Hello everyone, I am making this post to address a fix to a problem that I have noticed. The problem is that people are getting desperate to get badges on their profile. I have had more than one person DM me asking to buy my account because I have the early supporter badge. People are so greedy and want all of the badges because it differentiates them from other people. The problem is how they go about this. I have seen websites dedicated to selling rare Discord accounts and I feel that this lowers the rarity of the badge to a certain point where they are not worth having because people get them without earning them. I have seen people claiming to be selling badge-holding accounts online. Because of this, badges lose value and people beg for new badges to be added. There have been so many posts on here about Discord adding a free badge.
I am proposing to remove all unnecessary badges from Discord. This means the hypesquad houses, Nitro boost, early supporter and HSE. This leaves only four badges: Employee, Nitro, partner and bug hunter. The reason for this is as follows:
• Employees need to have a way to show that they are an employee and not a user pretending that they are an employee.
• Nitro subscribers get a badge as one of the perks that they pay for
• Partners get a badge to show that they are, in fact, partnered with Discord. Like with the employee badge, it is a way to prove someone is who they say they are and isn't someone impersonating them.
• Bug hunters are essential keeping Discord running bug-free. Without then, Discord would just be a buggy mess and the badge is a way to thank them for how much they help make Discord a better place.
I understand that this will be a very unpopular post, but this is the best way to restore the eliteness of the badges. They are meant to be earned / needed and not just a little icon for people to put on their profile.
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