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Ranking Overview

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Ranking Overview

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What

The short phrase that appears with your username in your posts is your rank in the community. 

Why

Ranks are used to reflect the volume, quality, and impact of your contributions to the community. At first, logging in and reading posts and blog articles in the community drives your ranking. 

As you move to higher levels, the interactions with your fellow community members are weighted much higher in your ranking. Rather than just reading posts and articles, adding new information or suggested solutions, feedback to and from fellow community members (Kudos or Accepted Solutions) have increased impact on your ranking.

You can help a fellow community member move to a higher rank by marking a post with a Kudo, and if the information in the post solves your issue, please consider marking it as an Accepted Solution. Your peers in the community will do the same for you. 

How

The community has a distinct set of ranking steps which recognize your strengths in collecting, contributing, or offering advice within the threads on which you participate. It is not unlike climbing a series of ladders, each of which rewards a particular contribution style.  

You will begin as a “New Member”, and depending on how often you visit and what you contribute, will move through the following rankings: 

  • New Member
  • Occasional Visitor
  • Visitor
  • Frequent Visitor
  • Regular Visitor
  • Member
  • Established Member
  • Senior Member

 Through your contributions to the community and recognition thereof, you will enter the next part of the ladder: 

  • Occasional Collector
  • Occasional Contributor
  • Occasional Advisor
  • Collector
  • Contributor
  • Advisor
  • Frequent Collector
  • Frequent Contributor
  • Frequent Advisor
  • Regular Collector
  • Regular Contributor
  • Regular Advisor
  • Super Collector
  • Super Contributor
  • Super Advisor

 After navigating these steps, you will progress to the “Super User” part of the ladder: 

  • Valued Contributor
  • Trusted Contributor
  • Respected Contributor
  • Esteemed Contributor
  • Honored Contributor
  • Outstanding Contributor
  • Acclaimed Contributor
  • Exalted Contributor
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20 REPLIES
Super Advisor

Re: Ranking Overview

Great thanks for that.. I wouldnt mind knowing excatly how/when the ranking works..Like some sort of progress meter or something.

 

Is it based on kudos recieved. Posts posted, solutions posted or time spent online.

 

 

 

 

Acclaimed Contributor Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Ranking Overview


JasonIMEX wrote:

Great thanks for that.. I wouldnt mind knowing excatly how/when the ranking works..Like some sort of progress meter or something.

 

Is it based on kudos recieved. Posts posted, solutions posted or time spent online.


What you asked has been asked before :-) with no definitive disclosure.  See my observations (and conclusion) here:

 

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Community-Feedback-Suggestions/Changes-and-new-features-after-recent-maintenance/m-p/5286141/highlight/true#M1711

 

At seems that the raw number of posts made determines your ranking label.

 

Regards!

 

...JRF...

Occasional Visitor

Re: Ranking Overview

I am new to this forum, can some one guide me on how to Post a query?
Acclaimed Contributor Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Ranking Overview


Sidey wrote:
I am new to this forum, can some one guide me on how to Post a query?

Welcome.  There is a HELP link at the top right of the page with sub-links to "Getting Started", "Posting Messages", "Accepted Solutions" and "Kudos".

 

Regards!

 

...JRF...

Acclaimed Contributor Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Ranking Overview

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It appears that ranks also have colors:

 

 

Honored Contributor Honored Contributor

Re: Ranking Overview

Great, now I have a ribbon I do not want and my Name is in shiny purple - I should start uploading videos from a vt100 terminal how to type the commands instead of answering questions.

Acclaimed Contributor Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Ranking Overview

>I have a ribbon I do not want

 

With a recent change, now the ribbons are white.

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Occasional Visitor

Re: Ranking Overview

Great thanks for your response. Very helpful for me..
Frequent Advisor

Re: Ranking Overview

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hpswhcaldwell wrote:

What

The short phrase that appears with your username in your posts is your rank.

 

Why

Ranks are used to indicate the number, quality, and impact of your posts. As you spend more time in the community participating, your ranking level will progress.

 

How

The Community has a distinct set of ranking ladders which match your natural behavioral tendencies to either collect, contribute, or advise within the threads. 

 

A community member starts as a “New Member” and depending on how often you visit and what you contribute will move through the following rankings.

 

New Member

Occasional Visitor

Visitor

Frequent Visitor

Regular Visitor

Member

Established Member

Senior Member

 

Through your contributions to the community, you will move on to one of the following ladders:

 

Occasional Collector

Occasional Contributor

Occasional Advisor

Collector

Contributor

Advisor

Frequent Collector

Frequent Contributor

Frequent Advisor

Regular Collector

Regular Contributor

Regular Advisor

Super Collector

Super Contributor

Super Advisor

 

After navigating these steps, you will progress to the “Super User” ladder:

 

Valued Contributor

Trusted Contributor

Respected Contributor

Esteemed Contributor

Honored Contributor

Outstanding Contributor

Acclaimed Contributor

Exalted Contributor


How do people get the "HP Pro" ranking?

 

E.g. Natalie_B of http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Events/HP-Expert-Day-January-14th-2015/td-p/6675943

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Acclaimed Contributor Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Ranking Overview

>How do people get the "HP Pro" ranking?

 

The obvious way, they are HP employees.  :-)

Occasional Contributor

Re: Ranking Overview

So being an "Occasional Collector" means? Are these designations a method of encouraging more participation in the forums?

Acclaimed Contributor Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Ranking Overview

>So being an "Occasional Collector" means?

 

One step above "Senior Member", on the Collector ladder.

You seem to have a lot of blog comments.

 

>Are these designations a method of encouraging more participation in the forums?

 

Exactly.

 

Community Manager

Re: Ranking Overview

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The purpose of our ranking system is to reflect both the level of participation, and its value to the Community at large. Not only will a higher rank encourage increased engagement, but it also reflects a growing reputation. 

 

The terms like "Visitor", "Collector", "Advisor", "Contributor" reflect advancing levels of participation. It is not just how often you visit the Community, how many posts you have, but the impact those posts have on your peers' success. 

 

All of these elements go into the ranking system.

 


warren_80x80.jpgThanks,
Warren_Admin, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Community Manager
Any personal opinions expressed are mine, and should not be interpreted as official statements on behalf of Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Re: Ranking Overview


Dennis Handly wrote:

>How do people get the "HP Pro" ranking?

 

The obvious way, they are HP employees.  :-)


I guess it's incorrect. I've seen a lot of users here who are clearly HP Employees (me included), but they have the same rank as other common users.

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BCS Technical Support Specialist

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Acclaimed Contributor Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Ranking Overview

>I guess it's incorrect. I've seen a lot of users here who are clearly HP Employees

 

I didn't say they were equivalence classes but subsets of them.  I.e. perhaps they participated in an Expert Day?

Re: Ranking Overview


Dennis Handly wrote:

>I guess it's incorrect. I've seen a lot of users here who are clearly HP Employees

 

I didn't say they were equivalence classes but subsets of them.  I.e. perhaps they participated in an Expert Day?


Maybe there are subsets of them but I think they are somehow related to the forum admins. As I said I'm an HP employee but I have nothing different than a common user :)

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BCS Technical Support Specialist

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Acclaimed Contributor Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Ranking Overview

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>Maybe there are subsets of them but I think they are somehow related to the forum admins.

 

Subsets of HP employees and you're not in that subset.  :-)

Admins are typically not SMEs/Pros unless Neighborhood Admins like chuckk281.

 

I also see HP Expert, not sure the difference between that and HP Pro.

Re: Ranking Overview


Dennis Handly wrote:

>I guess it's incorrect. I've seen a lot of users here who are clearly HP Employees

 

I didn't say they were equivalence classes but subsets of them.  I.e. perhaps they participated in an Expert Day?


Never mind @Dennis Handly you were absolutely right! :)

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BCS Technical Support Specialist

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Honored Contributor

Re: Ranking Overview

I see something like, HPE Expert...!!

no idea, what it is. just for HP Employees??

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Honored Contributor

Re: Ranking Overview

Is there any seperate ranking order/system for the HPE guys apart from the regular contributors over the forum?

(If this helped, accept as solution )
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