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!
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 :((
Art is important, and not just talking, give it its own category !
Twitch will suffer from a decision to roll everything into a single "IRL" category as more artists (and their followers) migrate to other platforms.
Dont take this step back. - creating art is not just talking.
art/creative need its own directory.
Art/creative needs its own category!
Someone mentioned making creative a category and having music under that category. And I very much agree with that.
As a fulltime streamer/partner I stream in Just Chatting just to be seen more and to show my expression to many more people and I am also a variety streamer so I like having a mixed communuty. But there are many artists who stream in the actual art/beauty categories (their main content) that have a hard time growing due to Twitch's lack in the discoverability towards all artists which is super unfair and just shows how little artists are appreciated on the platform no matter how much hard work they put in. Twitch used to be inclusive about art. I have been streaming for 5 years 4 months and when I first started on the platform, there was a category called "Creative" which I think you guys should bring back. You guys used to do contests and events too. It felt more welcoming. We were more appreciated back then, but now it feels like artists are just being smudged out of the picture. It's really sad to see how much time has passed but the platform is going back in reverse in my opinion. This needs to be fixed. Please add more easily accessed discoverability for artistic creators.
Best case for me IMO is bringing back the game dev "game" and putting it under a new "Creative" category
Artists already have a hard time being seen, and as a consumer I'd love to be able to find art streams easily rather than having to trawl through a bunch of other "irl" stuff to find them. In fact, I would probably watch more art streams on Twitch vs say, Picarto, if they had a dedicated category where I could find them.