Bring back 2 weeks to make a highlight & default crop entirety of VOD
I've lost enough footage (including world records) because of only having 2 weeks to make a highlight. Having only 1 week just because the stats say that most people don't watch VODs after a week, doesn't justify users requiring prioritizing hours of Twitch highlighting over other deadlines. If users are really only gonna be given a week with a paywall as the only other option, then atleast make the highlighting process faster. Highlighting 100+ streams a month takes many hours due to the default being that only the middle gets highlighted, so you have to manually drag it outward each time.
Twitch, we suggest you IMMEDIATELY backpeddle on this change that no one ever asked for nor wanted. You are planning that on September 1st, you will decrease the VOD storage threshold for non-affiliate channels from 14 days to 7 days. This is flat-out unacceptable. You are taking an entire extra week away from channels that aren't affiliate to download their VODs before they are permanently deleted. This change was not needed. Imagine you're a channel that is non-affiliate, like me, and you want to download one of your VODs to say, upload on YouTube. Usually, you would be able to download them in 2 weeks. Now, starting September 1st, if you eventually want to download your stream, and you are past that 7-day storage threshold, then you will find out the VOD has been permanently deleted, and then you'll find out Twitch did this stupid change to make it harder for non-affiliate channels to save their VODs. We are asking you to IMMEDIATELY backtrack on this decision. This change is going to affect so many non-affiliate channels who want to save their streams (IN FULL) and upload them to their YouTube channels, or elsewhere. The fact you are now only going to give 7 days for a non-affiliate channel to save their stream before it gets deleted is unacceptable. The two-week threshold was absolutely fine. There was no need for this stupid change! Instead of increasing the threshold by a certain number of days, or maybe an extra week, you DECREASE it instead. This is a stupid idea that should have never been taken into consideration. I am a non-affiliate streamer and you're giving me absolutely ZERO option other than to accept this change, or turn off VODs. No, I'm not accepting this stupid change, and neither are any of us non-affiliate channels. This is an idea that should have died at the drawing board. Trust me, when this goes into effect on September 1st, it is going to affect so many non-affiliate channels in the longrun. Your community did not want this, nor did they ask for it. If you care for your community, you would not go through with this stupid update and leave it as is. It's always "you will accept this change, deal with it". No, we aren't going to accept this! You are just making another excuse for non-affiliate streamers to buy Twitch Turbo. That is the only reason why. Well, enough is enough. Us non-affiliates are tired of you taking features away from us, or making a hassle out of a feature. We will stand up and fight back against this change. We demand you to cancel this change immediately!