bronze, silver, gold, platinum, diamond member status bar based on the amount of messages forum members post. for example, new members with few messages posted will be "badged" automatically as a silver member or novice. status bar would show members how many posts or messages they need to advance their status to gold, etc. and will display it as a percentages.
this will encourage and motivate members to participate and comment.
this will also let members identify who are the oldest members of the forum, their rank and date they registered in the forum