Membership is based on length of being a member of this forum and participation. The membership is organized as such:
Registered: You have only registered and are not participating - really. Your first three posts are moderated to ensure you are not an evil spammer. Once you pass that threshold, you account will be promoted to "Newbie".
Newbie: This is the basic user account. Users can post, view and upload images and have full access to the public areas. This is a basic account which has many limitations.
Fully Registered: Once a member has either 50 reaction points or 50 posts and has been registered for at least 90 days, the membership becomes "Fully Registered". These members have full usage of the public areas, and are able to create personal albums, join social groups, join the "Webmeister" user group, and blog.
Experienced Member: Once you have either 200 reaction points or 100 posts and have been registered for at least 365 days, the membership becomes "Experienced". These members have a number of more capabilities in the forum.
Senior Member: is for members with 300 reaction points + 500 posts and have been registered for two years - they become a "Senior Member".
Meister Member: Once a member has 950 reaction points + 1000 posts and have been registered for four years - they become a "Meister Member".
Ueber Meister Member: Once a member has 1500 reaction points + 1500 posts and have been registered for seven years - they become an "Ueber Meister Member".
Paleo Meister Member: This is really freaking old - but a well respected member. Once a member has 2000 reaction points + 2500 posts and have been registered for ten years - they become an "Paleo Meister Member".