How to Earn Points/Badges/Authority Levels in Community 3615

How to Earn Points/Badges/Authority Levels in Community

Many of you have taken actions in the community to earn you points.  

Have you noticed the "My Community Activity Level and Points" section of the MyCommunity page? It looks something like this:


The Authority level badge indicates your level in the community and is determined by the number of points you have. There are five authority levels in the community. They are:


You can find all these badges, along with explanations of all the other badges in the community, in our community badge glossary.

You can also find out what authority level your connections have by visiting their profiles. Their Authority level badge appears under their profile pic.
Blog Community News 06/15/2017 2:33pm EDT

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Thanks for the explanation of the badges.  As a Community Novice, I am not seeing a purpose to the points other than tracking how much a member participates.
Hi Katie, I'm going to keep posting on this for a couple more weeks and hopefully will be able to share more on how we use points in community. :)
Jun '17
Holly, this was a very interesting post. Thank you! I was able to find the information you wrote about on my dashboard. Thanks for helping us to get connected to the community!
Thank you Holly!
Gavin Mann Gavin Mann Jun '17
Thank you Holly!!
For some reason I am not seeing a bbcon attendee badge on my profile and I did attend. Who should I reach out to for assistance?
Michael, if you reach out to Crystal Bruce here in Community, she can help you. :)
Hi there! I am registered and attending bbcon2018 but I do not see the badge appear on my profile. How can I make this magic happen? Thanks!
I love the badges and want more and more, cool marketing concept.
I am having the hardest time finding Polls to earn those Pollster badges. 
Thought I was "written on someone's wall" for my badges, yet it hasn't changed.  Any ideas?

Thanks for help!
Great explanation--thank you!
Gary Wise Gary Wise Jun '19
Holly, i attended BBCON 2018, but still do not have my badge. How do I go about getting my badge for BBCON 2018?
Hey Gary Wise‍ - That was very wise of you to ask here.  Have a look at your account, I have updated the badge for you.
Sara Olson Sara Olson Jul '19
I also have completed/earned a few badges and I also do not know how to put them on my profile. Can anybody help me on this?
Sweet Holly, I tried to send you a comment on your profile but where it says Leave Comment - was just frozen.  So, I have completed all my badges except one, the blue circle Response one - it doesn't have any triangles.  Where do I find the discussions or lists to post a comment on to complete it?  I have been leaving comments and etc. on blogs, but where are the places to post to complete this one?  Hopeless in Texas...
Holly I just figured it out, thank you!
Thanks for this explanation!
Too bad points didn't translate from the previous forums - I was in the top 10 for a while :)