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Reputation explained

Reputation is entirely optional

The most important activities on is to read the latest dev news, upvote and comment. None of which require you to have reputation.

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

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 That is intentional. We don’t run this site; the community does! Although specific privileges are not announced yet, we encourage you to start build your reputation on the platform, as your points are publicly visible on your profile.

How do I earn reputation points?

The primary way to earn reputation is by posting useful comments. However, there are some other ways you can earn more reputation:

You earn reputation when:

  • Your comment is voted up: +1
  • Your comment gets featured: +2
  • An article you wrote is voted up: +1
  • Your content report leads to moderator action: +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
  • 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