Please Improve the Verified Badge Policy
I believe that the Verified Badge is misinterpreted and should definitely be reworked. I am of the opinion that this badge is interpreted as a partner badge. Because currently only partners get this badge, this should be changed in my opinion. In fact users should also qualify for this badge if they are not a partner. So that also the following users are also eligible:
- Users who are Twitch Partners.
- Users who are Twitch Affiliates.
- Users who are Twitch Developers.
I mean: Users who have completed the onboarding, to confirm the identity. Furthermore you could confirm the identity at twitch events to have a two factor process (id check). That it is really this person.
I'm quoting from the Apr 24, 2017 article on Twitch: "We will be developing a policy on which additional users might qualify for this badge in the coming months."
That was several years ago and nothing has changed.
GhostZero // Twitch Extension Developer
I don't think this is a good direction. I think most people understand what it is after seeing it a couple times.
I think that identity confirmation is important though, so instead of a badge, i think that it should be all handled individually by each channel through a setting. Currently we have one identity confirmation setting and it does one thing, and that's you must have a verified email to chat. If we had more options here with further identity verification, it'd fix most problems.
Even if the badge for developers is different from the purple tick it would be a good idea
It's a great idea! At the beginning I thought this badge is representing, that this user has varified his or her identity. I was really confused when I heard it's a badge which only partners have. :(
Michael Woods commented
I think this is a great idea.