Allow Affiliates to edit their prefix.
Editable Emoticon Codes before the Unique Code.
Partners too please, thank you.
Admin audit: changed "emoticon code" to "prefix" for ease of search.
holy cow! This post was made in 2018 and there was no update!?? What the heck Twitch!???
I have no interest in changing my username, but when I was promoted to Affiliate I was NOT given the option to update my prefix...which uses little of my username, and too much of my actual name? Its a combo, but the online identity has been entirely lost and I feel like I am not allowed this aspect of community engagement.
It's a little disheartening that my prefix has a 1, because there was one other person with the first 6 letters of my username, but they haven't streamed in years. So even though their account is just.. dead and has 1 emote, I can't have the original prefix, ever.
I think this definitely needs looked at. I'm sure affiliates used to be able to change their prefix at least once. It's a bit annoying cause the generated ones arent always suitable. Mine is a portion of my user and a series of like 3 random numbers :[
Also it's so disheartening that this has been advocated since 2018 and there has been absolutely nothing done! Twitch clearly doesn't take on Affiliates opinions :[
I think even just being able to choose a number for your prefix to change it with would help! Because I would like to at least be able to change the number in my emote prefix to something channel relevant.
It seems silly that not being able to pick or even really change your prefix (without changing your username - therefore messing up your entire branding you have worked so hard for and likely spent a lot of money creating and forming) is even a thing. I'm a small streamer but I am working hard to make things more professional and make it look like I care so my viewers care. I am trying so hard to get every detail right. Something like a prefix for your emotes seems simple but "Guys, go spam Biotec5Hi in so-and-so's channel when we raid and show them love" instead of BiotechHi or BioHi or BTechHi or a MILLION other better options than just throwing a random letter in? Not even like a drop down box with options like so many websites have when you go to create an account and its like "Oh this is already taken, what about these options?"
Theres only two streamers with Biotech as their name, me and one other guy. How is it Biotec5 is what I got?
Its nice to think that when I get bigger I can have that option, but wouldn't it help get more subs and what not if even the little streamers can look professional? Get that viewer count up, see lots of ads, stick around cause they emotes are perfect? Get that engagement up?
How about a few options they give, so it's not fixed on one 'style' if your name is long and you wanna use another part of it instead of the first few. Or maybe let you put in a part of it and let Twitch randomize it to find a few 'matches' that could work?
I wanna use calico as my prefix, which I can't without adding random numbers, but the option to choose which numbers would do wonders for me easily..
the prefix should always be custom or at least let the affiliate choose which letters are used from their username, my name "theRealbracey" gives me the prefix of "therea" instead of "bracey" like it should be
Customizing a prefix is important as an affiliate building an accessible community by not having it, Twitch is creating systemic exclusion. The community members who need to type out the emoji instead of clicking it will be used to typing out an emoji by name and, if you cannot change the prefix until you are a Partner, you are punishing the creator's community--because by customizing it after the community is built (i.e. after you are Partner) then you forcing a bunch of Twitch viewers who type in emojis to have to relearn a new prefix because what they are comfortable with is no longer a valid prefix
I dont fully agree with making it so that we can customize it to our content however i think the silly numbers need to go i for example got given redthe28 which just looks stupid and dumb make it so it cannot generate numbers when creating a prefix and id be happy
When I first got my emote prefix i got mad because it was PJPlan instead of my name PJPlant_ I just changed my name and now its TTVPJP because underscores aren't counted and i am mad
I agree, we use to be able to do it and now it's partner only and gives you ugly numbers...
I only recently became Affiliate, and wasn't given any choice in my emote prefix. Would it be too hard to give a selection of prefixes for new affiliates? I don't like that the one I was forced to have has numbers in it that aren't in my username, when it could've easily just had the letters right where the numbers are, even if it feels like the letters don't make sense. fluffss or fluffssq would've been better than fluffs12 imo.
honestly I'm not entirely sure why this is an option for only partners- my prefix is something really stupid rn like dasushi1 or somethign really lame and I want to change it, but my only avenue would be to change my name back and forth like an awful pendulum and hope no one grabs my name. I think having a delay on prefix changes would make sense (like what's already in place for usernames) but I don't see the benefit of restricting prefix changes just to Partners.
Please let me change my stupid dumb silly little prefix ty
I'm going to have to add my name to the list of those wanting to allow Affiliates the ability to change our emote prefix. I am Perfectdee and I get perfec166.
Emote prefix helps creators (even at affiliate level) optimize their brand and ideas on Twitch. The prefix should include the first 3 letters of your username, not 6. Let the small streamers expand their branding to help them gain more exposure.
Absolutely agree this needs to happen.
Upon becoming an Affiliate, you should
1) Get to choose from a small pool of generated prefixes
2) Have one free request/review to adjust your emote prefix, should the generated options not suit you/your community.
These options should be both the default when achieving Affiliate, as well as replacing the autogeneration that follows a name change.
The existing system where Affiliate emote prefixes can only be changed after a name change - and even then, it is another gamble on what is auto-generated - is unfair and damaging to new channels, and needs to be scrapped with better actions.
I will add, there's nothing so demoralizing as looking forward to making emotes for your community, but having some keysmash numbers that you can never remember, numbers that have nothing to do with you, your brand, your content, etc, glued to every one, preventing people from using them in some cases. (Text-entry emotes tend to be faster than scrolling through lists of hundreds upon thousands of other channel emotes/public emotes/event emotes/etc)
Partners can pull rank on Affiliates to preserve the current reward hierarchy, surely.
I'm not even impacted as negatively as some of the others here. My handle is "Asinametra" and I go by "Asina" and "Sina" for short. My auto-generated emote prefix is "asinam" though. Which is at least just "the first 6 letters" of my name, and makes sense. But it's not intuitive to use, given my actual shortened names don't extend to the M in my name. Perhaps this is petty, but this has actively deterred me from setting up emotes for my channel at all.
my username is "thedesec" and instead of "thedesec" I was assigned "thedes27" as prefix. looks great, thanks. I think it's really silly that we can't change the prefix so something, as long as it is free. I'd even understand if a partner wanted to "take" a certain prefix that is in use by an affiliate.
I agree with the concept of allowing affiliates to have at least some control over our prefix. Honestly, I feel that Twitch has taken it a little too far by forcing a prefix upon us that is beyond our choice, especially one which applies to the identification of our channels through our emotes. If you really want our channels to grow then please Twitch let us put in a prefix name that actually fit's our channel name; Such a name will definitely help our channels grow into becoming a partner. This is a much better option than waiting to give us the help we need to grow until we are all-ready titans on your platform.
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I would gladly pay a small fee for updating my emote prefix, or being able to shorten it. Having to wait until being partnered is just a bit obnoxious.