Q: What's with the different colored stars?
A: They denote contribution rank.
Everyone who first joins starts out with a Copper star. They can then move up to the next element, Bronze, after posting so many contributions. Certain activities are associated to a point system. As you amass more points, you climb the ladder in rank.
The order is Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
The points allotted are the following:
- Creating a new video - 10 points
- Creating a new document - 5 points
- Creating a new blog - 5 points
- Starting or responding to a discussion - 5 points
- Correctly answering a discussion question - 3 points
- Contributing a helpful response to a discussion question - 1 point
So post as many documents, videos, blogs, etc., as you can and join in on discussions to move ahead.
You’ll also notice some members with Diamond status. These members are PlanetPTC Community’s founding members. With Diamond Member status comes certain special privileges. To become a Diamond Member, you must demonstrate extraordinary leadership. This includes, but is not limited to, welcoming new members as they join, assisting new members on how to get the most out of the community, create compelling content, encourage open conversation on how other members are using PTC products and show professionalism when networking and responding to others.