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2013-02-28 14:41:29 -0500 asked a question Internal Server Error : encoding change in POST with euro symbol


I have a functional installation of askbot but, when sending data, Apache is weird :

  • data without euro symbol : charset : utf-8 (OK)
  • data with euro symbol : charset : iso-8859-1 (????) and Internal Server Error

I try to add AddDefaultCharset utf-8 in apache config but this is not working...

Any suggestion please ?

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2012-05-11 02:24:31 -0500 answered a question ASKBOT_EXTRA_SKINS_DIR settings stalls model validation

Create the directory indicated by ASKBOT_EXTRA_SKINS_DIR (for example: skin/my_askbot). This directory must have the same structure as static/common or static/default (ie: countains the directories media and templates). The files in your skin directory will override the files of common and default.


Finally, in your site, log you as root user and in settings->Logos and HTML <head> parts choose the name of your skin.

2012-05-07 02:05:37 -0500 asked a question Modifying jinja2 extra filters

I try to change the display of the "vote" boxes (vote, response, and view). The file is in askbot/templetags/ line 277 (function humanize_counter). The locale is not working on this value and modifying the code to return a custom string has no impact...

2012-05-04 17:00:18 -0500 commented question Empty tag ?

Here you have activate a "required" control on the tags field

2012-05-04 16:57:49 -0500 asked a question Empty tag ?

When asking a question, if we add a tag and then we remove this tag an empty tag appears in the list of tags.

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2012-04-30 15:21:48 -0500 answered a question Customizing skin

The doc must be updated! Follow the steps then connect you in askbot as root and go in settings -> Logos and HTML head parts then choose your skin and save. That's all!
The ASKBOT_DEFAULT_SKIN parameter doesn't work in

2012-04-30 15:08:13 -0500 commented question Customizing skin


2012-04-30 14:12:13 -0500 asked a question Customizing skin

According to the doc, I try to customize my askbot. I will have 4 askbots on the same server so I decided to create the skin in a new directory.
My process:
- create a new directory 'myskin' in my askbot installation and copy of 'askbot/skin/default' from the sources
- modify the base.html title to see if it's working - modify with:
- run python collectstatic
The skin used is allways the 'default' skin... something is wrong ?

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2012-04-30 08:36:14 -0500 answered a question Unable to activate RSS Feeds

Ok, finally no problem : the site is under construction and protected by htaccess (the feed is unreachable).
To detect the error I used : which indicates clearly the nature of the error.

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2012-04-29 16:25:54 -0500 commented answer Static files (css, js and images) not served

in /etc/apache2/sites-available/your-file, you must have the line : Alias /static/ /path_to_your_project/static/. See the sample in

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2012-04-29 16:07:47 -0500 commented answer Static files (css, js and images) not served

in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf, last line, add :<br />

2012-04-29 16:07:46 -0500 commented answer Static files (css, js and images) not served

in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf, last line, add : NameVirtualHost your_ip:80

2012-04-29 16:01:52 -0500 answered a question edit profile view outdated

Same error on 0.7.42.

Perhaps am I not working with the last version ?
git clone git:// askbot

2012-04-29 15:47:45 -0500 commented answer Unable to activate RSS Feeds

I don't know if the two problems are linked but in the profile user's page, "change picture" is pointing on "faq/#gravatar" (in my askbot "from scratch" too).

2012-04-29 15:26:06 -0500 commented answer Static files (css, js and images) not served

in /etc/apache2/sites-available/

2012-04-29 15:04:26 -0500 commented answer Static files (css, js and images) not served

And the virtualhost ?

2012-04-29 14:55:35 -0500 commented answer Static files (css, js and images) not served

Yes that right... oops...

2012-04-29 14:53:52 -0500 commented answer Unable to activate RSS Feeds

I try to migrate another time but : <code>Nothing to migrate</code>

2012-04-29 14:51:49 -0500 commented answer Unable to activate RSS Feeds

Same problem with a local test from scratch... I use the git version askbot-devel.

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2012-04-29 14:41:24 -0500 answered a question Static files (css, js and images) not served

If you are using Apache, in the file, modify STATIC_URL with '/static/' and run python collectstatic.
Then follow

2012-04-29 14:34:25 -0500 commented answer Unable to activate RSS Feeds

I followed the doc for the deployment and i made the <code> migrate askbot</code> and <code> migrate django_authopenid</code>. What is the name of teh app for INSTALLED_APPS? I see nothing named *feed and my INSTALLED_APPS has the same value as the original...

2012-04-29 13:49:02 -0500 commented answer Unable to activate RSS Feeds

The only changes I made are those described in the question... I go back to the original file but the feeds are not activated...

2012-04-29 13:18:29 -0500 asked a question Unable to activate RSS Feeds

I missed probably one step to activate the RSS Feeds and no doc about this part of the configuration.


In I add:
1) According to :
from askbot.feed import RssLastestQuestionsFeed, RssIndividualQuestionFeed

2) The feeds dictionnary :
feeds = {
'rss': RssLastestQuestionsFeed,

3) The pattern :
{'feed_dict': feeds},

After restarting apache, the RSS link is always /feeds/rss/? and the feeds are inactives.

Any idea ?