Ranks are a great way for you to see a community member's role and activity and to celebrate your own accomplishments. They show if someone has been very active and helpful in the community, such as a Super User. Some ranks, especially the ones related to managing the community, come with special permissions. Ranks also recognize the contributions and impact of a community member. As you increase your contribution activity, for example creating new topics or providing solutions, your rank can increase. Every time you earn a new rank, you will receive an email notification. Once you have gained a new rank, an icon and rank name will be displayed right next to your username. Fun fact: Microsoft uses community ranks to keep an eye out for some of its most active and passionate community members. — So, make sure to shine with valuable content, and you may be recognized for your contributions! 🙂
Where can I see someone's rank?
You can see someone's rank to the left of their name when you are looking at one of their posts or under their name when you are looking at their profile. The screenshots below show a staff rank, but earned community ranks can be found in the same locations.
Post view: The user rank shows to the left of the username.
To navigate to the user profile, click on a username. This takes you to the profile page.
Profile view: The rank shows under the username.
When you look at the original author and the most recent author in a thread, you can also see the rank icon right next to the user name.