Below you will find a list of each rank within Dragonz, and a brief explanation of the rank itself, the duties of each rank, and how to achieve the rank. This list is ordered from Trial Member to Leader. Also note that at the bottom of the page you will find a brief explanation of the ranks on the forums that are not considered Clan Members. Hatchlings
Hatchlings are Dragonz version of Trial Members. They hold this rank for a minimum of two weeks, at the end of which the Guardians, Council members, Council Elders, and Leaders will discuss their activity level both in the game as well as on forums. At this time, it will be decided to either Accept the Hatchling to Clan member, Extend their trial period to allow them more time to become more active within the clan, or reject their application with the opportunity to reapply in 30 days if they feel they can be more active at that time. All hatchlings will use their RuneScape Name as their Display name on the forums during their trial period, once they are accepted to full membership they may ask any leader to change their Display Name to something else if they prefer. Hatchlings have no moderation powers except over their own signature and avatar on their profiles. They go inactive after 14 days. Hatchlings can see most basic clan forums that any full clan member can see, and no moderator forums. Clan Members
Clan members are our basic members. They are usually the newer members who still actively play RuneScape, but in most cases do not have the time in the clan required to reach a higher rank. They have no moderation powers except over their own signatures and avatars. Clan member is a permanent position unless someone is banned. They go inactive after 14 days. They can see all basic non-moderator forums. Retired Clan Members
Retired members are clan members who no longer play Runescape. They have all of the same permissions as clan members, with the exception of being able to vote in elections. They go inactive after 90 days. Senior Members
Senior Members are clan members who have been in Dragonz for at least 6 months, continuously. They are the members who have earned recognition for the time they have dedicated to this clan. They have the same permissions as clan members, with the addition of being able to change their own custom title. Senior Member is a permanent position. They go inactive after 14 days as well.
To become a Senior Member an individual must be a clan member for 6 months continuously. At this point they can apply for Senior Member rank through the Rank Applications
tab located at the top of the forum homepage. The only requirements for this rank are 6 months or more continuous within the clan, no clan conflicts (such as a ban) in the last 6 months, and they must still play RuneScape. Retired Senior Members
Retired Senior Members are those Senior Members who have chosen to quit the game, yet remain a part of Dragonz. They have all of the same permissions, except for voting in voting booth. They go inactive after 90 days. Gladiators
Gladiators are clan members who have been in the clan for 3 months or longer, and who have been nominated for a higher rank by their peers. They have some forum moderation permissions, in addition to all the permissions of Clan Members and Senior Members. These are the clan members who have earned the recognition of their peers for what they do for the clan, but who do not always have the time or desire for a higher rank such as Guardian or Council.
To become a Gladiator, a Clan Member must be Nominated
either by themselves or by their peers (other clan members) for the position. They are then PM'd asking if they would be interested in the position, as well as why they would make a good Gladiator. Once their reply is received, their nomination is discussed amongst the Council Elder and Leader teams. After discussion, the Leader team will make the final decision on promotion based upon all the information gathered and the merits of the individual. As with Senior Members, they must not have been in a clan conflict in the last 6 months, and they must play runescape. Gladiator is a permanent position. Gladiators go inactive after 14 days. Retired Gladiators
Retired Gladiators are those Gladiators who no longer play RuneScape. They have all of the same permissions as Gladiators, with the exception of voting in the voting booth. They go inactive after 90 days. Guardians
Guardians are clan members who, like Gladiators have been in the clan for 3 months or longer, and who have been nominated for a higher rank by their peers. As with Gladiators they have some forum moderation permissions in addition to all the permissions of Clan Members and Senior Members. These are also clan members who have earned the recognition of their peers for what they do for the clan, but they go a step farther than Gladiators. Guardians are specifically in charge of recruitment, as well as helping the Hatchlings become accustomed to the forums and feel at home in the clan. They have the same moderation powers as Gladiator, and have their own forum for discussing recruitment ideas as well as a subforum for discussing Hatchlings at the end of their two week trial period.
To become a Guardian, a Clan Member must be Nominated
either by themselves or by their peers (other clan members) for the position. They are then PM'd asking if they would be interested in the position, as well as why they would make a good Guardian. Once their reply is received, their nomination is discussed amongst the Council Elder and Leader teams. After discussion, the Leader team will make the final decision on promotion based upon all the information gathered and the merits of the individual. As with Senior Members, they must not have been in a clan conflict in the last 6 months, and they must play runescape. Guardians go inactive after 14 days.
Guardians will be reevaluated every two months. At this time the Leaders will look over their activity and performance as a Guardian, both on the forums and in game. Should a Guardian not be up to par, they will then either be placed in a probationary period to see if they can bring themselves back up to the standards of a Guardian or they will be demoted back to the rank they held prior to becoming a Guardian. Council
Council members are clan members who are elected to serve two month terms. Any Clan Member+ who is not retired is eligible for the Council rank. Council is Nominated
by the clan members, who send in their nominations at the appropriate time, with their reasons why they think each individual would make a good Council member. Those who receive the most nominations are then placed on a poll and voted for by the clan members. You cannot self-nominate for Council. Council members have forum moderation power in most forums, as well as their own forum for making the event schedule and discussing any clan issues that are brought up with the Leaders. One of Council's main priorities is leading in game events. Council members go inactive after 14 days. Council Elders
Council Elders are usually Council members who have served multiple terms and shown their dedication as well as the ability to rise to any challenge. Council elders are extremely trusted clan members who have full power over nearly every forum on our website. They are also often leaders of clan in-game events. Council Elders are the eyes and ears of our forums. Council elders have a strong knowledge of clan rules and how the clan functions. Council elders participate in many discussions with clan Leaders ranging from updates to alliances to punishments for rule breakers. Elders can be contacted with any problems, suggestions, etc. All information will be given to clan Leaders. All private information/issues will not be discussed with anyone outside the team of Leaders and Council Elders. Elders go inactive after 14 days. Leaders
Leaders have complete and full control. Anything can be discussed with members bearing the gold crown. Background checks, IP checks, harassment, friction with other clans, etc can all be discussed with clan leaders. Their number one priority is maintaining a safe, fun website as well as developing new ideas/tools for the clan. Clan Founders
Founders are retired clan leaders who have been around for the longest time. They are also more active than Sages in most cases. They still help maintain the ideals of the clan by working with the current Leaders. It is important to remember that Founders will not be as active as leaders or as up to date with every aspect of Runescape or The Dragonz. Therefore, you should try to contact a Leader before contacting a Founder. All private information/issues will not be discussed with anyone outside the Leader team. Founders still have admin forum permissions. Sages
Like Founders, Sages are retired clan leaders or co-leaders who still help maintain the same values and ideology of our clan by working with the current clan leaders. It is important to remember that sages will not be as active as leaders or as up to date with every aspect of Runescape or The Dragonz. Therefore, you should try to contact a Leader before contacting a Sage. All private information/issues will not be discussed with anyone outside the Leader team. Sages do not have admin forum permissions. Everyone on this list is considered a clan member, and subject to clan rules on forums, in game, and on the various Dragonz chats available such as IRC, in game clan chat, and Ventrilo.
In addition to the various ranks that have been listed above as full clan members, there are a few other ranks that are NOT considered clan members and have slightly different permissions. Special Guests
Special Guest is a rank reserved for those people who would like to be a part of our community, but for a variety of reasons are not clan members. In some cases these are former clan members who have left to pursue other interests, some are individuals who do not yet have the clan requirements, and some are friends of clan members who want to be able to keep up with the forums and everything going on with their friends here.
Special Guest may be applied for through the Rank Applications
tab at the top of the forums. Once an individual fills out the application, a post is automatically made in a forum that full Clan members and higher can view for voting. At this time the clan members can vote to allow the person to become a Special Guest or to deny their application. This is the time for clan members to post any reasons they may not want an individual to become a Special Guest or any conflicts they have had with the person.
While Special Guests are not clan members, when on our forums and in our various chats, they are expected to follow our rules and behave appropriately. CD Diplomats JAG Diplomats KO Diplomats Nova Diplomats TMRD Diplomats
As you can see, there are several "Diplomat" ranks on our memberlist. Allied diplomats are members of our various Allies who wish to have forum access on Dragonz, to be closer to our members as well as for more practical reasons such as setting up Allied Events.
To become an Allied Diplomat, you must first be a member of one of our current Allied clans. You will then need to fill out an application form in the Applying for Diplomat
subforum of the Hatchery. Simply follow the instructions in this sticky.
While Allied Diplomats are not clan members, when on our forums and in our various chats, they are expected to follow our rules and behave appropriately.