You are "In the Brooder" because you are new. There are various different levels that are based on the number of posts you have made. There are also custom titles such as mine which can be of your own choosing if you purchase a PFM.I notice I am "in the brooder". Then I see others as songsters, crowing, etc. What is that? A level of how long you have been a member, or designation based on participation? I figure I am in the brooder because I am new.