Idea to avoid missclicks for mods while deleting/timing out/banning someone while chat is moving fast.
If you are a mod, you already know what this feels like. You are modding for the streamer and the chat moves and you see someone type something inappropriate or something you should be deleting, wrong behaviors etc..
Chat moves fast and the messages move and so do the little options to delete/timeout/ban someone. At times, you click on one of those options but right in that instant the chat moves and you end up targeting the wrong person who has never done anything causing them to maybe get offended and possibly leave the stream.
The idea is to allow mods and streamers to lock the chat, preventing it from scrolling, on the user that is misbehaving, typing bad messages etc.. (Just for whoever is using it).
In mod view, have a mode called "Ban-Hammer mode" or something which will allow to start/stop the scrolling of chat (only for the moderator using it). If you hover over your cursor on the message from the user, it locks on it, highlighting or moving the cursor always in the message's area.
Alternative, always by activating some Mod Mode or something (for mods/broadcaster only) have a button appear on each message to click on it so it brings it on the corner of the screen so you can choose to delete the message or ban the user.
I believe there are ways to improve these ideas so if you could provide some feedback and vote this idea to bring it to Twitch's eyes, I'd appreciate it very much.
if you look in the Moderator Mode settings, you'll see that there's a option to pause the chat when you mouse-over it. unfortunately I mostly use moderator mode from my Android device, and I've accidentally caused it to pause for mouse over, but I haven't figured out what exactly causes it to trigger the mouse-over state, so normally it doesn't work for me when I actually want it to work. but yes it already exists.