Intentional misuse of tags ie. Vtuber tag on non-Vtuber
There has been a recent rise in streamers misusing the tag system, most noticeably with non-Vtubers using the Vtuber tag. This makes discoverability more difficult for both streamers who are actually Vtubers, and viewers trying to use the tag system to find Vtubers. Even prominent streamers are misusing tags, so this behavior has been spreading. I'd like to ask Twitch staff to please enforce action on the misuse of tags to help the streamers and viewers who are using the tag system as intended. Banning streamers from using specific tags they have been caught and verified to be abusing them might be a helpful solution to consider.
Hi, thanks for flagging this and sharing your suggestion.
We share and understand your concerns about how the intentional, repeated misuse of tags can undermine the purpose of the tags product itself. Tags are an important discoverability feature for communities, and a powerful way for all Creators—but especially those that are underrepresented—to express their personal identity and creative vision for their content.
We also do not feel Twitch should be the judge of Creators’ personal or creative identity, so we typically only enforce against the misuse of tags when it is associated with other behavior that violates our Community Guidelines such as hateful conduct or harassment.
That said, as the VTuber community’s experience demonstrates, there are limitations to this approach and we are actively investigating additional steps we can take to protect and improve the integrity of the tags feature at scale, without infringing on good faith Creators’ personal choice to express themselves and define their content.
Our goal is to have more to share with you about the tags feature later this year.
It is important to note that the misuse of tags may be considered a violation of Twitch platform policies.
I am new here, can i ask a question?
The simple solution would be to do a 1 minute scan of the video to see if it contains a png model, 2d model, or 3d model; and if it doesn't, then strike that creator for misuse of the tag.
This response is basically Twitch saying "We don't care if e-girl thots misuse the tag because they make us money and we don't want to **** them off."
Category is not a tag, and that's not how category works.
Category is about the content not the streamer itself.
You know, Kick.com has a V-tuber category on the site.
The "fix" is already done people, the moment Twitch gave everyone the ability to put whatever tag they want, they made it clear they don't care about tags anymore.
It's been a year and still no fix in sight.
Over a year now and nothing has been done about this. There are still non-vtubers misusing the tag and making it harder for real vtubers to be discovered. There are also streamers who are using the names of other popular streamers as tags to leech off others.
Something needs to be done otherwise what is the point of using tags?
Quite a long roundabout paraphrasing of Twitch, summarizing OnlyFans/CamGirl content creators still being a protected class, if they rack in enough views/bits/subs...
Ignoring their own ToS by all means and playing it off, not hitting the points, they would step in on.
Specially when it is common knowledge for MONTHS, that the misuse of that tag, is really only to show disrespect and steal attention -> "hateful conduct or harassment"...
Often blatantly admitting to it ON and OFF platform, but Twitch remains a corrupted place, so moderation only strikes small channels or wrong allegations coming from bigger channels, towards smaller ones.
"We also do not feel Twitch should be the judge of Creators’ personal or creative identity, so we typically only enforce against the misuse of tags when it is associated with other behavior that violates our Community Guidelines such as hateful conduct or harassment."
The streamers mis-using the tag HAVE PROUDLY PROMOTED AND DEDICATED ENTIRE STREAMS TO USING THE TAG TO HARASS AND SPREAD HATE! They know they are intentionally misleading and drawing in an audience they hate to harass them. And when they can't get enough of that they send their people to streams using the tags correctly to harass them. This has been documented and reported many times and each time it is ignored as Twitch plays favorites and directly supports harassment, and then dumbfoundedly wonders why they are not making money.
Good one, twitch, good one.
Twitch / Amazon: Has Facial Recognition technology to differentiate flesh streamers without the presence of a VTuber avatar, is used by several other apps to ensure there is a face to a video feed as per their own Terms of Service. Can be used for Twitch!
Also Twitch / Amazon: Doesn’t use it for Twitch to automate enforcement of use of the VTuber tag.
Twitch admins are about as useful as a torn condom.
same i dont get it either
I don't understand why this is the highest rated problem on twitch. Whenever I try to set vtuber or lgbti tags i get 99.8% trolls to 0.2% actual viewers.
Just stopping by to point out Twitch has now had this on their plate as a known problem for nearly 5 months without any effective solution for it. Really not all that hard to fix folks, all it takes is creating and enforcing a policy on gross misuse of tags.
As stated by Marina months ago, the ever-climbing rise of people abusing the VTUBER tag that has gone unpunished only adds to the ever-growing issues this presented when this first began.
The ability for VTUBER's to be discovered is being hindered by non-VTUBER's abusing and misusing the tag for personal gain. This is not only seen at the highest levels of viewership on Twitch, but at the lower viewer counts as well.
The reason why this has been such an issue is because of the larger-scale streamers getting away with it without so much as a warning to stop. Thus, creating thousands of others taking the opportunity to follow in their footsteps which completely oversaturates the VTUBER tag with people who are not VTUBE'ing.
This is literally the most voted idea here, and still, nothing has been done about it. You are actually having a VTuber event right now and still allowing people to misuse the tag.
I'll be honest wit'ch'y'all, I completely forgot I even wrote this up...what? Back in April? I'm glad y'all're commentin' and sharin.' Twitch needs to understand that the tags system they created is being abused, and not just by some trolls; but by streamers with thousands or more viewers. Streamers who ruin the experience for other streamers that are using the tag system [or lack there-of now] properly, and people who want to discover streamers from those tags, who actually make content related to those tags.
Lareolan probably both at this point