Sophos recognizes the importance of user contributions in the Community. The Member Recognition & Leaderboard section is designed to recognize and thank these individuals for their invaluable contributions that are key to the success of the Sophos Community.
How do Leaderboards work?
You can gain points by engaging and contributing to the Sophos Community. The more points you earn, the higher you rank on the leaderboard.
Listed below are the several ways you can gain points in the Sophos Community:
Earn points by completing your Sophos Community Profile.
- Sign up for an account - 5 points
- Add a profile photo – 5 points
- Add a bio – 5 points
- Add location – 5 points
- Add a cover photo – 5 points
Get to know the Community and earn points by subscribing and engaging in different topics.
- Create a forum thread – 10 points
- Subscribe to a forum – 1 point
- Answer/comment on a forum post – 20 points
- Get upvoted for a comment – 1 point per upvote
Climb up the leaderboard and get recognized for your expertise.
Lead as an expert in your field and earn recognition through Spotlight Features, blog announcements, and other rewards.
- Users that game this system will be warned once, and if they do it again, they will be banned
- The points system is subject to change at any time without prior notice
- For more info on Product Documentation suggestions, please see this page.
Leaderboards and points accumulation are not updated in real-time, so if you believe you should have a higher total than what is currently showing, be patient, it will update by the next day. You can also see a breakdown of your points by going to your profile and then clicking on your points total.
We believe this feature will incentivize more users to participate, making our community a better support resource for our products.
If you have any suggestions on how to improve the leaderboard experience, please let us know in the Community Chat forum.
Leaderboard Recognition & Rewards
There are 3 Top Contributor leaderboards on the Sophos Community based on user category:
Top Community Contributors awards are announced on a quarterly and annual basis and in the form of Community achievements, recognition blog posts, FREE Sophos Firewall hardware and software licenses, and gift cards to The Sophos Store.
Sophos Partner Program
In addition to earning similar rewards as mentioned above for Community users, Sophos Partners will also have access to the exclusive Sophos Partners Community group to connect and engage with Sophos Teams and other local Sophos Partners.
Member Achievement Awards
There are various Community achievements available you can collect as virtual trophies on your Community profile.