About DeGore

A short history of how DeGore came to be the leading image moderation bot for Discord Servers.

A Short Backstory

When I first started coding DeGore, I had set out with a goal: to create the best and most feature-rich image moderation Discord bot. This whole idea came to mind after I unwillingly stumbled upon a not-so-pleasant animated gore GIF which a member had sent in a community Discord server. Needless to say, it was disgusting, to say the least. A while later, the image was deleted by a moderator.

That's when I thought to myself: "What if I could automate this? Why isn't this already a thing on Discord?". After spending a while trying to find an auto-moderation image bot to no avail, I decided it was time to create my own.

Now, since there weren't any already-existing solutions for image moderation, there wasn't exactly anywhere I could take ideas and inspiration from. This was arguably the most challenging part - coming up with the whole structure of an AI image moderation bot from scratch was pretty tricky and had some obstacles that needed to be overcome.

With the little experience I had in discord.js at the time, on the 11th of March, the initial project files were created and I got to programming. After hours of AI R&D and going through a lot of library and API documentation, I finally had the first version of DeGore up and running within the first few days. That's when I made my first commit to DeGore's private GitHub repository:

...and that's when DeGore first came to life - on the 19th of March, 2021.

When I first managed to get DeGore to detect NSFW imagery, I was over the moon, quite literally jumping in excitement. AI is incredibly fun to tinker with, and this was my first proper application of Artificial Intelligence. I could feel it - this was the start to something great.

DeGore, Today

It's mind-boggling to look back and see how far DeGore has come. Nowadays, DeGore is protecting 800,000+ users in over 1,000 communities. DeGore is growing like a champion.

I couldn't be happier with the amazing community we've created in our official Discord server (DeGore's Lobby), and feel incredibly proud that DeGore is playing a role in helping to keep users just a little bit safer in their communities, as well as giving community moderators and administrators ease of mind.

There are so many exciting upcoming new features, including DeGore's Web Dashboard and an innovative approach to centralized moderation. Here's a sneak peek of something that's coming this summer 👀:

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