You can thank the folks that sign up and pretend to be affiliated with the site for this update. Staff shows up as “Official Staff” everyone else is classified as a “Free User”.
Please don’t read into the “free” part, this doesn’t mean we plan to charge and have a “Premium User” category in the future. It just seemed like the right way to classify users. If anything, perhaps there will be different levels of free users in the future based on how long you’ve been on the site (newbie, been around, old school, et cetera).
OH, also, there’s no such thing as a verified user at this point, putting that in your profile doesn’t mean anything and hopefully you’re not fooling anyone.