So I woke up a couple of months ago and decided to check on my three fantasy leagues as usual. I hadn't posted anything on the threads for awhile, so I assumed (logically), that my ranking would have dropped mightily from the 99 Rating I had worked so hard to achieve.
With bated breath, I clicked my profile icon and...let out a sigh of relief. I was still at 99. Then I noticed something odd. In my absence, I had become a Top 1K member. I thought it was a little bit strange but, hey, I wasn't complaining. I had only reached the 1K level once in the two years of posting on this site. Perhaps I was being paid back for all the hours of posting I had put in during the previous months.
So, re-energized by this new ranking, I began posting again. I don't remember how many, maybe three posts. All of which, (I thought) were reasonably detached (read: unlikely to piss too many people off) and well-written. I expected to earn some good reviews. And, accordingly, I did. I believe that other members gave me six "5 Star" rankings and two "4 Star" rankings for my efforts.
The next day, I checked in and my prestige ranking had dropped to a 98. I swore mightily. I checked my reviews again, and I had earned another "5 Star" rating and no bad ones. Yet, I was no longer a Top 1K member and no longer a 99.
So I stopped posting and just went back to my fantasy leagues, where, unfortunately, I wasn't doing particularily well.
Three weeks later I was a Top 1K Member once more. My prestige rating was, once again, a 99. And I had done nothing except drop three places in my fantasy league.
It was at this point that I decided to try a little experiment. I stopped posting altogether.
A week later I was a Top 100 Member.
Two weeks later I was, incredibly, a Top 10 Member.
I still haven't posted in a month, and my ranking keeps rising. I checked yesterday and I was the 5th Most Prestigious Member on the entire site, which normally has over 300,000 members online at any time.
So here's advice to all you sports fanatics out there that want to be a Top 10 member. Stop posting.