Q: What kinds of ranks does this board have?

A: We have two kinds. Member Groups and Post Groups.
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Member Groups are defined as non-post groups. These are groups that are generally bestowed in some fashion or determine what kind of role they play in the forum's administration. Here's a quick glance at the Member Group Badges:

Member Group NameImageDescription
ArchivistMembers of this group are site administrators with unlimited privileges; they have complete access to the site's backend and can make system-wide changes to the appearance, images, layout, and other fundamental aspects of Ad Astra.
Deputy ArchivistMembers of this group are considered to be moderators with extra privileges. This group can modify or delete any post on the forums, as well as alter member profile information, including warnings and/or bans from the site.
Deputy Archivist (jg)Members of this group are considered to be moderators with extra privileges. This group can modify or delete any post on the forums, as well as alter member profile information, including warnings and/or bans from the site.
Provisional ArchivistMembers of this group are granted moderator privileges within certain boards only. They are able to modify or delete any post within that specific board. They do not enjoy any privileges or authority outside their jurisdictions.


Post Count Groups are defined as attainable through the number of posts you've created here at Ad Astra. Below is a table of ranks, images, and minimum posts needed for each one:


 Post Count Group RankImagePostsSpecial Notes
Civilian0 postsUsers at this rank cannot create new threads, only reply to threads.
Crewman Recruit5 postsThis is the first rank where users can create new threads.
Crewman Apprentice10 posts
Crewman20 posts
Petty Officer 3rd Class40 posts
Petty Officer 2nd Class60 posts
Petty Officer 1st Class80 posts
Chief Petty Officer100 posts
Senior Chief Petty Officer150 posts
Master Chief Petty Officer250 posts 
Command Master Chief Petty Officer400 posts 
Fleet Master Chief Petty Officer700 posts
Warrant Officer (jg)1,000 posts 
Warrant Officer1,500 posts 
Chief Warrant Officer2,000 posts 
Senior Warrant Officer2,500 posts 
Master Warrant Officer3,000 posts 
Officer Candidate4,000 posts 
Ensign5,500 posts 
Lieutenant (jg)7,000 posts 
Lieutenant8,500 posts 
Lieutenant Commander10,000 posts 
Commander12,500 posts 
Captain 15,000 posts 


The above is not an exhaustive list; there may be additional post ranks beyond what is shown.


Q: Who created/designed the rank images?


A: The Post Group and Member Group Starfleet rank insignias on this site were created by Kuro-chan of Kuro-RPG. Please do not copy the images. If you wish to obtain them and an up-to-date copy access the Kuro-RPG Website (click on the big banner below).