FYI all - Per @needscoffee’s cite, Trust level 3 is labeled “regular”.
That choice of name implies that Discourse assumes a lot of people will be auto-promoted to it. Yes, the intention is more like “He’s a regular (= frequent customer) down at the bar” rather than “She’s a regular (= ordinary) user”. But there’s a lot of overlap. Successful places have lots of frequent customers who then become ordinary by their commonality.
Assuming all the settings in that doc are still set to the defaults, it takes a minimum of 100 days to achieve regular status. So late September for anyone who wasn’t part of the pre-cutover test team.
The other big hurdle is people must be giving & receiving a lot of “likes”, whatever those are. Since that’s not a part of current board culture, that’ll slow the rate of production of “regular” users. At least until we all learn that that’s the coin of the new realm and start giving them.
I’m not sure it matters enough to us ordinary schlubs for the administration to bother, but I’m curious what the settings are currently set to. It’s nice to be able to access Discourse’s documentation to know how to use the tools provided to us. It’d be even nicer to know when those docs are lying to us because of local setting changes or mods.