Quick Tips on getting the most from PinStack's Trust Level System
What is the main purpose of the Trust Level
The Stacker's Trust Level in its simplest form is the ranking of a member's trustworthiness with respects to providing accurate and reliable contributions and answers to smartphone support questions posted. It also indicates the level of which each user adds positively to our community. The main purpose of our Trust Level system is to maintain the highest level of support, ensure content accuracy and to promote user feedback in a form that helps shape the site. Obviously trust is something that has to be earned over time and at the core of our Trust Level system are the members.
How does the Trust Level System Work?
With well over a million PinStack website visits per month there's a lot of activity that takes place here. Everyday there are 1000's of replies and threads that users scan through for relevant info and knowledge. As these users posts and browse our forums, they find useful posts from helpful members who go out of their way to help fellow smartphone users find solutions to their technical support questions. These useful and accurate support posts are acknowledged by clicking the button to agree with a users posts and submit points toward their trust level.
Example of adding Trust to a user:
What are the Levels of Trust?
The levels of Trust are as follows:
|Trouble user||-101 or less|
Can this system be abused?
About the only way to abuse the Trust Level system is not using it. If a user provides you with fast accurate support don't let it go unrewarded. As for abuse there are 14 measures in place to prevent abuse of this system. Of course, we can't list them or the specifics of each one. However, you will see some of the limitations that helps to ensure it's accuracy as you use the service.
How accurate are Trust Levels?
The range of Trust Level points are from -100 to 1100 points. Stackers can award from around 1 to 10 points per user in a single vote (can't vote for the same user twice) based on conditionals. Thus, for a member to have a high trust level it will take a lot of Stackers (with high Trust) all agreeing that he/she is trustworthy. In addition, only the PinStack Moderation Team can lower a Stacker's Trust Level. As always, users who violate forums rules or post inaccurate information should be reported using the report post feature or a Private Message to a member of the Moderation Team.
You will find 'Report' links in many places throughout the board. These links allow you to alert the board staff to anything which you find to be offensive, inaccurate, objectionable or illegal. Also, report any users who PM other members or self promote themselves. Report users who try this and you'll be awarded Trust points if we see fit.
How can I avoid Trust point
First and foremost, it is considered improper to promote oneself for Trust points, either in ones profile signature, directly in a post or via any 3rd party means. This will result in complete removal of all your Trust points and possibly a permanent ban from PinStack.com.
The following acts or behavior will result in minor to strong deductions from Trust Points: