The Pro Account (the blue badge next to some profiles) lets people know that an account of public interest is an industry person, or is someone on the Barbless Staff.
The Pro Account badge appears next to the name on an account’s profile whenever it appears on the site.
Pro Accounts can be applied by Barbless.co only. Any account that use a badge as a part of profile photos, or in any other way that implies Pro status, are subject to permanent account suspension.
What can Pro Accounts do?
With a Pro Account, when you add off-site links to 3rd party websites from either a leader description or a comment, that link will automatically become clickable - it will not require the user to copy and paste that URL into the browser bar.
What types of accounts get verified?
A Pro Account may be verified if it is determined to be an account of special interest to our community. Typically this includes accounts maintained by guides, industry reps, fly shop employees, major fly fishing brands, non-profits, NGOs, etc.
A Pro Account badge does not imply an endorsement by Barbless.co.
As this website continues to evolve, so to will Pro Accounts. Expect more to be announced soon!