[TRUST LEVELS] A Quick & Easy Guide

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Hey everyone, I have been getting some of the same inquiries and questions about the Discourse “Trust” function so I wanted to condense over a quick and easy to understand guide to Discourse Trust Levels.

Everyone will start out at Level: 0 (New). There are :five: Trust Levels and they consist of:

0 (New) → 1 (Basic) → 2 (Member) → 3 (Regular) → 4 (Leader)

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LEVEL: :zero: - NEW
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These are users who just created their accounts and are limited in the functions they can perform. These limits include: PMing, Flagging, posting more than 1 image, 2 links, or mentioning more than 2 users at a time. Furthermore, they will not be able to post any attachments, or show any links within their profile page. This was designed to protect the forum from users with malicious intent.

However… It doesn’t take you long to escape from newbie island :desert_island: :sailboat: :ocean:

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LEVEL: :one: - BASIC :medal_military:
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They can get to trust level 1 by…
entering at least 5 topics
reading at least 30 posts
spend a total of 10 minutes reading posts

Users at trust level 1 can…
use all core Discourse functions
Upload images and attachments if enabled
Edit wiki posts
Flag posts
have all new user restrictions removed

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LEVEL: :two: - MEMBERS :medal_military::medal_military:
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visiting at least 15 days, not sequentially
casting at least 1 like
receiving at least 1 like
replying to at least 3 different topics
entering at least 20 topics
reading at least 100 posts
spend a total of 60 minutes reading posts

Users at trust level 2 can…
Use the “Invite others to this topic” button for one-click onboarding of new users to participate in topics
Invite outside users to PMs making a group PM
Daily like limit increased by 1.5 ×

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LEVEL: :three: - REGULARS :medal_military::medal_military::medal_military:
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This is time and activity based, unlike the previous levels. In the last 100 days…
must have visited at least 50% of days
must have replied to at least 10 different topics
of topics created in the last 100 days, must have viewed 25% (capped at 500)
of posts created in the last 100 days, must have read 25% (capped at 20k)
must have received 20 likes, and given 30 likes.*
must not have received more than 5 spam or offensive flags (with unique posts and unique users for each, confirmed by a moderator)
must not have been suspended

Users at trust level 3 can…
recategorize and rename topics
access a private “frequent flier’s lounge” category only visible to users at trust level 3 and higher
have all their links followed (we remove automatic nofollow1.3k)
spam flags cast on TL0 user posts immediately hide the post
flags cast on TL0 user posts in sufficient diversity will auto-block the user and hide all their posts
make their own posts wiki (that is, editable by any TL1+ users)
Daily like limit increased by 2 ×

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LEVEL: :four: - LEADERS :medal_military::medal_military::medal_military::medal_military:
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Manual promotion only at the moment!

Users at trust level 4 can…
edit all posts
pin/unpin topic
close topic
archive topic
make topic unlisted
Split and merge topics
Daily like limit increased by 3 ×

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I hope this quick and handy guide will answer the questions you had about your Trust Levels. Lastly and unfortunately, I cannot promote, restore, or take into consideration any past reputations or post counts from our old forum. I know many of you have made huge contributions to our last forum and I hope you continue to do great work here.

:arrow_down_small: To Read More About Trust Levels:

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By Jeff Atwood codinghorror co-founder


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#2

@MICK_DEAD_END That’s useful - can you post what the limitations are at each level as well. Would be good to know how many posts we have available each day until we hit Level 2 (which I assume is unrestricted).


#3

Done! You will see Daily Posts limits too for each level now.


#4

Thanks MICK!

This is killer!

I will be adding some fancy visual - perks for Regulars as we get there!

Also, created a Guides / Help category for all posts like these! Thank you!


#5

Thanks for making the new section. Can we house all of the spreadsheets, tables, and excel sheet links in there?


#6

Yes! I have to move a few from other categories here. :slight_smile:


#7

This is really helpful, I was wondering about the trust levels so thank you :slight_smile:


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:v: You’re welcome. LMK if you need any clarification.