You start as a "Human
Tourist" which is the
lowest life form on planet Earth. Gradually
as you post replies to people you will evolve into
life forms or entities. This is called Rank
you may find yourself growing into a cool little Dung
a mighty Leopard, Lion
(King of the Jungle), Golden
Tiger, or even better
The Higher Ranks
thought to be some of the highest first-tier
life forms or entities in
This is because they are highly motivated members that
were "nerdy" enough
to post in this forum so many times that it's COMPLETELY
evident they are committed
to spreading awareness and concerned
about helping other life forms. It takes a
committed NERD to do this kind of thing on the Internet.
Even a mighty
King of the Jungle looks up to nerds.
The first appearance of a Nerd as an actual rank
was the result of a rank morph or
mutation that directly resulted from discussions in this
In this case the nerd mutation was a good
there are also bad mutations that may occur. That's why
you need to be very
careful what you talk about or you may cause changes
in the forum's fragile ecosystem. Click
here to learn about Rank Morphing.
The very prestigious
King Nerd status means you are virtually oozing-over with
good Karma. It also means you are getting too old
to remain a simple first-tier entity. Hence the appearance
of a life-meter.
So in order to enter the Second-tier and still hold onto
some of your excess Karma, the forum elders have allowed
you to carry with you a very special Tigerhomes.org Sacred
Karma Chalice. It's
like the Holy Grail but don't drink from it! It
contains the Karma you will need in the
next life (second-tier), in
order to transform
into new and exciting life forms or entities.
Rank Morphing (mutation)
Rank Morphing is like a mutation.
This is a completely different thing than Rank Advancement
which is the natural state or "planned" progression
starting at Human Tourist level. Rank Morphs can happen
automatically or may occur as
a result of an imbalance within
the forum due to characteristics of conversations
or other observable trends. Morphs are not necessarily
bad but simply a sign of nature taking its own course
to restore balance.
time you will learn some of the things that lead to rank
morphing but it does not happen very frequently and is
not always predictable. When morphs do happen they may
or only for a set time period. Morphs can affect everyone,
an entire rank level ("guilt
by association"), or just
an individual for a predetermined time period. In some
cases morphs may only last for a very short period of
artificially administered reward or penalty morphs. Unfortunately
some penalty morphs may include innocent bystanders "at
at the wrong time".
Predicting Future Ranks
Don't waste your time trying
to predict when the next rank advancement will happen.
Some of the lower levels are not fully established at
this time of this writing and will most likely change.
Also this ranking system is intentionally unpredictable
things interesting. Future ranks will not be posted
here. Someone has to first achieve the rank for it to
show up on this page.
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