Like with "Email Verification" add Phone Verification!
As a moderator of a few channels, we've had a massive issue with one particular troll using a VPN to evade bans. This is a massive issue for us because; this user will spam hateful messages, racist slurs, bullying/harassment and even spam the streamer's private personal info. This has been such an issue, that some people I know have had to take a long break from streaming or quit altogether!
I implore you Twitch. Please add an option to enable Phone number verification!
I believe this will strongly deter users from ban evading, as it commonly costs to use phone number changers, and takes a lot longer to set up!
With this, it is unlikely that trolls would find a phone number changing software that is both fast and free.
Alternatively, having an option that forces chatter's accounts to be older than a day, would also help greatly!
Please Twitch! This issue has gone on for so long and it really destroying streams!
i had commented a similar idea... and Id love to see this too so much using a phone number even if its a toggle option. my idea suggested 2fa as a toggle feature.. requiring users to be unique... as 2fa is already a built in system with twitch and a requirement for all streamers who are partner or affiliate.
I love this idea. The extra step(s) will make things just that much more troublesome / tedious for the trolls. Anything to help clean things up.
Faking numbers isn't impossible, just harder, but then there's people like me who don't have SMS, and it's even worse in poorer countries.