Ticket #1237 (closed defect: fixed)
Don’t show the “member is administrator” icon quite so prominently
|Reported by:||Timwi <liquidfeedback@…>||Owned by:||dark|
This is a psychological issue. The system shouldn’t be too gratuitous in showing that some people have special privileges. The “member is administrator” icon displayed in the top-right corner of those user boxes does that.
Studies show that this leads to a variety of counter-productive emotions, including envy, resentment or animosity. This is because the fact that this person is “above you” (treated preferentially) is thrown in your face when you didn’t really need to know it.
This is *not* to say that the system should provide no way to find out who the administrators are. There should certainly be an extra page (or extra pages) to list the administrators for the benefit of users who are *looking for it*, but this information should not be included on pages whose purpose is to list users that are supposed to be treated as equals.