Chat ban removes follow, but restores follow age upon accepted unban request
Making it so banning will remove the persons follow. Maybe make it so if they have been banned for over 30 minutes it auto removes the follow and blocks them from following again. Maybe also putting a little notification that shows up in their notifications that they have been removed from following ( username ) due to a recent ban in that stream. Then it would have a timer with the amount of time left before they can ask for an unban request and if accepted regains their follow age.
Thanks in advance for looking at this , LinoYeen
I am strongly against this. Also, from what I gather, this is already happening since a few months ago (before this suggestion was posted, even). The follow does not get restored when you are unbanned, however (so I guess it's only half like this).
As a viewer *I* am the one who decides who I want to follow, and I find it wholly inappropriate for anyone, streamer, moderator, or another viewer to dictate what channel I want to watch. As such they should get no say in the matter.
You don't want me to talk in your chat? This is fine.
But if you broadcast content I want to watch to the public internet, and anyone can get a notification about when that is happening, you get no say about this whatsoever to single out anyone in particular and restrict them from getting it as well.
If a streamer doesn't want people to watch their stream, they shouldn't be streaming. It's as simple as that.
Blocking a user already makes them unfollow your channel. And while I posit that this feature is useful in the sense that you can use it to tell if a user has blocked you (since it greys out the follow button on the website), and in this way be aware of their hostility towards you, they still shouldn't be able to do this.
Lastly, it goes without saying, but you shouldn't be broadcasting *anything* that you don't want others to see. This includes, if there is just one person that you don't want to see it. Because, at the end of the day, there is nothing you can do to prevent them from seeing it, recording it and sharing it with whoever they want. There is no method that will work. Not one thing that is effective. And as such, if there is nothing that is effective, it is better to not even try, because it will just lead to abuse (intentional abuse!), accidental misuse, and no real ability to undo your mistake (there's no option to reset the ban counter, remove the suspicious or restricted marker from *other* channels, restore the follow with the old timestamp, etc.). the damage will be done and there's no way back without a database administrator manually messing with the audit log.