What's the difference between a blog/article and a discussion post?
There are 2 main content types: articles (which sit in the Community library) or discussion posts (these sit in Topics/ Groups). To unlock all available content, you will need to sign up or log in.
Blogs and articles are intended for longer and more polished content pieces that follow a review process. You can find the existing articles and blogs in the Community Library.
On the other hand, discussion threads tend to be quicker, more informal and do not require a review. They can be a question, open-ended discussion or an update or technical tip. In these, conversation is available and encouraged. We encourage all Community members to post discussion threads and interact with other discussions.
How do I start a new discussion post?
Anyone who is a Community member can start a discussion post in a Topic or a Group. To start a new post, simply navigate to the Topic or Group that best matches your question/discussion. From the Topic/Group, click on the “New Post” button and choose between a question or a discussion.
Questions are threads that require an answer, while discussions are open-ended threads for ongoing conversations.
Your discussion posts and responses to questions are expected to have a human voice and can reflect your personal writing style. However, please do be mindful of our guidelines regarding rules of engagement & sensitive content before posting.
How do I get involved in the conversation?
Getting involved in the conversation is very simple. From the discussions list within a Topic, you can click on one discussion and leave a comment underneath the original thread. You can choose to preview, save as draft or post right away.
Additionally, you could also click on one of the recent discussions displayed on the homepage or in the “discussions without comments” widget you will find located in the panel across different pages.
Can I post a blog/article?
We would love to hear from you! If there's anything you would like to share with the Quantexa Community in a blog/article format, please contact us.
Can I delete a post / report a post?
If you see content which you believe violates our Quantexa guidelines, please report the content and flag to a moderator immediately. This is done by clicking on the flag icon at the bottom of a comment/ post.
Removal of content is restricted to the Community team. If you would like to delete a thread, please report it and include context.
How do I bookmark a post?
If you have come across a particular thread that you’re interested in, you can bookmark it and receive email notifications every time there’s activity in that particular thread.
For that, you simply need to click on the bookmark icon you will find next to every discussion thread title.
How can I insert a picture/file in a discussion post?
To insert a picture you can click on the Upload Image icon highlighted below. You can also drag and drop images into the editor.
Select an image to enable the following management options (explained left to right):
- Float - You can float the image left, center, or right.
- Size - Three generic sizing options are available: small, medium, and large.
- Alt text - Click this icon to display the Alt Text dialog where you can update an image's alt text to help with accessibility.
- Delete - Click the trashcan icon to remove the image. Note that no confirmation is provided, and the action is immediate.
How can I upload a file to a discussion post?
To insert a file you can click on the Upload File icon highlighted below. You can also drag and drop files into the editor.
Once the post is published, users will be able to download any uploaded files.
Only the following extensions are allowed: txt, jpg, jpeg, gif, png, bmp, tiff, ico, zip, gz, tar.gz, tgz, psd, ai, fla, pdf, doc, xls, ppt, docx, xlsx, pptx, log, rar, 7z.
The default maximum file size is 50MB.
How do I embed a video in a discussion?
Your video must first be hosted on a public site (such as Youtube or Vimeo). Please contact the Community team if you require advice on how to upload a video.
Once you are ready to post your video, click on the media icon you'll find as part of the editing menu in your discussion. You can directly paste the video url and the video will display.
How do mentions work?
Mentions are a quick and easy way to notify other members about certain comments and discussions that may interest them.
Depending on the mentioned user’s notification settings, they’ll either:
- see a pop-up directly in the community
- or receive an email telling them that they’ve been mentioned with a link to the content.
To mention someone, simply type “@” and then start typing the member's name. As you type, a list of suggested users will display; continue typing to narrow down this list.