Ability to disable trust level auto-promotion?



I’m setting up a community and we’d like to disable auto-promotion so that we can use the trust system but have more manual control over it. More specifically, we’d like to leave levels 0 and 1 working with auto-promotion, but levels 2+ would require manual promotion

I haven’t seen any option for doing this. My current plan of action is to just set unreachable limits, but wanted to see if there is a proper to do it before applying my duct tape :wink:


(Sam Saffron) #2

Should be fairly simple, just make tl2/3 impossible to achieve via site settings. That is in fact the proper way of doing it.


Would it be an idea to have a toggle per trust level (enable / disable automatic promotion) instead of having the admin enter multiple unattainable values to disable automatic promotion?

(Sam Saffron) #4

Its so rare to want I am not sure its worth adding.

(Jeff Atwood) #5

We also do not want people to disable this unless they have very good reason to. Part of the promise of Discourse is that the community is trusted to help moderate itself. Turning trust levels off is counter to that philosophy.


I think we may attack this problem using custom user groups instead. It seems to be the proper way to do this (we’re still wrapping our heads around the system). Is there any word on when group administration features, specifically, granting a user permission to add/remove users from a group?

(Kane York) #7

That’s on the wishlist, and I think some of the technical foundation has been laid already. Needs quite a bit of UI work, I think.

(Andrei Cristof) #8

Understandable. However, it depends on the use case. For forums/communities, what you said makes perfect sense. But I want to use Discourse as a blog, and this feature request would be valuable, I don’t want to have blog visitors promote themselves to more rights all of a sudden.

So, a vote from me as well for this feature. Until then, I will do the same workaround but it would be nice to have it.

(Sorry for ressing an old topic, I needed to ask the same question so I found this).

(Sam Saffron) #9

Thing is, it is doable today, just make the promotion impossible to attain and … problem solved :star2: