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    1 comment  ·  Twitch Applications: TV Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Z3v3N 2kx commented  · 

    I was going to suggest a related idea but it may be better to just post it over here. What Rashdan is suggesting, to give more exposure to non-gaming categories, could be very easily solved by creating a "Gaming" or "Video Games" category in itself and moving all the video games into it as sub-categories. That way the Twitch directory would only show about 20 categories that are easily distinguished and filled with the appropriate type of content. With the current categorization the non-gaming content is barely noticeable between the thousands of video games. Many streamers choose the "Just Chatting" category because it's at the top and many viewers don't even know about the rest of the non-gaming categories. This way the categories would even out. Streamers would feel more confortable picking the appropriate category for their content without fearing they would lose out on viewers and they would get more easily discovered. Viewers would find the type of content they may be interested in much easier. The "Just Chatting" category could be renamed to just "Chatting" (see what I did there?). Other existing categories could be changed into sub-categories such as moving D&D, Chess, Poker, etc. into a "Tabletop Games" category, and so on. I also think an "Arcade Games" category could be added as well. Adding an eSports tag to the filter would help further split the gaming content into what viewers are looking for.

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