Name Change Cooldown
Reduce the amount of cooldown after a name change, I have had to wait for 6+ months to get my name changed after I accidentally changed my name. I didn't get a reply from support after 6 months either, so I had to wait it out.
Even when you change your name you might not even be able to get the name back, which is ridiculous in my opinion. Having to wait 6+ months to get your name back and yet not be able to get it is something that needs to be changed when I accidentally changed my name the Twitch.tv website crashed at the time and that's why I had to refresh the site and then it was logged into the wrong account, so it changed my name on my main account and not my alt. Therefor stuff like this should be reduced so it won't happen to anyone again.
Yo Twitch, you want to be on the forefront of the internet viewing experience??? Let me give you a hint. Allow users to change their names whenever they want. If your architecture didn't expect this, ON THE INTERNET, then shame on you. Pay money to re-architect. Love your users.
I guess I will just jump in too and say that the 2 month wait between name changes it absurd. I understand some restrictions perhaps to avoid constant name changes and potential issues behind the scenes for Twitch (e.g., URL changes, etc.), but offering a window of time to revert a change (e.g., 24-48 hours) or even reducing it down to something like 14-30 days would be far more reasonable. Every other platform I use for content has far greater flexibility than Twitch with these changes, so I am not sure why this is so restrictive.
This cooldown definitely need to be reduced. 6 month to get an old name back is way too long, mostly when you regretted your change. Moreover, these cooldown only indicate the minimum time. Some people never got their name back. This policy needs to change.
I accidentally made my twitch name but I wanna change it but I can’t
As a trans person, I find it hard to find a real name I like. And it especially doesn't help having to wait to change my username if it has a name I no longer use anymore. I think changing the amount of time you'd need to wait lower or add a way for maybe Prime/Turbo users to change it faster.
Just let a person change their name whenever, especially if they mess up their name.
I recently change my user name, but I regretted. I found a username that I really wanted and now I can’t change it, because I have to wait 2 months (TWO MONTHS) to change. That’s awfully frustrating.
2 months is a crazy amount of time to have to wait to change your name again, especially if you made a mistake. It's also extremely frustrating as absolutely nobody is using my name currently, who used it previously should not matter. We should also be allowed the opportunity to change our names back if we are unhappy or make a mistake. Twitch is literally the only website that does this and it's infuriating, nobody likes it or thinks it's a good idea.
pls let people, what made mistakes be changing there names, change there name before the 2 month rule again