You have to simply be known in the community. Post interesting questions, opinions and my_takes. To get known like in real life, put yourself out there. If you need a good goal... reach level 6 xper, you will not only be able to work for a modship but also show that you are remaining a part of the community. People will notice. If you want to have intelligent conversations, however, frankly very few members engage in them but those that do are quite interesting. To bring about a good conversation you must bring something equal to the table
It is really more of a familiarity with your profile image and how often they see you have commented. My profile image and name are very distinct so I can imagine that several people on gag know me because of the comments I have left. Normally don't go around messaging people but that is just me.
Just be yourself. Make jokes, make comments on other peoples opinions, ask questions, message people that interest you and try to have fun. People will notice you sooner or later. by the way try not to become like some of these folks with a stick stuck up their ass that decide to take shit so srs just try to laugh at shit and again, have fun.
Just make friends bro it isn't hard. And mentioning them will help even more. It doesn't matter what xper as long as your cool 😎 also just comment on random people's opinion who you think are funny, smart, etc...
Depends if you are active or not. And whether you always show your username
I joined in 2011 and I became level 9 this year. If you use the sight casually you'll nice up the ranks at about my speed. If you spend tons of time everyday you could get from 1-7 in a few months and 1-9 in about a year but from 9 up its a pretty big gap.