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2013-08-31 10:06:58 -0500 asked a question UI Designer for an askbot-based website

I created an educational website called TrueShelf ( ) based on askbot code. I am looking for a front-end designer to completely change the look-and-feel of TrueShelf. Experience with Django and Python is a big plus.

If you (or) somebody you know qualify, then please contact me. My contact information is at

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2012-08-10 01:55:23 -0500 commented answer How to make answers private on user's profile

Awesome. Thanks.

2012-08-08 16:08:25 -0500 asked a question How to make answers private on user's profile

Askbot shows the following information on the user's profile : questions, answers, votes, tags, badges. In my website (TrueShelf) all the answers are private. I want to make the list of answers on the profile page private i.e., only the user (say user A) can see his list of answers. If the user is not A then he should only see the questions, votes, tags and badges. But not answers.

  • How to make the answers list private on the user profile page ?
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2012-07-17 18:25:26 -0500 commented question How to find askbot experts

@Evgeny. I added a link to my homepage.

2012-07-17 18:11:13 -0500 asked a question How to find askbot experts

Askbot has really matured in the last couple of years. My educational website TrueShelf is based on askbot code. We customized several features of askbot to suit our needs. I have a huge list of customized features that I want to add in TrueShelf. These features are specific to TrueShelf and they do not make much sense in the context of askbot itself.

I am looking for developers who are familiar with django, python, css and in particular askbot source code. Can somebody point me to a list of such experts ? If you (or) your friends qualify, please send me an email. My homepage ( ) has my email address.

2012-07-17 18:02:44 -0500 commented answer Changing the appearance of the question title and tags

Thanks Evgeny.

2012-07-14 15:44:56 -0500 asked a question Changing the appearance of the question title and tags

I am planning to change the following :

  • Color of the title of the question (both in the lists and on the question page)

  • Appearance of tags. Currently the tags are shown in a rectangular boxes. I want to change them to rounded rectangles with different fonts and colors.

What are the color names (in style.css) and parameters that needs to be changed ?

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2012-07-06 23:27:21 -0500 asked a question Algorithm used to show related questions

What algorithms are being used in askbot to show the "related questions" (1) in the right panel and (2) below the title when you are adding a new question ? Are they simply based on common tags and common strings in the body of the questions ? For (2) Does it keep track of which questions are being "clicked" by users ?

2012-07-01 10:22:31 -0500 asked a question Displaying the number of people

The front page of askbot shows the number of total questions. Similarly, I think it is a good idea to show the number of people on the people page at

  • Please add this feature.

  • Also, please let me know how to add this feature. What table stores the people information ?

2012-06-30 17:53:10 -0500 commented answer How to make RSS feed show correct urls?

Thanks Evgeny. I made this change and it is working now :)

2012-06-30 17:43:31 -0500 commented answer Is there "Favorite Question" functionality?

Thanks Evgeny. I was trying to understand the difference between "followed" and "favorite". So both are same :)

2012-06-30 17:16:49 -0500 asked a question Is there "Favorite Question" functionality?

Does askbot support favorite questions ? I dont see a favorite button next to the question.

2012-06-30 16:49:46 -0500 asked a question How to make RSS feed show correct urls?

I am using the the default RSS feed in the askbot. My RSS reader shows me the newest questions with the correct title and the content of the question. When I click on the title it takes me to the website.

  • How do I configure askbot to go to the url associated with the current question ?

I tried hacking around without much success.

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2012-06-22 23:41:28 -0500 commented answer Twitter and Facebook integration

Thanks alexandros.

2012-06-22 11:16:27 -0500 commented answer Twitter and Facebook integration

Where is this code in askbot ? How do I get the current url ?

2012-06-14 11:22:18 -0500 commented answer Front page: what are the numbers on tags and how are avatars selected?

Yes. I am planning to remove them on my site.

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2012-06-13 18:11:38 -0500 commented answer Front page: what are the numbers on tags and how are avatars selected?

So they are shown only w.r.t the 30 questions shown on the front page ?

2012-06-13 17:43:53 -0500 asked a question Front page: what are the numbers on tags and how are avatars selected?

I noticed couple of strange bugs in the content of the (right hand side of) front-page of askbot installations :

  • The numbers next to the tags are wrong. For example, 'askbot' tag shows 4. When I click on the tag there are actually 87 questions with 'askbot' tag.

  • How is the contributors listed on the left side ? Are they the recent contributors ? On my site, it shows only 6 contributors when there are actually 10 contributors.

2012-06-12 21:00:35 -0500 asked a question Twitter and Facebook integration

Every askbot question has twitter and facebook buttons on the left side. When I click on the twitter button only the title of the answer is added into the twitter message box. When I click on the facebook nothing is added into the facebook message box.

  • Is somebody working on fixing these issues ? Can somebody please tell me how to add both the title and url of the question into these message boxes ?
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2012-06-12 15:38:28 -0500 commented answer adding a new text field to question

Thanks Evgeny.

2012-06-12 15:38:04 -0500 asked a question Removing notifications for answers

Currently askbot shows notifications (along with a short text in the user's inbox) when somebody adds an answer to a question. In my use of askbot all answers are "private". So nobody should know if I add my private answer. So I want to disable this completely i.e., no notifications should be sent and no inboxes should be updated.

  • What is the most elegant way to disable these ?
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2012-06-12 14:54:34 -0500 asked a question adding a new text field to question

I am planning to add a new (optional) text field (with a single line textbox and at most 200 characters) to "the question" in askbot code. Please point me to files that need to be changed and other required steps (like database migration etc.,).