# Question:How do you change a research note into a question?

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pdhixenbaugh asked on October 12, 2016 01:57
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### What I want to do or know

• General: Can published research notes be converted to questions?
• If so, how?

### Background story

I accidentally created a research note when I meant to create a question. It has some nice comments -- so is there a way to change it to the "question" post type?

#### 3 Comments

pdhixenbaugh about 1 year ago

I think I might have answered my own question (and found a bug? calling @warren)

I made this post by clicking the "Ask a question" button, but it is showing up as a note. You can see the section headings are ones that the question submission form fills in.

Also it looks like you can make any note a question by adding a tag following the pattern "question:subject" where "subject" is a tag that already exists. So "question:riffle" for a question about the riffle. I changed my previous note to "question:website" and it's now showing up in the questions section of my profile.

pdhixenbaugh about 1 year ago

Changed this into a question by adding the tag "question:question"

pdhixenbaugh about 1 year ago

I can't seem to answer my own question even after following the tags "question" and "question:question". EDIT: the top of the page still reads "subscribe to answer questions on this topic", but I found that I could post an answer from the page https://publiclab.org/tag/question:question

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### 1 Answers

You can change any research note into a question post by adding the tag question:subject, replacing "subject" with the tag the question relates to.

Then, anyone following that tag will be able to post an answer to the question.

warren about 1 year ago

Yes! I believe it's documented pretty deep in Ananyo's post: https://publiclab.org/notes/ananyo2012/08-20-2016/gsoc-2016-final-work-product-of-expanded-q-a-system-for-publiclab-org

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