Earning Reputation Points

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Earning Reputation Points

You can earn reputation, or status points, in a community by creating and responding to content.


The success of your community depends on your contributions, so you are rewarded with points for getting involved. Over time, you develop a reputation for reliability and authority in your favorite areas. The more people participate, the more information that is available for the community as a whole. Where you see your name, you also see a status icon (pictured below) corresponding to the number of points you have accrued. You can become a top participant in your community by earning the most status points.

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Reputation Status Icon


Note: The Top Participant widget shows your status points for your activity in that place only. Therefore, you may notice that your points vary from place to place in the Top Participant widget. Your overall points in the community are shown on your profile page.


Because each community can be set up differently, you should ask your community administrator (found on the overview page) for details on status points. What activity is rewarded, status levels, and points awarded may vary.

Depending on how your community is set up, you may earn points when you involve yourself in the following types of activity:

  • Post or respond to a discussion.
  • Correctly answer a discussion question.
  • Provide helpful information to a discussion questions.
  • Create new documents.
  • Create new blog posts.
  • Complete new tasks in a project.
  • Create a new status update.
  • When someone likes your status update.
  • When someone shares your status update.


Note: When content is deleted, status points are also deleted.