It seems a number of people display their # proudly in their signature because it is less than 1,000? A few beats junior members over the head with the ranking. To me, this is perfect reason to give 'em the gears. TORTURE the Duke or Duchess of BCSB until s/he cries. And I don't mean the little sob. I'm talking about the deep spasmatic out of control 2-year-old cry baby kinda cry.
If the weight of your words and logic carries nothing, your BCSB # does nothing either. It's like saying "I was here first" and that makes me more important than you. Or, maybe it's the "elder" attitude? I'm older. That's why you should shut the hell up when I tell you to.
I'm thinking of making this a poll too. Post your polling choices and I'll append it.
Edit. It is now a poll. Please vote. Have fun with it.