[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.
I'm sorry but the response given about why this has been removed is giving me flashbacks to when EA responded about Battlefront's Vader-gate, AKA it's weak.
There are many more ways and more hurtful / prominent ways members of your community are being abused. The fact that these things don't even get put up for community vote is ridiculous. Just because a small few people got jebaited with the /me thing, thinking they received dono's or whatever, shouldn't make you just ditch the whole thing. This is ridiculous.
So will you be taking away the raid / host feature now too? Seeing how people have been getting hate raided, which is correct me if I am wrong but a form of abuse by and against members of your community?
Oh no wait actually we can choose to get raided by everyone or not. HMM, now wouldn't it be great to have a way of toggling /me or even making it available to people with a certain amount of hours in your channel?
Or is it one of those things that is gonna be available only if you sub to a channel or have amazon prime, cuz I mean, why does anyone change anything ever with such a weak response if it isn't about money?
Yeah I am gonna love seeing how this turns out.
I have a few hundred people pass thrugh my stream daily.. not one likes this change.
Add a toggle feature!!! PLEASE
Italics are a killer to read.
and if people are using it offensively what's going to stop them from typing the same thing without /me?
Do we ban Text chat if we read too many rude comments?
And if you are offended /me colored fake donos then you need to look at your self some... all donos set off alerts.. if they dont set one up..
If I get a fake dono, a user drops a real dono and says.. this is how you do it!
I feel like the new system has a bit higher potential for abuse:
Previously, all /me messages matched the user's color, and channel moderators rarely change their names, giving a bit of clarity for the sender.
They are now all the same color, so streamers now always need to read the message senders name.
Boiled down, old /me was used to convey a person's thoughts (/me is very tired), but new /me always looks like a system/generic message.
Most of my channel's /me chats were sent by my robot moderator, and we have different color names to represent that. Trolls can dupe slightly faster now.
adding my name to this petition as a new member and streamer
This update has hurt the readability of my bot. Please build a user toggle, or allow mods to write coloured text.
1. Allow creators to turn this on off in our dashboards with the flick of a switch instead of forcing the change.
2. Allow mods/bots/VIP's in channel to use the function.
Besides someone doing '/me donated $1000' is there some abuse that is sneaking in that we aren't aware of?
I am trying my absolute best to be neutral tone on this, but I really would love to see some response since the April 29th one by @mouse , maybe showing some of the forms of abuse that you're trying to prevent? Or maybe allowing creators to specify their channels as okay for the old system would do wonders compared to what's in place at the moment.
Seriously tho. Have you ever had such a response? I have reduced my website time SO much.
You'd think highest upvoted chat suggestion of all time we'd hear a bit more about a fix, compromise, anything? Considering the level of pushback this has got. I've not seen a single person thankful for this change. However 12 days later we still stare at the same cookie cutter response. Like all things that get changed the community doesn't like twitch will simply ignore it until we simply deal with it. Wish I had that option in my workplace.
Also removing the comments that call twitch out for making a change and claiming that it was a requested feature when there is zero proof of that anywhere really doesn't speak highly of "uservoice" now does it?
The /me has not been removed. some users on the voting poll needs to stop giving false information. it's misleading.
@mouse any updates on it?
Making a change that "fixes" an issue for a very small percentage of "abusive" users that disrupts the vast majority of legitimate uses should have never made it past "regression testing".
You already have the solution: Different rights for different followers/subscribers/VIP's! - Just give the abillity to the streamers and their mods to share the rights using colored me text. But please without an additional special badge like the VIP's.
Especially on musician streams where the clored me text was used for 'sing along' with the artists you literally destroyed the mood. If you need an example please let me know.
So please give the most lovely Twitch community the colored me text back!!!
bring back the colored text!!!!!!!!
Please bring back colored text.
Literally not one active twitch user likes this change. Are you guys just employing people you find on the street? Why would you remove this feature that has been great for the longest time just because some kids are being trolled by a fake donation. Make the system a toggle or something if its really that much of an issue. This is such a mismanagement and I truly wonder what goes through these peoples heads to waste their own time just to make twitch worse. All while hot tub streams dominate the website. Get it together WeirdChamp
you guys are so unbelievably out of touch, why remove this great feature because some people get tricked by trolls? Why not ban the trolls, or get this, maybe make it a toggle if you are still so insistent. Twitch is so out of touch with their community it makes my head hurt, as I genuinely hope a competitor comes around to put you out of business.
Twitch could solve this issue by failing the change and putting things back.
I feel like the streamer should have the option to choose whether or not to have colored / me messages. If there is a problem then they can choose to disable it until the source is dealt with by said stream or their mods at which time it could be re-enabled. Punishing the ENTIRE Twitch community by taking it away, instead of dealing with the trouble makers, will only succeed in turning said community against and away from your platform.
You could solve this by making it optional. Then people can choose what they want.
Please fire who ever decided this /me change, and bring back the previous functionality or as proposed above, give the streamer the decision.