Member badges are the colored boxes displayed to the right next to a person’s name in comments, or beneath the name on a profile page. Badges are used to indicate Member Status, which helps give you some idea of how much that person contributes to the Stitch Community.
Members with higher status levels stand out as people who frequently help others, and are often a good indicator of trustworthiness.
Badges can also be used to indicate extra privileges that member has earned in the community.
This article explains the member badges you are likely to see on Stitch.
There are two types of Basic members:
- Unverified Basic members
- Verified Basic members
Unverified members are distinguishable by the lighter green badge. These members have joined Stitch but have not yet verified their accounts, and so often attend Public (or "Open") events held by Stitch Community Champions in order to get verified in person. Unverified members can attend events and activities, but cannot communicate with other Stitch members until they are verified.
Verified Basic members are distinguishable by the darker green badge. They are able to attend and create open events and activities, and take part in most real-world activities in the community. They cannot attend premium member-only events, or use most of Stitch's capabilities for connecting with other members online, such as group discussions and one-on-one messaging.
Guidelines for Basic members attending their first Stitch activities can be found here.
Full members have paid for a full membership of the Stitch Community, with either a Community, Community Plus or Community Manager membership. Full members get access to all aspects of the community, can come to members-only events and activities, create groups, suggest events, and more.
Members who positively contribute to the community receive Membership Points, which in turn helps them unlock higher status levels on Stitch. These levels are distinguishable by Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond badges respectively.
Members with higher status levels stand out as people who frequently help others, and are often a good indicator of trustworthiness. They also earn additional privileges on Stitch, including access to additional features, gifts and rewards, discounted memberships, and more.
You can learn more about status levels and the Stitch Reward program here.
Stitch Team Members
Members of the Stitch team will be shown with the Stitch badge. Please say hello!
Partners of Stitch have limited access to the community in order to create events and activities that may be of interest to Stitch members. They are only able to attend activities and join groups that they organize themselves.
Commercial members are Stitch members who have been identified themselves as conducting activities on Stitch for commercial or semi-commercial purposes. Stitch permits these activities provided Commercial members comply with a strict set of guidelines in order to post their activities on Stitch. This includes full transparency regarding the nature of their business, and any fees charged in return for their events. Commercial members are also limited in the number of groups and activities they can create on Stitch.
The Community Champion badge is awarded to any member who has successfully held three Stitch events in their area. Community Champions are trusted members of the community who are able to publish events and activities without needing review by the Stitch team.
Community Champions can also verify new members at events.