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    KNOWLEDGE CENTER: A New Feature in ISC

    After a pretty long gap, we are introducing a new feature called "Knowledge Center" in ISC. In a nutshell, this feature resembles "Quora". In the case of ISC, this combines the features of "Ask Experts" and "Articles" into a new, single section.

    Going forward, most of our revenue opportunities will be focused on this new section. You will earn cash for each of the answers you submit. Our editors will individually evaluate each answer and assign cash.

    The Knowledge Center will have 2 types of content:
    1. Topics - these are just one-line titles/questions
    2. Answers - anybody can post answers to any of these topics/questions. Cash rewards and various other rewards will be given to members for posting answers.

    Some highlights of this new feature:

    1. This new section will be exclusively on topics related to education, admission, campus life, competitive exams, higher studies, overseas education, education loan or anything related to studying in schools/colleges.

    2. This new section will have features similar to Articles but multiple people may add their content (mini article or answer) under each topic.

    3. While in "Ask Experts" section any member can post any number of Answers, in the Knowledge Center, each member can contribute only 1 answer. More than an Answer, you will be adding "Content" to each topic. If the topic is a question, you can add content in the form of answers. if the topic is a general subject, you can add your own mini-article under the topic.

    4. In the articles section, each member can create his own articles with his own titles. In this new section, "Titles" are independent of the content. You can add content to any title even if the titles are created by someone else.

    5. Even though anybody can create "Titles", they do not really own the title. Titles will become a common entity which allows anyone to come to add content to it. Free to create any number of Titles, relevant to the subject. Author name will not be displayed with the titles since titles become common property once approved.

    6. Author's name will be displayed with the content added by each member. Points, CC, AdSense revenue sharing, Revenue Share Bonus and may other reward programs will be applicable only for Content added to the topics.

    In a nutshell, this new feature is a "Quora" within iSC but with the exclusive advantage of a lot of rewards and prizes for the contributors.

    Currently, this new feature is in trial mode and is taking answers. Feel free to start contributing.

    NOTE: In future, we may discontinue "Ask Experts" section since this new feature has all features currently in "Ask Experts". When we discontinue any of the old features, any points/cash credits earned from those sections will remain and will not be cancelled.

    To get started, look for existing titles that are interesting for you. If you don't find suitable titles, just go ahead and add your TOPIC.

    If you have any questions, please post them below.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do we get points and cash credits for posting Topics (Titles) & Answers?
    You will get both cash credits and points for posting answers. But there are no points or cash credits for posting titles/topics.
    What is the advantage of posting topics/titles?
    You will get an opportunity to create your own title to post your own Answer/Content under it. At the same time, others also can post content under the titles created by you.
    How many answers can I post under 1 title?
    Each person can post only 1 answer/content under each topic. But you can edit and revise it at any time. Any number of members can post answers under each topic.
    Is there any moderation/editing for the answers?
    Answers will instantly appear in the site (like Quora) but will be moderated later. Editors may edit points/cc and delete answers.
    What will happen if I post poor/wrong/misleading answers?
    Such answers will be deleted. In addition, our editors may block you from posting further answers.
    Is the Ask Experts section discontinued?
    After March 2023, we may not accept new questions and answers in Ask Experts section.
    Is the Articles section discontinued?
    At this time, it is not discontinued. However, we are reducing the visibility of the Articles section temporarily so that members will focus more on Knowledge Centre.
    Will I get revenue share bonus for contributing Content in Knowledge Centre?
    Yes, starting from April 2023, we will include this section for Revenue Share Bonus.
    What kind of topics are accepted in the Knowledge Centre?
    We accept topics that are relevant and related to the student community. We encourage topics related to admissions, courses, education, campus life, study abroad, career guidance, colleges, schools, universities etc
    How many answers I can post for 1 topic?
    Every member can post only one answer to each topic. If more than one answer is attempted, the earlier answer to the same topic will get updated.
    Is there any limit on number of topics and number of answers per day?
    No, there are no daily/weekly/monthly limits on the topics and answers one can post. However, if the editors reject your answers/topics, an automatic temporary ban will be placed on you, which will be again revoked automatically after a few days.
    How much money I can earn from an answer?
    Each answer will be reviewed by the editors manually and an amount will be credited by the editor. The amount can vary anywhere between Rs 0 to Rs 100 per answer, depending on the quality of content, relevance and accuracy of the answer, reputation level of the author and many other factors. We will not be able to provide the exact reason for awarding a certain amount to each answer.
    Can I promote my business through my answer?
    Yes, we allow limited promotions, provided the answer is relevant to the question, useful to the readers, adds value to this website and our editors decide that the answer is worth keeping.
  • #771910
    This seems to be a good idea that a member can submit answer or comment to the topics available and one can choose the topics of ones liking or interest and then answer them or comment on them in a knowledgeable manner. I wish and hope that this new feature will be popular in due course of time and members will be contributing regularly in it as per their experience and knowledge.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #771911
    This a very good step by the admin to make this site a true Academic website. Some days ago I have suggested adding a new feature to provide notes for the students. This feature will really help the students and others as they can get all the answers or mini-articles on a single topic in one place. Thank you very much Tony sir for adding this feature at ISC.

    I just noticed and created the thread have you noticed a new section at ISC and after submitting my thread I just noticed this thread about the new feature.

    Honesty is the best policy.

  • #771915
    Dear Webmaster,

    I would like to extend a warm welcome to the new Knowledge Centre section and express my appreciation for your hard work and dedication in creating a new, relevant, and niche-based section in ISC. Your contributions have added value to our platform and have given our users a new area to explore and engage with.

    We are thrilled to have you as a part of our team and grateful for your commitment to making our channel a better place. Your efforts are a testament to your creativity, expertise, and passion for this field, and we are lucky to have someone like you on board.

    "Unlock the treasure trove of knowledge's delight,
    Discover the world with wondrous insight."

  • #771917
    Sir,

    Wishing ISC success with this new feature.

    There does not seem to be an edit button. How do we correct our comment if we want to rectify a mistake in the information given or in English?

    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #771921
    Vandana, just click on "Add Content" button under any topic and you can Edit your existing Answer.
    regards,
    Tony John
    Webmaster - IndiaStudyChannel.com

  • #771922
    Got it, Tony Sir. Thank you.
    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #771923
    Sir,
    Can we add any topic or it should be educational topic?

    Honesty is the best policy.

  • #771927
    Hakimuddin Kuwakhedawala,

    Tony Sir has made it clear in #1 itself that we can submit only on topics that are related to education. So, as he stated, you can ask and comment about education loans, campuses, studying abroad, career guidance, admission queries, entrance exams, etc.

    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #771929
    It is good to have a knowledge centre and this centre should be useful to the students' community. So the contributions should be selected based on that criteria. It is very logical to give away articles and the Ask Experts section once this knowledge centre is streamlined. I think members of ISC will start contributing to this section so that this section will become popular and it will attract more traffic.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #771944
    Sir, I wish the new introduction all the very best and hope that this innovative idea will help to revitalize ISC in all aspects. I must say that the title given to the new section is apt and encompassing the requirements put forth by the Webmaster.
    'Knowledge is knowing a Tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.' -Miles Kington

  • #771946
    Thank you very much, Vandana Madam. I am sorry the point was missed out by me while reading the complete thread. Thanks to remind me.
    Honesty is the best policy.

  • #771950
    As a writer, I would not like to see the articles section being pushed aside with less prominence (the FAQ mentions giving it low visibility). It has its own individuality with in-depth information that is of good length and well presented, and is separate from the brief comments that would come in for the new section. Students would especially be looking for detailed admission notifications, information about good colleges for a particular course (not just lists of colleges), notifications of entrance exams, etc. So let's hope the section does not get neglected.
    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #771983
    I want to know if I want to write about admission to a college or school, which would be better. Where should I post it? At the article section or at the knowledge centre by adding a new topic?

    I do not know about SEO and technical things, so, Tony sir, please guide me on where should I submit my post.

    Honesty is the best policy.

  • #771990
    Supporting Vandana's thread (#771950). She raised a valid point. Article and Ask Expert section need to get more visibility according to me also. These are also the power houses of ISC. Highlighting these tabs in the home page attracts more page visits and clicks. The name of the Article section could have given more SEO friendly catchy title like what Tony sir gave it for the Knowledge Centre. Having said that Ask Expert section will be called off, it is better to merge Ask Expert section with Knowledge Centre as Ask Expert section was our old Quora and Knowledge Centre is our new Quora. This is just a suggestion. Seniors can take a mature call in this regard.

    Thank You

    "Unlock the treasure trove of knowledge's delight,
    Discover the world with wondrous insight."

  • #772005
    Sir,

    I welcome this change and hope it will help to increase the popularity of ISC among the student community. I noticed one issue with the Knowledge Centre that I wish to mention. It may be a technical one or intentionally kept hidden, though I admit it will not hamper posting any content or adding a new Title to the Knowledge Centre.

    The name of each author posting the content under a Title is hyperlinked but when I click the author's name it is not going to the author's profile page and instead an error - "404 - File or directory not found" is displayed. In all the other sections the profile of the author is visible when the name is clicked. Is it a technical issue or other members are not allowed to go through the profile of the author posting the content? If it is not allowed then I feel the name should not be hyperlinked.

    Sankalan

    "Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"

  • #772028
    Sankalan Sir,

    Relevant issue raised. I feel we also need to have subtopics in Knowledge centre. Its all mixed up there. Even I find difficult to search my articles. These are the areas we should improve up on I guess! We have to combinedly share our ideas for the betterment of the new ISC baby - Knowledge centre.

    "A baby is a blank canvas. You have the opportunity to paint a beautiful picture."

    "Unlock the treasure trove of knowledge's delight,
    Discover the world with wondrous insight."

  • #772090
    Tony Sir,

    I don't know why some titles have gone disappeared. Last night I had gone through a title in the Knowledge Center," How to apply for B.Tech course in Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Nagpur?" and this morning when I open the feature the title is not available. Shall I be able to retrieve the title to post my answer? How long the topic would be kept open or active?

  • #772092
    All topics will be always active but once someone answers it, it may disappear from the home page. Let me develop an option to search for other topics and retrieve it.
    regards,
    Tony John
    Webmaster - IndiaStudyChannel.com

  • #772144
    This novel idea seems to be an interesting one and let's see how it can unfold new experiences for members of ISC. I have just submitted a topic to get a first-hand experience with this new feature on ISC. All set to board into this new exciting feature of the knowledge Centre on ISC.

  • #772233
    Hi All,

    Resumed today after a long time. Things are very much different from the past. Knowledge center a good asset for ISC I presume. Going through step by so I can understand the system again.

    Hope it won't take much time for me to cope!

    Arvind
    "Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." - Malcolm X

  • #772237
    Arvind, welcome back! Are you sure that you resumed back today? I think I saw a few of your posts earlier. Anyway, all the best!
    But, please make sure that you post contents that are original and self written. Since you are returning after a long gap, hope you have gone through the guidelines to refresh yourself.

    'Knowledge is knowing a Tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.' -Miles Kington

  • #772303
    Webmaster,

    I contributed a few responses to the Knowledge Center. The scoreboard shows my points and CC. But the page shows an error when I try to recalculate my CC on the dashboard. However, points are being recalculated.

    Please look into it and do the needful.

  • #772462
    Hi all,

    The issue with the Recalculate Earnings feature is now fixed. Please try now

    regards,
    Tony John
    Webmaster - IndiaStudyChannel.com

  • #772473
    Recalculate Earnings feature is now working. Thank You
    "Unlock the treasure trove of knowledge's delight,
    Discover the world with wondrous insight."

  • #772481
    Yes, sir, the feature is working properly. Thank you very much and hope the other issues will be rectified soon.
    Honesty is the best policy.

  • #772810
    It is good to know that ISC is bringing everything under 1 umbrella. It becomes easy for readers & content searchers to get what he/she is looking for on 1 page or under the same title. I hope it brings traffic to the site and adds revenue to every contributor.
    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #773360
    @Webmaster, There is one small bug found in the knowledge center section. When the profile link is clicked from that section, it shows "404 - File or directory not found". I think ".aspx" is missing at the end of the profile link. Kindly resolve this.
    Thanks & regards
    Selvakumaran Krishnan

  • #774678
    Hi Tony Sir,
    Knowledge Center has no Preview option after adding any content. It would be great if you can add that.

    Yours,
    K K


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