Well ranks shouldn't be your goal, but in order to get, a rank you must show your knowledge and maturity in the "Live Chat", Forums, and Articles. If your posts are spammy or fluffed or you argue about fluff you will get "Fluff" rank, but in reminder, that "No rank" and "Fluff" rank are both invisible to people that are not Knowledgeable or Adept.
Zeus is right,you must be active in chatroom,in forums etc.but you must give smart answers for show your knowledgable.One point to start is that in which you musnt't focus so much on that and don't ask a lot of people about that.Don't start to be active only for knowledgable.
I honestly don't know how I got begginer rank but I know that you shouldn't be worried about it titles aren't important as they
We all are members it just shows that you know things about a lot of topics or contribute to the site.