Okay I’m really sorry it took me so long to respond.
So first off, trust level criteria. This part I don’t actually have a problem with. I think the system makes sense, and it should stay the way it is.
It’s the actual levels that I have a problem with. I think that regulars and members currently are quite similar. And I don’t believe this is how it was initially intended, but feel free to correct me if I’m wrong about that. Think there should definitely be more involvement with regulars in things happening on the forum. And of course, not all things should involve the regulars — there’s leaders for a reason. But as of right now it feels pretty much the same to be a member or a regular, except for maybe one topic and a few responsibilities.
And maybe it’s just from my perspective, I could be wrong, but it feels like regulars are trusted just as much as members. And for both trust levels, it almost feels like we’re looked down upon in some ways. Everything is “behind the scenes” and something we can’t know. I do understand this to a certain point — leaders are chosen becuase they’re good for it, and the right people. And that is how it should be. I just think some more transparency could be nice. I’m sorry if this doesn’t make sense, I’m just trying to get out all my points.
As for what I personally have done, honestly, it’s not that much, which is something I truly would like to change. But I know a lot of other people have helped out it bad situations, kept people calm, and been great explaining things to new users. All in all many of the regulars on this forum do a lot setting a good example for other users, and helping out around with some smaller things.