Ranks on NF are used as a posting incentive for members. The more they post, the closer they get to a new rank, which gives them a new group and rank along with a rank color. As a member ranks up more and more, they distance between the next rank becomes longer, encouraging them to reach those seldom reached ranks. NF, as of July 2011, has had only three sets of ranks since its creation in September '04. The first set was created by member monkimann, the second set was created by former administrator Catscratch, and the third was created by Sarah, as a favor to Delirium.