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Allow admin to post questions under faked accounts

When reddit was starting, the two redditors posted lots of material under faked accounts. They had a special form for admin users that asked for

  • title;
  • url ;and
  • username

and if that username didn't already exist it created it.

They credit this with kickstarting their community. The day they didn't need to fake content is the day they were happiest because they knew the community was taking off.

Is anyone interested in doing something similar with their askbot installations?

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added info about github

Allow admin to post questions under faked accounts

When reddit was starting, the two redditors posted lots of material under faked accounts. They had a special form for admin users that asked for

  • title;
  • url ;and
  • username

and if that username didn't already exist it created it.

They credit this with kickstarting their community. The day they didn't need to fake content is the day they were happiest because they knew the community was taking off.

Is anyone interested in doing something similar with their askbot installations?

(edit)

https://github.com/jtrain/askbot-devel/commit/a4445bf35f18b017cf7c9ccb2daf0893253844ae

Anyone that wants to follow along, this fork has a working implementation for:

  • questions
  • answers

but not - comments

No autosuggest yet.

Allow admin to post questions under faked accounts

When reddit was starting, the two redditors posted lots of material under faked accounts. They had a special form for admin users that asked for

  • title;
  • url ;and
  • username

and if that username didn't already exist it created it.

They credit this with kickstarting their community. The day they didn't need to fake content is the day they were happiest because they knew the community was taking off.

Is anyone interested in doing something similar with their askbot installations?

(edit)

https://github.com/jtrain/askbot-devel/commit/a4445bf35f18b017cf7c9ccb2daf0893253844ae

Anyone that wants to follow along, this fork has a working implementation for:

  • questions
  • answers

but not - comments not

No autosuggest yet.

  • comments
  • autosuggest
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added a youtube video of it.

Allow admin to post questions under faked accounts

When reddit was starting, the two redditors posted lots of material under faked accounts. They had a special form for admin users that asked for

  • title;
  • url ;and
  • username

and if that username didn't already exist it created it.

They credit this with kickstarting their community. The day they didn't need to fake content is the day they were happiest because they knew the community was taking off.

Is anyone interested in doing something similar with their askbot installations?

(edit)

https://github.com/jtrain/askbot-devel/commit/a4445bf35f18b017cf7c9ccb2daf0893253844ae

Anyone that wants to follow along, this fork has a working implementation for:

  • questions
  • answers

but not

  • comments
  • autosuggest

(edit)

Here it is in action! http://youtu.be/I66Owlsiixs