Improved Editor Role
A channel editor is probably the biggest role any streamer can give a person, but the channel editor can't do as much as they should be allowed to do. A channel editor should be able to do more than just create highlights, run commercials,etc. When a person is promoted to a channel editor, that means the streamer gives them their ultimate trust. So what should an editor be able to do, but can't at this current time? Here are some ideas:
Moderate the moderators | Just as any other broadcaster can, a channel editor should be allowed to purge/timeout/ban moderators who are not channel editors. They should also in turn, be able to add/remove moderators. There may be cases where chat gets out of hand with not only the viewers but also some moderators, instead of the broadcaster having to deal with it, the channel editor should be able to so that the broadcaster can continue with his/her stream and not have to worry about chat drama.
Edit panels | There are times where streamers want to edit their panels, but either don't have the time to or don't know how to do something in particular. A channel editor should be able to edit the panels the way the broadcaster wants. Maybe there was typo a that looks unprofessional or an outdated piece of information that needs fixing.
Submit artwork for partnered streamers | A new emote slot opens up for a partnered streamer, and maybe the streamer isn't in a position to submit a new emote. Why not allow the channel editor to do so for the streamer? That way the new emote comes in right away instead of having to have people wait for a new emote.
There are other things that could be added to. Along side with this, an editor should have a badge of recognition. That way people know they aren't an ordinary mod.
Why is this suggestion not gaining immediate traction? A channel editor is essentially useless right now. 99% of the things an editor should be able to do are not available. Streamers are good at streaming and need editors to handle tasks for them if necessary.
Greg Geith commented
I completely agree with everything in this post. I would only add that a channel editor (or super moderator) should also have their own special badge in the chatroom.
don livington commented
I'm giving this 3 votes! Twitch: I hope you're listening.
I strongly endorse these suggestions. Twitch should really take them more seriously. Two thumbs up!
I just wanted to add my two cents.
The panel editing system is soooooooooooo frustrating. It is not intuitive at all. I had no idea I could remove a panel because it is invisible, and only highlighted by mousing over the spot. I had to go to a forum post to figure it out.
Also, the panels never align the way you arrange them. In addition they do not line up on the page neatly and get all bunched up. It looks awful..... not very professional at all.
All I want is to be able to neatly arrange the panels, and have them align on my channel page in a nice organized looking fashion. It wouls also be nice to not have to fight with the editor trying to move the panels into postion, it's like a very frustrating, not at all rewarding mini game that should be destroyed at all costs in order to preserve the streamer's sanity.
The fact is that many streamers are streamers first and foremost. That means that they may be best at interacting and engaging viewers, but they are not necessarily the best at managing their own channel. What the above describes is essentially a channel manager, a role that can be given to someone who is perhaps better versed at managing the behind-the-scenes aspects of the channel, providing freedom for the streamer to do what they do best in front of the camera.
It improves the streaming experience for the streamer, and improves the overall quality and professionalism of the stream experience.
Pretty much this exactly but I'd also like to see the addition of the same dashboard editing tools the broadcasters have implemented on their twitch page available to the editors as well. When you are broadcasting, on your front page you see a button that says 'Edit' that makes it easy for the broadcaster to edit their title, game, and team. Editors should have this simple button as well.
Matthew Kelley commented
I second the idea for some of these features, specifically editing the details on panels for the streamer. Possibly a (co-host, head mod, ect) position for the moderate the moderators bit. Or the ability to give custom responsibilities for certain members of your moderator team.
Possibly split this position into two separate roles: channel editor and head moderator (or something). The editor would obviously have editing power covering the panels, videos, dashboard, ect. The moderator would focus on chat and the moderating team.
Anyway that's my two cents. This is a well written idea that I support. If any particular suggestions are needed, I'm happy to help contribute ideas.