Just thought I'd mention that patrons now get a special badge on their comments. And you get that badge even if you are just pledging $1!
All you have to do is enter the email address associated to your Patreon account in the email field when writing a new comment. You will automatically be labelled as a patron and the badge will appear.
Note that it may take up to 24 hours after pledging before your Patreon email address is linked to our website.