Originally posted by taadi31
what does it mean?
In the early days the site didn't have subscriptions. It was totally free to everyone.
Membership continued to grow and this eventually overloaded the equipment and upgrading put a financial burden on the owners, Russ and Chrismo. Numerous members made voluntary contributions to keep the site going and to help pay expenses. Those who made contributions were awarded a pawn star icon which appeared by their username.
When the subscription program was established, these original contributors became known as original pawn stars.
Hope that helps explain it....