A new PTC Community ranking system has landed on the PTC Community.
User ranks are a fun gamification element of our PTC Community that incentivizes participation, rewards quality, and establishes reputation in the community. Every member of the community is assigned a rank based on their contributions and activity on the community.
Behind the scenes, some Community Champions and other select community members are having some discussions on the best way to position "ranking icons" (similar to the PTC Employee badge you see on the community today) to demonstrate where people are on their community journey (i.e. 1 stone, 2 stone, 3 stone...etc.) Be sure to keep your eye on Community Announcements. We might be asking community members like YOU to vote on new rank icons.
In the meantime, just enjoy collecting stones by engaging on the community. We appreciate all your valuable contributions!
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!
While we won't divulge all of the treasure chest of permissions waiting for you at each rank, I will give you a hint:
Sorry, criteria to move is top secret. Just stay active on the community with posts, kudos, ideas, and you will see yourself move up in rank.
Your rank will display on your Community Profile page.
Update! Some community members behind the scenes have been long awaiting for rank icons, Now they are here! I updated the chart above.
There are two different rank speedometer icons per "Rank Level." For example, when you start posting in the community you will have the beginner icon.
Then, as you perform some community activities you will start to "rank up" and the needle on the speedometer will move to reflect your experience on the community.
Kudos to our community members that suggested this idea and helped choose our design!
I went ahead and updated the FAQ to match change in the rank icons that now (Effective 6-28) have numbers in front of our gemstone rank names! Now you don't have to be a jeweler expert to know which gemstone is valued higher as climb the PTC Community rank ladder 🙂
Example below, @TomU was just Emerald II and now he is 23- Emerald II!
Log in often, participate, engage (reply, kudo, and solve) and you can be Emerald like Tom some day too. 🙂