Option to disable ads for Moderator
I'm a moderator for a few channels. I'm not a sub in all the channels. When someone I stream for starts, that I am not subscribed in but am a moderator I usually get 1-3 ads before I can enter the stream.
It would be extremely helpful if ad's or at the very least pre-rolls were disabled for moderators for the channel they mod in.
Ohyah! So agree with this! It so frustrating to watch ads in channels I mod, makes it harder to mod. And not everyone have the money to sub to all strimers all the time.
yeah i'd argue that an option to disable ads for mods isn't enough, and that ads shoudn't be played at all in the moderator view. like many others have said, being able to see and hear what's happening on stream is important to performing moderator duties and getting a preroll ad when you load up the page or a randomly getting midroll ads is incredibly disruptive.
i see some people with "redeem x amount of channel points to become moderator" things with their channel points system.
And if twitch is reading this, yes please limit the moderator numbers as another person or two has mentioned already. i think it would be a great idea to put a limit on something that currently unlimited and exploitable. Too many mods going around playing mini-sheriff thinking they're something. as insulting as it sounds its really at the end of the day just voluntary janitor work. There SHOULD be a limit on how many users a stream can give a mod-role position to. And if they want more mods, then they can pay and extra fee for exclusive additions to the number of mods they wish to have. TWITCH PLEASE make unlimited mods COST MONEY! this can help combat the problem of people exploiting the mod thing to get around not watching adverts. it is a nice idea specially for you twitch and for all the twitch community to enjoy!
you know it makes sense
If a streamer is willing to risk promoting people to moderator without vetting them, then they deserve what's coming. I don't see streamers using adding folks as moderators as an actual viable tactic to avoid adverts. Limiting moderator numbers would only give us a new problem to contend with, let's not give them ideas now.
> More over, I’d also think if they could, they’d make it so that mods don’t get ads at the same exact time. Where you will always have one mod who is available and not blacked out by ads.
That wouldn’t work for streams with a single moderator on duty, and would need to account for bots, not all of which are as easily recognizable as Moobot or Nightbot. And you would still get situations where the only mods not seeing a batch of ads are actually AFK, and those actively moderating are ad-locked.
Limited moderators could be a solution but it would be tricky to find numbers that work for everyone fairly. There are streams that can do just fine with a single moderator, others that need over a dozen to cover all shifts for a particularly active streamer and multiple bots, and it’s not all correlated to viewership size.
The only way I see them doing this is limiting the amount of mods per stream based on viewers or followers to the channel as well as how often the channel is live. Much like a tiered plan.
Tier 1 - 3 mods
Tier 2 - 5 mods
Tier 3 - 9 mods
Tier 4 - 12 mods
Tier 5 - 15 mods
More over, I’d also think if they could, they’d make it so that mods don’t get ads at the same exact time. Where you will always have one mod who is available and not blacked out by ads.
IF they were to modify how ads are used on mods and editors, I think this would be the way they would go about it.
At the end of the day it comes down to numbers and ad revenue.
For the record I do agree that mods shouldn’t have ads at all, however, I just don’t see twitch doing it because then money would be lost and streamers would abuse it by making an unlimited amount of mods to get around ad breaks.
I also know when I’m modding in the mod or editor dashboard I don’t get ads. At least I haven’t seen any.
The other way would be to instead of full screen ads, mods only receive banner ads. That would be ideal too.
I agree with ArrogantLeo that there isn’t much room for compromise here. At a BARE minimum, ads should be muted for moderators so we can hear a streamer’s instructions and important announcements, but many of us also need to react to things happening silently on-screen and that’s just not possible when the stream is reduced to a tiny thumbnail.
We’re already volunteering our time (and more), we shouldn’t have to pay to do it effectively on top.
AGREED! at times ads can be really disruptive and get right in the way at the worst time possible. Either no adds for mods, or give mods the option of when to view them, so that it doesnt get in their way. Missing verbal ques from the streamer i see has already been mentioned, but another thing i'd like to bring to the table, is clipping! its much harder to clip when an ad pops up, you become forced to wait till the advert ends, and by then most of the clippable thing has gone and its too late and you're forced to go back into VODS if u want to clip it, and thats only if the streamer has vods enabled. Or a streamer could want something clipped and not be able to do it themselves due to being handsful or whatever and ask mods in chat to clip, but the request gone unheard due to the advert. Why even give adverts audio? how about a compromise of muting the advert instead so we can still hear the streamer? instead of just taking over the streamer and over writing everything with the nuisense adverts. it's a pitty refreshing does'nt skip the ad, like it does on youtube lol. Adblock for twitch would be nice, and the way things are going, we're being forced to consider making such a thing
Adverts for moderators shouldn't even be a possibility. It directly impacts our ability to be effective, particularly if the streamer needs to address us verbally. I moderate for a few channels with a 'no meta' rule and I need to have full awareness of streams so that I may know what is and isn't meta information.
For me personally, I'm not happy to compromise on this. Adverts shouldn't be forced upon those who are here to help the Twitch community. There's no 'pre-roll ads are fine with me' or 'mid-roll ads aren't that bad'. Adverts that completely interrupt a stream at any point is time taken away from Moderators being effective.
It would be great to at least have the option to choose pre-roll ads instead of midrolls, especially for editors that work a lot to manage streams.
This is a brilliant idea and would make life a lot easier for those doing the unpaid work of moderating channels. Making it easier to do the unpaid work which helps keep Twitch running is a no brainer. A mod needs to be able to see the stream and streamer at all times to know what is going on.
As someone who mods for several streams, I can unequivocally say that when mods are seeing multiple ads, it is infinitely more difficult to do our jobs effectively, and it is more difficult for the streamer to communicate to mods who cannot afford to sub to the channel or to turbo. Not everyone who mods has enough money to pay for a subscription. At minimum, streamers need to be able to choose to turn the ads off for their mods.
This needs way more attention, I've been saying this for years now. Please let us not have to force those that volunteer for our communities to pay for access!
This feels like a no-brainer. Mods need to be able to know what's going on at all times
the streamer I was moderating for addressed me directly when I was knee deep wading through ads. at bare minimum, the ads for moderators should be unobtrusive - I need to be able to hear or read when I get a request from my streamer.