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What is this "dummy" tag and how to remove it?

asked 2013-05-02 20:21:13 -0600

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updated 2013-05-03 22:24:19 -0600

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I would like to remove the "dummy" tag category. Is it possible and how?

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Thank you in advance.

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Thanks for posting this - do you have it on a new install or migrated from a previous version? Could you tell what you did to install askbot?

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2013-05-02 20:23:08 -0600 )edit

This is a new install. I cloned the repository and followed the documentation for the installation.

pol0nium's avatar pol0nium  ( 2013-05-02 20:23:33 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-05-03 22:24:07 -0600

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Please try the updated code from the repository, I hope I've fixed this issue.

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I'll try this in a minute :)

pol0nium's avatar pol0nium  ( 2013-05-03 22:29:41 -0600 )edit

The updated code is not working. I also tried to add old_data = old_data.replace("[[\"dummy\",[]]]", "") in the forwards method into but it's not working too.

pol0nium's avatar pol0nium  ( 2013-05-03 23:17:01 -0600 )edit

It did work for me on a new install. Well here are two options for you: 1) - try deleting that tag via the category editor interface. 2) log in to python shell with "python shell" and then type:

from askbot.conf import settings

What do you see there?

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2013-05-04 00:33:01 -0600 )edit

Solution 1) worked just fine (why didn't I think about it?)

pol0nium's avatar pol0nium  ( 2013-05-04 00:38:43 -0600 )edit

Great, I've made tag delete work without the validation of the tag name. Before the deletion was blocked because this "tag" had all sorts of forbidden characters.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2013-05-04 00:40:22 -0600 )edit

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