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2013-07-28 13:55:26 -0500 answered a question Embed video display

Ok, what is not explained too well is what tags are needed to be used to show a youtube video. After installing the forked version of markdown2, you simple need to just enter the youtube video url. Nothing else. You have no control over sizes etc. You just paste the url only.

If someone has tested another way of doing it please let me know.

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2013-07-26 13:51:48 -0500 asked a question Embed video display
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe>

I am having trouble emdedding video in askbot, nothing seems to work. I have tried all mannger of tags, changing the embedded urls for youtube etc. On this askbot forum i see that the video shows in preview but does not display when the question is published.

This seems to be a point repeated quite often across articles i find online. Is there suggestion that you can offer to publish these? I have installed the markdown 2, pip, git. Nothing seems to be working.

2013-07-24 20:31:05 -0500 asked a question testicles testicles

html = markdown.markdown(text, ... extensions=['codehilite(linenums=True)'] ... )

2013-07-24 14:11:47 -0500 asked a question editing default text

Apologies for such noobie questions, however i seem to have an issue. I am editing django.po inside /app/askbot/locale/en/LC_MESSAGES/

After editing in a bom free editor with utf8 encoding as per requirements, i am then running: python ../ compilemessages which to my understaning recompiles the texts.

My issue is that even after carefull selecting some test texts which i know the visual location of, they do not change on the site. Am i editing the wrong file? If so, could you point me in the direction of what i am supposed to be editing?

2013-07-24 11:23:00 -0500 commented question Askbot email not sending

Solved. When you create these settings you must restart the service so it parses the settings. Yeah yeah, i am a n0b.

2013-07-24 09:54:21 -0500 asked a question Askbot email not sending

This question has been asked before, and i have followed instructions as described in some of the replies there. I was not sure if to tack my question onto the end of that one.

I have configured askbot as i think is correct:

#outgoing mail server settings SERVER_EMAIL = '' DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL = '' EMAIL_HOST_USER = '' EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD = 'my password went here' EMAIL_SUBJECT_PREFIX = 'Automated Message from' EMAIL_HOST='' EMAIL_PORT='587' EMAIL_USE_TLS=True EMAIL_BACKEND = 'django.core.mail.backends.smtp.EmailBackend'

Using these settings Askbot is not sending any instant messages or notifications, no signup confirmation etc. I then used the shell,

from django.core.mail import mail_admins mail_admins('subject line', 'message text')

Send etc etc, i got a return of 1, and the message was received. Which means the mail system is working, Aksbot is not sending itself. Any ideas?

2013-07-24 07:25:43 -0500 asked a question questions directory redirect from root

Hi, i love the code. Though the issue of redirecting from root to /questions/ is somewhat annoying and not entirely wonderful.

Ideally i need this installed on the root of the domain, failing that i need make some sort of hack to be able to make it look like it is with htacces or something? Any thoughts on how we can present the site on the index without having this redirect present?

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2013-07-23 20:12:07 -0500 commented answer Installing on Debian machine

I can't replicate the issue i was having, which is a shame. I have hired a server admin to take care of the issue for me now. I look forward to using askbot again :-)

2013-07-21 19:30:47 -0500 asked a question Installing on Debian machine

Dear ladies and gents, I seem to be having some issues installing on my debian machine. Mostly revolving around the fact that the setup instructions don't quite work in this environment.

I messed thing up now, but the most bothershome issue is the dependancy of django 1.1.2, whereas apt-get and easy install seem to be using the laters version, so when i use setup etc, it doesn't find 1.1.2.

I spent quite some hours on this but i am not a server admin, i pasted the job on freelancer to see what sort of costs i am looking at, but the lowest currently is about 90GBP, which seems a lot. I was wondering if one of you guys would be able to help me out. I plan to document what the issues are installing it on debian squeeze to help the community a bit, as i am a dear lover of askbot.

Anyone care to help a simple soul in need?

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2012-09-18 19:20:18 -0500 commented answer Admin settings (as superuser) are not saving

Thanks for the pointer and i can see what you mean regarding testing on a different web server. I haven't got to starting it up and playing with it yet. I noticed on another page inside the admin the values did actually update, which freaked me out a little so i went back to the pages that didn't and used f5. Something differs on some of the admin panel pages to force the browser to update on some pages and not on others. Pressing F5 on those that don't update shows the corrected data just fine.

2012-09-18 18:17:51 -0500 commented answer Admin settings (as superuser) are not saving

Works fine in the django admin panel, if that is what you mean. I am not so technical myself, though i am familiar enough with plodding along to get things working. Data entry works fine inside the django interface. Is that what you describe as runserver?

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2012-09-18 18:10:30 -0500 commented question Admin settings (as superuser) are not saving

Yes, i have my own installation. Oddly i think this might be connected to another issue. It seems some javascript parts are not working on the installation. For example i can't actually use this "add comment" button on my own site. But that doesn't explain the admin panel, though somehow i think someone is going to tell me it is related.

2012-09-18 18:09:06 -0500 commented question Admin settings (as superuser) are not saving

Actually that isn't quite true, after just testing a bit. It is actually updating the tables as i turned on and off the logos and actually added some content via those methods. It's really offputting because you can't see if the changes have taken place, as it reloads the page with the default values, not the actual values of what is in the db. Any suggestions?

2012-09-18 17:59:06 -0500 asked a question Admin settings (as superuser) are not saving

I am logged into the admin panel as a superuser, any entry or tickbox i select/deselect just returns to it's previous value when i press save.

It's basically reading the db values, but not writing. Any suggestions?

2012-09-18 17:51:43 -0500 answered a question how can i see askbot admin panel?


I was logging into the django admin panel. Ok, ok, i get my coat.

Thanks so very much for pointing that out to me, I always feel humbled when someone gives me a right old schooling, hehe.

Thanks for the pointer, it was bugging the hell out of me.

2012-09-18 17:40:52 -0500 answered a question how can i see askbot admin panel?

Hi, i don't see this kind of admin panel in my admin panel.

I have:

Activitys Awards Favorite questions Post revisions Posts Reputes Tags Votes

There is no "edit group settings" like your screenshot shows, is there anything i have done wrong?