We get this question once or twice a year. I think it has been answered, but maybe not... or maybe we lost it.
Where do Member Ranks Come From?
Members often complain that they have been members for years and are still newbies. That is because
Member Ranks are determined by number of posts and not by how long someone has been a member.
Lots of folks sign up as members and never post. Even more sign up as members and read without signing in. Some sign up as members, decide against moving to Yucatan - or leave Yucatan to go home - and never post again. Either way, time alone would not make them any kind of an expert.
The Member Ranks and the range of numbers of posts for each category are:
Lurker: 0 – 4 posts
Newbie: 5 – 19 posts
Member: 20 – 99 posts
Advanced Member: 100 – 249 posts
Super Advanced: 250 – 499 posts
Expert: 500 – 999 posts
Veteran: 1,000 – 4,999 posts
Genius: 5,000 – 9,999 posts
Double-Super Genius: 10,000 posts