[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.
What would Emmett say!?
As this roll-back request for /me sits at the 3rd highest active topic on Twitch's User Voice forums, I wanted to give me update from what I have been hearing.
I have been receiving many private communications from Twitch insiders, however they are too scared to speak up. I have verified these heroes are Twitch staff, and have received names and contact details of the Twitch staff who advocate for these negative changes.
Twitch are have had meetings on /me and this wider-community backlash, however the small number of staff who supported this change simply mock us. It's disgraceful that Twitch is allowing a small number of staff to push the extreme political agendas onto the wider community.
On to a piece of viewer communication. A few weeks ago, a supporter of the 'remove /me' group made a couple of nonsensical points which had nothing to do with the usage of /me in an attempt to prove themselves correct - ie. Blaming mods or some garbage.
This person sent me about 26 whispers ranting about how they were correct. Each time, unblocking me, ranting, and then re-block. They fail to understand that they are the ranting troll which makes the Twitch platform a toxic environment.
In their rants to me, they confirm support for Twitch's position of 'words are physical violence'. What a hypocrite.
I look forward to Twitch addressing this issue, and a wider problem of themselves.
(Am happy to receive more comms from Twitch staff)
Unfortunately, hateful/abusive comments (etc.) are made in chat everyday - but that hasn't resulted in chat being disabled/removed.
I understand due to privacy some of the negative events that occurred which are being called the reason for why this feature was removed can't be explained in detail. However, it would be greatly appreciated/enlightening to have better explanations as to what happened in general to justify completely removing the feature rather than making adjustments to it. Hard to understand/sympathize when left in the dark.
I fully agree with you there Fivestaralphasnake. They need to address this asap. So many people voiced their opinion about it and ±95% agrees with getting coloured /me back. Or at least for Broadcaster and Moderators. Not that hard to implement something that you already had.
Seriously, if you can't tell the difference between a fake donation from a true one, you need to change your bot settings and add a sound to the alert. Problem solved and /me coloured can come back.
Yeha its pretty said to see no one say anything about this.
After 5 weeks you managed to ignore the plea on the probably most upvoted and addressed issue, nor address it in a manner that gives creators any confidence about your decisionmaking or the plattform in general.
It's truly sad, disheartening and just not comprehensible.
We don't have any news about this. We are at 5000 vote for this. You could very easily do a per channel setting to disable the colored /me for the people out there that don't know the difference between a donation and a troll and lets all the rest be able to have colorful chat like in the good ol' time.
Also the italic /me is the worst thing. It's unreadable. You changed something that was perfect for ridiculous reason for something that is the worse.
I'd also like to see the return of the coloured chat.
Other than the "abuse" of fake dono's (which became more funny than abusive after a few months once it was a Meme) I've not seen any other abuse, but then again:
- I don't watch your reports system.
- I don't get into every type of stream.
- I understand things happen in the background I have no right to know.
- I understand revealing the abusive nature of some things can result in thousands of people thinking "Oh, I never thought of that! I'm gonna do that now too!" and would therefore cause more harm than good.
Some thoughts from me, all exclusive from one another:
- Make coloured text tiered instead of name dependant. RED for mods and host, Green for bots, and Blue for players, as an example.
- Have a toggle in the dashboard for those who don't want coloured /me text in their chats.
- Make use of the "Regular" role, and only allow people with this role to use it.
- Have an "Hours Watched" threshold customisable by channel before you can use it.
- Make it a different command only certain users can use:
/me Italic text here
/highlight Coloured text here
There are a lot of options here. I hope the blanket removal was to facilitate these ideas coming through.
I will, however, say as a parting thought: The italic text is horrible to read. At the bare minimum allow us to remove that ability from our channel alltogether.
Some feedback on whats happening would be great. I hope this isnt an ignore it and it will go away situation
I get that safety is of top priority! Im with you all the way.
The best way so stop abusive text in chat is to remove chat.
The colour of the words wont make a bit if difference.
I appreciate the effort you guys put into the platform. I really do.
Can we have some more updates or something? Its over a month & we have heard nothing!!
/me was amazing for both streamers mods & our viewrs!
Its done more good than any damage is may have caused!
It has been almost a month of "under consideration" with no feedback....... 10/10 response.
Colorful text please!
Bring back colored text!
This should be a global option via stream settings. The fact that there is very little chat customizability on a streamer by streamer basis boggles my mind.
Why is it not possible to use both options depending on what you like? / me for colored and for example / me2 for italic
Alternative / me3 for both.
That would help everyone and you offer your streamers a little more service. I think the effort wouldn't be that big. Greetings from w40ktank.
I'm sorry but the response given about why this has been removed is giving me flashbacks to when EA responded about Battlefront's Vader-gate, AKA it's weak.
There are many more ways and more hurtful / prominent ways members of your community are being abused. The fact that these things don't even get put up for community vote is ridiculous. Just because a small few people got jebaited with the /me thing, thinking they received dono's or whatever, shouldn't make you just ditch the whole thing. This is ridiculous.
So will you be taking away the raid / host feature now too? Seeing how people have been getting hate raided, which is correct me if I am wrong but a form of abuse by and against members of your community?
Oh no wait actually we can choose to get raided by everyone or not. HMM, now wouldn't it be great to have a way of toggling /me or even making it available to people with a certain amount of hours in your channel?
Or is it one of those things that is gonna be available only if you sub to a channel or have amazon prime, cuz I mean, why does anyone change anything ever with such a weak response if it isn't about money?
Yeah I am gonna love seeing how this turns out.
I have a few hundred people pass thrugh my stream daily.. not one likes this change.
Add a toggle feature!!! PLEASE
Italics are a killer to read.
and if people are using it offensively what's going to stop them from typing the same thing without /me?
Do we ban Text chat if we read too many rude comments?
And if you are offended /me colored fake donos then you need to look at your self some... all donos set off alerts.. if they dont set one up..
If I get a fake dono, a user drops a real dono and says.. this is how you do it!
I feel like the new system has a bit higher potential for abuse:
Previously, all /me messages matched the user's color, and channel moderators rarely change their names, giving a bit of clarity for the sender.
They are now all the same color, so streamers now always need to read the message senders name.
Boiled down, old /me was used to convey a person's thoughts (/me is very tired), but new /me always looks like a system/generic message.
Most of my channel's /me chats were sent by my robot moderator, and we have different color names to represent that. Trolls can dupe slightly faster now.
adding my name to this petition as a new member and streamer
This update has hurt the readability of my bot. Please build a user toggle, or allow mods to write coloured text.