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What kinds of questions can I ask here?
Most importantly, questions should start with HOW or CAN and should be relevant to the categories. Before you ask, please make sure to search for a similar question. You can search for questions by their title or tags.

What kinds of questions should be avoided?

Please avoid asking questions that are too specific or too broad.

What should I avoid in my questions and answers?

HOWCAN.ORG is a question and answer site - it is not a discussion group. 

Please avoid holding debates in your answers as they tend to dilute the quality of the website.
For a brief discussion, or to thank someone for their answer, post in comments, not in answers.
The text should not contain grammatical and punctuation errors. Duplicate content is prohibited.
Copy Paste is prohibited (In the case a question /answer is copied from another source, the posts will be deleted).
Affiliate links in questions and answers are prohibited (if links to any irrelevant topics are posted, posts will get deleted).
Do not post inciting social, racial, ethnic, sexual, religious, as well as any other hatred and enmity.
Your answers should be precise. Don't make suggestions as an answer.

How ranks are calculated on HOWCAN.ORG?
User ranks are calculated by the total answers made. More answers mean better rank.

How points are calculated?
For every answer, you make you get 10 points - ie 10 HC COINS
For every best answer, you will get another 10 HC Coins.
If your best answer is the first answer to the question then you will get another 20 HC Coins as a bonus.
So the best you can make is 40 HC Coins for an answer.
Note: Your answers will be live only after moderation and once we get enough content to the post. If answers are satisfied it will be live even with 1 or 2 answers. Sometimes it may need 5 or more.
In rare cases, it may take some time for the bonus points to be reflected on the profile as the system needs a recalculation process which is automated.

Are there any limits for posting?
No, there are no limits. You can post as much as you can per day. Still, we will have some post rate limit in 10 minutes or so from same account or IP address just to protect the site from malpractices.

How to add items to 'my favorites' in user profile page?
You can follow or add to favorite any user, question, category or tag by clicking on the 'plus' icon on page title bar.

Can I earn money through my points?
Yes, you can earn money here. The points you earn here on HOWCAN.ORG is called HC Coins.
1000 HC Coins = 1$
10 HC Coins     = 1 cent
Minimum payout is 2$ and payouts are made in multiples of 1$. You can ask for a payout between 3rd and 5th of every month once you have reached the minimum payout threshold. Send a private message to admin for withdrawals. All payouts will be made through PayPal only.

Do I need any approval for joining as an earning member?
Approvals are made automatically. You need 250 HC Coins (equals to 25 answers) to get approved.

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