Maybe, but I’m not familiar with it. In any case, an RFC is just that; a request for comments. A starting point for a discussion. They’re not written on stone tablets. (I mean, unless they’re ratified as an internet standard I suppose, but I don’t think there are any internet standards governing IRC bots.)
That ONLY works if EVERYONE uses BTTV.
Which they don’t…
It’s true, one of the tactics I mentioned won’t reach 100% of the viewership. That doesn’t feel like a very thorough refutation of my argument. Streamers still have a multitude of tools to help communicate with their audience about the channel bot. (or any other topic) I can’t think of one method of knowledge transmission that’s guaranteed to reach 100% of viewers, but despite this, communities still memetically develop unique knowledge. Some facts/jokes/responses/etc. always manage to become part of a channel’s culture, and I still don’t see a compelling reason why “This channel’s bot will sometimes whisper you its responses to your commands.” can’t be part of that knowledge for at least some channels.
You have to go with the most common denominator, most users ARE idiots
unfortunately. A bot can just of answered someones question and yet
someone IMMEDIATELY ask the same question, because they don’t/didn’t
I mean, the most common denominator is going to be community specific right? Depending on the size of the community and the kind of viewer it attracts. With that in mind, shouldn’t it ultimately be up to the caster what sort of demographic they’re aiming for, and what standards they think should be in place for their community?
The reason streaming is popular is because it builds communities and relationships. The primary way that happens on twitch is through twitch chat. If someone isn’t going to interact with it at all, why are they on twitch instead of watching youtube or netflix? Or perhaps if they want to write messages into the twitch chat, and expect to have them read, but don’t seem willing to spend time reading the messages of others, then surely at least some communities should have the right to say “This isn’t a viewer we’re interested in retaining.” right?