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Ask a question in the community

Ask a question in the community

Ask a question in a forum to get an answer from other community users.

Before you begin

You can only ask a question in a forum if you have been assigned the correct permissions in the forum.

Role required: sn_communities.community_user

About this task

If you ask a question, you can edit or delete it. If you created the question and reply with an answer, your answer is labeled Author.

There are two ways of asking questions in Communities.


  1. From the Communities homepage, perform one of the following actions.
    • Locate the forum you want to ask a question in, click its name, and then click Want to post something? Click here to begin.
    • If you do not see a forum, click Want to post something? Click here to begin.
  2. Click Question.
  3. Enter a descriptive title for your question in the Title field.
  4. If necessary, select a forum from the Choose a Forum to post your Question in choice list.
    If you asked the question by clicking a forum from the Communities homepage, this forum is automatically entered in this field.
  5. Click the Choose specific topic(s) to post your Question in field and choose a topic from the list.
  6. You can repeat the previous step for as many topics as you want. If you change your mind about a particular topic, click its corresponding x.
  7. Enter a description.
  8. Click Post.
    The question is added and is available to users in this forum. You are automatically subscribed to this question. When there is a reply, you receive a notification.

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