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Trusted User Features


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Trusted users are users with additional privileges across the platform. They have the ability to:

  • Mark a post as high quality
  • Mark a post as low quality
  • Flag a post to admins
  • Set the experience level of a post

Mod Center#

Once a user has the trusted status, they'll have access to the mod center by clicking the shield button on their nav bar.

Mod center

From the mod center, they can quickly view recently published articles and take the trusted actions highlighted below. Features not highlighted are available to users with higher privileges.

Trusted user priviledges

In addition to moderating posts from the mod center, trusted users have access to a quick mod panel on each post by clicking on the badge icon in the lower right.

Lower right badge icon for specific post.

Quick mod panel

Trusted users can also moderate specific comments by using the comment dropdown and clicking "moderate".

Comment moderation