Help the entire Mario community stop the abuse and harrassment from a person with 17k+ variations of the name "ManOfSteel"
Talk to the community and be transparent. Silence is supporting the abuse.
I understand that there are technical challenges when it comes to mitigating harassment from a single dedicated user, and I understand that being 100% transparent about safety measures can make those measure less effective.
However, a year later, zero apparent changes and zero communication is simply unacceptable. Has this suggestion not met a necessary threshold of votes? Is it in the wrong place? Is there no room in the dev queue? Does Twitch simply not care?
Without any response, I can only assume the latter.
How has this not been acted on? Inaction is effectively action. If you allow this user's many accounts to persist, then you as a company are supporting transphobia and homophobia.
It's my opinion that all of the misguided virtue signaling they have imposed on us have only been to appease a few delicate shareholders or friends of power. In this situation Twitch clearly has no compassion, and may only answer to threats of financial harm. The only way to get their attention is to have sponsorship write directly about their experience with the harassment.
the fact that this name still hasn't even been banned on twitch ... seriously, like manofsteel* ban all,
This Person is still on twitch, harassing various streamers with his unconformable messages. I am not accepting that using a 3rd party bot, to keep this problem at bay, will be the ultimate solution.
Please! We are waiting for YEARS for an actual solution and this still keeps happening, with no improvements to be seen...
Just had this comment show up in a chat I moderate:
"11:41manofsteel3689: Hi. Love that red and black chair. And the smell of your toots! Teehee!!!"
This comment was unwarranted, and made people feel uncomfortable. It's amazing this person is still able to create accounts on Twitch.
ManOfSteel needs to be suspended and banned on Twitch forever.
My previous comment was deleted and I'm not sure why. So I guess I will post again. I know who this individual is. But I have no idea what can be done with the information. There must be some way to take legal action against them for the incessant harassment and online bullying. If anyone has any ideas how to proceed with such legal action, please get a hold of me through Twitter or Discord.
Such a problem. I've only been on Twitch a few months and had to ban at least 1 version of MoS every night until I was told about the WarpWorld bot. Twitch really needs to address this.
Manofsteel is spam following my channel, over and over. He's been banned on my channel and channels I moderate for literally years now for his inappropriate, homophobic, transphobic chat messages. Yet he continues to just make new accounts. Do something about this.
Something needs to be done, or it will reflect badly on Twitch and show that they just care about the large streamers, and not the small streamers who are usually new to streaming. If nothing is done then people will start to leave twitch as they feel that they dont matter to Twitch themselves and that they dont contribute to anything. Something must be done by twitch to help the Mario Community.
I have seen various MoS (ManOfSteel) accounts over the years in some of my favorite streamers channels, usually spamming in with various obscene messages or sexually explicit ASCII style pictures. Something HAS to be done about this! Twitch Support, you claim to be wanting to support streamers and communities but it seems unless you're a big name, you're pushed to the wayside. Come take a look at us please!
Still waiting for results.
This user has been harassing the Mario community for long enough. We deserve a response at the very least so we know what can and can't be done to fix it.
I've been streaming mario stuff for like 5 months and he recently found my stream and started doing his thing. He's going to keep harassing new and existing streamers until Twitch does something about it.
I have seen ManofSteel and the alt accounts around the name, ManofSteel with various of numbers, in several of my mario streamer friends streams. This person has also been in mine saying highly inappropriate things.
This person has been timed out, banned, reported else several times in numerous of mario streamers streams. Why is this not being addressed and handled Twitch?
I just hope the mario community can stop these accounts before they harass other communities, i dont stream but have seen MoS accounts in Mario game streams. We need to stop them before they become too much of a problem. These accounts are bound to start harassing other communities soon and as others said they are a massive problem and should be banned on sight in ANY stream.
MoS has been in my channel for years. I don't know how many accounts I've banned, but I'm fairly certain it's at least 30% of my followers. I'm not sure to handle MoS, since it's likely they're using a VPN, but we as the community demand to acknowledge this situation. It's sad when people in the community had to develop a bot to instant ban a user resembling the game. This of course can and has been flawed. Some users come to me and I can see in their name why they were banned. Please figure out a way to handle this!
I didn't know these petitions could be created, so I thank PMiller for finding and starting this one. MoS is a huge reason why I don't use follow alerts or host with 1 viewer alert.
ManofSteel is a very real problem within the community and twitch's inaction is enabling ****** (and otherwise) harassment on a large, sweeping scale.
Manofsteel is handled differently by every streamer. I ban him on sight. I have seen other streamers impacted by his hurtful words. I have seen world record SMW runs be ruined . I have estimated over 100+ follows from manofsteel accounts.
This needs to be stopped, it is paramount to the stability of this community on twitch. I implore ALL streamers to ban on site, don't let him sit in your chat. Dont interact with him. Think about how this individual impacts other streamers that don't have as thick skin as you do. Twitch! Please do something about this.