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.
Visibility is important, for trans people as well as allies. The more cis people are reminded that pronouns are a thing, and the more normalised considering others' pronouns becomes, the less "other" we'll appear to them, maybe the less people roll their eyes when I give my pronouns. Besides, even if others don't respect them, at least I'll know how to address people when I stream
I get misgendered on a daily basis on twitch. I would love to have my pronouns displayed so I don’t need to go through this harm and I’d love to be able to know those who opt in so I don’t potentially misgender them as well.
It is FAR past time that Twitch allow users to designate their pronouns in chat. If someone else has created a tool that meets our need, then you can.
I want to add something to this - IF THEY DO this they then need to produce the security to prevent people from HACKING or ROLLING In - because we're already running into the consistent hate raids and follow bots from our tags - the pronouns may not make it any easier on us as users. I love the ability to be open about who i am - but i am not liking how easy it is to garner large scale stupidity. It's available in a chrome plugin and FrankerzFace plugin - but again, we need to see more accountability in protection before these things come in place.
There's an extension for this already - it should be super easy for them to make it but official
I know this is something they're ignoring, but it has a pretty simple solution.
Pronoun badges... There are normally 3 slots. I've got my mod sword.
Just let us swap out one of the three badges for a pronoun. You should be able to make simple representations in the small badge size.
It'd be helpful for everyone, really. In chat everyone's gender is a mystery and that can become awkward to verbally navigate in an extended conversation.
Its cool that you added pronouns to options if we wanted to add those to tags, but that only help the streamer and not users in chat and being limited to 5 we have to pick and choose which identity tags we want.
Having pronoun information on user cards/ beside someones username helps everyone and not just streamers.
its pretty simple add on that you could implement. https://pronouns.alejo.io/ is a very similar idea that you could implement.
Yea i'm gonna comment if i haven't already, the browser plugin is great - but it's not all encompassing in the sense that if you're not using it on a machine capable of parsing it? Ie: I don't see it when i'm streaming, but i do if i'm watching someone's stream. (Unless i'm in the stream manager window, and if i was doing that my machine would MURDER ME)
I understand this is more work for twitch, and i know it's a lot of development in some areas - but it would be EXTREMELY awesome if there was even an option in the profile section if we couldn't have chat - we could have it next to our streamer handles on our about page? (Like hard coded, not just we type it out)
This should definitely be implemented. A quick easy opt- in to see others pronouns and display your own would be amazing. As an afab they/them that has been misgendered as male in almost every online space I've been in, even when I identified as a cis, this would help immensely and can't hurt at all.
Would be a positive move - especially to help those of us more inclined to binary-gender-normative thinking
This would be great! Please implement this for inclusivity :)
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.
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.