I love those, Term. If you could create a little icon for HN, Article Writer, Wiki Scribe, Forum Volunteer (ES + AE) and Site Staff that'd be cool. HN green, Article Writer yellow or orange or whatever, Wiki Scribe pink, and Forum Volunteer and site staff clear. I will give you a big hug for that.
Wait a minute, why are we REDUCING the number of ranks if we're making them display more efficiently, we have room for more. We should have separate ones for everything. Event staff, article editors, various wiki ranks, something for the social pages. If you trim down how many they are, then you lose the argument of the normal sized ones taking up too much space.