Get started with the following user interface of Answers.
Status panel: Displays information of the currently viewed category, including the total number of open questions, pending questions and the total questions.
Breadcrumb: Navigates between categories and sub-categories easily. This bar also includes the search box with simple and advanced options.
Search box: Searches for questions and categories.
Action bar: Adds categories and questions, manages questions, imports, exports, prints, and controls settings.
Categories pane: Lists all categories in the hierarchical system. With one click on your desired category, you will be directed to the Answers viewing pane.
Answers viewing pane: Displays all questions and information about score and the number of answers of each question in the selected category.
The screen may look different for each role.
To hide/show the left panel, click / .
The following table summarizes who can do what in Answers.
|Viewing details of the Answers application
|Submitting a question
|Sending a question via email
|Watching/Unwatching a category
|Subscribing RSS feed
|Viewing user profile
|Commenting on a question
|Discussing in forum
|Moderating a question
|Answering a question
|Editing an answer
|Activating/Deactivating a question
|Approving/Disapproving a question
|Activating/Deactivating an answer
|Approving/Disapproving an answer
|Promoting a comment to answer
|Setting properties of Answers
|Setting up the FAQ portlet
Owners are ones who post questions or answers. Actually, they are regular users but can perform some extra actions on their questions or answers.