Show your expertise in a product or technology

Participate and help in your favorite product areas to earn a specialty and get recognition on the leaderboard in Apple Support Communities.

Product specialties

You can complete activities and challenges in specific product communities to gain levels in the product or technology specialty. As you progress, your specialty status shows on your profile and lets other community members know your expertise.

How to earn a specialty

When you start any Level 1 activity of a specialty, the specialty icon shows on your profile and next to your name and level on discussion pages. When you complete all Level 1 activities, a blue bar displays under the specialty icon. There are ten specialty levels you can reach for each product.

Specialty levels are different from community levels and perks, where you earn points. Specialty levels are based only on activities that you complete.

Any activity counts, even if it happens before you reach the appropriate level. For example, if you haven’t earned specialty Level 1 yet, but the community marks your answer as Helpful, you get credit for that activity when you’re ready to advance to Level 3.

Here’s what you can do to complete each specialty level.

 

    Specialty Level 1

                               1x Create a new discussion on something you’d like to know about

                               1x Mark another member’s discussion as “I have this question too”

 

 

   Specialty Level 2

                               1x Create a discussion

                               1x Insert an image into your discussion

                               1x Mark another member’s reply as “This solved my question”

                               1x Follow a discussion

                               1x Reply to a comment on your discussion

 

   Specialty Level 3

                               1x Your discussion is marked as “I have this question too”

                               2x Reply to another member’s discussion

                               1x Another member replies to your discussion

                               1x Your reply is marked as Helpful

 

   Specialty Level 4

                               3x Reply to another member’s discussion

                               1x Your discussion is marked as “I have this question too”

                               1x Follow a community area

                               1x Your answer is marked as Solved for another member’s question

 

   Specialty Level 5

                              5x Reply to another member’s discussion

                              3x Add an image to a discussion

                              2x Follow a discussion

                              4x Your reply is marked as Helpful

 

   Specialty Level 6

                             2x Your answer is marked as Solved for another member’s question

                             5x Your reply is marked as Helpful

 

   Specialty Level 7

                              1x Report a post

                              1x Another member replies to your discussion

                              5x Your reply is marked as Helpful

                              2x Your answer is marked as Solved for another member’s question

 

   Specialty Level 8

                             10x Reply to another member’s discussion

                             4x Report a post

                             5x Your reply is marked as Helpful

 

   Specialty Level 9

                             1x Your User Tip is liked

                             5x Your reply is marked as Helpful

                             5x Your answer is marked as Solved for another member’s question

                             5x Report a post

 

   Specialty Level 10

                             5x Your reply is marked as Helpful

                             10x Your answer is marked as Solved for another member’s question

                             5x Report a post

Leaderboards

Leaderboards show the highest ranking members in a specialty area. For example, the iPhone leaderboards show the highest ranking members in all iPhone-related communities. Leaderboards show stats for the week or the month, and stats for all time. Scroll to the bottom of any community page to see the leaderboard.

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