Community Picks are posts that are sourced by the community.
We want you to submit posts that made a real difference to your tech journey. Whether these are in-depth tutorials, interesting perspectives on tech problems, or well thought out and high-effort entertainment pieces aimed at developers.Above all, we want posts that you believe need more exposure, from creators you admire, that you think will benefit the daily.dev developer community.
Before you embark on submitting your Community Picks, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with our content guidelines. These principles are the cornerstone of our content review process and they ensure that our platform maintains its standard of high-quality, relevant, and ethical content. So, take a moment to read through these guidelines thoroughly. Doing so will increase your understanding of what we look for and improve the likelihood of your content being accepted. Your informed contribution can help make our platform an even more enriching resource for our community.
Quick Overview Video
To get access to this feature you first need to earn the Scout privilege (min. 250 reputation points). Only people with the Scout privilege can submit links and are limited to 3 submissions per day. Learn more about how to gain reputation points
Community Picks in the daily.dev feed
Community Picks are posts that are added to the daily.dev feed by our community members. These posts can be from nearly any website / online publication, not just from our pre-qualified sources.
How can I spot a community pick?
On a card in the feed there is always an icon showing the source in the top left.
Clicking on this icon will take you to the community picks feed.
Community Picks feed
All of the posts submitted by the community are available in the Community Picks feed.
Submitting / Scouting a Community Pick
We want you to submit posts that made a real difference to your tech journey. Whether they are in-depth tutorials, interesting perspectives on tech problems, or well thought out and high effort entertainment pieces aimed at developers.
Above all, we want posts that you believe need more exposure, from authors you admire, that you believe will benefit the daily.dev developer community.
Low effort, poor quality and (self) promotional content will be removed to ensure a high standard on the platform.
Before submitting a Community Pick, you should read the content guidelines to ensure your post is suitable for the feed.
To be able to submit a Community Pick you need to have at least 250 reputation on daily.dev. Once you reach this threshold you will earn the Scout privilege.
Learn how to gain reputation and how reputation works.
If you do not have enough reputation to submit a link you will see a message telling you that you do not have enough reputation and the submit button will be disabled.
How to submit a link
On the menu on the left you will see a section "Contribute" containing a button "Submit link".
Clicking on that button will open the "Submit link" modal.
Here you can paste in the post URL and then press submit.
You will then see either a success, already exists or error message.
Please note that submitting your own articles is not allowed. Please share amazing articles from other authors that you have enjoyed.
Post already exists
If the post already exists in the daily.dev feed you will see a message explaining the post already exists and a link to that post.
If the post you submitted has a valid URL and doesn't already exist you will get a confirmation that you will be notified by an in-app notification and an email about the request status.
There are multiple reasons why a submission to Community Picks could fail.
|You do not have sufficient permissions and or reputation to submit a link to Community Picks yet.||You need 250 reputation and to have not received a ban from posting Community Picks in order to be able to submit a link|
|You can only submit 3 links per day and have reached your limit. Please try again tomorrow.||None|
|The URL you submitted is not valid, please check and try again.||Please include the full url including "https://" etc. when submitting a link|
|This post has previously appeared in the daily.dev feed but was deleted and cannot be added to the feed again.||We may delete posts that do not meet our content guidelines. Once a post has been deleted it cannot be added to the daily.dev feed again|
After submission (via email)
|We ran into a problem adding this post, our team is looking into it.||This is a generic fallback which normally displays when our crawler could not extract some key information such as the title of the post|
|This post is already on daily.dev!||If you manage to submit a post at the same time as someone else it may be possible that the post will exist once we come to process it and so you will receive this message|
|The post you submitted is written by an author who violated our community guidelines and is banned. We no longer accept submissions from this author.||It is rare we ban authors, but occasionally they consistently post spammy or NSFW content that is not suitable for daily.dev. We will not accept any posts written by these authors.|
|You can’t submit your own posts as community picks, please suggest posts by other people.||Community Picks are not designed for self promotion, instead try submitting posts written by others that you think will benefit the community.|
|The post you submitted is behind a paywall, so we cannot add it to the daily.dev feed.||We try our best to make sure all posts shared are free for the community. If we detect a paywall then a post will not be accepted for the feed.|
|There was an error and we were unable to gather the required information from the URL submitted to add it to our feed.||If a site has an unusual structure our crawler may not be able to parse the page correctly to create the tags and TLDR.|