Please do not remove the ability to cheer anonymously
Today (Oct 24, 2022) Anon cheering seems to have been disabled for some reason. Please do not remove the ability to cheer Anonymously.
Some of us like to donate bits and don't want to be "recognized" for it. Removing the ability to cheer anonymously will just make us not cheer at all.
If this was somehow something streamers were asking for, then make it a per-stream setting a streamer can toggle (but default ON).
Hey all! Thanks for this thread. We recently deprecated anonymous Cheering after we discovered it was being abused. While we understand some viewers prefer not being recognized for Cheering, we made this change to ensure a safer experience for those who were negatively impacted.
We’ve also heard your concerns on what this means for the future of Bits. This deprecation is not related to any plans to limit Cheering with Bits on Twitch, and is solely focused on providing a safer experience for our community.
Forcing attention on people who do not want it is not a good idea. It may stop them from helping the streamer in general. Make it optional, don’t make it mandatory.
Agreed with this. I like anon cheering sometimes for many reasons.
Let streamers disable anon cheering, but don't get rid of it entirely.
Please don't take away such an integral part of a lot of streamers income. Removing anonymity removes potential chances of gifting from those who prefer to remain anonymous
Instead of making the decision for creators, let creators have this as an option so they can make the decision that’s right for them and their community.
Please dear god stop giving strangers reasons to stop watching us or funding our lives. This is our job.
I like to remain anonymous at times. Don't force me not to be.
Please its already so hard to make a living on twitch, DO NOT take away anonymous bits OR subs!!!
Let us decide if we want to turn these settings on or off. I personally want to keep anonymous cheer and tipping on.i also don't like the whole taking bits away too and making it a donation instead.
Just let streamers be able to turn this on or off if they wish. Please don’t get rid of this. People have valid reasons for wanting to gift bits anonymously and they absolutely should be able to do so
Instead of just having account verification so you know who everyone on the platform is, you're taking away everything for the sake of a few trolls. You are letting them win. Require everyone verify their account, allow anonymous services to be used, and only identify the individual when you have to ban/suspend them for a terms breach. Stop punishing the majority that are doing nothing wrong.
There should be an option for the streamer if they want to have cheer anonymously as an toggle option instead of just getting rid of it completely
What, if any, would be the downside to anonymous donos of any kind? I don't get why they would remove the option.
please dont remove the anonymous cheer just make it a toggle option if anything not everyone wants their name to be said on stream for cheering or anything like that
Allow content creators to choose if they want to allow anon cheering. Most viewers want the option and removing it globally to protect a handful of content creators is avoiding the much larger issue.
As a streamer myself I always cheer anonymously I don't want other streamers thinking I'm trying to buy their attention. And I'm sure others feel this way to. We need this option to stay
Please bring it back
People don’t always feel comfortable cheering with their name being shown! Leave this as an option
Please don’t remove anonymous. I moved to this option to avoid getting scammed. Someone got me for over 2k because I thought I was helping them. I will stop purchasing bits if this comes in.
As a streamer myself, sometimes I prefer to cheer anonymously because I don't want new streamers I just met to think I'm donating to them in order to get sth back or make an impression. I would rather make my impression through chat and organically getting to know others. Please don't take this function away.