With the influx of new users asking about TL2, I’m basically making this topic to pin the old “Why Have I Not Reached Trust Level (X)” again - as there’s been a recent influx of users asking about how to get to TL2. Until such time as the mods re-pin the attached topic, I hope this will suffice for users looking to get that coveted “Member” badge.
But in short, for users trying to meet the requirements for TL2, here’s a secret:
The requirements for the IFC trust levels are not the same as the Discourse trust levels.
It’s no use saying “I’ve completed all the requirements” because no one knows what the requirements are. The requirements are hidden to prevent TL farming. I’ll say again: the requirements are not the same as Discourse.
Side note: spam posting irrelevant and non-useful topics, especially the “What’s your favourite…” or “Why is this aircraft better than…” is not going to get you to TL2 faster. In fact, more than likely, it’s going to hold you back until such a time that you’ve proved that you are actually a useful, helpful, contributing member of this community and not a create-topic-button junkie. Prove that you deserve TL2. And you’ll get it in no time.
Another side note: if your sole purpose of getting TL2 is for open beta, then you’ve already lost the point. First of all - we don’t know the qualifications for open beta yet (EDIT: It seems like it’s not restricted by trust level, so there you go). Secondly, like I said, prove that you deserve TL2. The added privileges of TL2 such as creating feature requests, additional votes etc. are a happy side-benefit. None of them should be a “primary” purpose. The primary purpose is to be part of an amazing community that shares and carries an undying, burning passion for aviation, with the power to make the app that we all love an even better experience!
Finally, here’s the official topic about it - hopefully this will be pinned again soon!