are in Trust Level 1 ('basic user" is Trust Level 1).
The forum system handles promotions automatically. After a quick look at your profile, I think perhaps the reason why you haven’t yet been promoted to Trust Level 2 is this:
Possibly. This is anecdotal, but I recently had one member PM me with this exact question. Turns out he met every requirement for TL2 but one: He’d never liked a post by someone else. All he needed to do to get promoted was click the little heart below 1 message, and he was immediately promoted. (The requirements include receiving and giving at least 1 like.)
In other words, as soon as you click the little heart symbol below a post, any post, you should be automatically promoted to Trust Level 2.
Also, please see this post for more information:
For an explanation about the different Trust Levels in Discourse, what is required for you to get to the next TL, and what privileges follow each level, please check out
To see what Trust Level you are currently in, click the little avatar at the top right corner of any page in the forums. That is, the circle that has either your picture, or a solid background color with the first letter of your username in it. Please note: The background color and letter will vary!