Remove Verified requirement from whispers
So after years of chatting to others in whispers with no complaints Twitch is now trying to make me verify my account for some strange reason which I will not do as you have not proven yourself safe with personal data and I also do not wish to give you my phone number etc. This is a gross overstep for little gain as people who want to contact people in whispers to be awful or create fake accounts can just create new accounts with fake numbers or some such not to mention phone numbers that are not accepted by twitch or those that do not have phones etc.
I request strongly you remove this requirement as it doesn't make anyone safer and just serves to drive people away from this site, thank you.
Twitch, we demand you remove this ridiculous requirement you are trying to push on us *yet again* we are not giving you our phone numbers and you are making our jobs harder as moderators.
Stop it and remove it right now, you are not trust worthy with our phone numbers, many phone numbers will not work and it is important we have *unrestricted* access to whispers as moderators.
Apparently this has made a return and whispers are again blocked unless you add your phone number. Twitch this is dumb, you have proven already you are not trustworthy with our personal information so requiring a phone number for a vital feature like whispers is wrong.
While we are at it, you also do not need my phone number for 2fa verification via authy/aegis/security keys.
Stop trying to bulk harvest our data.
As everyone can block whispers - if really required.
^agree, though that was already an option. they could add the option for folks to disable whispers from people without verified numbers which is a better solution.
I agree with "CalmlyEnveloped",
- in addition I would like to remind twitch, that some of the functions whispers fulfill are needed for proper communication. If I can not use whispers, I can not give answers to questions which were made in general chat by a single person - but are not relevant for the rest. Also I can not respond to questions, which they may ask to a certain topic e.g. as a reminder to look into something.
Sometimes I may need an explanation because I do not understand certain things which have been said - which may upset others like I learned recently - as I had been asked why I would not use a whisper to ask certain questions. In that case a joke which i did not understand ... and possibly took too seriously.
" I request strongly you remove this requirement as it doesn't make anyone safer and just serves to drive people away from this site, thank you." -I agree - but there is more. It is also an environmental issue, but there are regions without cellphone reception as well. So please remove that requirenment again! As everyone can block whispers - if really required.
MAKE IS SO I DONT NEED A PHONE NUMBER TO WISHPPER ITS DUMB