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PTC Community Rank FAQs

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PTC Community Rank FAQs

A new PTC Community ranking system has landed on the PTC Community.

 

  1. What are User Ranks?

 

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.

 

  1. What are the ranks on the PTC Community?

 

Community Level

Rank Name

Level 5 

Diamond  (Top) 

Ruby

Emerald

Sapphire

Topaz

Level 4

Turquoise

Tanzanite

Opal

Peridot

Pearl

Level 3 

Moonstone

Alexandrite

Aquamarine

Amethyst

Garnet

Level 2 

Marble

Granite

Gravel

Bedrock

Contributor

Level 1

Regular Member

Participant

Visitor

Guest

Newbie (Beginner)

 

  1. Why gemstones?  Your PTC Community Management Team says why not? Sometimes we need to get our heads out of our analog counting, computers, devices, and computer aided drawing, and into the sand (Or, into gems--in this case). These gemstones are valued globally, and everyone has one (well a birthstone at least).  We know you are all hardworking, dedicated engineers and designers. We want the PTC Community to be a place where you can be a little more lighthearted.  We want you to really "dig in” from the foundation of your community profile---bedrock, gravel, granite, and priceless marble to our very first ranked gemstone stone- Amethyst.

 

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!

 

  1. 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!

 

  1. What features are unlocked with each rank?

While we won't divulge all of the treasure chest of permissions waiting for you at each rank, I will give you a hint:

 

  • As soon as you reach “Contributor” status, you have the ability to add a signature.  This is where you can get creative and share more about you!

 

  • Other ranks allow you to post images and videos right away without moderation.

 

  1. What are the criteria for each rank?

   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.

 

  1. Where does my rank display?

Your rank will display on your Community Profile page.

 

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