Profile option for emergency contact field/command for streamers/mods
There have been many times where a streamer has had some sort of emergency while live streaming. The viewers are left confused, panicked, and have no way to help. Situations such as seizures, embolisms/DVT, stroke (which is a real threat for people sitting down all day), and even non-medical emergencies such as someone breaking into their house.
As an epileptic myself, having a seizure on stream is one of my biggest fears. I am not always home with someone else. If I had a medical emergency while streamer, there would be nothing anyone could do or at least not very quickly.
Please implement a private(!) user profile field where streamers have the option to list an emergency contact and/or address in case of emergency. In the case of an emergency, when someone does call the police, I would hope that they can somehow get in contact with Twitch and cooperate to find the emergency contact and send help. Either that or create a command available to moderators of that channel to alert Twitch of an emergency. The contact/address would obviously be private to prevent raiding and harassment.
/emergency was apparently a thing, but isn't anymore (I'm sure because people misused it), but please bring back a similar command that is limited to moderators to make streamers safer.
I love where you heart is at with this one. But I think it may be a potential doxxing situation. Do you have mods that you can trust with your number/address? If so I would put in a panel in your about me, and let them know if something would happen that they should reach out that mod. That way you can safeguard your information from harassment and doxxing. I love that you're thinking of this, but not sure if it can be safely implemented <3
brett morris commented
create a way for mods or chat to get help to a streamer if they are suffering from a medical emergency. As someone who had their life saved by twitch chat recently i can't tell you how much this would be appreciated. I live with epilepsy and during my stream the other day I suffered a grand mal seizure. luckily people in chat where able to get in touch with my wife and emergency services to send help to me. without them i very well could have died. I am so thankful for the platform twitch provides and wish that there was some sort of way to integrate this into every stream.