Member ranks are a fun gamification element that incentivizes participation, rewards quality, and establishes reputation in the community. Every member of the community is assigned a rank based on their contributions.
Is there a list of the user ranks?
Regular Member Ranks:
New Contributor II
New Contributor III
Occasional Contributor II
Occasional Contributor III
Regular Contributor II
Regular Contributor III
Frequent Contributor I
Frequent Contributor II
Frequent Contributor III
How do I earn a new rank?
User ranks are awarded based on combinations of various types of user activity in the community. In short, the more you participate, the higher a rank you will reach!
The first six ranks are passive ranks. As soon as a member creates their first post, they jump over the passive ranks to the first active rank, New Contributor, and then work their way up the ladder from that point forward.
What features are unlocked with each rank?
While we won't spoil all of the surprises heading your way, there are a few key features worth highlighting:
Once you reach the New Contributor rank the following features are enabled:
The private messenger feature is enabled
Upload and embed videos and images
Use a signature and create profile card
What are the criteria for each rank?
It wouldn't be nearly as fun if we told you!
Where does my rank display?
Your rank will display on your profile page, on each post you make, and your profile hover card.
I've seen users with ranks that aren't on the list above. What gives?
It's true. Some members – Esri Staff & Distributor, and our MVPs - have custom ranks so that you'll always know who you're interacting with. Community Admins and Moderators do not follow the rank ladder, their ranks will be identified as Admin or Mod.