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

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?

codedigger's avatar
asked 2011-05-03 13:14:26 -0500
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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's avatar Evgeny (2011-05-03 13:19:21 -0500) edit
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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)

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2011-05-03 13:17:44 -0500
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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's avatar IsaacSaito (2012-01-16 15:08:07 -0500) edit

First user is automatically an admin, btw.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2012-01-16 15:18:26 -0500) edit
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