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New install - everyone's karma stuck at "1"

asked 2011-05-03 13:14:26 -0500

codedigger gravatar image

I set up a new askbot site, now the few new users all have 1 karma. Even if we try to ask question and answer them, karma still stay at 1. We can't vote up or down because none of us have enough karma to do so. What might be wrong?

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With default settings, the only way to earn reputation is to accept answers, however it is possible to decrease the barrier to vote.
Evgeny gravatar image Evgeny  ( 2011-05-03 13:19:21 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-05-03 13:17:44 -0500

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Hmm, most likely the users cannot vote. So you can decrease the barrier to vote to "1" in the "settings->Minimum reputation".

If you do not see link to "settings" - make yourself an admin on the command line:

python add_admin <your_user_id>

(adding admin through the web is on a todo list now)

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Yep this works for me. Just want to share that "user ID" is not the account name but the unique number system uses, which is visible in URL in each user's page.

IsaacSaito gravatar image IsaacSaito  ( 2012-01-16 15:08:07 -0500 )edit

First user is automatically an admin, btw.

Evgeny gravatar image Evgeny  ( 2012-01-16 15:18:26 -0500 )edit

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