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Allow Streamers to Remove Followers (eg. Banned Chatters and/or Trolls)

Please allow streamers to remove people from their follower's list. As a small streamer, I struggle with trolls, and I have made many streamer friends who have had the same experiences as me. On more than one occasion I have banned a troll from chat and had them return with upwards of 3 other accounts, sometimes even up to 10 or 15 other accounts during one stream. (Keep in mind my average stream is about 2.5 hours, and I try my best to not acknowledge or encourage the trolls at all, I just ban them and move on.) They follow each time they return, adding new but empty follows to the follower count.

I have had trolls return with new usernames that target my mods, or reference something that was said earlier in the stream, or even referencing their past usernames that were previously banned. Their follows are meaningless because they will likely never return with that account that they made to troll a specific streamer.

Many streamers try to keep track of their follower to viewer ratio as they grow. To see what they're doing wrong or right, and to see what helps them grow or makes them lose followers. Having those empty follows of people who will never return is quite a problem.

Here are a few of my suggestions:

- Automatically removing someone from the follower's list if they get banned in chat.

- Giving streamers the option to view their banned chatters list and manually remove the follow themselves.

- Remove the option to make multiple accounts with one verified email address. (This enables trolls to make new accounts in just a couple of minutes and quickly return to keep harassing a streamer)

- If a streamer has banned several usernames that share the same email, allow the streamer to ban the entire email address and any associated usernames.

- If a streamer has banned several usernames that share the same email, allow the streamer to remove any and all usernames that are associated with that email from their follower list.

Trolls will not keep me from streaming, but implementing at least one (if not several) of these ideas would be a huge help to me and many other streamers out there. Thank you for your time and consideration!

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  • Ilianna commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    [FRENCH]

    L'idée est parfaitement légitime dans la mesure ou ces trolleurs deviennent harcelant et le harcèlement devrait être plus sévèrement puni sur internet.
    Donnez-nous les moyens de gérer correctement notre live en nous donnant les outils nécessaire pour modérer tous ces clowns qui viennent nous pourrir la vie.

    Les solutions proposées ici sont très bien et devraient être mis en place rapidement.
    Ceci éviterait de contacter le support Twitch qui ne semble jamais répondre...

    J'ai ce problème depuis peu et en 2 semaines, je n'ai eu aucune réponse et ces personnes qui me harcèle continue de le faire en faussant les données de mon stream.
    Je veux évoluer, mais pas évoluer avec une partie de compte fake.

    Mettre un tel système en place, réduirait de manière importante, le nombre de kikolol venu juste pour faire chier le monde.

  • derpy_angel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please allow this, I feel that it's long overdue and very necessary.
    I would like to add that if a broadcaster has banned or ignored a user, that user should NOT be able to have notifications of that streamer going live in ANY way. My stream thumbnail, etc should not show on a user's Following - Live channels section, they shouldn't receive emails or push notifications or any other notifications at any time if I have banned and/or ignored them. In fact, since Twitch won't implement cutting the stream off for them completely because the user could just log out to watch, the absolute only way a banned/ignored user should be able to visit a channel they're banned/ignored in is by direct link. Not by recommended channels, not by notifications; nothing else. If they want to work that hard to troll by just logging out or into another account, they should have to remember and enter the entire direct link themselves. We should absolutely be able to disappear into the shadows to anyone we ban or ignore. And since twitch hides a banned or deleted channel from their follower's lists and then shows it again when the channel is reactivated, it shouldn't be much different to do the same if we personally ban someone from our own channel.

  • Madeline commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please let us have the option to remove followers. I want to be able to track my following correctly without trolls taking advantage.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It’s reprehensible that Twitch does not have better protections for streamers. We know without the content from streamers, twitch would no longer exist.

    Not allowing the repeat creation of fake user accounts within a given time period would be a start. Also settings for a streamer to automatically timeout chat from accounts created in the last x number of minutes/hours.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    vote for this. I hate to see bots in viewers list. And ban not help to remove its from list.

  • Marudofu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    this is the best idea ever...too bad twitch doesn't actually care enough to actually implement this idea that many other people have suggested like..years ago despsite constant perstering...

  • DTV commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I support this. Either let us remove banned chatters from our follow list, or implement where banned viewers are not able to browse or view your stream, period.

    These should be options we can toggle off or on.

  • darthclide commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't want to be a downer, but you are lucky if you are avoiding the "banned whisper trolls". They evade bans and whisper crap to mods and other people. The whisper system NEEDS to be tied into the ban system in some way.

  • lexasaurus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Also, something that I just remembered and did not include:

    There is an argument against this idea because many people say "The follow belongs to the follower, not the streamer, and the streamer should not have the right to take it away."

    I said this to my friend the other day and he said "I can buy a membership to a gym, but I can't misbehave in that gym (for example streaking, fighting, etc) without getting my membership taken away,"

    So that's something to think about as well.

  • LynaNoob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 Yes, please! Take all my votes. Because this needs to happen!

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