So do I have to post on here a lot to be displayed as a Guru?
I am an advanced aquarist and aquascaper and would like
to be recognized as such when helping people, I don't want
them to think that some newbie is trying to give them advice
when in fact it is a seasoned vet.
So should I just start posting tons of stuff on the site?
Truthfully, anyone with half a brain (maybe less) is going to quickly realize the titles on the accounts are pretty meaningless, followed shortly thereafter by post counts.
There's folks on here with thousands of posts who I wouldn't trust for advice on how to safely dispose of a dead shrimp, much less give me advice on how to keep my tanks running smoothly or trouble shoot a problem. And relative newbies who've had great ideas and insightful solutions (and humor and humility--something too often lacking in folks who see their being here as a personal mission to fix everyone else's ignorance).
Fill up your albums with great photos and detailed specs, post your tanks for folks to browse, start a tank journal to show off your know-how and jump into discussions with relevant, accurate and insightful knowledge. You'll get recognized in no time as a solid resource.
Those titles mean nothing. When it comes to any internet forum in general, the more helpful and meaningful your posts, the more people will recognize your name which will make you a fixture of the forum.