But you do seem to have a problem, Twilight; of not being able to understand.Lark has told you who can rank other members. Let me give an example. How would you assess the work of, say a cabinet maker? You would look at a cabinet he has made, and then be able to assess how good he is at his job. It is the same here. A member is assessed by what is revealed by the member during his/her membership.
You don't have to be a cabinet maker yourself to assess competence. I don't have to be an Adept myself to assess another member as Adept!
I think I can spot where this has all gone a bit messy, yes originally I was asking questions about rankings, but this lead me to ask another more detailed question.
Which again pertained specifically to being an Adept, so it would have looked like I didn't listen to Larks original answer, when I was asking another question, maybe what I could have done instead is to simply state that this was a new question being asked.