As a member of the Reef2Reef community, perhaps you've noticed that some members seem to have labels (sometimes a whole stack of 'em) under their username. Maybe this is something you're just now noticing, or perhaps it's a question you've been muddling over for a while but just never got around to asking... What the heck are these labels and what do they mean? Well, keep reading because today I'm going to work on unpacking all of the different user "banners" you'll see around R2R.
Before we begin, a general introduction to our banner system: The user banners on Reef2Reef are helpful indicators that we utilize to identify members who contribute to our community in a lot of different ways. Some of these are contributions based on roles within our community leadership, some of these are recognitions of financial contributions by members who support our community (such as sponsors, supporting members, and partner members), some are to note content contributors, and others are award banners for some type of achievement within our community. ALL of these different banners help you as a member to identify people who fill these different roles.
So without further ado, let's begin our banner tour...
While Team R2R is tasked with ensuring that members do follow our community guidelines, this is definitely not their only (or even their primary) function. It's also worth noting that moderating decisions are discussed together and made by consensus as a team. Team R2R is made up of men and women who love our community and love to help members with all different types of issues ranging from hobby questions (many of our Team R2R members are expert-level hobbyists who have a lot of knowledge to draw on) to help with site functions. If you have a question, these guys and gals are here to lend a hand, so feel free to message any of them directly if you have questions about the site! Want to meet the team? Check out this thread (or click this link to see a list of the members of Team R2R).