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Introduction

This guide demonstrates how to use the filters and organization options to navigate the Answers feature.

  1. How to Navigate Answers, How to Navigate Answers: step 1, image 1 of 2 How to Navigate Answers, How to Navigate Answers: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • If you're on the homepage, hover over Fix Your Stuff.

    • Click on Answers Forum

    • If you're looking for the forum from our Community page, click on Answers Forum on the first panel.

  2. How to Navigate Answers, All Questions: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • The All Questions tab opens by default on Answers. This tab shows you all of the questions that are currently active.

    • Use the Search answers field below this tab to easily search through the question archives.

    • To view every question, use the All filter.

    • Use the Most Helpful filter to view the questions with the most user votes for helpfulness.

    • To view all of the unanswered questions, use the Unanswered filter.

    • Help contribute to the site by providing answers to questions and topics with which you are familiar!

    • Use the Newest filter to see questions that are ranked by the most recent posting date.

  3. How to Navigate Answers, Subscribed: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • The Subscribed tab is the second tab in Answers, and it allows you to view all of the questions to which you are subscribed.

    • By subscribing to a question, you are electing to receive notifications when new answers are posted for that question. See the How to Subscribe to a Question guide for more information.

    • To narrow down the results, use the Search answers field and the Filters.

  4. How to Navigate Answers, Members: step 4, image 1 of 2 How to Navigate Answers, Members: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Select Members in the upper-right of the page to open the site Leaderboard.

    • The Leaderboard provides a ranking of all the site users by the highest Reputation.

    • Use the Time filters to see a historical record of the site user rankings.

    • Users can earn badges as honorable rewards for their activity on the site.

    • Hover your mouse pointer over a badge icon to see more information about the badge earned.

  5. How to Navigate Answers, Moderation: step 5, image 1 of 2 How to Navigate Answers, Moderation: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • To open the Moderation page, click on the Moderation link in the upper-right of the page.

    • Users with 100 or more reputation points may flag questionable answers, comments, or questions and send them to the Moderation Page. Once posts are flagged, the community may vote on whether or not the recommended action should be taken with the content.

    • Use the View filters, in the upper-left of the page, to narrow the flagged questions by status.

    • To sort by vote status, use the Voting filters in the upper-right.

    • Using the green checkmark and red X buttons, vote for or against a moderation decision.

    • To learn about moderating users and content on the Answers Forum, see our Guidelines for Moderating Answers.

Conclusion

For more information about our Answers Forum, head over to our Answers Overview Page.

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