Several of the moderators have been asked a variety of questions about moderation on this forum, so here are some notes for you. The waiting period is getting close for those trying to attain forum level 2, so a hearty premature congrats to you!
Trust levels should be attained by normal community interaction. There are a few things you can do to boost your “score” so there isn’t anything wrong with reading the page about levels and working on it. If you are the type that always comments and never makes a new topic, there are some easy ways to make a post. Don’t copy tips from Google and paste them (against the forum rules) but you can put up and ad or two for your gigs in My Fiverr Gigs, ask for input on a tough gig in Improve my Gig, and even if you aren’t new you can tell about yourself in New User Intros.
When it comes to flags, the best way to flag is to do it naturally. If you can tell that a post is against the rules (not just a mistake) then flag it. That does raise your score - but only if the mods agree with you - so choose wisely. Someone who writes a rant, puts it in Tips and gives the username is a good example. Rants don’t belong in tips, but the username is a dead no-no giveway, so flag it!
Last, please note that when you flag, you may see something in your forum messages that says something like this:
“Thanks for letting us know. We agree there is an issue and we’re looking into it.”
Those messages are auto-generated. There is no need to reply to them, because once the moderator has read and made a decision on the flag, they’ve probably archived the message and don’t need to see it pop up again. Those messages are there to let you know that someone human has seen the flag and will act as time permits.
Thanks to everyone for helping us continue to build this community!
Happy New Year from the Forum Team!