Do away with Ads for bits but let viewers earn bits by watching streams
Ads for bits at this point is limited and most are being squatted by bots so instead, give bits to viewers watching streams, letting people give extra support to their favorite streamers that would otherwise be unable to.
There would be basic guidelines in place like
1. In order to earn bit from watching streams your account must be atleast 3 months old, verified their email and have 2 factor authentication enabled.
You get something along the lines of maybe 25 to 100 bits every hour and only live streams count.
For a stream to qualify for this feature they must be an affiliate/partner with maybe 5 to 10 viewer count or have had atleast 10 sub points and their account must be atleast 6 months old with verified email and 2 factor authentication enabled.
the issue I have with this is that people who don't actively watch will lurk in streams to earn bits, this is like asking twitch to pay you to watch/lurk in streams.
so my stream is an average of 7 hours.
I have an average of 80 people.
and 1000 unique views.
1hour x80 people x100bits each = 8k
times that by 7 hours is 56k
so lets say that only 10% of the people qualify for the free bits that's 5600bits.
I stream 4+ streams a week = 22400bits for free from one channel.
can you imagine how much would have to be paid out when someone has 100k views?
I had to respond.