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So: a little bit of background, and a little bit of information about the site.
QPixel is a project I started a few years ago to be a clone of SE. It got to a decent stage, and then I mostly abandoned it as I moved onto other things. With the recent events on Stack Exchange and the advent of Codidact, I remembered QPixel existed, and spent some time bringing it up to date and up to scratch with enough features to be viable.
As Monica said, QPixel is not Codidact. QPixel is still based on the idea of being a clone of SE; Codidact intends to be "community focused Q&A", which is likely to mean some feature and philosophy changes along the way, and being fundamentally based around a different idea will introduce some differences. Whether it'll be better or worse... who knows - it's mostly irrelevant, in any case, as the question should be more "what works best for our use case?"
Content Import & Claiming Your Stuff
I've imported everything that was in the Writers database as of the 2nd December 2019 (that's when Stack Exchange last released a data dump). I have imported the scores, but haven't applied them to the post - you can see the score each post had on SE by following the "history" link under each post, and the score will be under an "Imported from external source" event.
You can, as Monica alluded to, claim the stuff you created on SE here too. Get yourself signed up here, then edit your profile, and you'll find the buttons for it down the bottom of the page. When you claim your content, all of your content is claimed - your profile will only show up to 5 questions and 5 answers, but you do own all of it. Showing more than that is on the TODO list for version 1.1 - more on that in a moment.
Moderation & Moderators
The moderation tools available here are limited, but there are some essentials in place. You can flag posts: you'll be asked to specify a reason why you're flagging, and it'll get put into a queue for moderators to look at - it's much like a "needs moderator attention" flag on SE.
Moderators, as with SE, are able to take just about any action here regardless of reputation: primarily, they can close questions and delete posts. It's completely up to y'all how you want to use that; I'm not intending to stand in the way of making this work for you.
As of 2020-01-16, the moderators are currently myself and the current and former moderation staff from Stack Exchange. Beyond that, how you pick your moderators is up to you.
A limited number of rep-based privileges exist here. They are Edit, Close, and Delete/ViewDeleted; the reputation required for them is currently 250, 500, and 1000 respectively. Those thresholds are configurable: as with the rest, it's up to you where they're set, and you may want to change them as folks get more reputation.
If you've got feedback, you can post here on Meta. If you're more comfortable with GitHub, you can also leave bug reports and feature requests in the issue tracker. You can see the version of the software that's currently running in the site footer.
There's some things that still need doing, and a bunch that have now been done and added in. I have a TODO list, but it keeps changing as things get added or completed, so I won't post it here too - you can see the full thing over here.
This answer is a test. So far I found I can upvote, but cannot post comments. Testing if I can post answers.
Edit: test successful. Can post. Issue remains: can't post comments. Tested on Chrome and Firefox. Clicking on "post" does nothing.
Also can't change my avatar. System lets me choose picture from my computer, but then nothing happens.
But with all those kinks, still very happy to be here!