Uh-oh. So if I send 10 merits to 10 people trusting me then I'm in DT1? That doesn't sound right. Perhaps merits sent by the candidate should be excluded from the calculation. Just to prevent the most egregious abuse (or being accused of abuse when none was intended).

Good idea, done. But don't worry too much about this stuff when sending merit or you're going to go crazy.

Since it already changed, I just reconstructed DT1 again, and maybe I'll do it again in a couple of days. Many people can get eligibility just by setting a trust list, so things could change quickly at the beginning. Then I'll aim to do it roughly monthly.

To illustrate, this is how the current DT1 was arrived at:

**Static part: calculated only periodically**Each number includes the previous criteria.

- If rank was determined solely using earned merit, then you must be of at least Member rank.

- You must have been online sometime within the last 3 days.

2431 members

- Your trust list must include at least 10 users, not including ~distrust entries.

100 members

- You must have posted sometime within the last 30 days.

90 members

- You must not be banned or manually blacklisted from selection.

90 members

- You must have at least 10 people directly trusting you each with an earned merit of at least 10, not including merit you sent yourself.

23 members

- You must have at least 1 person directly trusting you with an earned merit of at least 100, not including merit you sent yourself.

23 members, giving a final DT1 of:

theymos

HostFat

dooglus

gmaxwell

OgNasty

SebastianJu

qwk

Cyrus

monkeynuts

TMAN

Lauda

Mitchell

Blazed

greenplastic

suchmoon

achow101

owlcatz

JohnUser

BitcoinPenny

zazarb

actmyname

The Pharmacist

krogothmanhattan

**Dynamic part: recalculated constantly**(Omitting lists for undisputed ones.)

theymos: Total votes 9 = included

HostFat: Trusted by theymos; distrusted by gmaxwell, TMAN, Lauda, achow101, owlcatz, The Pharmacist. Total votes -6 = excluded.

dooglus: Total votes 8 = included

gmaxwell: Trusted by theymos, OgNasty, Cyrus, TMAN, Lauda, achow101, The Pharmacist; distrusted by HostFat. Total votes 6 = included.

OgNasty: Trusted by theymos, SebastianJu, greenplastic, achow101, krogothmanhattan; distrusted by TMAN, Lauda, suchmoon, owlcatz, BitcoinPenny, The Pharmacist. Total votes -1 = excluded

SebastianJu: Total votes 4 = included.

qwk: Total votes 5 = included

Cyrus: Total votes 7 = included.

monkeynuts: Total votes 6 = included.

TMAN: Trusted by Lauda, greenplastic, owlcatz, BitcoinPenny, The Pharmacist, krogothmanhattan; distrusted by OgNasty. Total votes 5 = included.

Lauda: Trusted by gmaxwell, qwk, TMAN, Blazed, suchmoon, owlcatz, JohnUser, BitcoinPenny, The Pharmacist; distrusted by HostFat, OgNasty. Total votes 7 = included.

Mitchell: Total votes 9 = included.

Blazed: Trusted by Cyrus, monkeynuts, TMAN, Lauda, Mitchell, suchmoon, BitcoinPenny, The Pharmacist, krogothmanhattan; distrusted by zazarb. Total votes 8 = included.

greenplastic: Total votes 2 = included.

suchmoon: Trusted by dooglus, Lauda, Blazed, owlcatz, The Pharmacist; distrusted by OgNasty. Total votes 5 = included.

achow101: Total votes 2 = included.

owlcatz: Trusted by TMAN, greenplastic, suchmoon, BitcoinPenny, krogothmanhattan. Total votes 5 = included.

JohnUser: No trusts/distrusts on DT1. Total votes 0 = included.

BitcoinPenny: Total votes 4 = included.

zazarb: Total votes 2 = included.

actmyname: Trusted by TMAN, Lauda, Blazed, suchmoon, The Pharmacist; distrusted by theymos. Total votes 5 = included.

The Pharmacist: Trusted by qwk, TMAN, Lauda, Blazed, suchmoon, owlcatz; distrusted by OgNasty, zazarb. Total votes 6 = included.

krogothmanhattan: Trusted by monkeynuts, TMAN, greenplastic, BitcoinPenny; distrusted by owlcatz. Total votes 4 = included.

So the final result is:

theymos

~~HostFat~~dooglus

gmaxwell

~~OgNasty~~SebastianJu

qwk

Cyrus

monkeynuts

TMAN

Lauda

Mitchell

Blazed

greenplastic

suchmoon

achow101

owlcatz

JohnUser

BitcoinPenny

zazarb

actmyname

The Pharmacist

krogothmanhattan