One or more tags can be used to describe the topic of a question. When asking a question, existing tags can be used or you can create new tags if suitable ones do not already exist. The "Ask a Question" editor may also suggest example tags based on the question.
Tags help identify popular topics. We suggest using popular hashtags, for example, #climatechange, #plasticfree, etc.
You can find existing tags used on this website on the Tags page.
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If you are searching for questions on a specific topic, you can find existing topics on this website on the Tags page. Clicking on a tag will take you to the list of questions tagged with it.
You can also search for one or more keywords using the "Search for keywords" bar present on each page. For example, you could search for "recycling plastic" which will list all questions that have either "recycling" or "plastic" in the text of the question, or any of its answers or comments.
Clicking on a question will take you to the page that gives details about the question and its answers.
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To avoid duplicates, please use the "Search for keywords" bar to check if a similar question already exists. The "Ask a Question" editor may also present a list of questions similar to yours. If a similar question already exists, you can instead show your support by clicking on the "thumbs-up" icon for that question.
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We use "tags" to identify topics.
Once a tag is created, it will be visible in the list on the Tags page. If you click on a specific tag in the list, it will take you to the list of questions that have that tag. That page also has a "heart" icon towards the top right. You can click on the "heart" to follow or unfollow that tag.
If you follow a tag, you will receive an email whenever a new question is added that contains that tag. We do not currently send email notifications when there is an update (edit, answer, comment) for a question.
The My favorites page contains the list of tags that you are following.
The question page has a "heart" icon towards the top right. You can click on the "heart" to add or remove that question from your favourites.
We do not currently send email notifications when there is an update (edit, answer, comment) for the question.
The My favorites page contains the list of questions that you are following.
The number of 'likes' for a question suggests the significance of a question. For example, a useful and well-worded question will most likely be liked up and an inappropriate or offensive question will be liked down.
Similarly, an irrelevant or misleading answer may be liked down while a good answer will be liked up. The highest number of likes for an answer suggests that it is the best answer for the question.
Any user can like up or down a question or answer, using the "thumbs-up" and "thumbs-down" icons, and is encouraged to do so.
The point system is based on existing popular question and answer websites. Points serve as a rough measure of the community trust in a user and also indicate how involved the user is in the community. You can get involved by asking and answering questions, liking up useful questions & answers, and liking down irrelevant questions & answers.
The following actions can earn points:
- posting a question
- having your question liked up
- posting an answer
- having your answer liked up
- liking up or down a question or answer
The following actions can lose points:
- having your question liked down
- having your answer liked down
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