Hello, first off I'd like to say that I run a IPS Suite forum and its group promotion possibilities are outlined in this article. I'm thinking about expanding available usergroups on my IPS Suite forum. To this day I had only these groups: newbie group for newly registered members user group with more access to various functions when they reach 50 posts a VIP group that is given to very deserving members or donators even more permissions Now that I look at it I think there are more possibilities to make things more interesting but before I close myself in a dark room to do some creative thinking about it all can any of you share what have you implemented in your forums to engage users and keep them wanting to climb up the ladder so to speak? Immediate ideas that I have is to make a group or groups that are based on members registration date. so a newbie can't be someone who registered 5 years ago but doesn't post anything but visit regularly. But then I think about combinations where I'd try to include things that include having a gallery/blog and my heads starts to swell thinking about the hierarchy of groups, hierarchy of it all. Please share your best practices and strategies that you have thought out regarding this subject.