[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.
Thank you for the patience with us on this. This has been one of the most popular ideas on UserVoice and we definitely heard your feedback.
Today we launched /announcement for mods and streamers. Announcements can be used in chat to highlight a message and are available in 4 different colors along with the channel accent color. Because this is only part of the ask of this idea we are setting this idea to partial release so the community can continue to leave feedback on this.
If someone is fooled by a /me colored donation, they will be fooled by /me italicized donation anyways. Bring back the color!
Give the streamer the ability to turn on and off /me if it that much confusing to certain audiences and streamers.
I agree, do not change /me from colored text which stands out to black italics which isn't accessible!
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Who asked for the change to italics???
The new /me is ****. Please change it back. No one asked to change it.
I find the italic text harder to read then the coloured text, and I have decent vision and no reading difficulties. Plus the coloured text made raids more colourful and exciting. If a streamer wants to not have their audience using colour text they can have it in their rules.
Color text is more fun plus it's easier to differentiate for bots
No one asked for this change. Please revert it. Makes no sense.
anyone who's spent more than an hour on twitch has seen the "/me has donated $dollars!" troll messages. even newbie streamers rarely fall for it, and if so, only once.
meantime, millions of people use it to decorate streamer chats with raid and other messages to show support.
this seems like using a hammer to kill an ant.
Italic text is an accessibility barrier to people with dyslexia. Please do not force this change on every user. This is rather appalling that this was a suggestion of 9 people when the Trans tag has thousands of upvotes. Please listen to your users and do your part.
There was literally no point to this change. The coloured /me was so much better, didn't hurt my eyes and actually helps it stand out better. I haven't seen anyone abuse the command, except for new members to Twitch who think they can fool someone with a fake /me donation message. But even then, nobody really fell for it. Please change it back.
Stop trying to experiment with Twitch and Twitch chat as a whole. Chat replies and italic /me messages were things very few people actually wanted and only make chat harder to follow. If you want to implement new ideas, make them opt-in features first, because all a forced rollout does is force people who need accessibility accommodations to readapt and make Twitch a less user-friendly space.
This is the CORRECT solution. Encouraging people to misuse /me is NOT the correct solution.
The changes to /me should remain, to encourage people to use it properly.
channel owners themselves should be able to decide if they want the /me text to be colored or not. if they chose the colored and people take advantage of that to gain undue attention too often, they can be banned or timed out. no need to make it a site-wide "protection" that not every channel has seen.
Removing a beloved feature due to a handful of cases that could've been prevented through other means just doesn't sit well. :-/
(And yes, "removing". Italics hinder readability and thus are not a suitable replacement. Colourful text already has the "readable colours" toggle to resolve its own potential concerns.)
Italicized text from the /me command gives me actual anxiety (a problem I never ever had, or even COULD have, with colored text).
The reason is because every moderator action in twitch chat uses italicized text.
So whenever I see italicized text, I literally have a mini-panic attack of, "Oh my god what did I do wrong?!?".
If the idea was to remove fake donations (which seems strange as literally anyone who has streamed and gotten donations should know that donations do not work that way at all), then twitch replaced one 'problem' if it was even one, with another much realer problem. People can now pretend that they had mod action taken against them, which is imo much worse.
That, aside from the fact that the italicized text is very hard to read. It reduces, rather than increases, chat clarity.
No. Please don't. That's a misuse of the /me command. /me us used to describe an action, NOT get attention. Instead of encouraging people to continue to misuse /me, Twitch should add an /announce command that can be limited to VIPs/Mods/bots to create coloured messages.
I spent about 10 hours writing a bot that draws an ASCII snake in chat. It utilizes Bits and Channel Points to customize colors. Twitch should allow their creators to enrich their platform, rather than buckle under complainers. Removing the /me command was about the laziest way to handle any apparent issues with it.