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Eli Najafi
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What are the differences between the content types?

What types of content can community members create?

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In Tribe you can ask and answer questions and share your experience with others!

Eli Najafi
Community Manager at Tribe

Currently, there are 4 different content types available on tribe communities:

1. Questions and Answer

This is perfect for finding definitive answers on a topic or a question. You can request an answer21 from other community members to find the best possible answer to your questions. You can up-vote each answer and the answers to one question are ordered by the number of votes. You can post a comment under the question or answers, and you can mention17 the other users in your comments. You can define rewards18 for any question using tribe's virtual currency. Similar questions can be merged18, so all the information related to one of the questions will be displayed for the other similar question as well. 

2. Discussion

It is great for ongoing dialogue with others in the community. You can define a topic/header and a body for a discussion. Users can reply to your discussion and the threaded replies are ordered chronologically. Users can like and reply to the other replies too. Unlike questions which are looking for a solid answer or opinion individually, in discussion, the purpose is for the users to argue and discuss around a topic. Therefore, it is designed for the users to easily interact with each other. Discussions display the profile images of the first five participants.

3. Article

Similar to discussions, but mostly used for sharing knowledge/ information/ facts.  Functionality is as same as discussion, but you can change the emoji and name for this so people know that this is not a place to share their opinions or to discus with other. This is an informative content type. 

4. Post

It is a very simple, complete status update with comment and like. This is designed to quickly share what's on your mind with everyone. You can attach multiple photos, URLs, and files to your post. You can also mention other users using @ inside your “post”.

People can only make short comments under your post, so you get notified about the comments. But, unlike discussion, users cannot reply to each other. Users can like your post as well. 

Please be advised that admins are able to change the name and the emoji for any content type. Also, admins can make restriction for each content type. For example, admins can change the name of Article to "events" and then define that only admins are able to post events content type. To learn more, please check out this link. 34