IP Ban Option for Streamers
Streamers should be allowed to IP ban a user from their channel. This will prevent people from making Multiple accounts just to troll and harass people. I know about the Verify email to speak option but that isn't stopping people. /ipban Usuername
Looks like this is basically the same request as https://twitch.uservoice.com/forums/310201-chat-messaging/suggestions/7956255-ip-ban-from-channel.
With great power comes great responsibility! It's too risky, while it may help in some cases, it's way too risky and there is no real safe way of doing this. That power should stay with Admins, Global Moderators, and staff members ONLY! Because let's say you say something that a streamer doesn't like. Let's say you simply make a comment that's completely harmless, but the streamer doesn't like it and then BOOM your IP banned. That's not something that should happen. Let the people that Twitch trusts with their lives handle that one
@Anonymous below: That only changes your internal IP if you are behind a router/modem. Your external IP will not change, and even then most Internet Service Providers will keep your IP cached for a week or so. If you "renew" within that period, you will get your old IP back.
One of my cooler comments got deleted. -_- Let's give it another shot. *activates reddiquette*
Yeah, so. Here's how you change your IP.
open command prompt (cmd.exe)
you will see your IP and other crap
go /ipconfig release
restart computer, wait a little while (exactly 1 little while, no more, no less)
boom. IP changed. wb
That wont stop the trolls, they can always reset the modem to get a new IP or enter the site using proxy.
The question then becomes, why & how does htbx have the IPs of all logged in chatters, whilst Twitch, perhaps, does not? It'd seem they don't even know a streamer's IP unless u hand it over to them. Source: once got a channel ban, contested it, gave them my IP only to receive IP ban, lol. Neat trick
Breh. (or sis, Keepo) htbx already has this