Hello, my name is Erik and I have been watching on and off for about 2 years now. Lately, seeing how much twitch have grown, I have come up with an idea.
Twitch is becoming bigger and bigger and there is a lot of broadcasters that have a lot of subscribers in their channels. Two years ago, entering subscribers-only mode would almost without a doubt kill spam from any channel.
But today is not two years ago, a lot of broadcasters have a lot of subscribers. Sometimes, even subscribers-only mode can be a lot of spam and bring annoyance to the broadcaster.
- Idea Introducing invitation mode, a mode where specific users, who is invited by the broadcaster's moderators can talk with other invited users.
3.1 Example of users who are invited by default
These are the users who can talk in the channel.
a) Twitch's staff, Twitch's administrators, Twitch's global moderators, broadcaster's moderators and finally the broadcaster itself. Per default.
b) Invited channel subscribers and invited viewers.
So to clarify, these people can talk in this channel by default
a) Twitch's staff (wrench icon), Twitch's administrators (shield icon), Twitch's global moderators (axe icon), broadcaster's moderators (sword icon) and finally the broadcaster (camera icon) itself.
These are the people who cannot talk in this channel by default
a) Channel subscriber, channel viewer and Turbo viewer.
Why is this idea good?
Any broadcaster, regardless of size, should be be able to control how their chat works. If the broadcaster which has a lot of subscribers has a lot of toxicity and unwanted comments in their subscribers-only chat and wishes for a bit more of a controlled environment, the broadcaster should be able to have a chat room filled with their desired community members.
Same can be said for a chatroom with a smaller portion of daily viewers. For example, a users has won a giveaway and should provide a link with the broadcaster's moderators, that person could be invited to this mode and have a regular conversation with the present moderators.
This idea could of course have a bit of finalizing touches but the basic principle is there. A broadcaster, its moderators and twitch staff should be able to control a chat room. This gives more options rather than just entering subscribers-only mode.
Bonus (trivia, not sure what to call this)
This mode could be activated by any of the Twitch's staff, Twitch's administrators, Twitch's global moderators, broadcaster's moderators or the broadcaster by the command /invitational, just like /subscribers for subscribers-only mode.
Same mode can be de-activated by any of the users written in the past sentence with the same command.
Thanks for reading!
goat herd commented
Reminds me of a purpose for having group chats. It's the menu button located at the top of your chat, hover over it, & it says: View All Rooms.
"Group chat is a way to create invite-only chat rooms that exist separately from the traditional channel chat you see on all channels."
This idea is simultaneously insulting and bloody brilliant. Who the actual fuck would subscribe to such a stream? Elitists, that's who. Hey, they've got more money than the rest of us, rite? Or- no, that's 'elites'. Wait. What if the elites are the ones with the pasta?! OMG, THAT ANON WHO DONATES HUNDREDS PER MONTH-- HE'S THE ASCII PENIS POSTER #whathaveidone