Memorialize Accounts for users that have passed away
If a user has passed away, and this can be verified with an obituary or a death certificate, it would be nice if Twitch could auto-cancel any subscriptions coming from that channel, and give the channel a special badge that indicates that this user has passed away, or change the bio to say "Legacy Account" in front of whatever has been written in the bio (if anything), or above the username.
It may even be nice to add a comment section so people can leave a nice memory, sign a guest book, so to speak (this could be moderated by a family member/friend/current moderator), so members of the community that user was in can share memories of the friend they lost.
It's always a very sad time when a Twitch user passes away, so let's make the process easier on Twitch, and use the accounts as a memorial where people can come together and remember their friend and fellow community member.
I would absolutely love this idea. We recently had a friend pass in our community unexpectedly, and we want to make sure we don't lose her vods or clips. She was a wonderful and very funny human, but we don't want to see her account go away either.
If an account was memorialized, it would be great if a proven family member or mods could go into the account and pull videos and clips from the archive to highlight.
Great suggestion! Facebook does indeed offer that functionality. https://apkwa.net/cyber-whatsapp/
So this idea came about as a few other social platforms have processes by which they convert profiles into tribute pages for people who have passed away (Facebook for example being one).
The example I will use in terms of twitch is Reckful. His substantial following find/found solace, comfort and entertainment in watching his past streams.. his legacy really. After change to his stream key or the way in which this is accessed, his mods can no longer stream from his profile, instead restreaming from an unofficial vod channel, which has nowhere near the exposure to Reckfuls fans as his own page.
Also his channel was promoting suicide advice/help resources in his chat, to his 900k+ followers. Which I think is a good thing.
I suggest that partnered streamers of a certain size who pass away, can be immortalised and have their profile convert to a fixed page, which cleverly will not 24/7 broadcast vods, instead holding a live timestamp which progresses through past broadcasts in the background, I guess like a rerun? but without anyone needing to run a streaming client anywhere. On accessing the page, fans can click play and jump like a youtube timestamp URL, to the same place in a vod as anyone else on the page. Chat could remain the same and be a place to talk, this would potentially lower the processing/bandwidth requirement on twitch as it would be on-access and simulate and synchronise viewers without having to broadcast the vod to potentially 0 viewers.
If vods were limited or inaccessible, allowing mods to vet and approve vods from remote sources would be ideal but I can understand how that could be exploited. The channels could continue to take subs from fans which go directly to family, associated charities and pay for hosting fees. This also would allow fans to enjoy content they love and give in a meaningful way to good causes who have had a positive effect on their lives.
My brother passed away February 9th. Lintz417
He didn’t have much of his content saved.
I can only find highlight clips by looking at the all time category. I also am curious is there is any videos in archive that I could gain access too.
Thanks twitch if you are able to help with this.
The only thing that helps right now is looking at pictures of him.
I'm bumping this idea because WeDontWhisper who was an affiliate on Twitch recently passed away. Some of her closest friends had a memorial for her. WeDontWhisper was a partner for Super Animal Royale.
I agree. I just lost my best friend steph_hope two weeks ago and I wanted Twitch to be able to at least save her last broadcast as a way for us to keep her around.
Excellent idea! Facebook actually have that feature.
If the channel owner has passed away for any reason, their channel should be memorialized by their family member or a friend who knew them both online during their streams & offline as in IRL. I'm suggesting this because a fellow affiliate XavyCakes4u recently passed away from an unknown cause. I was unaware of it until partner KiitLock brought it up through Twitter.