Hey all – thank you so much for all of your feedback around this change. We understand that this was a feature that many of you used in various situations, including the ability for Moderators to highlight or distinguish messages in Chat, and we agree that is important. We are listening to your ideas and feedback in this area – stay tuned for updates!
To provide context as to why we’ve made the decision to remove the original functionality of the /me command, we wanted to address the way this feature was being used to perpetrate abuse against members of our community. While we recognize this change is frustrating for some, the safety of our community remains our top priority.
An error occurred while saving the commentCleveTheLand commented
Increase the time pre-rolls can be paused, 2-3 minutes for 1hr would be more acceptable. Capping it at every 30 minutes is not acceptable for a show that runs for 4-8 hours.
Also Tier out or increase your AD revenue to streamers to give streamers more reason to run ADs.
Streamers can run 3-5 minutes of ADs every hour to eliminate pre-rolls all together, and then they would have control over their own content, be more likely to educate their communities that ADs are acceptable in this format because they are being compensated properly, and those mid-roll ADs would increase revenue for Twitch and the streamer while helping smaller channels gain and retain viewers.
1,838 votesAdmindowski (Admin, Twitch) responded
Just wanted to update this thread that we are doing an experiment right now with Stream Display Ads!
These are less disruptive ads that allow viewers to see and hear Creators while being displayed. Creators will receive ad revenue for each SDA shown.
You can find out more information here: https://twitter.com/TwitchSupport/status/1422255927483318277