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Cron jobs still needed?

There is a script for a cron job in askbot/cron, but the install instructions no longer mention settings up cron jobs. Are they still needed or helpful?

graeme's avatar
updated 2010-11-03 16:39:08 -0500, asked 2010-11-03 08:36:09 -0500
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Yes the cron jobs are still relevant, basically they should run commands:

python send_email_alerts

There are other management commands that may be necessary to run from time to time, for example clean_session if the database session storage is used (as it is often - by default).

Evgeny's avatar
updated 2010-11-03 12:23:32 -0500, updated 2014-03-22 15:54:26 -0500
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I think it will take me at least until Monday to fix badge awarding job, but it can be used nevertheless at a loss of some badges not being awarded till later.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2010-11-03 15:33:01 -0500) edit
was working on making response messages (the envelope icon) more persistent, it took me longer than I thought hopefully it works here now.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2010-11-08 14:48:04 -0500) edit
Any progress with this? I currently do not seem to have any badges awarded at all on my site which does not look nice.
graeme's avatar graeme (2010-11-19 17:22:07 -0500) edit
Some progress, please try now.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2010-11-19 18:17:33 -0500) edit
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