Ability to restrict brand new accounts from chatting for a set period of time
Please create the option for an account age chat restriction (similar to follower only mode) so streamers can restrict newly created accounts from trolling/harassing in chat.
When necessary, brand new Twitch accounts could be restricted from chatting by allowing the streamer to pick the length of time accounts need to have been created for before they can chat. (24 hrs, 7 days, 14 days etc).
This would potentially be even more effective at dealing with certain types of harassment compared to a 10 min+ follower only mode because it would allow for the average twitch viewer to still interact with a stream that they perhaps don't follow while still protecting the streamer from someone making new accounts for harassment purposes.
This would certainly be useful. A stream I mod recently had someone come in and start spamming lewd ASCII art. When banned, they kept creating new burner accounts to continue the spam, which forced us to put chat into followers-only mode to stop it. The ability to restrict brand-new accounts in chat would definitely help cut down on all of that.
This seems like a really good idea. As a mod I use the FFZ add on for showing new accounts less than 3 days old, but why do I have to? When I ban some racist troll, they make a new alt, use a vpn, and come back. Thanks to the plug in I can spot them instantly, when their message highlights in chat. If I could set that new account limit to like 24hs, after that 1st alt account comes back, then I don't have to worry as much about repeated harassment from them. Or do I? Would this promote more old account purchasing? More hacking of old accounts? More alt creation and parking? I think this would turn what's now an obvious troll, into a more dedicated, possibly more anonymous troll. Creating different alts on different days to remain undetected. I suspect this would give the bad actors more power in the end.
I wouldn't have been banned from some chat if this feature was in place.
Perhaps it could also work per view (like only subs can talk, rest just emotes). So, the mood of the streamer can be taken into account before saying random things that may be out of place/time.
We need this. Twitch Team please!
even as one who doesn't stream, I know this needs to happen, for sake of making moderation easier. When a small streamer doesn't have any mods on, and are in a game where they can't just pause, harassment and spam go on until the streamer wins or loses, and depending on the game that could be a very long time. Please do this.
Don't know if this is the right place to post, but for anybody stumbling upon this:
I created a bot that automatically bans users under a certain account age , might be a good alternative until Twitch implements this feature, if they ever do. Its not hosted anywhere right now, but you can download and run it yourself very easily. All info and downloads here: https://github.com/TimH96/anti-burner-bot
This needs to happen!
I would love for this to be a feature I could toggle on. The only people I ever have to ban for harassing content are using burner accounts they know will get banned on sight anyway. It does not deter them from creating these accounts over and over.
No streamer should have to deal with burner accounts made by spammy trolls who just want to be hateful and disrespectful (especially during pride month!!!)
Loved this idea so much I made 10 new accounts just to upvote it. (That is a joke. Seriously, please implement this.)
This is the best way to stop spam harassment
100% agree with this! So many Mario streamers have been tormented by a specific user who just makes accounts to troll!
Apart from this, it might be worth making it so you have to be *active* with your account for an amount of time too. That way manofsteel doesn't make 200 accounts up front so they are all ready to go when needed.
This would help so much with chat moderation. Please do this.
This is an amazing idea that should absolutely be implemented. Too many streamers get harassed by trolls using burner accounts, and this would be a perfect solution to protect against this kind of harassment.
I can count on multiple hands the amount of times I've been harassed from burner accounts THIS WEEK. Countless instances of accounts being made MINUTES prior to the harassment, only to get banned and the same messages to be posted an hour later. These loopholes make a mockery of both Twitch as a platform and their recent attempts to provide spaces for marginalized streamers (during PRIDE MONTH, of all times.) This should have been instituted a long time ago, and should **** well be instituted now before you lose a major source of your content.
I got harassed by an account made 35 minutes prior on my stream two days ago. First day of pride month and I was instantly being harassed by transphobic people on burner accounts. For the love of all that is good in this world, please make this a thing, Twitch.
This seems like a feature that is long overdue. The main method of harassing people is through burner accounts, so please add this
When im modding for friends most of the accounts im banning are fresh accounts used to spam or harass. PLEASE make this a thing