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Is there a way to make the question content field optional?

asked 2012-01-20 06:49:56 -0500

Erik Larsson gravatar image

updated 2012-01-20 07:03:22 -0500

Evgeny gravatar image

A lot of question does not really need the extra content, only the actual question. Is there a simple way of turning off this prerequisite for posting?

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answered 2012-01-20 07:03:10 -0500

Evgeny gravatar image

We have a pending pull request for this feature: by @piskvorky.

It's a really good idea.

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Actually, what Erik wants could already be in askbot, from pull request 42. In livesettings->Data entry and display rules, the minimum length can be set to 0 characters (=allow empty). Pull 44 is about hiding the editor area, which is maybe not even necessary.

piskvorky gravatar image piskvorky  ( 2012-01-20 07:48:59 -0500 )edit

Ahh, right, the field can be left blank when that setting is enabled. We'll follow up on hiding the editor, ideally we should update design for that feature, imo bodyless questions do not look very pretty now.

Evgeny gravatar image Evgeny  ( 2012-01-20 07:54:34 -0500 )edit

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