Please let us delete Followers!
Please let us delete Followers. I had some trolls in my channel, creating stupid usernames including my channelname.
I reported them over a week now and twitch is doing nothing. This accounts still exist....
I dont want them in my follower list! I dont want them to get a mail, when i go live to remember them "Hej, he is online again, lets get there and troll him again"!
If someone is trolling, following and gets a mail everytime, when the streamer is going live, he can start over and over to create troll accounts.
So: PLEASE! Let use remove Followers! THANKS!
Trolls as followers is a problem that I and many other streamers struggle with. It is a problem for many reasons. Seeing as this post is over a year and a half old, I have made a new suggestion with a bit more detail and several suggestions about how the problem could be fixed. If you are still interested in helping us achieve this goal please go see the new suggestion here: https://twitch.uservoice.com/forums/297558-general/suggestions/35977906-allow-streamers-to-remove-followers-eg-banned-ch
Alex DC commented
It is really annoying and must be the default functionality anyway. Please implement this feature.
i quit streaming a year ago, cause i had many trolls in the channel. They created accounts with harassing names including my channelname. Then they hit the followbutton to get shown on the overlay. I ignored it, removed it, banned them. They got back with new account, and so on. But the problem. Everytime, my stream went online, they came back, cause they got the notification, that my stream is online again (even after a week break). I dont want specific people as followers and sending them notifications! I reported the problems many times, i sent suggestions to add a remove-followers-function, and i reported avery trollaccount. The accounts are still existing and twitch never removed them from my channel. So i gave up. If twitch doesnt help with that, i´m out. Is it meanwhile possible to remove followers? I dont want to start streaming again after a year and get the same troll again, cause they get an e-mail, that i´m back.
Jay Smith commented
It's disgusting and ridiculous that the 'engineers' and designers didn't foresee this basic requirement.
Trevor Oelke commented
just ban them, lol.
@Helper1337 I think you did not get the point!
With a clean account the viewer get notified that you go live. So he creates a second trolling account with a name what you will not like and here we go. He just follows your stream and everybody see this in chat or in stream (in case you enabled). Or even can write into the chat something. You ban this troll user, but 2 mins later he creates a new account with a different harassment user name, and you can't stop this!
I would like not to turn off the follower notifications and such, because then most very kind and nice viewers would not get rewarded like the way I use.
My problem is with this, you will actually never know the relations between the clean account and the troll accounts. So it will never help to delete somebody. He can create any account, follow you and do no harassment with it. Means this is a clean, no trolling account where the troll itself is a nice person.
My new suggestion in this topic: https://twitch.uservoice.com/forums/297558-general/suggestions/18839650-be-able-to-accept-deny-or-ban-followers-in-time-t
how about perma banning them from the chat? this should work much better as deleting them from the followers-list