The greatest asset of any forum are it's users. And we at Club-Oracle.com believe that our users should be rewarded for their time and effort. Club-Oracle.com presents Rank Badges 1. What are Ranks? Ranks are levels to which a user rises as he/she continues to contribute and take part in discussions in the forum. The rank heirarchy is Forum Advisor --> Forum Expert --> Forum Genius --> Forum Guru 2. How does one rise in ranks? Initially when you a user registers, his title is Junior Member. Then, 50 Posts --> Advisor 125 Posts --> Expert 250 Posts --> Genius 500 Posts --> Guru 3. What are the rewards? The rewards are in the form of Amazon.com gift cards as follows: As of 1st September 2010, the Amazon Gift Cards policy is discontinued. Advisor --> $10 Gift Card Expert --> $25 Gift Card Genius --> $50 Gift Card Guru --> $100 Gift Card, plus Moderator privileges (if desired) As of 01-MAY-2009, if you are in India, you can also avail Gift Vouchers from Shoppers Stop instead of Amazon. Secondly, if you prefer the reward in Cash, subject to administrative approval, we can send it to you via Paypal only. Amazon Gift Cards are gift vouchers which will be sent to you by mail, once you attain a particular rank. This reward policy is valid till XX XXX XXXX. After which there will be an administrative review of the policy. Edit: 04-FEB-2010 The rewards offer is extended till August 2010. In August, Club-Oracle.com will turn 2 years old, hence new offers may be announced then. 4. How do I use a gift card? Gift cards are like prepaid cards. You will need to create a free account with amazon.com. After you log-in, in your Accounts section, there is an option "Apply Gift card to your account". Once you have applied, the funds will be available to you for any purchase. 5. What are the conditions? If a user is just making false posts to gain a user rank, by copying content or by continuously making one word/one line useless posts, he will be given a first warning and as a token punishment, he will be banned for one week. If he continues, he may be banned for life depending on administrative decision. Additionally 80% of your posts need to be on Oracle related topics. Also Posts made in Introduce Yourself, Chit-Chat will not be counted. 6. Where will these badges appear? As you can see these badges will appear next to your name on all your posts. We recommend that you also use the "Avatar" feature from your Home settings to display a personalized image on all your posts. So friends, Keep a watchout on this thread, for any change in conditions, new announcements. And let's help out each other because it just got a little more rewarding!