Just for reference, here are the current settings for 'rank' based on postings
Stars Members Required posts
Newbie * 2005 0
Member * 2577 1
Senior Member ** 101 50
Contributor *** 43 100
Senior Contributor **** 44 150
Forecaster ***** 73 300
and yes, it is just for fun.. no 'quality' is indicated by the ranking, just 'quantity'.
And.. postings in Chit-Chat, Posting Games, and Test Zone do not count.
We'd set this up based on the original weatherforum.net settings and haven't changed it since June, 2006 when the forum started.