Understanding Trust Levels

ClassicPress forums uses the Discourse’s trust level feature as part of both helping new users learn the ropes in this community, as well as reward users who keep showing up and participating, helping, and contributing.

The following is a summarized version of this Discourse’s trust level settings. It’s largely a copy paste from the blog post linked above, but may have some modifications as we change our own settings. This topic will be kept up to date with the latest settings.

You can check your own trust level by looking at the groups you belong to.

Trust Level 0 — New

Users at trust level 0 cannot …

  • Send personal messages to other users
  • “Reply as new topic” via Link button (UI removed)
  • Flag posts
  • Post more than 1 image
  • Post any attachments
  • Post more than 2 hyperlinks in a post
  • Have actual links in the ‘about me’ field of their profile (will be silently and temporarily converted to plain text)
  • Mention more than 2 users in a post
  • Post more than 3 topics
  • Post more than 10 replies

Trust Level 1 — Basic

Users at trust level 1 can…

  • Use all core Discourse functions; all new user restrictions are removed
  • Send PMs
  • Upload images and attachments
  • Edit wiki posts
  • Flag posts
  • Access the Jobs Forum as a job seeker

Trust Level 2 — Member

Users at trust level 2…

  • 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×
  • Access the Jobs Forum as a job poster

Trust Level 3 — Regular

Unlike other trust levels, you can lose trust level 3 status. If you dip below the requirements in the last 100 days, you will be demoted back to Member. However, in order to avoid constant promotion/demotion situations, there is a 2-week grace period immediately after gaining Trust Level 3 during which you will not be demoted.

Users at trust level 3 can…

  • Recategorize and rename topics
  • Have all their links followed (we remove automatic nofollow)
  • TL3 spam flags cast on TL0 user posts immediately hide the post
  • TL3 flags cast on TL0 user posts in sufficient diversity will auto-silence 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×
  • Get access the Lounge were we ask for feedback and testing on forum changes.

Trust Level 4 — Leader

Can only be granted directly by staff.

Users at trust level 4 can…

  • Edit all posts
  • Pin/unpin topic
  • Close topics
  • Archive topics
  • Make topics unlisted
  • Split and merge topics
  • Get their daily like limit increased by 3×
  • Get the Leader badge

How can I find what trust level I am at?

You can find it by going here: https://forums.classicpress.net/groups?type=my :slight_smile:

Update: refer to Understanding Trust Levels

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I don’t see anything on that page, @wadestriebel.

@Dick_Metcalf, you can visit your profile and find the text description of it…