Users may be labeled with badges. These are images with a short title, expressing a user's activity level, importance or role in the context of the website. They can be displayed in forum posts, on user public profiles or in your own custom controls.
There are two types of badges:
•Automatic badges - these are assigned to users based on their number of activity points. Every time a user gains activity points, for example by posting on the website's forums, the system automatically checks whether the level required for a new badge has been reached and updates it if this is the case.
•Non-automatic badges - assigned to users by site administrators. These are permanent unless manually changed, regardless of the number of activity points acquired by the given user.
In the screenshot below, you can see one of the pre-defined badges in a forum post.