Sorry but am I the only one who thinks these post bars and titles are a bad idea?
I have seen many boards/forums that have ratings/titles/progress information for users and all they ever achieve is an increase in spam and pointless threads. I like the fact that there is a low amount of useless posts on nekochan and the Mods do a fantastic job at stopping cross posting and suspect threads from staying up too long.
But surely the introduction of these progress bars are just going to tempt people into posting for the sake of their profiles numbers.
There was a forum I used to visit a while back that had a massive problem with spam replies of nothing other than emoicons or quoting the above poster without adding anything. The fixed the problem by removing post counts and post level titles.
As usual its Nekos board and he can run it how he wants but do any these 'ohh my post count is higher' features of the phpBB really contribute to the usage of the board? The current back log of posts serve as an awesome collection of information for visitors.
Meh, just my oppinion