Adding pronoun information to chat
For people who are trans and/or non-binary, letting streamers know your pronouns in chat so that your gendered correctly can either be awkward or difficult. An option for people to add their pronouns in brackets beside their usernames or in their profile cards in chat might help to let the streamer and/or chat know if a user feels it's important.
This would help me so much because I have an ADHD brain that doesn't like to retain people's names, let alone their chosen pronouns. Help me out will you!?!
over 90,000 people have input their pronouns in a third party extensions. people really care about this twitch. if a uservoice had 90,000 votes i would hope you would implement this.
"Pronouns are important! We can all do our part to help normalize the use of pronouns by installing this easy to set up twitch extension:
You can download the google chrome extension to set your pronouns in chat here:
Step 1: Download the Chrome Extension here: https://tinyurl.com/zhd39jf8
OR firefox version here: https://tinyurl.com/ezkx9utp
Step 2: Click here to add the Twitch extension and select your pronouns: https://pronouns.alejo.io/"
like this ^ or similar please. but not an extension haha :)
Here's the thing.
This doesn't just benefit folks that are trans or non-binary.
It *also* benefits folks that are cis too.
1. Let's say someone has the display name "RobotDestroyer9001". Do they use he? She? They? I can't tell from that display name, even though they could very well be cis.
2. What about cis people with names that are commonly used by both masculine and feminine folks? Chris, Jamie, Alex, Jordan, Charlie, Ashley, etc.
3. Then there's names which the streamer might not be familiar with because they're from another region. I'm based in the UK, I'm extremely unlikely to know whether a Chinese, Japanese, or Russian name is commonly masculine or feminine.
So, what's the reason not to implement this?
* It benefits trans folk.
* It benefits cis folk.
* It benefits non-binary folk.
* It doesn't benefit... uh... ???
* It hurts... uh... ???
Pronouns are sooo helpful and useful no matter what community you are apart of.
Very good idea! Have it right up front.
Adding them would hugely support the whole community.
I am for this.
although there is a chrome/firefox extension that allows us to display pronouns next to our names in chat, it's very limited. i would love to see a feature BUILT IN to twitch itself that allows the user to either select preset pronouns or fill in a blank field with their own pronouns.
I’d like these please ❤️
There is that popular browser extension for like 4 browsers now that add pronoun options:
Next to your name, next to your badges - like a 4th badge. It works great, it works across multiple platforms. But literally every single person I've talked to and I always agree, why the heck do we need a browser extension to do something that could just be a part of Twitch??? There are many people who don't like/don't want to/refuse to install browser extensions and that means literally all of those people and so many others can't see the pronouns of their chats as streamers or their fellow chatters as viewers. It straight up shouldn't be something extra. We should have this as a function of the site. It would be incredible.
Yes please, long overdue.
Stop enabling the queerphobic trash. Cis white males are not the only people on this platform. Identity is important for our community, if people have a stick up their *** about pronouns make it easy to turn off for those who don't want it. Make it an opt-in, can't argue with options, because they're right my identity is NOT their business, it's the business of someone who cares to know and truly I don't care if that trash knows my pronouns because they wouldn't respect them anyway. ✌
It’s well overdue at this point, like come on it’s not that hard to copy and paste a code and put in some she/he/they in it. Like come on.
100% behind this. Normalization of this NEEDS to happen and twitch is a huge platform that can help set an example.
This is super important not only for making it easier for everyone to know how to respect someone’s gender identity, but also to help normalize the bigger discussion around knowing people’s pronouns before we refer to them!
Making pronouns native to Twitch is imperative at this point. Virtually everyone uses pronouns, it helps normalize the process of disclosing pronouns instead of just putting that burden onto trans/gender diverse individuals. You could make this an opt-in or opt-out scenario as well for the people who just don't want to add pronouns. Numerous major companies are doing this already: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and now Twitter. Time to do it, Twitch! I know Alejo.io is already willing to work with you to help make it native!
As a nonbinary streamer who constantly has to have the pronoun conversation in my chat and in the chats of other streamers, this would be an immensely useful tool that would take a lot of labor off of me while streaming and viewing.
Pronouns are very very important. We love the extension, but why should we have to use third party items (especially for something that being offered by other social media outlets including twitter)?
While this doesn't affect me on a personal level, I still feel that this would be a good thing to implement.
It's a simple show of respect, and I don't know why so many people fight against it. It's so easy to do yet people expend that much more effort just to not do it.
everyone who says this isn't important or thinks it would be bad is cis. they don't have any right to weigh in on this. us as trans people want this. add it.