Feature small, quality streamers
On the frontpage, feature 1 small, quality streamer, next to the top streamers. Newcomers and hidden gems could be featured there to give them some more exposure. Obviously it has to be a quality stream so they could/should be picked by the twitch staff.
1 Day boost for an hour for every week, or feature a Streamer with under 25 followers That Streams Often during Prime time streaming every week.
crear un apartado donde se pueda ayudar a crecer a los streamers pequeños
People that stream on a regular basis but still average 5 viewers or less get put on the front page top list or whatever you call it.
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Its insanely hard to become even noticed when just starting streaming, obviously twitch services couldn't give all starter streamers a spotlight but could give some sort of one to those that put in the hours and time on there twitch pages, whether it be shown on some users menus or when they search the game they are wanting to watch , im not sure how they could implement it but I know its hard to even get started and feel like the platform could change that slightly
Average concurrent viewers for Partner is 75, I think anything above that isn't "low viewer count" as that's a decent amount of people in your chat seemingly chatting and interacting with you as a streamer. If it were 5-75, and cycles out every 10-30mins and hits low viewer categories vs saturated categories like IRL, or popular games it'd make it a lot better.
As it stands I hardly visit the frontpage because there's nothing there that interests me or streamers I already follow are being featured. I would like something new in rotation so I can get a glimpse of a different set of streamers and decide if I want to go to their channel or not.
I think this is a good starting ground and a way to give new streamers a chance to prove themselves.
Quality can be a tricky thing to define, but some algorithms can help bring new and small streamers to the forefront. The left hand panel is under utilized in this regards. Moving the "followed" links to its own tab would free up space to provide links for both top, medium, and small streamers.
the panel easily supports 10 links, perhaps the first 4 for top tiers, 3 for mid tiers, and 3 for the small guys (the 50+ followers group) . This would allow a greater diversity of streamers; and content and go a long way to prevent the slow downward slide of popularity contests.
P.S.: The sub 50 group can still be left to fend for themselves as the "proving ground" to filter for the above mentioned quality
P.P.S.: I strongly suggest people up vote this suggestion:
"Change front page model to Genre > Game Genre > Game > Streamers"
I think this will go a long way to not only improve the front page but to allow smaller streamers more chance to be seen.
I agree as well. Platforms that focus on popularity well eventually concentrate that focus on a small group of overwhelmingly popular people.
This sows the demise of the whole system as people get bored of the top tier and without new, fresh up and coming personalities to replace them, they leave for more interesting venues (Youtube is struggling with this right now)
A suggestion put forward that would go a very long way to distribute popularity and give new comers more opportunity is changing the front page to categorize by genre and sub genre before breaking down into individual streamers.
I strongly suggest people up vote this suggestion:
"Change front page model to Genre > Game Genre > Game > Streamers"
to draw attention to this; not my suggestion btw, but I think worth a big improvement
Strange - I commented on this back in 2016. Mixer basically got given the same idea in 2018 and they initiated it almost straight away, with 110% community support. It's giving them a weekly chance to be front page featured and whilst some will never use that opportunity, many new streamers have been given the chance to shine and brightly have shown the way for others. Time to keep up Twitch.... your failing behind now.
Ark Hybrid commented
Make this so the many smaller streamers can have a chance and can get out there but only have people on the featured wall or list that get under 5 viewers every stream consistently.As a Streamer myself it's a bit anoyying because there's so many bigger streamers that have all the views and you could possibly see someone who is a huge stream that is still good at the game and you will the smaller streamers will have a better time and this might bring a few people from mixer onto twitch or from mixer back to twitch.
Matthew Wright commented
it would help small streamers out a lot, as they try their best to stream but don't get a lot of viewers.
in the twitch universe these days its so hard to get noticed. you have your big guys like timthetatman, lirik, summit1g. they have all the viewers in the world and people migrate to them. they are on the front page and word of mouth spread them. but the small streamers just starting out have almost no way to get noticed unless you know one of the big guys, someone at twitch, or have a huge group of friends. why not set up something to help small guys get noticed. randomly pick like 2 to be on front page, or something i dont know. it just gets frustrating trying day in day out over and over for years and get no where. it should be hard i get that but some helpful nudges never hurt.
In my opinion, Small channels should be able to be seen abit more easily. when i want to check out new high quality streamers with a low view count that are stuck down the list im having a hard time because you need to scroll endlessly until you find them. I am sure they would appreciate being able to be seen better
my biggest problem with this would be, you could get some really bad/offensive and low quality streams, its much better that it is for partnered streamers, it gives you incentive to get partnered and helps partnered streamers continue to grow, they put in their hard work and were recognized as good enough quality to become a partner.
HOWEVER, they seem to only really show high view count people on the featured channel and the partnered streamers that have low view's have no chance at all to get on the featured list, you made them a partner... why exclude them? the streamers with low views that do get featured just seem to be favorites of a staff/admin
Sekkuar 666 commented
Would be great but never gonna happen.
They need to keep those spots for someone who will give them money and not just leech their expensive bandwidth.
Daniel Vojnic Tunic commented
It would be enough to make a form where you can apply for this feature
Ryan McCann commented
I like this idea, but how would Twitch make money off of this idea?
As a further to this idea, an option to view the list based on LOWEST view count (and maybe even hide streamers from the list)