I have a fairly simple question which is either so simple that no one seems to have bothered asking it, or it simply hasn't come up before. I'm introducing a special user role to my site, the "Gold Member," which is for people who have chipped in a few bucks to keep it going. I'm using Role Scoper to create a few simple, members-only areas of the site, and thus far it's all working fine.
But there's one thing I can't figure out: I'd like to give "Gold" users special icons -- a tiny gold star, say -- next to their user names in the comments to note their special status (think TOTALFARK). Obviously, this would be tied to calling their role somehow, but I know so little about PHP that I can't wrap my head around it.
I gather the solution is obvious, but I can't figure out how to do it.
I'm not sure if it's relevant, but I'm using the Magazine Basic theme.