Explaining user trust levels and permissions

I’ve created this handy overview of user permissions. Basically all users after registration start on trust level 0 (New User) and their trust level is increased with their participation (by visiting, reading and posting). One exemption is Leader (tl4) which is promoted by admin manually.

Want an illustration?

Visitor → Novice → Regular → Leader → Elder

Seems like great starting point for our user trust system, though we changed a few names. So in our case it is as follows:

0 (New) → 1 (Basic) → 2 (Member) → 3 (Regular) → 4 (Leader)

Your current level is visible on your user page. When reaching new level, you will be notified about new user badge.

Trust Level Usergroup
0 New User
1 Basic Member
2 Member
3 Regular
4 Leader

So let’s look at each user level in detail…

New users

(trust level 0)

New users/Users at trust level 0 cannot

  • Send private messages to other users
  • Flag posts
  • Post more than 1 image
  • Post any attachments
  • Post more than 2 hyperlinks in a post

If a user sticks around long enough to read a bit, system now trusts them as a basic user.

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

Basic Users

(trust level 1)

Basic users can:

  • Use all core Overgrow forum functions
  • Upload images and attachments
  • Edit wiki posts
  • Flag posts (for moderator supervision or approval)


(trust level 2)

Members keep coming back to the site, and have participated long enough to earn complete citizenship.

Members 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×

You can 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


(trust level 3)

Regulars are the most active readers and reliable contributors over long periods of time.

Regulars can:

  • Recategorize and rename topics
  • 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
  • Make their own posts wiki (that means editable by any TL1+ users)
  • Daily like limit increased by 2×
  • Access special forum category - Private Lounge

You 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%
  • of posts created in the last 100 days, must have read 25%
  • must have received 30 likes, and given 30 likes.


(trust level 4)

Leaders are regulars who have been around forever and seen everything. They set a positive example for the community through their actions and their posts. If you need advice, these are the folks you turn to first.

Leaders have the ability to

  • Edit all posts
  • Pin/unpin topic
  • Close topic
  • Archive topic
  • Make topic unlisted
  • Split and merge topics
  • Daily like limit increased by 3×

Manual promotion only at the moment!

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Do basic users can now edit Wiki posts, for example an auction? Is it a recent change or was it from the beginning?, thanks … beer3|nullxnull

Hey @George1961 , post 3 shows a date of Dec 2, '16 with no edits and says TL1 can edit Wiki’s.

Strange indeed, imagine someone banned coming back as basic user and “editing his way” all around, thought that responsability should be only available for more advanced members … :expressionless:


I don’t know what number trust level I have hope it’s more than 1 lol

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You sir are listed as Member so you are TL2.

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Does level 2 get you free lap dances


I would think if you had that in certain clubs or with the Mrs. All about who you know :slight_smile:


There’s no sex in the champagne room lol


I didn’t think I could, till t2 but. It was a ways back.


I don’t disagree with that at all brother. It takes next to nothing to get to TL1 so you have a valid point. I cannot say if this was ever different, just going by the post above that was made in 2016 and shows no edits.


The fact of since when it is stated is just anecdotal. I just think that before you edit some FAQ’s article, auction or seed run list you should at least have shown your knowledge, experience and commitment to the forum.

Found some reference to this in the past from a truly appreciated and respected member, hope she doesn’t mind if I quote her, her wise words are still valid today … beer3|nullxnull



If you have a minute could you take a look at my stats and tell me where I am in relation to making level 3

Do I need to read more, post more or what? Do we have to read 25% of all posts, even those threads that have nothing to do with growing, most don’t interest me as they don’t really relate

Just curious, it doesn’t really make any difference


Hey bud, any of the @moderators can help you with a report showing what you need. Just in case Joe is afk.

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Could be lack of visits in the last 100 days … :sunglasses:

I’m here pretty much every day though

I know, but it counts the last 100 days ( * must have visited at least 50% of days) so I am confident you will soon be promoted once you leave back that blackout … beer3|nullxnull


Ok that’s probably it but how do you get lack of days from what you posted above? I’m missing something, where does it tell you days visited recently etc

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That’s where you need a report from a @moderators . It will give you all the info broken down. It’s a great report showing all that’s needed and all you have done. It’s really the only way I know of.


It’s just fun to find about and if that helps better people to check their statistics, less work for our mods ejem|nullxnull. You just have to look for Users in the hamburger menu, here you are for a quarter period: