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Collectives™ helps you find trusted answers faster, connect with subject matter experts from the community, and share knowledge around the technologies you use most.Join a collective
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Stop testing multiple solutions to your questions.
Find the answers recommended or provided by subject matter experts from the community or who build and support a company's technology.
Find information about technologies that interest you in one place
There’s no need to review multiple tag pages.
The Collectives page provides a centralized view of questions and answers and content using tags associated with an area of technical practice or an organization’s technology.
Engage with new content formats
Because some topics require more than Q&A.
Find in-depth knowledge on a topic or product with technical how-to guides and knowledge Articles, and get timely, relevant updates with Bulletins.
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Earn a Recognized Member designation from the Admins of a Collective and/or your favorite technology companies. See your answers recommended and check where you rank on the Collectives leaderboard.
Here’s what people are saying about Collectives on Stack Overflow
I think both businesses and developers will benefit from Collectives because they make it easier to connect and keep in touch. Developers have been coming together and helping each other on the Stack Overflow platform for a long time. With Collectives, companies can now also become part of this active community.
Senior Software Developer at Shopify
I’m most excited about the Recognized Member feature. Beyond reputation, I think the Recognized Member badge can more accurately reflect a user’s expertise in a domain. Endorsement by a Recognized Member can also help to increase the visibility of new, better, but not highly voted answers to old questions, encouraging developers to take a closer look before just adopting the highest voted answer.
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What is Collectives™ on Stack Overflow?
Collectives™ on Stack Overflow are dedicated spaces where developers can find content that’s organized around an area of technical practice or a technology provider's product suite. Read more on the Help Center
What is a recommended answer?
A recommended answer helps users quickly and easily identify the best solution to a question. Answers are recommended by subject matter experts who have been designated as Recognized Members of a collective. Learn more about recommended answers
What are the different types of users in a Collective?
Within Collectives, there are 4 Collective-specific user types: Member, Recognized Member, Admin, Employee. More about the user types
How do you determine which tags are included in a Collective?
Collective tags are based on technologies that are part of certain areas of practice or a technology provider’s product suite. Read more about tags
How do I join a Collective?
Anybody with a Stack Overflow account can join a collective! Visit a collective’s page (by clicking on the collectives badge on a question page) and press the “Join collective” button. The collective will now show up in the left sidebar. Join a collective
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