Members to ask Questions and others to Post Answers. Questions go through different Phases.
Open Phase - Initially a question is in Open Phase. Members can post their Answers. During this period, the Question Poster has the option to select a Best Answer. If the Poster selects an Answer, the Question is closed. If no best answer is selected, the Question goes into a Voting Phase.
Voting Phase - During the Voting Phase, no further Answers are allowed. Members of the community can vote for a Best Answer. In addition to the Answers posted, their will be a "No Best Answer" option. Member can vote for the "No Best Answer" option if they think none of the answers are suitable.
Closed Phase - After the Voting Phase has expired, if the Question Poster has still not selected a best Answer, the system will determine the Best Answer based on the Votes and Close the Question.
QUESTION AND ANSWER RATING
Thumbs Up/Down functionality included so Members can Rate Answers.After a Question is closed, members can rate it.
After a Question is closed, members can comment on it.
members will earn Points for the following actions :
1) Points for asking Questions
2) Points for Answering Questions
3) Points for Voting for Answers
4) Points for Rating Answers
5) Points for Answer being selected as the Best Answer