How long are users considered "new"?

Hi, I’m new to this forum (1 week) and I’ve only posted in the Hitman 3 fan-made contracts thread.

I definitely have more than 3 replies in that thread already, but now the site is telling me I’m not allowed more than 3…?

Can I get some clarification on the reply rules? Maybe threads like that should allow more? How long until I’m not “new” any more?


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You can get to the Basic user level by doing the following:

Get to trust level 1 by…

  • Entering at least 5 topics
  • Reading at least 30 posts
  • Spend a total of 10 minutes reading posts

At a guess, it sounds as though you maybe haven’t entered enough topics?


Awesome, thanks for the response. You are correct, I haven’t read enough topics, I’ll do that now.

Is that user level stuff documented somewhere? I looked in the welcome & guidelines topics but I didn’t see anything.

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Yeah, all the trust level stuff is here:

There’s a link to it in the new user tutorial, but a lot of people skip that.


Thanks again, sorry I missed that. I got level 1 very quickly once I figured it out.

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Also, if you get a DM from Discobot, look at it.

It gives you a nice little tutorial on how comments work, how to quote things, stuff like that. I think it also links to rules about Trust Levels, so it’s useful to learn the ways around the forum easily.