You might have noticed on the forum that there are different trust levels when you go to view Badges, and you might have wondered what they were:
What are trust levels?Trust levels are a way of grouping users depending on how much time they've spent on the forum and how they've contributed to the forum.
There are 5 different trust levels on the forum:
- New (0)
- Basic (1)
- Member (2)
- Regular (3)
- Leader (4)
How do trust levels work?Everyone starts off as a new user (level 0) when they first join the forum. As you spend more time on the forum, your trust level will move up and you'll be able to do more on the forum, such as being able to post more replies daily. You also have to meet different requirements to go to higher trust levels, for example by replying to and hearting posts.
Why do we have trust levels?Trust levels help stop spammers coming in and posting a million spam messages on the forum. If someone's trust level is 0 and they've just started on the forum, the computer won't let them post a million replies until it's sure that person is more trustworthy and has spent more time on the forum (and is not a robot) :smiley:
How do you move up higher trust levels?Each trust level has different requirements you have to meet in order to reach that trust level. There is a really great post [here] on trust levels if you want to know more specifically about each trust level, or like in the photo at the top of this post says, you can press on the "Granted" button of each trust level badge to go to the same website.
Here’s a screenshot of the website that it takes you to:
The requirements that are shown there on that website are general and the Hopscotch Team can change them to better suit this forum.
The main thing is though if you are contributing to the forum and following the guidelines, your trust level will move up pretty much without you even trying to And even if you don’t get a higher forum trust level and badge, the main thing is other people will trust you too
What happens when you have a higher trust level?You get more privileges as the computer recognises you as "safe" and "not a robot". Some of these include higher post limit, being able to upload images and being able to invite people. Like mentioned in the above question, go [here] for more info on each trust level and its privileges and requirements.
You also get a nice little badge on your profile too for your trust level
Hope that helps with understanding trust levels better and feel free to post other questions you have or share other info on trust levels
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