At the moment, Discourse notifies users when they reach Trust Level 3 (via the Regular Badge), but there isn’t an equivalent notification for site staff. By the default requirements, TL3 users are very active users of the site who provide helpful posts (liked by others). As a site admin, I’d like to recognize users who accomplish this, as well as encourage them to keep doing what they’re doing. At the moment, I just keep an eye on /badges/3/regular, but this is very manual.
Thoughts on a site setting to send moderators (or more ideally a list of users) a PM when a user reaches TL3? Site setting because this could be incredibly noisy on larger sites, and “ideally a list of users” as there may be numerous moderators, not all of whom need to be alerted to something like this.
I was just thinking this today as we had a long time contributor reach TL3 and we did not welcome him properly to the group. Also would be nice to see a list of all of the users that are close to promotion.
I’m not really in favor of any extra feature creep at this time, as our plate is quite full… however RSS should work on these pages as it does on all others. This is kind of an advanced user ask anyway.
I agree an RSS should help in the short term. I think a long term option would be an added ability to set a staff notification option on badge settings to be notified when attained. It would be off by default but would give flexibility to the staff.
Also would be good to allow for Dashboard improvements to understanding TL attainment and promotion inevitability. For example, when we look at TL 2 we could possibly see a mark next to users that are close to TL 3 (whatever that means) without having to dive into each user.
That is for future arguments when Badges and TL level enhancements get into the mix.
Thanks @techAPJ. Unfortunately, I’ve discovered that this does not actually resolve the issue for me. The site I was looking for this feature on uses SSO and I cannot get my RSS reader to access the page. As such, barring a suggestion for getting an RSS reader to authenticate via SSO, RSS will not solve the issue for me.
Sadly using the admin API key does not appear to work on my SSO login-required site. Trying to load https://mydomain.com/latest.rss?api_key=not_a_real_key does not work. I’m getting a HTTP 500 error. Loading just https://mydomain.com/latest.rss redirects to the SSO login page.