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The CheckMates Blog

Here's where we let you know what's going on with the CheckMates Community.


We are aware of some issues in the community reading most community messages (e.g. "Unexpected Error Has Occurred").
This was first noticed around 5pm Pacific Time (01:00 UTC) and has been resolved as of about 7pm Pacific (03:00 UTC).

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On 5th November 2020, we will be migrating to a new "groups" feature in the community that will impact availability of some parts of the community, specifically:

  • All the groups under Local User Groups
  • Any private groups (e.g. the CCSM Group)
  • Region-specific Partner groups

During the migration, which is expected to complete the same day, access to the above parts of the community will result in error messages.
We expect to restore access to these groups once the migration has been completed and a few supporting code changes are pushed.
Other parts of the community should be unaffected by this.

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We recently made a few changes to our active member community ranks to hopefully make them a bit easier to understand than the precious metals/stones ranks we had prevously.
They are now as follows:

  • Newcomer (Everyone starts here)
  • Explorer
  • Participant
  • Contributor
  • Collaborator
  • Specialist
  • Advisor
  • Leader
  • Mentor
  • Authority
  • Champion
  • Legend (Highest rank)

Anyone with a rank of Leader or above will have a special flair next to their name.
Note that the basic ranking formulas haven't changed and are based on time in community, posts, comments, and kudos.
That said, we have a few less levels now and combined a couple of the ranking tiers.

Note that we've maintained the existing passive community member ranks, which are still:

  • Onlooker
  • Bystander
  • Beholder
  • Spectator
  • Bookworm

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Understanding technology is a challenge. 

Complex concepts, rapid changes, new paradigms, overwhelming details, tools to master, time pressure - all those things might be tough to cope with.

As a member of CheckMates, you deserve the best. That's why we have created a new Space on CheckMates - Check Point for Beginners. It is members' exclusive space where we will be posting learning materials: videos, articles, lab manuals,  even history overviews - to help you out and to make understanding and mastering Check Point easier, less stressful and more productive. 

To do so, go here: Check Point for Beginners 2.0 


Note: You have to be a member of CheckMates to get full access to the materials. Please register with your UserCenter account. Create one, if you do not have it yet.

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