Below I will explain each rank and how someone can obtain said rank. 1. Banned People go to the Banned group if they break the rules, spam, flame at other members etc. Note : Read the PinoyHideout Rules here : Click me to View PinoyHideout Rules 2. Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Validating group is for the users who have not validated their account via e-mail or if the system detects the account as spam, it puts him/her in the Validating group for the Administrator to review. You cannot reply to topics while you're in this group. 3. Registered Users Registered Users group is obtained as soon as you register and validate your account on the forum. 4.Established Members Established Members is achieved by earning 20+ nonspam / approved posts and has been registered atleast 30 days. Read more information about Established members in this thread > http://pinoyhideout.com/showthread.php/17554-New-Established-members-permission 4. Retired Staff Retired Staffis People who used to be a staff member. 5. VIP Member You get promoted to the VIP Member rank automatically after you purchase a Subscription Package. VIP Member rank has access to the VIP Member section and more benefits. As of now there are three kind of VIP Membership in this forum. SquashVPN VIP , SF VIP Type 1 and SF VIP Type 2 7. Moderators Moderators take care of certain sections assigned to them. They have Moderating permissions on the sections assigned to them. To get the Moderators rank, you need to: - Be active (Forum & Shoutbox) - Follow the rules - Post Useful Topics - Don't ask for your promotion - Help users - Report posts & topics which are not following the rules. 10. Super Moderators [FONT=&]Super Moderators are like [FONT=&]Administrators[/FONT]but with no ACP Access. You can get [FONT=&]Super Moderators[/FONT]rank by first going through the Moderators rank.[/FONT] 12. [FONT=&]Administrators[/FONT] NO 14. [FONT=&]Root Admin[/FONT] Super NOO *Requirements or permissions may change in the future. *A member may get demoted back to their previous group or a lower group if they are inactive. *You cannot get promoted if you have active warning points.