fix bot spams
get a hold of the people that openly say on Twitter that they organize bot spams that specifically target POC and LGBTQ+ streamers
This "hoss00132" bot, as well as lookalikes, keeps follow-botting everyone and it's really disturbing for all streamers, especially small streamers. Those of us who are dependent on follows need actual people to follow us, and it's really irritating that twitch and Amazon hasn't done anything to fix this.
Momentan gehen sehr viele IP grabber umher und spammen die Eventliste von vielen Streamern voll.
Jeden Tag folgt mir zum beispiel ein anderer 'hoss'.
Sie nerven ungemein. Ich kann nichts gegen sie tun (kann sie ja mal mehr melden über das Dashboard) - BITTE tut endlich etwas gegen diese Bots/IP Grabber und warnt ALLE nicht auf diese Profile zu gehen. Bitte Twitch helft uns endlich. Das ist ein Albtraum.
"Allow streamers to hide their follow button [to prevent follows] when they think a bot/ hate raid is incoming."
I don't think this would help much. Such bots are not using twitch interface to follow. And once the bot hits you it's too late to disable the follow feature anyways and i don't believe you have much ways of seing it coming :/
The max account limitation per one mail is definitely something they should have done a long time ago. But not sure it would stop people like the one(s) behind "hoss". They probably already automated emails creation. Still it would make thinks harder for most of these toxic people.
But what i understand the least is why they didn't limit the follow rate to avoid a bot following hundreds of people per second.
This wouldn't solve the problem but drastically limit their reach.
Besides, they disabled the follow/unfollow API endpoints to avoid mass follow/unfollow possibilities so it would make sense to limit them for a "user" perspective as well.
I don't see any legit case to have a follow rate higher than 1 every 30s or so...
Banear al usuario Hoss00312 y cuentas similares a la misma, realiza ataques de seguimiento durante las transmisiones en twitch
The twitch community is becoming extremely concerned by the recent rise in bot accounts. I have FOUR suggestions:
- Allow streamers to hide their follow button [to prevent follows] when they think a bot/ hate raid is incoming.
- Enable streamers to be able to sort their followers by account creation dates and be able to mass delete from this function.
- Enable streamers to mass report bot accounts after raids. A lot of people are afraid to report because of the word spread that they can take IP addresses this way.
- ONLY allow THREE twitch accounts per email. Twitch is failing its community by allowing unlimited accounts per email address.
Today I banned this many hoss accounts:
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_runner. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_is_alive. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_giver. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_lllliiillllii. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_has_won. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_owns_twitch. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_llliillllilllii. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_llliillllilllli. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_llliilllliii. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_lllillliiilll. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_lliiilllliilll. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_0_0. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss______00312. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_click_here. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_big_gains. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_new. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss000000000000312. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_you. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_host. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_real_person. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_try_again. Reason: bot.
friizzle_ banned hoss00312_not_fake. Reason: bot.
Some of these names are extremely concerning [against twitch guidelines], and if Twitch genuinely believes in creating a safe platform they need to target the rise in these attacks, and what might be coming after the bot follows.
¿Se podría cancelar la creación y/o baneo masivo de cuentas que comiencen con "hoss00312" que es el bot más preocupante ahora mismo? Comienzan por esos caracteres y números pero luego tiene más variantes, aunque el comienzo de todos los nicks es el mismo.
I want to make this upfront because i'm tired of being spammed by this. For weeks i've had a person with almost identical name give me fake follows, they are making different accounts, and purposely spamming probably thousands of people with fake follows to get some sort of exposure (i can only guess) and this is some sort of harassment. I want something implemented in twitch that we can automatically ban and block the account with a certain phrase in their name so i don't have to constantly be spammed with fake follows of an hour old account that has almost the exact same name every time!
It would be nice if there was a system that takes care that you would not be botted on twitch