Pronoun bio field and chat integration
Following up my comment on https://twitch.uservoice.com/forums/310210-discover/suggestions/42218083-pronouns-prefix
It would be great if there were a dedicated Bio field in which we could put our pronouns, and a chat feature similar to the functionality provided by https://pronouns.alejo.io/ to display pronouns right alongside names in chat. This could also be used to populate a tag-like display near the streamer's name.
Tags for streamers are a start, but I'd like to be able to consult someone's bio (if they choose to disclose pronouns) so I can refer to them properly when they're not currently streaming and be able to refer to viewers properly.
As a nonbinary streamer who constantly has to have the pronoun conversation in my chat and in the chats of other streamers, this would be an immensely useful tool that would take a lot of labor off of me while streaming and viewing.
Pronouns are very very important. We love the extension, but why should we have to use third party items (especially for something that being offered by other social media outlets including twitter)?
While this doesn't affect me on a personal level, I still feel that this would be a good thing to implement.
It's a simple show of respect, and I don't know why so many people fight against it. It's so easy to do yet people expend that much more effort just to not do it.
everyone who says this isn't important or thinks it would be bad is cis. they don't have any right to weigh in on this. us as trans people want this. add it.
they've recently amended the ability to edit ones chat presence and pronouns could easily be integrated into that
Why is everything so complicated. Everyone should respect one another in chat regardless of gender. What will be next, our race? Is this Twitch, or Tinder?
I'd like to point out that this feature would be very useful for those of us who speak languages that are not gender-neutral.
For example, when streaming in Spanish, the line:
"Hello <username>, welcome to my channel!"
Ends up being:
"¡Hola <username>, bienvenida/bienvenido/bienvenides a mi canal!"
Knowing how to address people who choose to use this option (it should be optional, of course) would be helpful.
note that everyone that saying that you shouldn't care. or it's not necessary -is male- because it assumes when you enter chat your a dude.
hey man. hi, my guy. what up dude.
oh ya, chat the other day he was telling me about that....
so ... of course, you don't think anything needs to change. well, the stream I'm in the chat is 80% female so. ladies/ woman. she her. it would be nice if more than a few streamers cared to remember that its not -"he"-my man, my dude, my guy, - for literally everyone on this platform
and dont forget. There are way more languages that give everything a male/female word to even hello-
"I don't understand that pronouns are not precisely the same thing as gender at all, so I'm going imply that people are basically trying to inject ******(?) tension(?) into a situation. WHY YOU TRYNG 2 TEL ME WATS IN UR PANTZ????"
No, we are trying to tell you how we prefer to be referred to in conversation, often to reduce very unpleasant situations.
There's already a third party extension that does this.
I could maybe see it being a thing in the profile card.. but I think tags or anything involving the username is a really bad idea.
To be honest I'm camp "I've never seen this issue in any chat ever." but we could meet halfway.. so profile card if that solves it for you. It doesn't impact chat visually and you can still figure out someone their pronoun if they feel the need to add it.
Personally I think any feature that has a 3rd party extension or sites in place as a workaround to a missing feature on is obviously wanted and needed. I use the 3rd party chrome extension for pronouns atm because I like to know how to refer to people in chat. If you don’t care about this then you are saying you don’t respect your chat or others around you. Pronouns visible in chat would help out so much for those of us that like to respect others and their experiences.
Over 1000 people voted for this, and you're asking "who gives a ****"? Clearly a lot of people do.
No offense but why... I dont give a **** what gender another user is in chat... We are all just gamers who gives a **** about that stuff.
Streamer can just read your name, why do they need to know your gender? Also this idea has been up for a year and a half, perhaps it should be closed by now.
I'm totally against, because I wanna view everyone as human.
It cannot get more safe and neutral that way.
I -- don't -- need -- to -- know -- your -- gender.
What makes you think everyone wants to know?
It would be cool to know what someone would like to be refered to as soon as you see them in chat. It saves the QA process and you don't have to try to remember and unintentionally offend the person. Of course this should not be forced on everyone if someone wants that info to remain anonymous. This would not solely just cater to LGBT+ community but as a whole would allow for better communication in our online interactions when things are less clear.
It would be easier for the streamers to respect people's pronouns without having to ask ever 2 seconds
saw a few people saying that pronous are stupid and "I have never heard of a streamer using pronouns in general" so please, let me remind you that English isn't the only language on the world. In most languages there isn't a neutral pronoun like "you" that can be applied on everyone, so everytime you speak with someone, you HAVE TO USE A PRONOUN (she or he) which is very hard to know when the username are like "littlepotato123".
Having pronouns more accessible on Twitch would help so many more people feel validated, and if somebody doesn't want theirs shown, that's also a perfectly valid option. It's hard enough when people misgender you either on purpose or on accident, and having somebody use your preferred pronouns helps make people feel validated and heard and important.