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Frequently Asked Questions

We hope you're able to find answers to any questions you might have below!

If you don't find what you're looking for covered in this FAQ, then please drop us a comment in this post and we'll be happy to help!

Platform Related

Questions about platform mechanics and features...

How do I post an article?

Click on "Write a Post" in the top right corner of the site. Write your article, give it a title, tag it with appropriate tags, and fill out any other relevant fields. Once you're ready, change published: false to published: true in the front matter of the post and save. Your post will now be published.

How do I get featured on the home page?

The home page uses an algorithm to deliver each user the most relevant content specific to the tags and users that they follow. Other factors like how recent an article has been posted also affect user feeds.

Is there a guide for how to use the editor?

Yes! Here is our editor guide, you can also find it by clicking the "?" page in the editor.

Can I cross-post something I've already written on my own blog or elsewhere?

Absolutely, as long as you have the rights you need to do so! Consider setting up Publishing from RSS if you'd like to repost articles from an external blog.

How do I add a canonical URL?

In your post editor, click the menu button:

Then fill in your canonical URL!

How do I change my Twitter/GitHub username?

You can add or remove Twitter/GitHub associations from your settings.

How do I delete my account?

You'll find the option to delete your account in your settings. Self-deletion will remove your profile, articles, comments, Connect messages, etc.

How does comment threading work?

Comments are threaded with a maximum depth, and then they become flat. You can respond to flattened-out threads by replying to the last comment in the overall thread.

Can I hide comments on my own posts?

Yes. To hide a comment that was added to one of your posts, simply click the dropdown connected to the comment and select the "Hide" option.

Can I chat with or message other people?

Yes, you are able to chat with other users via our built in chat system, Connect.

You can also directly message users who have set their inboxes to open. If you want to adjust your inbox settings, you can do some from here in your settings.

How do I track people, projects, or organizations I am interested in?

You have the option to follow any user, project, organization, or tag that you'd like, making related content appear in your feed more regularly.

Look for the "Follow" button that appears on user profiles and org/project profiles in the top right hand corner. Similarly, you can visit a tag's landing page to follow it. You'll also notice the "Follow" button appears regularly within articles and depending on the context it will allow you to follow a user or org/project.

Can I create tags?

Yes, you can create tags, but we'd encourage you to first look at our top tags and consider using these if they are relevant to your post. The reason we recommend using established tags is that they are more likely to be followed by other users. But, if you would like to create a new tag, all you need to do is add it to your post and publish the post.

Where can I find my saves/bookmarks?

You can find your bookmarks in your reading list. You can access this from the menu that appears when clicking on your profile image.

What's up with the unicorn reaction?

Theyโ€™re just a fun emoji and can be treated like a ๐Ÿ‘ .

How do I report bad behavior?

For a specific comment: navigate to the comment and click the dropdown arrow to report abuse.

For a specific article: navigate to the article, scroll to the bottom and click report abuse.

In general, you can fill out the report abuse form to let us know about spam, abuse, or other behavior that violates our Code of Conduct.