Help:Badges and Points

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Genealogists contribute to WikiTree because of our shared mission to connect the human family on one tree. It's not about scoring points.

Nevertheless, badges add a little fun to our community. Some WikiTreers call them "profile bling." Practically speaking, they're also a quick way for other members to see what aspects of the community you're involved in, and how experienced you are.


Membership Badges

Each member type has a badge.

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Star Badges

Members award star badges to each other. Click a badge below to see who's been given it and why. Consider giving one.

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Achievement Badges

These badges are awarded for doing a certain thing, e.g. GEDCOM Equipped is for uploading a GEDCOM for matching. Click on any badge to see how it's earned.

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Topical Project Badges

These are for active participants in projects. The badges for topical projects — projects that cover profiles from a given time period, location, or with a certain historical connection — look alike, except that each one has its own project tag in a unique color. If you join a project, the project leader will add the badge to your profile. Click on any badge here to see the active members of the project.

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Activity and Functional Project Badges

These badges say that you do something very specific, e.g. Greeters greet new members. Some of these are the most important badges on WikiTree, proudly worn by small groups of members. Click on a badge for more information.

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Contribution Counts and Club Badges

Most edits, additions, and other types of contributions are counted. You can see your current count on your profile or in the pull-down menu at the top of any page under "My WikiTree." Making 100 or more, or 1,000 or more, contributions in a given month (as calculated using GMT) earns a club badge.

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For 2010-2014, see the archive.

Contribution counts and club badges shouldn't be taken too seriously.

These counts are not an indication of the value of a member's contributions. Adding a thoughtful, well-written and well-sourced biography is counted once, the same as fixing a little typo.

Changes that affect two profiles are counted twice. For example, when you add a family member the addition of the relationship to the existing person is counted and the creation of the new profile is counted separately. All merge and match actions are counted twice, with the exception of Rejected Matches from FindMatches, which are no longer tracked at all.

To really appreciate the value of a member's contributions, view their contributions feed.

G2G Points and Titles

Contributions in our Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum are tracked separately from other WikiTree contributions.

All these actions generate points:

  • Asking a question.
  • Posting an answer.
  • Voting up an answer.
  • Having your question voted up.
  • Having your answer voted up.
  • Having your answer selected as the best.
  • Selecting an answer to your question as the best.

Voting down a question or answer costs points.

The number of points in G2G earns you a title. You start as a G2G Rookie. At 300 points you're G2G Crew. From there, the sky is the limit.

Those who earn 6,000 points are awarded the G2G6 badge.

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