As JohnHoltz said, only the OP of the linked question can answer definitively. Chances are, they are referring to the Bortle scale, as that is the most common one you will hear of.
There is also the NELM method (Naked Eye Limiting Magnitude) that classes the darkness of the sky by the faintest star you can see with the naked eye.
There is also the Antoniadi Seeing Scale. Both this and the NELM method can be seen HERE.
the problem with these are that people have different eyesight. Some people can see much fainter stars than other with a naked eye. This means these methods can be good for a general idea only.
Additionally, you could always purchase a SQM (Sky quality meter) which is a small, portable battery powered device that you take out to your dark sky site, point it at the zenith, and the screen will display the darkness of the sky. Do beware that the SQM measures in 'magnitudes per square arcsecond' which means the higher the number, the darker the sky.