There is only one rule of conduct aboard the USS Blackheart, and it is summed up entirely within Wheaton's Law. Violators of Wheaton's Law may be subject to administrative oversight and/or beatings.
Rank means nothing, it's just a fun way to keep the 'starship' metaphor going. Promotions are rare, and are completely at the discretion of the Commanding Officer. Some people have gotten promotions for helping out, others have gotten promotions because they were active and it was their birthday. It's really not a big deal -- The CO rarely gives orders; Every time he tries, he's usually knocked backward from the laughter.
The USS Blackheart does not accept dues of any kind; Membership aboard the USS Blackheart is (and ever shall be) completely free-of-charge.
While many fan clubs hold leadership elections both regularly and semi-regularly, the Blackheart is not among them. Rather than hold endless debates on the intricacies of club oversight, members are encouraged to take this time and interest and instead focus those energies on ship projects and ideas. If you are displeased with decisions made by the command staff of the USS Blackheart, you are well within your membership rights to express your displeasure to any who may choose to listen.
Should your displeasure remain unaddressed to the detriment of your fandom experience, there are many airlocks aboard the ship, and you are encouraged to test them for leaks. Once you are sealed within, you’ll want to test them using the large red switch labeled ‘depressurize.’