A topic is the individual question administrators and other participants are providing an answer to.
There are seven types of topics: idea submissions, instant polls, surveys, budget fund, budget allocation, photo share and challenge.
To view all open or closed topics, click the "Topics" button at the top lefthand side of your site.
At the top of the page, the orange underlined words, "Open" or "Closed" will signal which topics are open and which are closed. You are also able to sort the topics you view by Featured, Interactions, Newest and Alphabetical by clicking the orange drop down arrow.