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Comment Post #287046 This isn't an issue just for inbox links, but anywhere a direct link to a post is followed; such as if someone copies the "copy link" link and posts it elsewhere. For such use, it's entirely plausible that the user viewing the page is entirely unfamiliar with Codidact. In my opinion, that makes it ev...
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11 days ago
Comment Post #287020 @#53890 For what it's worth, I think this could be made clearer in the UI *in general*, so this still has merit as a suggestion for a change, but I'm glad I was able to help you with your immediate problem. :-)
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15 days ago
Comment Post #287020 You close the "react" box by clicking again on "react". This maps to how other UI elements work in QPixel.
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Edit Post #286978 Initial revision 21 days ago
Answer A: Translating the project
It looks to me as though there is partial support for translation. Compare, for example, the text strings output in app/views/advertisement/index.html.erb and app/views/suggestededit/categoryindex.html.erb. If you are interested in translating QPixel to natural languages other than English, I susp...
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21 days ago
Comment Post #286816 This looks like a duplicate of [Hobbling of users who consistently post low-quality content](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/284472)
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2 months ago
Comment Post #286795 Why would you want to do that? What problem are you looking to solve by doing it?
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2 months ago
Comment Post #286753 @#53196 The latter sounds like a potentially useful feature; maybe you should propose that in its own right and see how it goes.
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2 months ago
Edit Post #286753 Initial revision 2 months ago
Answer A: Make user-annotations editable
I would actually argue against this. User annotations should, as a rule of thumb, be immutable. If they can be edited, then they can be changed after the fact such that they no longer reflect the situation at the time. Yes, this can be worked around by having a history of revisions, but that's ...
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2 months ago
Comment Post #286582 @#8045 Very good. :-)
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4 months ago
Comment Post #286582 Please do take care to not set up any permanent redirects during the migration, the way it happened during an earlier maintenance window. Permanent redirects have a tendency to break things that aren't supposed to change. :-)
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4 months ago
Edit Post #286340 Initial revision 5 months ago
Answer A: Please allow a user to permanently delete their account
I'm going to be a bit contrarian here. First, don't get me wrong. I am not arguing that a user should not be able to delete their own account. Of course a user should be able to delete their account. Besides all the reasonable arguments, that's a pretty firm requirement in the EU GDPR. However,...
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5 months ago
Comment Post #280879 Still an issue: [The letter "ৡ" shows as a "?" in a community generated link to a question](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/286297)
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5 months ago
Comment Post #285848 @#54706 At which point one can just as well type up the question elsewhere and then copy and paste it into the submission interface when logged in whenever convenient, like I suggested in my answer, because then the question won't appear immediately *anyway*. Composing a post doesn't have to happen a...
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8 months ago
Comment Post #285842 @#36363 What @#54706 said. Not least in software development, "problem" can be a quite broad term, as exemplified in, for example, "problem statement". "It is too cumbersome to accomplish X" can be a valid problem statement regardless of whether X is something that should be accomplished at all and w...
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8 months ago
Comment Post #285846 > The assumption that suspended users can't grow up is something I personally reject. @#36363 Suspensions on Codidact are time limited.
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8 months ago
Comment Post #285842 @#36363 If there is, as you put it, no problem to solve here, then please don't waste people's time with frivolous proposals.
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8 months ago
Comment Post #285848 @#36363 I wasn't aware that this question was about implementing anonymous posting (without logging in) only for you. Perhaps you could somehow make that more explicit in your proposal? No, seriously. *You* are an anecdote. *You* could be the most exemplary person *in the world*. But that doesn't ...
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8 months ago
Edit Post #285848 Initial revision 8 months ago
Answer A: Allow posting without logging in at least in some communities
Adding to the previous answer, your use case is, in your own words > I sat in the bus and wanted to ask something without logging in Realistically, if someone can't be bothered to take the brief moment it takes to sign in, then is that same person going to take the time to come up with and comp...
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8 months ago
Edit Post #285825 Initial revision 8 months ago
Question Comments count includes deleted comments, which it shouldn't
Using this post purely as an example, because I'm quite sure that the problem is general. Observe: At first, we are told that there are "4 comments": > Screenshot showing "4 comments" Expanding inline, the summary says 4 of 4 comments are being shown, so where are the other three? > Scree...
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8 months ago
Edit Post #285824 Initial revision 8 months ago
Answer A: What should we do to facilitate sharing/recognition of Codidact content?
Regarding your third point, > What standard do we use to determine what content is worth promoting? Do we ask moderators or certain users (e.g. those with curate ability) to let us know, or somehow use votes from meta posts to determine this? we already do have the ability to nominate posts for...
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8 months ago
Comment Post #285528 @#54706 Pretty much. It might even be reasonable to break currently known science (and engineering) if that can be justified; the hypothetical Alcubierre drive, for example, requires matter that has negative mass, which we have no idea how to make or even if it can exist, but it's still possible to p...
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9 months ago
Comment Post #285528 You are right that [Scientific Speculation Codidact](https://scientific-speculation.codidact.com/) is primarily about extrapolation from currently known science. (It was conceived as a more focused, somewhat more science-y counterpart to Stack Exchange's Worldbuilding site.) It's possible to extrapol...
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9 months ago
Comment Post #284930 @#8046 It looks to me too like it's being rendered correctly now. Certainly the specific example seems to be.
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9 months ago
Comment Post #285402 Following the "success" link in the original question, I get a 404 "Not Found" page back. Doesn't work for me on Writing either, so it's not an issue of "you need to be a Moderator". Can you, or someone else, check again when logged in as an unprivileged user? (I realize that since there's money invo...
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9 months ago
Comment Post #285374 @#8046 Not being able to set up a filter at all because you're in the wrong category for the particular selection you want to make for the filter sounds like a recipe for confusion, especially if coupled with filters, once created, being accessible across all of Codidact. ("Why in the world doesn't i...
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Edit Post #285374 Initial revision 9 months ago
Answer A: Proposal: filters for post lists
> Key idea #2: filters can be defined, named, and reused, and we'll provide some built-in ones. "Unanswered questions" seems like one that would be popular, for example. And if you want to refine the built-in "unanswered questions" filter (for example), you can. > > You'll have access to all your ...
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Comment Post #285302 @#53919 For the record, yes, I intended it strictly as a placeholder.
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Comment Post #285302 @#36363 Sure; I don't think of it as pejorative, and I certainly didn't mean for it to be, but I can put something else there instead. Do you think it's better now?
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Edit Post #285302 Initial revision 10 months ago
Answer A: Does the community have any mechanism to tackle serial (emotional) downvoting?
I'll defer to the answer from someone who knows better than me what can and can't be done within the software and by digging deeper. That said, since the votes cast are visible to the user who cast them, of course the data is there; therefore, if there's suspicion of poor voting behavior, the exact v...
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Edit Post #285189 Post edited:
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Comment Post #285199 Especially for an open source project, the beauty of having a discussion out in the open about whether or not some particular kind of functionality should exist (or even a more detailed feature request) is that if someone comes across this half a year, a year, two years from now and it isn't yet impl...
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Comment Post #285202 Suppose some question is voted (and I exaggerate here for effect) +100/-4. Should that be a candidate for deletion, because it's got three or more downvotes? I suggest using a Wilson score threshold instead of a vote threshold, the same as is done in many other places on Codidact where vote scores ma...
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10 months ago
Comment Post #285199 I agree that developer workload should not be a factor in suggesting features. Also, this isn't even an actual feature suggestion, it's a *discussion* along the lines of the boldfaced "should we do this?". Developer workload absolutely can be a factor (even a large factor) in deciding which features ...
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Comment Post #278171 @#54706 Good point. I don't think I have encountered this issue in a while, so maybe it did get fixed at some point.
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Comment Post #285149 @#8046 They have a quite prominently placed "contact us" link, and the top "department" selection on that page, in turn, is "Tips, Suggestions, and Press Releases", along with "Press Inquiries, PR" and "Contributed Bylines/Sponsored Posts". Depending on the focus, any of those could potentially apply...
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10 months ago
Comment Post #285134 > Example: Negatively received (more downvotes than upvotes) contributions may not be very useful but I would not call them "drivel" because that is a too strong/too negative label that does not serve any use. I agree. Every person who uses the network is, of course, entirely entitled to their opi...
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10 months ago
Comment Post #285134 At least tentatively, I actually rather like the suggestion to put up a banner especially on the less-active (everything is relative?) sites to the effect that you suggest. (The specifics would need to be worked out separately, of course.) Like a "beta" label, it's a form of expectation management. I...
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10 months ago
Comment Post #285146 In the question, you wrote "Wiki" over and over, but you seem to be talking about Wikipedia more specifically. If that is the case, I suggest that you edit the question to be more explicit about it.
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10 months ago
Comment Post #285149 Ars Technica tends to have pretty good coverage of open-source issues, they have covered events relating to Some Other Company relatively recently, and is broadly seen as a reputable, if somewhat niche, news site. Might pitching Codidact to them be worth a shot? That doesn't solve the issue of low...
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Edit Post #285142 Initial revision 10 months ago
Answer A: Should we modify the default (front) page for anonymous visitors?
I agree that such a front page looks bad. I also agree with a comment that trying to simply hide poorly received posts is hiding the problem instead of solving it. It's sweeping the problem under the rug, which is just going to leave us with an odd-looking rug along with the problem we already had...
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10 months ago
Comment Post #284764 @#54706 *Technically* that makes the date and the time two distinct points in time, as opposed to parts of one point-in-time identifier. *In practice*, I agree. And in that venue, might be worth changing the "Z" time zone specifier at the end to " UTC" (with a space) as well, for ease of reading. ...
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10 months ago
Comment Post #285081 @#8163 I actually find myself agreeing with @#36396 here. Consider the initial revision of [this question over on Judaism](https://judaism.codidact.com/posts/285008/history), which was just plain confusing for someone who is not already familiar with Judaism. A simple edit later, the question is now ...
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10 months ago
Comment Post #285081 A moderator elsewhere on Codidact should *not* hold any special status on other sites in the network. Such a user is more likely to be invested in the network as a whole, but that's about it. If you flag such content for moderator attention and feel that the response is inappropriate, you can escalat...
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Edit Post #285006 Initial revision 10 months ago
Question If a tag search yields exactly one exact match for a tag, go directly to that tag's page
When using the search feature in the Tags part of each category, if one searches for something that is an exact match for just one single tag, the page returned lists just that one tag. To get to the list of posts, clicking through to the exact tag is needed. This is reasonable when multiple tags ...
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10 months ago
Comment Post #284973 @#53922 That wouldn't be a given. Even if that was because of a post deletion (I don't know whether that's the case), if a post is hard-deleted *properly*, it should be as though that post never existed. The non-existence of the post should then not have any effect on anything else, just as was the c...
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Edit Post #284973 Initial revision 10 months ago
Answer A: Permanently delete duplicated questions and answers?
I'm pretty sure you can't. Of course, it would be technically possible for someone with database access to go in and permanently delete a post. But no such feature is exposed in the UI, up to and including users with administrator access. Deleted posts are also only visible to a subset of users...
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Edit Post #284937 Initial revision 10 months ago
Question Deleted answers are being shown to logged-out users, but not to logged-in users without the Curate privilege
The title pretty much sums it up. It looks to me as though deleted answers are visible to anyone who isn't logged in, but they aren't visible once you're logged in (at least as a user without the Curate privilege). For example, compare How long does it take for energy to propagate in a circuit?...
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Edit Post #284930 Initial revision 11 months ago
Question Post history diff shows apparently double-escaped HTML entities
As Exhibit A, I present revision 2 of Switching to an admin user within Powershell SSH session on Power Users, and specifically its diff view against revision 1 of Stated Post. The post itself contains simple quotation marks (`"`, U+0022), but the diff shows `"` which is the HTML character en...
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Comment Post #284847 (1) I fail to see why you bring that up in response to my answer. (2) If that's how you feel, then I suggest that you propose either changes to the current method, or an entirely different method, of solving the problem that the site proposal process aims to solve; which is unrelated to any partic...
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Edit Post #284847 Initial revision 11 months ago
Answer A: Actively investing in non niche network websites
(Please note that at the time this answer was posted, revision 4 of the question was current. That revision of the question, as the initial revision, had as its first paragraph "I think that the website must have about 5 more new communities in "piquant" topics to become more well-known and contribut...
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Edit Post #284770 Initial revision 11 months ago
Answer A: A Site for Privacy and Data Protection Enthusiasts
As for two of the suggested on-topic scope points, > Questions about the usage and functionality of privacy tools (TOR, VPNs, ...) > Questions about how to better protect your data while being online I would argue that those should be on topic on Power Users, and thus don't need a separate s...
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Comment Post #284764 Curiously enough, that exact information *is* available on the front page (but of course only for the post that was most recently edited). This definitely feels like an oversight.
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Comment Post #284733 Works for me for both `https://codidact.com/` and `https://www.codidact.com/` with Firefox ESR 78.15.0 on Debian Bullseye. It sounds odd that DNS itself would cause such an error. Still, I would try switching the not-working system to Google's DNS temporarily if possible (or switch the working system...
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Comment Post #284733 Worked fine for me at 08:04 UTC. What version of Firefox are you using? Can you reproduce the problem with a fresh browser profile?
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Answer A: Where can I report private issues
Follow the "Contact us" link in the page footer In the footer of (I believe every) page, there is a "Contact us" link. Following that takes you to a page that describes how to report issues, specifically calling out security issues as one type of issue that should be handled in a particular manner...
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Comment Post #284688 @#8046 Yes, I meant for it to be `codidact.com`. A link from `codidact.org` to wherever it is might also not be a bad idea, but that would just be a link so should be largely a non-issue regardless of what actually runs on the web server for the host name in question. The donation page should be clea...
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Comment Post #284688 @#8045 Oh, I'm not criticizing; anything is better than nothing, and this is already plenty more than nothing. It's just that at least for me personally, unless I actually *want* to make a one-off, I greatly prefer set-and-forget schemes. For an example, look perhaps at the Internet Archive; they off...
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Comment Post #284688 @#8045 Well, how about a separate `donate.codidact.com` or something along those lines, then? My suggestion isn't so much about the exact domain name, as it is about clearly indicating already in the domain name that the donation doesn't go to any particular community, but to the network as a whole. ...
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Comment Post #284688 As it is, it's easy to get the impression that since the donation form is hosted on each separate community's host name, `https://meta.codidact.com/donate` is somehow distinct from, say, `https://writing.codidact.com/donate`, and that the donation somehow goes *directly* to the community where one ma...
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Comment Post #284688 It looks like the UI only supports making one-off donations. Are there any plans to extend this to allow for registering one's card for recurring donations? I imagine that allowing people to set-and-forget for a donation of, say, £1-£2/month (and of course making it easy to stop donations, should one...
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Comment Post #284688 For those who for some reason would rather pay by bank transfer than by card, do you plan to publish the details for bank wire transfers (such as [BIC/IBAN](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wire_transfer#International) details)?
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Comment Post #284679 Looks like it is indeed fixed in the currently deployed version (`a0370cd9`). Thank you!
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Question Link to deleted user's post visible on front page but post returns 500; breaks category Atom feed
There's a post on the Judaism front page titled Meor eynayim by de rossi by "deleted user" (which looks to actually be a deleted user, since that links to `#` rather than an actual user profile). Following the link to that post results in an Internal Server Error response, for example with error I...
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Comment Post #284472 @#8058 Any update? Or does the existing answers cover what you were going to post?
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Comment Post #284472 I agree with @#8176 that publicly singling out specific users for inappropriate behavior is rude. Generally, doing so only puts those people on the defensive, often destroying any hope of getting them to improve their behavior while remaining contributors. That's why what I propose focuses on the pro...
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Comment Post #284515 We can discuss the specific values, and with configurability that discussion can be had within each community, but the data for the system to be self-adaptive is available, so to build *some* degree of self-adaptation into the system seems to me to be a reasonable approach. Yes, it puts some aspects ...
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Comment Post #284515 @#8046 As @#53410 to some extent already pointed out, a big part of the reasoning behind my suggestion to take activity by other users into account is that *it makes the system self-adapting to varying traffic levels.* It would also enable the system to adapt to temporary fluctuations in traffic; con...
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Comment Post #284473 @#53410 I might well be missing something obvious, but what then happens if, say, the user closes the wrong browser tab, or their browser crashes, or they have a power outage, or anything else that causes their session (and possibly also their cookies) to disappear? Wouldn't that leave such a flag da...
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Comment Post #284473 @#8056 You can oppose it if you like, but doing validation server-side is a basic design principle for building secure client/server software, of which complex, interactive web sites is certainly a subset. Failing to do proper server-side validation is what led to the Apache web server's [CVE-2021-41...
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Comment Post #284473 @#8056 As a basic design principle, validation will always need to happen at the point of saving. Validation prior to that is a UX optimization only; worthwhile, but can't be relied upon. Exactly which votes to count for the purposes of this decision is certainly something that can be considered. ...
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Comment Post #284473 @#36396 I was aiming for predictability for the individual user as well as a reasonable starting point; I certainly don't claim that these criteria are perfect. By all means add an answer of your own to suggest alternative criteria, if you like.
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Comment Post #284486 @#8176 I agree that silent downvotes aren't particularly constructive. (Silent upvotes are less of a problem, but the same general principle still applies: what about this was good, and is there absolutely nothing whatsoever about it that could be made even a tiny bit better?) However, especially wit...
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Comment Post #284486 Near the end of your answer, you write that > But I don't want someone to permanently ban. Cause if you ban an user than they will go to create another account and he will keep doing it. So permanently banning isn't good idea. That's why, in my proposal, in particular the final "escape hatch" o...
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Comment Post #284486 You quote the part from my suggestion that > First, look at their most recent post of the same type (question, answer, article, ...). If that post has a score >0.5 (that is, is positively received by the community), then allow the new post. to claim that > Look everyone have their opinion. A...
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Comment Post #284490 Certainly for me, one of the really nice things about reactions is that they allow for more expressive responses than simply "this is {good,bad}, for some definition of 'this' and for some definition of '{good,bad}'" *without* requiring a separate comment. Especially if you aren't the person who aske...
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Comment Post #284483 Considering that the comment text itself logically belongs to the user who posted the comment, but the title applies to *all* comments in the thread; who should have the ability to edit the thread title? Just the user who posted the first comment; any user who has a visible comment in the thread; or ...
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Comment Post #284476 Why? What problem does this solve? Although Markdown line breaks don't work in comments, certainly paragraphs are already possible. Please note that I'm not saying that what you propose is necessarily a *bad* idea; I just don't see the benefit, so consider this an invitation to edit the post in su...
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Comment Post #284472 @#53922 Especially if implemented as I suggested in my self-answer, a single downvote won't matter much even for a brand new user account. Single votes will only actually make a significant difference for a user who is already *right at* a threshold, in which case there's probably something that can ...
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Answer A: Hobbling of users who consistently post low-quality content
This is my suggestion for how to implement hobbling of users who consistently post low-quality content. For a final decision, when a user saves a post: First, look at their most recent post of the same type (question, answer, article, ...). If that post has a score >0.5 (that is, is positivel...
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Question Hobbling of users who consistently post low-quality content
There are, unfortunately, a few users on Codidact who relatively consistently make low-quality contributions. These posts often come in bursts and tend to be downvoted fairly quickly, but that doesn't slow them down. I propose that Codidact should implement some manner in which to slow down such u...
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Comment Post #284470 Perhaps this should be an answer to my question [Should it be possible to "react" to one's own posts?](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/284457) Either way, I'm not quite sure what kind of response this question seeks. You tagged this post discussion, but phrased the final paragraph as some kind of req...
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Comment Post #284458 @#8058 Editing to fix outdatedness or dangerousness might require significant work, which one might not want to put in at the time. (Adding a reaction is comparatively a very rapid operation.) Also, some things might be dangerous by their very nature, and there's nothing to be done about that. Being ...
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Comment Post #284458 I've been thinking some about that last part as well. I haven't quite made up my mind, but I'm leaning toward somehow signifying the fact that a reaction is from either (a) the top-level post owner, or (b) the reacted-to post owner, would convey useful information in many situations. Case (a) would b...
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Comment Post #284455 @#53503 @#8058 FWIW, I got the mail. It arrived in my email inbox just fine.
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Question Should it be possible to "react" to one's own posts?
We now have reactions. However, I notice that there seems to be nothing stopping a user from "reacting" to their own posts. For some reactions, this might make sense. For example, an outdated answer might be kept around for reference or for the benefit of some subset of readers, but the user po...
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Comment Post #284455 @#8046 No matter what starting set of reactions is provided, it'd be wrong in *some* manner *somewhere*. I agree that it's better to try to make it *reasonable* for most communities and allow for configuration. A reaction like "dangerous" might not make much sense on [Writing](https://writing.codidac...
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Comment Post #284455 @#53078 "Works for me" seems every bit as useful at least for support questions on Meta as for the typical question on, say, Power Users or Software Development. I'm having a harder time imagining a legitimate situation where one might want to use, say, "dangerous" on Languages & Linguistics, but ...
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Comment Post #284359 @#8163 How does the fact that users X, Y and Z configure the system such that *they* don't see contributions by user W prevent rudeness on the part of user W? If anything, it seems to me that it would *reduce* the set of possible flaggers, thereby doing nothing to reduce, and possibly extending, the ...
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Answer A: I would like basic killfile functionality.
I think I can see where this desire might be coming from. However, I also think that what is proposed here is the wrong solution. If a user is consistently being mean and rude over time, then they are clearly neither nice nor respectful. Content that is in violation of the Code of Conduct sh...
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Question Tag edit major weirdness
Okay, I honestly don't know what might be up with this. "Major weirdness here", is about all I can say from the perspective of a user. I proposed an edit to A gratis cloud of icons usable as HTML tag values over on Software Development. Specifically, I changed the tags to what I felt was a more re...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #284083 I'm getting the behavior that OP is describing, running Firefox 78.14.0esr. Simply triple-clicking the question title on the question page is sufficient to demonstrate this for me; a copy and paste into a plain text editor further confirms it. A quick look at the actual HTML source code of the page a...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #284098 @#8045 I take that back. The same thing happened again now; going to the front page (not yet logged in), got a Cloudflare browser check which completed successfully, and resulted in a POST request to `https://meta.codidact.com/?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=...` which gave me a 404 response back. If I click in...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #284098 @#8045 I still got the "browser check" just now, ~~but at least when it went through, I was properly redirected to a functional site front page (which, although I didn't explicitly check that, would mean a GET, not a POST, request). So whatever change you made might at least have fixed the worse part...
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Comment Post #284072 @#53922 *Absent* copyright (I assume you meant copyright and not [copywrite](https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/copywrite)), generalizing somewhat, anyone can do anything with a work. In the presence of copyright and without an explicit license, again generalizing, only the copyright holder can do anythi...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #284072 Adding to what @#53398 wrote above, while *I am not a lawyer*, for @#53922 (or anyone else) to actually make the qpixel source code available under a different license would almost certainly be copyright infringement by way of offering something under terms not granted by the copyright holders. Th...
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Comment Post #284098 @#8058 I'm not sure how my geographical location would influence how qpixel responds to a request it receives? The bigger issue I'm raising here isn't the browser check (that's a nuisance, but not a problem), but the fact that I get a 404 once it completes.
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Question Cloudflare "checking my browser" results in a 404 when forwarded to the requested page
For some reason, Cloudflare has apparently decided that my browser is untrustworthy as of late, and want to do something to "check" it before allowing me to access Codidact. That's a snag, but wouldn't be so bad in the end were it not for the fact that when the checking (which of course requires J...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #283668 @#8046 I just ran across this in a comment thread on Software Development; `@Lundin` became `@8176in`. Has this bug potentially been reintroduced somehow?
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Comment Post #284072 It seems to me that the only part to this answer that really addresses the question is the heading. OP claims to have been able to set up QPixel locally, so what you are talking about seems to not even apply. Also, what does specific licensing terms for content have to do with user authentication on ...
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Question Can we please stop linkifying random strings that happen to look like domain names?
Currently, strings that look like some subset of fully qualified domain names are automatically turned into links to the corresponding `http://` resource. So, for example, example.com becomes a link to http://example.com, and something.example.com becomes a link to `http://something.example.com`, but...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #284005 How computerized automation might affect live births could also be a question on medical care. Either way, other than the fact that the two first paragraphs are just fluff in context of the question in the third, I don't see anything in that question that aims to extrapolate from known science. It is...
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Answer A: Show more threaded comments after clicking the title of a threaded discussion
I agree that showing just the first five comments is a little on the low end in many cases. I don't think blindly increasing this to "the first ten", or to "all", is the correct solution, however. I would instead propose that, when expanding a comment thread in-place: the initial 1-2 comme...
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Question Other top bar drop-downs should be closed when another is opened
By clicking first on the inbox icon in the top bar, then the site selector down arrow, it's possible to open both at the same time. However, it's not particularly useful, as the inbox dropdown will overlap the better part of the site selector dropdown. I propose that whenever a top bar dropdown is...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #283623 @#53922 Doesn't seem to be fixed yet, even though 2021-08-26 (as currently indicated in the page footer) is much later than 2021-08-20 (when you started this comment thread). Yes, it now shows "0 / 1000" instead of "0 / 255" immediately after clicking "edit", but the character count of 0 is still jus...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #283823 @#8058 From an edit point of view, there is currently no difference between fixing a one-character typo in or completely replacing the post body; IMO tags shouldn't be different in terms of what's captured in the history. Both are examples of changes that made the post what it is at the time of viewi...
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Question Renaming a tag rewrites history
I proposed an edit to a post to add the then-existing proposal tag. The edit was approved, and the post currently shows as most recently edited by me. Both the suggested edit page and the post itself, however, shows the tag name as community-proposal. It appears to me that someone, probably lua...
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Question When an answer is shown out of order, the notice doesn't account for sorting by activity
When linking directly to an answer, that answer is shown at the top of the answers section and just now, a notice was added to inform the user of this. The phrasing of that notice, however, seems somewhat unfortunate when answers are sorted by activity, as it always seems to read: > You are acc...
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Comment Post #283235 @#8046 I'm sure you have seen the pattern as well, but it seems to be site-dependent; at the very least, Meta seems less problematic than Power Users.
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #283235 @#53922 The linked PR was committed and merged Aug 21, but the footer here indicates that the qpixel version running is from Aug 19. So unless someone has invented time travel without telling the rest of us, the changes in PR#639 can't possibly be in the running code.
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Comment Post #283235 @#8046 I just got the same behavior, also on Power Users. Error ID 10d4a828-7b0c-4bc9-81f7-8a8a0edb0a59, comment thread https://powerusers.codidact.com/comments/thread/4177.
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about 1 year ago
Edit Post #283623 Initial revision about 1 year ago
Question On clicking "edit", the initial comment character count is incorrectly displayed as "0 / 255"
When clicking "edit" for a comment, the character count is initially shown as "0 / 255", with apparent disregard for the length of the comment. Making a change, the actual character count is updated correctly and the maximum character count is changed to reflect the 1000 characters maximum for a c...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #283235 @#8046 I haven't seen any similar errors since. (And this comment posted just fine.)
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #283621 HTML, especially modern HTML, is supposed to be *semantic*, not presentational. (It's the CSS that's presentational.) Using a lower-level (more sub-) heading carries different *semantic* information about the document structure, so using a particular [`<h1>`..`<h6>`](https://html.spec.whatwg.org/mult...
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Answer A: Introducing the Vote Summary
[status-completed] Is it just me, or does that view assume that people are half blind? My browser seems to render the links on the Profile and Activity tabs at a font-size of 16px, but on the Vote Summary tab, they are 19px. > Screenshot of the Profile tab > Screenshot of the Activity tab...
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Answer A: Get a [faq] tag, mods!
By definition, if a question is frequently asked, then it's also a duplicate. It seems to me that the proper way to handle frequently-asked questions where each question post aims to be the one place where that question is asked and answered, is not to have a "frequently asked questions" tag, but ...
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Comment Post #283490 @#8082 It's working now, yes. It *was* failing in the manner I described in the question. I got the same result from several different hosts, using different software, and also with a brand new browser profile, so I dare say that it was *not* caching on my end.
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Question Accessing scientific-speculation.codidact.com over HTTPS is serving a certificate for collab.codidact.org, triggering browser security warnings
When I try to go to https://scientific-speculation.codidact.com/, I get a certificate warning. Looking at the certificate details, it turns out that the server is actually providing a certificate for subject alt names `collab.codidact.org` only, issued by Let's Encrypt and with a not-before time o...
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about 1 year ago
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Question Comments that contain math are not re-rendered after editing
Comments can contain math code that is rendered by Mathjax, just as posts can. (On sites where Mathjax is enabled, such as Physics and Scientific Speculation.) However, if a comment is edited and the comment, after the edit, contains such math code (whether or not it did before the edit), that is ...
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Comment Post #283348 There's actually another benefit to this: it puts the answer right next to the question when one links to a specific answer, instead of the answer possibly being somewhere in the middle of the page surrounded by other answers. If one is referencing a specific answer for some reason, that makes it muc...
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Comment Post #283377 I would be in favor of a self-hosted solution. At presumably low but possibly nonzero cost, it removes an external dependency, let alone one that has had problems at least twice since Codidact got started (I remember seeing a similar issue with avatars once before); and albeit a small issue, especial...
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Comment Post #283318 Also, the license usually applies to the *content*, not to the *idea*. To protect an idea, one would usually turn to some kind of a non-disclosure agreement, a patent, or trade secret regulations; but none of those make much sense for publicly available content. Putting the content under a restrictiv...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #283250 @#8046 Seems to be working OK now, at least from an end-user perspective. For collab, I'm now getting a certificate issued by Cloudflare, which the browser accepts, serial 0A:25:C6:0B:9E:9E:0A:73:CD:0D:6F:7A:9F:F4:40:B9 fingerprint SHA-256 D9:3E:74:97:3F:07:08:E0:15:A5:90:A3:0D:60:D4:FF:76:76:D4:83:B...
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Question collab.codidact.org is serving an expired TLS certificate for HTTPS
I noticed that https://collab.codidact.org/ is serving an expired certificate; it has a validity not-after of Aug 9 2021 21:15 UTC. Even though it lists a bunch of other Codidact sites as Subject Alt Names, trying a few, collab is the only one that is having that problem. Another difference is tha...
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about 1 year ago
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Question Adding a comment to an existing thread results in Internal Server Error, but the comment gets added
I added a comment just now to an existing thread to a question on Power Users. Clicking "Add reply", the response was a "500 Server Error" page with the page title "Power Users - Internal Server Error". Uh oh. When I looked at the comment thread, though, my new comment had been added. The er...
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Question Enabled-state of the "Add reply" button, character count in comment thread view does not update on pasting into comment input field
This looks similar to my previous bug report "Body is too short" error when posting middle-click-pasted answer with no changes, and I wouldn't be surprised if the fix is the same. When on the thread page for a comment thread (that is, `/comments/thread/###`), there is the possibility to reply to t...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #283222 Seems to me the only scenario for which that would help is if you have a large number of forwarding addresses, all of them forwarding to a central account, and you used a forwarding address for Codidact but forgot which one *but* still remember your Codidact password. I doubt that's a common use case...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #283222 @#8056 For that to work, would it not require that you'd know which email account to check? In which case you either know the email address already (so no need to "recover" it), or the set of possible addresses is small enough that you can easily check them all (in which case why not just try to log ...
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about 1 year ago
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Comment Post #283221 Blocking accounts (even for just a period of time) based on failed logins is a bad idea, as it opens the possibility for a trivial denial of service attack on accounts. Let's not go there.
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Comment Post #283152 That's an interesting idea, and certainly might help some, but at least on desktop Firefox, it's easy enough to do something similar already. Ctrl+T (open new tab), Ctrl+Z (copy address bar contents from previous tab), Enter, Ctrl+Shift+PgUp/Ctrl+ShiftPgDn to put the new tab where you want it, scroll...
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Comment Post #283119 Really, this is as it should be, in my opinion. Semantically, the two quote blocks in your second example represent two distinct quotes; that they are adjacent in the content is a separate issue. If you need a blockquote to include multiple paragraphs, the proper way to do that in any medium is to al...
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Comment Post #283120 There is no need to resort to HTML. (And even less so XHTML; [`<br/>` is XHTML](https://www.w3.org/TR/2002/REC-xhtml1-20020801/#h-4.6), while [HTML uses just `<br>`](https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/text-level-semantics.html#the-br-element). Codidact serves pages with a `<!DOCTYPE html>` doctyp...
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about 1 year ago
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Comment Post #283096 @#53192 I'm not much of a gamer, but I struggle to think of a question that would be equally applicable to someone playing a video game and someone developing a video game. Still, if you have a reasonably concrete, solid suggested use case for when this feature would be useful, keeping in mind that c...
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Comment Post #283096 This seems to do nothing to address the issues I raised in https://meta.codidact.com/posts/283073#answer-283073 and also raises another issue, namely that categorization via tags (because especially, but not exclusively, abbreviations) can mean very different things to different communities and in di...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #283095 *"Quora and Stack Exchange and Codidact can all exist alongside each other, serving different needs"* And Twitter, and TikTok, and WeChat, and Facebook, and WhatsApp, and Dreamwidth, and... well, I guess my point is that I agree that just because something exists out there that doesn't mean that Codi...
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about 1 year ago
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Comment Post #283079 @#8046 There is another issue with a "copy link" actual action link that does what it says on the tin. If I misclick, and that causes valuable information that I have on the clipboard to be overwritten, I am *not* going to be happy about that. If I misclick on "link", about the *worst* that will happ...
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about 1 year ago
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Comment Post #283083 Your question actually contains two very different questions: \* "Is there any disadvantages for Quora-like community?" \* "Codidact is copy-paste idea of SE. Do you have any excuse on it?" The title suggests that you are focusing on the first, and that's what the recently posted answer focu...
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Comment Post #74852 This now has almost a dozen people who have actively expressed varying degrees of interest. Maybe time to revisit this with regards to the needs-people tag? It was @#8046 who added that tag way back when.
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Comment Post #283079 @#53922 "Copy Link" to me implies an action, which seems inappropriate here unless the actual intent is to overwrite the user's clipboard contents (which I hope it is not; that's a dangerous thing to do with an unguarded link). "permalink" or just "link" seems a better term. But right now the UI incl...
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Question Multiple permalink links in comments
I noticed that there are now suddenly two permalink-target links in comments. From a question page (on a comment posted by another user): Screenshot showing '🔗 Permalink' and 'link' links on gray background From a comment thread page (this particular comment happens to be mine): Screensho...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #283038 Okay, at a glance, it appears to be working as intended now.
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Question "Body is too short" error when posting middle-click-pasted answer with no changes
Something caused posting an answer to fail for me (the web interface just sat there, the "Save Post" button disabled, but nothing further happened). To recover, I copied the text of the answer into a separate window, force-reloaded the page with the question, and then proceeded to select the text in ...
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Edit Post #283073 Initial revision about 1 year ago
Answer A: How to refer members of community B to a question in community A which suits both communities?
You don't. At least not as you discuss here. (There is the possibility of answers to a question in one community having relevance to a different question asked on another community; that's a separate case.) Ignoring for a moment the specific question you're referring to, it's extremely rare for an...
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Question Allow comment thread owner to delete comment threads when only comments from the comment thread owner remain undeleted
I realize that there's a handful of trickier cases, for example anything involving multiple users, but this particular case should be relatively straight-forward. I propose that if the only undeleted comments in a comment thread are owned by the user who started the comment thread, then the user w...
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Comment Post #283038 This sounded promising, but when I was pinged in https://software.codidact.com/comments/thread/3801 after this answer was posted, I didn't receive any inbox notification at all. (My most recent inbox notification is currently listed as 11 hours ago, I marked that as read previously, and I was pinged ...
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Comment Post #283028 Something like that might work. It would certainly serve the purpose in terms of reducing repetitition in the dropdown. As for development, it shouldn't be much harder than something like `SELECT parent_post_id, notification_type, COUNT(*) FROM notifications GROUP BY parent_post_id, notification_type...
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Comment Post #283025 @#53922 I'm not quite sure what you mean with your #2, but as for #1, while that's a valid point, the size of the dropdown and the size of each notification combine to show only about three notifications at once, which (especially as they aren't grouped together by post, but simply listed in reverse ...
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Comment Post #283025 I'm really curious what the downvotes to this suggestion mean. Do they mean "no, duplicate notifications are useful", or is there something about the suggestion itself that could be improved such as, say, it's unclear what is being proposed?
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Question Preview post diff before saving
It's possible to view the differences between two adjacent, existing revisions of a post through the History feature. Post owners can, of course, make arbitrary edits to posts, save those, and see the results both in terms of the final result as well as such a diff. (Others need the Edit Posts abi...
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Comment Post #283018 @#53922 That was in response to your statement *"While the proposal isn't available."*
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Question Don't add duplicate notifications if an unread notification for the same event type and parent post already exists
I was away from Codidact for a few hours and, coming back, saw that I had ⑨ unread notifications. Practically as I was watching it, the number grew to ⑩. This wouldn't be so bad, but it turned out that they really were for just three comment threads. Getting one notification for each comment...
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Comment Post #283018 @#53922 Here is the proposal that led to Power Users Codidact: https://meta.codidact.com/posts/278833
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Answer A: Electronic Gadgets: Revival as "Mobile Devices"
"Gadgets" means a lot more than "mobile devices" Ignoring for a moment the actual meaning of "mobile devices" (things that can be transported, possibly under their own power) and focusing instead on how it is used in contemporary language (as in "smartphones and devices using similar design princi...
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Comment Post #283018 *"The site focuses on the maintenance of specifically mobile devices on whatever OS it runs."* Wouldn't that already be on topic on Power Users, which lists as [its scope](https://powerusers.codidact.com/help/faq) "computer enthusiasts (power users) ask and answer questions about software and hardwar...
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Comment Post #282195 In a similar venue, see also my post [Should post tags go above the post content, rather than below it?](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/282689)
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Answer A: How can I effortlessly spawn new, unused URLs to the same question on Codidact?
I'm not familiar with Reddit. Still, reasoning generally: "nobody ever sees my submitted link" doesn't imply that the behavior isn't in violation of the rules there, let alone that the behavior is ethical. Also, pretty much by your own admission, "nobody ever sees my submitted link" is at least...
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Answer A: Is it possible to delete account community-wise?
You only have one account across all of \.codidact.com, so you can't delete it on a per-community basis. See for example the fact that your user ID (number) is the same on all sites, and that the login credentials are the same on all sites. However, if you simply no longer want some content to be ...
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Comment Post #282904 (...continued) (h) people having multiple accounts using them to interact with their own posts from other accounts, (i) the ability of moderators to retract votes, and (j) the ability of moderators to retract reactions; and that's assuming that I'm not missing anything. I don't see any specific, conc...
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Comment Post #282904 I struggle to see what your suggestion/idea actually is. This post seems to discuss (a) the "reputation" number, (b) a future feature (reactions), (c) what should be shown on a user's profile, (d) which specific reactions should be used by communities, (e) that users who downvote for some specific re...
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Comment Post #282689 @#53922 As I wrote in the question, which you are already quoting from: *"especially someone not navigating to it through the questions list"* (where "it" refers to the question)
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Question Should post tags go above the post content, rather than below it?
Consider, strictly as an example, the question updating a function within a struct on Software Development. There's a reasonable number of programming languages where something like that might be possible, even when restricting that set to only those that use those terms. The person who asked t...
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Comment Post #282680 @#8082 Please review your decision to close this as duplicate.
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Comment Post #282680 I disagree that this is a duplicate of https://meta.codidact.com/posts/281910. The two are certainly related, but that bug report is about navigating to a *specific* ability (and also, in spite of it being tagged only status-planned, appears to have been fixed) while this bug report is about the gene...
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Question When not logged in, the "Abilities" link on the profile page leads to a Not Found
The user profile page right-hand column has an Earned Abilities block, which has an Abilities link at the bottom. When logged in, that link takes the user to their own abilities summary at `/abilities`, regardless of which profile was being viewed. That's perhaps somewhat unexpected (I would expec...
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Comment Post #282639 @#54114 Whatever font that is in your screenshot, it's almost certainly *not* actually Helvetica because [Helvetica](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helvetica) is a [proportional font](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typeface#Proportion), while your screenshot clearly shows monospaced text.
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #282553 This still seems to be an issue.
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #282639 How it renders for me in Firefox matches @#53922's screenshot very closely. Judging by the screenshot, your browser is rendering the text using a very different font than for either of us. @#54114, can you please try this with a brand new browser profile (or whatever functionality Chrome has that mat...
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Comment Post #282502 I already suggested in response to your [Movies, TV, Drama](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/282433) proposal that you should make your posts more self-contained. Knowing that some other site has some community at some URL does *nothing whatsoever* to help anyone understand why Codidact should have su...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #282433 My downvote on this proposal means simply "this proposal needs more work", not "I am against the idea of such a site". Don't assume that people will go elsewhere to figure out what you are proposing. @#53696 - this seems like a common issue with your posts in a variety of places across Codidact; you ...
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Answer A: Threaded comments are here!
status-completed Notifications don't indicate which post is commented on For example, I got a notification that, other than specifying the community, simply read > There are new comments in a followed thread 'General Comments' Well, that's nice to know. But it forces me to go there to see...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #282308 @MarkGiraffe Information Security SE certainly covers "cybersecurity" in the sense of "information systems security", so I'm not sure what OP means by the first paragraph. It also covers other aspects of security, including physical security, though at least previously, computer-related security ques...
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Answer A: My opinion about why there should be two medical sciences websites in the network
So far, there isn't even one medical sciences site on Codidact, and although there is a Medical Science community proposal, there have been some very valid concerns raised in discussion related to that proposal that I don't see having been fully addressed. Also, I imagine that your proposed distin...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #282148 Another alternative for the thermometer would be to put it just above or just below the question title, with all three elements in one row. Yes, that'll steal some amount of vertical space; but it will pay huge dividends in terms of horizontal space.
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Comment Post #282108 @mattbrent I haven't looked again, but certainly when I looked in the developer tools, it sure looked like they were different sizes.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #282106 @OlinLathrop The post I linked to already includes CSS that renders the avatar in a manner that restricts the size to a maximum width and height respectively, while respecting the aspect ratio of the image.
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Answer A: Taking our design to the next level: feedback wanted
Keep the "expand"/"preview" action link in place Another small detail, but something that has a tendency to annoy me. If I click on "expand" for a question, it does indeed expand to show more text, but then I have to move to "close" it again. If I am unlucky, I even have to scroll to do that. ...
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Answer A: Taking our design to the next level: feedback wanted
Make another pass over the color choices Just some general observations here... Blue background is used to highlight that a question has no answers, but also for action buttons (ask question, filter results, ...), but not all of them (select preset, save preset), let alone action or navigation ...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #282110 Several good points here, so +1, but it might be even better if this was split into multiple answers so voting can more clearly indicate agreement/disagreement with each.
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Answer A: Taking our design to the next level: feedback wanted
Hover state changes shouldn't cause elements to change size As an example, try using a mouse on desktop to hover over some of the tags in the questions with more than one tag. The change of font weight (normal to boldface) causes the text to change size, which can potentially lead to a whole se...
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Answer A: Taking our design to the next level: feedback wanted
Emphasize the site name over the network Currently, in the top left corner, where it says `meta.codidact.com`, while the site name portion ("meta") is in boldface, it's also in a slightly smaller typeface. (Looking at the CSS, apparently 15 px vs 16 px. This is enough of a difference to be clearly...
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Edit Post #282107 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: Taking our design to the next level: feedback wanted
Don't call it "expand", call it "preview" Minor detail, but since the purpose of that feature seems to be to preview more of a post than just the title, let's just call it preview instead. It's a simple change and I strongly suspect it will make it more obvious at a glance what the function doe...
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Answer A: Taking our design to the next level: feedback wanted
Don't touch my avatar! This was already brought up in a comment, but I want to put it in something that can be voted on in its own right. Let people choose their avatars themselves, including whether they want them to appear as circular, oval, square, rectangular, triangular, trapezoid, with sh...
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Question Promoted posts image renders Hebrew ℵ as "?", but Greek "Α" correctly
In this case, an image really is worth a thousand words: What sound did the letter ? encode in ancient Hebrew, and why did it morph into the greek vowel Α? That links to the question What sound did the letter ℵ encode in ancient Hebrew, and why did it morph into the greek vowel Α? The origin...
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Comment Post #282005 I too was going to suggest using `site:codidact.com` with one's favorite search engine. ([DuckDuckGo](https://html.duckduckgo.com/html/) also supports that specifier.) Who knows, maybe it'll even bump Codidact just ever so slightly in their rankings?
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Comment Post #281997 https://meta.codidact.com/ca/category/3.png shows [Ability pages 404 when logged out unless they're for a specific user ("?for=" in the URL)](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/281910) (another hot post) for me now, so there's clearly some degree of randomness involved at least.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #281882 Just be careful so it can't be used to send arbitrary-content e-mails to arbitrary e-mail addresses. It's probably hard to end up being labelled as a spammer much more quickly than offering that feature to the world...
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Question Deleting a question that has answers that were deleted by System, transfers the answer deletion to the question deleter
This was definitely unexpected, and possibly a bug. A question was flagged over on Scientific Speculation that hadn't been acted on in any way on Codidcat and had no non-deleted answers (they were all deleted by System as part of the purge of imported but unclaimed and unimproved content); the answer...
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Question How are the different site header colors picked? Can the community request a color change?
I'm wondering how the site header colors are picked for the different sites. For example, Photography & Video and Mathematics are both purple; Judaism and Music are both yellow or light brown; and Scientific Speculation is red. Is there a common theme here, or are the colors chosen largely arbitra...
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Comment Post #281895 @Istiak At least answers can be deleted (and undeleted) even if they have been voted on, if that's what you are referring to.
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Answer A: Make the license changeable while editing
Changing the license of a post after the fact is not currently supported. Limited support for license changes has been discussed, but doesn't currently seem to be slated for implementation. Currently, your best option is probably to delete and re-create the post with the correct license. Note that...
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Comment Post #281818 The Rigorous Science divide on Scientific Speculation is not so much subjective allowed vs disallowed, as the level of rigor wanted in answers. One could perhaps imagine a subjective question about, say, psychology, where answers are backed by scientific refs. Of course, a poorly written question is ...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #281235 Since we don't get anything for April 1st, maybe we can have [this](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/278377) fixed, say, some time April 2nd, because everybody loves Fridays? (The stretched image is mildly annoying, and hey, that post even includes a CSS then-fix; not sure if it can be used directly a...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #281238 [codidact.org or codidact.com](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/277160)? I suspect you meant codidact.com.
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Edit Post #281012 Post edited:
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Comment Post #280711 @OlinLathrop The question you quote in your comment wasn't asked by paulocoghi, but by @10Rep.
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Comment Post #280709 @OlinLathrop I'm struggling to see what is the principal difference between my answer and yours, particularly considering each's opening sentence. (You used "always", I used "absolutely". Neither is the entirety of the answer.) The question being asked here is about bringing over *one's own content*,...
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Answer A: Transferring my questions and answers from StackOverflow and other SE sites
In one word: Absolutely! If it's your own content, it's yours to rework and/or relicense as you see fit (or keep under CC BY-SA 4.0 as SE mandated with a twist last I looked, which admittedly was a while ago). If it's someone else's content, you'll need to either rewrite it such that it is no l...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #278544 I don't suppose there's a way to send one's details that doesn't involve giving Google the complete mapping between e-mail, Codidact username and full name and address in a nice, machine-parsable form?
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Comment Post #280225 For someone who doesn't use Reddit, let alone some specific part of it, what is this "Change My View" Codidact community supposed to be all about? Who are the experts? Roughly what kind of questions would it have? What kind of people are likely to ask them?
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Edit Post #280202 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Answer A: Should there be a community here for Linux users?
Rather than adding a bunch of comments to the existing proposal, I'm going to add an alternative scope proposal The community should cover Unix-like operating systems, but only to the extent that the Unix-like portions are what the question is about. This uses "Unix-like operating systems" t...
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #280054 Now it's overflowing in the other direction: https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/5fFVd4YueZ4iEV3BktgZW4Bi
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #279989 I don't think this should be \[status-completed\]. Certainly the Scientific Speculation example is *not* fixed; the question still shows as "last activity 3 days ago by DonielF" in the questions list, but there is very clearly an answer that was "posted 2 days ago".
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #280053 There are definitely parts of this answer that I am not at all sure about on a *network-wide* scale (which is not to say that they might not be reasonable choices for *individual communities* to make, and therefore would be beneficial to support somehow as *options*), but the idea of having the bragg...
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #280045 Looks the same to me, regardless of whether I'm signed in or not.
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #280038 Seems to be working for me now, can't confirm it was a problem before :)
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Edit Post #279889 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Question Edit made is in post history, but not applied to the post
I just noticed that URLs in category feed should match URLs on category front page doesn't look quite like I remembered it. As I recall, I edited that question just before abilities was introduced. Now, that specific issue is pretty much covered by Posts are now all under a single umbrella, so ...
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #279887 Nice. It looks like this also resolves my old suggestion that [URLs in category feed should match URLs on category front page](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/279507).
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #279741 @Chenmunka That sounds like a bug to me. @luap42 might be able to comment further.
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #279835 Suggesting four different communities in one single post makes it rather hard to know what's being discussed. Would you be willing to either (a) make it one proposal for a single community to cover all four subject areas (we could split later, as there was discussion regarding Software Development, o...
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Comment Post #279801 @MonicaCellio Since we're analyzing, doesn't "has been" imply that one event occurred before the other? "This question is addressed at (link)" would probably be more neutral in that respect. (Come to think of it, can post types other than questions currently be closed as duplicates? Articles, for exa...
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #279802 Maybe even "is addressed elsewhere" instead of "has been addressed before", in line with Monica's comment on the question and removing the temporal relation implied in "has been". (I can't seem to edit my answer for some reason; trying to do that results in an internal server error.)
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Edit Post #279802 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Answer A: New Close reason needed
In this particular case, I would be inclined to disagree: the question has been answered before. It's just that the answer is actually given in a comment and a tag, not an answer post. "Can we get Feature X?" where one of the people who do a lot of the work on the code responds with "This has been...
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Comment Post #279741 @luap42 I meant to imply that with the "all sites", but yes, it's probably a good idea to call out specifically. It did come as a slight surprise to me.
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Answer A: Claiming posts sourced from StackExchange
I'm surprised that we don't seem to already have a Meta question about this specifically. You claim your posts by linking your Codidact account with your Stack Exchange account. To do that, click on your avatar in the top bar to go to your profile, then the "Edit" tab, and then look under the "Lin...
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #279717 Yay! Kudos to whoever finally figured this one out.
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Comment Post #278495 @PeterCooperJr. That's definitely *possible* in some sense, but it would also likely be fairly heavyweight. I get the feeling that @celtschk's suggestion of a toggle switch might work reasonably well.
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Comment Post #279669 @10Rep Relative links are perfectly valid in Markdown.
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Question What does "post positive reception" mean in the context of abilities?
There is reference to "positive reception rate" for posts in the discussion on how to earn some abilities, for example the Vote on Holds ability. What exactly does "positive reception" mean in this context? Does it, for example, mean any upvotes? More upvotes than downvotes? No downvotes? Greater ...
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Question "Vote on Holds Ability" page contains unrendered Markdown
The page describing the Vote on Holds ability, under "What does this ability allow me to do?", has what appears to be unrendered Markdown: > The reasons for placing a post on hold vary from site to site; the guidance for posts on this site is available in the \[Help Center\]\(/help/faq\). There...
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Comment Post #279612 It's just making sure!
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Comment Post #279560 I realize that everyone involved is basically doing this in their spare time, but seeing that at least votes are still missing, could we have an update on the progress of the data recovery? Are we looking at days, weeks, months before everything is back in place? Losing data always looks bad...
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Edit Post #279662 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Answer A: Should users without the ability to review suggested edits see the 'suggested edit pending...' text if they cannot see the diff?
> Should I be able to see the suggested edit? I would suggest not. It's better to interact with the post in its current state, whatever that is; doing so makes it much clearer after the fact what you were, in fact, looking at. > I would say: either show the suggested edit, or do not show anyt...
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Answer A: Future planning: what user preferences would be useful?
Sort posts in one's own profile by score or age The profile main page includes a selection of posts (currently top 15 by score), which highlights contributions by that user. It would be nice if it was possible to select whether to show, say, the top 15 by score or the most recent 15 posts. The ...
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #279654 This seems very much related to my older question [What is clicking the inbox icon in the top bar actually supposed to do?](https://meta.codidact.com/q/278275), except this bug report is far more detailed.
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Comment Post #279615 Why not just, below the list of earned abilities, a link to "see all abilities" or some such? I doubt that making one word in a few-words heading a link is going to be particularly obvious.
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #279560 @MonicaCellio https://web.archive.org/web/20201128085444/https://meta.codidact.com/categories/10 suggests that it might have been *Factual History* and *Defining and Defeating Tyranny*. Does that sound reasonable?
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Comment Post #279556 @luap42 Under a new ID is good enough for me, thanks for getting my question back. :-)
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Comment Post #279560 Here's another: votes are missing at least on all answers to [*Bit-rate vs Baud-rate* on Electrical Engineering](https://electrical.codidact.com/questions/279484). IIRC the tallies were +3/-0, +1/-0 and +1/-0, but they are currently +1/-0, +0/-0 and +0/-0. (Edited to add a link to some [corroborating...
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almost 2 years ago
Edit Post #279556 Post edited:
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Question With abilities here, where did my Software Development question (posted Saturday 13:58 UTC) go?
I recently posted a question on Software Development, How can I write an egrep (grep -E) regexp that matches lines containing two stanzas in arbitrary order? (Internet Archive copy). (Addendum: it's now back, under a different post ID.) It seems to have disappeared off the face of the Earth -- or ...
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #279504 @FoggyFinder Unfortunately, for a brief while, the redirection was done as a permanent redirect instead of as a temporary redirect. This was fixed pretty quickly by the team, but permanent redirects are allowed (and encouraged) to be cached in various ways by the browser. Clear the browser cache, che...
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almost 2 years ago
Question User posts list "Age" button appears unselected in sort-by-age view
At the top of the complete list of posts for a user (accessible through the user's profile) there are two sort buttons, "Score" and "Age". When sorting by "score" is selected, the "Score" button has a gray background and the "Age" button has a white background. This seems to be meant to indicate t...
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almost 2 years ago
Question Cloudflare breaks typing tag names (results in HTTP 403, ultimately preventing posting questions) when accessing Codidact over Tor
Someone at Cloudflare doesn't particularly like Tor. And because Codidact is apparently hosted behind Cloudflare, that means that by extension, Codidact is at least moderately anti-Tor in practice, if not in intention. I've had occasional issues with things like loading more comments where, instea...
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almost 2 years ago
Answer A: Can we allow answerers to see if asker upvoted them?
> should there be some way for people (maybe just the specific answerer, or maybe for everyone) to see that the person who originally asked upvoted their answer? No! As already pointed out, this could very easily lead to undesirable situations. We don't want to give people ammunition with which...
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Answer A: Can we allow answerers to see if asker upvoted them?
> Should it be correct etiquette for the asker to leave a comment saying "Thanks" or the like on helpful answers? That's something a community should decide on its own; it doesn't need to be the same on every Codidact community. So the appropriate place to bring up that discussion would be in each...
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Question URLs in category feed should match URLs on category front page
The category questions list page (including each site's front page) uses the shorter URL paths, such as `/q/1234`, to link to posts (usually questions, but sometimes articles). However, the category RSS (actually Atom) feed uses the longer version, such as `/questions/1234`, for the same purpose. ...
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Comment Post #279504 In that case, no news is *not* good news!
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Comment Post #279491 @luap42 Computers do tend to prefer that things be named, even if the name makes absolutely no sense to anyone, including the person doing the naming.
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Comment Post #279465 It's not an *exact* duplicate, but (a) I'm almost certain this isn't user-configurable at present, (b) the "site default" and "category default" can be changed by an administrator, but that applies to all users; and (c) I'm closing this as a duplicate of my post where I suggest adding such a user pre...
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Edit Post #279465 Question closed almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #278171 @Lundin **Thank you!** That doesn't solve the problem, and I still think this needs to be fixed, but only opening the dropdown from the index page does seem to at least be a solid workaround.
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Comment Post #279372 Adding to Monica's comment above, also of course [Writing](https://writing.codidact.com/), where people can ask about how to tell a science fiction or fantasy story *of their own creation*. (Or any other kind of written matter, for that matter; pretty much everything from blog posts to technical arti...
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #279371 Does the (IMO rather overzealous) autosave not work for you?
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Answer A: Importing StackExchange dumps
We've tried something pretty much like that. Specifically, both Writing Codidact and Scientific Speculation Codidact were seeded with content from Writing SE and Worldbuilding SE, respectively. (The former with what essentially amounted to a full copy; the latter with a subset of posts.) It sou...
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Comment Post #278726 See also: [How is Codidact financed?](https://meta.codidact.com/q/276569)
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Comment Post #278705 @Mithical That, too. I considered that a subpoint of the "people want a break with the name they've been using" point, but it's a good example so I added an explicit mention of that case.
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Answer A: Show last user names if users change their user names
I disagree that this would be desirable. First, unless we want people to focus on the user, instead of the content, who posts something should have little or no bearing on anything. Act on whether it's good or bad content (or proposal, or whatever), not on who posted it. The only case where who po...
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Comment Post #278656 @Mithrandir24601 Not a post type; a category setting. The post type that would be most useful for this would most likely be Question for the foreseeable future. @MonicaCellio Technically yes, I suppose using Articles could accomplish much the same thing, but I'm not sure it's really an advantage to h...
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Comment Post #278605 For your "copy post" function, it is possible, at least for a moderator, to move a post from one category to another. The post URL is independent of the category the post is in (the post ID does not change), so this solves everything except the reference back to within the sandbox area.
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Comment Post #278605 You might be interested in my feature-request [Categories should support a "closed by default" question setting](https://meta.codidact.com/q/278656).
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Question Categories should support a "closed by default" question setting
I propose that a category should be possible to set such that questions are closed by default (with a specific, selectable close reason that applies to all questions posted to that category) immediately when they are posted. One major use case for this would be something like a question sandbox, w...
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Comment Post #278488 Also, what if that is done *somewhere other than in an answer directly to the question*, say, in a blog post elsewhere? Such use might be in compliance with, say, CC BY-SA, but not CC BY-NC-SA. Lots of complexities that might need consideration.
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Comment Post #278488 Regarding the last bullet point, consider also where someone answers a question and, in doing so, quotes part of the question. If the person who posted the question then changes to a more restrictive license, does that affect the use of that material in the answer?
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Comment Post #278494 I don't think there's any inherent contradiction between liking a feature and advocating for it to be selectable by the user, but that's just me. :-)
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Edit Post #278490 Post edited:
have default license as an answer here, aiding prioritization, linking to the question for details
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Answer A: Future planning: what user preferences would be useful?
status-partially-completed: can now set per community (but not per category). Allow users to select their own default license per site and category, possibly per post type I'm adding this as an answer here mainly to aid in prioritization relative to other preferences that the community would li...
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Comment Post #278494 @OlinLathrop Not everyone wants their works-in-progress to be saved to a remote system, for a variety of reasons far beyond the ability to reset the state of a post *edit*. Besides, this should be quite easy to implement, especially if we assume some kind of overall preferences infrastructure already...
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Comment Post #278501 I agree with @MonicaCellio here. This is an interesting idea (I'm not sure I'd use such a view myself, but I can certainly see how some people might find it useful), and it can probably be broken down into a handful of actual specific features, but it's a bit beyond the scope of *this* question.
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Comment Post #278490 Regarding my default license setting proposal, note that the proposal is per community and category, possibly per post type. So one could select a different default license for Writing Q&A compared to Writing Challenges, and possibly a different default license for *questions* in Writing Q&A compared...
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Comment Post #278476 I think this needs an example or two. https://writing.codidact.com/posts/277446/history (Writing Q&A, category ID 1) and https://math.codidact.com/posts/278447/history (Mathematics Q&A, category ID 41) both seem to me to link back to the question just fine.
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Comment Post #278446 Another potential *con* would be increased complexity in the UI and UX. People understand something that signals "this is good" or "this is bad", for some values of "good" and "bad" -- things like "upvotes", "likes", "thumbs up", or a variety of other ways to express the same thing. How many will und...
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Question Allow users to select their own default license per site and category, possibly per post type
Each site and category has a default license that is selected as default for new posts to that category. The license actually assigned to each post is that selected by the user when the post is initially created, and cannot be changed afterwards (though a workaround is to recreate the post and delete...
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Edit Post #278457 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Answer A: Allow licence change when there's only one contributor
It should be possible for you to fix your mistake by, if nothing else, deleting the post and re-posting it with the correct license. Doing so would effectively dual-license it, under CC-BY-SA and CC0. Since anyone who uses it under CC-BY-SA should also be in compliance with CC0, that shouldn't be a p...
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Comment Post #278406 @MonicaCellio What @Moshi wrote matches the rendering in my browser: there actually **is** a horizontal scroll bar, but I completely overlooked it because one has to scroll to the bottom of the embedded scrollable code to see it. If I overlook it, I can't imagine how confusing it might be for less te...
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Question Horizontal scroll bar is out of view in some code blocks
If a code block has longer lines than will fit within the width of the code block, there is no indication that this is the case, nor any obvious way to scroll horizontally. For an example, see dig -6 works but dig -4 does not on Software Development. Ideally, code blocks should have a horizontal s...
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Answer A: Proposal: tool for user-requested import of a single question and its answers from SE
> We don't care about /.../ edit history. I'm going to disagree here, actually. Edits can be substantial in their own right, introducing new content from users other than the original author of the post. (The golden rule for edits Somewhere Else is to always preserve and respect author intent, but...
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Comment Post #276824 I think including all UNIX-like systems (including the various free \*BSDs as well as commercial UNIX variants, including Mac OS X to the extent that the UNIX-like portions are what matters) makes sense. A reasonable restriction might be that programming questions that require a separate step *before...
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Question User avatar image is stretched (image aspect ratio not maintained) in the top bar
User avatar images get stretched in the top bar because they are resized to a 1:1 aspect ratio (specifically 40x40 px) regardless of the image's actual aspect ratio. This isn't a problem for square or nearly-square images, but it is a problem for rectangular images. It looks like this should be fi...
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #278370 For the benefit of others: The setting is in [profile > Edit](/users/edit/profile) > Preferences > Enable or disable keyboard shortcuts.
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Comment Post #278294 I'll hazard a guess that the problem is that whatever renders the Markdown to HTML sees only one post (the question, or a single answer) at a time. So the ID numbering starts over at 1 for each new post, resulting in multiple `#fn1`, `#fn2` and so on anchors in the document tree. A brute force soluti...
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Answer A: Informing community users of new permissible features
In addition to points already raised (two links) in answers here, Codidact already supports network-wide featuring of posts; that functionality is currently being used for Coming soon: new abilities system and changes to reputation. Nothing prevents administrators from using that to feature someth...
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Edit Post #278275 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Question What is clicking the inbox icon in the top bar actually supposed to do?
I'm starting to wonder if my earlier bug report was based on a misunderstanding. If it is, though, I think the UI needs to be clarified. Anyway... Just what is expected behavior when the inbox icon shows a number, indicating that I have unread notifications, and I click on either the inbox icon or...
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Question Mathematics isn't listed in the site footer or on codidact.com
Mathematics Codidact was launched almost two weeks ago now, but it still isn't listed on the Codidact front page or in the page footer. Could it be added?
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Comment Post #278231 @luap42 Well then, that pretty well settles *that* part at least.
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Comment Post #278230 Not sure if the edit makes this a duplicate of my older question [Post action links that cannot be used should be hidden](https://meta.codidact.com/q/276505), but it's definitely similar.
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Edit Post #278231 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Answer A: Codidact is a Q&A platform or a teaching community?
Allow me to go out somewhat on a limb. I get the feeling from your post, and your posts in general, that you're thinking "Codidact this" and "Codidact that". Here's a friendly piece of advice: Beyond issues of technical capabilities, don't. Instead, think of Codidact as a software platform and ...
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Edit Post #278171 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Question Notification dropdown sometimes doesn't open when clicked
This has been a recurring problem for me. Sometimes (far from always, but far too often to be comfortable), when I click the notification dropdown "inbox" icon, it simply fails to open; the element is selected (a dotted line is drawn surrounding it) but nothing else happens. This is on Firefox ESR...
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about 2 years ago
Comment Post #278170 @luap42 I guess that depends largely on what we want particularly "status-completed" to mean; *installed in production* or *fix ready, tested and will be deployed* but might not necessarily be deployed *yet*? From a user perspective, the former is more approachable; from a developer perspective, the ...
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Answer A: [status-completed] posts bury everything else
I would like to offer a third alternative. Don't make post-bumping edits in bulk. I don't know the process that led up to those posts being retagged the way they were just now, but I strongly suspect that they didn't all need to be retagged at once. So, then, the obvious option would be to r...
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about 2 years ago
Comment Post #277949 @Moshi Closed as duplicate.
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Edit Post #277949 Question closed about 2 years ago
Comment Post #278086 @MonicaCellio Indeed, and I wasn't suggesting (certainly didn't mean to suggest) that the outcome of the discussion would necessarily *be* different. You bring up salient points in your comment, and I'm sure there are other arguments against it as well. My point was simply that on Codidact, we have *...
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about 2 years ago
Comment Post #277949 FWIW, with regards to the side question on what feature request means, I agree that a feature request can be for something that simply makes the site better, without necessarily solving an existing *problem*. I also think it's reasonable for a downvote on a feature request to express "I don't see any...
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about 2 years ago
Comment Post #277949 Is this a duplicate of [More social media/online communities to link to profile.](https://meta.codidact.com/q/75004)?
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about 2 years ago
Comment Post #278086 Regarding an "Abrahamic religions" site, given what's possible on Codidact, and I'm *not* saying such a change should be made, consider the possibility of such a site but with categories for each specific religion. On Some Other network, such a feature wasn't available. Here, it is; and even if it wa...
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about 2 years ago
Comment Post #278042 @luap42 Quite honestly, I think adding a preference to turn keyboard shortcuts *on* rather than *off* would be more appropriate. Default off means that users who aren't signed in, and who might not be that familiar with Codidact, wouldn't be subjected to them. I think it's better to save such power f...
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Question How do I turn off keyboard shortcuts?
I'm sure there are people who love the keyboard shortcuts. However, I find them to (a) be somewhat overzealous (just now, I was somehow redirected to the "ask question" page while I was writing an answer), and (b) not really add any value for me. Therefore, I would like to turn them off for me....
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Edit Post #278039 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Question Answer edited, shows as activity on the front page, but not on the answer
This answer on Writing Codidact has been edited. The question currently shows on the category front page as "last activity 1 day ago". However, on the question page, there is no indication that the answer has been edited by anyone. The category feed does show it as "updated" at the time of t...
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about 2 years ago
Edit Post #278020 Post edited:
This does look like a bug, not a feature request
about 2 years ago
Edit Post #277522 Post edited:
add 'accounts' tag for categorization
about 2 years ago
Comment Post #277538 @MonicaCellio That's... just too Meta for most people.
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Question "Forbidden" ("403") page actually uses HTTP status 401 Unauthorized instead of 403 Forbidden for deleted posts without permission
There's a variety of actions which results in a display page saying "403 FORBIDDEN"; for example, accessing a deleted question without sufficient reputation to view deleted questions, including when not signed in. However, the actual HTTP response code for that, as used in the HTTP response, is no...
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Edit Post #277479 Post edited:
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about 2 years ago
Comment Post #277490 @Mithical Do you mean [Writing Codidact's writing challenges](https://writing.codidact.com/categories/20)? Those should already default to CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0. If there's some use case where they don't, please file a bug report so it can be fixed. If you're referring to some other site's challenges categ...
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Answer A: auto re licensing
One major problem with changing the license on a post after the fact is that it affects not just the original contribution, but also every change to that post made by others; in your proposed case, over a period of 50 years. That's potentially a lot of changes. This is a reason why many open-sourc...
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about 2 years ago
Comment Post #277459 @MonicaCellio Intuitively, and without having thought it through in detail, I would say that they should probably be distinct UI workflows. *Duplicate* implies that the *previously existing* question covers the same ground; *supersede*, on the other hand, implies that a *newer* question takes the pla...
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Comment Post #277459 @luap42 Closing as duplicates is useful. But so might closing as *superseded* be. I'm not sure whether this should be a specific feature request as such, but I do think it would be a useful feature to have for certain cases.
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Answer A: closure-as-duplicate post notice is inaccurate
Maybe what we need here is some way to close a question as "superseded by" another question; not really a duplicate per se, but something that works similarly from a technical and user perspective, with different display strings in the UI and a different implied direction of causality. That would ...
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about 2 years ago
Comment Post #277389 @pnuts Actively interacting with the site (for example, by posting content) is not the same thing as passively consuming content (even when logged in) and performing anonymous-to-others activities such as up/down voting on posts.
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Edit Post #277389 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Answer A: Should we have "Last seen" times?
I would be inclined to argue against keeping track of "last seen" times; and even more so against publicly dispaying it. From simply a legal perspective, there's the issue of the GDPR's requirement for data minimization. (See for example the GDPR, article 5 paragraphs 1(b), 1(c).) While one could ...
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Edit Post #277386 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Answer A: "User Profile" should be more informative.
> The number of /.../ posts edited by the user This information is already basically available. Fair enough, it's not the number of posts edited, but the number of edits made. If you open a user's profile, then go to Activity, there are aggregate counts for posts, comments and edits available i...
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Edit Post #277385 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Answer A: "User Profile" should be more informative.
> The number of /.../ people reached I disagree that this would be a useful piece of information. Yes, I know that Some Other Q&A network displays such a number; relatively prominently, even. I have always considered it mostly a gimmick, because quite frankly, it doesn't really tell you anyt...
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Question What are my options for access to my data being processed by Codidact?
The GDPR requires (article 20 right to data portability, paragraph 1, in part) that: > 1\. The data subject shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the...
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Comment Post #277348 Also, the text talks about "legal obligations or other exceptional circumstances", but the "other exceptional circumstances" part is (perhaps deliberately) AFAICT left undefined. My worry here is that, in the case of a rogue Team member, this leaves a hole large enough to steer an oceanliner through ...
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Comment Post #277348 @ArtOfCode But if evidence comes out that a user is, say, underage, or in violation of the ToS, such evidence could just as easily be made available to the Panel, couldn't it? And the Panel would (*should*) need to take all available evidence into consideration when making its decision.
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Comment Post #277347 @luap42 Then I would suggest simply saying that the Panel decides how to organize itself, within the constraints of its mandate and vote proportions needed for decisions. It doesn't seem like there's a need to call out a specific role, especially if that role is not further defined.
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Answer A: Second Iteration of Drafting the Codidact Arbitration & Review Panel
> ARTICLE 18 > > The panel has the sole power to remove moderators for Codidact rule violations. In emergency situations the Codidact team can temporarily remove or suspend a moderator, but they need to initiate a proceeding and move a panel decision for removal and continuing the temporary remova...
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Edit Post #277347 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Answer A: Second Iteration of Drafting the Codidact Arbitration & Review Panel
> ARTICLE 4 > > After every election, the Panel elects one member as chairperson. I fail to find any other reference to the role of chairperson in the proposal. Especially considering that a "reporter" is assigned separately for each case, for what purpose is a chairperson elected among the mem...
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Answer A: What does ☗ mean?
Administrator. If you hover (or, if you're on mobile, however you display the span title attribute), it'll show a tooltip "Administrator". (I tried to make a screenshot, but for whatever reason can't upload it, so you'll have to make do with a description in text.)
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Edit Post #277239 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Answer A: Impolite comments
I would suggest to flag the post the comment is on and specify in the flag text that you're flagging to draw attention to a comment and which specific comment. Until comments are flaggable in their own right, that will at least draw the attention of a site moderator to the fact that there's a prob...
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Comment Post #277186 I'm not in the field, but I doubt that managing accounting, taxes, etc. would be specific enough to musical professionals that "accounting for musicians" would need to go on one site and "accounting for writers" would need to go on another and "accounting for photographers" on a third. Advice would a...
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Answer A: Difference between Codidact.org and codidact.com
In short: codidact.org is about the project that aims to produce the Codidact Q&A software, the source code for which (currently QPixel, licensed under AGPL-3.0) is available on Github. codidact.com is one installation of the Codidact Q&A software, which hosts several Q&A communities. It's m...
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Edit Post #277121 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Question "You were mentioned in a comment" notifications should show the title of the question
The notifications drop-down shows the question title at least for comments that don't specifically ping you, and for answers to your own questions. However, if you're "mentioned" (pinged) in a comment, the notification only says "You were mentioned in a comment" and indicates which site that comme...
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Edit Post #277093 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Answer A: How can I conveniently opt out of Codidact analytics?
It's not exactly an opt-out, but since you already have Privacy Badger installed, you can use it to block the requests. To do that, simply open the Privacy Badger drop-down, and pull the slider for analytics.codidact.org all the way to the left (the crossed-out circle for "blocked"). Alternativ...
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Edit Post #277034 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Question Answer license defaults to site default, not category default
I just noticed when posting a fourth writing challenge that the answer license there defaults to CC BY-SA 4.0. That's the site default license. Normally that wouldn't be a problem, but the default license for the Writing Challenges category is CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. It seems to me that answers should...
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about 2 years ago
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Answer A: Can we get a page with links to all of the top level posts from across the network as they are created?
You can already get something somewhat kinda-sorta similar to what you're asking for, but you have to work a little to set it up and it's not actually integrated into the Codidact UI. The key is that each category on each site has its own RSS (technically: Atom) feed. It's linked to near the botto...
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Edit Post #276881 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Question Personal Productivity site
I'm wondering if there would be any interest in a personal productivity Codidact site. Some things I can see being discussed on such a site: methods of organizing things that need to be done and/or tracked (Getting Things Done, Scrum, Kanban, ...), and how to achieve a specific goal within th...
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about 2 years ago
Comment Post #276833 @OlinLathrop I don't think I've seen it phrased that concretely elsewhere, but concrete is good because it's a specific problem that can presumably be solved. Assuming I haven't simply missed it, would you care to post that problem description as a (likely discussion) question here on Codidact Meta s...
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about 2 years ago
Comment Post #276842 While not exactly the same *question* per se, this is addressed in answers to the duplicate target question.
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Edit Post #276842 Question closed about 2 years ago
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Answer A: Deleted posts should be accessible to the creator *or* there should be a warning
Monica wrote in a comment that this is being added to the list of things to do, so I suppose we should see a fix some time in the near future. I would like to make a very much related request. Authors should always be able to see their own deleted answers, regardless of the reason why the post ...
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about 2 years ago
Edit Post #276738 Post edited:
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Answer A: Community Ad Templates now available
> [status-completed] - This has been completed. Furthermore, exclusion of some categories (ex. Meta) and requiring a minimum score is now possible. The more I think about this, the more I think that we need one more variant. Looking at the screenshot in the question, we've currently got: ...
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Comment Post #276693 Definitely not just "exclude everything except Q&A". Consider [Scientific Speculation's *Rigorous Science* category](https://scientific-speculation.codidact.com/categories/25), which we might definitely want to draw attention to.
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about 2 years ago
Comment Post #276650 Yes, let's please have a setting @ArtOfCode. I don't mind such a setting defaulting to on, because many are probably going to find an autosave valuable, but for those who would rather not have it, let's empower the user.
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Comment Post #276626 I figure that if someone was strongly opposed to this, they would have *somehow* voiced their concerns after five weeks.
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Question How to remove a given tag from all questions where it is used?
When Scientific Speculation was populated with questions and answers from Worldbuilding SE, it also inherited the Worldbuilding SE set of tags. Specifically for the purposes of this question, it inherited the \[science-based\] tag; which seems kind of redundant on a site geared toward scientific s...
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Answer A: Can I use @Username to notify users from within my question or answer?
Let's please not! I know different people have different views on this, but if the focus is on the question and on getting quality answers, then why would it matter who answers, to the extent that you actually need to notify a particular user about your question? If someone is interested in a p...
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Comment Post #276578 The flip side of this argument is that *usually*, irrevocable operations involve some confirmation step before committing. Uploading the file is, from the perspective of the user, irrevocable; while you can delete the reference to it (which makes it difficult to access), you can't delete the uploaded...
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about 2 years ago
Comment Post #276509 Well, it looks like I can see a Tools link on posts here, but that clicking on it doesn't actually *do* anything. In comparison, if I click on Close below the question, it opens the "Why should this post be closed?" form. Not sure if this is related or not...
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Edit Post #276589 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Question Tags shown on a question can differ from tags shown when editing that question
I noticed that How can I shorten a piece of writing without losing its original essence? on Writing Codidact appeared to be tagged writing-instruments, but the question does not relate to writing instruments (pens, pencils, computers, typewriters, ...). So I figured I would remove that tag. Howeve...
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about 2 years ago
Comment Post #276520 I agree that this would probably be more usable with a single-column format. Still, nice!
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about 2 years ago
Comment Post #276508 I would even like to suggest that we should have something similar to https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/q/5020 here. That's a *hugely* useful reference not just for Mathjax but for LaTeX in general.
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Comment Post #276453 @ArtOfCode I don't think such a list needs to update in real time. Tag relationships probably wouldn't be changed all that often, so to batch-generate the data or even the whole page for something like this should be workable. O'Reilly's *SQL Cookbook* has a recipe that comes awful close to doing wha...
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Edit Post #276505 Initial revision over 2 years ago
Question Post action links that cannot be used should be hidden
When I'm signed in, I see a set of post action links such as the following (this is from a question): > Permalink | History | Suggest edit | Close | Delete | Flag The "Suggest edit" changes to "Edit" if I am able to edit immediately. However, when I'm not signed in, the corresponding set of ...
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Comment Post #276453 Much clearer, thank you.
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over 2 years ago
Comment Post #276420 @MonicaCellio That sounds like a good idea to me.
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Comment Post #276414 @ArtOfCode Not to be a downer (I like the idea), but... I don't think it's appropriate to use the SE logo. It comes with all kinds of potential legal issues. Might I suggest something like an appropriately sized U+2398 ⎘ or U+2945 ⥅ or U+2B8A ⮊ or U+2BB3 ⮳ instead?
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Comment Post #276414 @manassehkatz I agree that having something like this which works as an actual filter would be even better. However, that would probably require a bit more UI work if nothing else; because all of the *other* buttons there act as sort selectors, not filters, it would need to be clearly set apart from ...
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Comment Post #276356 What I don't have any plausible explanation for is what caused that, especially since (according to the page footer) there was no release in between my reporting this as a problem and my being able to confirm that the software was no longer behaving that way.
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Comment Post #276356 @ArtOfCode I'm definitely willing to go so far as to say that something caused my browser to treat the non-unicorn avatars as mixed content, which prevented them from loading because my browser is set to block all mixed content (not just mixed active content). (My avatar, which is sourced through uni...
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over 2 years ago
Comment Post #276414 Suggested at 15:51 UTC, rolling out at 16:15 UTC. Now *that* is what I call rapid development. (Admittedly a fairly simple feature; but *still!*)
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over 2 years ago
Comment Post #276359 @ArtOfCode Yes, I'm quite sure I was. I can't seem to reproduce this either myself now. Weird.
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Comment Post #276356 @ArtOfCode Both posters' avatars in the first linked question. I even went so far as to double-check the DOM before posting this. However, I can't seem to get the same behavior now. Makes me wonder if my browser had somehow got into a weird state, and what I was seeing was a reflection of that; I'm p...
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Edit Post #276359 Initial revision over 2 years ago
Question Permalinks should be HTTPS
Each post on Codidact has a "permalink" link under it, which points back to the post. The general format seems to be `http://.codidact.com///` where the first ID is the top-level post's ID, and the second ID is the follow-up (answer) post's ID. For question and article posts (as currently opposed ...
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over 2 years ago
Comment Post #276351 Looks like it's been fixed now. Thanks!
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Question Some user avatars are referenced over HTTP when the page is loaded over HTTPS, triggering mixed content handling
I noticed that visiting Using accents while staying legible on Writing triggered a mixed content warning in my browser. Another example is How to train readers in Argot or Slang (full disclosure: I have posted an answer to the latter question). It seems that some user avatars are referred to throu...
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Edit Post #276337 Initial revision over 2 years ago
Question Comment character count does not reset when posting the comment
Whenever you are typing a comment on a post, there's a live-updating character count that shows how many of the allowed 500 characters you have used so far. However, when you post the comment, the indicator doesn't reset. So if I write a comment "Hello world!", the character count quite correct...
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Comment Post #276334 Votes on posts is the primary (but not only) source of reputation on SE, but if your goal is to see how others vote on your posts, reputation is only a means by which you're notified of new votes. I do believe that we should focus on the goal, rather than the mechanism.
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Comment Post #276334 @OlinLathrop In general, I'm inclined to agree that some kind of metric that indicates how useful/correct a user's contributions historically have been is useful. However, your question appears to me to talk not about *rep*, but about *voting*, which is different.
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Comment Post #276292 FWIW, even though I probably wouldn't frequent a judaism site, I agree with the comment by @Harel13 above. We had much the same type of discussion on Worldbuilding SE, where questions about story characters are off topic, but questions about Santa Claus would be allowed during the Christmas season. T...
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Answer A: Show me the rep!
I get what you're saying. I've wanted the same feature occasionally, because I think it's nice to see at a glance which posts people like, and which posts people dislike (or, in the intermediate case, even just find neither particularly helpful nor unhelpful). However, keep in mind that reputation...
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Comment Post #276180 I'm starting to get used to having some variation of my feature requests implemented almost before I post them. Either the developers here have managed to hack into my computer, or I wait too long before posting about my ideas. :-)
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Comment Post #275914 @Lundin That's interesting; I was under the impression that "IoT" specifically *excluded* any considerations about things like security, patchability, or update delivery (let alone long-term such). That said, I agree with your basic point, and that was what prompted me to write https://meta.codidact....
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Comment Post #276178 I haven't tried it, but I suspect that would let you segregate different sites *even if* signing in would be network-wide without any override. Also note that SE lumps together everything \*.stackexchange.com (including \*.meta.stackexchange.com); only the few sites that are on different second-level...
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Comment Post #276178 The signing in part could probably be solved with a simple-enough checkbox "Sign me in across the Codidact network", akin to the "Remember me" checkbox already there. I'm not sure what would be most reasonable for how that should interact with an existing session; something to tell the software that ...
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Question The list of questions for a user should indicate the category the question is asked in
Currently, the "Questions by [someone]" list lumps together all questions, regardless of the category. This mixes meta questions in with actual Q&A. Can we please have something in that list to indicate the category each question is posted in? I'm thinking that adding something in the details t...
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Question Signing in should sign you in on all sites
It looks to me like the session cookie that holds one's user session credentials is currently bound to the specific site. The result of this is that you need to sign in separately to, say, Scientific Speculation and Codidact Meta. If that is correct, then if the cookie was set to apply to all s...
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Answer A: How should we approach a programming site or sites?
I don't know enough to have a full answer, but one differentiation that I think makes sense is for embedded systems programming versus more commonplace programming (desktop, web, server, ...). The reason for that is that embedded systems programming often has very different constraints than what m...
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Comment Post #276126 Fair enough, but then I would argue that the response shouldn't be 404 Not Found, but rather 405 Method Not Allowed. After all, the requested resource *exists* at the URL in question; it just doesn't support GET specifically.
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Question Following the "sign out" into a new tab results in 404 Not Found
I'm honestly not sure what is going on here. Once I'm logged in to a Codidact site, if I click "sign out" in the top right corner of each page, I get signed out -- which is exactly what you'd expect. However, if I follow that link such that it's opened in another tab -- Ctrl+click, middle-click...
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Answer A: Answer own question before anyone else can?
I don't think there's a dedicated feature for that. However, nothing prevents you from writing up an answer separately, then cutting and pasting it into the answer form just after you've posted the question. That should certainly be doable within half a minute or so of each other, so at least d...
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Answer A: A newbie friendly and non-judgmental site focusing on Q&A related to Cloud technologies
What's Cloud? I'm honest in asking about that. You wrote in a comment: > As long as the question has context associated with cloud computing and is ultimately related to learning or implementing cloud technologies, they are all welcome. Further our site should not shun questions asking for g...
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Comment Post #275959 I'm probably one of the people who are *least* inclined to blame *anyone* specifically, @luap42 :-) I simply want the software that runs Codidact to be as good as it can be, and since I can't really contribute patches, I figure I can at least contribute clear bug reports so others can reproduce and u...
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Question "edit" link below non-Q&A post results in 404 Not Found
I tried to edit a recipe I'd posted, by using the "edit" link below the post text. That gave me a 404 Not Found error. Looking at the URL, I noticed that it says /answers/.../edit, which is wrong because that's not an answer. (It's not a question, either.) When I manually changed the URL to /ar...
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Comment Post #275949 Looks like it's working. Thank you.
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Comment Post #275940 @MonicaCellio I'm not particularly partial as to what exactly is in the URL, as long as it works for reaching the post.
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Question URLs in RSS feeds wrongly assume that all top-level posts are questions
With the recently added article post type (used to share recipes on Cooking), the URL to the post is `/articles/nnnnn` (where `nnnnn` is the post ID), or `/ar` instead of `/articles` for shorter links. However, the category feed still uses `/questions/nnnnn` as the URL for each post. The result...
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Comment Post #275808 https://meta.codidact.com/a/275860/275863 has an example of Markdown footnotes, complete with linking back and forth between the reference and the footnote itself. / cc @NickAlexeev
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Comment Post #275857 The ability to make changes to categories is not accessible to mere moderators. Or if it is, it's awfully well hidden.
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Comment Post #275856 @OlinLathrop I'm not an administrator. However, I believe Monica can help you out there. As for the part about showing that one should have moderator powers, that was more in reference to someone who hasn't been a driving force in getting a site set up but being onboarded as a moderator -- such a per...
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Answer A: New site setup process?
I'm not fully familiar with everything that's possible and not with the current software, but I'm a moderator on two Codidact sites (Writing and Scientific Speculation), so hopefully I can provide some useful insights. > 1 - I want to put up a single page explaining more about the site, what is on...
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Answer A: Proposing Electrical Engineering site
What should the site URL be? Based on the same reasoning as in my comments to the corresponding question to the Speculative Science Scientific Speculation proposal, I propose that the URL should be (drumroll please) electrical-engineering.codidact.com It's memorable; it tells you where you'l...
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Comment Post #275804 @luap42 That's more or less what at least I had in mind for the UI for Javascript-enabled browsers. The current simple link to a search page would still be nice as a fallback for those who have Javascript disabled.
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Comment Post #275804 Maybe one possible, workable middle ground could be a fold-out when clicking Search (sort of like how "add a comment" folds out a comment textbox), with fallback to a specific "search" page in case the Javascript doesn't work, and a link to the specific "search" page for more in-depth guidance?
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Comment Post #275776 @MonicaCellio Here's one example of a question on EE SE that uses Circuitlab (I make no claims as to its quality): https://electronics.stackexchange.com/q/254925 In general, searching for the string "simulate this circuit" on EE SE returns reasonable hits.
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Comment Post #275797 Myself, I like *Imaginative Science* better than most other suggestions I've seen so far. I think that one captures the fact that it's about things *based* in science, but with imagination added on top of that. Sort of like "what if?" but without the connotation of "anything goes". It also doesn't su...
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Answer A: How to do superscript markup?
I think those HTML tags get stripped by the server-side rendering, but I do agree that having some minimal such formatting capabilities would be helpful. &lt;sub&gt;, &lt;sup&gt; and maybe a few others would be very nice to have, especially when the full power of Mathjax isn't required for a post. ...
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Comment Post #75046 Thank you @ArtOfCode
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Comment Post #271673 Whatever the issue was, it seems to be working now.
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Question Trying to edit an answer results in internal server error; edit gets recorded, but not promoted to current revision
This is a bit weird. I spotted a typo in an answer of mine, and figured I'd fix it. I was able to edit the answer, but when I tried to save the edit, I got a page telling me there had been an internal server error. (Sorry; I didn't note the error ID.) Unsurprisingly, the typo is still there....
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Comment Post #75059 Not sure why this got downvoted, to be honest. Seems like a perfectly reasonable suggestion on top of the original one. Default to what everyone is (should be) familiar with, namely a username and password pair; allow turning on extra security on top of that *if and only if so desired*. Not everyone ...
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Comment Post #75046 It seems to work fine. However, the `.` at the end of the URL can easily be interpreted as part of the link, while in reality it's meant as a sentence terminator. Please remove it in the email to avoid confusion.
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Comment Post #75058 Monica pretty well captured what I too have in mind for this site. If you (any "you") can define the magic system sufficiently that *it could as well* be, say, laws of nature -- just laws of nature that work differently from ours -- then chances are that the question is perfectly fine, because those ...
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Comment Post #74929 I've been thinking about this, and if we settle for Speculative Science as the site name, I honestly think we could do worse than speculative-science.codidact.com (with or without the hyphen, though I'm inclined to prefer with over without). Yes, it's perhaps slightly long; but it's also very descrip...
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Comment Post #74823 @imsodin There's another issue with "Science-based Fiction" as a name that I can see. While various subgenres of fiction are likely to be major drivers for peoples' interest, the site itself doesn't need to restrict itself to fiction. One source of questions on a similar site elsewhere has been "how ...
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Comment Post #74852 Adding to the above, some of those questions may be appropriate on [Writing](https://writing.codidact.com/) (say, "what techniques can I use to express this idea?") or the hopefully soon-to-be [Speculative Science](https://meta.codidact.com/q/74823) (say, "how can I plausibly get this effect?"). Just...
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Comment Post #75015 Also, I see what you did there with "feed" in the context of a cooking site... :-)
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Comment Post #75015 *"The two categories feed each other."* Compare: the writing challenges over on Writing (both SE and Codidact) which have sometimes prompted questions being asked on the main site.
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Answer A: Don't show the option to create a tag unless no existing tags match the search.
I'm not sure this, as suggested, would be a good idea. I fully understand what you're getting at, but I think it would have undesirable, and also likely unintended, consequences. This is a slightly contrived example, but I hope it'll illustrate my point. Writing Codidact has a `terminology` tag...
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Comment Post #74951 @ArtOfCode Not to rush you, but can you say whether this on the roadmap?
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Answer A: More social media/online communities to link to profile.
I agree that this seems like a low-priority feature. It would certainly fall into the category of potentially nice to have, but it's not something that seems like a deal-breaker for anyone. As already said, it's almost as easy to just put the links in your profile text. That said, I'd like to add ...
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Comment Post #74980 @ArtOfCode I agree that emailed confirmation codes aren't as secure as a proper 2FA solution. However, between what's already available here and what I'm proposing, there should be something that works for everyone. Also, what I'm proposing (password *before* confirmation code) seems like it should a...
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Question Can we have second-factor sign-in authentication via e-mailed one-time codes?
I realize that this might be a bit of a niche use case, but I'm going to put it out here anyway. The availability of 2FA via an authenticator app is a great boost to account security. However, there are still people who don't have smartphones, or who might not be willing to tie their smartdevic...
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Comment Post #74965 It doesn't invalidate your concern, but note that Codidact also supports two-factor authentication (2FA), which should make an account compromise much more difficult for the attacker.
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Question Posts should have a visible indication whether they've been edited, and when the last edit was made
Currently, each post is visibly tagged with a timestamp that indicates when it was posted, as well as by whom. Also, of course, posts can be edited; both by the original poster, and by other users. Editing a post bumps the associated question to the top of the front page, ideally with a correct...
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Comment Post #74964 Definitely relevant, perhaps even a duplicate? [Spread the word - SE meta information page?](https://meta.codidact.com/questions/74781)
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Comment Post #74929 @MonicaCellio A short domain name is nice. A *descriptive* (or, for that matter, easy to remember) domain name is, I think, even nicer. Short and descriptive is best, but if going for short means we lose out on descriptiveness or specificity, I think I'd rather have a slightly longer but otherwise be...
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Comment Post #74951 @ArtOfCode Yes, I'm thinking of bringing the post to the top of the RSS feed, in much the same way it's brought to the top of the "active" tab on the site. I was referring to prepending text to the entry content. Also, having had a few minutes to think about it, using the answer permalink for the fee...
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Comment Post #74951 I'm not saying the RSS feed needs to actually feature *the content of the answer* per se, in case of new answers; I just want the feed to reflect the fact that something material has happened to the question, and because one is interested enough to follow the RSS feed for the category in the first pl...
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Comment Post #74951 @luap42 I haven't checked the RSS/Atom specs, but I'm pretty sure that's what the `<entry> <id></id>` is for. If it's the same as an already seen ID, it's an update; if it's an unseen one, it's a brand new entry. Alternatively, in case of answers, the ID (`<entry> <id></id>`) could be set to the answ...
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Comment Post #74929 I agree with @HDE 226868 that "what-if" feels like it invites the wrong kind of content. Is there a particular reason why we wouldn't want something very similar to speculative-science.codidact.com (assuming we settle on calling the site Speculative Science)? Sure, it's perhaps slightly on the long s...
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Comment Post #74943 @Mithrandir24601 It's also worth remembering that, in addition to bulk import, if you've asked a question on WB nothing really prevents you from simply re-asking it on a Codidact site, as well as the possibility of pulling in additional, specific questions that @Monica Cellio mentioned. It gets sligh...
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Question Category RSS feeds should feature a post when an answer is posted
The category RSS feeds (for example https://meta.codidact.com/categories/3/feed.rss) are a nice touch for being able to follow what's going on on a site (or in a favorite category) without having to check in manually. However, there's a discrepancy between the category "activity" tab on the web si...
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Comment Post #74897 Throwing this out in response: How about one category "Dungeons & Dragons" and one category "Other Systems"?
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Comment Post #74887 Basically, what is gained by focusing on the "minimalism" part, as opposed to the overarching subject matter?
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Comment Post #74887 I didn't downvote this, but I'm still struggling to understand what would be gained by bringing together diverse "minimalist" groups, as opposed to having "minimalist" subgroupings within other communities. Examples: why can't "minimalist writing" questions be asked on Writing, "minimalist camping" o...
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Comment Post #74847 I don't see how just "minimalist" is broadly applicable enough, yet *specific* enough, to have a large following. For example, minimalist camping questions would probably get better answers from the enthusiasts at [The Great Outdoors](https://outdoors.codidact.com/) than from, say, a "minimalist prog...
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Comment Post #39448 As Sampo Sarrala said, reputation score (as a single number) alone doesn't really mean much. SE tied a lot of things to reputation; I think Codidact can do better. Reputation score really just means you've posted content others in the community have thought was useful. While that's worth rewarding in...
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