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What are different Community ranks and how can I rank up?

Katerina
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So you discover the Spotify Community, start reading a bit and then you see it: all these username with different colors and names/ranks and they make no sense whatsoever. (Or maybe they do, in which case you can skip this post).

 

What's a rank?

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Lots, if not all, online forums, have some form of hierarchy of their users.

That's called a ranking system. These systems exist because everyone can quickly get some idea of who this forum user is by their progression in the system.

Someone could be a brand new forum user or a more experienced user.
By seeing the rank title they have, the idea is that you'll be able to tell this yourself.

In the Spotify Community, the first rank is Visitor. Community users can rank up to Composer, which is the highest rank they can achieve unless they join the Star Program.

Each rank comes with forum perks - but we'll leave you to discover these on your Community journey 😉

What are the current ranks in the Community?

Community user ranks:  
Visitor This is the first rank any brand new Community user gets
Newbie The second next rank a user can achieve
Casual Listener The next rank a user can level up to
Regular The next rank a user can level up to
Music Fan The next rank a user can level up to
Gig Goer The next rank a user can level up to
Roadie The next rank a user can level up to
Songwriter The penultimate rank! If you made it this far, consider joining the Star Program.
Composer The highest rank a Community user can reach without joining the Star Program.

 

Community superuser ranks:  
 Rising Star

When a Community superuser joins the Star Program, they'll start with this rank title.

The Rising Star rank has multiple levels, starting with 1. The higher the level number, the more experience this superuser has.

 Spotify Star Spotify Stars is the highest rank a superuser can get. 
 Community Legend Legends are regular Community users who used to be Stars. They are no longer actively in the Star program but to honor their contributions, they get this special rank.

 

Community Staff ranks:   

Spotify

Community Manager

Moderator

These are some different roles of active Community Staff members. You can always differentiate them by the Spotify logo before their username.
Spotify Legend Former Community Staff member
Creator These are folks from our Creator teams, for example different Podcast teams.


How can I rank up?

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Now that you know the Community ranks are, the next question would be, how you can progress through these ranks.

Well, we have a super secret formula that calculates and levels up users based on different factors. Note that these factors are all tied with your activity in the forum, not the Spotify app.

An example could be:

  • posting and helping in threads,
  • discussing audio and podcasts, 
  • giving and receiving "likes" on helpful posts and good ideas,
  • participating in the Idea Exchange,
  • being a nice person,
  • authoring blogs or tribal knowledge articles like this FAQ,
  • participating in Community events.

Keep in mind that Staff ranks are not possible to achieve by ranking up as a regular user.

Remember, regular Community users can rank up to Composer, which is the highest rank they can achieve unless they join the Star Program. When you join the program, you can then progress through the superuser ranks.

 

 

 

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