Look another Bev-head! Welcome, Bev
, you are in good company here. :thumbsup:
Re the lounges, you move through the lounges as your post count increases. I guess you're in the Lower Decks now and I think there's a Captain's lounge next? Then Flaptains, Commodores and up to the various Admirals. The number of posts required to move to the next lounge are in the FAQ, I think. There's also a Questions & Suggestions forum toward the bottom of the main page where you can ask questions such as these and get better answers than the somewhat un-helpful one I just gave.