Here are the requirements for getting the Trust Level 2, which is Member, from Basic on the new forum:
They can get to trust level 1 by…
entering at least 5 topics
reading at least 30 posts
spend a total of 10 minutes reading posts
Admins can change these thresholds in…
Users at trust level 1 can…
use all core Discourse functions
Upload images and attachments if enabled
Edit wiki posts
have all new user restrictions removed
I was wondering, when they say entering at least 5 topics, do they mean starting new threads?
Or simply visiting and commenting on ongoing threads?
How does the forum know if we read 30 posts or not?
I am unclear about Admins changing thresholds. Does this mean they can promote or demote users at will?
I see forum users with the Basic badge who have entered photos and memes in their posts, which is supposedly a part of Level 1, not basic. EDIT: I see that Basic is level 1 and Member is level 2.
Hopefully some of this will be cleared up.
( I think this is my second or third new topic)
One of my favorite new features is seeing the little profile pics of each user lined up under each thread. So cool!