Not only new forums, but new forum guidelines.

Here is the entire post on the new forums,

here is the meat and potatoes as it were.


Trust level 0 users cannot:

  • Flag posts
  • Post more than 3 topics
  • Post more than 10 replies


Get to trust level 1 by…

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

Users at trust level 1 can…

  • Post unlimited topics and replies
  • Edit wiki posts (more on Wiki Posts Below)
  • Flag posts
  • Create links and video embeds to trusted websites like Blizzard websites, YouTube, or Twitch


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

Users at trust level 2 can…

  • Have an increased “like” count.


Get to trust level 3 by…

  • Must have visited at least 50% of last 100 days
  • Must have replied to at least 10 different topics
  • Of topics created in the last 100 days, must have viewed 500 topics
  • Of posts created in the last 100 days, must have read 20,000 posts (both starting posts and replies)
  • Must have received 20 likes, and given 30 likes.
  • Must not have received more than 5 spam or offensive flags (with unique posts and unique users for each, confirmed by a moderator)
  • Must not have been suspended (including forum suspensions or in-game account actions of any Blizzard game)

Trust Level 3 users can

  • Create Wiki Posts (more on that below)
  • Post animated gifs, images, compatible video embeds, and links to any website

For regular users, even if you are Trust Level 3 on the Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, or BlizzCon forums, your forum stats and trust level will be different here.

I visit the forums on occasion, mostly to check on our connected server to see if there is any news, or replies to our guild recruitment.  I have a suspicion, that getting Rank 2 may be difficult for me to get.

Maybe it is an effort to get people to visit the forums more often, maybe it is a way to tempt you to treat visiting the forums as it’s own mini game.  I think I will just keep doing what I am doing, and hopefully I will get at least rank 1.  I am sure that people will try to find ways to be disruptive no matter what.  It will be interesting to see if this actually works.

9 thoughts on “Not only new forums, but new forum guidelines.

  1. How curious, they really seem to want to reward dedicated forum warriors with that. Stuff like trust level 0 would make sense if they were having to fight spammers for example, but I thought you needed an active sub to post on the forums to begin with? In that case it just seems weird.

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