user_name which is their display name, but display names are often useless for joining their IRC chat room due to character differences between a login name and a display name. Please add
user_login, to the stream object in this endpoint.
Thank you for your reply. My team and I have implemented the workaround suggested in the issue in the meantime. If possible, I’d like to request a notification when the issue is resolved.
Errr no idea how that can be delivered to you.
You’d have to keep an eye on the github.
And This has been a long standing issue with Helix and it’s not be confirmed as a bug or a feature.
Also i don’t see a workaround in the issue so not sure what you refer to when you say workaround. (The accepted work around is to take the userID and perfrom a lookup against the Users API)
The workaround referenced in the issue is to find the login name in the thumbnail URL:
“Meaning for people building a embed from an API lookup either parse the thumbnail URL for the username, or call the users API to get the correct login name for the embed.”
oh yeah Couldn’t see the wood for the trees!