Proposal to Delete Inactive Twitch Accounts
Twitch is one of the most popular streaming platforms for video games and other content. The platform offers a wide variety of channels and streams that are visited by millions of viewers around the world.
A current issue with Twitch is the number of inactive accounts. According to estimates, up to 30% of all Twitch accounts are inactive, meaning they have not been used in over 3 years. These accounts can distort viewership numbers on Twitch and lead to misconceptions about the popularity of channels.
Twitch should delete inactive accounts that have not been used in over 3 years. This would help to ensure that viewership numbers on Twitch are more realistic and that advertising agencies receive reliable data.
The following arguments support the proposal:
Realistic viewership numbers: Inactive accounts distort viewership numbers on Twitch. If a channel has 5 million subscribers but only 20,000 viewers, it means that only 0.4% of subscribers regularly visit the channel. Deleting inactive accounts would help to ensure that viewership numbers more accurately reflect how many people are actually watching a channel.
Reliable data for advertising agencies: Advertising agencies use viewership numbers on Twitch to evaluate the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns. Inactive accounts can distort this data and lead to inaccurate conclusions. Deleting inactive accounts would help to ensure that advertising agencies receive reliable data to optimize their advertising campaigns.
The deletion of inactive accounts could be implemented as follows:
Verification: Twitch should develop a method to identify inactive accounts. This could be based on criteria such as the last login, the number of messages sent, or the number of subscribed channels.
Notification: Twitch should notify affected users before deleting their account.
Deletion: Twitch should delete inactive accounts after a certain period of time.
Deleting inactive accounts would be a positive step for Twitch. It would help to ensure that viewership numbers are more accurate and that advertising agencies receive reliable data.