Free inactive usernames after a time period.
We’re reviewing this. Curious how long you think would be ok.
can we speed this up? why is this from 2015 and still nothing is being done? names being used mostly by bot spammers that make accounts to then raid other streamers with new made accounts ruining the activity and viewer average. ive seen streams that have been Bot raided 4 times in 10 hrs all of those hundreds of accounts were made and wasted.
we need a system to rid these unused inactive accounts ASAP we needed this since twitch became twitch.
1. Defined inactivity period:
a) 6 months minimum – 1 year
b) Account activity tiers: Inactive (no login after creation – scalpers/scraper), moderately active (occasional login), highly active (regular login/broadcasting).
c) Factor in chat interactions, content creation, etc. for more nuanced approach.
2. Transparent communication:
a) Announce upcoming username pool releases with specific dates.
b) Multiple notifications: Email, in-platform messaging, website banners to warn inactive users.
c) Appeal/backup option: Allow users to flag accounts for preservation up to additional 1 year (e.g., due to illness, hiatus).
3. Gradual recycling process:
a) Recycle usernames in batches based on inactivity level or date starting with Justin.TV usernames.
b) Consider offering first access to users impacted by username changes or facing harassment.
4. Preventing malicious takeover:
a) Captcha & 2FA verification: Implement safeguards to prevent bots or malicious actors like username scrapers and scalpers.
b) Empower users to report suspicious activity related to username changes.
5. Addressing ethical concerns:
a) Data anonymization: Ensure complete deletion of associated personal data before username release.
b) Community feedback: Regularly gather feedback and adapt the policy based on user needs and evolving online culture.
a) Impact on content creators with established brands: Offer alternative solutions for those whose identity is heavily tied to their username.
b) Addressing impersonation risks: Implement measures to protect users from being impersonated with recycled usernames.
5 years seems like a good middle ground for what was recommended in the comments. 5 years could be the default, then people could set it higher or lower in their own settings if they so please.
Is there ANY movement on this at all? Like, come on, the original idea was posted almost 9 years ago.
Good morning, 2024!
We need this yesterday
It's a dilemma. While freeing up unused usernames is appealing, I wouldn't want to lose mine, even if I leave Twitch for, say, 10 years—it's a part of me. One idea is a PARTNER ONLY benefit: allowing partners a one-time name transfer from inactive accounts after 5 years of inactivity. Twitch would send warning emails to the account owner, and if there's no response, the name transfers to the partner.
2 years no activity
8 Years and nothing? Get it together twitch. Your support is absolute trash.
Planned for 7+ years? Does anyone actually read this at twitch? Do these suggestions do anything? This whole user voice thing seems dead
2 years COMPLETE inactivity seems fair
I think a year would be suitable. Clicking an email once a year isn't too much to ask, especially with 3/4 emails warning a few weeks before.
A full 2 year stent of not login in or login in through a different name on the same account. This should also go for partners unless they say they want to keep there name locked. But i have a name that i want to get and its been tied up for years its 100% inactive because its was created from my discord intergration. no one logs into any them
Just make it a year or two of inactivity before you start warning that the account will be deactivated, and give the user a like a month or so to respond. Warn them multiple times. Just let them click a link in the email to keep the account, and reset it for another year. If they don’t click it after a month, they lose the username but get to keep their account, and have to come up with a new one next time they sign in.
I believe a three year period should suffice.
8 years later. Did anything happen?
3 months without login should be Nice I guess
There's an account I want that is 3 years with no activity TWITCH PLEASE