Requesting answers to a question (whether you posted it or just have an interest in the question) is a great way to encourage writers to generate content that you'll enjoy and benefit from.
For each question, you should see a "Request" option below the question title (you can also send answer requests when posting a question). When you click the Request option, you'll see suggestions for people on Quora who might be able to answer that question. You can also search for specific Quora users that you'd like to answer the question. Anyone can send an Answer Request to anyone else*.
Answer requests will be prioritized based on a number of factors, including:
- How many requests the target writer receives and subsequently answers over a period of time.
- Whether the specific question is tagged with a topic that the writer has expertise in and/or which is listed in the writer's Knows About profile section.
- Whether the request is sent from a person that the writer follows and/or interacts with on a regular basis.
Answer request notifications are separated into two categories - 'high priority' and 'other requests':
- For high priority requests: for each of these requests, you will get individual notifications. Note: requests from people you follow should always be high priority.
- For all other requests: you'll receive a notification grouping these requests. If you click on the notification, you'll see each request individually.
You can also visit your Answer Requests page (click the 'Answer' icon, then click on 'Requests') to view and respond to any of the requests you've received.
*We will prevent people you've muted or blocked from sending you Answer requests. We also will not send requests for questions tagged with topics you've muted.