I urge all new members to check out the Redshirts Lounge here
. It is a great way to interact with members of similar rank (and time served) aside from topic specific posting. Most Lounges have interesting, fun games to play and get to know one another. Those extra posts also count towards rank (hint, hint).
One question though. How do people choose to become ranked in the different species? Most people here have Federation ranks, but I think I saw a few Cardassian ranks here and there. Thanks.
For the official explanation of ranks, try the FAQ
of the QS&F (Questions, Suggestions & Feedback)
forum. Short form: One moves up through ranks by virtue of number of posts AND time as a member.
Custom ranks are a benefit of PAID membership, which is $25.00 US annually. Paid members also do not have to see all the ads, either.
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