Make umbrella tags like "LGBTQIA+" apply automatically
Already at launch we are seeing how the new 350+ identity tags can fracture communities. Streamers who used to be able to be found using the "LGBTQIA+" tag are opting to use the more specific tags within that spectrum making it harder to find them if you don't know which specific tag to look for.
If a user applies a tag like "trans", "********", "gay", etc their stream should automatically have the "LGBTQIA+" tag applied to it. This change would allow streamers to represent their content through their identity while maintaining the strength of a larger community and increase discoverability for individual streamers rather than reduce it which is what the current system is doing.
I would say No. People should remain completely free to use the tags of their choice. There are a lot of people who want to identify themselves without being associated with the broader LGBTQIA+ community. No one should be forced to use the LGBTQIA+ tag, if they want to use that tag then they are completely free to use it or not.
Reminder that Twitch censored the term ******** not us. They have since fix the issue apparently but can't update the request post. https://twitch.uservoice.com/forums/934332-customer-experience/suggestions/43508502-stop-censoring-and-especially-in-t
Agree with this. And also… don’t do ******** erasure by censoring ********. :|
Yikes, censoring "bi......" Isn't a good look.
"trans", "********", "gay"
Which term got censored here?
Yes! This could easily be applied to other tags that have many sub tags too. Automatic tags should not be included IF we pick one of its sub tags and the tag limit should be increased anyways due to streamers and their content being much more varied than the 5 tag limit. Many games alone fall into multiple catagories, let alone people's identities.
Love this, especially if it doesn't take up a tag spot, that would be amazing!
Thanks for the support everyone! We want to clarify that we definitely think there are other groups and tags beyond LGBTQIA+ and associated tags that this idea should apply to. We just want to speak directly to the one that applies to us rather than trying to speak for other communities and cultures.
And maybe there should be a way to opt in or out of the automatic tags since it shouldn't be forced on you if you don't want it but it should be an option if you do
Absolutely agreed! Much of my growth as a streamer has been through the LGBTQIA+ tag, and it would be great if I could still use that tag in addition to the more specific aspects of my identity WITHOUT losing precious tag space.
Yes, please and thank you.
Please and thank you!
I like it, but I think only for top-level.
cuz like, non-binary falls under the trans umbrella, but not everyone non-binary identifies as trans. if they're doing stuff that level, there's gotta be a way to undo... or they should only auto-apply the top level (which would be LGBTQIA+ in this example)
and they've gotta change the upward limit of tags if they're gonna auto-apply anything
If this is implemented, then it should probably also auto-assign the umbrella "Neurodivergent" tag when someone uses "ADHD," "Autism," "Dyslexia," etc.
the automatic umbrella tags would help so much with figuring out which tags to use in certain cases, especially as umbrella tags do not (and must not) count for our five.
Agreed! (And @twitch consider consulting marginalised communities about which of your new tags are umbrella terms!)
Yes, I love the more specific tags but having umbrella tags as an automatic tag in addition is needed!
Please make this happen. I shouldn’t have to prioritise elements of who I am.
do it now or i'll stare you down
for real tho this is important just do this
If this is implemented it should also not count towards the five tag limit
e.g. I have the tags 'Vtuber', 'Autism', 'Visually Impaired', 'Non-binary', and 'Disabled', so if this were implemented I could replace 'Disabled' with 'Transgender' and get the 'Disabled' and 'LGBTQIA+' tags on top of the five I pick myself (I understand that not everyone who is nonbinary identifies as trans, so the 'Transgender' tag should be something you choose to use along with the 'Non-binary' tag if you want to, not automatic under this proposal).