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Now that that stuff's settled, welcome to the Ork forum! We hope you enjoy your stay. The community here goes to pretty good lengths to ensure that discussion is spirited and valuable, the orkish is kept to a minimum, and the fungus brew is fresh.
You may notice some members have Orkish titles floating in their profiles. This is currently in a phase of transition, but represents the forum Chain of Command. Essentially, those who express desire to be a more active part of the community and then get stuck in and get their hands dirty will sometimes receive a title in appreciation for their efforts. All titles will be granted by relevant moderators and should not be requested [that's the best way to get made a grot]. We've made this decision to avoid hiccups in the continuity of the Chain of Command.
If you want to get stuck in, post a small bio in the faces thread about your particular approach to Orks and the horde you've amassed, and as things get sorted out we'll add you to the roster.
Those who've been here a while, who contribute regularly, will be granted the title of Ork Boy. They'll be added to the list below, and titled accordingly.
Nobs: Generally this title is gonna have a modifier, and will be reserved for members in good standing who play a very active part in the community, who's contributions set a good example for others. Don't expect to see this title appear too quickly!
Mekboy/Big Mek: This title is generally gonna be left for those who get involved in the nuts and bolts of things, including but not limited to mathhammer articles, modelling articles, army list rating and the like. The sort of things which are technically challenging and often left undone because they aren't glamorous.
Weirdboy/Warphead: This title will be reserved for those whose contributions are insightful, inspiring, and off the beaten path. Articles for units and strategies that aren't commonly considered, novel ways of using units, or anything else that stands out as "unusual" that catches our eyes could earn this title.
Runtherd: This title is set aside for those who perform a mentoring role on the Ork forum. Mentors are those I can send newer players/members to for regular assistance via PM, helping to familiarize them with the game, the army, and all that it means to be Orkish.
Warboss: Essentially this title is gonna be reserved for those who've contributed a lot, have their hands involved in everything [articles, aid to other members, army list rating, battle reports on the batrep forum, and helping to keep discussions moving], and really go beyond the efforts of the sane and rational.
Warboss and Runtherd titles will be replaced with something appropriate if the titleholder remains inactive, to avoid confusion [mekboy, weirdboy or nob].
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