Please consider changing the user "badge" for paid accounts

I (and others) have made this comment several times, but now I'm posting it as a formal feature-change request. Please consider replacing the "PRO" badge with something more abstract. A little picture of Robot came to mind as one possibility, if gold stars aren't adequate. The "PRO" word itself seems to be pretty divisive, with many of the users who can't or won't pay taking offense. They seem to think that the paid users themselves are to blame for "lording it over" everyone else. This is obviously detrimental to the whole community here.

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lemonie8 years ago
I agree. Suggestions: AAA (Access All Areas) $$$ (I've paid) + (I've got something extra) L
The plus sign look like the most plausible out of those three. The first one I dont like, and the second still sends out the message that is being criticized....
Well when you're given a choice there's a chance of seeing something you like. I like the plus too. L
How about, get rid of the badge all together? That way, non pros wouldn't know who to blame for "lording it over"
NachoMahma8 years ago
. I agree on all points. I suppose some recognition is in order, but the use of "Pro" is not only devisive, it is misleading - few "pro" users are DIY professionals.
Agreed. Maybe even leave the badge off altogether, and change the font colour, or the background colour.
Font color would be good, not too distracting, but stil noticeable. Background color as in highlighting the username?
gmjhowe8 years ago
I also agree on all points, as well as the idea of having a robot. Another option is to change the nameing to 'Supporting Account' with a 'SUP' Badge very similar to the current one.
kelseymh (author)  gmjhowe8 years ago
As in "'sup, homey"?
I was just gonna say that!
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