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Please temporarily REopen my closed ID questions, just to let me answer? Most of them have been pinpointed.

I hereby swear and affirm — under the pains of moderators — that I shall not post new questions to identify locations of pictures before June 30 2022. I have located most pics in my closed questio...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by TextKit‭

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What is our position on picture identification with no research?

Yesterday a user posted two picture identification questions with no apparent prior research. The same user did this a couple of months ago too. At that time, I spent a few minutes with Google Ea...

4 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by TextKit‭

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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...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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What is causing old posts to show up with recent changes?

Continuing on with this previous meta post, what is actually going on? The previous post was initially about the policy of bumping old posts to the top of the active list. However, that brought u...

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

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Downvoting old questions just because they are old needs to stop

It has not gone unnoticed that someone(s) have been downvoting imported questions as soon as they hit the front page regardless of whether they are good or bad questions otherwise. Question need t...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Stop bumping old imported posts with no-change edits

Lately some old posts that were already old when imported from elsewhere have popped to the top of the active questions list. In one case, one of the answers was apparently deleted. Two recent on...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Question shows activity in list, but no changes found

I've seen this a few times, most recently today with this question. The question list says "last activity about 7 hours ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭". But when I go into the question, I can't find a...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Let's stop importing questions

Today, another imported question popped up. I didn't notice it was imported right away, and ended up wasting time on it. OK, that's on me. It is properly marked as imported. It's my fault for n...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Where do all these archery questions come from?

https://outdoors.codidact.com/categories/5/tags/504 Ah yeah, it's me. Howdy peeps ;)

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by OddDeer‭

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Moderator tags appear to be messed up on Outdoors

Looking at posts tagged [status-completed], or the tags list for the category, it becomes evident that the [status-completed] tag isn't showing up formatted as a moderator tag and the other status ...

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

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Dead links for questions.

I am going through my imported posts and voting on answers. Some of them are giving me this message. This occurred with Google Chrome, right click open in new window. In the first example I also t...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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What do the 'delete' and 'close' options I see under a question do?

What do the 'delete' and 'close' options I see under a question do? I am a normal user with ~1700 rep. I see a delete button under questions and answers (if I wrote them or not). When I mouse over...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by luap42‭

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Can't read the inbox drop-down on mobile

I am using the mobile version of Codidact on Firefox (on an Android device). If I press the inbox to check the messages (as it has the notice with 1 message to read), I cannot read it, as it goes o...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by goncaloperes‭  ·  edited 2y ago by luap42‭

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How to refine search for multiple words?

How to refine search for multiple words? If I search 'Rain' I get 30 groups of answers. https://outdoors.codidact.com/posts/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&amp;search=rain If I search 'Rain gear' I get 75 gr...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Mithical‭

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Why was comment deleted?

Yesterday (I think), I wrote a comment to this question. I can't show the exact text of the comment since it's now gone, but it was basically about telling the asker that "Ursack" should be define...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Import new posts from TGO

I know from experience on other codidact sites. That if we provide a list of posts, ArtOfCode can and will import them. I propose that about monthly we use the list at https://outdoors.stackexchan...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by James Jenkins‭

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Gear Recommendations

Charlie I saw the new Gear Recommendations my first impression is that I like it. My second thought is that there are probably a lot of post in the primary Q&amp;A that would fit nicely there. Is i...

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

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Is pool maintenance on topic?

I see "Swimming" is listed in the Help page on scope, but I'm not sure if that's that solely regarding the "sport" itself somehow, or if questions on how to maintain an outdoor pool (measuring pH, ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Peter Cooper Jr.‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Advertise Outdoors on The Great Outdoors?

Stack Exchange sites that are not beta support community-curated ads. The Great Outdoors is one such site, and obviously there's some support on meta there for this community, so have y'all consid...

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

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Merge imported and new user accounts.

I noticed that some of the posts I wrote on SE Outdoors were imported, apparently to give the illusion of more activity here than there really is. It was a little disconcerting to see that, althou...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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bicycles in scope?

I was thinking this morning I might manually migrate over my posts at https://bicycles.stackexchange.com to https://outdoors.codidact.com/ I can't see a reason to exclude any bicycle related quest...

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

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Are gardening questions on-topic?

Are questions about gardening on-topic on this site? It's "outdoors", but not the kinds of outdoor activity that most questions seem to be about. I know that over on SE there's another site for g...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Bugs on other sites.

I am not able to vote up or down on the question or answer here https://photography.codidact.com/questions/74926 I have a vote history of one vote on that site which is on a meta post. Also I a...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  edited 2y ago by James Jenkins‭

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Do we want to know the visits per page?

Counting page visits is possible, and it is an intricate part of the displayed details on some sites. I was considering asking for it as feature request, but I wonder if that is information we w...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  edited 2y ago by James Jenkins‭

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403 error on editing a question

If I click on the edit link on a question (e.g., https://outdoors.codidact.com/questions/74859/edit ), I get a 403 page. This is either a bug (i.e., I should be able to edit) or a feature (I'm not...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Minor issues with adding/editing.

More inconsistencies... Allowed in original save, but reported as errors when I edit and try to save: Title can't be blank Title must be more than 15 non-whitespace characters long Tags cache ca...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 2y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Duplicate posts:

Duplicate posts: Both of these links to go the same content "Is it possible to make a slingshot from "Natural" resources?" https://outdoors.codidact.com/questions/58490 https://outdoors.codidact...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  edited 2y ago by James Jenkins‭

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Unable to upvote answer

Unable to upvote answer, I am not able to upvote this answer by llogan I tried using the permalink for the question, still not able to vote the question up or down. https://outdoors.codidact.c...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Relink local questions?

I am going through my answers that migrated over. Many of them have links to posts on TGO.SE. I have been manually editing them to point to the post here. Is it possible or desirable to automa...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Welcome to Outdoors on Codidact!

Welcome to the Codidact home for the Outdoors community. Please use it, report problems and make requests on Meta, and collect your thoughts about what we need to support this community. If you a...

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

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Discord Server for chatting

Currently, there is not a Codidact specific chat system, so I went ahead and created a Discord server for us. The invitation link is https://discord.gg/q5r2UjB Come hang out and chat and show ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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