[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.
we need /me to be a channel owner decision not a global one. why are we even toying with removing a color system people WANT?
what is being done about users that are creating over 100 accounts a week to troll streamers? what about the racists that have been reported and not banned? what about bikini streamers being over s*e*x*u*a*l with 13yr olds in chat? theres bigger fish to fry.
please bring it back! it's a very helpful tool for moderators.
So literally THOUSANDS of users ask for a trans tag and Twitch placates them with placeholder jargon. IRC and other relay chats have had this feature for DECADES. Streamers use this feature with bots, let them have the option to enable or disable it before just taking it away.
Don't understand why it was removed in the first place. They claim it can be abused for fake donation messages, but donations don't put colored text in the chat. Nor are they even supported in the first place, only bits and giftsubs both of which look completely different. Something like Streamlabs showing messages can't be faked, with or without color.
It seriously blows my mind that Twitch decided removing color from /me commands would be better for curbing abuse then, I dunno, actually doing something to those abusing it?
Like seriously, how many Twitch developers does it take to realize you can just add "/me donates" to AutoMod's catch list to literally make this not an issue whatsoever without ruining chat for literally everyone else? 🙄
Colored text is arguably objectively better than italics, much easier to distinguish /me messages in a small font, and it makes more sense in the chat engagement sense, since the username is already in that same color, it reads as a sentence that says "SoAndSo does a thing"
While we get it, people troll... I find that changing this should be subjective to the streamer not Twitch as a whole. I have been in so many channels where there has never been such outlandish trolling that it would make me as a moderator want to just ban people? Like have a chuckle at the stupidity and move on. GIVE US COLOR BACK! As a moderator I use that for information to chat. Viewers use it to emote between one another. Streamers use it so their timed messages will show up in color and BE SEEN. GIVE. BACK. COLORED. TEXT.
can you plz bring it back wth
Many bot commands made have /me as colors for visibility. Taking this away will make those commands less visible. I am glad that /me has introduced italics but the option of /me color chat is nessacary to send a message via commands. I recommend either introducing another /command limited to mods or vips such as /color to bring these colors back.
don't change the /me it is NOT an issue I actually like the color change and use it to differentiate my bots from actual chatters. This change is removing a feature I used and loved and I liked making my text a color. Can we instead focus on a real issue like usernames that violate TOS and harassment on the platform?
Make it go back to colors the italic ruins all sorts of creativity. Also for moderation purposes its easier to see text that stick out that is colored when its a fast pace chat to get peoples attention if needed. If whole purpose of removing it was to minimize confusion that's a weak point because no one gets confused over colored text and 99% of people who try to " /me donated $1000" know its a meme
i agree it should be made a channel setting, just like allowing links in chat
The whole point of "/me" is to make a message read as if it's an action. That means that the person's name has to appear coherently with the rest of the text, instead of being separated. The absence of the colon is part of that, but is far from sufficient. Please reinstate the coloured text, as it helps to create a unified "action message" instead of the current system that makes /me into a useless way to make text look weird. This does NOT read correctly, and speaking as someone who's used actual IRC, does not even slightly live up to the expectations of this command.
This was an outstanding feature to grab viewers' attention when executing bot commands or when mods needed to speak in a busy chat. Removing the color information blends "/me" commands with the rest of chat, rendering them useless
Please don't take away the colours. It keeps chat interesting vs lame
Undo the recent changes to /me, a lot of us use this to make chat commands and important messages stand out, removing it completely is a huge mistake. Potentially make it a mod only feature so it cant be abused for fake donos etc, but please do not remove it completely.
Colored >> Italic || (very useful for bots)
You can create a button for the user to choose the appearance of / me.
With the removal of /me, a way some mods and bots use to distinguish themselves better, there should be better options for moderator distinguishing. Such as a different type of highlight (different from highlight your message), or keeping the colored messages like /me for them. It could be a separate command, and when used by a non mod would just send the message normally (such as for bots that haven’t been modded for any reason but still need to send the message out).
Changing the command from colorful text to italics is more harmful than helpful. It makes a lot more sense for Twitch to just give us more options. Let us choose whether we want it to be color or italics, and if it's an issue for some let us also choose who can use it. Such as only moderators may use the command. The colorful text is helpful. It makes bot posts stand out and allows for fun raids, things others have mentioned already.
This has always been a great way for mods to grab the streamer's attention. Please bring it back! D: