a useful place to post. I see in their rules: "Users who create an account just to post their buisness/project will be banned. You must have an active account to post." I don't quality but will see if som...
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Answer A: How can I filter out tags in my search?
Tag search is now completed. The help isn't updated yet, but: to use a tag in a search, use the syntax tag:tagname. You can use the - operator with it, same as for other search terms. Searching for two tags is an AND. I tried your search and it returns both questions and answers. It looks ...
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Comment Post #280165 @seth.wagenman I would expect that most questions on a biology community wouldn't involve sexual issues at all. For those that do, I would expect participants to take the same dispassionate, clinical, science-based approach that professionals in the field do. Not being a professional in the field I d...
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Comment Post #277966 @10Rep this is why I want a small, well-defined set. And Lundin's suggestion to tie to to an ability is sound. We don't want to emulate Discord here.
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Comment Post #280911 On the other hand, we had hoped that Cooking, already a broader interest, would flourish in the pandemic.
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Edit Post #280872 Initial revision 5 months ago
Question How should we make pending edit suggestions more visible?
Each category header includes an "Edits" link, which is a link to a list of pending suggested edits in the current category. But nothing alerts people with the ability to approve those edits that something is waiting, other than that the author of the post gets a notification. This means that somet...
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Answer A: Should there be a community here for Linux users?
Linux, Unix, both? Other answers here talk about Linux, Unix, and Unix-like systems. Neither of the scope posts has a lot of votes yet (and we can see that WSL is controversial). Is this a Linux-only community or broader? What's the one-line summary we could present to people who casually come ...
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Comment Post #280846 Thanks for that additional information. Do you remember one and if so could you link to it?
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Comment Post #280846 DIdn't work for me either. I wonder if we missed something in the work to generalize posts and the nomination code is looking for a *question* specifically. (That's an article.) Granted, if you do nominate an article it's still going to say "can you answer this question?", which isn't ideal (and the...
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Comment Post #280689 Could you add a screenshot of what you're seeing, since Moshi couldn't reproduce? Thanks.
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Comment Post #280825 I've never been sure, when editing, whether to delete them for tidiness or preserve them for community verification that I'm not putting words in people's mouths or something. I'm happy to go either way if there's a consensus.
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Answer A: Do we need the drop down menu at the upper right corner to link to all other communities?
We added that drop-down menu in response to requests from community members. Yes there's a link in the footer (and that has been brought up before), but many feel that we need something a little more prominent. A widget in the header also helps with discovery; people who visit a Codidact community ...
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Comment Post #280797 Would questions of the form "what have been the consequences of legislation X in jurisdictions that have enacted it" be in scope? (Obviously with qualifications to keep it from being too broad.) That is, we don't want opinion-based questions about whether a policy or law is good, but are questions ...
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Comment Post #280788 We have another (not-very-developed) proposal for a Biology community, so marking this one as a duplicate. Folks who are interested in this topic, please help develop a scope and build up a group of people to start it.
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Comment Post #280723 @Moshi I don't see a way to do it through the admin UI. (Moderators can change *close* reasons, which covers most of what's needed for questions, but I don't see a way to change *flag* reasons, which could apply to other post types.) That seems worth a feature request for the future
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Comment Post #280723 @Moshi that's not one of the configuration options right now, but I can ask the devs how wired-in that is. (I don't know how easy or hard it is to expose it.)
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Comment Post #279798 Thanks for the update. There is a deleted answer there, so this bug still exists.
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Answer A: What customizations are available on Codidact?
Site-level settings These settings apply across all parts of a community. Unless the category-level settings say otherwise, they can't be overridden for individual categories. General: - Name - Color scheme (there's a menu; we can't change to arbitrary color values) - How many "hot" questio...
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Question What customizations are available on Codidact?
On Codidact, lots of things can be customized for individual communities. Generally these changes need to be made by admins, but we'll make them on request. But what are all these things? What can communities customize? (Eventually this will be a help topic, but while things are under active de...
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Comment Post #280711 @10Rep yes, if you have content on SE that fits a community here (like Photography), please feel free to bring it over. If you can make it better (update for anything else you've learned since then, etc), that's even better.
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Comment Post #280711 @paulocoghi‭ thank you and welcome to Codidact! I am very happy that we have people who want to come here and work together to build excellent communities.
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Answer A: Transferring my questions and answers from StackOverflow and other SE sites
As this answer says, yes, absolutely -- it's your work and you're free to post it here. While you're doing so, please see if you can improve it too. Instead of just copying stuff, let's make it better on Codidact. And if you want to import answers, the best approach is to re-ask the question in ...
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Comment Post #280689 Oh, I didn't realize non-moderators saw those. Thanks for the report.
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Comment Post #280680 Known bug; at one point in chat somebody reported getting it down to -10 or something. Since the impact is low, we haven't prioritized it.
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Comment Post #280657 The intent is (a) -- show everything, but with the category being *correct*. A search option to restrict by category (show me *only* this category vs search all categories) is on the to-do list.
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Comment Post #280610 I wonder if DIY consumer electronics fits into a broader category (DIY? something else?) and whether that would be viable as a community.
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Comment Post #280634 The comment is from a moderator on Software Dev, so I'd go with that. You can raise questions about scope on Software Dev's meta category. When I wrote my answer here I wasn't thinking about *business* questions, as the proposal seemed to be about technical aspects. Sorry about that; I've clarifie...
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Comment Post #280159 @DNB the first is a one-liner (no description at all) and the second is significantly downvoted, so I didn't bother, but it doesn't have to be me. If you want to help build up those proposals, feel free to create these answers. If you can help by adding some description/scope where needed, that'd b...
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Comment Post #280162 @Wikis sometimes proposals move slowly. What this says to me is that there isn't high interest among the "native" population here, and we'll need to promote the proposal in other places where SF folks hang out. If you're involved in such communities and can do it without violating the norms of thos...
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Comment Post #280577 Thanks for nailing down what I had in my head but couldn't quite formulate: "how interesting are the questions from one area for a person mainly interested in another area?". That's the difference between a community with some commonalities and disjoint groups sharing a space. (Also, to be clear, I...
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Comment Post #276824 Related question: https://meta.codidact.com/posts/280574
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Question How should we approach our (non-developer) software community proposals?
We have some software (but not software-development) proposals: - "Superuser-like" community for software applications - office suites - Linux Are these three separate, distinct communities, or should any of them be combined? Office suites strike me as a subset of the kinds of software a...
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Comment Post #280531 And in particular, see the [welcome post](https://collab.codidact.org/posts/280447) there.
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Comment Post #280517 @1muffon1 I didn't realize that a tag-only edit *didn't* generate a notification. Sorry! Yes, we found and fixed this bug recently. (That's the exclusive "we"; *I* didn't do anything except convey the news. The actual credit goes to others.)
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Comment Post #280405 We've made the text of the category description smaller for now, while we explore what it would take to make it collapsible.
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Answer A: It is possible to close a question as duplicate to itself.
This is fixed now. We know that the error message isn't very informative; we'll try to address that later. But you now get one of those pink pop-up error messages if you try to link a post to itself when closing. We are not yet detecting duplication loops; this is a narrower fix.
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Answer A: Move posted dated box to white space to the left of poster information?
We have moved the post date/time and license info to the left side, along with the edit info. This separates the metadata about the post from the information about the user who posted it. We have no plans to change the size of the reputation number. By the way, the stats that are shown in that b...
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Comment Post #280484 We're doing this as part of a larger reworking of comments, currently in progress.
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Comment Post #280464 The design considerations are different, as Art said. Still, we are open to discussing specific aspects. Some of our design principles are different and that affects layout; categories, for example, are fundamental, and SE doesn't do that at all. Some things can be adjusted; I've thought about moving...
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Comment Post #280406 The Codidact team can't take on the task of finding people to support every community that someone would like to see here. We need supporters of community proposals to do that legwork. By the way, I don't have any status on Reddit either. If there are people there who would potentially come here, ...
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Answer A: Site for Where is This? Identifying Places in pictures?
Please use this post to indicate your interest in helping to build this community. You can either edit this post (if you have the edit ability on Meta) or comment and someone else will edit it into the post. Please indicate if you expect to be a casual or more active participant. If you anticipate...
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Comment Post #280405 @PeterTaylor moving the text into the category header (something I briefly thought about too) would not work well on small viewports, like phones. I've just filed a GitHub issue to make it collapsible instead.
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Answer A: closure-as-duplicate post notice is inaccurate
We have an issue open to fix this in the code, but I recently realized that moderators can also fix it locally: the close reasons are editable. I've edited it here on Meta to say "This question has been addressed elsewhere". Moderators, please consider backward compatibility when editing close re...
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This is an interesting idea. We have help, but only moderators can edit it. We want documentation about the platform (as opposed to how our network or particular communities operate) to end up in the help that is part of the platform repository and seeded to all new communities -- but not everythin...
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Comment Post #280406 What we need is for some folks here -- needn't and probably shouldn't be Codidact admins, but rather people who would participate on these communities -- to do some of this outreach. If there's a group of people who want to support a community here, we want to set it up. But we're a small team and ...
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Comment Post #280405 Thanks for the feedback. We should consider making some of those sections collapsible. The reason users aren't with tags and posts is that tags and posts are at the category level, while users are global for a community. If you click on "tags" in the meta category, for example, you'll only see the...
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Comment Post #280358 Are you testing in an incognito browser? I just searched Google in such for "problem collaborative work different voices"; the first hit was a scraper, the second SE, and the third Codidact. (Interestingly, the scraper scraped the question but not the answers, so it's actually *less* useful than th...
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Comment Post #280382 Right, if you want to tell people about your blog or Twitter account or whatever else, *but* you don't want it to be publicly linked, then you could put it in the not-completely-public block. You'd just have to do it manually -- type "Twitter: " or whatever, instead of filling in a form.
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Comment Post #280391 We want to be able to support internationalization. Right now our effort there is "don't do things that will impede internationalization"; we don't have enough people to be able to do better now and still get everything else done that we've identified as priorities, but this is on our roadmap.
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Edit Post #280388 Initial revision 7 months ago
A lot of Codidact's distinctives, as Manasseh notes in comments on another answer, are about how the Codidact team and the community interact -- that communities here have much more control, that the team is accountable to the communities not to shareholders, much better responsiveness to requests an...
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Comment Post #280382 Would being able to limit the profile description to people who are signed in, versus anybody, meet your need? This would give you a place to put whatever you want that you don't want in Google results etc, while not making the user interface complex.
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Answer A: We should delete all old imported content.
Writing already has consensus to delete unclaimed, untouched, imported posts. We should see how that changes things, and then the other two communities with large-scale imports can decide how they want to proceed. Writing, at least, is unlikely to be interested in throwing out work that people he...
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Comment Post #280375 @OlinLathrop what did you do for EE, which was also founded by experts who (I think) were more prepared to answer than ask? What can we learn from EE?
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Comment Post #280342 @ArtOfCode make the Tools control a toggle instead of just promoting? And raise a mod flag if a post gets promoted again after having been unpromoted?
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Question New communities: Music, Physics
We have launched two new communities, Music and Physics. As new communities with no data imports, they are blank or nearly-blank canvases now. We'd like to have some content before we advertise them off-network (in the communities list), but y'all won't necessarily notice them if we don't announce ...
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Comment Post #280369 I think 10 Rep meant without console shenanigans, @fedorqui. :-)
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Comment Post #280368 @ploni it involved opening links in new tabs and marking some things unread and back to read. I'm not sure of the exact sequence I followed, but it took a few tries to stumble on the -1. :-)
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Answer A: When clicking "mark read" it shows a 0 when it should actually dissapear.
With a bit of effort, you can even do this: -1 I think the code that shows the notification count draws the notification "container" (the blue circle) once, and then just updates the number from some data value. Only when you close and reopen the notifications, or refresh, or move to another...
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Comment Post #280356 Fixed now. Sorry for the disruption.
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Comment Post #280084 @fedorqui while a suggested edit is pending you can't edit. Can you see the edit link now?
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Comment Post #280356 How strange! What happens if you go to the [edit URL](https://outdoors.codidact.com/posts/279707/edit) directly? (Trying to figure out if you can edit but there's a UI weirdness or if you can't edit at all.) Does it happen on any other posts or just that one?
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Answer A: Can we have customised text in the "Posting Tips" banner for each post type?
I think this is a bug. There is default guidance for answers that is different from that for questions, and a category can override either or both. This category does not override the answer guidance, so it should be getting the default. Instead, it's getting the question guidance. To answer yo...
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Comment Post #280346 Voting feedback is important, independent of rep. If something I posted is getting downvotes but not comments, I want to know to take another look. If a quick-and-dirty answer I posted a while back is suddenly getting a new flurry of upvotes, I want to know so I can consider improving it.
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Comment Post #277185 @10Rep -- good news; the community has now launched. Please bring your questions about orchestral tracks to music.codidact.com.
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Answer A: Can we get an option to remove a post from the nominated posts list?
Moderators can now see a list of promoted posts and can remove a question from the list there. I acknowledge the imbalance: anyone with the Curate ability can nominate, but only moderators can remove. I hope we will be able to improve this tooling in the future, but now at least moderators can re...
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Answer A: Can we get a list of questions on a site currently nominated for the Community Promotions?
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Comment Post #280326 Interesting. At first I wondered if we had some sort of "you can't review your own suggestions so we won't show them" logic, but I can't see it in the list either. Investigating.
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Comment Post #278340 @NaveenMishra‭ the Physics community has launched. (See the link at the top of the proposal.)
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Comment Post #278340 @Knight the Physics community has launched.
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Comment Post #278340 @dmckee‭ the Physics community has launched.
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Comment Post #278340 @DonielF‭ the Physics community has launched.
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Comment Post #278340 @HDE226868‭ the Physics community has launched.
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Comment Post #75000 Hi. Sorry for the off-topic ping but I didn't have another way to reach you. Just wanted to let you know that communities for Music and Physics have both just launched. You expressed interest in Music and your profile suggests you might be interested in Physics, and I didn't have a good way to let...
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Comment Post #277182 @J.E.B.ofPonderworthy‭ just in case you didn't see, the community has been launched.
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Comment Post #280318 If it's mod-specific, it could be added to the page for managing featured posts. (I mean a separate section on that page, not mingling.) If it's generally available, and it seems reasonable for people to be able to see it, then I'm not sure where to put it. But I agree it'd be good to have.
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We had a lot of discussion about how to approach this, keeping responsive design in mind, and decided to add the search icon but not move the search bar into the header. I admit that you don't know on hover, when it lights up, whether clicking it will navigate away or give you a pop-out; we have som...
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Comment Post #280302 Agreed. I'd like to have a way for people to register interest and then a way to notify them all in a batch. Pinging people one at a time in comments doesn't scale.
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Comment Post #278458 It's not per-category yet, but you can now set it per-community. (The delta between my two comments is not an accurate predictor of the time to per-category settings. :-) )
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Comment Post #280225 @celtschk‭ we're actually working on threaded *comments* now (no ETA, but in progress). How that would play into a proposal like this, I don't know, but it seems relevant.
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Comment Post #278458 It's not per-community yet, but you can now set a global preference for default license. We'll continue to work on preferences.
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Comment Post #280248 Yes, I agree. This is on our radar: https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/370.
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Comment Post #280228 Does the "edit" link not work on the other post? If so, please let us know how it failed. Meanwhile, could you add some text *here* about what this community would cover? It doesn't have to be long, but trying to figure out what any given subreddit is about is kind of tedious, and anyway "do what ...
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Comment Post #280017 This *should* be fixed now. Values are still cached, so there are some people who'll still show 0s incorrectly, *but* when there's an event that would change any of the values that cache gets flushed. So the next time someone whose card is showing 0s posts, for example, it should get fixed.
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The cause of this bug has been found and fixed, going forward. Correcting the existing cases of this incorrect reporting wasn't practical, but it shouldn't happen again.
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For anybody puzzled by the question, the strikethrough that shows there didn't work at the time of posting but does now, because the bug is fixed.
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Comment Post #280210 If we did the binary (favorites) approach, what order would you want the favorites to appear in? (I'm wondering if we're going to need fuller ordering anyway and the easier binary option won't end up helping.)
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Comment Post #280174 I wonder if it would be better at the top, flush right, next to the "notifications" header. This placement would also make it available on a phone, and (on desktop) solve a rendering glitch I've seen occasionally where "mark all as read" appears before the notifications, at the top, and then gets pu...
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Comment Post #280177 Thanks! This is the sort of thing I was looking for. It looks solid to me; let's see how the community feels about it. (In particular, I hope the people who expressed interest will vote or provide feedback.)
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Edit Post #280170 Initial revision 7 months ago
Answer A: How can we improve community proposals?
We've implemented one part of this (that seems to have consensus and no objections): the tags. I've updated the proposal guidelines, created the three "needs" tags, and retagged many proposals. (Sorry about the churn on the proposals list.) If we find in the course of using them that we need to tw...
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Edit Post #280167 Initial revision 7 months ago
Answer A: Should there be a community here for Linux users?
There's a lot of interest in this proposal. That's great! There are also questions about scope. We'd like to help this community succeed, and to do that we need everyone (or at least most folks) to agree on what it is you're building. Could somebody add a draft scope (doesn't need to be long bu...
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Edit Post #74861 Post edited:
Thai is on-topic on Languages & Linguistics; please bring these questions there.
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Comment Post #74861 There is now a community for languages in general, where questions about Thai are welcome, so I'm declining this one. Please participate there; we'd love to have you!
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Edit Post #277345 Post edited:
We have a community for Mathematics and one for Physics is forming, so also having a Math+Physics community would be very confusing.
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use Software Development where this is on-topic, and if that doesn't work out for some reason we can revisit
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Please use this post to indicate your interest in helping to build this community. You can either edit this post (if you have the edit ability on Meta) or comment and someone else will edit it into the post. Please indicate if you expect to be a casual or more active participant. If you anticipate...
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Comment Post #280084 There is a bug blocking the approval of the suggested edit here. Just letting you know we're working on it, not ignoring the suggestion.
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Answer A: Defining and Defeating Tyranny
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Answer A: Science-Fiction & Fantasy site
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Answer A: A site for politics
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Answer A: A "Super user" like community to include Q&As about software applications usage
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Edit Post #280158 Initial revision 7 months ago
Answer A: Site for office suites
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Answer A: General Engineering Codidact Website
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Answer A: How's the interest for a Worldbuilding site?
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Answer A: A newbie friendly and non-judgmental site focusing on Q&A related to Cloud technologies
Questions about cloud technologies are on-topic on Software Development, as long as they are about the technical aspects. Software Development didn't exist when this suggestion was posted. I encourage you to ask cloud questions there. If later there is consensus that cloud technologies should have...
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Edit Post #278544 Post edited:
t-shirts too :-)
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Comment Post #280147 I would say that history doesn't lie, but luap42 might have access to the database and thus be able to cover tracks. :-)
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Comment Post #280150 SEO is a good point. Thanks for the tip.
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Comment Post #280151 Thanks for the report -- will investigate.
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Edit Post #280150 Initial revision 7 months ago
Answer A: Can the title of the question be a "clean" link to the question itself?
Does the "copy link" link below the question meet your needs? screenshot Those of us who came from Somewhere Else are used to the title being a link, but we thought an explicit link would be more discoverable. This doesn't mean we couldn't also make the title a link; we just haven't yet.
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Comment Post #280148 Individual communities might have had discussions in SE chat before or while creating communities here, but I'm not aware of any significant discussion of the platform itself over there before we set up that Discord chat and Discourse forum that were our first steps before we had a meta. Discussions...
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Comment Post #280143 Test comment to see if I can reproduce. (Answer: yes.)
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Comment Post #280111 This isn't just about duplicates. It looks like URLs in flag text are never links; the flag text is just text.
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Comment Post #280116 Was it a suggested edit? That's a [known bug](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/280086). I just tried notifications of various sorts in my inbox and I couldn't trigger it with anything else. If it wasn't an edit, could you say what it was so we can investigate? Thanks.
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Comment Post #280107 Yes, we need to add a "suggest edit" link there. Sorry for the delay.
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Comment Post #280095 Hiding, alas. Known issue; thanks for the nudge.
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Comment Post #280086 Reproduced. Thanks for the report.
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Comment Post #280058 "Follow" has been on the wishlist for a while, and I like the idea of the option (on by default) when editing.
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Comment Post #280058 @OlinLathrop that's a good idea. We'd then want people to be able to opt out, so fixing a typo doesn't sign you up for notifications for years to come. We'll need to do some work on notifications and preferences before we can do that, or add "follow". Meanwhile, one person gets notified, which is ...
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Question New post type: wiki
We've had some discussions here on Meta about shared resource pages -- wiki-style articles that anybody could edit, canonical posts, and so on. My original idea for this was that individual posts could be marked as "freely editable", and this could be used with any of our existing post types (questi...
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Comment Post #279989 @ArtOfCode are you saying that it'll work right going forward, but the existing data errors will remain? If you check the links you'll see that those posts aren't being reported correctly; does that mean that edits that predate the fix will remain broken (but it won't happen again), or that there's ...
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Comment Post #280018 The bug has been fixed and new answers show up as new activity and bump posts again. Posts that got new answers during the bug's lifetime (a couple days I think) haven't been updated/bumped. In other words, it shouldn't happen again but there are residual mismatches. For example, the Code Golf Cha...
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Edit Post #280018 Question reopened 7 months ago
Comment Post #280018 Not the same. The root cause of that one appears to be a problem with how suggested edits are reported (or not, as it turns out, confusing the tracking). The present bug, which has now been fixed, was about new answers, specifically.
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Comment Post #279989 I found the [unreported edit](https://scientific-speculation.codidact.com/posts/213131/history) on Scientific Speculation. This seems to be the bug with suggested edits not being reported on the post. A *different* bug was marked as a dupe of this one; that other one was fixed but this wasn't.
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Answer A: What will become of reputation?
(Personal opinion, not official anything.) I'm one of the people who, from the beginning, wanted to change how we handle reputation, because while Someplace Else got some things right with it, their setup also produced some degenerate results that I don't want to replicate. The biggest problem,...
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Comment Post #279903 @Zerotime the answers from Mithical and James Jenkins on the [proposal](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/276933), and especially the voting on them, make me think there are unresolved issues. But it's also been a while now, so maybe voters have changed their positions (but not updated votes) or aren'...
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Comment Post #280021 It's now back in the hamburger menu (if the viewport is too small to display it in the header).
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Comment Post #280045 Ditto. I wonder if this has to do with the bug that luap42 characterized somewhere else as category view permissions being too aggressive.
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Comment Post #280044 I agree that putting the rep number back in the header until we have those other feedback mechanisms would be a good idea. That number changing is currently the only indicator people have that people are voting on their posts. And particularly if there are downvotes, you want to know so you can try...
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Comment Post #280038 I saw the problem before and can confirm it's working now.
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Edit Post #39445 Post edited:
this didn't age all that well...
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Comment Post #280020 Yikes. Reproduced on Meta. Did not reproduce on Judaism or Writing. Hmm.
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Edit Post #280018 Initial revision 7 months ago
Question New answers are not being reported as new activity or bumping posts
It appears that new answers are no longer being reported as new activity on the question list and bumping questions. Here's an annotated screenshot: question list highlighting two wrong "last activity" dates https://meta.codidact.com/posts/280005 shows the last activity as by luap42, but Mithi...
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Edit Post #280017 Initial revision 7 months ago
Answer A: Heads up: small design changes, a better user card and some long-expected features
For some but not all users, the post counts are showing as 0 when that's clearly wrong. For example: screenshot That's from elsewhere on this page. The numbers also show as 0 for me in the user list (and I'm about to find out if they do here too). Update three hours later: Mithical's a...
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Comment Post #280011 @luap42 maybe put *both* the timestamp and the license over on the left, so the usercard area is *just* stuff about the user and the other area is *just* stuff about the post.
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Edit Post #280016 Initial revision 7 months ago
Logo is now right: screenshot That screenshot is from Meta (I included part of the "hot" list as evidence). Unfortunately, the URL that's being generated is still wrong, so clicking will probably produce a 404.
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Comment Post #279986 @ArtOfCode it's clickable now, but it's the wrong URL. I just clicked, on Meta, on an L&L ad, and it took me to that post ID on Meta, which doesn't exist and thus gave a 404.
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Question How can we improve community proposals?
Now that we've seen several community proposals, some of which succeeded and some of which have run into hurdles, I want to look at how we're managing and tracking proposals. While there will always be an element of human judgement, I feel like we don't have a good handle on how to decide when to ad...
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Comment Post #279887 @DonielF we're actually working on a community-editable post type right now, now that it's easier.
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Comment Post #279897 Oh, you did say that and I missed it. Thanks. So when suggested edits get approved the message is getting dropped, it looks like. Drat.
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Comment Post #279897 That's odd. I just made [this edit](https://languages.codidact.com/posts/279224/history) and the reason appears there. I wonder what the difference is.
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Comment Post #279896 Confirmed. Investigating.
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Comment Post #279862 Hey, at least we gave you "mark all as read"!
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Comment Post #279862 Yup, reproduced. When do you think collapsed comments should be auto-expanded: when you click "add a comment", or when you submit yours?
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Comment Post #279862 I see five comments and am adding another one (#7). Let's see what happens.
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Comment Post #279862 Test comment number 6.
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Comment Post #279862 Test comment number 5.
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Comment Post #279862 Test comment number 4. (Yeah, you did kind of volunteer for these pings. :-) )
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Comment Post #279862 Test comment number 3.
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Comment Post #279862 Test comment number 2.
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Comment Post #279862 Test comment number 1.
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Comment Post #279861 Hmm. You should not see the Tools menu if you don't have any of the relevant abilities (i.e. if you can't do anything on that menu). I saw a change go in in this part of the code today (not live yet), so possibly this has already been noticed and fixed -- will check.
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Comment Post #276824 Could somebody add a draft scope (doesn't need to be long but should indicate what's in/out broadly) as an answer, so people can comment, vote, and refine? Please address *Linux* vs *Unix* (is it both? just the former?).
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Comment Post #39451 @Jordan I'll give this more thought to flesh it out more, but I think the problem with SE's profit model is that it led them to pursue business that *bypasses* the communities -- they make money by selling private Teams/Enterprise instances or through their jobs business. Aside from SO, which they ne...
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Comment Post #279809 Thank you! That helps. If I understand correctly: economics is more theory/academic and "systems", finance is business-level theory & practice, and accounting is the particular tools & methods used to implement the former. Is that about right?
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Edit Post #278230 Post edited:
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Comment Post #279807 Thanks for the report. We're looking into it. We've seen cases of the attribution notices not going away before but never figured out if there were a more widespread problem. Apparently there is, so we'll need to look at what's going on in the database.
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Comment Post #279809 Could you say more about the distinction between finance and economics, for those of us who are not experts in these fields? How does [accounting](https://meta.codidact.com/questions/279062) factor in? Thanks.
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Comment Post #279798 You're right; there are two deleted answers. This is a bug.
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Edit Post #279806 Initial revision 8 months ago
I agree; "roll back to this version" has been useful on other platforms and I'd like us to have it. I think the interface should allow for a rollback reason, like the edit reason, so the explanation can be attached directly to the edit and not lost in comments that the reader has to match up time-wi...
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Comment Post #279801 Good point @Canina. I'll amend the suggestion on GH. As for articles, good question -- while the "no more answers" aspect of closing doesn't apply, can there be duplicate articles and should they be linked together through the system if so?
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Comment Post #279801 In [this GitHub issue](https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/193) I proposed "This question has been addressed at (link)". I think that covers all the cases -- answered before, asked before without answers, superseded (dupe of a newer question, where "before" is wrong).
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Comment Post #279764 Oh, sorting *answers*. Thanks; the question said that clearly and I missed it.
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Comment Post #279764 I'm not seeing this. When I click on the "activity" button the URL is https://meta.codidact.com/categories/3?sort=activity.
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Comment Post #279758 @Olin after my direct edit, the notice was updated correctly. (Should've logged that, sorry.) Then when I approved the suggested edit, it disappeared. It looks like it only manifests with suggested edits. I hope that, now that we know where to look, this won't be hard to fix.
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Comment Post #279765 @msh210 this is why I did it openly, so all would know what I was doing and why. (Was going to put a smiley here to acknowledge your "kidding", but while I know we're just kidding around, the sentiment is real -- if I do something that would be an issue if done under other circumstances, I want to b...
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Comment Post #279765 @Moshi confirmed -- answers too.
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Answer A: Change not listed in question
Tentative characterization of the bug: this happens when a user who does not have the Edit ability makes a suggested edit and that suggestion is approved. Look at the edit history on this question. After Olin's edit the "last edited" indicator was correct. After I edited it was updated correctly (...
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Comment Post #279758 Ok, it's not just third-party edits; mine showed up fine. New hypothesis: *suggested* edits produce this behavior. We need an edit suggestion from someone who can't edit directly. I have a sock; hang on.
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Comment Post #279758 I saw another example on Judaism, and then checked [this recent edit of mine](https://meta.codidact.com/a/276824/276995) where it shows up. Two differences: the missing ones are on questions, and the missing ones (so far) are third-party edits (not by the authors). Can we find cases to isolate thos...
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Comment Post #279758 Here's another (recent) example of this happening: https://meta.codidact.com/questions/279760. Question list shows an edit by Moshi, question doesn't, but the history does. It also shows that the OP edited once, and that edit doesn't show either (though I don't know if it did before Moshi's edit).
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Comment Post #279761 Yes, the post was deleted and yes, it would be good if notifications could be withdrawn in such cases but that doesn't work yet. The comment, from the OP a few minutes before deleting, was: "@Lundin Testing would seem (to me) often difficult without data, and I suspect that is often imported." This...
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Comment Post #279758 Same here (Chrome, MacOS). I don't think this one is browser-dependent.
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Comment Post #277007 @nalply glad to hear it! The community exists now, so no more need to register interest here -- you can head over to [Mathematics](https://math.codidact.com/) and ask and answer questions.
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Comment Post #279753 Hmm, doesn't seem to be global now; did somebody else edit it? Do you see it in the list in the mod tools now? (You should not have been able to make it global, so if you did, that's a bug...)
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Answer A: Most reputations dropped by 1 (maybe the "starter" 1 rep disappeared for people who had more)
A rep recalculation restored the 1 point to everybody. Whether accounts should start at 1 or 0 is a separate question, but they're now consistent again.
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Edit Post #279750 Initial revision 8 months ago
Hello from Codidact! We have lots of news about our organization, our communities, software updates, and some award nominations. Organization We are delighted to announce that The Codidact Foundation is now a recognized non-profit organization! We've incorporated in the UK as a Community Inter...
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Comment Post #279717 @Canina Art gets the kudos; the rest of us asked questions and found cases that helped him figure it out. He's planning to write a blog post about lessons learned from this upgrade, including this problem.
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Comment Post #279719 Here's another pair with weird behavior: https://judaism.codidact.com/categories/43/tags/3061 (from Divrei Torah, includes a mislabeled one from Challenges but nothing from Q&A), and the same tag in Q&A with only Q&A hits: https://judaism.codidact.com/categories/32/tags/3061
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Edit Post #279677 Post edited:
"No repro" in the sense that it works now, even though I saw it at the time too (just for this user).
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Edit Post #279718 Initial revision 8 months ago
All cases of this mismatch on the network should now be fixed. Thanks for the reports.
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Answer A: Vote counts broken by the update?
Found the problem! There'll be a post from ArtOfCode later with more information, but we believe we've now corrected the problem with some votes (cast during the upgrade window) not having been properly recorded everywhere. (They were, err, partially recorded, which made this hard to debug.)
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Comment Post #279669 The edit history on this post is strange. I see two edits from the same person within a minute or so. I reviewed and approved one of them (a tag-only edit). I'm puzzled by the other one.
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Comment Post #279624 Another case here: https://meta.codidact.com/posts/279669/history. I approved that edit, which added a tag. The diff does not show the tag addition anywhere.
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Comment Post #279711 I have seen this too on another post -- blue highlighting indicating a vote (which I did cast), and reported votes of +0/-0 so clearly my vote isn't accounted for. Investigating.
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Comment Post #279677 That's weird. It's you, not everyone. Hmm...
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Comment Post #279670 Should be tag*s*, not tag*d*: https://meta.codidact.com/abilities/edit_tags. Thanks for the report.
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Comment Post #279613 Starting at 0 is fine with me. But in that case new accounts should, too, and it appears that accounts with no posts have 1 rep.
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Edit Post #276998 Post edited:
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trying to force this edit through (don't know why it didn't take)
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Comment Post #279654 What browser are you using? I'm trying to reproduce, and I've struck out on Chrome, Firefox, and Safari (on MacOS).
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Comment Post #279638 Maybe a checkmark in parens to indicate that it's qualified?
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Comment Post #279560 That's very bizarre @user8078. Since Judaism should *never* have redirected to Meta, I'm stumped. (It wasn't the meta category on Judaism, was it?)
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Comment Post #279637 Oh, *sorting*! Yeah, that's a good point; we should think about how to sort the list. SE calls their review things queues, but I don't think they're actually ordered, which yes is confusing. They present you things to review one at a time, and you have to do something with the one you've got befor...
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Comment Post #279637 @Moshi I mean we shouldn't make queues just because Someplace Else does them. Maybe we want something like that, that people step through one post at a time, or maybe we want something different, but as a first step we can meet the (I agree glaring) need by having a page of links. People can scan t...
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Comment Post #279637 @luap42 yes, let's just do a list of posts with pending edits; from there people can click through to go to the posts themselves. No fancy queue stuff, extra buttons, etc, just an index. If we want to get fancy, two tabs -- one for posts and one for tags. We can add it to the widget currently call...
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Comment Post #279560 @user8078 no repro for me. Is it still happening to you? Can you provide more details? Judaism -> Meta seems an odd redirect to me.
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Comment Post #279623 I suspect it has to do with *when* it was asked, i.e. during the database upgrade. I've asked our DB person to check whether the sync for new changes missed this.
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Comment Post #279622 Thanks. Looks like the source image is .PNG while all the others are .png, and I think case has caused problems with images before. (So we want to fix that *too*, but in the meantime, the fix here seems obvious.)
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Comment Post #279615 I was thinking of just linking the word "abilities" in that heading.
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Making the "Earned Abilities" heading on the profile page link to the full list (/abilities) seems like a good way to solve this. It avoids adding one more tab on the profile (which is already constrained on small viewports like phones) while putting the link on the relevant part of the page.
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Question Most reputations dropped by 1 (maybe the "starter" 1 rep disappeared for people who had more)
The recent database update included a reputation recalculation. Reputation doesn't mean as much as it used to (it doesn't govern abilities any more), but it's still present and visible. In the recalc, almost everybody's reputation dropped by 1. I think what probably happened is that the "starter...
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Since the abilities update, I'm getting double notifications for new answers to my questions. For example, both of the following notifications have the same URL, https://cooking.codidact.com/questions/279584:
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Comment Post #279560 Answer(s) missing here: https://software.codidact.com/questions/279593 (reported [here](https://software.codidact.com/questions/279609), and I remember seeing one or two answers there too).
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Answer A: Can we have a button to insert a table in posts?
There is now a new button, which inserts the following markdown for you to populate and expand: | Title1 | Title2 | |- | - | | row11 | row12 |
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Answer A: 403 error when voting to close
The "Close" link is no longer shown to people who don't have the ability to use it. If you can't vote to close and you think action is needed, you can flag instead.
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Answer A: Replenish votes statistic with "Other" block to make it complete
The redesigned profile that came with the abilities branch now also shows a proper breakdown. Example: votes by direction and post type
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Comment Post #279560 My user history shows edits that are now missing (example: on [this post](https://meta.codidact.com/questions/279180)), so user histories might provide another way to find things, maybe? Unfortunately the user history doesn't show the edit diff, so I can't just reapply it -- we'll need to get that a...
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Comment Post #279560 I posted a comment on https://meta.codidact.com/questions/279595 last night that is missing. (It was about trying to reproduce the problem, so would be good to get back.)
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Comment Post #279560 @Canina thanks. Yes, I remember editing both of those. There might have also been some more interested users on Physics? Can't remember if any are missing now (their comments would be too).
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Comment Post #279560 I made updates to a few site proposals in the last week. I don't remember which ones, but newest activity is currently showing as 9 days ago and that's definitely wrong.
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Comment Post #279504 @FoggyFinder I asked, and apparently the request isn't even reaching our servers; the caching is happening locally, so there's nothing we can do to force expiration on our end. :-(
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Comment Post #279180 @seth.wagenman‭ proposals sometimes go for a while before solidifying; it's fine to leave this here. I didn't see your comments until now; sorry for the delay. I'm going to edit your examples into the post where they'll be more visible.
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Comment Post #279504 @Zerotime Cooking is working for me. If it's not for you, try flushing browser cache, in case it cached the redirect to our "down" page?
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Comment Post #279504 Discord and Twitter, @luap42... they'll be able to reach us. So we'd best get this right. :-)
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Question Abilities update is here!
U P D A T E: It looks like some changes have gone missing after the rollout; we're working on adding them back right now. See this answer for more information. We have deployed the new abilities system! Please let us know if you find any problems - while we've tested the system as much as we ...
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Comment Post #279411 @mbomb007‭ the list on codidact.com is maintained in files checked in to git; the dashboard reads out of the database. The community descriptions shown on codidact.com aren't in the database. I don't know if there's a technical reason for codidact.com to not depend on the DB. (Descriptions could b...
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Comment Post #279470 @fedorqui‭ there might actually be some low-level conditions; not sure. The tooltip reports the same number for all buttons, though, so maybe not. I would have to ask the developer or try to find it in the code. Maybe in the future we could improve it, yes. We're also working on a design for *use...
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Comment Post #279468 @OlinLathrop I'm puzzled too. Have you tried in incognito mode (assuming Edge has something like that)? On other browsers, I understand, incognito mode disables all extensions, so if there's some extension interfering that you wouldn't have thought would be related, that would be a way to catch it....
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Edit Post #279470 Initial revision 8 months ago
Answer A: What is the 'lottery' button for?
"Lottery" is a random set of 50 questions. It's a way to be reminded of older posts that have dropped off the front page. I agree with the suggestion that "Random" would be a better label; we didn't think of it at the time for some reason. I also agree that the tooltips could be more informative...
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Answer A: Community dropdown and profile information
Thanks for bringing this up. I agree; we need to add the concept of a network profile and have a GitHub issue for it. But we haven't gotten to it yet. (Our devs think this is a good first issue for anybody looking to join the team, in case anybody reading this is.) Another way to get to the com...
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Comment Post #279384 @Alexei we're working on getting a bank account set up so we can accept donations, thanks. (Needed a corporate identification number first in order to be able to open an account. And now, we have learned, everything is slower because of Covid. But as soon as we're set up we'll let folks know. :-) ...
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Comment Post #278340 Thank you Knight and @NaveenMishra for giving this proposal a boost, and welcome to Codidact! While we're waiting for a physics community I hope you'll take a look at our [other communities](https://codidact.com/) which you might also be interested in.
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Comment Post #279390 When I hear literature I think of written material specifically (books etc), while I think the proposal here means to include movies, TV, etc.
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Comment Post #279372 @Lundin would you be able to flesh that out into a scope proposal in an answer, so people can vote, comment (more easily), and edit? Thanks. (I wasn't active over there so I don't know what those pitfalls were.)
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Comment Post #279371 This is one of the things we intended auto-save to mitigate, so if that's not working we'll want to look into that.
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Comment Post #279372 I feel like there could be a useful partnership with [Scientific Speculation](https://scientific-speculation.codidact.com/), too -- this community for what exists, that one for what *could* exist (with a science ground).
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Comment Post #279292 That's strange; I've definitely seen tag-only edits. Can you link to the post you tried to edit so we can figure out what might be special about that case?
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Comment Post #279279 We show the "close" link to people who can't use it? Oops.
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Comment Post #278908 Would questions about configuring email, domains, and the like be on-topic? Just tonight I had an [issue with email forwarding and Gmail rejections](https://cellio.dreamwidth.org/2089825.html), which I posted about on my blog for lack of a better place to ask. Would this sort of thing be included?
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Comment Post #278688 Definitely agree on the name -- let's banish "hot".
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Comment Post #279180 Could you add a few examples of questions (titles I mean) that you see people asking on this community? I think it'd help people not deeply involved in this area get a better understanding of the topic. Codidact is oriented more around *knowledge* (Q&A, blogs, resource collections, etc) than around...
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Answer A: "last activity" on the post history of questions is misleading.
The last activity shown there was for the whole page, same as what you see in the question list. That's confusing in the history case, as you point out. We talked about updating it to show the correct information, but since the entire history is already shown, you can easily see what the last activ...
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Edit Post #277489 Post edited:
no popup, but renamed it to "copy link" to make its behavior more clear
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Comment Post #279062 @1muflon1‭ thanks for explaining! It does sound like the two should not mingle, then. The idea is for each community to build *a* community, not multiple co-located ones that don't interact. :-)
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Comment Post #279095 @KalleMP‭ I don't see a comment from you (even deleted). Is it possible you clicked the "discard" button instead of the "post" button?
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Answer A: Implement duplicate up-down vote buttons
For the buttons, I propose something bolder: don't duplicate them, move them. The logical time to make a voting decision is when you've read a post, so I agree they belong at the bottom. But why have them at the top? Currently we bundle the reporting of existing votes and the voting buttons toge...
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Comment Post #279064 I've closed this here, as it is a community-specific matter that is more properly discussed on Languages & Linguistics Meta. You are welcome to bring it up there, taking into account the feedback you got here.
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Comment Post #279091 Do you mean on the question list? That does work here on the individual question, but it looks like it doesn't work there and I agree it ought to.
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Edit Post #279069 Initial revision 9 months ago
The Permalink control now allows you to copy a working URL for the post through the usual browser affordance (right-click + "copy URL" on desktop browsers, long-press on touch interfaces). Oddly, it's not the same URL you get if you actually click the control, but at least you can get a working link...
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Comment Post #278949 Fixed, pending deploy.
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Comment Post #279067 Also, one of the communities here that initially imported (almost) everything from Somewhere Else is now discussing deleting those imports, because they did not serve us well. *Selective* importing is valuable, but bulk importing turned out not to be.
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Comment Post #279063 Welcome to Codidact. This suggestion would work better as a possible refinement of [this one](https://meta.codidact.com/questions/279001). As for tags, we use "idea" when the proposal is more early-stage and "proposal" when it's farther along. I admit that's kind of fuzzy. The other purpose of the...
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Comment Post #279062 See also: [proposal for economics](https://meta.codidact.com/questions/277995). Yes I know that accounting and economics are not the same thing, but some who are interested in accounting might also be interested in economics.
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Edit Post #279061 Initial revision 9 months ago
Answer A: Site for Where is This? Identifying Places in pictures?
"Where is this?" sounds like an interesting part of a community, but I'm having trouble imagining a community forming around just that. More specifically, I could see this being part of a general puzzles community, or as part of a travel community, or -- with restricted scope -- part of Outdoors. ...
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Edit Post #41993 Post edited:
name will be Code Golf and a PR for the answer TOC (leaderboard) is under review
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Comment Post #279039 Oh, I see -- the history bit is pulling last activity for the *page*, the same value that's shown in the question list, instead of for the post.
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Comment Post #41993 @Lundin status-pending means we're planning to launch it. We think the CG proposal has enough interested, enthusiastic users to launch. status-needs-people means we don't think there are enough people yet to support a proposed site; it's a call to action to say you're interested (if you are) and sh...
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Comment Post #279009 Bingo. I just reproduced this (using Chrome).
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Comment Post #278500 Thanks @1muflon1‭! I'll ask the dev team to look at it. Since I (accidentally) neglected this for a few weeks and we've deployed other changes, I just wanted to check back first before doing that.
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Comment Post #278968 Argh. Why does it happen to laserkittens and not to me? (Also why should the renderer care *how* the markdown got generated, but that's a different question.)
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Comment Post #278500 Did one of your edits fix this, or did some other change fix the bug? The linked post looks like it has the correct numbering now, but I can't tell if that's because you found a workaround or because it's working now.
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Comment Post #278969 Wow, this is getting weirder. I copied the source of your answer into mine, and it works -- exact same Markdown! Could you try copying my first one into yours?
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Comment Post #278969 Any idea what the difference is between your reproducer and my non-reproducer? (I used the same link target as in the answer that's linked from the question, the one that displayed the error until I edited).
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Comment Post #278967 And, as shown in my test-case answer, that didn't happen here in this category. Stranger and stranger!
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Edit Post #278968 Initial revision 9 months ago
Answer A: Possible Markdown rendering issue
Test cases (all look fine in the preview): Link text edited to include period. Link text contains no punctuation. Other punctuation too? What about comma, or exclamation point! -- Copying text from the other answer to see if who posts it makes a difference (I sure hope not): Th...
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Comment Post #278967 Weird! Sorry to mess up your test case with an experiment, but I edited the post to move the period out of the link (the original text had "in this proposal." as the link text) and that fixed it. I don't know *why* that should matter.
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Comment Post #278957 Sounds like a question about the math for crypto would be on-topic either on this community or on Math, and the asker would choose based on focus or personal preference. That's fine; scopes overlap sometimes.
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Answer A: How does voting on site proposals work?
I don't understand those voting patterns either. Because people vote for all sorts of reasons, ranging from "I enthusiastically support this" to "that sounds reasonable to me (but I wouldn't participate" to "I think there are serious flaws" to "I am opposed to any site about X regardless of the meri...
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Answer A: A Site for Privacy and Data Protection Enthusiasts
Record your interest here 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, something else?), or edit the post directly. I'll edit comments into the post later. ...
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Comment Post #278945 Ah, as opposed to "save changes" for posts. I see why the text for comment edits could be confusing, yes.
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Comment Post #278935 In an ideal world we'd make the URL about the tag set and not the category. It's not intuitively obvious that two different URLs (for example, Languages Q&A and Languages Resources) point to the same tag set. Tags started out as just tags, and then tag sets came along, and then categories came alon...
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Comment Post #278915 I wrote some stuff in a [GitHub issue](https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/251) to track this.
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Comment Post #278915 @luap42 thanks, yeah. I guess most of the examples I remember seeing were live on a dev server that's not still there.
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Comment Post #278915 Ooh, luap42 prototyped this; I'm not sure where it stands but will try to find out.
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Edit Post #278905 Post edited:
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You can now use tables in HTML or Markdown. See an example with Markdown:  | Latin | English | Spanish | Catalan | |-------- |--------- |--------- |--------- | | filum | thread | hilo | fil | | filius | son | hijo | fill | | furnus | oven ...
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Answer A: HTML tables are misdisplayed
Testing: Downvotes Minimum upvotes to stay above 40% 1 1 2 1 3 2 4 3 5 3 6 4 7 5
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Comment Post #278840 Following the model we've discussed for Software Dev, gaming questions could start as part of an "applications" community, perhaps in their own category from the beginning, and spin off when volume of both content and users with diverging interests dictates.
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Comment Post #276997 @Zerotime you've indicated you're enthusiastic. As noted in the discussions here, this community will require more careful moderation than some. If this community were to launch, would you be interested in being a moderator?
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Comment Post #276997 @JamesJenkins you've indicated you're enthusiastic. As noted in the discussions here, this community will require more careful moderation than some. If this community were to launch, would you be interested in being a moderator?
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Edit Post #278853 Post edited:
meant to include EE as another quick-start positive example
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Answer A: What criteria are used to determine to launch a new community?
I'm speaking only for myself here. Unfortunately, we're still kind of winging this, and learning as we go. We now realize we launched some early communities without enough active, engaged members, but we don't know where that sweet spot is yet. We don't want to hinder communities, and we also do...
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Comment Post #278840 7 is there to see if we're paying attention, right? :-)
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Comment Post #278833 Office suites seems too narrow, though. I assume the community proposed here would also accept questions about Zoom and OpenVPN and Pidgin and Cygwin and so on?
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Comment Post #278833 I like Power User too.
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Comment Post #278833 Software Applications?
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Comment Post #277098 The comment reworking (for threaded comments) will affect this too, so deferring until after that (even though I too find the current behavior annoying).
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Comment Post #278330 And still happening, so it wasn't a fluke.
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Comment Post #277321 Did this happen? I see the "planned" tag but it's been there a while.
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Comment Post #74893 We now have Software Development and Mathematics, so I'm closing this. (Discussing multiple proposals together was tricky anyway.)
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This proposal seems to have a good baseline for moving forward. There are answers about definition, sometimes controversial, but it looks like there's a good foundation to work with -- y'all will have to work out some of the scope boundaries on your meta, but you've got a starting point. You've got...
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Answer A: Tag contents don't reflect merge after 24 hours
We haven't identified the cause of this bug yet. It's not caching. The posts are correctly tagged, but they aren't showing up in the tag search. One is deleted so wouldn't anyway (but I guess the count included the deleted post?). One is an article, but other articles show up in tag searches so i...
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Comment Post #278770 Sorry, I was mistaken -- you can now discard a *new* comment, but that doesn't seem to have made it to the edit code yet.
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Answer A: A clickable X that doesn't work
We just deployed a fix for this (noticed as part of investigating another bug). Please try again.
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scope looks solid enough to proceed; can we get some more active participants?
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The definition is well-developed in answers here; what's needed is people who'll be active in the new community.
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Comment Post #277566 This should be fixed in the next deployed version.
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Comment Post #277948 This should be fixed in the next deployed version.
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Comment Post #278770 This should be fixed in the next deployed version.
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Comment Post #278096 @msh210 is this still happening? (There have been a couple updates since you reported it, so I want to check back before doing more.)
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CIC first, then CIO (fixed typo)
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Comment Post #39450 @‭PeterMortensen‭ good idea, thanks -- done.
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Comment Post #278715 Thanks @user53196. We send the email versions of these from a generic account, but they're infrequent enough that I don't think we need a generic account here. (Plus, we want to make sure someone gets pinged.) I do agree that writing about myself indirectly like that is kind of strange, but at lea...
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Comment Post #278713 Reproduced. Also, and I don't know if this is related, the dismissible notice...isn't. I tap the "x" and nothing happens.
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Hello from Codidact! This past Friday was Codidact's first birthday! We're counting that from the day that luap42 set up a Discord server to discuss building a new Q&A platform. One thing led to another, and a few weeks later there was a GitHub repository, a Discourse forum for discussion, a wik...
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Comment Post #277995 We have a proposed scope with some support (it can always be discussed and refined). What this proposal really needs now is more people who'll help build the community.
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with all the discussion I think this is well into "proposal" territory, not just an idea
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Comment Post #278665 We haven't designed a badge system yet -- doesn't mean we can't, but we haven't prioritized it. We're happy to hear proposals for what a badge system might reward. (We'll also need to consider the effects of badge-hunting -- do any badges motivate undesirable behaviors?) We don't want to just copy...
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Comment Post #278656 I was just discussing the sandbox case with someone. We talked about ask-refine-move, but moving the post would bring all its comments too, which would have to be deleted (but still get in the way for people who can see deleted comments), and there was a feeling that sometimes having the conversation...
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Comment Post #278608 @Moshi from the discussion in 19th Byte it sounded like the community could have questions *about* golfing and related topics that aren't themselves challenges. They can tell us what they need; I'm in no position to judge.
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Comment Post #278608 @Moshi it could be renamed.
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Comment Post #278608 @Moshi or maybe it's all challenges and I misunderstood? The idea was one category for challenges, which have different rules from Q&A *about* golfing etc, and which are the only ones that use a leaderboard. Edited to just say "challenges".
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Answer A: Site suggestion - Code Golf
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: Site suggestion - Code Golf
Based on new comments here, I had a conversation with some folks in the Nineteenth Byte on Discord to ask them about their interests and needs. I pointed out the TopAnswers site, which some of them were not aware of, and pointed them to this proposal. There seems to be interest in having a communit...
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Comment Post #74822 Thanks for bringing that up, @Razetime. I'm going to remove the status-declined tag, but we'll need to flesh out this proposal, gather a community, and *talk with the TopAnswers* folks. If TA is a good solution for golfing but folks just don't know about it, that's one class of problem. If there's so...
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Comment Post #278544 @10Rep check out our [list of communities](https://codidact.com/) and see if any of them fit your interests -- you should be able to get to 10 rep (and more) soon if so. :-)
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Comment Post #278544 Welcome aboard @Circuitfantasist‭! We're glad to have you and everyone else who's checking us out.
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Comment Post #278505 Composition style: Markdown or HTML (which allows room to add some third thing that becomes popular later that we haven't thought about now).
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Comment Post #278504 The vote-time override has to be there too, but in some earlier discussion some brought up the hassle of having to click it every time, so there was a request for a default.
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Comment Post #278493 I'm not convinced it's a good idea to advertise when somebody last visited the site. It feels kind of stalkerish. You can't tell when somebody else last looked at Twitter or Reddit or (AFAIK) Facebook, for instance. When somebody last *took an action* is public information, but just browsing feels...
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Comment Post #278492 @Lundin we probably need some tag-referencing syntax that includes the set name. Gotta think about this. Aside from meta being its own thing we don't expect a lot of diverse tag sets, but we'll have to see what communities want to build.
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Comment Post #278501 This is an interesting idea to talk about, but is a little beyond what preferences are needed. We've talked informally about customized views, filters, etc and I want to come back to that later.
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Comment Post #278498 We can also change the default for the category on Outdoors (for new posts) if the Outdoors community requests it. Probably nobody thought about it.
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Comment Post #278496 @‭1muflon1‭ we're going to be revising reputation, actually -- see [coming soon: abilities and changes to reputation](https://meta.codidact.com/articles/278234). We do have data import (so people can bring in Q&A from SE) but it's a little fragile and we want to make changes before doing more of that...
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Comment Post #278496 @1muflon1‭ glad to have you! I suspected from your scope answer that you had some decent background in the field. :-) We do not see Codidact and SE as a zero-sum game; the platforms and the communities emphasize different things, and it's quite fine to participate on both. Our Judaism community ge...
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Comment Post #278491 Thanks for these additions -- very helpful! This looks like a good starting point for other economics experts to weigh in on. (Oh, that reminds me -- "survey of interest" post coming right up.)
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Comment Post #278492 @Moshi a community can have multiple tag sets. A category within a community must use exactly one tag set. Tag sets contain only tags; they cannot contain other tag sets.
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Comment Post #278490 No worries @Moshi; having one place to collect it is handy, and if something *has* been brought up elsewhere (or it's big enough to call for a separate discussion), it can just be linked.
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Comment Post #278492 Tag sets are per-community, yes. Every community has two tag sets to start, called Main and Meta. Most of our communities that have other categories are using Main on them. Meta doesn't have meta but both Blog and Site Proposals have their own tag sets. Note that tag names are unique within tag s...
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Comment Post #278492 Interesting edge case -- *technically* tags *aren't* per-category but, rather, tags are part of a tag set and each category uses a tag set, *which can be shared*. So, for example, if Software Dev had a Code Review category and it used the same tag set as Q&A, then we'd probably highlight that JavaSc...
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Comment Post #278491 Thank you; this is helpful input. Would you perhaps be able to propose a high-level scope description -- what topics *should* be on-topic, as opposed to what shouldn't be? How do expert economists (of which set I am not a member) frame things?
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Question Future planning: what user preferences would be useful?
I am starting to think about user preferences. This won't happen for a while, but I'd like to gather input so we can start thinking about a functional design. Currently a user has a single account across our network. When you edit your description or your display name or your blog link, those ch...
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Answer A: Allow licence change when there's only one contributor
I agree that authors should be able to make an immediate edit to change the license -- you post, only then notice the default license, and can't fix it. That's frustrating. The workaround of deleting and reposting is extra hassle -- and, for answers and for people who can see deleted posts, adds cl...
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Comment Post #278487 @OlinLathrop actually no; if you started to edit a post, then your choices are your edit state or nothing, but "go back to the way it was before I touched it" isn't an option unless you copy it out of the post history. (Or open it in an incognito window, or probably other things we shouldn't make pe...
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Comment Post #278476 @Dani I don't actually know what it's called, no. I just picked some words that seemed descriptive. :-) I've created a GitHub issue for this problem and somebody has already volunteered to work on it.
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Comment Post #278487 I would think that "cancel" should mean "throw away my draft". But I see it doesn't currently; it just cancels the *session* while preserving the state.
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Comment Post #278476 Thanks for the edit! I see it now. Just missing the header block with the title/link and score there, it looks like.
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Answer A: Should we have a community for Reviewing Code?
Should it be a separate community, or should Software Development also support code reviews (as a separate category)? It feels like there are natural affinities there, including linking to existing content and asking followup questions, but I didn't participate in CR over there so I don't know how r...
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Comment Post #276854 Sorry for the delayed status tag. This got fixed some time in the past (not sure when) but we failed to update here.
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Comment Post #278077 Well, it hasn't been *answered* before; it's an outstanding bug. But there's another bug report for this so I'm linking them together.
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Comment Post #278004 We made some RTL-related fixes and I'm not seeing this any more, but I don't know if we (think we) fixed this. Are you still seeing it?
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Comment Post #278406 Yeah, if it's not visible from the start, we can't expect people to know about it. I see now -- this specific example is just short enough that the horizontal scroll is evident for me. But on https://software.codidact.com/questions/277881 the code block is longer and the scroll doesn't appear from ...
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Answer A: What languages have syntax highlighting support?
Codidact uses highlight.js for syntax highlighting. We support whatever languages are enabled by default in that package; we haven't restricted them. As I write this, they list 189 languages with examples on their website as well as on a table on their GitHub. Syntax highlighting is enabled for ...
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Comment Post #278412 @Moshi syntax highlighting is only enabled for communities where we expect code, because (like Mathjax) it adds some rendering time to every post and we don't want to slow down sites that wouldn't benefit. Sorry about your edge case; it's certainly reasonable to ask on Meta about the syntax highligh...
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Comment Post #278406 Thanks for the screenshot. I'm not seeing it in Firefox 79.0 (or Chrome 84.0) but don't have ESR handy. There should definitely be a horizontal scrollbar there.
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Comment Post #278404 This would be controlled per-community, yes. A community that doesn't want imports wouldn't have to allow them, but some communities *do* want imports and this would let them have them.
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Comment Post #278394 @Lundin not as part of the import process, no. But once the post is here, people can edit to merge answers, preserving attribution. This would be a good use case for the "community wiki" proposal, too, as it's truly a combined effort that no one person gets "credit" for.
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Comment Post #278396 Oh, good point. I said that because the license doesn't require importing the entire edit history. And maybe we don't want to recreate the full edit history here, but for imported posts we could include the original edit history as a link in the post history. That way the information is available ...
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Comment Post #278394 @Lundin agreed; people need to be judicious in using the tool. Sometimes some of the answers are good (or good starting points for edits) and others should be deleted, which the community could do here but can't do there.
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Question Proposal: tool for user-requested import of a single question and its answers from SE
We have a tool for doing bulk imports of questions (and answers) from SE. It has several limitations: - Running it requires direct DB access. - The resulting data is sometimes wrong in various ways -- duplicates, answers not getting wired up to the right questions, something that blocks voting som...
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Comment Post #278391 Another use case: [resources on Languages & Linguistics](https://languages.codidact.com/categories/40).
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Comment Post #278387 Our planned workflow for duplicates is: anyone can propose a duplicate; if the author agrees it's marked (done); otherwise the author is invited to edit or can dispute the duplicate suggestion (this has nothing to do with that). So yes, an author who finds or agrees with a dupe target can just go ah...
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Comment Post #278388 @manassehkatz I considered adding that (specifically if there've been no edits). I don't know how much that complicates the implementation (don't count this post for abilities, no do again / move it over to System, no move it back). Maybe only change ownership once there *is* an edit and the rest is...
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Comment Post #278388 @Lundin on your last point, that's what I had in mind with setting the System user as the owner (in my "to be determined" paragraph). I don't know if there are better ways, but that's *a* way.
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Answer A: Do we have/should we have community wikis?
Update: We didn't do what I proposed here, but we instead created a wiki post type. See there for details. I wrote a GH ticket based on this suggestion, with the following expansion: We should avoid the term "community wiki", which was sometimes confusing on Some Other platform too. If we ...
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Comment Post #278386 We don't have it yet. An "anyone can edit" option for the author is something I'd like to see us do. ("Anyone" to be further clarified; probably means anyone who's gained the Participate Generally ability?)
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Answer A: Why not have a physics community for physics enthusiasts?
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 #278304 We don't yet have the ability to lock posts, so if you edit that back in again we will have to delete the post again. Please find more appropriate ways to express yourself, and please stop pretending to be someone other than the author of the question.
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Restoring the edit that allowed this post to not be deleted. See staff answers at https://meta.codidact.com/questions/278310.
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Comment Post #278330 Huh, weird -- but not here on Meta.
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Answer A: Post on Stack Exchange and Codidact
You own your posts and are free to do with them as you choose, including posting them in more than one place -- here, Stack Exchange, Quora, Reddit, etc. By posting on Codidact you grant us a license to use your posts, but it's not an exclusive license. Thank you for supporting Codidact! If you ...
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That answer (and this meta question) prompted a lot of discussion. This discussion is a good outcome. We are by the community, for the community, which means if the community questions what we're doing, we need to discuss that. We don't need to keep engaging if someone is clearly out to be disrupt...
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Comment Post #278290 Not only *can* that mechanism be used for gathering feedback, but it *has* been -- at least the review panel, I know.
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Comment Post #278283 There have been a few cases of employees with no other activity on a site (i.e. they can only downvote because of their status) downvoting community ads, but I'm not aware of them outright deleting any yet. I haven't been tracking edits to posts like the ones you're talking about, but if those posts...
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Comment Post #278282 @Mithical plus all the *other* challenges that come with paying people, conflicts of interest, resulting strife... Someday the Codidact project might have both the need and the means to hire people for certain roles (I'm guessing a role that keeps the servers running and happy would top the list), th...
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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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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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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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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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Comment Post #277157 Reproduced the reappearance of this bug today.
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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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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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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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Comment Post #277007 @DerekElkins [launched](https://math.codidact.com/questions/278124) (in case you didn't see).
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Comment Post #277007 @8063 [launched](https://math.codidact.com/questions/278124) (in case you didn't see).
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Comment Post #277007 @JoshuaTS [launched](https://math.codidact.com/questions/278124) (in case you didn't see).
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Comment Post #277007 @PeterTaylor [launched](https://math.codidact.com/questions/278124) (in case you didn't see).
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Comment Post #278004 Also reproduced (Chrome, Mac) with no special language settings.
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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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Comment Post #278010 Yes. **Communities first** is a key difference, and many other things follow from that.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Comment Post #277958 @Mithrandir24601 exactly. Reactions should *augment* votes, not *divert* or *duplicate* them.
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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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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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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. After triage, bugs and FRs go to GitHub.
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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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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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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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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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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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Comment Post #277859 Yes we'll definitely enable Mathjax on this site. I can't imagine it working without that.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Comment Post #277518 Reproduced (Chrome, Mac).
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Comment Post #277314 And the unfilled one is for moderators.
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Comment Post #277296 Reproduced (desktop; didn't try mobile).
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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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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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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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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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Comment Post #277245 @msh210 thanks for the edit, especially the yes/no examples for tools. Good call.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Comment Post #277119 Reproduced (on Travel). Weird! Obviously *some* people can vote...
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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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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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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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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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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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Edit Post #276998 Initial revision about 1 year ago
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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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?
Note: Please see also How should we approach our (non-developer) software community proposals?. We are trying to work out how this proposal interacts with others. (It sounds like Linux is probably different and that won't affect this in the end, but I want to make sure folks are aware.) Right no...
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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 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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Edit Post #276873 Initial revision about 1 year ago
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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(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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Edit Post #276752 Initial revision about 1 year ago
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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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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Edit Post #276509 Initial revision about 1 year ago
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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Edit Post #276296 Initial revision about 1 year ago
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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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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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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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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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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Edit Post #276139 Initial revision about 1 year ago
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
This answer has been superseded by new developments. 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...
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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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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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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 Stack Exchange'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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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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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. You can also request changes and report bugs in the software platform that runs it, though you're also welcome to use GitHub. But what does that leave, you ask? Use this meta site for questions about: - instance-level polici...
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