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2015-10-05 10:58:32 -0500 marked best answer What does Cannot translate loader: askbot.skins.loaders.load_template_source mean?

I get this error when running the send_email_alerts

/usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/coffin/ UserWarning: Cannot translate loader: askbot.skins.loaders.load_template_source warnings.warn('Cannot translate loader: %s' % loader)

2015-10-05 10:58:32 -0500 marked best answer What permissions/environment setting are needed to run the send_email_alerts?

The documentation is kind of light on this and I ran into problems with "environment variable DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE is undefined"

2015-10-05 10:58:32 -0500 marked best answer Does askbot work with django version 1.2.3?

I am looking to install this on an Ubuntu machine, and would prefer to install django from apt instead of from easy install. However the installer requires exactly 1.2.2 of django before it will continue. This is too high for Lucid, which distributes django version 1.1.1. But Maverick comes with Django version 1.2.3.

Can I use django 1.2.3? If so how can I tell the pip installer to use the installed version?

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2013-06-12 16:34:41 -0500 asked a question How to debug email sending?

I have a user who is not recieving emails despite having set his email address and subscribed to notifications. His profile inbox shows the notifications reaching him. However he does not get any email. Most people who have complained before have been getting the emails, but they were getting spam filtered. However in his case I do not see the emails in the mail.log on the server.

How can I debug where the notifications are getting lost before getting to the email?

Edit: I've checked their subscriptions settings are all set to instant. They are sending selected tags. And they have several active tags selected on the home screen.

I don't see any reference to his email in /var/log/mail.log

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2013-04-21 22:41:28 -0500 asked a question email subscription link is broken

''' Please note - you can easily change how often you receive these notifications or unsubscribe. Thank you for your interest in our forum! '''

The link url is incorrect: (note the double en/en

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2011-07-02 14:12:11 -0500 asked a question rendering issue with line starting with [

Hi I just found an interesting bug. If I put this line in a questions on my instance, it renders correctly in the preview, but doesn't render in the real version:

[ERROR] [1308109245.015874373]: Client [/rostopic_13899_1308109244719] wants topic /velodyne/rawscan to have datatype/md5sum [velodyne_common/RawScan/a36da642742ddd79774fbc755f9c5cdd], but our version has [velodyne_common/RawScan/d34cf5a37a401b668e53c57f6409eb76]. Dropping connection

Same issue here not visible below:

I know it is very close to the link markup, but the fact that it renders in the preview suggests that it can be handled.

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2011-06-04 16:47:57 -0500 asked a question is there a reason my profile page shows a maximum of 100 answers?

It shows my questions and my answers, but it seems to have topped out at 100 answers. And it doesn't show more even as I answer questions.

2011-03-20 21:30:54 -0500 commented answer cannot clear tags from search filter
I did the pip upgrade so as far as I know everything is exactly as from upstream, except for our theme which didn't change.
2011-03-20 02:56:01 -0500 asked a question cannot clear tags from search filter

I can no longer clear tags from searches by pressing the x button next to them. The only way to remove them is to restart the search.

2011-03-17 19:47:17 -0500 asked a question closed questions still in unanswered list

Now that I can, I closed an answer as duplicate. But it still appears on the unanswered list and in searches. Is there any way to make it less visible or should I just delete it?

2011-03-17 13:22:57 -0500 commented answer how do I enable the similar question prompt when asking a question?
I have media/js/live_search.js in my skin directory. Do I need to update my skin to include the livesearch? And thanks for the tip on the autocomplete.
2011-03-16 22:51:39 -0500 answered a question internal server error when close clicked

Tested as fixed in 0.6.74

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2011-03-16 22:46:39 -0500 asked a question how do I enable the similar question prompt when asking a question?

For clarity I'm talking about the dynamic window below the title and between the body which shows questions similar to the title.

It's running on but I don't see an option to enable it in my settings.


I have tried adding this to MY_SKIN/templates/ask.html:

<script type='text/javascript'>
    var sortMethod = undefined;//need for live_search
    var minSearchWordLength = {{settings.MIN_SEARCH_WORD_LENGTH}};
<script type='text/javascript' src='{{"/js/live_search.js"|media}}'></script>

and I updated live_search.js from the default template.

2011-03-16 22:38:07 -0500 asked a question can git tags be created for each of the releases into pypi?

I was considering installing using git, but couldn't find any tags to use.

2011-03-16 22:36:14 -0500 marked best answer incorrect email filtering

Please give a shot to the latest version - available both at github and PyPi.

The getter function for the subscribers on instant notifications for the comments did not have a tag filter, added now.

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2011-03-16 22:36:12 -0500 commented answer incorrect email filtering
Initial tests with 0.6.74 show that at least 1 correctly went through and one was correctly filtered out.
2011-03-16 22:35:01 -0500 commented question Double mail prefix
With my upgrade to 0.6.74 I am getting this too.
2011-03-11 17:38:48 -0500 commented answer incorrect email filtering
Great thanks. I'll try to update early next week.
2011-03-08 21:03:38 -0500 commented question incorrect email filtering
I have setup my account to onlly email "entire forum" "instant" "only selected tags" and I have 3 tags selected. I'm getting emails with unrelated tags. Out of the 60 questions I've been emailed by askbot a quick read through suggests that 6 of them match my tag queries. Most are completely unreleated.
2011-03-03 15:19:08 -0500 asked a question incorrect email filtering

I've gotten reports of too many emails coming into users filtering based on tags.