Hashtags help users create new conversations out of other content or integrate other conversations into the present one. They encourage community members to include others' discussions in their comments, replies, post, and status messages.

Hashtags contribute to reputation and content quality scores as well as to user community standing by increasing views of similarly hashtagged content.

Hashtags are indexed by search.

Hashtags in rich text editors are not supported in Internet Explorer 8 and versions backward. They are supported in Internet Explorer 9 and above.