Trust Levels Guide

If you go to:, at the bottom, you will see this.

These are the trust levels built into Discourse, They gain perks for what you can do in the fourms, and this PSA is what this will be talking about!
So let’s go right into it!

Trust Level 0

Trust Level 0 doesn’t have a name and is given to new people who sign up, they come with a lot of restrictions like:

  • 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
  • Post more than 10 replies
  • Edit their own posts after more than 24 hours
Trust Level 1

To get Trust Level 1 (Basic) You will need to:

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

If you ask me, that it pretty easy! But your new so you won’t be bothered (Joking :clown_face:).
TL1s can:

  • Use all core Discourse functions; all new user restrictions are removed
  • Send PMs
  • Upload images and attachments if enabled
  • Edit wiki posts
  • Flag posts
  • Mute other users
Trust Level 2

To Get Trust Level 2 (Member), You will need to:

  • 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

A little harder, but it’s possible,
TL2s can:

  • Use the “Invite others to this topic” button for one-click onboarding of new users to participate in topics
  • Invite outside users to PMs making a group PM
  • Daily like, edit, and flag limits increased by 1.5×
  • Ignore other users
  • Edit their own posts for up to 30 days after posting
Trust Level 3

To get Trust Level 3 (Regular): You will need to:

  • 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
    Regulars are like minimods that are almighty (joking but yeah).
    TL3 can:
  • Recategorize and rename topics
  • Access a secure category only visible to users at trust level 3 and higher
  • Have all their links followed (we remove automatic nofollow)
  • 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)
  • Daily like, edit, and flag limits increased by 2×
Trust Level 4

To get Trust Level 4 (Leader), You need to:

  • Manual promotion by staff only

TL4s can:

  • Edit all posts
  • Pin/unpin topic
  • Close topics
  • Archive topics
  • Make topics unlisted
  • Split and merge topics
  • Reset topic bump date
  • Daily like, edit, and flag limits increased by 3×
  • Any TL4 flag cast on any post immediately takes effect and hides the target post
  • Can send personal messages to an email address

Alright, those are the trust levels!
But that’s not all, you can also lose these trust levels if you are breaking the FAQ (Refer to the link below)
You could get demoted to TL0 if you are breaking the FAQ.

So that’s it for this PSA! If you don’t want to lose your trust levels, Don’t Break the FAQ.


I never knew you could get demoted to TL0 if you break the FAQ…

Overall, Great Guide!


Nice PSA!


Nice PSA! I Didn’t know it was possible to get demote to TL0

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I have personal experience with being demoted, don’t do it :slight_smile:


Wait, what do you mean by “breaking the [frequently asked questions]”?


He means the TOS



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You can also get demoted from TL3 (to TL2) if your post gets flagged enough times or you get silenced/suspended.


Or if you don’t meet the requirements.


That… is sad
I guess

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@Blizzy you might be getting TL 3 in a week or so. That’s when you hit 50 days visited!


Yeah, but I might not be on as much, since shook starts then

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but we did in discourse


reffering to

btw the tl0 demotions are manual demotions, i only got demoted to tl2 over there

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Driving a Bumper car, Bumps into another Bumper car


We doing this again!


but you just bumped it a few hours ago?


then y bump again???