I was recently removed from the DAC server. After contacting the support, it seems that Discord retro-actively enforced the access restrictions:
- Have at least 500 members on your server
- Your server must be at least 3 months old
- Enable the Community feature on your server
- Have at least a 40% monthly member retention rate
The 40% retention is way too high. Even the partner program is set to 20%. There are many Discord servers that cannot achieve this number, either by design (i.e. support servers), or by theme (for example for younger communities which tend to come & go really quickly, even if the server/community is top notch).
You can also read some more feedback from the Reddit post : https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/vdoba8/discord_is_opening_dac_the_discord_admin_community/
And the most important point: the DAC server is there for admins to talk among each others to improve their server. But how can admins improve their server if they cannot have access to the DAC server ?
Quoting the blog post : "Here you can learn more about features, use best practices, and meet other members who want to improve their communities!"
I sincerely hope this message will be heard. Such "meta" communities are a really good idea, but don't lock out the target audience.
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