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 could reduce the amount of repeated threats/trolls broadcaster receive. As long as the broadcaster IP Bans a user that user cannot repeatedly create account to annoy/threaten the broadcaster. This can aswel most likely reduce cyber-bullying due to once a specific IP has been banned a user can no longer join under the specific IP address.
NOTE: IP's that have been banned by a broadcaster of course should not be viewed because it could cause mayhem with each other easily grabbing IP's.
IP Ban is a very bad Idea. If a troll gets an ip banned he can easily get his IP changed or anonimized. While if this IP gets released and is banned the next person who gets the IP will not be able to watch Twitch...
See how this can be bad? Not everyone has a permanent IP around the world. Now if we could ban Mac Address's thats another thing but computers don't generally give out mac address's freely IIRC.
IP Ban's aren't going to stop someone determined. Too many ways to get around it that are easily accessible with a simple Google search.