Badges are a fun way to recognize and reward your contributions to the Community. Starting in 2018, we rolled out Phase 1, rewarding community members with badges for submitting new posts, responses, accepted solutions, and for giving and earing Likes. In 2019, Phase 2 will be launched along with the new Community look, all badges will be retoractively rewarded so all of your past activities will be accounted for. Moving forward you can expect to see new series of badges as well and individual badges to reward for activities such as contributing ideas, starting a conversation, or posting a new topic during an Online Expert Day. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements!
All activities you contribute to the Community are automatically calculated and will be prominately displayed on your profile page for other members of the community to recognize the contributions you make to the community.
First Badges Introduced
- Submitting Posts
This badge is earned based on the number of times you submit a post, the number displayed in the badge is equal to the posts you have contributed, post "milestone" badges will display as a ribbon.
- Replying to Posts
This badge is earned based on the number of times you reply to posts. Again, the number displayed on the badge is equal to the number of times you've performed an action within the Community.
- Likes Given/Likes Received
This badge is earned based on the number of times you have given or received a Like!
- Accepted Solutions
This badge is earned based on the number of times your replies have been accepted as a solution! After certain milestones, the badge icon will change to one of the following:
How Will Badges Appear on Your Profile?
The badges you have recently earned will be displayed in the banner of your profile page All badges you have earned-to-date, as well as others you have not yet earned, will be displayed when you click the arrow next to your latest badges earned. Some badges that are not relevant to all will only appear once you have earned them.
Earned badges will show the badge icon, title, date earned, and how many members have unlocked the badge. Simply hover over a badge and the description for that badge will display.
Badges will be faded out if you have not earned them.
How Will I Know When I Earn a Badge?
You will be notified automatically via email to congratulate you on earning a new badge. Remember, you can change the frequency of these (and other) notifications, by navigating to your settings under "My Subscriptions," then to
As always, we look forward to hearing your thoughts! Thank you for participating in the Community!