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Change the name of subscriber to sponsor

I think we should change the name of subscibers(subs) to sponsors.

Instead of "subscribe $5.99" it would be "sponsor$5.99"

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    split dawig shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Declined  ·  AdminMixer Team (Admin, Mixer) responded  · 

    Thank you for this feedback. We understand the arguments on both sides but don’t believe either is strong enough to warrant changing the current name. It would have significant ripple effects in terms of developer community, user awareness, and require a significant amount of time to update the existing system that we don’t believe is the right priority for our monetization team right now.

    Instead, we’re focused on adding subs to Xbox ;)

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      • NextOG commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Subscriber is a way better word I think of sponsor as a one time payment like youtube has done, when you sponsor you only pay once, when you subscribe you think of a subscription where it happens multiple times not just once.

      • Bond0788 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        YouTube Gaming uses the word 'Sponsor' so why change it on Mixer? Everyone knows Subscribe, changing it now would confuse so many that know the word.
        Not to mention Subscribe rolls off the tongue better than Sponsor.

      • Cykotiq commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I disagree. the word "sponsor" shifts the focus to financial support only, and would cause confusion since "subscriber" is what every other site calls it. sponsor is generally understood to mean a company that pays a streamer to represent their brand. this would only cause confusion

      • Poet commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        While I disagree with the below stating that you need to be a company in order to sponsor a project or activity, words like this definitely do have purpose. This is the reason that companies shy away from words like "Donation" or "Donor".

        Subscriber implies that you have a subscription to something, and since you DO pay for the monthly subscription to a streamer, it makes a whole lot of sense to call it that.

        Again, while you DON'T need to be a company to sponsor someone, it does imply that you are providing the funding for a project. Often companies do not allow you to receive monetization on top of paid sponsorship. Either that, or you have to disclose sponsorship via FCC rules. A simple word can change a lot about what is and is not disclosed.

        To put it simply - calling subscriber makes sense and is safer than calling it something else like "donor" or "sponsor".

      • Valsis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Something has to be taken into consideration here.

        We, as users in general, aren't part of any company, nor are we representing a company to sponsor anyone.

        People can only be called Sponsors if they belong to a company and/or a contract is signed between who's being sponsored and who's sponsoring.

        Taking into consideration that none applies, the word Sponsor instead of Subscribe is void as the only thing we can do is Subscribe because we're individuals, not an entity/company.

      • LumusDigital commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        if your wanting to change it to be diffrent from twitch then sorry to tell you but youtube gaming uses sponsor for there pay button in case it was i idea to be diffrent other then that sounds good

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