This is an ongoing discussion, and I’d love to hear feedback on this topic:
We could require trust level 1 for everyone to start new topics in any developer category. And while I pushed this idea back at first (because I thought the requirement was posting a certain amount of topics), I think this is the way to go for the developer categories because developers are used to digging in first, and it will help to decrease moderation and frustration work in these categories. (by a lot of wrongly started topics with technical support questions on wallets and whatnot)
Trust level 1 means:
User must “enter” 5 topics before promotion to trust level 1.
User must “read” 30 posts before promotion to trust level 1.
User must “spend” 10 minutes reading posts before promotion to trust level 1.