Question PUT Resources

Update a Question

PUT /questions/:id
Parameter Type Description
title string Between 10 and 100 characters.
description string (HTML + mentioning markup) Unlimited length.
language string (language code) The question language will be detected automatically based on the title and description text. Providing a language explicitly is usually not necessary, and only helps in cases where the automatic language detection is not able to detect the language unambiguously (e.g. when title and description are in different languages).
category int (category id) If this field is omitted, the question will keep its category.
tag_relations array of tag_relations List of tag relations. See POST /questions for details.
auto_tag_relations_excluded array of auto tag_relations to exclude List of tag relations that were suggested by the Starmind algorithm that were manually excluded. See POST /questions for details.


    "title": "Is Sherlock Holmes really dead?"

There is no need to send the entire question resource to update a single property, it is sufficient to send the properties that have to change.

Only the author and admins are allowed to edit questions.


In response, the full question is given.

  "id": "47",
  "is_published": true,
  "published": "2015-02-02T11:36:05.000Z",
  "language": "en",
  "title": "Is Sherlock Holmes really dead?",
  "slug": "is-sherlock-holmes-really-dead",
  "description": "<p>Post any information to 221B Baker Street, London.</p>",
  "solution_count": 0,
  "view_count": 29,
  "image": "",
  "created": "2014-01-02T10:13:21.000Z",
  "updated": "2014-01-03T12:16:45.000Z",
  "content_updated": "2014-01-03T12:16:45.000Z",
  "tag_relations": [
      "tag": "Sherlock Holmes",
      "is_auto": false
      "tag": "Death",
      "is_auto": false
      "tag": "Moriarty",
      "is_auto": false
  "auto_tag_relations_excluded": [
      "tag": "Alive",
      "is_auto": true,
      "is_excluded": true
  "attachments": "/questions/47/attachments",
  "category": {
      "id": 123,
      "name": "A Category",
      "description": "Very interesting stuff.",
      "color": "#aa00ff",
      "translations": [
          "language": "es",
          "name": "Una categoría",
          "description": "Cosas muy interesantes."

Publish a Question

PUT /questions/:id/publish

Publishes a question draft. This means that the question becomes visible to other users, and that relevant experts will be notified and requested to answer the question.

The tag relations of the question will influence which experts get a notified about the new question. If the draft does not have any tag relations yet when it is published, then Starmind's tagging algorithms will automatically add relevant tags to the question.

Note that published questions are subjected to a stricter validation than question drafts. While a question draft can have an empty title, a published question must have a nonempty title. For this reason, the publish endpoint might respond with a validation error, even though the question draft was previously created without validation errors.


The response contains the number of experts who have been notified about the question.

    "number_of_experts": 5

Restore a deleted question

PUT /questions/:ID/restore

This request does not have a body, and in case of success, a HTTP 200 OK without body will be sent.