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What are Kudos and how do I give Kudos?

Shannon
Community Manager
Community Manager

I've seen kudos mentioned in the community. What's a kudo? How do I give one? 

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Shannon
Community Manager
Community Manager

What are Kudos?

Kudos is a content rating system that lets you vote for the messages you think are the most useful or important.

When you give kudos to a message, you are giving a thumbs-up for good content and a pat on the back to its author. Your kudos help to boost the value of certain messages and enhance the reputation of their authors.

Giving kudos is as easy as a single click, but the impact of kudos ripples across the community.

How do I give Kudos?

You can give Kudos to any posts in the community except your own.

To give kudos to a message and its author, click Kudos on the message.

If you change your mind about the quality of the message, you can revoke your kudos.

To revoke kudos you've given, click the Kudos button again.

How can I see which messages or authors have received the most Kudos?

Check out the leaderboard page here.  You can view kudos for author and another for posts. The authors leaderboard shows who has received the most kudos. The post leaderboard showcases the most kudoed posts. 

Why can't I give Kudos to some messages?

There are a few reasons why you might not be able to give Kudos to a post.

  • You've already given Kudos to this message (you can only give them once).
  • You wrote the message (you can't Kudo your own messages).
  • Your community manager wants you to give Kudos only to a message that starts a thread and not to replies.
  • Your community manager has turned Kudos off for a message or a forum.
  • Your community manager has frozen Kudos for this message. You can still see how many Kudos the message has received, but you can't Kudo it any more.