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Learn the meanings behind TechRepublic's icons

With TechRepublic's TechPoints, you could soon be standing out among your peers. Read about our new 5K, 10K, and Star icons and find out what the exclamation-point and flag symbols denote.


Wondering what the story is behind TechRepublic’s new icons? You’ve come to the right place.

The flag and “!” icons
When browsing the site, you’ll often see articles sporting the exclamation point icon. When you spot this icon at the end of an article summary, you’ll know the article has been favorably rated by other community members, making it a Reader’s Choice piece.

The exclamation point icon indicates a Reader’s Choice article.


You’ll also often see a blue flag icon following an article summary. The flag appears next to articles that are available to those who have become TechRepublic members by registering for a free TechRepublic Passport.

The blue flag icon indicates articles that are available to TechRepublic members.

Register for a free TechRepublic Passport here.
Let TechRepublic make you a star
You visit TechRepublic for the tools to get your job done, for analysis of the IT industry, and to interact with your peers. And now, as part of the site’s new look, we’re giving you the chance to stand out among the crowd of hundreds of thousands of TechRepublic Passport holders.

We’ve added new icons to the site to recognize members who have made special contributions to TechRepublic. Beside those members’ names, you’ll see these icons:













Now, just what are these TechPoints? You earn TechPoints each time you participate in the TechRepublic community. Share what you know, and you earn TechPoints. You can exchange them with other community members for information in our Technical Q&A or collect points for other valuable services.

To join the TechPoints Program, simply register with the TechRepublic Web site and you’re automatically enrolled in the program. You’ll receive TechPoints for your registration, as well as for logging in, reading Passport-level documents, e-mailing an article to a friend, and other activities on the site.

Start earning TechPoints today, and you could soon earn a star on the TechRepublic “Walk of Fame!”

Wondering what the story is behind TechRepublic’s new icons? You’ve come to the right place.

The flag and “!” icons
When browsing the site, you’ll often see articles sporting the exclamation point icon. When you spot this icon at the end of an article summary, you’ll know the article has been favorably rated by other community members, making it a Reader’s Choice piece.

The exclamation point icon indicates a Reader’s Choice article.


You’ll also often see a blue flag icon following an article summary. The flag appears next to articles that are available to those who have become TechRepublic members by registering for a free TechRepublic Passport.

The blue flag icon indicates articles that are available to TechRepublic members.

Register for a free TechRepublic Passport here.
Let TechRepublic make you a star
You visit TechRepublic for the tools to get your job done, for analysis of the IT industry, and to interact with your peers. And now, as part of the site’s new look, we’re giving you the chance to stand out among the crowd of hundreds of thousands of TechRepublic Passport holders.

We’ve added new icons to the site to recognize members who have made special contributions to TechRepublic. Beside those members’ names, you’ll see these icons:













Now, just what are these TechPoints? You earn TechPoints each time you participate in the TechRepublic community. Share what you know, and you earn TechPoints. You can exchange them with other community members for information in our Technical Q&A or collect points for other valuable services.

To join the TechPoints Program, simply register with the TechRepublic Web site and you’re automatically enrolled in the program. You’ll receive TechPoints for your registration, as well as for logging in, reading Passport-level documents, e-mailing an article to a friend, and other activities on the site.

Start earning TechPoints today, and you could soon earn a star on the TechRepublic “Walk of Fame!”

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