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asked 2014-08-11 01:12:18 -0500

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I just answered a question. Then you made me register. Ok. Then I choose to login with Google. Then you made me register again Annoyed+1

Then I go to the main questions screen, rather than back to my question. Annoyed +1

Then I go back to the question, and I do not see my answer. Annoyed +1

Still don't know if my answer is in the system. Rewind all the way to the original submission. Resubmit. System tells me "you just answered that, you can only edit". Annoyed +1

Then there is no way to edit. Annoyed +1

From now on I will just leave a comment that the answer is over on stackexchange, where the central innovation is precisely that all of these edges are sanded off. If you are going to clone stack overflow, consider why that site works. All of the annoying user experience issues are not issues there.

I wanted to contribute. You have made it a painful enough experience that I will not be back.

Now "this field is required" is showing on this feedback. No I am reduced to asking this as a question.


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Welcome to Ask Fedora. Please understand that this board is moderated and posts don't show up until after a moderator approves them. Just be a bit patient, and give the system, moderators and all, a chance to do what needs to be done. In fact, your answer to the other question is currently available for everyone to see.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2014-08-11 03:34:43 -0500 )edit

He has a point though - one should see his/her own answers and comments, even when they are still under moderation. The behavior he described is indeed confusing.

thm gravatar imagethm ( 2014-08-11 08:09:57 -0500 )edit

@thm, that is a known problem with moderation queue in askbot. They are planning to rewrite it

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2014-08-11 09:05:09 -0500 )edit

Now that it's off though, I'll provide an answer!

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-08-12 05:38:32 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-08-12 05:50:22 -0500

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updated 2014-08-12 05:54:57 -0500

Hey! Welcome to Ask Fedora!

We're sorry about your experience. Honestly, my experience at AskUbuntu was miserable. They didn't let me register first (some kind of error) and I couldn't even post comments! So, the moderators/admins aspire and strive to make AskFedora to make a better place, but sometimes things are not in moderators'/admins' hands. That, for instance, was a flawed bug in AskBot, the software Ask Fedora uses in the back end of things. To learn more about that, head over to . If you go to the FAQ here, it probably tells you about moderation. Hence, the delay in your post showing up.


Recently, or until about 24 hours ago, there has been a huge spamming and "troll" group trying to post multiple attempts of spamming on AskFedora. To get rid of that or control that, @mether and the site administrators enabled a feature called moderation. This will direct all posts/answers/questions that you post on AskFedora to a group called the moderators. To learn more about this, there is a "chat" on Freenode. Please check the FAQ page for that. Recently, however, the spam has gone away, so the moderation has been taken away. However, please remember it can come back at any time if there are any more "troll" attempts.

I just answered a question. Then you made me register. Ok. Then I choose to login with Google. Then you made me ?register again Annoyed+1

Firstly, you have only registered once, there is only one account. The process is: check the account and then register with that email.

Then I go back to the question, and I do not see my answer. Annoyed +1

Umm, as I said, all posts go thru moderation.

The rest of your question all has everything to do with the delay in moderation. A bug in AskBot has made it that you cannot edit moderated posts.

HTH, and just posting as an answer. All credits go to @mether et al.

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answered 2015-01-02 14:11:11 -0500

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Last time I checked, feedback form was working on a different forum ( ) and that forum uses Askbot version 0.7.48.

Now here we use Askbot version 0.7.49. So Isn't it site specific. If it is issue with askbot (i guess), it shouldn't be working there.

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It is potentially site specific. Still needs someone to help out by debugging it and reporting it upstream and/or writing a patch to fix it.

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2015-01-02 20:17:41 -0500 )edit

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