Feedback About the new forum badges...

Amin Sabet

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 3, 2010
You may have noticed that the big "Moderator", "Subscribing Member", and "Affiliate Patron" banners are gone and replaced with a variety of small, round badges.

I'll explain here what these badges are and how you get 'em. Here are then six badges, followed by a description of each one:

1) Moderator badge: You get this one by being one of our volunteer moderators. Thanks to our mods!

2) Subscribing Member badge: Given to those who support the site by paying a subscription.

3) Charter Member badge: Signifies that the member is one of the first 100 people to register on this site. Too late to get in on this one!

4) Affiliate Patron badge: Given to those who attest either that they have used our affiliate links or that they would have used our affiliate links if those were usable in their country / region.

5) 1000+ Rated badge: Denotes a member who has received at least 1000 positive ratings. Every like, appreciate, wow, agree, funny, informative, winner, or useful counts as 1 positive rating.

6) Active Member badge: Given to those who have an avatar and have made a certain number of posts within a certain amount of time. This badge comes and goes depending on recent activity. Just like Subscribing Members and Affiliate Patrons, Active Members enjoy an ad-free site.
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