I know it's up to staff to change/establish rules, but here me out on this. I think the third trust level has some somewhat unreasonable aspects to it, namely project promotion. Recently, I posted a peice of concept art for a project I've been doing work on. In the topic, I said that I needed help. I went on to describe the project and then name some of the things I needed help with. Now of course I know now that this was against the rules, but you must forgive me, at the time I was unaware, which is completely my fault for not reading that rule. @Waj kindly corrected me and told me that he'd have to close my topic unless I edited out the violation. He politely informed me that project promotion was restricted to trust level 3, and so I simply edited out the promotion and he reopened my topic. All of this was good, and I'm glad Waj pointed this out to me so that I knew how I was breaking the rule, but my actual issue is with the rule itself. I'm not going to recommend making trust level 3 easier to achieve, but I'd like to ask if you could possibly make project promotion easier to attain. Not necessarily opening the Promotions and Advertising forum to trust level 2, but perhaps allowing people with trust level 2 to promote projects related to the topic in which the promotion is taking place, like in my situation.
Again, you guys are in charge, and I'm sure you have your reasons for making it the way it is, but these are just my thoughts on the issue. I hope you'll take them into consideration.