[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.
Make this possible with the /colorthismsg or something, i had my commands stand out to the rest because of this.
Now its just a complete mess. This is OldSchool IRC, it worked to color the msg's on every other platform that took IRC as a base for everything to do with chat.
Or make /italic > italic, /bold > Bold and than bring back /me to colored msg
Is it too hard to have it as a setting?
It's the most voted idea. How can you not do sth about it???
If there is a community manager, they are doing a terrible job. Either by not pushing for this or by not explaining how much people want to bring this back.
brightshadow: Hit the nail on the head!
can we get a dev to see this idea to read it or get mouse to revisit it
No updates for months despite this still being actively added to; So much for listening and being transparent.
Clearly the change to /me has drawn the ire of far more people than it has pleased, and if the radio silence over a change so trivial to reverse tells us anything, it’s this: “Twitch just doesn’t care”.
*hate raids, big streamers inciting fans to swear slurs, toxic behaviors in-game*
Twitch: "I sleep…"
*some kid makes a prank with color text*
Twitch: "rEaL ****!!!"
I suspect the “abuse” was some famous person or too-big-to-ignore streamer fell for a kid memer doing a “/me has donated $50,000,” thanked them profusely, then realized it was a joke, then had their lawyer or brand manager or powerful uncle or whatever make a phone call to an executive after they showed up on a dumb “sTrEaMeRs fAlL fOr FaKe dOnaTiOn PrAnK (GONE WRONG)” YouTube video.
If bttv hasn’t already put in a setting to restore colored /me messages we should ask them for it instead; 7 months later I don’t think we’ll see it rolled back by twitch and if there is anything we all know by now it’s that twitch tells us they want to be transparent about what’s going on while being completely opaque about what’s going on. ;)
Can you elaborate on "the way this feature was being used to perpetrate abuse against members of our community"? I really can't imagine how that differs from chat in general...
Under consideration for 6 months now...
That is a long whay to end up being ignored
I think April 29, 2021 was the last official update from Twitch. Would be nice to get another update.
So it was too hard to implement and make this a setting for the streamer? Or they just don't care listening to users as long as the money comes in? After all this time one would think they would have done something.
I wonder when mouse will get back to this?
It’s been 5 months… 5!! Nothing has been changed. The reason to remove it was utter bull from people who don’t pay attention to every single way possible to check if a donation is actually made (alerts, lights, bot messages, and action list…). With so many bigger fish to fry, this is what was found most important and everyone agrees it was dumb. At least make it an option like you were hinting for, jeez!
Twitch still ignores the users voice, what does that mean? Twitch is not interested in what the Users (keep in mind: The people that brings the money in) want. There is someone who say "I don't want to change this" and nobody of the people working for twitch dares to say anything against this, they're all afraid of getting fired! That's the truth.
I've been staying tuned for 4 months and now I'm giving up. Thankfully, we have third party add-ons like FFZ and BTTV that care about user experience.
Agreed @queen_leo_of_animals . Every day without this on Twitch has been painful (italics are super difficult and annoying to read in a fast-moving chat) and we're almost 4 months without a single meaningful update. :-|
so where's that update mouse?
May we please have an update to this. 5K+ votes, 500+ comments, 3+ months, and nothing I've seen but radio silence from Twitch on the matter. Are updates posted elsewhere?