Since almost the very beginning of the platform and continuing up until today, there have always been people who have insisted that Glimesh needs some sort of partnership program. While it isn’t something we have a hard stance against, we definitely won’t be implementing any such system unless and until we can find a way to make it fit in with our ethos, our values, and our goals.
We are a platform that values every member of the community, whether they are having their first stream or are career streamers with thousands of dedicated followers. One of the stated goals of Glimesh is to give all people a fair shot and treat everybody equally across the board. We also do not hold website features or abilities behind metrics, nor do we sort by any metrics. We instead offer every single creator the same tools and opportunities to allow them to build and curate the channel that they want to have and find their own success, in whatever they measure that.
Keeping these things in mind, I have trouble finding an effective way to implement any sort of partnership program. First and foremost, one thing we absolutely want to avoid is creating “classes” of streamers where there is even the perception of one group being “better than” or “above” another. We also don’t want to artificially withhold some feature or tool, requiring creators to hit an arbitrary metric (that we historically have not cared about) all of the sudden.
Now, to the point of this post - there has been almost 2 years worth of discussion at this point. Keeping in mind the points above, what are your thoughts? Can you imagine a way that it could possibly work? What would you like to see out of a partnership program? Please add your feedback, ideas, suggestions, questions, or anything else below! I’d love to see a big community discussion about this. Maybe it will generate some good ideas than can lead to something for the platform! I appreciate you all <3