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The move away from prefix commands has lead to many people looking for ways to retain their traditional command system. While slash commands are our preferred new command system, there are other options that are available to you. In most cases though, the traditional way of thinking about commands with custom prefixes preceding a message is no longer a viable option.
Below are several brief articles with different options for your bot’s commands.
- Why We Moved to Slash Commands
- Can I Use Mentions or DMs As Commands?
- I Received the Message Content Intent for Other Functionality, Can I Use Prefix Commands?
- Slash Command Alternatives
We know that being forced to update your code that would otherwise be stable is a pain, but our hope is that we suffer our growing pains now so that the quality and security of our extended platform can increase quickly and stay high long term. If you are struggling with implementing slash commands or other interactions into your application, here is an article that covers this topic in more depth, and feel free to send us a if you need some more help.