How do I find new Recognized Members and invite them?

This article is for Admins of a Collective.

How do I find them?

There are a variety of ways to find potential Recognized Members:

  1. Collectives™ leaderboard
  2. Tag Leaderboards
  3. Employees within your organization
  4. Members of a MVP or developer recognition program
  5. Quality contributors

Collectives leaderboard

The best way to find potential Recognized Members is to check the Collectives leaderboard using the Members tab. We recommend doing this on a weekly basis.

Tag leaderboards

For subject-specific users, you will want to drill into the leaderboard for individual tags. Example: Replace “javascript” in the URL example above with the tag you want.

Quality contributors

Be on the lookout for quality contributors to questions within a Collective. You can find users who might be a fit as you are recommending answers.

How do I invite users to become Recognized Members?

Users can be invited to join a Collective as a Recognized Member through their individual user pages on Stack Overflow.

For employees or members of your Developer Recognition Program with whom you already have a relationship, you will need their Stack Overflow user profile URL or you can invite them via email.

From their profile page, click the 'Invite to Collective' button

From the ‘Admin’ tab

  1. Click Users and permissions
  2. Click [+ Invite new user]
  3. You have the option to invite using their Stack Overflow username, user ID or user link or by email.