My request/suggestion is for two different badges: one for people who subscribed to Nitro during the beta period (around December of 2016), and another for people who made a Discord account during the first 12 months of Discord being released to the public. My suggestion is similar to this, but a little different: https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360057693011-Badge-Request-
Nitro Beta Badge: I was prompted to request for this when the possibility of needing to cancel my Nitro subscription for the first time in over four years came up due to the current covid-19 situation. As of this moment, the only way I can show that I've been a Discord supporter from the beginning is by continuing to have Nitro, otherwise I'll lose my original Nitro sub date (December 23rd, 2016). I was pretty shocked when Early Supporter was given to everyone as late in the game as October 2018, but I wasn't bothered enough to make this request back then. If a second Nitro supporter badge can't be justified, then please show the first Nitro subscription date for the user when you mouse-over the badge so that it's not tied to a consistent subscription.
First 12 Months Badge: I made my Discord account back in September of 2015, but I came to realise that there are many original users out there (and some have been on Discord for longer than me) who don't even have things like the Early Supporter badge to show that they've been here since the old days. If necessary, it can be for the first two years of Discord instead of 12 months, but I do think it's important for users prior to October 2018 to be given some recognition; Discord had already been around for over 3 years by that point. If such a badge really isn't practical, then please find some way to incorporate the join date of a user into their public profile, which is a standard on many other platforms.
I think that as Discord moves on to greater and greater heights of popularity and success, it's more important than ever that the users who were with Discord from the beginning should be recognised. All the best for the future, Discord Staff!
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