[Test] Community Intro
We are experimenting with a new feature that allows new viewers in a channel to introduce themselves via a simple prompt. Messages sent through this feature will be highlighted to the rest of Chat with an invitation to welcome the user via chat reply or @mention. This feature is in a limited release, and we will monitor feedback before deciding whether to make it more widely available.
Channels are enrolled in the experiment automatically and randomly, and creators can toggle the feature on and off in their Moderation settings under Chat Options: https://dashboard.twitch.tv/settings/moderation
We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions on this feature. Thanks for sharing your feedback!
As a streamer i love the 1st time chat prompt. When i am chatting however i never use this. I prefer just jumping in and chatting to see how people respond and if there is a vibe.
I havent met anyone who has used the feature either.
love the idea :3
Also, I think this is a cute idea. They’ll be flooded with chat love.
I would love to be able to purchase emotes from streamers whether I follow them or not. Let’s say $2 each. And the fee goes to the streamer anyway. And I keep the emote permanently. And they’re kept in a separate section called “purchased”. The streamer still gets their promo when someone clicks on the emote to see who it belongs to.
It's a feature that sounds great, but in places where I mod it is either used as a way for self-promotion or just really random introductions that just confuse the streamer and mods. Not a fan of the feature, but I can see why Twitch thought this may have been a good idea, but it's just resulted in everyone i mod for turning this feature off, including my channels
The self-introduction feature, combined with the switch's ability to easily create accounts, has the potential to be abused. With this turned off by default in chat options, I think you should give the streamer permission to make a choice.
this is a cute welcoming feature on a service like discord, but not so much on twitch, hard to find any positive situation where this isnt abused or used in a way for some sort of self-promo.
It would be a nice idea, but just in case it will work...
Tested it on my channel with my second account and a friend of mine. In both cases the chat "chrashed" with the error: " There was an error displaying chat"
Only solution to fix this, is to refresh the site. The message wont show up for me or my mods, but it will logged in the usercard of the user.
This is something that can and will be abused if enabled. This is also like the third way that Twitch has of highlighting a message. We already have first time chatter and highlight a message. Maybe if there is a cooldown of like 3 seconds before another person can introduce then it won’t be chat botted. I’m also waiting for /chant, I don’t have the ability to do it but very excited to get it someday. I think it’s a great idea and should be pushed out if possible.
This has such an incredible likelihood to be abused. The highlight that comes to mods as a first time chatter is enough. Someone can always say “hi I’m new” if they want to. Sometimes I want to say something in a chat for the first time without having a red carpet rolled out for me. This feature just makes me more anxious about ever interacting in new channels.
I think this is only relevant for super busy chats, and should default to "Off" because of the dangers already mentioned here. But beyond that, I don't love the idea, because the best way to participate in any community is to lurk before you leap, enter gently, get the pace and flavor of the chat. This feature would encourage people to pop in like the Kool-Aid man, and my quiet musical channel would not enjoy that. Thank you!
ETA: If the aim is getting new people to feel welcome and participate, I'd say this is a mistake, because there are basically two kinds of visitors: Ones that are too shy to enjoy this, and ones that are too outgoing to need it. :)
If the aim is giving a prompt for new visitors to have a reason to say something, then that could be part of the "Rules", and instead of calling it Rules it could be called Chat Welcome or Channel Welcome.
I will create an item under Chat for this because I have more related ideas here. :)
Way to call out people with social anxiety, please don't do this you will drive people AWAY from the platform
The toggle for this does not need to be in the channel actions section of mod view. It's unnecessary.
I'm toggling this off. Highlighting first time chatters I can't see how it would benefit anyone other than trolls. I'm a small streamer and can interact with chat just fine. Don't need this highlight to welcome someone new in. For me, I feel this would only cause a certain something to abuse this. Oh hey, speaking of certain somethings, here's another uservoice needing attention. https://twitch.uservoice.com/forums/933812-safety/suggestions/41620438-help-the-entire-mario-community-stop-the-abuse-and
My community mainly constists of lurkers, so I might not be the actual target audience here but I wanted to take the time to say thank you. Thank you for implementing so many features recently which do not solely focus on monetization of streams! I think improving accessibility and driving engagement is the right way to go. Please feel hugged, Twitch!
The message highlight actually looks like a system message at a glance to me, since it has the same styling as other notifications. As a chatter, I might actually ignore these unintentionally, thinking it's something channel-related and not relevant to me.
I'm fine with the idea in general though.
Surely no one will use this for Bot Spam.