Channel Admin - Ability to add/remove people from Moderator.
So I will break this into 3 parts. What it is, How it will work, and why I think it's needed. (first and 3rd part may overlap.)
My idea is to create a Channel Admin role for content creators at the affiliate and partner level. This role would have a golden sword (opposed to the green sword that regular moderators have) and would be able to remove/add people from moderator for the respective channel they are a channel admin for.
How this will work: Starting first, how it will be set up (in my head.) All affiliates are allowed 1 channel admin. Partners are allowed 2 or 3 [Whichever you think is more appropriate, larger streamers may need more. (You could also do it so that you get an additional based on sub points if this is better.) That person would have essentially the same roles that an "editor" now has along with all Mod perks, only addition is that they can add moderators to the channel as well as remove them.
Why this is needed: As a larger then average streamer, I, as is usual with people around my level, have a dedicated mod team with a manager that controls the mods, oversees them, etc.. I know a lot of other streamers that also do that and essentially give almost full oversight control of their mods to someone else as it's impossible to always keep up with chat, focus on what's going on, and pay attention to who is always there and deserves mod . It's a lot for one person as i'm sure anyone can agree. I know some streamers bigger then me that have multiple "managers" so to speak that oversee this stuff. These "unsung heros" (as twitch called them in their latest ad.) do a lot for the channel and I think acknowledging and awarding that is only appropriate. This would also help with the day to day back end management for larger/medium sized channels. I was actually surprised nothing like this had been suggested before and I hope other people will see my ideas as something worth backing.
Why not just give this power to an editor?
I can agree with that, same abilities as the broadcaster would be perfect. Obviously this would be for extremely trusted individuals; example for me someone in a contracted position. So why not allow them the ability to help with these
I agree. However, I don't see why you are limiting this channel admin role to just promotions and demotions. I think, if you are limiting it to a very few amount of them, they should have the same abilities as the broadcaster does (obviously without access to the stream key or anything of the sort). This would make it far easier for moderators to be more self sufficient, and, would make it so that the streamer could concentrate on streaming, while they have a very trusted friend/ community member, who will be in charge of moderation, chat, channel points, etc.
This is a very cool idea
I agree with this idea. I've noticed larger streamers don't have time to check/realise if a user is suitable for a moderator status. It's always a risk for large streamers to add moderators, as they have no idea if they will abuse that power. Adding a Channel Admin role will allow someone to seperately supervise and pick suitable moderators.