Frequently Asked Questions
We hope you're able to find answers to any questions you might have below! That said, 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!
Questions about platform mechanics and features...
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.
Before setting up an organization, we recommend looking at this post that details how to join a number of existing orgs.
That said, if you'd like to create a brand new org, you can navigate to here in your settings and follow the prompts to set up an organization. There's also a detailed walkthrough on setting up organizations available in this post.
Also note that you can be a part of multiple organizations!
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.
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.
In your post editor, click the menu button:
Then fill in your canonical URL!
You can add or remove Twitter/GitHub associations from your settings.
You'll find the option to delete your account in your settings. Self-deletion will remove your profile, articles, comments, Connect messages, etc.
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.
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.
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.
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. For instance, you can follow the Staff User or the Web Monetization Community Org, each from their profile pages. Similarly, you can visit a tag's landing page to follow it, e.g. follow #grantreports to see the various grant reports from different projects. 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.
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 your post and publish the post.
You can find your bookmarks in your reading list. You can access this from the menu that appears when clicking on your profile image.
They’re just a fun emoji and can be treated like a 👍 .
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.
You can read all about Grant for the Web on the official website.
Take a look at this Grantee FAQ.