Getting Started with the MongoDB Community: README.1ST

:wave: Welcome to the MongoDB Developer Community Forums!

We’re very excited to help you join, share, and contribute to the MongoDB community. Here are a few FAQs to get you started with the forum.

What’s on-topic for discussions?

The majority of categories are related to using or learning about products and services in the MongoDB ecosystem. Each category on the site has a general description of the expected discussion topics. If you’re not sure where to post, choose the most likely category. As a last resort, there is also Other MongoDB Topics for general MongoDB discussion.

Additionally, there are some categories to help you meet and network with other community members, such as:

  • Welcome – introduce yourself and learn about other community members
  • Open Source Projects – discussion about open source projects built on MongoDB technologies
  • The Treehouse – casual, off-topic discussion

Is this an official support forum?

No, this is a forum for public community discussion and collaboration. MongoDB team members are active on the forum, but anyone in the community is encouraged to share their experience and advice.

If you have an urgent production issue or are looking for 24x7 SLA-based support, you may want to consider MongoDB Support.

Is there a new user tutorial?

Indeed! If you haven’t already, be sure to respond to @leafiebot in your message inbox for a quick walk-through of basic UI elements in this site. Complete the tutorial to earn your first badge! :trophy:

Are there any guidelines for expected behavior?

Yes. All community members are expected to follow our Community Code of Conduct to make this a welcoming, friendly community for all.

You should only post your own content, and should not post anything digital that belongs to someone else without permission. Instead of reposting existing discussions from another community site, you should include your questions or concerns in a forum post and link to the original discussion for context.

You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images), or for breaking any other law.

If you see posts that may need assistance from the moderation team, please Flag concerning posts for moderator review.

What should I read next?

Check out more of the guides and tips in the Getting Started category, including:

Do you have feedback on how we can improve the community?

If you have feedback about your experiences with the site or our community, please post in the Site Feedback category or send us a direct message at

We’re here to help!

If you are having any trouble with the site or your account, please send us a message at


A post was split to a new topic: Filling Out Your Bio

A post was split to a new topic: Managing and subscribing to notifications

A post was split to a new topic: Trust levels and forum privileges

A post was split to a new topic: Badges and recognition

A post was split to a new topic: How to Write a Good Post/Question

A post was split to a new topic: Groups and private categories

A post was split to a new topic: Data privacy

A post was split to a new topic: Likes for helpful topics and posts

A post was split to a new topic: Flagging posts for moderation assistance

A post was split to a new topic: Mentioning other users