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.
You all are SO right. He is a menace and a tramp. Besmirching twitch’s excellent name and reputation. Which, by the way, is otherwise unblemished. If only there was some way to stop him. If anyone can do it, pmiller can. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for taking on this monumental task pmiller. You are one of a kind.
It's simply astonishing that this idea still exists in an ignored state 1 year and 8 months after its creation; and it's been even more years since the community-wide harassment from ManOfSteel began.
I'd like to point out that this idea has the third-most upvotes out out 96 ideas in the Community Guidelines category, this comment will put it at 42 comments (clearly an idea with this much attention has some merit), and yet in all this time, not a single bit of meaningful action from Twitch. Not even an acknowledgement that this problem not only exists, but has been relentlessly ongoing for a significant and unacceptable amount of time.
What can we do?
Twitch still hasn't done anything about this, as more and more manofsteel accounts are being made and caught by kryptonitebot, which is doing a **** sight more than twitch is.
and twitch staff, if you're reading this, feel free to prove me wrong and actually do something about manofsteel and the thousands of accounts they keep making.
now that twitch has updated its username policy, hopefully this uservoice post will be taken more seriously.
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.
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.