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Answer does not appear if the user does not exist

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I see some strange behavior. When an user does not exist and he answers to some question, than he is forced to register. Thereafter we should see the answer, but I see only the a higher number of answers, not the answer itself.

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asked 2012-08-07 05:54:04 -0500, updated 2012-08-07 06:10:26 -0500
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Can you post a screenshot?

todofixthis's avatar todofixthis (2012-08-07 19:33:59 -0500) edit

@todofixthis just try it on your site with some new user. i've tested it here and on my site.this bug is on both sites.

Toms's avatar Toms (2012-08-13 15:53:47 -0500) edit

If you post a screenshot, it will benefit future visitors to this forum who might have the same issue.

todofixthis's avatar todofixthis (2012-08-14 08:33:59 -0500) edit

I have the same problem - I set up a 30-day trial for Askbot for my constraint programming class to use as a forum - teacher answered a question, then logged in - but the answer doesn't show. Even worse, the question has answers=1 and the teacher is no longer allowed to post his answer, as the system thinks he has already done so. However, there is definitely no answer showing! Any ideas?

Alex F's avatar Alex F (2012-08-16 01:58:12 -0500) edit

Alex, I will look at this by Saturday, thanks for reporting the issue.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2012-08-16 02:04:45 -0500) edit
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Ok, well I don't know what causes the bug itself but I found a solution that worked for me.

Get to the regular Django admin page for your forum (not the special adminstrator page) by typing its url then /admin/. Then click on 'Posts', and find the missing posts. From there, you can manually assign a parent post (it seems to be missing), or just copy and paste the text into a 'new' answer.

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Alex F
answered 2012-08-23 22:24:16 -0500
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updated 2012-08-24 00:55:02 -0500
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Thanks Alex F, but this solution works only for small sites. It is a bug and should be corrected.

Toms's avatar Toms (2012-08-24 05:20:45 -0500) edit
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