What are activity points?

Points are a simple way of identifying and recognising the contributions and activity of our users.

The more you interact and contribute online, the more activity points you collect.

We have made your user activity points visible on your 'My home' page and also on everyone’s profile pages so you can now see how many points you, your contacts and other users have!

 

What do each of the badges mean?

Badges appear on your profile to indicate your status in certain areas and also the activity that you participate in on the online community. In addition to featuring on your profile, some of them will also appear as small icons under your profile picture against your forum posts. If you are a member of the IET, when you click on one of the IET membership badges on this page. you will find a directory of online community members who also have this badge.
If you would like to become an IET member and enjoy full access to the information, services, and products we provide to support engineers and those interested in engineering at every stage of their professional lives, visit the membership area on our website.
 
An Associate member of the IET. Associate members of the IET may not be engineers but may work in a related area, or may just be passionate about engineering and keen to connect with others and stay in touch with the latest developments in engineering and technology.
A Student member of the IET. Student members are working towards a career in engineering and technology either at university or on an apprenticeship scheme.
An Apprentice member of the IET. Apprentice members are working towards a career in engineering through an apprenticeship scheme.
A Technician member of the IET able to use the post nominals TMIET. To achieve this category of membership an individual must be a professional technician, have developed a certain standard of knowledge and understanding, and must be engaged in activity relevant to the interests of the IET.
A Member of the IET able to use the post nominals MIET. To achieve this category of membership an individual has demonstrated that they have developed a certain standard of knowledge and understanding, and that they are engaged in activity relevant to the interests of the IET.
An Honorary Fellow of the IET is a highly acclaimed individual who has demonstrated exemplary contributions to the IET or their engineering discipline. They are elected by the IET Board of Trustees.
A Fellow of the IET is able to use the post nominals FIET. To achieve this category of membership an individual has demonstrated significant individual responsibility and sustained achievement in their profession.
An IET Volunteer. There are many volunteer roles within the IET from delivering events and activities as part of a local or a technical network, to acting as a professional registration adviser. For more information about volunteering roles visit the volunteer gateway on our website.
This badge indicates IET Staff members.
 
The Admins Choice badge is a monthly award given by the Admin team to a Community Member/s for activity or content that stands out above the rest. For example: being friendly and welcoming to newcomers, posting the funniest or most interesting topic, a really great photo etc. 
The Community Value badge is awarded on a quarterly basis to the community member whose forum contributions have been voted by other community members as being the most valued.

 

Ask questions in our main discussion forum and receive a Topic creator badge.
This a a 7 level badge based on the number of topics started.
Answer questions or reply to topics and receive a Replier badge.
This is a 7 level badge based on the number of replies posted
Share discussion threads, blog posts or events via your social media accounts to receive a Social Sharer badge.
This is a 7 level badge based on the number of items shared.
Our Bloggers are identified by this badge 
Moderators keep the community on track and makes sure everyone plays nicely
Admin - All seeing, all knowing, all doing. Basically, Community Gods wink