I tend to routinely increase the trust level for new users if they have any of the following characteristics:
- one or more linked social media profiles
- a work email address
- a local (I run local community forums) IP address which is non mobile, and not a VPN
It’d be handy if this could be automated as far as technically possible
For example, a automated boost to TL2 if someone linked a Facebook/Twitter account that was 1+ years old with 100+ friends/followers?