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Doesn’t Discourse have an Elder rank?

Elder was the old name for the leader role

Was meant to be a reply to Jev, not trickshot

So there is an Elder rank but we stayed with the 4 ones we use now.

Nah, elder got renamed to leader to better convey it’s role. And what was leader is now called regular, etc

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actually, Elder would fit well between Regular and Leader though

Elder is mods.


but Mods and mods

Elder is renamed to Mods. We have the following:

0 = new
1 = basic
2 = regular
3 = leaders
4 = mods

What are the requirements to obtain basic?

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i know. im just playing

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I think mods are different to elders, and not really on the user trust level scale, you forgot ‘member’ between ‘basic’ and '‘regular’

Discourses Example: Visitor - Novice - Regular - Leader - Elder, 5 different trust levels.

Another example from them is New - Basic - Member - Regular - Leader. Also 5 levels.

Our forums.

0 = new
1 = basic
2 = regular
3 = leaders
4 = mods

Also 5 levels.


New=Basic User
Basic=Member and so forth?

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Correct. Trust level 0 is new and has very limited abilities to do things on here.

Nobody’s a basic bitch in our community though! They are all citizens of the Forums Of Evolve!

Nah, Trust level 0 is there to prevent people from creating a brand new account and spamming/flooded the forums… It doesn’t last long but reduces a LOT of spammers. You’d be surprised how many get caught in System’s filter :slight_smile: I enjoy purging them from time to time.

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Evil Cow, enjoying to delete accounts :smiling_imp:


We still have members as a badge and a level for forumers here

Also discourse 'regular trust level=3 has the same power, and the same old requirements (before our side lowered the requirements), as our ‘regular trust level=2 (according to you)’

Regular (3)

Regulars are the most active readers and reliable contributors over long periods of time.

They can get to trust level 3 by…

This is time and activity based, unlike the previous levels. 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%
of posts created in the last 100 days, must have read 25%
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

  • 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 these must be true.

Unlike other trust levels, you can lose trust level 3 status. If you dip below these requirements, whether from flagging or the passage of time, you will be demoted 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.

Admins can change these thresholds in…

leader_promotion_min_duration (grace period)
Users at trust level 3 can…

recategorize and rename topics
access a private “frequent flier’s lounge” category only visible to users at trust level 3 and higher
have all their links followed (we remove automatic nofollow509)
spam flags cast on TL0 user posts immediately reach the action threshold
Daily like limit increased by 2 ×

And trust level=4 (mods according to you) lack the ability to do a global pin, or delete posts, like the leaders here

Users at trust level 4 can…

edit all posts
pin/unpin topic
close topic
archive topic
make topic unlisted
Split and merge topics
Daily like limit increased by 3 ×

Trust levels 3/4, as defined by thecreator in the guide to the forum

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