What is a rank? Your rank is how you can keep track of your involvement in the community. If you’re continually active in the community, your rank will change to show your progress. Ranks are intended to show other community members your level of expertise and tenure, and to boost your personal reputation.
Why do some avatars have a different color or star? You may have noticed that some avatars in the community have a different background color, and some also include a star icon. The colors and stars are a quick way for everyone in the community to see someone’s rank.
As you rank up to higher levels, your background color will get closer to the color gold. The warmer the color, the more experienced the member.
There are two levels within each color - the color, and the color with a star.
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The star on your avatar is our way of letting you know that the next time you rank up, you’ll be moving to the next color.
Square employees have a black background and a Square logo on their avatars, and our Super Sellers have the yellow background and star:
Employee AvatarSuper Seller Avatar
Where do these ranks appear? You’ll see your rank on your personal profile page, listed under your username. Your avatar will be included in every post or reply you make in the community, showing your rank color and star if you have one.
What do I need to do to level up? We can’t tell you exactly what it takes - what chef gives away the secret family recipe? 😉
Here’s what we can say: you’ll move to the next level by staying active in the community. Keep replying to threads with high-quality answers and starting new conversations. Remember to give out likes for good comments and mark “best answers” as you see them.
The more you participate, the closer you’ll get to that next level!
A good place to start is with the unanswered questions at the bottom of the homepage:
As with most things in the community, we’ll continue improving ranks with time. If we make any changes, we’ll update this post to let y’all know!