Developer Chat Badge
A chat badge to identify yourself in Twitch chat as a developer.
there is already the staff badge but I don't know if it includes developers
I don't think an automated system should be a thing for the badge. If it was, this would end up in it being the only badge that people can claim without doing anything, just like the GLHF badge. I feel like it should be intended for people who have made something that deals with the Twitch API, IRC or an Extension. A form would be nice. I feel like Extension devs already kind of "got accepted as devs", but I dunno.
The form could be like...
Type of applications you've made: Tool, bot, extension, etc.
Links to use/download your applications:
Or something like that.
I agree an automated process is obviously better for Twitch and Staff so you don't have to curate a massive list of users and requests.
I do feel that just logging in to dev.twitch.tv is a little on the ”too easy” side of things.
I feel small tasks would be interesting to do.
1) create an app in the dashboard
2) create an extension
3) join the Twitch Dev discord and gain the developer role
You don't have to do all of these. The 3rd option leaves it more open as a community lead badge. This means the community can do the manual process TwitchDev are trying to avoid.
@BlueLava Ok, great!
a) My first thought was: Not for bots. IMHO, they should be a different badge between verified/known bots and its developers. So users can easily see, this is a bot (a pice of software), and this is a real person (a 3rd-party developer).
b) How would one qualify: In my opinion, it needs to be automated, but it also needs a review process. If I had the choise to define such a guidline, I would formulate it in a similar way:
"You qualify for this badge if you have a published twitch extension or a verified bot. You will also need to have an account that has agreed to the Developer Services Agreement (you agree to this, if you signed up on TwitchDev)."
My background to this opinion:
Currently, Verified Bots as well as Twitch Extensions have a review process on Twitch. This is to prevent someone from simply unlocking this badge for fun automatically.
Con: It does not currently take into account of 3rd-party websites (oauth apps).
c) The automatic system should be possible (on the part of the chat team), iirc: anykey.org has a sign-up form, where you can fill you twitch id/username and you get instant the global GLHF Pledge badge (i also have this badge).
I would be pleased about further feedback!
@TheRealHellcat The main challenge is figuring out what this badge actually means and there are many opinions. I’m making sure that past feedback on this topic is provided internally (there has been a lot). Providing the badge would need to be automatic, though I'm not sure how badge availably checks work personally. Something as simple as confirming a Twitch account has authenticated with dev.twitch.tv could work.
@TheElm Badges for the creator of integrations on a channel is a fun idea. If the badge is considered, I could see this either being the main logic or perhaps even a different badge altogether. A good thought for the chat team.
This would be cool to tie in with the official/known "Bot Accounts" or an Extension. If a channel is using an Extension, the developers of that extension get this badge in chat, or if a bot account is modded in the channel, give the badge to the developer.
Amazing idea, would love it!
How would one qualify, though?
@BlueLava Is this suggestion intended for 3rd party developers? If yes, I really love you idea!