Originally Posted by Vikinor
Yeah, I agree. A badge might be easier to notice too. I used to get confused by seing a bolded name but no status. I think if they had two staff badges for current and retired it might clear things up.
I think a retired staff badge would be ok, but still redundant since we have the italicized names for that.
As for a bolded name with no status, that indicates that the person is a moderator in a different forum. If you're seeing that, that means that the person has no power where you currently are. How will giving them a staff badge help newer members to understand that?