Understanding Discourse Trust Levels

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  • Must have received 20 likes, and given 30 likes.*

  • These likes must be across a minimum number of different users (1/5 the number), across a minimum number of different days (1/4 the number). Likes cannot be from PMs.

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Can somebody explain to me how this works?

Say a person has 100 likes over the last 100 days, does that mean they must come from 20 different users (1/5) and over 25 different days (1/4)?

This would imply that the more likes somebody has, the more they must come over different days. What happens if somebody has a post on one day that garners over 100 likes, and they end up with 200 likes?

Would they then need to have their likes between 40 different users (1/5) and over 50 different days (1/4) in order to achieve Trust Level 3?

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Is there any way to find out whether a particular discourse has modified the requirements for trust levels?

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No unless ad admin/moderator is nice enough to tell that.

I don’t count likes on my forum because it is rewarding only quantity, not quality — paradox of million flies. Somewhere else the situation can and will be different.

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Usually other sites change their requirements to prevent people ‘farming’ trust levels. For example, if you need x amount of replies to gain TL3 if one knows the requirements they could post meaningless things just to gain the trust level. In terms of meaningful discussion I think its a good idea to change the settings on your site in general.

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What categories can TL1, TL2, and TL3 post in?

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That depends on the settings of the categories. For each category an admin can decide which group can see, reply and write in it. So it can depend on the trust level group, but also on other groups

Understanding groups and category permissions (security settings)

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Note that TL3 lounges are default on most forums. (These are categories that trust level 3 regulars can see and post in)

Example: Lounge

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Actually, the Lounge is no longer included in new installs by default. Though admins are free to create their own if they wish. :slight_smile:

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Retracted because I'm an idiot and it was already answered

I know I’m pinging in late on this. I was just explaining Trust Levels on our forum and linked the blog post. I just noticed this time it says “there are five trust levels” but there are only four defined - the top one being “Leader” which is basically a user manually promoted to Mod.

Was there a fifth level at some point, or are they considering site Admins as “level 5”?

EDIT: Durrr…Level 0 forgot that one… 0-4 = 5. Teach me to reply before scrolling all the way down!

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level 0 is a trust level. thus 5 in total.

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Yeah, I just edited my post. As an Admin I should know better than to reply with a question before scrolling completely through a topic! My bad!

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been there before :grin:

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That’s one fifth and one fourth of the requirements, the 20 and the 30. So received likes need to be from 4 people across 5 days, while given likes need to be to 6 people over 8 days.

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It was stated that:

TL3 spam flags cast on TL0 user posts immediately hide the post

It is so easy to get to TL1 that I think a good idea would be to change it to TL1 or below. There may be reasoning that I don’t see. I just know that as a Regular in some discourse servers, it is hard to deal with spam posts if there is not a moderator online.

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The post is also hidden if multiple users flag it What happens when you flag a post. If a site has a problem with a lot of spam users at tl1 they could change how easy you reach tl1. Or they change how easy a post is hidden

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13 posts were split to a new topic: Why could I not create a topic before posting?

How many is enough to hide it?

Judging by the discussion above its referring to the num users to silence new user site setting. In this case it takes 3 separate flags to hide the post if it exceeds the hide post sensitivity setting which is set to medium by default.

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3 posts were split to a new topic: Automatically remove posts if they receive too many flags

It is now available in Discourse 3.2, Amazing!

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