The User Badges module allows each user to be assigned 'badges' which can be displayed as a series of iconic images.
A common use will probably be to display the badges along with the user's information within forums, comments, or node postings. These badges can be assigned individually by the administrator or attached to a role so that, for example, all users in the 'admin' role will show the 'Administrator' badge which could display as a graphic letter 'A'.
Any badge can optionally be associated to a URL that links the image to a description page. If a user has more than one badge, there is also a mechanism that allows administrators to only show the most highest-level badge. You can also set a special badge for blocked users and even override their role badges with this one.
User Badges can be used as a way to establish trust (in the same way as eBay's star graphics), or as an incentive for users. They can also be a quick way to identify moderators, administrators, or anyone with a given role.
This module also works with the ecommerce package (Drupal 6 only), allowing product purchases to trigger badge assignment.
In order to upload badge images you need to have the Upload module enabled.
The private download setting is not yet supported.
Note: To get support, please file a Support request or post on the Forum.
Note: In order to get User Badges (D6 dev version) to work along with Auto Assign Role, please uncomment the last function in the file user_badges.module
Note: This release of User Badges for Drupal 5.x will cause an update error for some. If you see a notice about a primary key already existing when you perform an update, it is safe to ignore it.