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Fix "Add a comment" on Ask Askbot

asked 2016-01-08 06:17:53 -0600

updated 2016-03-09 05:18:10 -0600

On Ask Askbot at http://askbot.org/en/questions, one cannot add a comment to any question or to any answer.

@Evgeny, could this be fixed?

@Evgeny, I see you added a comment... Were you able to do it directly or did you have to post it as an answer and then turn it into a comment? (Maybe being able to post a comment depends on administrator status or on your setup?)

Edit I see this is now fixed. Thanks @Evgeny for figuring out the problem and installing MathJax.

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I can't add a comment to any question too!! I see.@slelievre

Andy gravatar imageAndy ( 2016-03-06 21:16:35 -0600 )edit

Test comment.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2016-03-09 03:54:07 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-03-09 05:08:14 -0600

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updated 2016-03-09 05:08:41 -0600

Turns out that there is a bug where enabling MathJax and not installing mathjax code breaks some javascript. I've installed mathjax and now the comments work.

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Thank you! That was annoying. What a relief. Also solves http://askbot.org/en/question/14550/the-comment-feature-on-this-site-seems-broken/

slelievre gravatar imageslelievre ( 2016-03-09 05:13:51 -0600 )edit

good,it works now!

Andy gravatar imageAndy ( 2016-03-09 19:07:45 -0600 )edit
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answered 2016-03-05 07:33:30 -0600

updated 2016-03-09 05:04:28 -0600

A workaround is to post an answer instead of a comment, and then below this new answer, click the word "more" and select "repost as a question comment". This will transform the answer into a comment.

One case in which this does not work is if you have already posted an answer, because Ask Askbot does not let you post several answers.

In particular, you cannot post a comment to your own answer (even deleting an answer does not let you add another answer, you can then only undelete the deleted answer).

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