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!
The content between art/creative and IRL is too different to be put in the same place, how am I supposed to find the creative streamers among all that (to me) junk?
Please allow creative streamers and artists to stream in a Creative/Art category, instead of being lumped into IRL or any other 'miscellaneous' category.
Definitely! It's inhumane.
"IRL" means absolutely nothing to me as a directory - it's way, way too broad. A simple "Art" and/or "Creative" directory added on ( esp. considering that you've got "Music" already in there) would solve this.
Having the reruns of bob ross or other should be in the arts consept either. It's a tv show rerun. Not live.
There's nothing I can add here that hasn't already been said by other users. Not all creative things are IRL. Bring back the Creative Directory!
Artist r a big part of twitch and its hard to fined them with ought knowing them already. So, they need there own tab! I also feel that vtuber should be a tab as well. There r so many vtubers and to have a tab ware you could fined all of them would be sooooo helpful!!! Specially with how fast they’ve popped off in such a short time. They r continuously growing in numbers, so they need there own tab as well!
I feel like in order to get more artists to use Twitch, you need to make a space for them. It's hard to find artists that way without having its own space. If IRL and music has its own deal, so does art
As many people already said: making a separate directory for music and cramming art under IRL is a terrible idea. Bad way to sort it and art deserves more recognition. Music is a form of art, after all. Also artists deserve more recognition.
Theres no reason to take away something that already worked. "Art/ Creative" worked, "IRL" does not.
I honestly don't mind an IRL category but not all art fits under IRL, so where would you put digital painting, 3D modeling, pixel art?
Always over looked. Both in rule making, and features..
Art is important as well if we didn't have art we wouldn't have most of the things we do today like videogames or movies.
Discover ability as an artist on twitch is difficult already. Don’t make it worse. Most people think that twitch is a gaming app. Us creators have busted our ***** trying to change the narrative on what twitch is ACTUALLY like. There are many diverse groups of people and communities. The art community needs its own niche. Leave us as our own category!!! It’s hard enough finding each other as it is. Don’t make it worse.
Lumping art streams in with IRL twitch thots? Really?
Roll it back into Creative if anything, don't bury all the art streamers into a category filled with trash.
if you are going to lump us with anything put us in a "creative category" along with makers and crafters and music. IRL is not a good fit and personally it will make it extremely difficult to find other creators. Please reconsider this decision
Creative and/or Art/Illustration needs it's own category because Twitch artists need that discoverability. It's not a viable decision to lump every 'misc' category into IRL and it will lose you, not only plenty of the art streamers but their viewership and subscription money.
Lumping stuff into IRL and increasing concentration on gaming sounds like contracting instead of expanding to me, which, in turn, sounds like a really disconnected business decision, especially considering the popularity of streaming right now. Maybe step back and relate this to the future of your bottom line? Why be a game-streaming service when you can be the go to for user-created streams, period?
Everything they do is seemingly intended to destroy the Art/Creative community on Twitch. With every change they make, they make it more and more clear that they only want Twitch to be about gaming streams and nothing else, and they seem to be doing everything they can to ensure that everything else is forced off the platform.
If that isn't their intent then they need to look at how all the recent changes have affected nongame streamers and realise that whether intentional or not, that is how it appears.
There needs to be a Creative category to help people find creative/art streams.
Make Art/Creative a legit category.
Discontinue IRL as it offers literally nothing of value to the Twitch community as a whole.