New User Sandbox and the Trust System
The community is open to the public. This means that new visitors are initially strangers to the community. We use a trust system where users can, over time, earn the trust of the community and gain abilities to assist.
This online application is designed to offer safe defaults for our community of practice, even with no active moderation.
0 (new) → 1 (basic) → 2 (member) → 3 (regular) → 4 (leader)
All new users start out in a sandbox with restrictions for everyone's safety. Trust level 0 (new) users cannot …
- post more than 2 hyperlinks
- post any images or file attachments
- send private messages
- flag posts or topics
- have actual links in the "about me" field of their profile
@name mention more than 2 users in a post
Virtually every action a user can take is rate limited for safety, and especially so for new users. But don't worry, new users can transition to trust level 1 in about 15 minutes.
These defaults are safe, however we will add more privileges to known community members.