Your community members are pretty awesome.
Have you ever wanted to give them a visual reward for being so awesome?
Hoop.la supports admin-editable profile fields, so you can create a Badge profile field and add flair to any member's profile instantly. (Those admin-editable fields can be used for private information too, like internal customer IDs or other "flags" you might want to put on your members.)
First, create your beautiful badge graphic.
Next, go to your control panel and click Basics > Profile Fields.
Click "add profile field." Choose Photo for the "field type."
You might want to drag the new field to the top of the list, if you have other custom profile fields visible on the member's profile page.
Name the new field (perhaps "Badges"). Make the new profile field Public, and admin-editable only.
To add a badge to a member's profile, just edit their profile and upload the badge as an image in the new custom profile field.
If you like my fantastically designed, (non) award-winning fake badge above, feel free to borrow it. Or share your own real designs here!
Title image via Flickr CC: Alan Levine