@carakitty@admin has always said it is a secret recipe/calculation lol. Just remain active and participate and you will no doubt see your status change. I remember I was curious too...I went from newbie to senior status but still feel like a newbie seeing everyone excited about getting babies and seeing how this amazing breed changes everyone’s lives.
I'm feeling kind of left out with my ranking. I feel like I've been here long enough and chatted enough that I should have gotten a 'level up' with my status by now! Oh well, time to go post more and see when I get something!