Trust Levels in npm.community


(Kat Marchán) #1

This forum uses Discourse’s trust level feature as part of both helping new users learn the ropes in this community, as well as reward users who keep showing up and participating, helping, and contributing.

The following is a summarized version of this Discourse’s trust level settings. It’s largely a copy paste from the blog post linked above, but may have some modifications as we change our own settings. This topic will be kept up to date with the latest settings.

You can check your own trust level by looking at the groups you belong to.

Trust Level 0 — New

Users at trust level 0 cannot …

  • Send personal messages to other users
  • “Reply as new topic” via Link button (UI removed)
  • Flag posts
  • Post more than 1 image
  • Post any attachments
  • Post more than 2 hyperlinks in a post
  • Have actual links in the ‘about me’ field of their profile (will be silently and temporarily converted to plain text)
  • Mention more than 2 users in a post
  • Post more than 3 topics in the first 24 hours after creating their first post
  • Post more than 10 replies in the first 24 hours after creating their first post
  • Access the #community:watercooler category
  • Read topics in #development

Trust Level 1 — Basic

Get to trust level 1 by…

  • Entering at least 5 topics
  • Reading at least 30 posts
  • Spend a total of 10 minutes reading posts

Users at trust level 1 can…

Trust Level 2 — Member

Get to trust level 2 by…

  • Visiting at least 15 days, not sequentially
  • Casting at least 1 like
  • Receiving at least 1 like
  • Replying to at least 3 different topics
  • Entering at least 20 topics
  • Reading at least 100 posts
  • Spend a total of 60 minutes reading posts

Users at trust level 2…

  • Can use the “Invite others to this topic” button for one-click onboarding of new users to participate in topics
  • Can invite outside users to PMs making a group PM
  • have their daily like limit increased by 1.5×
  • Get the Member badge
  • Can post new topics and show off their projects in the #community:showcase!
  • Can post new topics and replies in #support:troubleshooting
  • Can post new topics and replies in #community:tc39

Trust Level 3 — Regular

To get to trust level 3, in the last 100 days…

  • Must have visited at least 50% of days
  • Must have replied to at least 10 different topics
  • Of topics created in the last 100 days, must have viewed 25% (capped at 500)
  • Of posts created in the last 100 days, must have read 25% (capped at 20k)
  • Must have received 20 likes, and given 30 likes.*
  • Must not have received more than 5 spam or offensive flags (with unique posts and unique users for each, confirmed by a moderator)
  • Must not have been suspended

All of the above criteria must be true to achieve trust level 3. Furthermore, unlike other trust levels, you can lose trust level 3 status. If you dip below these requirements in the last 100 days, you will be demoted back to Member. However, in order to avoid constant promotion/demotion situations, there is a 2-week grace period immediately after gaining Trust Level 3 during which you will not be demoted.

Users at trust level 3 can…

  • Recategorize and rename topics
  • Access a secure category only visible to users at trust level 3 and higher
  • TL3 spam flags cast on TL0 user posts immediately hide the post
  • TL3 flags cast on TL0 user posts in sufficient diversity will auto-silence the user and hide all their posts
  • Make their own posts wiki (that is, editable by any TL1+ users)
  • Get their daily like limit increased by 2×
  • Get the Regular badge
  • Request free npm swag the first time they make it into TL3 (in the TL3 forum)
  • Create new topics in #development

Trust Level 4 — Leader

Can only be granted directly by staff.

Users at trust level 4 can…

  • Edit all posts
  • Pin/unpin topic
  • Close topics
  • Archive topics
  • Make topics unlisted
  • Split and merge topics
  • Get their daily like limit increased by 3×
  • Get the Leader badge

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(Kat Marchán) #2

(Michał Gołębiowski-Owczarek) #3

How can you check your current trust level? I can’t see anything on my user profile page.


(Kat Marchán) #4

I’m not really sure how discord intends to make this visible. One place you can check is by looking at your badges:

You can also check groups:

https://npm.community/groups

But I can’t really find where a user can more directly see what groups they belong to. It seems to be more visible to admins?


(Michał Gołębiowski-Owczarek) #5

According to the post you linked to:

Your current trust level is visible on your user page, and a summary of all trust levels within your community is presented on your dashboard.

I don’t see anything on my user page, though, and I don’t know what is my dashboard and how to find it.


(Kat Marchán) #6

I assume it’s because it’s shown in badges now. Which is kind of crappy imo.

That said, I’ve edited the original post to link to the badges so you can check it more directly from this post. Clicking through will also show you everyone who has that badge.


(Kat Marchán) #7

aha! I found it: https://npm.community/groups?type=my <— you can check what groups you’re in here. That includes trust levels. I’ve edited OP to include this more directly.


(Michał Gołębiowski-Owczarek) #8

Should I see anything on this page when I’m level 0 or only after I’m advanced to at least lvl 1? The page shows:

There are no visible groups.

and no further info.


(Kat Marchán) #9

hm. Weird. You should at least be able to see https://npm.community/groups/trust_level_0 on that list (and you’re definitely in that one – it’s visible on my admin panel stuff)


(Steven) #10

What does “entering at least 5 topics” mean? Does that mean comment on 5 topics?


(Kat Marchán) #11

it means literally clicking through to 5 different topics (aka “threads”)


(Steven) #12

TL2 says “Reading at least 100 posts”…are there even 100 posts in this forum yet?? :open_mouth:


(Kat Marchán) #13

There are! And there’s at least 2 community folks that have earned TL2 already, so it’s definitely possible. :slight_smile:

I think it might seem a bit too strict right now (and I was tempted to temporarily drop it to TL1), but I think as the community grows, TL1 will be a pretty low bar in general, and we’ll have plenty of people who want to enjoy their TL2 perks. I think it’s a good reward to be able to showcase your projects like that!


(Kat Marchán) #14

Oh right, to clarify: “post” includes replies! So just scrolling through threads will bump your “posts read” count. “Topics” only counts the thread itself :slight_smile:


(Wallas F. Morais ∴) #15

Isn’t yet.
I think the reason is that the group isn’t public or something like that.
When i enter the link https://npm.community/groups/trust_level_0 open the group page and i can search and found me.
But when in https://npm.community/groups?type=my show “Não há grupos visíveis” that is the same of “There are no visible groups” in my own native language.

Yet on the groups page, when i remove the ‘Filter by group type’ show some groups, but isn’t there the trust_level_0 one listed, and the only ones listed are:

app-eng App Engineer Team
npm App Engineering Team

cli-team npm CLI team
npm CLI Team

marketing npm Marketing team
npm Marketing Team

moderadores 3 Automatic
npme
npm Enterprise Team

npm-employees npm, Inc. Employees
npm Employee

security Security Team
npm Security Team

services-team
npm Services Team

support
npm Support Team


(Wallas F. Morais ∴) #16

While Trust Leve 1 - Basic yet the same behavior.


(Kat Marchán) #17

(Kat Marchán) #18

(Zb) #19

I’ve been hit by this issue a while ago and my main account naugtur is still banned from posting anything anywhere. No idea what I’m doing wrong. I’ve explored a bit and got trust level 1 for that, but it didn’t open the account to posting.