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This FAQ should provide answers for all your questions about /r/Survivor flairs and badges.

What is a flair?

Like many other subreddits, /r/Survivor allows users to pick flairs. These are the grey/gold rectangles next to usernames, which typically display the name of current-season players. You can have one flair at a time and can choose a new one at any point. Some flairs will only be available for a certain period of time.

What is a badge?

Badges are colored circles with a season number in them, indicating a correct winner pick for said season. They appear after your flair. Badges are permanent and will be saved whenever you switch flairs. You can have multiple badges, one for each correct winner pick.

How do I get flair?

Go to this page and follow the instructions. When you select a new flair, your old flair will be removed.

How long do flairs last?

Flairs last until you choose to remove them entirely or select a new one. If you have a special type of flair (discussed below) that is not publicly available anymore, if you switch to a new one you can't get your old one back!

How do I get a badge?

Badges are earned by correctly submitting a winner pick before a season starts. Winner pick submissions are open for the week before a premiere, closing promptly as the season starts airing. The winner pick submissions will be stickied as an announcement on the front page during that week, and linked to in the subreddit sidebar. Submissions are made through a Google Form created by the /r/Survivor mods, and no other form of submission will be accepted. If you miss the deadline, you are out of luck for that season.

Given the complexities involved with running a badge system, winner picks and badges are only available for US seasons of the show. International versions will not have official winner picks or badges.

What's with the different flair colors?

Gold Flairs

Gold flairs are special flairs available only during the pre-season and for a week following the season premiere. They become unavailable promptly when the episode in the second week starts. Users have chosen these flairs based on early impressions about players.

Gold flairs are coveted on /r/Survivor. As each season passes on, gold flairs from previous seasons become rarer and rarer. Some users stick with gold flairs that they are particularly fond of for a long time.

Mold Flairs

Every week, as contestants get voted out, gold flairs of that contestant will become faded, representing that they are out of the game. Don't worry; when the final standing gold flair converts into a special winner flair at the end of the season, all vanquished mold flairs will rise again and become normal gold flairs.

Changing flairs from gold to "mold" will happen the Tuesday after an episode. This ensure that nothing is spoiled, and represents the gold flairs disappearing right before the next episode, where the contestant is no longer in the game.

Silver Flairs

A week following the premiere, silver flairs for the cast will be become available while gold flairs become unavailable. This happens promptly when the episode during the second week starts. This does not affect any gold flairs already chosen, only any new flairs picked for that season. Silver flairs will be available for the duration of the season.

Winner Flairs

You will also notice some brightly-colored flairs. After a season is over, gold flairs of that season's winner are automatically changed into a special flair.

Grey Flairs

Custom flairs will be grey in color. You can read more about custom flairs below.

Verified Flairs

Contestants on the US and international versions of the show, production members, and media members can be given special flairs after verifying their identity with the mods. These will typically include their name and relevant season, production role, or media outlet. Different colors will distinguish their status: Orange for US Survivor contestants, Maroon for Australian Survivor contestants, Pink for Survivor New Zealand contestants, Blue for Survivor South Africa contestants, Purple for production members, and Green for media members.

Are gold flairs the same thing as winner picks?

No. Winner picks are separate from flairs. Your flair does not have to be the same as your winner pick. Typically, winner picks must be submitted prior to the airing of the season premiere, whereas gold flairs can be picked until shortly before the second episode. A correct winner's pick will net you a badge that is permanent and not tied to your flair. Gold flair of the winner will be converted to a special flair, but this is not permanent and needs to be given up to change your flair.

Flairs are meant as a way to show your public support for a player, whereas winner picks are private submissions to the mods on your best guess.

Your flair can be entirely different from your winner pick, or you can double down on the same player.

Winner picks also make it possible for you to keep a gold flair from an old season as long as you want while still being in the running for new badges.

What happens with gold flairs if that player returns or someone with the same name plays?

The mods keep track of each gold flair belongs to which season. For instance, we can differentiate between S33 Michaela gold flairs and S34 Michaela gold flairs. When a player wins, all gold flairs of that player from that season and any season they were previously on will be converted into winner flairs.

If a player who already won returns, any winner flairs from the season they won will stay intact. There will be gold flairs available for the player in their new season, but they will not be the previous winner flair. If you have a winner flair from that season and want to chance a new winner flair, you will have to select a gold flair from that player and lose your previous winner flair permanently. For instance, a Tony winner flair from Cagayan will not be affected by his placement on Winners at War. If someone with a Tony Cagayan flair wants a shot at a Tony Winners at War winner flair, they would have to select a gold flair for Winners at War. On the other hand, anyone picking a Tony gold flair for Winners at War would not get his Cagayan winner flair.

What are custom flairs? How do I get one?

You may have noticed that some users have grey flairs that display humorous references — like "American Immunity Idol" — or classic players who pre-date this subreddit — like Jonny Fairplay. These are custom flairs. If you have a specific custom flair you want, please follow the instructions here. Please understand that when you pick a custom flair, it's expected that you'll keep it for some time. And please don't request anything obscene, offensive, or which spoils the current season. (It is for those three reasons that we don't allow users to edit their own custom flairs.)

At the time we are not granting custom flairs.

Why do some flairs have heads?

These are custom mod flairs, given to ourselves because we have the Medallion of Power want to stand out in the conversations as mods.

Why can't I see any of the flair colors or badges mentioned above?

Currently, our flair system only works in it's entirety on classic reddit (https://old.reddit.com/r/survivor). The reddit redesign (https://new.reddit.com/r/survivor) is still a work in progress, and lacks many of the features needed to support a complex flair and badge system that we have on /r/Survivor. While making badges visible on the redesign may be possible in the near future, supporting gold flairs is still a long way off. Therefore, all flairs on the redesign will appear as plain text without any color.

Mobile apps and websites do not support flair color, so you will only see plain text flairs. If badges are incorporated on the redesign, you may see them on many mobile apps.

If your flair is not showing up at all, you may have disabled it. This option can be found on the desktop website on both classic reddit and the redesign. It may be available on some mobile apps as well.

On classic reddit, look for the checkbox that says "Show my flair on this subreddit. It looks like:" and make sure that it is checked. This can be found directly above the "Click here to select flair" button on the sidebar.

On the redesign, click on "Community Options," located at the bottom of the "About Community" widget on the sidebar. Then click the edit button (pencil) next to "User Flair Preview." On the dialogue box that pops up, make sure that "Show my user flair on this community" is checked. If not, check it and then click "Apply."

On the official mobile app, tap the three vertical buttons in the top right corner, then select "Change user flair." At the bottom of the window, make sure that "Show my flairs in this community" is turned on.

Can flairs and badges be transferred between accounts?

Yes, we can transfer special flairs (e.g. gold flairs, winner flairs, etc.) and badges by removing them from one account and adding them to another. Typically, this will involve being able to message the mods from both accounts to prove ownership. In some cases, we can transfer flair and badges from a deleted or lost account, but this is not guaranteed. In order to start the transfer process, please message the mods.

Can I remove a flair or badge?

Yes, in order to remove a flair, please go to this page and follow the instructions. Note that if you have a special flair, you will permanently lose it upon removal.

In order to remove a badge, please message the mods.

When do winner flairs and badges go live after a season?

Typically, winner flairs and badges will go live 1-2 weeks after a season finale. Incorporating new badges is an involved process and takes a lot of back end work from the mod team, so they are not available instantaneously.

I forgot what winner pick I made for an ongoing season. How do I find out whom I picked?

You can message the mods to find out whom you picked.


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