To post click what type of content you would like to share or create.
Blogs represent a combination images, text, photos, links and videos. Put together a custom page to share your thoughts.
Ask a text-only question to see what other think about your favorite topics.
Share an external link related to the community. *Special link types will automatically embed linked content into the page.
Share a video from an external source.
Add a photo or gallery of images.
Polls are great for quick, feedback and opinions, "which of my paintings do you like best?"
When posting links votable will automatically post the content in the feed for the following websites.
The most successful posts are typically blog posts because they can contain a vareity of content. Here are a few tips to for creating a successful post.
Space is limited, so lead with your most important words.
The first image in your blog is the first thing members will see. Choose an eye catching, unique and relevant picture to attract attention. Maybe include a banner that teases what the rest of the blog will be about.
Scrolling through a wall of text on your phone can be intimidating. Break up the text into smaller chunks. Use pictures and gifs as spacers.
The best posts are ones that other members can comment on or engage with. After you’ve written your post, end with some questions or follow up points that encourage others to respond. Reply to comments and start a conversation!
Using hashtags will make your post more visible to people searching for a particular topic. Somewhere in the post, add tags of the most important subjects covered.
remember to have fun, try adding funny images or anything that makes your post fun to read.
Your post can appear in multiple communities by using the xposting tool. The current limit is two communities per post.
To Xpost click the icon highlighted below and select where you would also like the post to appear.
Discuss the post content with others. The most popular comments get the highest visibility.
You can see how many comments each post has and jump directly to a page's comments by clicking on the comment icon on each post.
On of the best ways to gain reputation is by commenting. Here are some tips to spark a lively discussion in the comment sections.
If you see another comment that you strongly agree/disagree with, don't be afraid to tell them! Replying directly to members tells them, and others, that you're invested in the conversation.
Add a relevant image or link by pasting in any image URL into a comment it will automatically embed the image into the comment.
A good way to get any image URL is to right click on any image and select "Copy Image Location"
Ask questions that call for more than a "yes" or "no,". Give other members an opportunity to respond and make their own opinions heard. This helps community members to start thinking and talking!
Mention something specific in your comment that others can relate to - a detail specific or just a strong opinion will give others a reference point for thinking both about your comment, and the topic in general.
Your Reputation is a measurement of your contributions & influence towards a community. As you gain reputation your contributions become more visible, and its more likely you are recommend to follow within a topic. Here are some ways to boost your reputation.
Posting great content is a sure way to increase your reputation. The more engaging your post is, the more your reputation will rise.
Good communities thrive with interesting discussion and good interactions all around. Interacting with others is another great way to increase your reputation.
Ways to interact with others:
Community ranks display when commenting or posting, and represent increased permissions. We will be adding more ranks in time.
[v] = Votable Staff: Currently reserved for votable team.
[lead] = Community Leader: displays when the owner or leader of the community posts within that respective community.
[mod] = Moderator: displays when a moderator within the community posts.
To learn more about each position please jump to creating a community
You can gain awards for participating in various challenges and fun friendly community competitions. More on this soon
Soon you will be able to view people in community based on their reputation through community leaderboards.
Your profile is a huge part of your identity and how to meet others. An exciting and unique profile helps you stand out. Here are some tips to have the best possible profile.
Your profile picture is your face in the community. When editing your profile, you can choose a picture of yourself or anything else within community guidelines to represent you. Tap the profile picture icon in your profile to change the profile image.
The rotation of images in your profile cover is a great way to attract attention, and the images you choose say a lot about you. Any images you place in the text of your bio will automatically be added to your cover as well. To add more, tap the Cover Gallery icon. You can now add photos and gifs to your Cover.
Favorites let other people know what your interested in within different communities, for example for the music community you can post your favorite artists or songs.
Your bio is the place to share information about yourself. This is also the place to include information not related to your community topic; any hobbies you’d like to share, etc. Things you could include in your profile:
Optionally You can add personal links to your profile such as youtube, facebook, twitter, snapchat etc. This allows people to discover your content on other sites.
After fleshing out your profile, you’ll find that you’re more easily relatable to the community. The goal is to make your profile represent you, so don’t be afraid to be you!
Creating a community is a great way to bring people together for a common purpose. Before you create a community please visit Explore to ensure your community is unique. Otherwise we recommend applying to become a leader within that existing community.
Assign your community a name, a community name must be unique and not already exist. Additionally you can You’ll also be asked for a Tagline for your community, which offers more detail about the interests or subjects covered. This description will show up under the name of your community when members find it via Explore or Search.
Select an image that represents your community! We recommend using a square image otherwise the image will automaticall resize to be a square. Any file size is fine by its recommended to use something over 200px by 200px.
Your Theme Color will appear in various places around your community, so select a shade that works well with your icon and other assets. Your Theme Color will also act as a default Title Bar until you upload one of your own.
You can upload a cover for your community which will serve as a large sized banner to represent that community. We recommend using a cover 900 pixels in width, and you can specify which height you would like. Additionally you can select for your cover to appear on the top of the page or on the side.
A card image represents your community in the browse community view. A good card image helps people in more and more people.
After you create your community you will be able to customize your community more.
Setting community guidelines is a way to let know people expected posting behavior within your community.
You can add different modules on the side of your page, currently we support a twitter timeline, and custom HTML.
After you create a community or become promoted to a moderator position you will gain access to additional page functionality. This is available on the side navigation.
The activity panel shows all recent moderator activity. And allows you to respond to requests from the community.
Adjust the community settings here. Settings has four different tabs Main Settings, Sections, Page Display and Flair
Allows you to see traffic statistics and measure community activity.
Allows you to ban users, promote members to become leaders, and add titles for existing community members.
Great communities have a good amount of passionate leaders. We recommend having atleast six active leaders & moderators for each community.
You can assign and promote leaders by clicking the dashboard link in your communities navigation.
Each community has three levels of ownership ( leaders, moderators and curators ). Promote the best people you can find depending on their qualifications. Community leaders will gain additional reputation and followers based on being visible every time somebody joins and on a side module.
Community leaders have full permissions to edit, and delete posts within that communtiy. They can ban users and edit community options and display settings. Additionally community leaders can directly submit feedback or request help from the votable staff.
Moderators are similar to leaders however they do not have delete permissions and can not remove or ban users.
Curators are active or recruited members who find the best content and things happening within that community on a regular basis. Promote people to curator who are passionaite and qualified to create and share the best content that is relevant and helpful.
An active community is a happy community. Posting regular interesting content and fostering discussions helps communitys grow. As a moderator we encourage you to.
To feature a click on the more options button on the post and select feature. Once the post is featured it will appear permantaly until replaced with newer featured posts. You can edit which appearance you would like for the feature box within community settings.
Please comment on other users posts daily - give feedback, encouragement, suggestions, etc. Also good to encourage people to comment more, especially if they’re only posting.
We recommended creating regular posts that invoke discussion and debate within your community. It could be something related to whats happening within the community or just a general discussion.
Sometimes its fun to have regular scheduled threads, for example "member of the week", or "thursday weekly overwatch discussion".
Community challeneges are a way to get people involved in an activity, for example in minecraft you can do a build competition in minecraft.
Do something fun and unique that makes your community stand out and be original. If you have an awesome idea be sure to contact the votable staff and let us know how we can support you.
The most active communities gain the greatest visibility within votable which will encourage new members to join.
In addition we recommended sharing your community with likeminded people across the web on a regular basis.
Votable provides a couple tools to help grow your community.