Trust levels explained

I’ll be cleaning up a few things and adding some guide topics while I do,
In the end I hope new users find these in their welcome posts/PM’s

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These do get tweaked as needed and may not be 100% accurate

Trust Level 0 — New

New users start out at trust level 0,

Users at trust level 0 cannot

  • Send personal messages to other users
  • “Reply as new topic” via Link button
  • 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
  • Edit their own posts after more than 24 hours

Trust Level 1 — Basic


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 functions; all new user restrictions are removed
  • Send PMs
  • Upload images and enabled attachments
  • Edit wiki posts
  • Flag posts
  • Mute other users
  • Give 50 beers daily :beers:

Trust Level 2 — Member


Get to trust level 2 by…

  • 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 beer limit increased by 1.5× :beers:
  • Ignore other users
  • Edit their own posts for up to 30 days after posting

Trust Level 3 — Regular

To get to trust level 3, 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 or silenced

* These likes must be across a minimum number of different users (1/5 the number), across a minimum number of different days (1/4 the number). Likes cannot be from PMs.

All of the above criteria must be true to achieve trust level 3. Furthermore, unlike other trust levels, you can lose trust level 3 status . If you dip below these 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
  • Access a secure category only visible to users at trust level 3 and higher
  • 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 beer limit increased by 3× :beers:

Trust Level 4 — Leader

Get to trust level 4 by…

  • Manual promotion only
  • (Possibly via a to-be-developed election system in the future)
  • Nominations are always accepted PM preferred

Users at trust level 4 can…

  • Edit all posts
  • Pin/unpin topic
  • Close topics
  • Archive topics
  • Make topics unlisted
  • Split and merge topics
  • Reset topic bump date
  • Daily beer limit increased by 10× :beers:
  • Any TL4 flag cast on any post immediately takes effect and hides the target post

Can’t have 5 offensive flags to make level 3, I ain’t never gonna make it. :woozy_face: and it’s all joe bobs fault.


Oops, actually I did make it. :heart_eyes: but i’m still blamin Joe Bob…for something.


I hope there is not a quiz on this that’s a lot to remember. :thinking:


I had to take one a while back, only one question and all you have to remember who the boss is here. :rofl:



I still at Level 0


Uh Huh, You is 2nd in command here.


Nope, 01 grunt…


You’re still my hero. Shhh, don’t tell Robert :wink:




He’s mine too, you see how many deer he got starin at him every day? I’d be skeered.


It would literally impossible for me to have intercourse in that room, i’d be scared one of em would jab one of them ginormous horns in my ass.




You’re giving him a big head, he doesn’t need that


Holy shit, @Robert you got way too much time on your hands. :rofl:
I can’t even navigate the through the topics to figure out where to post, no way can I keep track of all that. :frowning_face_with_open_mouth:





Now this is how Wars are won.