TradingView Social: Our Badges Explained

Sep 25, 2016

As you all know, some TradingView members have badges. They are easy to notice with white capital letters in a coloured box, displayed next to the username. There are 3 kinds of badges, each telling you something different about a member. We noticed they can be a source of confusion and misunderstanding, so in this post we will explain in detail what they mean.

The MOD badge

The red MOD badge is given to our moderators, to clearly identify them among our members. It’s a violation of House Rules for anyone to suggest to be or impersonate a moderator when they are not. This badge gives extra security to our members because it makes it obvious who is a mod and who isn’t, in case you have a question or need help. Members with this badge are official TradingView reps, so follow their guidance at all times!

Want to become a moderator? Msg mods.

The TOP badge

The yellow TOP badge is given to anyone who becomes a top author. It appears on the profile page and on any post such as an idea, comment or chat message. This badge doesn’t appear on the People Page or on the leaderboards on the homepage. It can’t be bought and TradingView staff has no say in who gets one. Its earned by engaging the community. Each member occupying a spot on one of the 4 leaderboards (daily, weekly, monthly and all-time) has one for as long as this lasts. Hovering over the badge reveals which of these 4 was conquered! They each have 6 spots, so at any given time 6 – 24 members have a TOP badge though it’s usually 10 – 15 members. They form a select group within our community. It does not give extra reputation points and does not imply the holder is a top trader. It simply recognizes a big accomplishment on the social piece and provides extra exposure.

Want to become a top author? Here are 10 tips on gaining exposure and building reputation.

The PRO badge

The PRO badge is given to anyone with an upgraded plan, which include extra features. It comes in 4 colours: green for the Pro plan, blue for the Pro+ plan, orange for the Premium plan and grey for the free trial. Hovering over it reveals the name of the plan. Members without a PRO badge use the freemium version of TradingView. Contrary to popular belief, you do not get one by having your idea voted to the top of the trending feed or by becoming a top author. It has nothing to do with our ranking system. Some belief the PRO badge means a member is a professional trader, who trades for a living. Obviously anyone with an upgraded plan likely takes trading and analysis seriously, but it does not indicate the person is a professional trader. It simply shows an upgraded plan was bought, which helps the community and the platform grow. An advantage of the Pro+ and Premium badge on the social piece is the ability to create custom chats.

Thinking about upgrading? Check out this detailed comparison!


We regularly get asked which is higher or better: MOD, TOP or PRO. Since they all refer to different things, this question cannot be answered. It’s possible to have more than 1 badge but we show only one and the TOP one always takes precedence. Hovering over a double badge shows the details of both.

Questions? Let us know!

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