Hashtags encourage users to spawn new conversations out of existing ones or incorporate others' conversations into a current one by highlighting topics across groups and applications.
- When you enter a hashtag into the body of a post, reply, comment, or status message and begin typing the term, Telligent Community searches for and suggests similar hashtags. For example if you type "#sum" into a post, Telligent Community looks for any other hashtags on the site that contain "sum" and offers a drop-down list of hashtag(s) for you to choose from.
- Hashtags don't have to be previously used. For example if "#sum" has not been used in any previous hashtag, Telligent Community will offer to hashtag the term as you type it ("#sum," "#summ," #summe," or "#summer").
- If you enter a # (pound sign) before a term, you must select the hashtag from the generated list in order for the content to be indexed on that hashtag. If you choose not to select a hashtag from the list, the term is treated like any other term in search results.
- Entering a hashtag in the search field will return only hashtagged terms. Entering the term without the # will result in finding both hashtagged and unhashtagged content.
Hashtagging is available within most content subject to content filtering rules. If you start typing # and the suggestions show, you can hashtag.
When you click on a hashtag in content, you see a filtered, contextual list of all content containing that hashtag.