Not quite right, WW. The $50 goes to me in the form of personal check mailed to a private, unlisted mailbox. On the next full moon, I randomly select a check. That person gets Super Member status. The rest of the checks are burned in a ceremony of unspeakable horror.
Or, if I'm running short on time, I let the forum system do it. It automatically switches over according to posts.
1 Star = New Member = <15 posts
2 Stars = Starting Member = <30 posts
3 Stars = Junior Member = <45 posts
4 Stars = Senior Member = <60 posts
5 Stars = Super Member = 90 posts and greater