To access your Space settings, click “Settings” from your Space’s homepage. Each of the sections on the settings page are explained below.
The content display setting allows you to specify how your Space’s content should be sorted for viewers. Options include:
- Top: Sort according to upvotes and downvotes, which favors newer content.
- Recent: Sort with the newest content first.
- Smart: Let Quora decide when to sort by Top or Recent, depending on activity in your Space.
“Smart” sort is recommended for most Spaces, but if your Space has very timely content, you may want to set your content display to “Recent.” If you want to make sure that upvotes and downvotes are always captured in your Space’s ranking, “Top” is recommended.
The content types settings allow you to specify what types of content can be posted in your Space. Disabling "Posts" will limit your Space's content to "Questions and Answers" only, and vice versa.
By clicking "Advanced," you can also specify requirements for posts in your Space. Options include:
- External links: Require links to sites other than Quora in all Space posts. This is ideal if you want to enforce citation of sources, or aggregate content from outside of Quora.
- Quora links: Require links to other Quora content in all Space posts. This is ideal if your Space aggregates Quora content.
- Text: Require text in all Space posts. This ensures image-only content is not posted.
If you select more than one option, all options selected will be required in each post in your Space.
Many Spaces won’t need to add restrictions like this, but it can be helpful for certain domains of information.
The comments setting allows you to restrict commenting access to only contributors who you, or your collaborators, have accepted or selected and invited. Limiting comment permissions to contributors is ideal for Spaces intending to host more closed discussions, but not for Spaces that expect an open or broad audience to be actively engaged.
For information on what submissions are, see How do I add content to my Space?.
In the submissions settings, you can determine if you want submissions, and what types of submissions you allow. If you write a message in the “Rules” section, it will be visible to users submitting content to your Space when they click the “i” icon in the content editor.
Editing the “Rules” field or restricting allowed submission types can be helpful methods of encouraging and enforcing your Space’s norms. For example, if you’re running a “pet pictures” Space, you might consider limiting submissions to “only posts” and adding “must have a pet photo” to your rules.
In the suggestions settings, you can configure which suggestions you would like to see for your Space, and who can view the “Suggestions” tab. This helps you and your collaborators easily find content to share. For more information on how suggestions work, see How do I add content to my Space?.
Invitations and requests
In the invitations and requests settings, you can configure who can invite whom to which roles in your Space. You can also determine if users can apply to become contributors.
Generally, it is only advisable to enable “moderators can invite others to become moderators” and “contributors can invite others to become contributors” if you completely trust the judgment of your moderators or contributors. Otherwise, your Space runs the risk of having one rogue collaborator add many others, which can damage your Space’s content.
By enabling “allow people to request to become a contributor,” people can request to join your Space as a contributor. For more information about contributor requests, see “Collaborator Applications” under How do I add Space collaborators?.
Some Spaces are marked for “limited distribution” by Quora moderation to make sure most users don’t see sensitive content they don’t want to see. With the limited distribution setting, you can make it so that your Space’s content is not shown to most users on Quora, unless they explicitly follow your Space.
Checking this box is only recommended for adult Spaces and Spaces who don’t intend to get any engagement or followers from the broader Quora user base.