Regular users promotions, to improve your account download capabilities and access more content:
1. Register an account => promotion to group Unconfirmed Users (instantaneous promotion)
THEN confirm your email address => promotion to group Lurkers (instantaneous promotion)
Benefits: Members of the *Lurkers* group have access to the following features
-reserved download slots, so they don't need to wait for a public slot
-access to the advanced file searching engine

2. Participate[2] around the site (by posting on the board, uploading or commenting files) => promotion to group New Challengers (automatic promotion*[1])
Benefits: Members of the *New Challengers* group have access to the following features
-further improved download capabilities (daily limit doubled!)
-access the Player and Stage information tabs

VIP PROMOTIONS - Here are the ways to get promoted and gain the privileges of the VIP:
1. Upload 30 files or more => group Uploaders (automatic promotion*[1])
2. Create a few characters and upload them here => group Contributors (request membership with your references)
3. Post detailed character reviews on the board => group Reviewers (request membership with your references)
4. Donate => group Donors (instantaneous promotion)

Main privileges of a VIP:
-No daily bandwidth limit
-No ads
-Priority support
-Access to all metadata content : Info and Advanced Metadata

[1]*Automatic promotions are not instantaneous, they usually take around 10 minutes and may require you to re-login (log out and login again).
[2]*Fair participation is expected, shitposting and copypasta will result in much higher promotion requirements.