What is reputation? How do I earn it?

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Reputation is entirely optional

The most important activities on daily.dev is to read the latest dev news, upvote and comment. None of which require any reputation at all! 

If you’re new to daily.dev, we recommend to first spend time in personalizing your feed. Once you get comfortable with your feed settings, go ahead, and expand your participation in other areas. 

So what is reputation?

Reputation is a rough measurement of how much the community trusts you; it is earned by getting positive feedback (as upvotes) from other community members on comments you post and articles you write that got picked up by our feed. 

The more reputation you earn, the more privileges you will gain, and the more tools you'll have access to on daily.dev. That is intentional. We don’t run this site; the community does! Although specific privileges are not announced yet, we encourage you to accumulate as much reputation as possible, as your points are publicly visible on your profile

How do I earn reputation points?

The primary way to gain reputation is by posting useful comments on trending dev news. However, another great way to earn reputation is by writing articles on publications that are sourced by daily.dev.

Getting upvotes on your content causes you to gain reputation points. 

You gain reputation when:

  • Your comment is voted up: +1
  • Your comment gets featured: +2
  • An article you wrote is voted up: +1

How to make your comments useful?

  • Try to help other users extract new insights from the article you’re commenting on.
  • Write summaries so that other users can save time reading through the whole article.
  • Expose click baits
  • Warn if there’s a professional mistake in an article
  • Make a funny dev rant
  • Anything else you have in mind, as long as it is respectful and valuable. 

How to get your article picked up by daily.dev?

If you write blog posts, we highly recommend you to check out the special features daily.dev has to offer to authors.

Besides that, here's a quick overview on how our feed picks new articles:

  • Publish guest articles on publications or blogs that are included in the exclusive source list of daily.dev
  • Publish articles on developer blogging platforms such as Hashnode or DEV
  • Submit a new and original article to daily.dev/blog. Here's the detailed process how to submit a story. Please read the instructions carefully before you submit.

Still have some questions?

If you seek further assistance, reach out to us on Twitter using the @dailydotdev handle.

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