ITKE Community Blog

Nov 18 2010   6:26PM GMT

Tomorrow at 4PM ET: ITKE Rolls Out New Badge System

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Tomorrow afternoon, Friday, November 19th at 4PM ET, IT Knowledge Exchange will be rolling out ITKE Badges in beta. This means we will experience some downtime tomorrow and over the weekend. Since this program is in beta, we are relying on you to report any issues or bugs you have with the new system.

But wait, what is the badge system?

We’ll be able to keep better track of how helpful you’ve been around the community and reward you in the way you deserve, giving away prizes based on your badge and knowledge point level. The badges system will also make it simpler for you to find other members who are adding value to the community as well as others in your area of expertise.

From newer members to the familiar faces of the well-seasoned, the badges will reach all levels of ITKE users. You’ll be able to determine, by looking at someone’s profile, whether they blog for IT Knowledge Exchange, moderate the forums, or simply know a whole heck of a lot about SQL Server.

How do I earn them?

There are several kinds of badges. Increase your knowledge points by answering IT questions over at IT answers and earn the Bronze through Platinum Member badges. Become a blogger for IT Knowledge Exchange and earn the Blogger Badge.  Answer a specified number of questions and earn the Nerd, Brainiac or Genius Badge. Get those answers approved by other members and get bumped up to Certified Nerd, Brainiac or Genius.

But don’t just take our word for it. Get your badge questions answered over at the Badge FAQ Page. Still need something cleared up? Shoot us an email at or post in the discussion section of this question.

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  • Schmidtw
    I like the badging system, but the approved answers just seem to go overlooked by most users, I think.
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