Topics revamp

When we first built Topics a little over a year ago, we envisaged a place where researchers could connect, collaborate, discuss, and ultimately find solutions together.

Topics has come a long way since then, and today we’re proud to announce a couple of updates that we hope will make your Topics experience a whole lot better.

Let us walk you through some of the changes:

Tag it: Rather than asking your question in just one topic, you can now tag your question with multiple topics. This means that your contributions are easier to find, and seen by more people.


More topics, more specialized: More Topics means more things for you to discover and interact with. With your help we’ve increased the number of topics to a whopping 40,000, giving you a wider variety of interesting and targeted content.


Tailored suggestions: To make sure you don’t miss out on anything, you’ll find topic and question suggestions related to your research across the site.


Likes become votes: We’ve removed the ‘like’ button on topic answers and replaced it with the ability to upvote and downvote contributions, giving you and your peers more control over which answers are most visible.

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We hope that you like our updates as much as we do. And that topics continue to be a community-driven feature that promises to truly make a difference to the way research is done today.

As always we’re looking forward to your feedback and would love to hear from you.

We’re still working out some little kinks and glitches, so if you notice something that shouldn’t be there please drop us a line.