Allow Affiliates to edit their Emoticon Code.
Editable Emoticon Codes before the Unique Code.
Partners too please, thank you.
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.
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.
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.
please twitch let us, as affiliates change our emote prefix!! i got a horrible random prefix which has nothing to do with my username or brand. sempli9 is not what i want, i would much rather us be able to customize our own prefix EVEN if we are not of partner status!! please, i know so many people do not like their random generated prefix, its not just me!!
This I fully agree with - although partners are allowed to adjust theirs already; I feel like this should be available to affiliates as the point in emotes is to be fun, quick and easy to use. Having the default ones given by twitch with commonly used words makes the emoticons ridiculously long in length; so much so, you usually can't remember the code to use your favourite emotes.
Allow affiliates to change their emote profix. For example, a channel with the name of "realNAME", will have their prefix automatically generated as "realna". This seriously hinders the usage of emotes in that channel, as there is barely a fraction of the actual branded name in there.
I'm on this too. If I'm not mistaken, we can change it if we change our username (?); which is odd, because I'm perfectly well with my username, I just want to change the emote prefix! Why do these things have to be attached?
I’ve been having this issue with my channel prefix because I am known as Skepy, even twitch support replied to a issue I had using skepy as my name.
My issue is having a prefix predetermined as captai131. What I would like to see as a feature is allow creators a 1 time only choice of their prefix for emotes. So instead of captai131, I could have what I really want which is a variation of skepy as a prefix.
To be able to choose the emote prefix. I don't like my emote prefix and I wish I could just type the one I had thought of.
I think this is a much cleaner system as twitch grows in to the future and there are more and more partners and affiliates. Right now ppl are taking other ppl's rightful prefixes. This also makes name changing safer prefix wise
I just got affiliate and I'm unable to save the emote prefix code for the first time.
I've tried numerous attempts at setting a prefix but just keep getting hit with a error that says the following:
There was an issue with your request.
Your emote prefix can be updated once every name change.
If I can't choose the initially generated prefix, at least allow me to change it ONCE. Why do I have to be partner or change my entire username for 60 days just so I can alter the generated prefix? Having my prefix be "sektor6" is highly annoying. While I get that "Sektor" was probably taken, I could have chosen some alternative that wasn't taken instead of adding a random number.
This is so obvious, I can't believe it wasn't originally implemented TBH.
Being forced to delete an emote and reupload it for approval is unnecessary if we just want to change its name. For example, naming an emote "prefixLul" and later wanting it to be "prefixLUL" means deleting the emote and going a week or two without it while you wait for the exact same thing to be reapproved. The benefits of having a name changing option would be:
A) The new name can enter the approval queue while the emote is still usable under its old name.
B) Approving a name, rather than an emote and a name, is half as much work for those in charge of the approval process.
This would be absolutely amazing, even if there was a paid way to do so as there's understanding this is a tedious process.
Agreed, this needs to happen and should have been a default feature.
Simplee Casual commented
Allow Twitch Afilliates to change their emote prefix to exactly how partners are able to. If anything, simply allow the change every 6 months so it’s still somewhat limiting.