"Recent" (July 2012) update to answers.semanticweb.com

We deployed an update to this platform in late July, 2012. This update was based on the then-latest available code from OSQA. Unfortunately, OSQA had not had an official release (even a beta) since March 2011, so while our deployment represented the latest code from the OSQA trunk, it's not an official release. We're still trying to stamp out any bugs we find, but please let us know about any issues you find (see below).


  1. Up-voting generates an error message, "Invalid Request." FIX: Clearing your browser cache to refresh any cached javascripts should resolve the problem.
  2. "Accept Rate" works differently than in StackExchange, causing confusion among those familiar with the SE calculation. Here, OSQA calculates the percentage of your answers that were accepted by the asker. SE calculates the percentage of your questions on which you have accepted an answer. We are hopeful that when another official release of OSQA is deployed, it will include a patch for this. Until then, please understand that Accept Rate is not broken - it simply refers to a different metric (disambiguation, anyone?) ;)

Question: Are there other bugs/issues? We are working to stamp out those that we have found since the update, but please use the "Answer" space below to report any that you encounter.

Thanks, --Eric

Couple of things I've noticed that might want looking into:

  1. The font size for code appears to have gone down slightly which makes it ever so slightly harder to read especially when combined with the monospaced font. Can we up that font size a point or two?
  2. When editing code snippets angle brackets i.e. < will not preview correctly but will display fine when the code is rendered on a normal page. I've seen at least one person's question full of &lt; because they've noticed the < not displaying properly and tried to use the escaped form instead


It seems like the preview rendering behaviour changes depending on what format it guesses the code to be in, if I write something Java like e.g.


Then the preview hides everything between the < and >

However something HTML like as you posted appears to preview fine but only if it is valid HTML, as you are typing it it doesn't preview until you have a valid HTML snippet:

<img src="blah.jpg" title="This is HTML" />