Please update 'Understanding Discourse Trust Levels' — or is there a different doc?

Here’s the latest draft of what will be the FAQ Version. I think it’s pretty close to the final version, but if anyone can spot any errors or omissions please shout out. :slight_smile: :+1:

Draft Grid

Trust Level Grid - Defaults

TL = Trust Level dependant
:gear: = Can be enabled or adjusted by an admin setting

:gear: TL0 TL1 TL2 TL3 TL4 Category
[1] Post Replies :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[2] Post Topics :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
Reply as Linked Topic :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[3] Reply by email :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[4] Email-in New Topics :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[5] Post Attachments :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[6] Post Images 1 :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[7] Post Links 2 :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[8] Mention users in a post 2 :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[9] Use @here Mention :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[10] Tag a Topic :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[11] Create Tags :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[12] Create Polls :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
Close Any Poll :white_check_mark:
[13] Edit Posts 24
TL no
[14] Edit Wikis :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[15] Make their own posts into Wikis :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[16] Edit all Posts :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
[17] Delete Own Posts (not Topics, unless there are no replies) :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
Delete Other User’s Posts :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
View Deleted Posts :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
[18] Anonymous Posting :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[19] Access Shared Drafts :white_check_mark:
[20] See and Use Staff Whispers :white_check_mark:
TL0 TL1 TL2 TL3 TL4 Category
[21] Daily Like Limit/Multiplier 50 50 x1.5 x2 x3 TL No
[22] Upload Avatar :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[23] Profile Background :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[24] Usercard Background :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
Mute other users :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[25] Ignore other users :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[26] View New User Post Messages :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[27] View Returning User Post Messages :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
Have actual links in the ‘about me’ field of their profile :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[28] Have all their links followed (automatic nofollow removed) :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[29] Access the Lounge :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[30] Have Shield Icon :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
Manage Users
Can view user info
Can update user’s preferences
Can adjust a user’s trust level

TL0 TL1 TL2 TL3 TL4 Category
[31] Flag Posts :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[32] Can hide TL0 spam posts :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[33] Flags count towards auto-supressing TL0 spammers :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[34] Flagging a post immediately takes effect and hides the target post :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
Review Posts and Flags :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
Silence or Suspend Users :white_check_mark:
Anonymize or Delete Users :white_check_mark:
TL0 TL1 TL2 TL3 TL4 Category
[35] Can send Personal Messages :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[36] Invite outside users to PMs making a group PM :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[37] Invite people to specific topics :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[38] Can send personal messages to an email address :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
TL0 TL1 TL2 TL3 TL4 Category
[39] Re-categorize and rename topics :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: TL/Category :white_check_mark:
Rebuild HTML :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
Add Staff Notice :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
Add Staff Colour :white_check_mark:
Lock Post :white_check_mark:
Split and Merge Topics :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
Delete Topic :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
Pin/Unpin Topic
 Pin Topic
 Pin Topic Globally
 Make Banner




Close Topics :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
Archive Topics :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
Make Topics Unlisted :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
See Unlisted Topics in Topic List :white_check_mark:
Reset Topic Bump Date :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
Set Topic Timer
 Auto-Close Topic
 Auto-Close Topic After Last Post
 Auto-Bump Topic
 Close Temporarily
 Schedule Publishing
 Auto-Delete Topic
 Auto-Delete Replies



Change Timestamp :white_check_mark:
Make Personal Message/Public Topic :white_check_mark:
Moderation History :white_check_mark:
TL0 TL1 TL2 TL3 TL4 Category
Edit Catgory Descriptions :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
Watched Words :white_check_mark:
View Logs
(Staff Actions, Screened Emails, Screened IPs, Screened URLs, Search Logs)
View Dashboard (no upgrade option) :white_check_mark:
[40] Allow moderators to create and manage categories and groups
[41] Allow moderators to change post ownership
[42] Allow moderators to view user emails
Plugins TL0 TL1 TL2 TL3 TL4 Category
[43] Mark Solutions (discourse-solved) :white_check_mark: TL :white_check_mark:
[44] Vote Limit (discourse-voting) 2 4 6 8 10
[45] Endorsements (discourse-category-experts) 1 1 x2 x2 x3

  1. max replies in first day
    newuser max replies per topic ↩︎

  2. max topics in first day
    min trust to create topic ↩︎

  3. reply by email enabled ↩︎

  4. email in
    email in min trust ↩︎

  5. newuser max attachments ↩︎

  6. newuser max embedded media
    min trust to post embedded media
    review media unless trust level ↩︎

  7. newuser max links
    min trust to post links ↩︎

  8. enable mentions
    newuser max mentions per post
    max mentions per post ↩︎

  9. min trust level for here mention ↩︎

  10. tagging enabled
    min trust level to tag topics ↩︎

  11. min trust to create tag ↩︎

  12. poll minimum trust level to create ↩︎

  13. min trust to edit post
    post edit time limit
    tl2 post edit time limit
    additional edits per day multiplier ↩︎

  14. min trust to edit wiki ↩︎

  15. min trust to allow self wiki ↩︎

  16. trusted users can edit others ↩︎

  17. max post deletions per day
    max post deletions per minute ↩︎

  18. allow anonymous posting ↩︎

  19. shared drafts category
    shared drafts min trust level ↩︎

  20. enable whispers ↩︎

  21. max likes per day
    additonal likes per day multiplier
    staff like weight ↩︎

  22. allow uploaded avatars
    automatically download gravatars ↩︎

  23. min trust level to allow profile background ↩︎

  24. min trust level to allow user card background ↩︎

  25. min trust level to allow ignore ↩︎

  26. new user notice tl ↩︎

  27. returning user notice tl ↩︎

  28. tl3 links no follow ↩︎

  29. /c/lounge/edit/security ↩︎

  30. How to make a staff user more recognizable ↩︎

  31. min trust to flag posts
    allow flagging staff
    additional flags per day multiplier ↩︎

  32. high trust flaggers auto hide posts ↩︎

  33. num users to silence new user
    silence new user sensitivity ↩︎

  34. hide post sensitivity ↩︎

  35. enable personal messages
    min trust to send messages
    max personal messages per day ↩︎

  36. min trust level to allow invite ↩︎

  37. min trust level to allow invite ↩︎

  38. min trust to send email messages ↩︎

  39. trusted users can edit others ↩︎

  40. moderators manage categories and groups ↩︎

  41. moderators change post ownership ↩︎

  42. moderators view emails ↩︎

  43. accept all solutions trust level ↩︎

  44. vote limit ↩︎

  45. max category expert endorsements per day
    additional category expert endorsements per day multiplier ↩︎


What’s the difference between a cell with :x: and a cell with nothing?


Nothing. :slight_smile: I think I put the :x: in for emphasis, and to provide a bit of shape to the ‘mini-sections’. Let’s try taking them out and see if it works better/is more consistent.

Edit: Any better?


I do think that’s slightly better.

And I like this table.


The table is now added to the blog post! We’re working on fixing the styling, so hang tight on that.


I love charts like this, and I love this chart! So… well done! :clap:


Now the TL0-TL4 one is on the blog it’s probably time to calve off the admin setting one into its own faq. I shall go and do that now. :+1: (I’ll also tuck the draft grids in this topic into details sections so as to not be too confusing for anyone reading this later)

And the topic is now here: Trust Level Permissions Table (inc Moderator Roles)


I think now there is no need for the link to the other table, which is shown in the topic of the blogpost before you press show full post, anymore.

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I made a change here – the table in the post was a bit… clunky (especially on mobile). Instead, I’ve linked to the topic @JammyDodger created. That will be the source of truth for up to date/accurate permissions listing for TLs.

Thanks all for bringing this up!