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Why was this question about authors shortening their sentences closed as a duplicate?

Why close https://writing.codidact.com/posts/286099 as a duplicate of https://writing.codidact.com/posts/286098? They are related, but distinguishable. Deleting (semi)colons ≠ deleting comma and a...

2 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by Mithical‭

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How can we grow this community?

Codidact's communities have a lot of great content that is helping people on the Internet. Our communities are small, though, and sustainable communities depend on having lots of active, engaged p...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Flags page returns 500 error when having a flag on a deleted post

For some reason, I can't access my flags page (https://writing.codidact.com/users/53196/flags). It just returns a 500 server error. It seems to only be only on this community for some reason; I ca...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Would a category to publish works or to request feedback be helpful?

Aside from the challenges category, it crossed my mind that it'd be nice to have a place where people can share works for feedback (or just to share). For instance, if I've put together a short sto...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭

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How can we revitalize our community?

We've had low activity on our community for a while. Low activity means people visit less often, which means lower activity because they're not here asking and answering... iterate. We have ads a...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Links in the Q&A banner text give a 404

The links in the banner text for the Q&amp;A category all lead to 404s due to (I assume) outdated links. E.g. "fiction" leads to https://writing.codidact.com/questions/tagged/1/fiction instead of h...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Finishing link entry with enter sends the post instead

I just got caught by something I consider a bug: I wanted to link to a web site, and used the link button above the entry box to do so. After I finished entering (or rather, pasting) the link into ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by celtschk‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Old meta questions are incorrectly marked as imported in the user profile

I just noticed that some of my old meta questions here are marked as imported on my profile page, although they clearly weren't (they were meta questions about this site; there's no reason why I wo...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by celtschk‭

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Move old writing challenges to writing challenge category?

I've been away for some time (for personal reasons), and noticed that we now have a category “writing challenges”. Now there are some old challenges in Meta which predate that category, but IMHO wo...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by celtschk‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Mithical‭

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Import Request.

This is a draft request, to set a standard for others interested in migrating in scope work from ebooks.stackexchange.com to writing.codidact.com See related Would content at ebooks.se be in scope ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Suggestion - Comment Sections

Feature Request/Suggestion: Comments It could just be me, but I've noticed that there's a lot of space between answers. More than once, I've looked at a question and thought it wasn't answered, onl...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Thomas Myron‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Tags: regular/Meta, and tag wikis

Just checked: the tags for regular questions and for Meta are all available everywhere. I can ask a question tagged "feature-request" on the main page, for instance. Is it possible to have them sep...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Galastel‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Why can't I upvote this answer?

I tried to upvote this answer but my vote doesn't seem to register. Maybe it is because it is owned by System, but then, there are other answers owned by System that already have upvotes. Note that...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by celtschk‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Header control moving cursor to end

I encountered a bug today while writing an answer. If I write my answer, and then put headers in the middle of it using the heading button, my cursor jumps to the end of my answer. So if I went bac...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Thomas Myron‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Unable to select tags beyond the mid C's

I was writing a question today *applause occurs immediately*. When I went to tag it, I was able to select the 'characters' tag just fine. But then I tried to add 'creative-writing', and found that ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Thomas Myron‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Is there a tags page?

Is there a way to see a list of tags? When I want to answer questions, it'd be helpful if I can zero in on areas of interest.

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Neil‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Rep score inflation

What happened to the rep scores? They jumped by a bunch.

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Mark Baker‭  ·  edited 2y ago by pnuts‭

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Hierarchical tags are now available

We just got hierarchical tags. A tag can have one or more children, and when you search on a tag you can either search just that tag or also search its children. This gives us another way to orga...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Secespitus‭

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Strange import artifacts.

Strange import artifacts. I was looking at this post recently imported from books.se https://writing.codidact.com/questions/276013 It has several things as answers that are posts from writers.se.

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Would content at ebooks.se be in scope here?

Would content at https://ebooks.stackexchange.com/ be in scope here? I happened by the ebooks.meta and saw this post Are there any members interested in assisting as an official moderator? A few...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What new data should we import from SE?

When we set up this site we imported from SE as of the December data dump (the latest we had at the time). We didn't have a way to get the delta; the import code didn't use the API. We now have b...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Canina‭

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Last activity data incorrect

The "last activity" data on posts appears to be inaccurate. I just answered a question, but while the answer count shows my answer, the last activity data still refers to the time the question was ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Mark Baker‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Accepted Answer?

In SomeOther systems, there is an easy way to mark an Answer as the "accepted answer". I don't see an obvious way to do that here. Is there a way? If not, should there be?

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Sequence of Categories

I suggest having "Meta", being the least "real" on each Community, be the last Category in the (currently horizontal menu) list. If others disagree, then it can be as-is. But whether that gets cha...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Naming of Categories

Apropos of the Sequence of Categories can I suggest some standardization of the naming of categories. In particular, I would suggest renaming "Q&amp;A" as "Questions". Yes, questions have answers, ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Mark Baker‭

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Is sharing prior research does more harm than good, in general, in Q&A sites?

Some Q&amp;A websites such as StackExchange require from people asking questions to share "minimal prior research" that they had done to try to answer their question themselves (and often also juxt...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by Mark Baker‭

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Writing Q&A RSS feed shows Internal Server Error

I tried to access the Writing main Q&amp;A RSS feed at https://writing.codidact.com/categories/1/feed.rss (through the Category RSS Feed link at the bottom of https://writing.codidact.com/ and http...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Let's restart writing challenges!

The writing challenges we've done in the past were fun and helped us flex our muscles, especially if they nudged us into new types of writing. Let's bring those back! I have created the Challenge...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Shall we showcase some of our fiction, poetry, and other work?

You might have noticed the new "categories" feature on this site. I mean this: What are categories? Categories are types of content -- main Q&amp;A and Meta are the two that all sites share, b...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Neil‭

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What happened to the Questions Tab?

What happened to the Questions Tab? We used to be able to see multiple pages of questions and view them in different ways, including "Lottery". Now there is just one page of questions with no navig...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Mark Baker‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Welcome to Writing on Codidact!

Welcome to a new home for the Writing community. Please use it, report problems and make requests on Meta, and collect your thoughts about what we need to support our community. This site is runn...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Notification cannot be marked as read

I have a notification. I click on it, but the notification doesn't go away. This always happens. (After a while, it does disappear, but I don't know when.) For example, to get to the question Ther...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Ooker‭  ·  edited 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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What questions was my new rep for.

One thing I really miss from SE is the ability to see what answers of mine got upvoted since I last logged in (or in the last day). In other words, where did my rep increase come from. Because va...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Mark Baker‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Have we ground to a halt?

It seems like this place has ground to a stop. I have been trying to do what was suggested earlier of going back to old questions (as surfaced by the Lottery tab), but that seems to be all that is ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Mark Baker‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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There is no accept button?

I'm a longtime Stack Exchange user. I wonder why this site doesn't have an accept button?

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Ooker‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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When someone imports their content from Stack Exchange, would the imported questions be new questions in here?

By "new questions in here", I mean it's like 20 new questions of that new user flood up the homepage at one time.

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Ooker‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Ooker‭

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Spammers have found this site!

I just noticed that when you go to the users page and select the age tab, the start of the list is dominated by user names that are obvious spam. While they are not very effective because few peop...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by celtschk‭

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Design changes are a-coming!

(Okay, design changes have a-come.) If you're wondering what happened here, the short of it is that the site's design has been updated to use the Codidact design framework, which will make the eve...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Should we improve the UI/UX and visual appearence of the main site?

Doesn't mean that I'm saying it looks bad. but certainly it could be better. On first look, I see raw twitter bootstrap styling. Although it looks little bit cleaner, but we can add some clean mini...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Vishwa‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by luap42‭

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Ads for this community

One of our community members, Paulster2, has created some ads and submitted them on SE sites where we've advertised in the past. These are "community promotion" ads, meaning the SE communities vot...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Cyn‭

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Are worldbuilding questions on topic?

On SE, Writing and Worldbuilding are separate, and it works pretty well. I, however, use the Worldbuilding SE significantly more than the Writing SE, and as I reduce my usage of SE I would like a p...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Andon‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mark Baker‭

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Please gray out the usernames of automatically-imported accounts on the main Users listing

Hi! I'm an SE user and I'm here because I'm curious about what's happening here and because I support the goals of this site. I have one quibble with what's being presented here, that I hope you u...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by E.P.‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by celtschk‭

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How shall we handle our old (imported) content?

When we created this site, I made the executive decision to import all our content from Stack Exchange instead of starting with a blank slate. I did that for a few reasons: We have a lot of good...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by April Salutes Monica C.‭

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Questionable Promotions - Writing Challenges

I notice we aren't getting a lot of new questions on here yet. Last summer we had a series of writing challenges in Meta, like this one: https://writing.meta.stackexchange.com/q/2127 I'd like to ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Evil Sparrow‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Evil Sparrow‭

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Notifications for actually *new* questions

I recently subscribed to notifications for new questions posted on the site, but as a result I'm being spammed with a daily list of questions that have any change, including very old questions with...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by sesquipedalias‭  ·  edited 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Ability to 'Favourite' questions

One element of the former platform that I made great use of, was the ability to assign 'Favourite' status to a question that I particularly wanted to be able to find again. This feature made it a s...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Arkenstein XII‭

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What topics can I ask about here?

I did not find a webpage that explains what's on-topic here (although I'm not hugely familiar with the site). Question: What topics can I ask about here? It seems plausible that what's on-topic a...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by becky82‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Neil‭

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Search page should link to advanced search options help page

The question search page has a short description of advanced search options, but it doesn't tell users what search operators are available. It should include a link to the advanced search options ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Stevoisiak‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Stevoisiak‭

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Alert box when clicking "Delete" on an answer says "Are you sure you want to delete this *question*?"

Out of curiosity I clicked the "delete" link on one of my answers and the alert box that pops up asks whether I want to delete this "question", whereas it should ask whether I want to delete this "...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Secespitus‭  ·  edited 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Suggestion - Direct links off of notifications

Today I got a notification that I had been mentioned in a comment. However, when I clicked on the notification, I went to the question the comment was on. On SE, you go straight to the comment, and...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Thomas Myron‭  ·  edited 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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