[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 use the /me command a lot for my bot messages so it stands out from the rest of chat. Making it italics without colour change defeats the purpose of it 'standing out', which was the point of it, was it not?
I honestly don't understand why the **** you seem to think it's necessary to waste time changing a feature that didn't need to be touched on, when you can't even spend a solid amount of time on stuff that is actually a problem, such as spam accounts, follow/view bots, harassment and other stuff that has been plaguing your platform FOR YEARS! I would have thought that with all the revenue you take from most streamers would move you to make your platform more desirable, instead of creating distaste with every single questionable 'necessary change' that's come from the apparent brains of this organisation.
Please make it either optional for Broadcasters to decide or at least give it back to mods and bots. It was mainly used by us mods to highlight our messages and to be better seen. The italic isn't having the same effect.
Don't just remove it without any alternative!
There are way better options than just removing it. The feature was used widely, so there is a lot of use for it. I have not seen any abuse that bots couldn't filter out either.
Ideally we would have a command mods could use to make their message stand out.
Or the streamer gets an option who can use it. Just don't remove it without warning. That was not a good idea.
why even bother removing it when the phrase /me can be blacklisted either in AutoMod or any chat bot out there?
Change the /me command back to being colorful. No one wants or likes the italicization. It ruins the feature all together.
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