Trusted users are authenticated users that have posted a number of useful comments and have shown that they are NOT:
- an automated spam machine
- a troll or flame artist
Trusted users may post comments without having to be approved by the moderators. Plus, comments by trusted users start with a score of 5 for moderation purposes (authenticated users start with 0).
NOTE: Comment approval by moderators is disabled as a trial - all comments should appear on the site immediately.