[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.
You need to just have a way where streamers filter out those fake donations. It’s not that hard to see the difference between a fake donation and a real one. especially if you have notifications on for it. /me color change was a great way to have fun in chat.
/me is just pointless now, this update will discourage people from using it now. Bring back colored /me chat messages!
there was no need to change how the "/me" option worked, especially because by changing the color of the text, chats didnt look like a whole block of text and more importantly, it gave better voice to mods.
now it just looks useless and honestly really ugly.
this change was quite useless and unnecessary.
bring back the colored text and get rid of the useless italic text.
The change to /me was a solution in search of a problem. Revert it.
It is so useful for chat to see important commands or links from the bots or the mods, italicizing it does not give it nearly the emphasis it deserves. Please add an option to toggle it so that either /me is available for broadcasters, mods and VIPs only, and/or to toggle color on and off. Otherwise this "feature" is just a deficit and a step backwards to the platform and its user-friendliness.
Allow streamers to choose whether the /me colorizes or italicizes messages in their own chat. The loss of the colorization is very unfortunate because it was used to make bot commands linking to important information such as charity donation links more visible. However, I understand why people may have wanted it to change, so I believe a toggle like this is a fair compromise. Also, give users the ability to have a global toggle on whether the command colorizes or italicizes for them.
Nobody thought that /me was problematic, except maybe in fringe cases. Please do not implement these changes.
Instead of changing /me to italicized text, just limit its use! I love the color option of text.
The whole point of /me is for it to be colored. what would be an IMMENSELY better idea is to have an option for the broadcaster and/or mods to limit the command to broadcaster/mods. The color is what makes it useful for important messages, otherwise it gets skipped over.
Its a great feature to sing along in the Music streams!!!!!
Its nice to have all the colors of all the people singing along!!!!!
I would miss it a lot if its deleted!!!!!
Literally nobody asked for this to be removed. This is yet another dumb decision to remove something that caused no inconvenience to anyone.
Rather than giving just one option, I would find it better to be able to choose between both, e.g. use a switch in the moderator settings. I understand the point, that in big streams especially, the old /me command could get spammed a lot. The main use for /me is for highlighting important messages (either from mods or bots) but the italic font doesn't highlight the messages as well as the colorful font and could be skipped easily.
Another idea would be to have the option to turn on the old /me only for moderators or VIPs or use a separate command for the colorful /me.
Basically kids come into chat all the time then do /me donated $100 and stuff and it gets very annoying for me a fellow mod, please remove this feature as there is no reason for it.
dont disable /me, make its an option for the broadcaster
Instead of getting rid of the colored text for the /me command in chat, just make a toggle on the creator dashboard so the streamer can turn the feature on or off, or even have a setting for both options so the streamer can decide if they want the original /me colored text command or if they want the new slanted text one.
I have never seen the original colored text design be an issue before and removing that is basically going to kill the command completely, the whole point of it is to make your message stand out from the rest of chat which is what the colored text does, without it the message looks like everything else, especially in a fast moving chat.
Like the title says, the /me chat coloring is the point of using /me. It explicitly differentiates it from normal chat.
Instead of removing it wholesale, consider adding an option on user/mod/streamer level to display it or not.
Or at the very least give the streamer the option to turn it off. Don't kill a great feature for a select few who find it "confusing".
The /me command's distinctive color was a great way to differentiate streamer-implemented automated messages or important messages from mods (e.g. Rule explanations, warnings). It would be great to bring back the color but limit it to specific chat roles to limit abuse.
A lot of me and my friends used the fact that the /me command made the message show up in colour as a way to add more colour (and make it easier to read messages in chat). the fact that it now only removes the ":" after the user name before message shows up is completely rubbish.
We have also used it for doing "rainbow raids", as in the raid messages shows up in all the colours of our names to make raids even more hype.
I haven't seen any of the so called "abuse" you claim has happened... and the fact that we could have messages in colour added a lot of good to the experience.
The /me helps to spread color throughout twitch and the chat. Especially during raids. Please dont get rid but maybe add Bold to the /me so it can be seen more easily?