and , there is no way for anyone to get a rank or group membership unless you give it to them. so anyone with the rank or special rank of a admin or moderator etc. has to be verified to begin with.
now, wanting to make them look special because you have given them a rank etc. make perfect sense. so, follow what I said above about creating the needed groups, putting people in the relevant group and giving that group and/or its members special ranks using whatever images you wish.
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