an announcement, and also a poll.
first, the announcement: if i haven't already done so, you can assign yourself to a group as either a top or a bottom (or, i suppose, to both, but i'm not sure how that would work!). this won't make a difference in ranks, once we get the ranks set up (since to have them change with post count requires that they apply to everyone). but it will make a difference in the color of your name when it shows up on the board, and the little avatar that automatically shows up beside your name, if you haven't chosen another one.
now, the poll: who wants the tops and bottoms sections readable only to that particular group? feel free to argue your case one way or another in a post on this section.
(you should have the option of changing your vote, so if the debate convinces you to think differently, your vote can reflect that. vote early, vote often.)