As alluded to in this description, the decision to make a member a Veteran is discussed by the staff after either a staff member or an existing Veteran recommends another member, either formally or informally. We will consider this user's contributions and length of time on the forums, dating back to the UAHQ days. If, based on the criterion, we decide that the member is worthy of the Veteran title, it is then awarded to him/her. The Veterans get small perks on the forum and definitely are role models to be looked up to and respected, but otherwise remember, they're members of this community, just like everyone else.The rank of veteran is reserved for long-standing contributing members of the community and former staff members. They have exemplified superior qualities as members. They have displayed proper and courteous behavior on the Stoudson Corporation forums and are senior members. Veterans get slight perks such as the ability to close their own topics. Please note that there is no set timeframe for becoming a veteran... you'll become one when the time comes.
I mean for this group to be a designation to set apart those members who have contributed to the UA community in a meaningful way. There isn't a set time you have to be a member, or a set post count you have to achieve, to become a Veteran. Spamming the forums with 5000 random posts isn't what makes you a Veteran. The Veteran group is to honor the intangibles, the things that can't be deduced from post counts or length of membership. It is here to thank our long-standing contributors.
That said, we have four veterans here who are members hailing back from the old UAHQ days. Please give them a warm welcome...
We also thank our retired staff members for their service by allowing them to join the veterans as well. Our gratitude goes to:
Amazigh (Al-Khabir, founder of the Stoudson Corporation forums; Admin May 2007 - Feb 2008)
O Y ME (Moderator May 2007 - July 2007; Admin August 2007 - June 2009)
Fra6160 (Admin May 2007 - Feb 2008; Moderator March 2008 - March 2010)