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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, each are designed for a specific purpose. All content types can have one or more topics tagged to them, and can be followed so you receive notification if any activity goes around the content. There a social share option for all the content types, so your community members can share the interesting content from your community in their social media, if the you community is public. Social shared are not available for private communities. 

1. Questions and Answer

This is perfect for finding definitive answers on a topic or a question. You can request an answer3 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 mention3 the other users in your comments. You can define rewards4 for any question using tribe's virtual currency. Similar questions can be merged3, 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. 

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 status update with comment and like. This is designed to quickly share what's on your mind with everyone. 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 you 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. 5

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