Option to block gifted subs for followed channels
While I understand it’s a nice thought and supports the streamer, I usually lurk in the channels I follow. I suffer anxiety and I’m painfully introverted and I don’t want to feel obligated or pressured into a subscription or into having to interact with people. I know people want to support their favorite streamers but please have an option for us anxious people to block gifted subs for followed channels (as well as the already existing option for unfollowed channels)
There needs to be a way to opt out of being given gift subs. I know that it goes against the website making money, but I've recently had a bad experience with a gifter who was mad I typed more in chat after receiving a gift sub (lol), so i disabled all my gift subs. Anyway, that's the idea; although I don't expect it to happen. Thank you.
I want to decide on my terms WHEN I start subscribing a channel I follow, it kind of f*cks up the audience's "binding"-process to new channels when you found a channel a couple of hours ago and some random sub gift or even a sub gifted directly (because you might have written something in the chat) kicks any appreciation of the channel one might like to show at a certain time into the dust. Sub gifts for followed channels need to be optional as well.
I don't want to have gift subscriptions, so I have to cancel them every time. I would like to block the ability to get a gift subscription or transfer that subscription to someone else.
I would like it if I had the option to disable the ability to be gifted subs to any channel. Often times I just don't like being gifted subs, maybe I'm strange, but often I'd rather they just go to someone else. It seems like it would be a fairly simple feature to add where we could just flag our account somehow and so that we neither receive random gift subs nor could anyone specifically target us to gift us a sub.
I cannot stand being gifted subs, even if it helps out the streamer. I've had to unfollow everyone so that I don't receive randomly-allocated subs, and I didn't want to have to do that.
But, of course, it's impossible at present to block being subbed directly. I'm not comfortable with receiving subs, and it wreaks havoc with my anxiety and depression. Sure, I get that people want to support their favourite streamers, and think they're doing a good thing by gifting subs, but I don't see why I should have to suck it up and compromise my mental health as a consequence.
I remove the sub, then a few minutes later I get another gift sub for the same channel. I'd rather these go to someone who'd use them. I will just delete them and get ****** off about it. I'm actually to the point of deleting my account - And I actually spend money on Twitch. If I want a sub, I'll effin' buy it myself.
This is a marketing play, twitch will never remove this. The goal of gifted subs is for those that enjoy the content while on a gifted sub will renew and keep going.
If you're getting harassed by a streamer for receiving a sub and not speaking REPORT them.
I get subs for channels I'm NOT following! Do I go in and chat.. no.. I just ignore em.. I don't know how to help your anxiety for this... and I doubt telling you to not worry about it will help.. but maybe knowing why this won't go away ever might help.
I gift cash and have the twitch turbo, so me getting gifted a sub is useless to me, would love to have this option
A bit late but i too get plenty of gift subs, i like to follow channels only so i don't forget them, and try to visit a few times first to see how the community is, if i feel i won't fit in i would bid them a good day and don't return, i don't want anyone in those communities to feel like i'm rejecting them after i stop visiting.
I have many channels i follow just to have it in follow-list and to have email notifications.
I don't chat much, thus i don't use emotes and etc.
We have such option for non-follow channels. Would like to have it for any possible channels.
I received 2 gifted subs in a week and I got harassed in both of them, one by a relatively big streamer and the other one by some chat members. I thought that it would be good to have an option to receive gifted subs anonymously so that users or streamers don't make fun of you/treat you differently than other chat members. Since we don't have a privacy option to stop getting gifted subs, a "Receive gifted subs anonymously" option would allow users to cancel the gifted subscription afterwards without getting exposed.
Re- said again .. Please allow us to turn this feature on and off!
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.
Like Nick said - we need to get an option to block or choose if we want to be gifted subs on the channels we follow
Right now we have only option to block everything for channels we don't follow, but it's not the same, I tried using it and unfollowed a lot of channels - basically it just messed up a lot and did not help at all.
We just need those options Twitch.
please give us the ability to block being gifted subs
there are many reasons someone does not want to be gifted a sub, for instance - I'd like the first time I subscribe to someone to be special to ME, it's my first time subscribing to someone and I don't want one of their obsessive subs to have subbed me before i get to do it myself
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.