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Implemented Admin/moderator/Owner avatars - need to stand out

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by rudedog, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. rudedog

    rudedog Member

    Suggestion: Board Admins/Moderators/owners should have some type of outline or background under their avatars to they stand out against the regular users.

    It's hard to scroll through a thread and find out if anyone is a Admin/Moderator/Owner with only the small text under their avatar.
    Alex likes this.
  2. Eric J.

    Eric J. Well-Known Member

    Well, I think at least a Staff Page so you know who all's who.
  3. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Supported. Or introduce Usergroup Images, to be displayed beneath the Avatar.
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's possible to apply user name CSS on a per user group basis which would help that, but changing the outline of the avatar isn't a bad idea, though it may be quite subtle.
  5. rudedog

    rudedog Member

    Thanks for the reply Mike,
    The reason behind this was (just finding out what you guys are doing, I signed up ASAP) I was scrolling through a thread and wanted to see if someone "official" replied before I dived in. I scrolled down but could not make out any differences from regular users to staff. Not everyone knows who is in charge, especialy when they are new.

    Subtle is not a bad thing :cool:
  6. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    Maybe a different bg colour for a staff member. So mike and kier's posts could have a tan or light blue pastel background - somewhat like some wordpress skins highlight comments by the admin - see ma.tt for an example of that
    Disjunto and Nix like this.
  7. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Related. I think members should have some kind of rank like a progress bar that changes when they reach "X" amount of posts. Or maybe pips or something similiar. A progress bar would look better though imo.
  8. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    I could see a progress bar being helpful in determining just how far you are away from the next rank.
  9. Eric J.

    Eric J. Well-Known Member

    That seems better suited as a plug-in.
  10. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Depends on which way you think about it. Either you make a thread that lists ranks and their requirements, remembering to keep it updated any time you change them, or have posts from members asking "What do I do to get to the next rank?"

    A list that updates the ranks automatically would do wonders in this area.
  11. Floris

    Floris Guest

    A contrasting color on the left of the postbit for team members, or thread starter, would be nice.
    I see it on blogs and on popular sites, and I appreciate it knowing where staff or thread starter is posting within the conversation.
  12. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    +1 :)
  13. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I think it would be nice to be able to set the color for a usergroup as well (With how we have a blue background for default users, be able to set it to green or orange for administrators/developers), so that people would be able to tell by looking at the background. I really never use usergroup images, and if I were to see it added, I'd rather have it added as a mod, as it really isn't as important as making staff/certain usergroups standout.
  14. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Couldn't they just do it on the avatar itself?
  15. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Have a way to change the background color of the avatar/username box thingy per user group. So say, regular users have the light two-tone blue background and Admins can have a different color background.
    Trombones13 likes this.
  16. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Agreed. It works greatly on blogs where the comments of the blogauthor also have a different colour. I suggested this to Freddie from vBulletin at the time and now it has it.
  17. Derek Ivey

    Derek Ivey Member

    I think changing the avatar border/background color would be a good idea. I see it frequently on other sites.
  18. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    please make these things optional.
    ive always made great pains to appear as a regular poster without all the admin distinction.
  19. Sir nick

    Sir nick Well-Known Member

    Maybe make their post backgrounds the color of the usergroup?
  20. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    If you're referring to the little speech bubble of sorts that the avatar/username/user title are inside, that was my first thought, too. Example: normal members are the light blue we currently see, admins' are gold, etc. (And I'd imagine if this were the case that the colors could be changed/disabled depending on site preference.) :)

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