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It seems that our rankings are based purely on QUANTITY and not on QUALITY of posts.
So in essence, spammers gain ELITE status easily, while those who post infrequently (but write good posts) always stay at NOVICE status.
(Yes, I do tend to fall back to Novice frequently.)
These are tainted ratings - and some new algorithm is needed (or a rating system of sorts) to judge the rankings.