A customization that people keep asking for is to show a little badge on user avatars based on group membership. This was first done on the Twitter Developers forums:
and has since sprung up here on Meta, on Turtle Rock in multiple forms, and other places.
Those are implemented with CSS which is fragile and often renders them where they shouldn’t…
It’s time to build this into Discourse!
First, I don’t know if “badge” is the best word for them because we already have Badges. Is there another term we could use?
Since these avatar badges are shown based on a user’s primary group, they can be defined in the group settings. I imagine something like this:
Some other additions:
- include these badges by default for the admins and moderators groups.
- ability to show these based on trust level?