Points and Badges

You accumulate points and badges as you participate in the community. Points are an approximate measure for how much you contribute to the ongoing health of the community and, therefore, how much others value your contributions.

Here is how you earn points:

+ 50 pts You join the community.
+ 20 pts You post a new conversation.
+ 10 pts You post a reply or comment.
+ 20 pts Someone likes your reply or comment.
+ 50 pts A moderator marks your reply as official.
+ 10 pts Someone me-too's a conversation you posted.
+ 2 pts You me-too someone else's conversation.
+ 2 pts You like someone else's reply or comment.

There are a maximum number of points you can earn for each of the above activities over different time periods.

Badges are awarded based on your all time point attainment. When you earn a badge, it is displayed next to your posts, on your profile, and other places where your name or profile picture appears. Badges are a quick way to convey your reputation to other members.

You can earn the following badges based on your all-time point total:

  • 75 badge 2x medium 75 Points
  • 100 badge 2x medium 100 Points
  • 250 badge 2x medium 250 Points
  • 500 badge 2x medium 500 Points
  • 1k badge 2x medium 1,000 Points
  • 2k badge 2x medium 2,000 Points
  • 3k badge 2x medium 3,000 Points
  • 4k badge 2x medium 4,000 Points
  • 5k badge 2x medium 5,000 Points
  • 10k badge 2x medium 10,000 Points
  • 20k badge 2x medium 20,000 Points
  • 50k badge 2x medium 50,000 Points
  • 100k badge 2x medium 100,000 Points
  • 75 badge 2x medium 75 Points
  • 100 badge 2x medium 100 Points
  • 250 badge 2x medium 250 Points
  • 500 badge 2x medium 500 Points
  • 1k badge 2x medium 1,000 Points
  • 2k badge 2x medium 2,000 Points
  • 3k badge 2x medium 3,000 Points
  • 4k badge 2x medium 4,000 Points
  • 5k badge 2x medium 5,000 Points
  • 10k badge 2x medium 10,000 Points
  • 20k badge 2x medium 20,000 Points
  • 50k badge 2x medium 50,000 Points
  • 100k badge 2x medium 100,000 Points
  • 75 badge 2x medium 75 Points
  • 100 badge 2x medium 100 Points
  • 250 badge 2x medium 250 Points
  • 500 badge 2x medium 500 Points
  • 1k badge 2x medium 1,000 Points
  • 2k badge 2x medium 2,000 Points
  • 3k badge 2x medium 3,000 Points
  • 4k badge 2x medium 4,000 Points
  • 5k badge 2x medium 5,000 Points
  • 10k badge 2x medium 10,000 Points
  • 20k badge 2x medium 20,000 Points
  • 50k badge 2x medium 50,000 Points
  • 100k badge 2x medium 100,000 Points

Check out the Community Leaderboard to see where you stand.