This week's book giveaways are in the Cloud/Virtualization and Go forums. We're giving away four copies each of Cloud Native Transformation: Practical Patterns for Innovation and The Go Workshop and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
You would start off with 'greenhorn' and automatically get yourself upgraded as 'ranch hand' once you made 30 posts. That does NOT require any credentials as such! -- an extra information which is definitely there in the 'Ranch Titles' page.