Excuse me while i go just a touch off topic...
PS.. and just for the record...that was my 3000 th post to FCF.....do I get a virtual "orange" belt for that landmark?!
Definitely Neil... Consider yourself an orange belt
That tallies nicely with karate grading
Never knew that about an orange...
So.. Blue for 1000 Posts, red for 2000 Posts, orange for 3000, yellow for 4000, green for 5000, purple for 6000, Purple and white for 7000, brown for 8000, brown and red for 9000 and for 10,000 black (Shodan) !!!
That makes me a Sandan...
The belt colours seem to be a bit variable across martial arts, and even within martial arts, but I quite like the idea of an orange belt
So I see you are only awarding degrees of "Dan" for blocks of 10,000 posts classifying yourself as 3rd Dan. I don't think there is enough time for anyone to achieve 10th Dan under this system! (not that it should be easy of course!) Now blocks of 5,000 you would get to 10th Dan at 55,000 posts, although you may have find out a bit more about Norfolk, and spot a few AA Boxes in your quest for enlightenment and wisdom.
So I would personally award you currently Godan, on the brink of Rokudan
Shodan 10,000-14,999 Nidan 15,000-19,999 Sandan 20,000-24,999 etc