Someone asked me the other day "Why do my posts appear with Clearing the Weeds against my name in the sidebox, and some posters have other descriptions?"
The reason is that ProBoards forums come with a set of tools and one of them is a scheme of Member Rankings so that anyone can easily see the most experienced posters and perhaps that might encourage others to post more. The rankings actually have two criteria, both a descriptive term and a set of star ratings. When I started this forum I adapted the wording to reflect what I thought were appropriate stages for gardneres, from New Plotholder (no posts) to Head Gardener (500 posts, 5 silver stars). No one has quite reached that level yet, but there are few who've moved on from Clearing those weeds to the next stage, Sowing and Reaping and as we continue to grow and share our interests I'm sure it won't be long before others join them, and then the progression through to Prize Growers.
This is the rankings table at present, but I'm always happy to hear suggestions that make the forum better for you, so if you'd like some changes or new formats, please reply and I'll be very happy to go as the majority wishes.