What is with these Levels?

Abkhaz

Registered Member
#1
Hi

To my left, it says something about ranking (level 1). What does that mean? If it gets higher, is there any benefit? Why did mine get lower and stay on level 1 after the bar ran out of room?
 

Doc

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#2
Level 1 resets to 1 and then counts normally from there, it's a normal bug that everyone goes through.

Level is influenced by a ton of factors like longevity, posts, awards, and so on. It's just a status symbol/bragging right.