# What is broken on this site

 3 The color scheme. Maybe a secondary consideration, but I think uniformity of look & feel between http://sagemath.org/ and asksage could be an important way to indicate to new users that asksage is a real part of the sage community, and encourage them to use it. The color scheme and overall look of the google groups page is vaguely similar to that of sagemath, but this is quite different. answered Aug 20 '10 This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >150 is welcome to improve it. niles 3605 ● 7 ● 45 ● 101 http://nilesjohnson.net/ Along these lines, the documentation for sage does not look at all like sagemath.org. niles (Aug 20 '10)
 2 Trying to edit a previous comment, I still get another error page (different from the ones mentioning e-mail problems), main error being with list index out of range, and Traceback mentions switch to copy-and-paste view. [note: I have no trouble editing this answer] answered Aug 19 '10 This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >150 is welcome to improve it. niles 3605 ● 7 ● 45 ● 101 http://nilesjohnson.net/ Niles, do you mean edit comment underneath a question or answer? Comments are actually not yet editable, only questions and answer are. Could you post a url where you get the error? Evgeny (Aug 19 '10) no, sorry for the abuse of terminology, I mean to edit an "answer" that I have provided (like the one we're commenting on now). niles (Aug 19 '10) Strangely, I get the error when I try to edit some answers, but not others. The following gives an error: http://ask.sagemath.org/answers/65/edit/ it's a link to the "edit" button for my comment at http://ask.sagemath.org/question/20/the-tachyon-object-used-for-rendering-plotsniles (Aug 19 '10) hopefully by the time William returns I'll write a script that fills in the missing post revisions. Apparently exception fired after the question got saved but before the revision record would be created. Evgeny (Aug 19 '10) thanks for checking into this; if this problem only affects questions from the first half day or so of asksage, then maybe it's not worth spending too much time on. But if the fix is easy, that would be great :) niles (Aug 19 '10)
 1 Harald pointed out that the RSS feed link gives the wrong URL. The right URL is http://ask.sagemath.org/feeds/rss/ which fortunately does work fine. answered Aug 18 '10 This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >150 is welcome to improve it. William Stein 1369 ● 5 ● 19 ● 44 http://wstein.org/ This has now been resolved (see below). William Stein (Aug 18 '10)
 1 I tried to change the title to "What is broken on this site?" and got a big "key error" traceback. So that's something else broken. By the way, we're using the development version of askbot's source code, as of Aug 18, 2010. answered Aug 18 '10 This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >150 is welcome to improve it. William Stein 1369 ● 5 ● 19 ● 44 http://wstein.org/
 1 I have used ask.sagemath.org for ten minutes and have experienced an error like the above twice: Just after having registered, I got an error. Unfortunately, I didn't keep the error message. It was something to do with relaying a request to a funny email-address, like "qu777@something". However, my registration was successful and my question was posted. When I tried to edit my question (to add "Thanks, Johan"), I got an "Index out of bounds" error. I still do, so if it is of interest, I should be able to get the full error message. Regards, Johan answered Aug 19 '10 This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >150 is welcome to improve it. This was because I hadn't setup the mailserver yet. I've now setup the mailserver. William Stein (Aug 19 '10)
 1 I thought I could leave the 'birthdate' section of my profile blank, and got a similar long error traceback from DEBUG=True. answered Aug 19 '10 This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >150 is welcome to improve it. ...and also got error message when trying to post this. Others who post here, note that the post goes through even though there's an error--just go back and refresh the page rather than re-post and then have to delete the duplicate (like I did :) niles (Aug 19 '10) also, error message (white text on yellow background!) when I posted the previous comment. niles (Aug 19 '10) I've fixed this in the gihub repository Evgeny (Aug 20 '10)
 1 The title of each page ends with "ASKBOT: Open Source Q&A Forum". That's not really something broken, but maybe it makes sense to change it to something more specific. answered Aug 19 '10 This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >150 is welcome to improve it.
 1 Is "no answers" broken? So far every question on this site has at least one answer, but on the front page some are flagged as having no answers (e.g., the question about searching source for a particular algorithm) . . . is this somehow a feature instead of a bug? answered Aug 19 '10 This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >150 is welcome to improve it. Yes, that was an indirect result of the email issue. The author of askbot has written a script that will retroactively fix this, however, I can't run it until 1-2 days from now, due to a family vacation starting now. William Stein (Aug 19 '10) ah; enjoy! niles (Aug 19 '10) Great, this answered a question I had, I think. kcrisman (Aug 24 '10)
 1 I don't know if this is strictly speaking "broken", but it seems odd to me that each question is listed under its own list of "Related questions". For example, on this page the list includes "What is broken on this site". So maybe not broken, but at least tautologous to the point of being useless? answered Aug 19 '10 This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >150 is welcome to improve it. John Palmieri 2880 ● 9 ● 25 ● 65 http://www.math.washingto... John, I agree and little things like this one do matter. I'll clean that up. Evgeny (Aug 19 '10) I've finally figured out what John's referring to. I didn't even notice that column on the right-hand-side of the page. How are the related questions computed, through the tag system? ccanonc (Aug 19 '10) at the moment it's 10 questions with overlapping tags, not sorted or ranked in any particular way. Evgeny (Aug 20 '10) this one is fixed now Evgeny (Sep 02 '10)

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