Can Mixer get rid of the flawed partnership program and really create a new program that can truly benefit the streamers and viewers?
I truly feel that Mixer Partnership programs should really be changed or completely disappear and instead create something new.
Last time I received a code to sub to a partnership, with Mixer anniversary. I decided to use it on an apparent small random partner, so I didn't know the person but was playing some retro games and stuff.
After subscribing with the code, I noticed this person was dual streaming to twitch and seemed to really be bound to Twitch, mentioned twitch, photos with Twitch hat and all that.
The problem here is not exactly that I gave the code to a person I regretted about. it's more... how did this person become partner? I could have used the code on someone who was working for the platform, the code was free so I didn't lose anything, but I feel I could have supported someone else.
The thing is, today I found this person on twitter on a random topic and when I checked her profile here on Mixer and she is not even partner anymore. so the code I gave was totally wasted for a person that got removed or quit as a partner.
So the thing is, if this type of person was partner once and now isn't... then why was this person partnered in the first place?
Don't you think there should be more control about it? The problem is many times I see partners who don't have many viewers often, some who don't have camera, barely talk on stream or more like... they are boring streamers... but are still partners
So what is this program about? Shouldn't it be made for BIG streamers? sometimes it feels like it's given more to "friends of friends" rather than streamers working hard to grow.
Mixer's new requirements seem more accessible and just like that, you are opening the doors to more partners that might like the platform, but don't do anything with it. And we will have more cases like the partner I gave my code, that were dual streaming and just used the partnership as a status badge, rather than truly loving the platform and make it grow and make the mixer viewers the priority.
This partnership program feels more like when I see people going around "how can I be mod?" and they don't even know the streamer, if they somehow become mod, they will not really help the channel or moderate the channel, they only want the "mod badge" even if they don't do anything with it.
So my idea is simple:
I think you need to rename the partnership program, make it more accessible to people so people can get subscriptions, and make some emoticons and all that, like people do in Twitch with affiliate program and forget about anything "partnership" if it seems Mixer team (just like when it was Beam) haven't done the best of their job and don't seem to have a comprimise to make it fair and better.
It would be better for streamers just to stop dividing the community between "partners" and "non-partners" if it gives benefits and partnership badge to people who don't deserve it. Instead make like an affiliate program and make different levels or ranks depending on how they are doing. My idea here is about doing the same about what people have to do in competitive modes in videogames, something like the usual ranking system "from bronze to platinum" and kind of like that. At least that would give streamers a motivation to grow like some people do in competitive gaming.
I mean, If they grow that's good but if they fall for not having enough viewers or not working on the stream or not streaming then it would make them try to improve if they really want to. that way instead of relying of HUMANS to keep approving or denying any partnership, then this program would make it fair and good for everyone.
You know, it's time to do the right thing, need to stop copying what other platforms did, and instead create something new that will help everyone to grow but still the main goals is a compromise with the platform and the viewers.
It's incredible that we have this "small partners" when partnership should be something that is given to big streamers, it should be a real badge given to the big among the biggest.
I mean, if you are going to divide streamers by this type of category or ranking and create this sharp division like partners vs non-partners, at least do it in a better way, when people will really see Mixer as a cool platform to stream and not just the same but with less viewers and less opportunities to grow.
I am not "tired of seeing" partners like this, but it sucks that some people seemed to work hard for being partners and maintain it but others do less and get the same badge and never work to maintain or do anything about it becuase they got "to the max level you can get" even if apparently there is not a real control and they don't get removed for having less viewers than the average streamer.
Mixer, you gotta do something about it, I am sorry but I feel since beam days, all this partnership program is just flawed and what I saw today made me want to write this feedback because it's incredible that today still some people get partnership when they don't seem big streamers or anything special, so I think it's just a flaw on the system, on the partnership program, and it needs to be addressed.