Is there a bug with the 'Ask a Question' macro?

Hello, I have been having the following issues with the 'Ask a Question' macro (for reference, I am on the Atlassian Server option,  Confluence version: 6.0.6):


  • When I ask a Question directly from the 'Ask a Question' button/macro that I have added to Confluence pages, it does not give me recommended Topics. When asking a Question on the main Questions space, recommended topics will populate as I'm entering my topic tags, but this is not the case with the 'Ask a Question' button. This allows people to enter numerous variations of the same topic tag and makes it harder to track usage of topics. Can someone please look into this issue and/or tell me how to fix it?
  • I also see an issue with the 'Popular Questions' macro when I also utilize the 'ask a question' button as part of the macro. If no questions have been asked with the Topic tags that I include in my 'popular Questions' macro, then the 'Ask a Question' button does NOT display, but it will display once the first Question is asked that uses one of the pre-defined Topics for that 'Popular Questions' macro. Can someone please look into this issue as well?


Thank you!

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Ann Worley Atlassian Team Jun 08, 2017

I reproduced the first issue and opened a suggestion to have the behavior changed:

When asking a question via Ask a Question button, or Create > Ask a question, notify users of similar questions

I could not reproduce the second issue. Here is a screenshot to make sure I am understanding correctly:

Screen Shot 2017-06-08 at 1.39.31 PM.png

I have no questions under the test topic, but the Ask a Question button appears. I tested on Confluence 6.0.6 but maybe my version of Questions is different. I am on 2.4.19. If you are on a lower version, upgrading may fix that second issue.

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