[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've been staying tuned for 4 months and now I'm giving up. Thankfully, we have third party add-ons like FFZ and BTTV that care about user experience.
Agreed @queen_leo_of_animals . Every day without this on Twitch has been painful (italics are super difficult and annoying to read in a fast-moving chat) and we're almost 4 months without a single meaningful update. :-|
so where's that update mouse?
May we please have an update to this. 5K+ votes, 500+ comments, 3+ months, and nothing I've seen but radio silence from Twitch on the matter. Are updates posted elsewhere?
The fact that this hasn't been changed yet is mindblowing to me. No one likes this change and it makes the chat less accessible for people who benefited from the original colored chat feature. Not only did you make a change that no one liked or needed and hates, but you guys fail to recognize it and change it back.
REVERSE this decision please and give Twitch users an option to disable and enable the /me so that trolls don't use it. The original /me color wasn't being used to perpetrate abuse against members in your community, and PLEASE stop making those types of changes in the future that DOESN'T please the entire Twitch community as no one has asked you to change it into an italic feature. Please, please, PLEASE bring back the original /me but again, WITH an option for us users to disable AND enable.
i love how yall took away colored text just in time for pride month. very progressive of yall. smh give. it. back.
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.