[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.
I frequent a lot of Japanese streams and it's very, very common for them to have bots in chat that auto translate English -> Japanese and vice versa. Those bots always use /me for the colored text, which makes it a lot easier to mentally filter out the bot messages. The italics look AWFUL in these channels, every 2nd message is italic and the bot messages just don't stand out as much.
Please bring back a way for bots to have colored messages, perhaps by allowing streamers to set a color for certain users in their chat?
As a mod I use the full colored /me messages to draw attention to important announcements. I don't think I've seen it misused at all (or if I did it was so long ago and so infrequent that I just can't remember any misuse.
Italics doesn't stand out enough and now I'm suppose to waste my channel points for the highlight message redemption every time I need to announce something to chat? Come on Twitch. I have never heard anyone complain about the colors.
Really cool feature where if you type /me before your message it changes your text colours message into the one you select for your name
This new change spits in the face of mods who depend on their messages differing from chat messages, streamers who have features or songs dependent on chat colour interaction... all sorts.
I am quite frankly appalled to moderate some Twitch streams when they make the job so much harder with this.
I have seen the the /me misused once or twice under the multiple years I have been hanging out on twitch. I have seen it used for important messages and beautiful raid calls every time I have watched a stream. If it really is this big of a problem let the people who want to turn it off, but let it be on as default. When you make this kind of changes, do them right so you don't have to do them twice.
bring it back, italics is so bad
don't take away the nice colours
The /me command in its original form, was never used in a malicious manner,, except for the edge cases where gullible streamers thought they'd been donated a massive amount of money, even though they'd realize it soon after and never fall for it again.
The colored text was used mainly for commands, important messages in chat that needed to be acknowledged, making raids more colorful, and being simply another way to have fun in chat.
This italicized text, not only is terrible for making messages stand out like it's supposed to, but it doesn't work with some custom texts like mine. It looks horrible. Furthermore, I assume that Twitch probably didn't take into account that dyslexic folks are going to have an even tougher time reading /me commands now, because italics are really hard to read for them!
Please just give us back the colored text. It literally was not hurting anyone, and Twitch made a massive deal out of nothing, and it's not fair to the people who were using it in good faith.
How about actually punishing bots, trolls, abusers, etc. instead of making things worse for everyone? I feel this has been a problem more than once, and frankly, I'm sick of it! Forget your moneybags and FIX IT!
italics seems like the wrong choice. many streamers use the color feature so their bots or mods can stand out in chat. the usefulness outweights a silly donation prank. also it may be harder to read in many cases
The colored text was useful for stream chat management, now everything looks out of whack. Make it optional for it to show color or not, stop stripping things that are useful.....
I find that the new /me command causes more confusion as it now looks like the rest of the text unless I stare at it for more than a couple of seconds and realise it's slightly smaller italic and seems to be floating higher up on the line than the normal text.
It requires no effort to remedy a fake tip via /me, but it requires a lot of effort for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC creators to protect themselves through the market twitch has fostered.
Bring it back!
As a mod of a few (albeit smaller) streamers I'd weigh in that /if/ someone was abusing the coloured version of /me it's almost zero effort to timeout or ban them, there's no reason for this recent change. All it does is make the chat look a little less lively. It doesn't feel like a way to say "this is me doing an action" it's closer to "I'm stressing this point using italics"
As with most features Twitch rolls out, having the option to toggle /me colours on/off, and allowing users to set behaviour based on mod/sub/VIP role, would go a long way.
optional (controlled by the individual user) would be great - but at least bringing it back would be good enough.
I would love to see this changed to a level of who can use it, if they insist we want to limit trolls. Let us select everyone/subs/mods+VIP etc.
I love seeing my chat light up rainbow when folks hype and raid in. It's useful for bot commands so we can distinguish from other things said in stream.
I think a nice option would be to give streamers controls over who can access /me in their streams. Let them decide if they want it to be for everyone, subs, or mods (e.g. chat bots) to have it, or disabled it, etc. Let them be in control of it.
I need colours to distinguish bots commands, for songs playing, shoutouts, social media, rules, tournament join information etc - please bring it back. This is taking a core feature away from us.