On new boards, staff see the following message:
Create at least 5 public topics and 30 public replies to get discussion started. New users cannot earn trust levels unless there's content for them to read. This message appears only to staff.
This tells me what I need to do (gives me a goal) but doesn’t give me a convenient way to find out how close I am to achieving my goal.
- Tell me how close I am. e…g, “Create at least 5 public topics (you have 3) and 30 public replies (you have 12) to get discussion started…”
- Give me a link to where I can find out how close I am. e.g., at the end of the copy, in a style that signifies secondary importance to the main copy: [link]View statistics on topics and replies.[/link].
Also, I’m not sure whether the message goes away automatically when you reach the goal (it should).
I just checked the admin interface and we apparently have 42 topics and 74 posts. Are posts synonymous with replies? (If so, the copy should be updated to mention posts and not replies). Does this mean we have passed the goal? In which case the message should automatically disappear (or, even better, give me some positive feedback for reaching the goal: “Congratulations… etc. (x)"