Continuing the conversation about improvements to Community, or rather, evolving it from a home for the construction team to operations, data, and the science community, let’s talk about trust levels.
Trust level recap-
- Basic- visit once, spend 10 minus, read 30 posts in 5 topics.
- Member- visit 15 days, spend 60m, read 100 posts in 20 topics, reply to 2 topics.
- Regular- over the last 100 days, read 25% of all posts, in 25% of all topics, & reply to 10 topics.
- Leader- placed there by staff.
Member status/trust level 3 is not sticky; one can lose it by not being around for the last 100 days. Unless one is placed there by fiat, I assume.
The question I have is about our user statistics:
trust level/ count
0 / 285
1 / 207
2 / 48
3 / 300
4 / 136
What should be a power law is a dual power law, because of Rubin staffers being put into trust level 3. It looks like in the first power law we’d have ~10 regulars. These would be outside the staffers. I wonder if they exist? Is there a way to tell?
The thing is likely the meaning of trust level 3/regular. The high wall seems to be over the last 100 days read 25% of all posts, in 25% of all topics. A concrete proposal would be to lower the percentage numbers, the idea of growing community regulars.