Preface: This is not a complaint, I am just intrigued about it.
I am a computer geek and have been an admin/mod on other forums (mostly phpbb, I haven't done SMF) and I can't for the life of me figure out any rhyme or reason to the user ranks such as Member, Member 1 and Registered User. The way phpbb was set up, I could either make ranks based on post count or have special ranks that were assigned individually or by a group. Here I see people with similar post counts to mine with member, member1 and registered user. Are they based on something other than post count or do you just have a room full of cigarette smoking monkeys randomly assigning ranks just to mess with me?
Please don't mistake this for complaining, I just wonder how it is set up because of my own natural geek curiosity.