Why I believe removing the verified bot badge is wrong.
Discord has removed the bot verification badge from being obtained because of users making a bot just for the badge.
Why this shouldn't have happened
I believe the verified bot developer badge was a good thing for discord to show of what you created on discord. Because some people were making throwaway bots, and paying for it to be in 75 servers then deleting it doesn't mean we should all lose it. As someone who has developed a few bots, and recently finished my first public bot, my motivation wasn't just the badge, but it did motivate me. 99% of users with a bot in 75 servers actually put effort into it, and they deserve the badge.
What they could've done
I believe they could've had required statistics like the partner program. So it would be the bot has to be in 75 servers with 25 members, 50 messages a week, or something like that. Just plain removing it is like when the elementary school teacher punishes everyone because one kid did something. The verified bot dev badge should be given to people who made a good bot, and it was a good incentive.
I am open to feedback, so please leave your comments and suggestions in the comments. I hope they can figure something out to give something similar to the verified badge to users who help their platform with bots that they put effort into.
The badge was never meant to motivate people to make bots. It was just a badge to show off you have a cool bot over 100 servers. A lot of people have been abusing this badge like selling accounts and badges therefore Discord staff probably made the decision to remove it. Tons of people just want that badge to look cool or act like an actual developer when they aren't. If people just decided to not sell badges and not abuse, the badge would've still existed. Blame the ones who abused the system, not the Discord staff.-6
If people are selling accounts with the badge thats a whole separate issue under account sharing. I also presented extra requirements for the bots in my post that they could've enforced instead. There were much better ways to fix account sharing and bot abuse than deleting the badge. And believe it or not, even if it wasn't the only motivation, it was motivating.6
i think solution is set Veification from 75 servers to for example 200 or 1k2
It feels like they aren't awarding the developer of the bot. If the developer made the whole bot, then they should get some recognition.1
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