Frequently Asked Questions 🤔

Some of these are not actually asked frequently, but they're still good to know.

General FAQs | Member FAQs

Who can post to dev.to?
Anyone! Yes, you have permission to make a new post of any kind as long as it meets our community guidelines and gets through common-sense spam filters. Your post is subject to removal at the discretion of the moderators if they believe it does not meet the requierements of our code of conduct.

How do I get featured on the home page?
The home page is selected by our editorial team. You can email us with any specific questions.

Can I cross-post something I've already written on my own blog or Medium?
Absolutely, as long as you have the rights you need to do so! And if it's of high quality, we'll feature it.

How do I change my Twitter/GitHub username?
Email yo@dev.to and we'll take care of it.

What about my post's Google ranking?
You can set the canonical_url of your post before publishing so that Google knows where to send the link juice (that precious, precious link juice).

I found a bug (not a security vulnerability). How do I report it?
Please create an issue on our repo.

I found a security vulnerability. How do I report it?
Please email yo@dev.to.

How do I report spam?
For a specific comment: navigate to the comment and click the dropdown arrow to report abuse.

For a specific article: navigate to the article, scroll to the bottom and click report abuse.

In general, you can fill out the report abuse form.

How does dev.to make money?
Right now, we count on our sustaining members and sponsors. We also sell some merchandise on The DEV Shop.

What's up with your sponsors?
If you have questions about sponsorships (i.e. how to turn off sponsor displays), visit our sponsorship info page.

How do I delete my account?
Please e-mail yo@dev.to to delete your account.

Do I own the articles that I publish? Yes, you own the rights to the content you create and post on dev.to and you have the full authority to post, edit, and remove your content as you see fit.

By posting content on dev.to, you give us a nonexclusive license to publish it, including anything reasonably related to publishing it (like storing, displaying, reformatting, and distributing it).

Will you put ads on my posts' pages?
No ad will ever be placed next to a user's post without their full partnership on the matter.

How do I set a cover image on my post?
Include `cover_image: [url]` in the front matter of your post. For more information on our editor, check out our editor guide.

How does comment threading work?
Comments are threaded with a maximum depth, and then they become flat. You can respond to flattened-out threads by replying to the last comment in the overall thread.

I heard you were planning on open sourcing the code. Is that ever going to happen?
Yes, we'll be open sourcing early January 2018.

Member FAQs

When will I get access to beta features? We'll be rolling out beta features on a regular basis. Check your settings page to enable/disable them.

How do I claim my gift (stickers, swagpack, etc.)?
You should receive an e-mail with instructions within 24-hours of becoming a member.

As a Level 3 member, I received my shirt but no stickers in the mail.
We mail out the sticker packs separately from the shirts. Please be patient! If you don't recieve the stickers within three weeks (domestic) or six weeks (international), e-mail members@dev.to for help.

How do I cancel my sustaining membership?
Go to your settings page and click 'cancel membership'.

I have a billing issue.
Please e-mail members@dev.to immediately.

How are scholarships provided?
Scholarship are provided through our scholarship fund which takes contributions from our sponsors and individual patrons.

How do I apply for a scholarship?
You can fill out the scholarship application on our scholarships page.

When will I hear back about my scholarship application?
Within 1-2 weeks.

I have more questions.
Great! We're happy to answer them. Please email members@dev.to!