Re-evaluation of Banning process
Idea: Changes or the very least, more transparency on what constitutes as a ban from twitch in regards to breaking streamer guidelines. I also think it'd be fair as well if someone was banned unfairly, how they can have their repeal submission process proceed in an efficient and transparent manner as well.
Examples: Several esports players who have admitted to harassment, grooming, and assault on other community have their accounts still up and not banned (anti, cinnepie). Inversely, [removed specific streamer reference] who has new evidence from a lawsuit showing they were in fact a victim of **** has had their account banned.
Resolution: Please reconsider how you go about banning people who've done terrible things by conducting a thorough investigation on suspect individuals (likely will have to be a case by case procedure not directed by algorithms), with transparency from twitch to the community members, and reevaluate how people who may have been unjustly banned, by being transparent in the repeal application.
Furthermore, twitch needs to be more consistent on who gets a ban vs who doesn't. Inconsistent enforcement policies from Twitch allows so many streamers who have a history of breaking the Terms of Service on their platform to continue to be able to profit off the misfortune or abuse of others.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
This is a great idea, and the ban/appeals process is something I've expressed needs to be reexamined/reevaluated many times.
Currently, there is a wave of users on Twitch who either support or are affiliated with hate groups, and they are using and abusing the 'report user' feature to target, demonetize, and deplatform women, POC and those in the LGBTQ+ community specifically--and they are succeeding.
There are no repercussions or even incentives for users to NOT abuse the report tool---users don't even need a solid reputation, a number of hours, or anything to be able to click "report" and because of that, these streamers with 50k followers, generating a few grand a month, are being silenced and banned, forced off the platform, and those targeting them, the hate groups and individuals whose soul purpose and intent on Twitch is to get minorities banned, face absolutely no consequences or repercussions.
They know that the appeals process is all based on algorithm, and as such, continuously work to harass, threaten, and repeatedly report streamers, abusing the report user tool to ban streamers based on gender/race.
Twitch need to stop letting streamers ban someone for "any reason". That just leave too much room for someone to be unjustly banned.