I’ve seen a couple comments mentioning something about alignment or size. As a reminder, the only change has to do with the “top” CSS and “margin-top.” The left/right alignment and the size of the badges are the same.
This option at least keeps the badges on the avatar. The inline option I’ve seen many times is nice. But, that’s even less “like Flarum.” I mention this because I saw comments about this not feeling like Flarum.
The main goal though is to stop hiding people’s faces. So, if folks don’t like this, my next vote would be to make that inline version the UI in core.
Or, the badges could easily be moved so they start on the left. I didn’t do that though because they don’t start on the left when at the top. This change was purposely done so that hardly nothing is changed, except two CSS rules.
Before we completely decide I’d like to try making badges a tiny bit smaller on mobile, and see what they look like starting on the left.