originally posted by The Mega Sticky of Rules and Information:
BASIC STATUS RANKS
Basic status ranks reflect how long a member has been with us. These ranks can be displayed by all members(aside from Moderators).
MEMBER: Default rank. User has been here less than a year.
VETERAN: User has been with us for at least 1 year.
CHEATMASTER: User has been with us for at least 2 years.
ELDER: User has been with us for at least 3 years.
SAGE: User has been with us for at least 4 years.
ELITE: User has been with us for at least 5 years.
SPECIAL STATUS RANKS
Special status ranks reflect what a member does for the site. These ranks can be obtained by contributing to the site, winning contests, or being appointed by the administrators.
AUTHOR: Users who have published game walkthroughs/ guides/ F.A.Q.'s to the site in exchange for a life time Unlimited membership. Authors have access to special pages to view, update, and control their content.
FEATURED AUTHOR: Users who have worked with the staff to publish
extensive guides for popular games. Featured authors receive a life time Unlimited membership in exchange for their services and have access to special pages to view, update, and control their content.
MODERATOR: Moderators are selected users that enforce the Forum Rules. Moderators provide limited help for issues regarded Unlimited Services, but can help for all issues regarding the forums. Moderators can lock topics, delete topics, move topics, edit posts, delete posts, and give reductions to Star Rank. Moderators have the Golden Star Rank to help identify them better.
FOUNDER: Founders are the administrators and owners of Cheat Happens. When all other support fails, you can go to these guys either by PM or by e-mail. Founders have the Golden Star Rank to help identify them better.
TRAINER MAKER: This rank is reserved exclusively for Caliber as he is the programmer that makes and manages each CHU trainer. Caliber has a Golden Star Rank to help identify him better.