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How to enable "Answer your Own Question" ?

Sorry for this question, but I can not find this option.

Toms's avatar
asked 2012-08-13 16:02:19 -0500
Evgeny's avatar
updated 2012-08-13 16:40:17 -0500
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We've removed it, but we will re-enable this feature via an option.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2012-08-13 16:39:43 -0500) edit

Is it done? I'd like to remove the possibility to answer one's own question.

siovene's avatar siovene (2012-11-22 11:43:49 -0500) edit

@Evgeny, bump :)

siovene's avatar siovene (2012-11-28 02:04:04 -0500) edit

@siovene just curious - what is the point of now allowing to post self-answers?

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2012-11-28 10:14:40 -0500) edit

@Evgeny, because in my case, many people will not read the FAQ and think it's a forum and so they want to add a follow-up question or a comment, and they use the answer field because they see it first.

siovene's avatar siovene (2012-12-01 02:09:11 -0500) edit
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I was able to enable it by editing the following files:

  • skins/default/templates/question/content.html
  • skins/default/templates/question/new_answer_form.html

In the first, change

{% if question.closed == False and request.user == %}{# this is outside the form on purpose #}

to this:

{% if question.closed == False %}{# this is outside the form on purpose #}

And in the second file, remove this line:

{% if user == %}style="display:none"{% endif %}
mcg's avatar
answered 2012-08-13 22:47:18 -0500
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Probably this will be covered by an option. People should be able to answer own questions in general.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2012-08-14 17:15:39 -0500) edit
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