Budding member status

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1. Posted by littlesam1 (Budding Member 61 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

What is the requirement for getting past the budding member status?

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5400 posts) 1w 1 Star this if you like it!

The algorithm underlying member ranks is deliberately secret and hard to figure out. It takes all activity on the site into account (also in relation to the activity by everyone else), and aims to basically be a label of what humans would've already recognized earlier (it's never "wow, he's already a full member", but always "well duh, of course he's a full member"). Eyeing your profile, I'd guess you're close to the threshold for full member, but it's impossible to say how close; you might become one tomorrow, or it might still take a month or two.

I recommend happily ignoring the label, as there's effectively nothing worthwhile attached to it. :)

3. Posted by littlesam1 (Budding Member 61 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

i'm not big on labels. I was just curious. I was just trying to guess how it works. Every site has their own algorithm.