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How do I answer a question?


To answer a question, you must be logged in to your account.

If you feel you know the answer to a question, simply click on the ‘Answer’ icon on the right side of the question or scroll down to the bottom of the page. In the ‘Know the Answer’ box, write down your answer, attaching any external links in the ‘Source URL’ bars.

When ready, click on ‘Submit’!

Once I submit an answer, can I still edit? If so, how?

If you wish to edit your answer, simply go to the question, scroll down to your answer and click on the red ‘edit your answer’ box beside it.

Can I delete my answers?

There is currently no option for you to delete an answer. However, should you strongly wish for it to be deleted, please contact us at

Where can I find my answers?

In order to view your answers, click on ‘My Posts’ in your personal menu on the right hand of your screen.

What if I can’t find my answers anymore?

If you are unable to find one of your posts, the reason may be twofold. On the one hand, it may be due to an infringement on our guideline policies (in which case you will be told). On the other hand, it may very well be due to a technical issue. If you feel that might be the case, please send us an email at


Why can’t I answer a question any longer?

If you find a question, but there is no “answer” button available, this likely means that the question has been “locked” There are a few reasons that this happens:


  1. 1)  The question is not directly China-related, but many users have already posted their answers and comments.
  2. 2)  The question is not directly China-related, but, as other users may have the same question, it was deemed worth keeping.
  3. 3)  The question was China-related but the answers and comments became off-topic and/or were turning hostile.
  4. 4)  The question is an old one brought to the front page by a malicious user for the purpose of spamming


In all of these cases, you may still “comment” on the question, but it will not show up at the top of the board any longer.