Make it Easier to Avoid Harrassment
There needs to be a way to completely ban a user from entering your channel and seeing your profile/streams. There's been a Twitch partner that's been straight up stalking me and they do nothing about it. The most I can do is ban him from the chat. It doesn't stop him from showing up when I stream (which makes me feel extremely uncomfortable), or when I'm hosting someone.
Lovely Warriors Of Friendship commented
I just got followed by a rather inappropriate person, and I'd really appreciate having a way to force them to unfollow me. ♥
Twitch needs to make it so that when you BAN someone from your channel, it is because you don't want them to be watching you/commenting or anything... they should make it so that it is SERIOUS, when you ban someone they should make it so their IP address is also banned from your page, and there should be a list that if someone is banned from many channels they should have their account revoked, and IP address also banned from twitch permanently, so that this will make it so there will be WAY less stream snipers... Twitch needs to SERIOUSLY crack down on this because one can just create another account and then BAM there they are trolling channels trying to make it a fun place, and safe place for other people to come. It's getting ridiculous. Twitch needs to get it together.
I would like to have the power of blocking somebody harassing me every time I play you play for fun and people to watch you not for people to annoy you and harass you you supposed to be able to enjoy yourself it's like I get away from reality not to know that somebody is harassing you or bothering you for no reason it should be up block button on the when you're on Twitch there is no way I should be getting followed by somebody I don't want to be followed by actually be able to click on their name and block them from viewing me at all just like on the PlayStation and Xbox block list I hope you guys are listening to this idea
"Twitch has implemented a blocking system. It's called, well, blocking." No, they didn't. Banning from chat is not blocking, dummy. And yes, banning them from anyone seeing what they're saying at all is better then just blocking yourself from seeing them with /ignore! Also, who the fuck said we wanted the block to ban them from the site all together? And why the fuck do you sound like you're defending the attackers here? You're truly just here to argue since you're clearly not processing what's even happening here. And so what if Twitch is a private company? They are running a social network for the most juvenile malicious scene on the plant. They should know better than to not add privacy tools. And yes, if a Twitch partner is harassing people, they are at LEAST morally obligated to take action.
Once again dipshit, banning from chat does not equal blocking them from your profile.
Blocking them would not ban them from Twitch (now I see we have 2 idiots who made the same assumption).
/ignore is useless in this situation and is essentially really only used when you're viewing someone else's channel and there's someone chatting you don't want to see.
If you are against this, you're part of the problem. But it's fine, since with your attitude, it's inevitable you'll be targeted eventually, and you'll see how bad we need this.
I hope all of you realize that the terms of service are more akin to 'guidelines', vis a vis the pirate's code. Twitch isn't going to shut down the account of one of their moneymakers just because their guidelines weren't followed to the letter. It doesn't make any business sense, and Twitch is, after all, a business.
@anon below, part II I'm sorry, I don't think you understand. Twitch is a PRIVATE COMPANY. They aren't legally obligated to enforce some sort of 'fairness' toward non-partners, or toward less-valued ones. They make the rules. As long as the rules aren't against the law, anything goes. This includes banning someone's channel because someone else (who already has their sub button, and thus, is sharing profits with twitch) simply doesn't like them, and wants them off the website.
@anon below: hey genius. Twitch has implemented a blocking system. It's called, well, blocking. It works on inboxes. In a chat room, it's called /ignore, and is a whole helluvalot more effective than a ban, since the user doesn't know they're ignored (no way to tell for certain) and will continue blasting salty comments into the void, which ofc the rest of the chat can read, but like, who cares? if it bothers them they should /ignore the poor kid too. They'll have no idea
1) Actually, genius, people can change their IP any time they want. And no shit, people can't ban anyone from viewing their channel, that's why the suggestion is here, to make that choice available. It's like you haven't seen Twitter's or Facebook's blocking system. It's ridiculous they haven't implemented this already.
2) They said "they do nothing about it" he's implying Twitch does nothing about it. Obviously they've resorted to reporting the person to Twitch, and they're neglecting the situation. And if it is the case that they won't punish their partners, people should start taking legal action against Twitch, or start speaking out against them. And you're really suggesting to become a partner? Like, you think it's that easy to just become a partner, just like that? How old are you? And no, no one should have to leave the site because someone else harasses them out of it. Twitch should stop being scumbags, and start moderating their partners if people are sending reports against them. Otherwise they're fully (and legally) responsible for what happens. They are partners by contract after all.
Really, they should being doing both. Allow account blocking and IP bands, to make it that much harder for these creeps to do what they do. Or even better, one function that does both.
1) This is the internet. No one can ban anyone from simply seeing a stream, though Twitch IP bans to users do, in fact, prevent login, as well as viewing ANY CHANNEL ON THEIR WEBSITE. There are ways around this, ofc, because Twitch can't stalk someone outside of their own website, to make sure they can't see your channel.
2) If you have a conflict with a partnered streamer, you need to contact support. Obviously the fact that this person is part of twitch's profit margin will be a factor, so it'd be helpful if you are a partner as well. If you aren't, either apply now, or consider partnering to another hosting site. Twitch takes care of whoever makes them the most money.
Disgusting how neglected this is.