The new user of the month badge has been kind of confusing for a long time. The badge is assigned to the two users (created in a given month) who are the most interactive. A better way of doing this would just be to have a user of the month badge, where potentially there could be a vote each month and the person the community votes the user of the month is given the badge. This wouldn’t require any plugins, and could just be done using a poll!
The badge could even be set as the users title, and removed at the end of the month (but the badge would obviously stay)
The alternative to changing the way the badge works is to just delete it, which isn’t too difficult to do, however I’d much prefer to see the badge changed.