Here at Scholars of Shen Zhou, a rank below your name is used to indicate 'member status'. Please note, post count means nothing on this forum, and those who spam to raise post count will be dealt with by the forum rules accordingly. This nifty little guide explains all, and if you have any more questions to offer please post them here.
Following is a list ranks and corresponding post requirements for that rank.
Phearful Tyro - 0 Posts
Apprentice - 20 Posts
Initiate - 45 Posts
Student - 80 Posts
Assistant - 115 Posts
Academic - 160 Posts
Master - 205 Posts
Sage - 260 Posts
Scholar - 315 Posts
Changshi - 380 Posts
Langzhong - 440 Posts
Scholar of Shen Zhou - 600 Posts
: Moderator - Moderates certain forums
: Administrator - Runs Forum
What does “Tyro” Mean?
ty·ro or ti·ro n
somebody who is beginning to learn something
Comes from Medieval Latin tȳrō, meaning squire, a variant of Latin tīrō, meaning recruit.
What does “Shen Zhou” Mean?
To be brief, it means “China”.
How do I get a custom rank?
Sometimes we hold little educational/academic contests, the winner gets a custom title. There is also the monthly Scholar of Shen Zhou award. Those methods aside, the only way to get one is to be a moderator or admin. How do you become one of them? We show open positions in the Public Council. Asking over and over again before there is an opening is a good way to make sure you never get the position.
Does my post count matter?
Here at SoSZ, no, post count does not matter. We do not take post count into account when deciding who is a good standing member of the community. In fact, we don't even look at post count when deciding who would be a good moderator. Post count means nothing here except the amount of your participation (it can only indicate quantity, however, not quality). As such, those who spam to raise their post counts will be dealt with according to forum rules. The titles with the post counts are just a nice way to reward participation.
What happened to the dots?
The administration of the forum decided that dots were a useless graphic on the forum, which only took up extra load time, bandwidth, and space. Because they only indicated post count -- a useless thing on SoSZ -- there was no reason to keep them around. We have found that the forum looks cleaner without the dots, and we do not plan on bringing them back to the forum ever again.
But I saw a member with dots!
Any member with dots has put an old dot graphic into their avatar. There are one or two members who do have actual 'dots'; this is because they annoyed me about the dots enough that I decided to annoy them in return. Do not ask for dots.