Streamer Ability to Remove Founder Badges
As a lot of streamers are probably aware there are a lot of people who came by streams at the start who may have subscribed and got the founder badge but no longer show up, this means people who do still show up but missed out on the badge due to being the 11th sub etc can not have it, or if a partners channle 26th sub cannot have it.
I think the streamer having the ability to remove the founder badge from a user and have it go to the next available user would be very beneficial so they go to users who do show up still, do still subscribe and therefore are not going to waste.
I heard today that this is an option starting at some point in June. This is something I've wanted Twitch to address for quite some time as I can imagine a large number of streamers have users who are banned or who have left the community which is ideal to freeing up spaces.
This is really something that should be implemented! I have only 1/10 viewers that sub/show up regularly that have the founders badge, and the others either never showed up at all after claiming the badge, told me straight up that they only sub to new folks to get the badge so others can't get it, or were removed from my community for being toxic/abusive/etc... Other community members are more deserving of the founder badge, and I think it's unfair that some random stranger can hoard the badge and never engage at all with my community.
I would like there to be a way to change Founder status for subscribers who haven't viewed my channel in months/years. Whether it's a mass-clear or just reassigning the badges to subscribers who matter, it would be fine. I believe that this feature would be okay to use for two reasons: 1. Because small streamers who reach affiliate hardly get any subscribers and it takes a long time for any of them to reach partner. 2. If this feature is abused, a user who had the badge revoked under false pretenses could always report the streamer.
Here's my scenario: So, I just learned about my Founder badges and have been on and off Twitch as an affiliate. Ten people already have this badge (which covers all 10 slots) but I have long since started over, with only one of those founders being loyal while the others are nowhere to be seen. Nine of these badges were wasted on people who are malicious/gone, while one is a loyal subscriber who still subscribes.
Ultimately, I have eight great subscribers who have got to know me, and they are going above and beyond to help me get my true start. Those people, including the one who already has the badge, all deserve those badges instead of the nine who the badges are wasted on. They are maintaining a great community presence, keeping activity at a high, and increasing my chances of being discovered. I want to recycle these badges just like Twitch recycles usernames, and I would like some agency on that since I am the owner of my channel. Every affiliate should have this right.
Esto es hiper necesario. Tengo emblemas de fundador perdidos por personas que no pasan nunca por el canal desde que soy afiliado. Me gustaria poder ver los siguientes de la lista y poder darles el emblema de fundador, al igual que si consigo el partner me gustaria elegir los que tienen y los que no el emblema para no tener emblemas sin uso. Añadan esta opcion por favor.
This change is LONG overdue.
As a brand new Affiliate streamer, I received a 1500 person raid and received over 25 new subscribers, using up all Founder badges. Only 5 out of those 25 subscribers returned to the stream, ever. I'm Partner now which means 20 badges went in the trash. The badge might as well not exist with the current rules. I have many deserving supporters who should have the badge over those one-time subscribers.
Allow reassignment of Founder badges, please!
The fact that I cannot remove the founders badge from a certain someone is baffling to me I mean seriously, how hard would it be to make it so we can remove someone as a founder… not everyone deserves a founders badge, it means a lot to me as a streamer and I don’t want 1 of my spaces to be occupied by toxicity…
I don't think streamer should have the ability to remove the badge on there own, there should be an automatic process which removes the badge from banned users etc.
3 of the people with my founders badge were extremely abusive and toxic to me and others and I had banned them a couple years ago, I'd really like to be able to remove them and give them to the next person who subbed that is still in my community. it should automatically be removed from banned chatters. I don't want to have to look at their names on my dashboard and would rather it goes to someone else instead of being wasted.
This is necessary!!! 9/10 of my founders are toxic garbage who made my community worse. Let us reward the people who make our streams a positive space.
Hey TWITCH, wake up...
I get the reasoning behind Founder Badges, but now one of my founder badges belongs to someone that I no longer want on my channel and has become a toxic and hateful person. The people should be able to revoke someone's founder badge and give them to people who far better deserves them.
Throwing my voice into the mix as well. 7/10 of my founders are blocked due to toxicity and the last 3 don't come around much, if at all. This is such a cool badge but quickly becomes meaningless when it's held down by archaic rules enforced by Twitch, rather than at the channels discretion. As another user said, if a user is blocked or hasn't been active for a certain amount of time, we should be given a prompt to move the First Badge to the next ACTIVE earliest subscriber. Why have award a badge nobody can see?
Please, there are users that I am no longer involved with/who I have banned. Even if they cant be re-assigned. I don't want to see their name at all & Its a waste of a special flare.
I agree, it should let us streamers have that option to remove founder emblems and give them to people who deserve it. Many founders are inactive or even banned for bad character.
I agree, this is something that needs to implemented, would be nice if we got the ability to move the badge to someone else next in line or make it work like VIP badges but with 10/25 slots available and they can be only assigned to first 20/50 subs.
Banned users or one time subs that never show up again taking up the slots feels like a waste.
can we have founders badges revoked if we need to ban a account?
a few people who have one with me turned out to be some very ****** human beings.
I agree that we should be able to remove a founder from someone especially if they are banned
How has this not been implemented yet? The founder badge system is incredibly flawed and this should be a simple fix. Founder badges should be removed if someone is banned and blocked from your channel, and streamers should have the option to remove founder badges if an account hasn’t been in their channel for an extended period of time.
Done. Easy. Stop making us beg for every single little feature and do your jobs.
This should really be a thing. People who were around when you hit affiliate are not necessarily resubbing, just doing it for the flex at the moment you open them.
Honestly, I would love to see this. Especially as some people will "flex" the founders badge and become toxic towards others (i.e. "I was here first and thus am better than you").