Continuing the discussion from What is the best practice for displaying user's Authority, "flair" or "role" in the forum?:
One thing I miss after moving my forum to Discourse was the indication of contribution/authority/reputation near the user’s avatar wherever they post.
On Discourse a “flair” mini-image can be added to a Group of users’ avatars - but this indicates membership of a group, which can have a range of meanings.
Each user has Badges, but tbh I never even check my own badges, let alone anyone else’s.
So: How about an additional discrete embellishment to the avatar image which indicates this? It could be a partial ring around the edge…The ring could be organically linked to overall badges received somehow.
Using my superior “Paint” skillz, I have mocked up these:
You know, like this, but much (much) better
Could this even be done in CSS like the Christmas hat trick?