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Welcome to the Atlassian Community Kudos program!

What is the Community Kudos program?

In short, it’s a reward system where you can earn points and badges (and sometimes swag and prizes) for participating in activities in the Atlassian Community. We’ve pulled out some of the most important need-to-knows below. You can also read the latest updates at this link.


Am I enrolled in kudos?

Maybe! If you see a count of your kudos next to your avatar at the upper right of your screen, you are enrolled. You can click on this to see all the program content. 

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If you are not enrolled but want to be, you can click the button that says “Kudos” to see a preview and opt in.  Until you officially enroll, your actions will not count.

Here is the preview, with "Join the Kudos program" at the bottom!

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How does it work?

Our reputation system is called “Kudos” and is similar to Atlassian Answers karma from back in the day. You can earn points for your community activity, and can give “peer Kudos" to other users on their profiles or from the kudos window. You will be able to see what you’ve earned and what you’ve unlocked, and how many points you can earn.


What about the community badges I’ve already earned?

Your badges (on the “Badge” tab of your profile) are separate from the Kudos badges on the “Kudos” tab of your profile. The Kudos program is out of beta and will continue on, which means we need to address these parallel badges.

In the short-term, this means we will retire many of the one-off badges in the “Badges” tab of your profile.  Some of them will be replicated in Kudos and some will not, depending on how relevant they are. We are currently auditing the badges and will let you know the plan before we make any changes.

For now, we are not touching the meaningful long-term badges that count up all the questions you’ve answered, your accepted solutions, etc.  Because Kudos badges are not retroactive, we will keep those badges in place until we can fully credit you for your entire history.  The “Community badges” are the only ones we are auditing right now.


What about other the stuff I've already done?

As mentioned above, for any new badge or challenge that is launched, your activity is not retroactive. (In other words, your previous activity on the community won't count.)  This is part of the reason we start one leaderboard over every quarter - no matter when you jump in, you have a chance to hit the top of the leaderboard in any given quarter.


I have feedback!

This is a great time to give us feedback on the present and future of the program. Do you find anything confusing? Anything that could work better?  Any ideas for new badges you would like to see? Or just want to throw some ideas around with your fellow kudos participants? You can start a discussion anytime using this link.


I have questions about “giving Kudos” to people

The points you receive by completing challenges or given to you by other users are added to your overall account and determines your level  in the program.  On top of that, you also have the ability to award kudos to users indivdually. 

To do this, go to the kudos panel or the person’s profile and select a reason from the drop-down list.  Your profile will display the peer kudos you’ve recieved in the past 90 days, and each kudos you get will give you 100 points added to your kudos total.

Giving peer kudos to others does not subtract from your total.


Wait, where am I right now

You are now reading a post in the Community Kudos Feedback group! Please join the group by clicking this button in the sidebar for regular updates about the program.

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If at any point you want to stop watching content, click “Unwatch” in the sidebar. TIn the meantime, this group is here for all your feedback and questions.


I have other questions.

Post them in the comments or create a new post in the group to discuss. I’ll be here along with @Saralie S_  to help answer your questions, make tweaks based on your feedback, and announce any major changes or new features. 

We can’t wait to hear what you think! Have fun!


G subramanyam Community Leader Oct 13, 2022

Looks like lot of efforts, actioning and posts on the way.

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Sanoh Umu I'm New Here Nov 09, 2022

Thanks alot.

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I was not aware of the community features. This post was helpful!  Thank so much for posting this. 

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Ah shoot! Prepare to be hyped up y'all!!

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Hello, and thank you for the add!

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An awesome feature - thanks for flagging it for us so we can enjoy! 

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Hello and welcome to all the other folks that joined on December 6th like myself!  We must have gotten the same email.  ;)  

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aa2 Atlassian Team Dec 07, 2022



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Greeting from Madagascar :) 

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Message post for entertainment value only.  I believe I should qualify for 4,338,007 points for having my step-son just hiring on to Atlassain as a developer!  

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Ken - I'll need your step-son's email address so I can float my Trello wish list ;)

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Monique vdB Community Manager Dec 07, 2022

@Ditte Simard I think you're right 😉 

Welcome, everyone!

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@Monique vdB I suppose I technically joined on December 7th since I didn't click the join button until today.  😜 

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This is so enlighten!

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Indeed it is.

Looks interesting... first time truly using Atlassian products, so hope to learn a lot from those that have been using their tools regularly.

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feels like quarterly reset is good and bad, but badges offset the bad, so mostly good I guess

Hi all! This looks interesting!! :) 

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