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.
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.
I agree, affiliates should be able to change their emote prefix at least once or even better once a month
While I get that gatekeeping the prefix is a way to prevent abuse and bypass filters, if the emotes have to be approved anyways, why can't that be one of the vetting perimeters? Once selected as a prefix, make it so that affiliates can't change it for 6 months to a year. It's meant to be tied with their branding, but if they're changing it constantly, then they have no branding so they should be the ones who should suffer for it and should make them rethink their branding more carefully.
I know I'm new to the affiliates program but I didn't think it actually was gatekeeped to this extent. I know this has more to do with the technical aspect of it, such databases updating and bogging down the system etc, but that could be resolved by doing a once-a-day (per region) database update for this specific change.
we would all definitely benefit from being able to brand ourselves with our usernames. myself, like others in this thread, cant do that with random numbers generated for us that aren't even in our usernames. "dispat6" is HORRIBLE as a prefix. I know a lot(if not all) of others will agree. we all worked hard for affiliate status, and some are grinding towards partner...let us have this one thing!
This is exceptionally unfair as some streamers get a part of their name that fits well, while others have partially cut off names or even worse...Numbers!
I know Twitch probably wants to keep emote prefix customisation exclusive to Partners, but the current auto-generation rules for Affiliates are just ungodly awful. For example, with my username MusicSounds1011, the first 6 characters are "MusicS" and so I get the prefix "musics17". Someone with, say, the username "justbill" might get the prefix "justbi27", which in no way reflects their brand.
It would be great if Twitch allowed more options to prefix generation, especially to new affiliates who get dumped a prefix that means literally nothing, e.g. allowing Affiliates to choose 3-12 adjacent characters in any part of their username as their prefix. In my case, I would be able to choose, say, "music426" or even "musicsounds" over "musics17".
The current system just benefits people with usernames that split after the first 6 characters, e.g. Manhal\_IQ\_ (now a partner but his auto-generated prefix back when he was still affiliate was already "manhal"), making it unfair to others with a wide variety of usernames.
facing same problem, my auto-generated prefix is musics17 which is just horrible, like at least let me choose from a few auto-generated options
Yeah please let us choose, i change my name and now you only propose me : "lemoin2" Please twitch let us choose our prefix. with my old name it's hard for people to relate my emote to me !
So i got applied to affilate status and got "elrott" prefix. it's awkward. theoretically i can change username and get option to select new prefix, but it's look like cheat. better to allow to setup it manually for first time. i even didn't know that i should think about first 6 letters in nickname, cause them became emote prefix
I want to choose my own prefix, I don't want to have to wait until partner to get that. It's such a strange thing to gatekeep behind such a big wall. Right now my new prefix that Twitch has made for me is... kittyk134. That sucks and I won't be using it, however it means I'm stuck using a prefix I had over a year ago that isn't even my name.
Even if our prefixes have to be unique, why can we not change to part of our name - as Sukadia pointed out. Having "beesqu" as mine is so awkward... I also don't understand why it needs to be unique at all. What's the actual likelihood that I meet AND follow/subscribe two people with the same prefix ONTOP OF their emotes having the same name (For example of two "beesqu" prefixes have an emote titled "gg") So shouldn't it just then be organised by alphabetical order and in my own list of emotes then just give one of them a number or letter after?
In this example one emote gets to be locked as beesquGg and the other as beesquGg1 or beesquGg_1 like file names on computer when two files of the same name and type exist