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  1. Twitch has asked us to hold them accountable and we have been met with a wall of silence accompanied by shadow changes like the ones made to auto-hosts.

    Twitch must communicate to creators with transparency about the plans and the data that leads to them. Without streamers there is no Twitch. We deserve to be able to ask questions and voice concerns about potential changes to the platform that we make possible.

    These are the changes we would like to see:

    1. Allow for comment periods in advance of finalizing rollouts of changes to existing features.

    2. Provide open access to data…

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  2. I have recently tested your new viewer count algorithms and have found results that point to two simultaneous streams are allowed only... not a 'handful'(?) as you stated on twitter?
    I believe this will make things impossible for the smaller streamers and hurt Twitch a little bit too in the long run.

    The smaller streamers are basically the collateral damage in this as most streamers on twitch have a slow moving all important chat until they get into the 100s of viewers. Most of the viewers that do stay behind will usually have multiple streams open as their main, whilst…

    352 votes

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  3. smile.amazon.com allows amazon users to select a charity organization from a massive database and 0.5% of purchases will be given to that charity.

    It would be fantastic if users on Twitch could select a charity from the existing Amazon Smile database on their Twitch profile settings, where an amount is taken from the Twitch portion of every sub purchase or bit purchase. The broadcaster receives the same amount, but a small percentage is donated from the bit fee or Twitch portion of sub revenue. Users making this choice could receive a special chat badge indicating they support a charity!

    In…

    181 votes

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  4. Sub points should be accumulated & not get expired along with expired subs as it helps streamers to unlock emote slots quicker. And with more emotes available, potential subscribers would be more enticed to sub or continue their subscription.

    Looking at "expired" sub points on our partnered dashboard not only demoralized streamers before the start of each stream, we'd get less interested to help promote subscription to our viewers & would encourage direct donation instead.

    My current subpoints which unlocked 24 emotes is now at 366/1,000 because 600+ gifted subs expired this month. I don't see how I could get…

    113 votes

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  5. At Twitch we always want to celebrate streaming milestones. To do that, we're experimenting with a feature that highlights a creator's Partner or Affiliate Anniversary!

    To let you know when your anniversary is coming, we'll be sending creators notifications a few days beforehand. To help your audience know it’s your anniversary, we’ll be adding a party hat icon next to your name in the left sidebar to let your followers know about your special day. When viewers enter your channel during your anniversary, they’ll see the same party hat icon next to your name under the video player, as well…

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  6. I believe that the Verified Badge is misinterpreted and should definitely be reworked. I am of the opinion that this badge is interpreted as a partner badge. Because currently only partners get this badge, this should be changed in my opinion. In fact users should also qualify for this badge if they are not a partner. So that also the following users are also eligible:

    • Users who are Twitch Partners.
    • Users who are Twitch Affiliates.
    • Users who are Twitch Developers.

    I mean: Users who have completed the onboarding, to confirm the identity. Furthermore you could confirm the identity at twitch…

    55 votes

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  7. As an exclusive user of the PC app, I am disappointed of hearing of plans to discontinue the application on PC. If that is to pass, I will consider stopping using Twitch entirely.

    51 votes

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  8. Twitch needs to investigate the games that their affiliate requests are playing before handing out Affiliates. There are people who stream private servers who are getting affiliate status when they are in fact breaking Twitch rules!

    It is written in Twitch's community guidelines that "Unauthorized Content Sharing & Other Copyright Violations
    Uploading any content that you do not own, do not have the rights to, or are otherwise not authorized to use, violates our Terms of Service and may make your account liable to DMCA takedowns by third-party rights holders. We do not tolerate, for example: rebroadcasting other Twitch broadcasters’…

    34 votes

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  9. Take away the 24 hour exclusivity rule for affiliates. It stops growth for many people and hurts everybody in the long run.

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  10. To better support artists and accredit their talents among the Twitch community, we’ve released two new features: Emote Attribution and the Artist Badge. Emote Attribution lets you credit the artists responsible for creating your emotes so they can feel the love wherever their emotes appear across Twitch. The Artist Badge lets you celebrate those who contributed artwork to your community with a special new chat badge.

    You can get all the details on our Help page here: https://help.twitch.tv/s/article/artist-badge-attribution

    We’re excited to share both of these features with the community, but they’re just the first steps to better connect creators and…

    23 votes

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  11. I would love for Mods to be able to receive revenue separately from the broadcasters. I also think that the broadcaster should be able to choose which Mod should receive a payout also. Mods are very Important to the channel and should be recognized, appreciated, and rewarded as well. I always thank my mods for all of their hard work and support, and I think that with all of the hate and racist and homophobic trolls on twitch, a thank you is sometimes just not enough for the hard work they do to protect Us while streaming.

    10 votes

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  12. It would be great if streamers could be able to stream multi channel audio, and viewers could have a mixer option so we could adjust levels for ourselves or turn off audio channels in full such as game sound, music, or so forth.

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  13. I see twitch streamers are getting some attention when joining Twitch Affiliate. So why not Twitch uploads too? This requirement for twitch uploads to join twitch affiliate should be the second option just in case for some twitch users who don't stream that much! (Like me of course)

    6 votes

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  14. For a limited time, within a select number of channels, we’re testing a different way to Cheer through direct purchase Cheering.
    Direct purchase Cheering allows you to unlock a fun community benefit through monetary payment, rather than through Bits. This experiment is only available to select creators and you must be located in the U.S. to participate. If you have any further questions please refer to our help article (https://help.twitch.tv/s/article/cheering-experiment-2022?language=en_US)
    We look forward to hearing your feedback on this!

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  15. Currently if someone starts a stream late at night and goes past midnight it will show on the dashboard as two separate streams and brings down the average monthly viewers. For an overnight streamer that starts at 11:00pm the dashboard counts 11:00pm-12:00am as one day and the rest of the stream as a separate day. Ao for the "first day" of the stream week the statistics show only the average viewers for one hour of the stream. A lot of viewers show up to a stream a bit later and the average number of views for the stream is higher…

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  16. not allow unregulated casino content. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQoMSeoWbbk . this is a problem twitch is directly contributing to and likely aware of since they've been removing affiliate links to these unregulated casinos. There is a large group of influencers using twitch to stream unregulated casinos, encouraging many including those prone to gambling addiction to join them producing billions in annual income on the back of addiction.

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  17. Audio management can be very cumbersome for creators. Whether it’s balancing game audio or discord voice channel audio, it is impossible to please every viewer. By providing content creators the option to stream with 2 independent audio channels (desktop, microphone, etc.) you can allow viewer to independently choose volume levels between multiple sources.

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  18. Me gustaría darle más oportunidad a esos canales se ganan la vida con el afiliado, cobrar un poco más por las subs y bits, gracias

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  19. Excelent content, help me to understand how is work things flow. My suggestion, more video information about the charity streaming.

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  20. Some of us are exceptional but need a direct line to those with influence within management structure.

    Some of us are more valuable for other reasons rather than just a streamer and we are going to waste. You should have people hunting for that sort of person of whom can be a tremendous creative asset to your functionality and increase revenue.

    I've been wasting away on social media for 5 years now. I'm not socially acceptable, not a picture perfect marketable product for the likes of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube but a valuable product nevertheless. Just going to waste over…

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