Can you please separate channel badges from affiliate/partner status?
The recent changes made to the viewer count system are having a seriously bad effect on smaller users. It's not right to mess over 12mil normal users just because a few people were using bots to get into the top 3% partner rank most of us don't actually care about getting. With that in mind please separate ALL badges from affiliate and partner status. Earning the right to allow people to sub to you and it's badge should be an entirely removed matter after the inconvenience of the most recent change took effect. Be it for the sub badge dono badge or any other kind Twitch has deliberately gone out of it's way to stone wall anyone new to the scene to the point the rest of the system needs to be changed as well to restore some sense of the previous normalcy. People working hard to get Partner could still do so regardless of the few cheaters using bots to get fake views as there is no cap on the number of people who can become partner so this change was unreasonably heavy handed. It didn't actually do them any harm in the long run vs them just feeling it unfair they had to work hard and someone else didn't. The level of impact is to skewed. I'd rather pay Twitch $100 to get access to my badges and maybe a separate fee for channel points vs uselessly wasting time on a now broken advancement system. I don't need nor want affiliate. I don't need nor want partner. What I do want is channel functionality and the ability to fully interact with my community even if it is small.