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What kinds of questions can I ask here?

Questions should be relevant to this community, which focuses on Wingware's Python IDE product line. Please be respectful of others. Wing is used all over the world by people of all ages and level of experience.

How does this site work?

Anyone can ask questions here and anyone can answer. Wingware's support team monitors the site and will answer questions and remove any abuse. Other users that have used the site enough to accumulate sufficient karma points can also participate in moderation and other tasks.

For example, if you ask an interesting question or give a helpful answer, your input will be upvoted. On the other hand if the answer is misleading - it will be downvoted. Each vote in favor will generate 10 points, each vote against will subtract 2 points. The table below explains reputation point requirements for each type of moderation task.

0 upvote
50 downvote
0 accept own answer to own questions
50 retag other's questions
75 edit community wiki questions
200 edit any answer
1000 delete any comment

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The avatar that appears on the user profiles comes from gravatar.com. It is looked up using a strong encryption of your email address. To set or change your avatar, you will need to register there with the same email address used for your Wingware Q&A account.

How do I recover my account?

Accounts that have a valid email address set can be recovered with the "Having trouble signing in?" option on the login page.

In March 2019 the forum was moved to a new service provider and most account emails were lost in the process. To recover an account created before March 2019, or if you no longer have control over the email address used with your Wingware Q&A account, please email support@wingware.com for help.

To register, do I need to create a new password?

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Why can other people edit my questions/answers?

Questions and answers can be edited like wiki pages by experienced users of this site. This improves the overall quality of the knowledge base content.

Still have questions?

If you need help using this Q&A forum, please email support@wingware.com. Or ask your question, and help make our community better in the process.

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