I think that we can all agree that the motivation for people to become advanced through posting meaningful posts is just not there. Instead we have ignorant people come into our community; spam a bunch of bullshit to get 500 and then leave. This not only irritates the staff but I'm pretty sure you members are very fed up with it. So as-of today we have removed the 500 post requirement and found a better way for people to become advanced and therefore use the programs to their full potential. Active participation as-well as a recommendation from an advanced, retired or staff member. Once this has happened a topic will be created and the rest of the community will have their say if this user has earned their keep. For all of our current advanced members; you are now part of neocodex history and when someone brings up the hellish past of becoming advanced through 500 posts, you can now say "I was there man..." with pride and admiration. If you were working on it and are within the 450-500 range; we will accept your applications now. The rest of you will have to wait until we create the setup for other members to apply.
Ladies, Gentlemen and you Drak... I welcome you to the new codex; where being helpful pays off
~Pyro and The Codex Staff
P.S: I am posting this with-out the full knowledge of the admins and i apologize if this is too soon. I did give you guys warnings that i would post it and you seemed fine with that. Everyone can agree that the current system needs to change...
YOU WILL STILL BE ABLE TO PURCHASE ADVANCED MEMBERSHIP. THAT FEATURE WILL NOT BE REMOVED