Probably has something to do with the war in Iraq.
Oh sweet, I just became a Scholar, whatever that means.
Edited, Oct 4th 2010 5:30pm by KingKon
Depending on your post rating, you are either unranked/scholar/sage/guru. Anything scholar and above means you can rate posts with the green/red arrows to the right.
So now that you're a scholar, feel free to rate up posts that are helpful/funny/informative or rate down posts that are flaming/nonconstructive/total crap. They aren't agree/disagree arrows (even though a lot of people use them that way because they're retarded).
You'll notice that each individual post has a ranking under your name of Sub-Default/Default/Decent/Good/Excellent. This goes up if people like your post or down if they don't. Similarly, you'll notice them going up or down on other people's posts when you rate them.
You don't NEED to rate posts, but it's there if you want to use it.