Membership levels?


Can anyone explain how one moves through the different membership levels here?

I’ve noticed some members have “regular” next to their usernames, and I’m having label envy. I had some ridiculous title like “senior” or “elder” in the old CAF, but I knew exactly how I’d gotten that label.

Here, I have no idea what’s going on with membership levels.

Anyone understand this system of trust and likes and all that?


Hi Gertabelle,

I found a Discourse Meta page that describes the different member levels for Discourse members.

Here is the link for it, so that you can see what’s required for each level:


Wow. That’s totally different from the old CAF, ain’t it? :rofl: :joy:

Thanks for finding and posting that, OGM. :heart:

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You’re welcome! :heart:


i would note that showing the “level” name (like “Regular” ) on your profile is optional.
Also, in Discourse you can fall down a level if you get too many flags or something.
For that reason, i think all the Discourse “trust levels” are basically hokum.


From the Discourse website:

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% (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

*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.

Yeah, when I read the requirements for “Regular” and how it can be lost, my first thought was this isn’t worth it.

Over the summer, I could see myself viewing 25% of the new posts over 100 days, but certainly not reading 25% of the new posts over 100 days, and I certainly wouldn’t be able to (or care to) maintain that level of participation.

I’m actually super impressed at how many people have that status – some of my favorite contributors, but I guess that’s to be expected. :smile:

Anyway, carry on.


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