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2014-08-18 21:25:43 -0500 commented answer Comments not working on my site

@Evgeny - I figured out this problem or, at least, how to trigger the problem. See my detailed answer and feel free to delete the site referenced therein.

2014-08-18 21:24:02 -0500 answered a question Comments not working on my site

I've figured out what is causing this problem, at least from the user's perspective. The problem seems to be triggered by modifying the "Enable email alerts" option, which is available under

Settings -> Login, Users & Communication -> Email and email alert settings

The default is True - just turn it off and see what happens. In fact, I just created a site specifically to test this out, namely, I started it, asked one question, left one comment, then turned off "Enable email alerts". After that, I was no longer able to leave comments.

2014-08-17 20:31:30 -0500 asked a question Deleting old askbot sites

I have two sites set up through which I no longer use, namely

How can I delete these, so that my paypal account is no longer charged?

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2014-06-25 20:16:24 -0500 commented answer Comments not working on my site

Thank you very much!

2014-06-25 20:14:56 -0500 commented answer Comments not working on my site

The comment box is there - I fill it out and hit the "add comment" button but the comment never appears.

2014-06-25 20:13:50 -0500 commented answer Comments not working on my site

That is correct.

2014-06-25 19:56:57 -0500 commented question Comments not working on my site

I'm talking about comments like this one - questions and answers work fine.

2014-06-25 19:56:09 -0500 asked a question Comments not working on my site

I have two sites hosted by and The second one was set up very recently as a discussion forum for my Summer calculus 3 class. For some reason, I am unable to leave comments on that new site, though I have always been able to do so on the first site and still can. I've fiddled with all the settings and manually increased my Karma but nothing seems to work. Any ideas?

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2014-06-22 15:15:56 -0500 answered a question New problem with MathJax via CDN?

Problem solved!

Loading my AskBot page with the Web Console on, I noticed that the browser was searching for:

Note the double slash. Looking at my configuration, I noticed that I was indeed pointing to

I just deleted the trailing slash to point to

But again, this was working before.

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2014-06-22 11:27:05 -0500 asked a question New problem with MathJax via CDN?

I set up an AskBot site to run discussion groups for my math classes this past academic semester:

I had no problem using MathJax with the site all semester long but it seems to have suddenly stopped working and I have no clue why. On the /settings/MARKUP page, I've checked the "Mathjax support" box and pointed to the MathJax CDN repository here:

Again, this is the exact setup that worked for me for months and, as far as I can tell, there's been no change on the MathJax side. I also tried pointing to an earlier version of MathJax like so:

Is there anything that changed on the AskBot side that might have caused this problem?

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2014-02-16 13:24:46 -0500 asked a question Change password on

I have an Askbot set up via - Is it possible for me, as the site administrator, to reset a user's password if, for example, they forget theirs?

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2014-01-13 17:05:42 -0500 asked a question Removing HTML escapes from code

Consider the following tiniest snippet of code

a < b

I typed this using a simple "less than" sign but on my based AskBot, that less than sign is rendered as an &lt; -i.e., it's been replaced by it's HTML escape code.

There clearly must be a way to avoid this - somewhere in the settings menus, as this doesn't happen on this site, but I can't seem to find it. Any advice?