Increase amount of tags
With the increase in available tags, it would be wonderful to be able to pick more than 5 tags.
Could we get an increase in the amount of possible tags, so we don't have to struggle over which tags we want to go with? Like say, 10?
Why do we want to restrict ourself with the ammount of tags? Unlimited tags? Makes sense.
We could do what we want!
Technically there is like no difference at all, if you have 5 or 25 tags. Just saying.
streamers struggle with discovery directly within the site, our stream titles, clips and aren't indexed with google search, our people on social media cannot find us via linking twitter or email accounts, we have game categories and 5 tags. its not enough.
competitive sites like youtube index 15 tags in a description and have a 500 character limit of tags we can add.
my identity is bigger than 5 tags, my content is bigger than 5 tags.
people don't search for all 5 tags when finding my content they use 1-2 of those, but that's about 10-20 relevant tags i cannot be found under.
giving streamers more ways to improve browsing, filtering and searching helps for overall site discovery.
still so wild to me that you think that everyone who views our streams uses the same search tags and types all 5 in. i use 1-2 tags to filter people but clearly because people have to choose which tags matter to them the most leaves them out of other search results. the same tags I use to search for someone may not be the same tags another member uses to find them.. actively limiting tags hurts small creators, hurts discover ability and hurts identity because many of the tags we have are identity based tags we can't even use. giving tags to people they cant or don't have room to use looks very preformative its like you really don't want people to use them.
with the increase in tags it only makes sense to increase the tag limit
Why is there even a limit? If there has to be a limit, 30 would be more than enough, gives folks more choice.
Ye we need 20, not 10. And a lot of the tags just shouldn't count against the content limit and instead be attached to the channel as a more permanent thing
We need more than 5 tags to fully express our identities, let alone describe the genres of our streams. Please give us more tags so we can help our audiences find us.
Please, Twitch! I can't cover everything I want people to know about me with just five tags! I need at least 10!
I now have about 20 tags that are relevant to my identity. Those identities do not change, but I have to choose between aspects of me that are hugely important and relevant at all times. And that's without including stream specific tags! We need to be able to use more than 5!
I agree, I want to see an increase to 10, this allows allows for discoverability and divergence.
It would be good to incorporate identity tags into our profile. That would also allow discoverability when we aren't live.
But overall, the tag limit should be increased. Then if it is not a search function to be able to search for multiple tags together so it makes it a bit easier to discover more specific types of streamers.
I'm seeing three major categories of tags that are worth thinking about:
-should probably be set in the profile, but also you can select them for guests on a particular stream
-probably should not have a limit, but even if they do 5 is much too low
*Etiquette tags (e.g. "No spoilers", "Safe space", "Family Friendly")
-also should be set for profile, but also available for a particular stream
-a limit of five-ish is reasonable, although bumping to ten might not be amiss
-don't make sense to have on profile, only streams
-a limit of five-ish is reasonable
-using identity tags *as* content tags makes sense, but it should be clear that there's a difference
-(using etiquette tags as content tags does not make sense)
thinking of how many search queries we would actually fill out if we weren't limited to only choosing 5. we had backwards thinking from the top down when we wanted more tags, imagine if you could change your thinking and realize giving people more options is still a good thing.
This is definitely super important.
I routinely get "you're only allowed 5 tags" when I've only personally selected 4, and it's really limiting your creators. My stream language should not be taking up one of the five allowed slots.
While you may not be able to handle it right now, a more fleshed out response addressing this alone would be nice.
Even pushing it to 10 at a minimum would be nice for those who feel they need that many to identify themselves fully.
So important!! I need moar tag slots! Even 2 more would be nice
Twitch brought up the tag limits when they added the new tags. They said the infrastructure wasn't able to do it at this time but they will be figuring it out. I know that's not the same thing as a confirmation, but it shows they know the issue is there and might address it someday. It still bothers me that they are waving their hands about it instead of taking action right away
This just makes sense. People aren't just one or two things. People are many things, and they should be able to show all of them on Twitch.
An increase or at least allowing mental health and accessibility tags to not take away from the tag count is necessary. Accessibility and mental health should not take away from other identities and tags as they are a part of an equitable and accessible life in general.