Regular User Groups:
-49 posts: New Born
50 posts: Rookie Beginings
100 posts: Junior Member
200 posts: Normal Member
300 posts: Working their way up
400 posts: Familiar Face
500 posts: Here to stay
600 posts: Established Member
700 posts: Slighty Addicted
800 posts: Enthusiastic Member
900 posts: Far too many posts!
1000 posts: Almighty Member
1500 posts: Highly Valued Member
2000 posts: Royal Highness
2500 posts: Elite Member (Customise your own rank!)
Special User Groups:
Administrator - Green Bold Name
Administrators have the highest authority. They manage the rules, website, forum's layout and settings, etc., and they typically deal with technical issues and keep the site running. They can make announcements, sticky threads, delete threads/posts, ban, etc. They will have the final saying in a disagreement related to moderating actions taken.
Moderator - Orange Bold Name
Moderators are hand-picked members (usually helpful and active in the community) that enforce the rules and strive to manage and maintain a harmonious environment. They can sticky threads, move, delete, etc.
----I would remove Guides and either just make them, on choice: Moderators, Masters or just Regulars.----
Master - Purple Bold Name
Masters are hand-picked members who are have been chosen, on rare occasion, when staff members agree upon an user/users that have been helpful, extremely active or are deemed as very well liked on the forums. (But the reasons differ case to case). This is the highest rank achieveable without joining the Wii U Forums staff, however these users may uphold some 'authoritative' power to begin with as they are usually very liked on the forums beforehand. When moderators are needed, they're generally chosen from this group.
Elite Member - Blue Bold Name
Elite Members are members who have obtained 2500 quality posts on the forums, and as such have been rewarded with a Blue bold nametag. Other then being able to customise their ranks, they are not able to have any other powers on the forums.
Member of the Year (MOTY) - Red Bold Name
MOTY's are members who have been decided upon as the most popular member, after a community vote that takes place every December near the holidays. Anyone is allowed to win, after doing so obtain a bold red nametag for one year, and are able to customise their ranks.
Rookie of the Year (ROTY) - Red Name (not bold)
ROTY's are members who have been decided upon as the most popular new member, after a community vote that takes place every December near the holidays. Only members who have joined from that past year can be nominated for this award, so members who have joined before this time frame can not be nominated. After winning, this member obtains a normal red nametag for one year, and are able to customise their ranks.
Feel to comment and suggest more ideas, but I just wanted to see how people will react to my idea.