IP Ban from channel
IP Ban makes it possible to permanently ban a user with the same IP Address, thus not allowing them to crate other account to try and troll/spam, etc.
We apply IP bans in Chat based on users’ Moderation actions in certain cases. We don’t currently plan to publicize the logic we use because we think it would make it easier for bad actors to bypass the restriction.
IP bans are the most lackluster and ineffective forms of bans a platform can use.
*Move away from IP bans and introduce hardware ID bans
That's not always true. As the IPv4 pool is limited many ISPs have to rotate IP addresses of their users regularly. That's even concidered as some sort of privacy feature in some countries as a distinct user is not tracable for a longer period of time by its IP address. Blocking IPs permanently would result in banning innocent user in case their ISP assigns them an IP previously banned. That gets even worse in IPv4 tunneling scenarios (some providers only provide shared public IPv4 addresses), public wifis such as in hotels where you share your public IP address with many other users at the same time.
Banning well known proxies or vpns might be acceptable even though the described problem still applies.
Instead Twitch should implement some sort of user verification that's more reliable than Email verification - which can even be automated by bots.
I am unsure if this has been raised in comments already, but what about the prolific use of VPNs currently or any of the other methods of hiding IP? If people are intent to create hostile accounts, they are likely to seek methods to bypass restrictions on IP also. In addition, I am unsure of the legality of this application in all countries.
Give streamers an IP ban button. To avoid bots abusing it, Twitch looks at a combination of x follows, x hours streamed, x average concurrent viewers, and x subs and makes a determination if the streamer gets access to this button. Aka, if someone has streamed for thousands of hours, and has 5k followers and 100k total views but 5 average concurrent viewers, they get it. But if someone has 75 average concurrent viewers + many subs, but only 5k total views, they also get it.
Twitch compares the IP to a database to check if it is a VPN, dynamic, or static IP. Depending on which it is, the IP ban can last between 3 months to 12 months. The IP ban request will only be accepted if the account in question has received x number of IP ban requests (could set it at 10). The IP ban will automatically be accepted if more than x accounts have been made on that IP address (the number would vary depending on if it is a dynamic IP or static IP).
Even if Twitch does not grant the sitewide IP ban, as soon as you press this button the following occurs:
That IP address is no longer able to view or join your channel. That means you can't see chat messages, can't see the viewer list, and can't see the stream from that IP. As soon as you type in that channel name, you get a 404 error and literally can't even see the panels.
As another feature request said, you could bypass all this IP ban mess if you implemented a hardware ID ban system. This would heavily cut down the ability for people to dox and hide behind VPNs.
To anyone reading this, please feel free to make suggestions or corrections to my idea in the comments. The aim is for better troll management for us streamers, since Twitch seems to only take reports seriously from bigger channels, Twitch staff in the back pockets of streamers, or those with a good enough dox/harassment story.
The best thing is to simply do the one where you have a ban so that you no longer have access to someone else's streamer channel in order to protect yourself from bullying, threats and harassment,
and would rather do it so that everyone presents the passport or driver's license as a copy for a new registration.
Seria muito interessante ter a opções de Banimento por IP, onde quando um viewer fosse banido não tivesse a possibilidade de criar uma conta secundaria para continuar ataques de ódio e assedio.
IP Bans will not help to ban anyone, and will create more problems than they solve. Reset a router, use a new VPN, etc. will all give a new IP address.
Not to mention when entire Universities or ISPs get banned and channel moderators ignore the pleas of the innocent, thinking they've just banned one person, but in reality have banned an entire network because their public gateway uses one (or a handful of) IP addresses.
Your IP is not a phone number, and your public IP isn't even always yours alone.
Please consider this feature. I've gotten death threats and customer support and reporting has done nothing about it. Honestly one of the reasons I'd consider moving to YouTube. If enough people (who are affiliates or partners) report this person, there should be an option to escalate an issue as a group and have it flagged for attention sooner.
At least limit or prohibit people donating Bits as Anons, becusse there are bots that spam 1 bits in multiple messages.
hello I am a VIP in a live and I always try to help my friend who is a streamer, but always has a person who creates several accounts for spamming, cursing and other things I would like to know if you can twitch block the ip for him never again do this in no live
thanks for your attention
Game developers and streaming platforms must take responsibility for cyber bullying!
bella johsan commented
I consider it because I'm being stalked by someone who made multiple twitch accounts to harass me and I had them banned from the chat and reported them but they still do it anyway for the sake of trouble. before starting a private chat you have to make sure that your device is connected to the internet or not for the wifi service I mostly use Linksys router if you want to know about Linksys router take help from https://www.linksysroutersupportnumber.com/
Please ban maceij_maciomen9, he is using multiple accounts and coming in stream to tell me "FAT MURICAN VIRGIN IS UGLY AS HELL" and "I WILL LAUGH TOO CAUSE I WILL JUST RESET ROUTER YOU FAT PIG"
I'm happy this was never implemented. This can be very easy to abuse - very quickly too. Some users will be able to maliciously use VPN to ban people they don't like.
What if the user had a VPN for the streamer's IP address? Can the streamer ban himself from viewing his own stream?
What if a user finds out a mods IP address, and gets them banned by adding their IP address to the VPN?
It can be abused - and when something has no solution, it is best left alone.
Then just make it so you can toggle if you want only people with verified accounts to be able to watch.
Implement IRC kick command.... problem solved. SIMPLE!
1) No IP ban required. (IP banning hurts innocents & the bad ppl just spoof or proxy, pointless)
2) Zero impact on system load... Casters/Mods can simply !kick and then !ban suspect accounts/bots and rekick when/if they ever rejoin your chat.
The process could even be scripted by the channels own bot to auto kick offending/unwanted accounts who persistently make rejoin attempts.
3) No torrents flooding twitch support. (As the caster/mods are in control and working with usernames not IP addresses only the intended parties will be dealt with. No innocents affected - errors and ommision accepted.
Please perminatly ban madamcutthroat for cruel language and being extreacly rude
idk what is going on because i have been block from twich and i can't even remember what i do or what i did wrong ...
How can I get unbanned on twitch chat