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!
Please do make art/creativity its own category. It's difficult to find and appreciate artists as it is. Making it easier for artists will draw a lot more of us to this platform.
And, twitch, please sie down with royalty collecting societies to create a safe legal environment for streaming copyrighted works on your platform already.
You already had 10 years to do this, but instead you decided to profit from the grey zone and now you're leaving your creators out in the rain while they have to delete 10 years worth of work and creativity.
You know that your creators' lifelihoods is your livelihood, right?
Please Please, Make art a Category, or change the name of music to creative and put all creative content in there
Art is a really important part of many people's lives. Please let it have its own category, just as Music does.
Art and Just chatting categories have VERY different audience. Let artists grow in their own category. As a creative streamer I don't want to be in IRL section at all, it's a shame.
Give art on Twitch a chance to grow. It might benefit Twitch in the long run and It'll definitely help creators and users. Making art content easier to find would be a simple step to achieve that.
"Music" is a creative stream genre that gets its own category, why doesn't "Art" get its own category?
Make Art/Creative its own directory.
Art is not "just chatting" and inside art there are lots of styles (comics, concept art, 3D modeling, etc) so please, do not "hide" art category in just chatting
We are a select niche. We will be utterly swamped by the much larger "just talking". People looking for us are not the same people looking for "just talking". Please just give us a "creative" directory. That will get our fans where they want to go.
Art is already a category.
It's already hard enough for all the wonderful creative streamers to get an audience on Twitch, this is making it harder. It also is demeaning to the artist to essentially lump them into the "other" bucket.
You can rename Music to Creative. It isn't hard.
Art needs to be its own category on twitch - It is too vast to be thrown into an IRL category - Please fix this Twitch
MAKE ART A CATEGORY!
Combining creative with IRL is complete lunacy! You're just going to make it harder for art accounts from getting noticed!
Keep them separate!
How is "Art" / "Creative" not it's own category, Twitch? Lumping it into IRL is idiotic. If anything "Creative" should be the overall category and Art, Music, Maker, etc under it. IRL is in no way the correct category for Art or Creative.
Art us a way to cope with people stress on a day to day basis and it's a way to make other peoples days brighter.
After getting into Twitch watching gaming streams a little over a year ago, today more than half of the streams I watch regularly are art streams. To hide these under the smothering banner of all the IRL content can only harm the magnificently talented, welcoming, and popular art community on Twitch.
I sincerely hope that Twitch will reconsider their categorisation of their art community.
Imagine thinking a digital artist with no facecam fits in an IRL category... gg twitch, gg >:|
pls art :((