Continuing the discussion from Feedback on Badges.p2pu.org:
Sorry for the inconvenience. Discourse automatically assigns a trust level to a user and then adapts it according to the users’ behavior. Unfortunately we can’t manually assign a higher trust level to a user in the version of discourse we are running. If read something about a feature to do just that, but I don’t know if it’s implemented yet?
Thanks for letting us know about the fustrations with discourse, we would like to remove the hurdles and make this a great place for discussion!