# Community

## Forum

### Introduction

The QuantConnect forum is a place to discuss with other community members, the core QuantConnect team, and our Integration Partners. Use the forum to spark interesting discussions, ask for assistance from other members, and voice your opinion on our products. You must complete 30% of the Bootcamp lessons in the Learning Center to unlock the ability to post to the forum.

### Discussions

Discussions are a set of forum posts and comments about a targeted subject. We occasionally post to forum discussions to announce new features, tutorials, and examples. If you have completed 30% of the Bootcamp lessons, you can contribute to discussions. Create discussions to connect with other members or to ask for guidance on a specific problem that you are facing, but always perform your own research and tests before asking other members for assistance.

The forum supports the following functionality:

• Attaching backtest results and research notebooks
• Bookmarking discussions
• Publishing text content that includes bold, italics, lists, links, and emojis
• Rewarding discussion content with QuantConnect Credit and upvotes
• Sharing code snippets, photos, videos, and files
• Tagging other members

### Sharing Backtests

• Highlighting an issue with data or Lean
• Requesting assistance with an algorithm or research notebook
• Sharing your interesting research and backtests with the community

Sharing backtests is helpful in these situations because it enables other members to reproduce your results. However, since Lean is under constant development, old backtests that are attached to forum discussions can sometimes produce different results than they did in the past.

You can only attach backtests to the forum if they don't throw errors. If you want to share a backtest that throws errors, call the Quit method before the error occurs.

### Credit

To show your appreciation for contributions in the forum, give some QuantConnect Credit (QCC) rewards. The following table shows the available QCC rewards:

AwardDescriptionCost (QCC)

Silver Award
A simple token of recognition from one quant to another. Keep up the great work.80

Gold Award
This is some great work! Gold star!600

Platinum Award
Highly resistant to oxidation, this award is for those contributions which will stand the test of time. Strong, classic, and useful for most high technology products.1,200

Medal for Excellence
The QuantConnect Medal for Excellence is awarded by a member of the QuantConnect staff for exceptional contributions to the QuantConnect community.3,000

Plutonium Award
Nuclear hot! This post is incredible and deserves recognition as such. Show the author your appreciation for their work.2,000

Docs Shakespeare
You've left a mark by a contribution to the documentation for the community. Your edits and examples will be followed for generations to come.500

Nobel Laureate
Bestowed in recognition of quantitative advances.80

Spaghetti Code Award
Following the intricate flows of code noodle, this code compiles and runs.300

Jedi Quant
Quant promise you show. Your code channel the force into. Hmmmmmm. 200

That looks like a wild ride.50

Today I Learned
Thank you for upgrading my brain.50

Machine Unlearning
I plan on letting the computers do all the work for me. 150

Totally Overfit
I see parameters everywhere.80

Mind Blown Award
Something incredibly amazing, mind-boggling, and you're shocked senseless.80

Research Rembrandt
A Jupyter notebook work of art, pulling together all the right hues and plots to be a true masterpiece.100

Cayman Island Award
Let's get a boat and start a fund together. Did I mention the boat?800

Printing Money Award
Awarded to profitable algorithms.100

Stronger Together Award
We're stronger together. Let's make this happen!120

Appreciate the Support Award
Quant trading is a hard road, we could all use a hand.250

Master Craftsman
You're a master craftsman, taking raw materials and molding them into works of art for the good of the world.600

#### All Discussions

Follow these steps to subscribe or unsubscribe from all forum discussions:

2. Open the forum homepage.
3. Click .

#### Individual Discussions

2. Open the forum homepage.
3. Open the discussion for which you want to toggle your subscription.
4. On the discussion page, click .

### Search Discussions

You can search the forum with keywords or tags.

#### Search With Keywords

Open the forum homepage, click the magnifying glass icon, and then enter some keywords to search the forum.

#### Filter Discussions by Tags

Open the forum homepage and then, in the Filter Discussion by Tags section, click some tags to filter the discussions by those tags.

### Create Discussions

Follow these steps to create a new forum discussion:

2. Open the forum homepage.
3. Click .
4. Enter the discussion title.
5. Enter the discussion content.
6. (Optional) Follow these steps to attach a backtest:
1. Click .
2. Click the Project field and then select the project that contains the backtest that you want to attach from the drop-down menu.
3. You can only attach projects that you own.

4. Click the Backtest field and then select a backtest from the drop-down menu.

When you attach a backtest, you're sharing all of the project files that were used to generate the backtest results.

7. (Optional) Under the Discussion Tags section, click and then click all of the tags that are relevant to the discussion.
8. Click .

2. Open the forum homepage.
3. Click the discussion on which you want to comment.
4. At the bottom of the discussion page, enter your comment.
5. (Optional) Follow these steps to attach a backtest:
1. Click .
2. Click the Project field and then select the project that contains the backtest you want to attach from the drop-down menu.
3. You can only attach projects that you own.

4. Click the Backtest field and then select a backtest from the drop-down menu.

When you attach a backtest, you're sharing all of the project files that were used to generate the backtest results.

6. Click .
7. Your comment is appended to the discussion.

You can only accept answers on discussions you create.

2. Open the forum homepage.
3. Open the discussion that contains the answer that you want to accept.
4. On the comment that you want to accept, click .
5. The discussion closes and a copy of the accepted answer is added as the first comment in the discussion.

### Give Rewards

You need sufficient QuantConnect Credit (QCC) in your organization to give QCC rewards.

Follow these steps to reward a discussion or comment:

2. Open the forum homepage.
3. Open the discussion to which you want to give your reward.
4. If you want to give a QCC reward, follow these steps:
1. On the discussion page, if you want to reward the discussion, click . If you want to reward a comment in the discussion, on the comment that you want to reward, click .
2. Click a QCC reward.
3. Click .
4. The reward displays and the QCC value of the reward is deducted from your organization's balance.

5. If you want to give an upvote, click the thumbs-up icon on the comment that you want to reward.

Follow these steps to share a link to a comment in the forum:

1. Open the forum homepage.
2. Click the discussion that contains the comment that you want to share.
3. On the discussion page, in the bottom-right corner of the comment that you want to share, click the share icon and then click one of the share options.

You can edit comments only within five minutes after publishing the comments.

Follow these steps to edit a comment:

2. Open the forum homepage.
3. Click the discussion that contains the comment that you want to edit.
4. On the discussion page, in the top-right corner of the comment that you want to edit, click the three dots icon and then click .
5. (Optional) Update the comment text.
6. (Optional) Follow these steps to update the attached backtest:
1. Click .
2. Click the Project field and then select the project that contains the backtest that you want to attach from the drop-down menu.
3. You can only attach projects that you own.

4. Click the Backtest field and then select a backtest from the drop-down menu.
7. Click .
8. The updated comment displays.

Email us the comment URL and a reason for deleting the comment. We will consider deleting the comment.

You can mark individual discussions or all discussions as read.

#### All Discussions

2. Open the forum homepage.
3. At the top of the forum homepage, click the three dots icon and then click
4. The notification bubbles at the top of the page disappear.

### Access Member Profiles

Open the forum homepage, click a discussion, and then click a member's profile image to view the member's profile page.

### Manage Bookmarks

Follow these steps to bookmark a discussion:

2. Open the forum homepage.
3. Click on the discussion that you want to bookmark.
4. On the discussion page, in the bottom-right corner of the first comment, click the bookmark icon.
5. Click the bookmark icon again to remove the discussion from your bookmarks.

On the forum homepage, click to view all of the discussions that you have bookmarked.