I just went over the list of Community Managers and this caught my attention:

Different look and feel, too gray... poor Ana deserves more in my opinion. I went and dug up her combined flair just to see the reason it wasn't used:

You do not have any linked accounts with 200+ rep

True, and generally I totally agree with this but in case of Stack Exchange employee, reputation should not matter or become a barrier.

Can Stack Exchange employees get a colorful flair, even without 200 reputation on a site?

I'm not asking to artificially boost their reputation, but rather to add a check to the code deciding whether to show the flair or not, to check if the user is a staff member, in which case skip the reputation check.

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    The sad thing is that even if she gets a load of rep on MSO it still won't be colourful :-(... Nov 18, 2013 at 9:21
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    I seem to remember I noticed the inconsistency in the list yesterday, went to replace Ana's MSO flair with network flair, saw the reason it was how it was, discarded the edit. Nov 18, 2013 at 9:21
  • @ben but when she gets 200 here on Meta at least she can have the combined flair. :) Nov 18, 2013 at 9:23
  • @michaelb958 I was about to do the same but on second thought decided to give this a try. Who knows it might work. Nov 18, 2013 at 9:24
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    @Sha, that freehand circle is creepy. Are you a stalker of some kind? ;) Nov 18, 2013 at 9:28
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    That would be unflair.
    – brasofilo
    Nov 18, 2013 at 9:29
  • Sha, is this no-repro, or did you have a different example: stackexchange.com/users/2415655/ana?tab=accounts stackexchange.com/users/flair/2415655.png ?
    – Rob
    Jul 26, 2020 at 17:56
  • @Rob I asked this almost 7 years ago, Ana got 200 rep since then. But the problem still exists, user without 200 rep on any site won't have global flair, even if that user is a staff member. Jul 26, 2020 at 18:13
  • @Sha, OK no specific example. But what would you suggest that their Flair would be, how should it be calculated? -- If they had 1 reputation on 175+ sites and only visited 50 should they have a Flair of 175 or 50; or would it be 175*200, etc. - or just add what they seem to have, regardless of the value (where some have more than one rep.). --- Some Devs have a few hundred rep over several sites, them too?
    – Rob
    Jul 26, 2020 at 18:25

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Why give someone special treatment when reputation and badges (flair) are the measure of our participation on the sites?

Basically, a dev would have to game the system to make this happen, and AFAIK we play a different (fair) game based on actual achievements that unlocks those tiny-colourful things and its associated numbers.

The diamond is enough to mark a new employee as a special user. The rest is up to her/him.

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    I sometimes see users without a diamond do things like adding moderator only tags, and upon checking it they turn out to be Stack Exchange employees who got special privilege. That's not gaming the system. Nov 18, 2013 at 12:01
  • @ShaWizDowArd Sure, but getting rep just for being an employee is. It's also pointless, the diamond grants Ana all rep-tied privileges anyway.
    – yannis
    Nov 18, 2013 at 13:12
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    @Yannis I don't suggest or ask to give her reputation, just show the combined flair even without 200+ account. Nov 18, 2013 at 13:17
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    @ShaWizDowArd Oh, I see. Just got out of a long meeting, I should stay afk until my brain recuperates.
    – yannis
    Nov 18, 2013 at 13:25

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