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2011-06-07 21:01:21 -0500 asked a question Moving interesting and ignored tags to a tag hover menu

I'm in the process of customizing the tag handling for the default skin in my site to make it behave more like (and hopefully merge upstream eventually if the new functionality is desired). The last piece is the handling of the interesting and ignored tags feature in the sidebar. I can't think of an easy way to integrate it into the sidebar, so I'm proposing putting it in a tag "hover menu" for each tag displayed in the site. This is similar to what happens in stack overflow when you hover over a tag, and see the followers, more detailed info, etc.

I'm willing to code this change, but I wanted to run it by the community first. I think this is a little more usable too, not requiring the user to re-type the tag to add it to the favorites or ignored list. I think it will also provide a space for further features for tags without taking up more screen real estate.

2011-06-07 20:22:42 -0500 commented answer How to use askbot as a pluggable django app?
@Evgeny Sure I understand. I took a look at google closure and it seems pretty cool!
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2011-05-31 09:40:42 -0500 asked a question Extracting the karma/reputation system into its own pluggable app

How hard would it be to extract the karma/reputation system into its own pluggable app? As you've probably figured out by now, I'm looking at integrating askbot into a larger site, and I'd like the rest of the site to be able to use the reputation system as well. How hard would it be to convert to using something like django-reputation? Or would it be easier to extract the current implementation into its own (new) app?

As always, I'd be willing to help out with this once I gain enough knowledge of the system.

2011-05-27 14:31:13 -0500 commented answer How to use askbot as a pluggable django app?
Why the move to google closure from jquery? (Just curious, I only have experience in jquery so far).
2011-05-19 21:12:41 -0500 commented answer Error when registering
Yes, this was it. Sorry! I'm still getting acquainted with django. However, it was giving me errors when I tried to migrate my existing database. I had to drop all of the tables and then run syncdb, and migrate again.
2011-05-19 21:11:36 -0500 marked best answer Error when registering

The hide_ignored_questions field does not exist any more, so maybe you forgot to run a migration?

To list pending migrations, type:

python migrate --list


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2011-05-17 21:57:21 -0500 asked a question Error when registering

I'm receiving this error on my development copy.

Warning at /account/register/

Field 'hide_ignored_questions' doesn't have a default value

Request Method:     POST
Request URL:    http://localhost:8000/account/register/
Exception Type:     Warning
Exception Value:    

Field 'hide_ignored_questions' doesn't have a default value

Exception Location:     /usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/MySQL_python-1.2.3-py2.6-linux-i686.egg/MySQLdb/ in _warning_check, line 92
Python Executable:  /usr/bin/python2.6
Python Version:     2.6.6
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2011-04-30 14:09:59 -0500 marked best answer What does AskBot use djcelery for?

That's exactly what askbot uses celery for - to send email asynchronously when the posts are made (instant email alerts). The docs need to be updated on how to configure celery.

Default configuration does not involve asynchronous tasks.

2011-04-19 19:38:47 -0500 asked a question What does AskBot use djcelery for?

I'm working my way through the code, and I'm still a little unclear on what askbot uses djcelery for. My understanding of celery is that it lets one run asynchronous jobs and djcelery integrates it with django. Does askbot use it to run potentially long tasks (like sending email) asynchronously after a post is updated to avoid UI delays?

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2011-04-02 22:24:54 -0500 commented answer Integrating askbot with another system
Thanks for the quick reply! That's understandable about feature requests, given that this is open source software. I'm a programmer myself (though still relatively new to python/django), so time permitting I'd enjoy developing on some of these ideas.
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2011-04-02 14:50:29 -0500 asked a question Integrating askbot with another system

New askbot user here. First of all great job on the software! I'm really liking it so far. I'm looking to use askbot as the Q&A section of a larger site. In an earlier post you mentioned askbot 'aims to provide a "mashable" django Q&A component'. I'm interested in how I would go about integrating askbot with another system.

I'm sure it would be easier if the other system were coded in python/django, but are there plans to enable integration with other systems though something like an API? I'd also like to share certain components between the systems like authentication and the karma/reputation system.