As one can easily figure out, one's rank on a forum like this depends on how many posts you send, and the names of the ranks are derived from the ST RPG race's relationships with you, from Guest through HG, friend, convert, initiate..... Hero, star hero,...... Etc. I wonder though, how much must a great house or syndicate love me so that I would be an Administrator or Global moderator to them?
So to achieve that, they must 1. Really hate me and 2. Capture me... But if they hate me with -55, even pirates execute me... What is that special spell that makes them hate you so much, yet still imprison you? I don't think it's negotiation skill, because although that one is handy to cut down prices of ships and military ranks, maybe even cut pardons, but in practical negotiation it is useless. When I tell Cadar Pirates that I am just a cute little Javat merchant in a cute little ship carrying cute little spice and just sailing around their cute little planet, they just send a cute little torpedo to me which creates some cute little havoc in my ship. fortunately my cute little stealth of 25 is enough to convince them I mean no harm. Once I even tried to negotiate with Aliens, but apparently my English-Alien dictionary is old, and that 'Get out of my way!' doesn't mean a peaceful greeting, but horrible insult instead, because they answered "Die!" to me... I don't understand what that means, but they looked pretty angry... Well, my 25 Stealth will always be a valuable negotiation device
Generally because when I come across one, I fit it into a torp tube and send it towards Steel Song.
Off topic - don't you think it's ironic that Steel Song actually have no steel in their ship construction? Actually, the primary construction material in a Steel Song ship is corrugated cardboard. That and play-dough.