VegettoEX wrote:We should probably just get rid of them. Ranks based on post-counts in 2017 is kinda hysterically lame and embarrassing.
I don't see what's so lame and embarrassing about it; it's a nice touch and is one of my favorite features in the forum. Now if ranks of the forum are something like "Super Saiyan" and "Super Saiyan 2", then yeah that's definitely lame (Sorry Anime Kitten
). But we have "Kicks it Old School" and "Born N' Bred Here", which are cool.
Achieving a new user rank actually feels good and refreshing (at least for me), especially if it took you a long time to achieve that rank. I myself hope that one day I'll reach the 5,000 post mark, even if it would probably take me quite a while to achieve it.
That having said, its major downside is that they can encourage people to rack up their post count just for the sake of user rank, which really is not a good thing, especially if most of what you contribute aren't anything worthwhile and just nonsense one-liners. So I fully understand if you consider removing them.
(Note that I'm not pointing this towards a member of the community, but I just feel that it might happen because I was guilty of doing this before.)