[MERGED] Bring back colored /me chat messages + Update the /me command to color chat messages FOR MODS/BROADCASTER ROLES ONLY
Or at least give streamers the authority to enable or disable it. But the ENTIRE point was how it stood out with color. Plain black with italics just renders it useless.
Hey all – thank you so much for all of your feedback around this change. We understand that this was a feature that many of you used in various situations, including the ability for Moderators to highlight or distinguish messages in Chat, and we agree that is important. We are listening to your ideas and feedback in this area – stay tuned for updates!
To provide context as to why we’ve made the decision to remove the original functionality of the /me command, we wanted to address the way this feature was being used to perpetrate abuse against members of our community. While we recognize this change is frustrating for some, the safety of our community remains our top priority.
This entire thread is a testament to how stupid a change this was and how this has only annoyed people rather than solve a safety issue. If the issue isn't the fake donate message non-sense, then explain what the "safety issue" is. It would be better than this half-assed response which you plastered on this issue before leaving the thread to rot at just above 5000 votes. In addition, this shows either a disregard for users or a disregard for the platform as a whole. In addition to benign stuff like this, there are constant issues on twitch. For example... "Wanna become famous?", The Twitch Authority, Hot tub streams. And despite all of this, you modify something which was used as a dumb prank by a small amount of viewers where the worst harm done was annoying a streamer who was most likely not familiar with twitch. If you aren't going to change it back, at least provide a better explanation then the generic "this feature was being used to perpetrate abuse against members of our community" would it kill you to be slightly more specific.
I don't understand what removing colors was trying to fix ? Stupidity was hard at work it seems
Even if it was only available while raiding.
I have to use third party tools (like FrakerFaceZ) because I really don't like the way the new /me works, removing the original was a pointless decision.
The original /me functionality still works in VOD playbacks, so what gives.
I believe that still being present in VODs proves this change was rushed into production without the proper checks and balances.
I think at this point, all the comments are going straight to /dev/null
Thanks for the compreension.
Any updates on this?
An update on this would be great. An update in favor of reverting the change would be amazing
It became hellish for the moderators to speak. People simply ignore italics and we have to spam to be seen. Please put the colors back. For those who don't want viewers to speak in /me, just putting a timeout of 2 sec was enough.
as it has been just over 2 months. I would desire an update on this situation. I am quite cross in that I am STILL having trouble discerning the difference between things such as streamlabs, my users and my mods.
Any updates on this? 👀
Can the polling system be improved for chat voting please? Because it is always inconspicuous and finished too early
Your reasons for changing the command is invalid. "Preventing trolls from sending fake donation messages". All that's changed is that trolls do it in italics, not colour.
If the safety of your community was such a top priority, why is harassment, sexism, racism, and much more an ongoing issue, with little to no action taken against those that create unease and fear on your platform?
Furthermore, I don't understand the reason behind asking for feedback on your changes if you have no interest in what your 'community' has to say.
This was made on 29 April and it's 21 June. Clearly no one is in favour of this. Why is this still under consideration? What else is there to consider?
Where is the answer!? Its been SUPER clear that everyone disagrees with your decision, and you do nothing about it. REVERT BACK TO WHAT PEOPLE WANT!
So, how long is this consideration gonna take before you give us a final verdict?
It's been 1.5 months now.
Also it'd be nice (and beneficial to our understanding of your decision) if you gave us an actual example of how coloured chat was used to perpetrate abuse and how italic text is going to prevent that.
And it'd be extremely nice if you discussed such changes with your userbase first. Yes, your platform, your rules. Just saying it'd be nice.
People in all of my communities have literally stopped using the /me command altogether. We had great fun with the coloured chat. Even some channel memes, like "Red Chat" v.v (Everyone changed their name colour to red and then we all typed in the same colour for the memes)
It has been an entire month since this idea was originally announced after the annoying change to the feature. If you are going to ruin a feature and turn a blind eye you might as well just remove it.
Sorry to be very direct. Most Mod's doesn't get payed. Many Mod's do spend alot of hours on your platform to make it as save as possible. You remove a feature which makes them being able to do their job and replace it with something which just doesn't work. Those italic text is unreadable for the chatters and even for the mod's themself once there is a high active channel. Many have spoken already ignoring them feels like you ignore a crucial part of what twitch made and makes a community building platform. "press F to pay respect" right ? ... Please find a solution to pay respect.
Gotta love the 'we've looked at it and aren't going to change anything' but we'll keep it in mind.
Come on Twitch, make it so specific channels can turn it on or off and everyone wins.
i vote to bring back colored chat FOR EVERYBODY.
i've been in many chats, big and small, and can't believe it's been removed because of "perpetrating abuse". yes, people sent fake dono messages and copypasta simulating "official" messages, but it had always been very obviously fake, because twitch text is always grey, and streamers who know how to moderate their chats easily get rid of such activity.
it was fun to see more colors in chat, especially when joining raids and sending raid messages with /me. it was also fairly useful for personal bot accounts, helping distinguish their messages from human chatters.
i don't think color coding streamer, mods, bots, etc (like suggested in another comment here) is a good idea because the most fun thing about colors was that they reflect personal color choice of every member of the chat. <s>might as well remove name colors to drive further that loss of chat personality</s> (jk, NOT A SUGGESTION!). i think keeping it styled in italics is a good thing though.
tl;dr, the feature was perfectly fine the way it was, just revert back and keep the italics. even better if in addition to that there's a way to toggle it on/off and customize.