You can be Member of the Month.
You can also get Karma points that will qualify you as top content creators.
The whole system needs a bit of a re-vamp so its all more clear, but it does calculate lots of stuff on the backend. You can actually see where you rank here - http://www.newschoolers.com/topkarma
TL;DR - The more Karma you have, the more awesome of an NS member you are.
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