The more active you are
When you give time to this forum and help others, you will earn points, badges, ranks. Show them proudly in your profile.
Earn Badges, Show Badges, Become a Hero!
Earn Points and Unlock Badges. Also, mods will get extra bonuses when they get the Special Badges.
Points are the essential things to level up and get higher ranks. They can be gain by simply stay active in the forum.
Ranks are basically given to separate you from the other creators. The more you stay active and help creators, the higher rank you will get.