ITKE Community Blog

Jun 15 2011   4:49PM GMT

New IT Knowledge Exchange Features: Yes, you can do that!

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

I spy with my little eye… more ways for you to control your community. You may have noticed a few changes when you look at questions in IT Answers.

Don’t see it? Let me help you…

That’s right! Whether the coding messed up after you hit submit or a member asked for information you forgot to include, you now have the option to edit your own questions. Moderators** also have the ability to edit all questions. That’s not all…

Remember that pesky spam problem we had a little while back? Well, now you have the ability to yank it from the home page. All it takes are two votes from two members of IT Knowledge Exchange, and any question that strikes you as homework/spam/advertising/irrelevant will be removed from the homepage. Our community managers will be monitoring all questions that are voted for removal to ensure that quality questions aren’t removed accidentally.

Thank you for all of your hard work and contributions to this community. Each day you build it to be a little more of what you want it to be, and we hope that these new functionalities will only make that easier. Of course, we can only improve with your feedback, so send it to us! Leave us a comment or send me an email directly at

**Interested in becoming a community moderator? Here’s the lowdown. Moderators volunteer to:

  • Edit or flag inappropriate and irrelevant content for removal
  • Approve answers across the site
  • Receive a sweet Moderator badge

To ensure our moderators know their way around, we have just a few qualifications:

  • Must be an active member for six (6) consecutive months
  • Must have upwards of 500 Knowledge Points

If you’re interested and meet these criteria, send me an email at the address listed above!

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  • TomLiotta
    Interesting. It has promise. And I like the "two votes from two members" criterion. Tom
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  • Yorkshireman
    Thank goodness - a way to remove trivia and not just on my grumpy old fart say-so, so that's all right. But homework is legitimate, and 'anything goes ' answers are a grand way to expand my horizons, so why not give them a section of their own?
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  • deepu9321
    Thats cool to see the Edit option for a question. Pradeep.
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  • BigKat
    I don't mind homework questions like "I need to do this, and I have tried this, but I am still having difficulty getting this to work. Please helpme figure this out" It is the questions that are "I need to do this. Send code" that annoy me.
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