The Star Ranks are the 5 stars next to your name. As you post more in the forums, your star rank will increase and you gain additional stars.
1 star: Less than 100 posts
1.5 stars: More than 100 posts
2 stars: More than 500 posts
2.5 stars: More than 1000 posts
3 stars: More than 2000 posts
3.5 stars: More than 4000 posts
4 stars: More than 8000 posts
4.5 stars: More than 10000 posts
5 stars: More than 20000 posts
Gold stars: Founders; Moderators; Trainer Maker; Editor Maker
Multi-Colored Stars: CH Promotional Club
2) 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.
3) 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 lead trainer programmer that makes and manages most CHU trainer. Caliber has a Golden Star Rank to help identify him better.
EDITOR MAKER: This ranks is reserved exclusively for 0x90 as he is the lead editor programmer that makes and manages most CHU editors. 0x90 has a Golden Star Rank to help identify him better.
GAME REVIEWER: This rank is reserved exclusively for ScruffyNerfherder as he is the featured game reviewer for Cheat Happens, producing up to 10 CHEATfactor Game Reviews per month.
CH PROMO CLUB: This rank is given to a select few members who are part of the CH promotional club. These members promote cheathappens and report/flag links to false CH trainers throughout the web. CH promotional club members have a Muti-Colored Star Rank to help identify them better.
CUSTOM RANK: Custom ranks like "VIP" are awarded to members who win certain contests hosted on the CH message boards.