Understanding Discourse Trust Levels

@anon6991706 just helped me identify an issue that I was not aware of.

I have been messaging new users to invite their friends, but it turns out it requires being a member at trust level 2. Quoting relevant section of the post linked above:

Trust Level 2 — Member

Members keep coming back to your community over a series of weeks; they have not only read, but actively participated long and consistently enough to be trusted with full citizenship.

Get to trust level 2 by…

  • visiting at least 15 days, not sequentially
  • casting at least 1 like
  • receiving at least 1 like
  • replying to at least 3 different topics
  • entering at least 20 topics
  • reading at least 100 posts
  • spend a total of 60 minutes reading posts

Users at trust level 2 can…

  • 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×

I apologize for being ignorant of this limitation of being able to invite friends only after being upgraded to trust level 2. I am going ahead and upgrading several members who have been around long enough and have contributed along the way to level 2 to thank them for their time and contribution.

I also want to publicly thank @anon6991706 for pointing this out and have upgraded him to trust level 2 already as well.

If anyone else wants to invite their friends, please feel free to message me and I would be very happy to upgrade you to trust level 2 because you will be helping grow this community among us grad students. An alternative is to just share the link: https://discuss.cs.uchicago.edu with them and ask them to use the Sign Up button.