[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 guys are so unbelievably out of touch, why remove this great feature because some people get tricked by trolls? Why not ban the trolls, or get this, maybe make it a toggle if you are still so insistent. Twitch is so out of touch with their community it makes my head hurt, as I genuinely hope a competitor comes around to put you out of business.
Twitch could solve this issue by failing the change and putting things back.
I feel like the streamer should have the option to choose whether or not to have colored / me messages. If there is a problem then they can choose to disable it until the source is dealt with by said stream or their mods at which time it could be re-enabled. Punishing the ENTIRE Twitch community by taking it away, instead of dealing with the trouble makers, will only succeed in turning said community against and away from your platform.
You could solve this by making it optional. Then people can choose what they want.
Please fire who ever decided this /me change, and bring back the previous functionality or as proposed above, give the streamer the decision.
Get colored /me again! Because updated it looks absolutely stupid!
I feel like if people were really mistaking random user's /me messages with their bot's messages, a better solution would be to add a new /notify command that can only be used by Moderator / Broadcaster ranks, and have the new /notify messages be highlighted in a different way that makes them stand out even more (perhaps like the channel point "Highlight my message" redeem, but with a different coloured background).
Also with the italic text /me you can still sort of troll/confuse broadcasters by doing `/me : message deleted by a moderator.` (since message deletion also uses the italics style, only slightly grey, if you're not looking closely it can look like a user was moderated)
How is this still under consideration and not yet fixed? Seeing the number of reactions and votes this should be top priority.
I agree to the others, that you can use it for Mods and Broadcasters only. The italic is no good way to do this. So for Mods and Broadcasters is it ok. It is no garbage textart and the other chatters can see "Hey this is a Mod/Broadcaster/ or Bot account that say something. Why it would be there a abuse, especially since you can see through the colour that it is a different text.
So are we getting the original /me command back or are you going to ruin the site more while thinking you are doing something good? Literally, nobody has ever abused the /me command maliciously. Sure, some people may have used the /me command to trick some people but how could that harm anyone at all?
This was just a stupid rework of the command that one person thought was a good idea and thousands of others have already said it's not, yet you still keep it the way it is as if you know better than thousands of people who use the website actively. Just bring it back already so bots can actually be noticed and people typing in chat can have a better way to express themselves than italics... like come on really???
This Change has been Frustrating to say the least I've never seen this Abused, so can't say anything against this. But to take the Color away from the Messages and make it Italic was frustrating. Especially our former Brightly Colored Raid Messages are now Bland, just give us back Colors.
We understand that this change was made for our safety, however, most of us use this for bot messages. Having this be set to Mods and Broadcasters ONLY would in terms keep us safe but also still allow us to have our bot messages be seen!
I run a channel where a bot interprets commands sent with /me and does actions in the game. The lack of colored text makes it MUCH more difficult for viewers to tell the difference between regular chat and bot commands, and harder to tell when you forgot to include /me on the command. Restoring color just for mods/broadcasters wouldn't fix this for me.
Maybe if there was a setting to toggle the color, that way if a streamer thought that it wasn't okay, then they could just turn it off, I play on a Twitch Plays channel and colored text not only made the system better, but it also made it easier to read, as a dyslexic person, that white on black doesn't work, please bring it back.
the fact that /me changed the color was the entire purpose of that command, now it's completely useless and nobody likes this
I understand this was done as part of a safety issue. I'm wondering is part of it because the message was all one color? What if the /me was a different color than the user name but also a color? Perhaps users could choose a /me color that is different from their name color. I'm not sure how you enforce color picker options and what shade variations are allowed or not allowed but perhaps it's possible using math on the color codes.
It's an idea.
This is a very annoying change that should have been proposed before it was immediately enacted. /me is now a command that makes text harder to read and could be debatably harmful due to that fact. And this... "While we recognize this change is frustrating for some, the safety of our community remains our top priority." ...is only an issue for smaller streamers who don't know how the donations system functions. A better solution than causing this mess would to make a kind of bootcamp or something for smaller creators which includes this kind of information (If such a program doesn't exist). You could include information about common software and tools, extensions, engagement, chatbots, spam, moderation, configuring your channel, and the list goes on. Not only would this benefit the twitch community at large, it would mitigate the issue so you wouldn't even need to make this unneeded change.
The answer is simple at making /me an option for streamers to enable or disable. If it is disabled any user attempting to use /me will have their message appear as normal instead of being colored. The rest of us shouldn't have to suffer because of a small group of abusers. As for the abuse, it is still unclear to many as to how it's being used abusively. Aside from that Twitch has bigger problems to deal with like streamers being 'follow boted'. In the coming days I am confident Twitch will make the right call and add an option for streamers to enable or disable the /me command.
I remember a similar situation occurred when some streamers complained about some trolls were abusing of raid command just to get attention. Twitch simply decided to stop alerting raids with 4 users or less. Instead of giving an option for the streamer to disable or not the alerts with 4 or less. The result: a lot of streamers complained about removing the raid with 4 or less then twitch put it back. But the real solution to make everyone happy was: GIVE AN OPTION. The same is colored /me: give the option to enable or disable. Make it default disabled or only allow to enable for affiliates/partner. Is not that hard to do.
@Pubtest however, it played a part. sure the mods have to be dealt with the streamers.
Yes, malware links are managed by a different process, but the malware links are sent by the some users that wish to use the command for malicious content.
Sure the abuse wont stop, but it will help.
'Your bots' what are you even on about?