Hello Everybody and welcome to our new Social Media Forum, I am sure you'll have a great time, learn a lot and get answers for your questions from our great community.
Let's talk a little about User Levels, what they mean and what they're for.
First of all what you need to know is that this is not a normal forum, it's more oriented towards a community of people. So, the more active you are in the community, the more trust you gain from both the users and the forum alike. This translates to user levels, they are a way to:
- Sandbox new users in the community so that they cannot accidentally (or intentionally!) hurt themselves, the forum, or other users while they are learning what to do.
- Grant experienced users more rights so that they can help maintain and moderate the community they generously contribute so much of their time to.
1. User Level 0 (Also known as "New")
This means you've just registered, so you can be anyone, a spammer, a bot, granted also a good guy/gal ( which is what we hope everyone will be ), but the community doesn't know you so it don't trust you. This means that you are restricted from some actions while you're at this level
Users at trust level 0 cannot do the following:
- Send private 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
User level 1 (Also know as "Basic")
If you like what you found on the forum, and stick around for a little while, you'll get upgraded to this level pretty quick, here are the prerequisites:
- enter at least 5 topics
- read at least 30 posts
- spend a total of 10 minutes reading posts
Here's what you can do if you reach this level:
User level 2 (Also know as "Member")
If you really like our community and you are serious about it, you will both learn and share with the others what you have learned you can reach the Member status. Here are the prerequisites for this level:
- visit at least 15 days, not sequentially
- cast at least 1 like
- receive at least 1 like
- reply to at least 3 different topics
- enter at least 20 topics
- read at least 100 posts
- spend a total of 60 minutes reading posts
As you can see, there's not a lot that you need to do to reach this level, just be there for the community for a little while and you'll be regarded as a regular member.
You also get a couple of cool perks:
- Get access to the Level 2 "Advanced and Private Social Media Strategies" category which is invisible for everyone else and intended for advanced techniques on how to make money with social media
- 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 limit increased by 1.5 ×
User level 3 (Also know as "Regular")
Now this is were things really get interesting. If you're really involved in our community, help people when they need it, come up with new and interesting topics and are there for everyone, you'll eventually reach this level.
Unlike the previous categories, this is time and activity based, so if you're really active you can reach this level, however if you stop being active you can be downgraded back to Level 2 as well.
To reach this level in the last 100 days you must:
- have visited at least 50% of days
- 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
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.
While you're at this level you're almost like a moderator with the following perks:
- 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 nofollow858)
- spam flags cast on TL0 user posts immediately hide the post
- flags cast on TL0 user posts in sufficient diversity will auto-block the user and hide all their posts
- Daily like limit increased by 2 ×
This is pretty much how the trust levels work on MP Social. As you can see it's all set so people help each other more, the more you help the more power you have and the more people will trust you and see you as a mentor and go-to person.
Please don't try to abuse the system so you get to a higher level faster, all comes naturally if you're just there for your community
One last thing, you might be wondering what lever you are, so here's how to see that.
1 Go to your profile page by clicking on your icon in the top right corner then clicking on your forum name there.
2 On your profile page, at the top right corner you will see an "Expand button" click that ( if you don't have it skip to step 3 as you might have already done this)
3 Once you do this, a new horizontal bar should appear with a couple of extra details, one of them will be "Trust Lever" and should correspond with one of the above ones ( new user, basic user, member, regular )
Alternate way to check what level you are
In a topic you've replied to, if you click on your name your user card will show up, the first badge shown there is your level badge.