Badges and Flairs

One of the many cool features of the Discuss forum is the ability to unlock badges and to display them on your profile. This is a fun and rewarding way to showcase your community contributions and stand out to other members.

Some badges are automatically unlocked by performing an action, such as receiving a like on a post, othersare manually assigned by admins,. Some badges are easy to earn, and others require a bit more effort or a certain number of actions to be performed. For example, you’ll receive a badge for receiving your first like, and you will also receive more related badges once you have received more likes.

Where to Find Badges

You can find your own badges or see what badges other members have unlocked by visiting their (or your own) profile page.

You can also preview a badge on the profile card card displayed when clicking on a user’s avatar, located at the bottom of the card

![Profile card that shows an avatar, user name and title of Akamai Staff with a staff flair over the avatar, an excerpt of the users' bio, a website, a Cheers count, pronouns, languages, and other information, with some unlocked badges at the bottom|475x500](upload://r4eXquNFdI95wbn0Tm4AZ366ZTf.png)

To learn more about a badge, click on it, and you will be taken to a page with a more detailed description.

Developer Champion badge with the following description: This badge is granted to members of our Developer Champion program. This program focuses on advancing the Akamai Developer program in areas such as customer adoption, enablement, coding and testing of tools, assisting peers and creating code examples & tutorials. By championing for Akamai Developers, this individual helps foster a collaborative and team building environment across their respective role and our community.

Automatic Badges

Here are some of the badges that you can earn by participating.

1-Year Anniversary

1-YearAnniversary badge with consists of a cupcake with one candle

This badge is granted when you’ve been a member for a year and have made at least one post in that year. We appreciate your contribution and thank you for being an active member of our community!

Appreciated

Appreciated badge, with consists of a light blue person icon with a heart

This badge is granted when you receive at least one like on 20 different posts. Keep up the great work, the community enjoys your contributions to the conversations here!

Autobiographer

Autobiographer badge which shows a profile with a checkmark at the top

This badge is granted for reading the community guidelines. Following these guidelines helps build a safe, fun, and sustainable community for everyone. Always remember, there’s a human being on the other side of the screen. Be nice!

First Like

First Like badge which consists of a thumbs up icon

This badge is granted the first time you like a post using the heart button. Liking posts is an excellent way to show appreciation for what other members have shared. Share the love!

First Mention

First Mention badge which consists of a speech bubble with an @ symbol

This badge is granted the first time you mention someone’s @username in your post. Each mention generates a notification to that person, so they know about your post. Just begin typing @ (at symbol) to mention any user or, if allowed, group – it’s a convenient way to bring something to their attention.

Assigned Badges

Here are some of the badges that are manually assigned to members.

Early Adopter

Early Adopter badge with consists of a person standing at the peak of a mountain and holding on to a flag stuck in the ground

This badge is granted to the people who helped us populate this community in its early days by joining shortly after its launch.

Developer Champion

Developer Champion badge

This badge is granted to members of our Developer Champion program. This program focuses on advancing the Akamai Developer program in areas such as customer adoption, enablement, coding and testing of tools, assisting peers and creating code examples & tutorials. By championing for Akamai Developers, this individual helps foster a collaborative and team building environment across their respective role and our community.

Community Champion

Community Champion badge which shows an icon of a person with a super hero cape

This badge is granted to members of our Community Champion program. This program includes the most active, passionate, and knowledgeable community members.

Green Light Program Participant

Green Light badge with the green spotlight program symbol in a hexagon with a blue and ornage frame

This badge is granted to participants in our Green Light roadmap program as recognition for the feedback that they have provided to help us improve our products and services.

Winner

Contest Winner which consists of a trophy with a star

This badge is granted to winners of one of our many contests. Winning a contest takes skill, and this person has demonstrated just that!

These aren’t all of the available badges, so keep an eye on your own profile and check out other community members’ profiles to discover what other badges you can unlock.

Staff Flair

There is currently only one profile flair available, and it’s reserved for Akamai staff. The staff flair provides you with an easy visual cue that you are interacting with or viewing a post from an official Akamai employee.

Staff flair which consists of the Akamai wave loo

The staff flair is displayed prominently over the user’s avatar image, so you can’t miss it.

Staff flair overlayed at the bottom right of an avatar

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