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are mods the only one’s to closed topics like I am just curious to know.

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Thank You! - SoulsNotFound

Yep, only mods can close topics. Though after you reach trust level 4 I think you can close topics, but only a mod can promote you to that.

the mods and leaders are the only ones who can close topics- BUT, you have to be promoted by a mod to be a leader

what are the trust lvls? how do you get up to the next one?

cos on my profile, it says my trust lvl is basic user
is that lvl 1?
how do i ‘level up’?

These are copied from Discourse itself.

Trust Level 0:

By default, all new users start out at trust level 0, meaning trust has yet to be earned. These are visitors who just created an account, and are still learning the community norms and the way your community works. New users’ abilities are restricted for safety – both theirs and yours.

Trust Level 1:

At Discourse, we believe reading is the most fundamental and healthy action in any community. If a new user is willing to spend a little time reading, they will quickly be promoted to the first trust level.

Get to trust level 1 by…

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

Trust Level 2:

Members keep coming back to your community over a series of weeks; they have not only read, but actively participated long and consistently enough to be trusted with full citizenship.

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

Trust Level 3:

Regulars are the backbone of your community, the most active readers and reliable contributors over a period of months, even years. Because they’re always around, they can be further trusted to help tidy up and organize the community.

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 non-PM 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 or silenced in the last 6 months

  • 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.

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.

Trust Level 4:

Leaders are regulars who have been around forever and seen everything. They set a positive example for the community through their actions and their posts. If you need advice, these are the folks you turn to first, and they’ve earned the highest level of community trust, such that they are almost moderators within the community already.

Get to trust level 4 by…

  • Manual promotion by staff only
  • (Possibly via a to-be-developed election system in the future)
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thank you
so what is a basic user? lvl 2?

Basic is level 1

Member is level 2

Regular is level 3

Leader is level 4

ah ok
do you know anyone on lvl 2/3/4

I and 31 other people are on level 2.

No one is on level 3

I’m pretty sure all the mods and the account called “system” are on level 4.


You can see who is on what level in the badge section by clicking on the level

ah ok
do you get an email/notification when you change?

you get a pm from the system and a certificate.

You can be demoted from level 3, but not for any of the other levels

thanks so much
that was very insightful!

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yes i want to know thaty too

It means Private Message, if I guessed correctly

the only thing im missing from getting lvl 2 is 5 more days

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Well then, welcome to the member club!


i need 4 ddays
would have already gotten it but i got suspended for 2 weeks