Silver status is reached at 1,000 posts. Gold at 6,000 posts. Platinum at 12,000 posts. I think the newbie status drops off pretty soon but it is number of posts related too. Also the number of leaves you get goto a maximum of five before you jump to the next colour
Blimey! long way to go then (TZM).
Hope that answers your question
BTW - number doesn't mean a good rep or status in real terms on AO. Some post rarely and have a relative low post count but are regarded in high stead nonetheless
As for the two jokers above
Pay no attention to them
Oh and please join the JNT party in the Just Noticed Thread
I did dive in and follow the JNT for a while but after page 4 thought " what the "
: " are these guys on about ........, might give it another go though when my brain settles down a bit more (TZM).