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what are all the hidden features of askbot for a power user?

asked 2012-08-10 13:29:23 -0600

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What are the features of askbot for a power user(front-end website user)?

eg- All Markdown tricks? Searching tricks? exact keyword search? Gaining Karma? ;)

share all worth mentioning tips and features.

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answered 2012-08-24 14:25:19 -0600

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A very common trick to get karma (I've seen in many QnA forums) is to answer and target only new posts, also unanswered posts and un-accepted hi-voted posts too. And normally the first answer will be the best one. It will get highest upvotes and is pushed to the top faster. It also hides new answers from reaching the top.

If he does this more often he can easily unlock badges, gain karma/reputations and move up fast.

This is a big downside of the system, if his intentions aren't really good.

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There is a way to make karma private from the "data entry and display" settings, also karma can be completely hidden. Private karma might change tone in the community. I think Quora has private karma, at least I have not seen a scoreboard on Quora.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-08-25 11:00:29 -0600 )edit
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answered 2012-08-10 13:35:34 -0600

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To search exact full words eg: Say 'feedback form' use - "feedback form" in Search; You should get all threads which has the phrase "feedback form" together.

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This works fine on Postgres with full-text Search. Not sure of the behavior with mysql. Can someone confirm?

pajju gravatar imagepajju ( 2012-08-10 13:38:29 -0600 )edit

why is this marked to wiki, do we have wiki setup for askbot?

pajju gravatar imagepajju ( 2013-01-23 13:32:08 -0600 )edit

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