When you hit 200 reputation on any Stack Exchange site, you are met with the prompt:
You've earned a bonus 100 reputation because we trust you on other sites in the network.
The key part is: because we trust you.
The recipient thinks: "Yay! I'm a trusted member of this site!". Right?
Apparently, you don't become 'trusted' until you reach 20k rep. Twenty-thousand. That's a lot (emphasis on lot) of reputation just to call someone 'trusted'.
This is my complaint/request. I have always questioned the usage of this wording at such a high bar.
- That's super high just to give someone the liberty to feel 'trusted' on this site. Then what where they before? Not trusted?
- You already said they're trusted 19.8k rep ago, when they got the assoc.
Change the 20k privilege wording to something like:
- Notable user
- High-profile user
- Pronounced user
Change the 200 rep privilege to something like:
- Growing user
- Advancing user
- Rising newcomer
Even this question opts into putting 'very' in the title.