The requirements are actually pretty stiff - you have to read a certain percentage of all the posts, over a revolving 60 day time period, over 30%, not just the new ones or the ones in certain categories…most people don’t have the Categories set to Watching. It’s the only way to make sure you see everything. You have to receive a certain number of “likes” and give a certain number of them, from over 30 -35 different people, IIRC. You can’t have too many flags. You have to comment a certain amount of times… you basically just have to stay very active.
And the window shifts as time progresses, so you have to keep up the activity or risk losing Regular status.
We don’t know what the requirements are now exactly - Dan just changed them to make them a little easier to achieve because we noticed that new Regulars weren’t happening for several months. The forum used to be a lot more active while we were trying to get Pre-Release issues resolved.
Keep posting. Keep reading. Change the tracking status on the individual categories to Watching.
Keep showing off things you’ve made, and post interesting links to related projects that people click on… because those are the easiest way to snag the “likes” that you need to qualify. The system is designed to recognize the truly regular Regulars.
As soon as you hit the magic number your status changes, and sometimes it doesn’t take much additional to do it.