When users click "Join this Community" on a SharePoint 2013 community site, it automatically adds their name to the members list with a Member Status value of 1. Their reputation score starts at zero, until they contribute to the discussion board.

However, we have a handful of users with a Member Status value of 2. These users also always have a Reputation Score = -1.

What is the difference between a member status of 1 and of 2? What do they mean?

  • what's unique about those user, are the active user in communities? are the still part of communities? usually when a user left the community then its reputation become negative.
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Mar 27, 2015 at 15:06
  • I'm not sure what makes them unique. We only just started the community, so it's possible they joined and then left immediately. Is this what happens when a user leaves? Their status changes from 1 to 2?
    – jlth
    Mar 27, 2015 at 15:24

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When a user join the community then its Member Status set to 1 with reputation score of 0.

But if the user left the community without doing anything then his Member status change from 1 to 2 and reputation goes to Minus -1

I.e if User a join and left without any participation then his Member Status will 2 & Reputation Score will be -1

If user b join the community and responde couple of post, lets say its reputation score is 10...if he left the community then His Member Status will be 2 and Reputation score will be -11

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