Your membership is determined by the number of “contributions” to this website.
These can be anything you do on this site; forum posts, comments, entry edits/submissions, images, and videos are all considered contributions.
I don’t know the exact number required to progress to each level, but I think it goes
Brand New Member (0-5)
Gold Membership (11-50
OVER 9000!!!1 (hurr I dunno)
There is also a hodgepodge of moderator and administrator positions. These are the people that can ban, lock threads, deadpool/confirm entries, etc.
Some of these individuals hold powers that have yet to be fully used. In addition to the standard forum and entry mods, we have a number of interns, a Scientist Emeritus, and Tikibar Management.