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.
There are still many cases where a group of teenagers create accounts to virtually harass female streamers and IP blocking is ineffective. I'm a moderator for several female streamers and harassment is daily. The management of this platform is a disgrace.
Twitch dont care, this is from 2015 and still this is going on. And much more hate and harasments. So we need to report twitch so they finnaly listen.
Something has to be done, my girlfriend and a few other female streamers are getting harassed by a group of young adolescent boys. They create multiple account names that are sometimes racist or just general harassment. We need the tools to be able to protect the streamer and their communities.
I can agree with the ip ban because I have a stalker who keeps stalking me and spamming "Cringe" every single stream and it got me angry and banned him for cyberbullying and I am super upset he is still never banned on Twitch, especially without having any IP bans on him to stop him from using incognito mode to stalk me and even stalking my streamers who banned him while I have to be one to ban him on their channels and then my friends turned against me when they think I raided them while he is banned on my channel and starts abusing the avoidance of ban and joining raids even while being banned. This shouldn't be a thing.
this or hardware banning them
This is rll good idea Plz twich add this so next time the hater dont comeback
IP ban only Don`t work.
- Other vps bypass lol.
Its work only in a way What connect Twitch. Exemple
- Ip (oke) but vpn bypass all.
- Ban on Bios Dna Pc or smartphone wil help
- Ban om Mainboard DNS compinents elements all have a unique dna & serialnummbers.
- Ban Mails & Phone nr dont help create new one.
Hards way to ban so ash Kixeye games do
Bios dna mainboard dna include ip mails address, phone nr.
Wel for scammers , trolls ect wil het be a Expensive way to **** whit streamers and twitch. when dna system ban comming ;-) pay new pc or smartphone or psn or xbox ect. for trolling or try scam viewers and streamers. only this way wil win and ban ip or mail or phone nr wil not winning
Try two factor authentication. Implement it so that streamers can require it to chat in their channel or not. That will prevent hate raids by bot accounts. IP bans may not be completely effective because many people know how to use a VPN or change their IP address, but it will stop some of the teenagers who are just trolling for the "lulz".
IP bans are not effective.
Es hora de que se trabaje en un sistema de identificaciòn de los usuarios que entran en canales de Streamers para poder bloquear o prohibir el uso de la plataforma incluso para ver canales, una vez son identificados como personas no gratas al utilizar de manera sistematica la generacion de nicks atraves de programas de BOTS para molestar a los Streamers.
Si cada usuario se conectara con un DNI y autorizase el rastreo de su direcciòn IP, MAC, u otro sistema para poder denunciar o prohibir el acceso ha esta plataforma, mas de un Streamer descansaria y no seria molestado por este colectivo de personas, que no merecerian el acceso a ninguna red social.
Tomese el ejemplo de algunos paises asiaticos donde no solo que un usuario haga trampas en juegos online, no es unicamente castigado con un VAC BAN, sino que tambien les prohiben el acceso al uso de internet.
Please do SOMETHING, Twitch. This is getting embarrassing for you and for us.
Why isn’t this already a thing?
Now this is an incredibly good idea.
We have a person who have been harassing our community for years with racial, homophonic, anti-sematic and sexual comments and DMs.
The guy have a "template" for a name and changes the numbers after we ban him, recently he started using offensive usernames.
Twitch should add a special report form where the users who submit the report need to submit between 10 to 20 names and Twitch will cross examine all the username and see if it the same IP/MAC address and that way ban him.
I have been harassed by the same person/group of people since April for no reason. Always in the middle of stream I get several followers that have the usernames of my full name, my fiances full name, telling my followers that they should self harm and many more. One time they said my roommate was going to die that night. Their IP NEEDS to be banned before they actually do serious harm within my community.
To help prevent against mass trolls returning to twitch pages on newly made accounts when they get banned, implement a feature that allows streamers and moderators to ban users based on their ip or another identifying feature.
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.