Posting my comment from the last thread here in hopes to get this noticed as it is a huge problem for so many clans.
Please, please, please revert this, or let us have a toggle. This is a nightmare for people running moon clans, let alone people who run multiple moon clans. I personally want everyone in my clans to have access to research, so I now have to go through and demote members on initiate to the extra rank below it and use initiate rank as the "on vacation" rank. Not to mention we have to adjust the rank of every new member who joins the clan.