Important Features missing in askbot compared to OSQA.

asked 2013-04-02 15:07:53 -0500

pajju gravatar image

updated 2013-04-04 01:36:23 -0500

First of all, I'm back to askbot community, had some commitments and personal responsibilities, so was not much active here and give time.

Coming back to my concern,

--I've been using askbot and OSQA both for a long time--

I would like to share my thoughts and feedback on Askbot compared to OSQA.

  • There is no bulk mode editing as in OSQA, which is very important for any growing site. Site management is one of the most important things for any community!

why this feature was removed from askbot? Any particular reason worth mentioning?

even the page like, as in OSQA, http://www.osqa.com/admin/settings/moderation/ is missing!

Many such easy Site configuration and moderation options are removed. Why?

  • Dashboard is missing, (OSQA has a minimalistic dashboard, that is cool.)

  • The default askbot cache, that comes on installation is totally useless. Better disabling it? Otherwise it just gives a bad early impression for new askbot installations; as it only returns stale results most of the time. (This does not happen with OSQA which works fast and fine with Filesystem based cache with the default OSQA installation, i.e without using memcached or any caching engines)

UPDATE 1: - Another cool feature missing in askbot compared to OSQA is: editing robots.txt file directly from the askbotsite.com/setting(i.e backend). Currently it must be edited via SSH logging into server and edit robots.txt, which is not great design!

OSQA has editing of robots.txt directly at URL http://domain.com/admin/settings/robots/
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Thanks for the feedback. Could you let me look at those features at your installation of OSQA?

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2013-04-02 15:13:29 -0500 )edit

@Evgeny Yeah I will provide you my OSQA site password to check. And I will reach you over email to share the same.

pajju gravatar imagepajju ( 2013-04-03 12:35:52 -0500 )edit

Have these issues been solved?

Chankey Pathak gravatar imageChankey Pathak ( 2013-06-14 22:19:15 -0500 )edit

These are not issues, rather features missing. @chankey-Pathak

pajju gravatar imagepajju ( 2013-06-15 06:01:06 -0500 )edit

Okay :)

Chankey Pathak gravatar imageChankey Pathak ( 2013-06-16 00:52:35 -0500 )edit