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.
Sometimes we like to be lurking and support streamers without drawing attention to ourselves. Please keep Anonymous Cheering.
Please do not remove the ability to cheer Anonymously.
WE NEED THIS. My biggest supporters do it in secret because people have chased them down and emotionally manipulated them. Others do it for the community and want to stay private, they genuinely want to help growth and support and don’t want to be named. If you take this away, they just won’t support at all. This will cost you money, Twitch, and is as creators.
No compelling reason to remove this functionality. You keep removing features in the service of nothing while setting the ads dial to 11. It's like y'all forgot what happened with Digg, and why Reddit ate their lunch. This only serves to penalize large donors and thereby reduce your own profits as a company. If I can donate to my local galleries, public spaces or universities anonymously IRL, what's the hang up here?
My community has an inside joke about cheering anonymously and we feel like we all know the one person who does it, but since it’s anonymous… can always be someone else. It’s always funny wondering! Seriously though, some people like to support in the shadows, and this tool only helps people do that. It’s wholesome and I always love seeing the little cheermote that comes with it! Such a shame because bits are 100% the way to go for supporting a streamer and it seems like Twitch doesn’t realize that when they should.
There are tons of people who have supported my stream anonymously to avoid harassment or people trying to use them. They want to just be able to enjoy the stream, support, and then talk without anyone ever realizing it was them.
You will be harming both your creators revenue and your own (as you get premiums on bits, or half on gifted subs) for most streamers. If anon wasn't an option it would disrupt SO MANY PEOPLE!
Have option for streamer to toggle off/on anonymous bits
Have option for streamer to toggle off/on anonymous gift subs
Sometimes people gift subs to other accounts display account names to bully or TOS account names that haven't been removed yet.
This is bad news. You are stripping streamers of ways to make income by taking this away. You are also moving people off of the platform to donate in lieu of Anon bits. I have several community members who have specifically asked that I do not post their names with donation totals as it can make them a target. FIX PLEASE.
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There is always a reason for ananymous gifting... if you want to make a toggle sure, but don't remove it
Absolutely dumb to remove the annon feature. Some people appreciate being able to support but want to do it in a private matter. Let them...
Twitch really should make different changes instead of this
Do not remove the option to send ANNO! some people want to support but dont want to be named!!
Twitch seems hellbent on removing features people actually use.
ANON CHEERING Is a HUGE W DONT TAKE IT OFF
Please don't Some people get hounded for cash when they're generous and they need that opportunity to support people without being a target for manipulation.
I feel the toggle option is way better than turning it off.
PLEASE DONT REMOVE ANON CHEERING
literal terrible idea to remove them. was always such a nice suprise.
If this is something to eventually remove bits and replace them, it’s a bad move. Anonymous cheering is a backbone for a LOT of creators and removing this not only hurts them, but gives you less money.
In what world does this make sense from a business perspective? Please twitch do better.