You know I was just trying to find that out myself. The first time I noticed is when Randy ( our tech ) made me TLH a Junior Member. Then all of a sudden I saw more Junior Members showing up. I wonder if it has something to do with filling out the entire registration form...I ll check into could be awhile though.
The member status is directly related to the number of posts made on the board. So the more you post the quicker you get there. It's probably too bad we didn't or weren't able to carry over the counts from the prior board. two totaly different systems so it wasn't possible.