gift sub setting feature
. i need a way to be able to turn off being able to receive gift subs because i have really high anxiety about it and it makes me feel pressured into continue being a sub to the channel and i feel bad to go back and talk in the chat
Why? People want to spread the love and help support streamers. I totally understand not wanting to be gifted to people you don't follow, but if someone gifts you a sub to someone you enjoy watching, why cancel it just to redo it yourself and waste someone elses money? That's just rude.
Being gifted a subscription (whether randomly or explicitly) makes me feel like I'm being pitied for not having the money and/or motivation, and I'm sure I'm not the only person who feels that way - if I wanted to bear the Subscriber badge in a channel (and indicate to others that I personally decided to support the streamer) and have access to its various benefits, I would've paid for it myself.
There is already a setting to block gifted subs to channels i don't follow. We need to extend this setting to all channels. Some of us just don't like being gifted with subs for several reasons. I've been told that, if i want to support the streamer myself, i can gift a sub to another one. It's not the same, i don't care about others. I've been told i can upgrade my sub, but that will cost me double the price. I want to subscribe myself, period. I've come to the point where i cancel a gifted sub to a channel, just to sub myself after 1 minute, and that feels outrageous against the gifter, ruining our live experience.
I should state, I refer to the ability to turn it off for your own account, not your stream.
Currently I had to experience being gifted a subscription in a chat I just joined to listen to out of the blue. I immediately followed (because you might as well) but then I unfollowed and then disabled the subscription.
The Twitch Streamer then acted offended that someone would not want a subscription.
It is my belief that you should refuse unwanted gifts because they give the wrong impression. Given the reaction from a simple refusal it is no longer that these subscriptions are gifts but forced advertisements.
I request that you have the option to turn off subscription gifts (aka: Forced subscription).
John Tegson commented
This is a good idea.
John Tegson commented
There is already an option for blocking receiving gifts on channels we don't follow but we need an option for blocking receiving gifts entirely.
Some of use don't want to receive gifts when we are following a channel, yet we still get them since Twitch can give out gifts to random people through the "Gift to the Community" option. The gift is then just wasted instead of being given to someone who may use it.