The ranks are like Ben said by post number, as with many current forums. I could just change it so that all users were "user", and promote the forums as a stiff-collar and necktie discussion board. But our hope was that since this site is "heavily-moderated" that people would still realize they can let their hair down and ask any question they may have without ridicule, rather than think they have to impress the moderators with their poignant inquisitiveness.
I sympathize with the distastefulness this can invite however, as a poster's worth should be measured by the quality of their posts rather than the number of "bump" and "wUrd-up dood" responses any person can make.
After reading that last comment, please do me the grace of overlooking the number of posts I myself have made.
And in case you were wondering, no, you cannot achieve "admin" by exceeding a certain number of posts.
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