Make Art/Creative its own directory
Hi all! We really appreciate all of the wonderful feedback and passion surrounding this topic. Reading through the comments, we wanted to clarify one point that may have caused confusion:
The purpose of this experiment with new directories is intended to better highlight broad groupings of content by bringing them together in directories where they wouldn’t be in direct competition with each other, increasing their exposure. In this way, creative content stands to have better exposure by being separated from gaming, etc. We will know better once the experiment concludes and we’re able to review the data in full.
That being said, through your feedback, we also recognize that the broad naming of the category as “IRL” doesn’t acknowledge that Creative and IRL content are distinct. We will be evaluating the results of the experiment to determine how we can continue to best support communities’ growth, while ensuring we are recognizing their unique qualities. Please continue to share your thoughts and ideas around this topic!
100% agree, let's hope that this works
Artists are typically shoved under a rug, often. We need a place to be found, art is around us 24/7 and doing this would help hundreds in their art, shops, and more.
Best idea for twitch like really
Yes please we need this
I 100% agree
Twitch wouldn't be a lot of places without art. From emotes to digital content- from games themselves quite literally as an art form- it is an absolute must that we get our own category. For years we've been shafted unless there's something you want from us before you put us back in our box under the table. Please help us actually be seen!! We're just as important as gaming sections.
There are so many talented artists on Twitch in so many different ways, its a shame to see us being hidden again under IRL. Please show some care towards art/creative, there is so much variety and it's already hard enough to get discovered. Besides that, the art community is talented, amazing and super supportive towards eachother, after all these years it would be nice to get some recognition.
Art or creative, we've been shafted ever since all these divisions happened, it's either streaming in Just chatting where it's guaranteed to get a bunch of trolls or getting lost in thousands of IRL streams, or to stream in the art section that people mostly just lurk or don't even know that it exists...let people know we exist, after 5 years of streaming in this section i still get people saying that they didn't even knew you could stream art.
"Making it more inclusive" but Music has it's own category....
The creative/art communities are honestly some of the most kind, uplifting and amazing places to be. They're truly a bright spot on this platform.
This is a must! The Artist community on twitch is such a vibrant and wholesome scene!
Art should be featured up front instead of buried under IRL.
Tbh, the majority of art streams are just as ‘IRL’ as most game streams... so this categorization is a little illogical.
Creativity should be a separate category on its own. There are content creators that do things outside of irl that actually contributes to the growth of content creation. Creative: Woodwork, PC building, Audio Production, Vocalist, Art, Painting, Sculpting and the list goes on.
Art is not necessarily part of IRL. There's plenty of artists that actually draw digitally, use vector art, or even paint using digital tools. There's also many things like Video Editing, 3D modeling, 2D/3D Animations, 2D Spriting, Visual Effects, Graphics Designs, and so many things that don't belong to the "IRL" category.
I get the idea behind making the two linked together, because a lot of artists also draw on their real canvases, people will make a real life pot, or do a perler bead art for someone to give to! BUT, Art is a lot more than just that. Heck, Music is part of "Art" in itself, but it has its own category.
Adding to that, when you think of "IRL", you're thinking about talking to a person in a real life environment. Thinking of "Just Chatting", "Newscasts", "IRL Trips" or things like that. Creativity is NOT the main "thought" linked to the category.
Hopefully this will be fixed soon!
Distinguishing art and creative categories from the IRL category would provide access for creators of those genres to shine amidst other IRL genres such as travel, just chatting, and more. Support our artists and creative creators!
Art will show even more variety content in twitch. I think this is a must be