Each forum member has a rank "badge" associated with their participation level in our forums. This is a graphical representation of the number of posts made. NOTE: This is NOT an indicator of expertise. Each forum member also has a reputation indicator earned through other forum members giving them reputation. Members also have a title that indicate if they are a forum member, a SUSE Employee, or a Knowledge Partner. It could be of use to take all these things into consideration when trying to determine the validity of information given.