Would it be possible to create a tool that would allow mods/streamers to obtain KNOWN troublemaking accounts such as the recent string of hate raids and bots and then ban them in bulk as opposed to one at a time?
I moderate for several streamers and I've been trying my hardest to help support the more nervous ones who have been getting follows from suspicious accounts matching the ones I'm sure most of you are aware of. But going through and manually banning one at a time is extremely time consuming, especially considering there are so many of these accounts.
If we know for sure that they are harmful and want them removed then surely a bulk ban option would be extremely useful for small and large streamers alike?
Quick Edit: I'm not suggesting a tool that will harvest names to give to streamers, just something that will make it easier to ban multiple accounts at once. People are already very good at sharing these usernames on social media sites, so all we'd need from twitch is a bulk ban option.
There are tools that have been around for awhile that do this. MassBanTool by SFFan123 is a great one
You guys are looking at it the wrong way. Instead of allowing any bot to cause havoc and mischief on a channel and then ban it individually or in bulk, why not restrict bot access and only if the user authorizes a bot should it ever be present. For everyone else, the user should be a confirmed human and signed in order to chat or interact with the channel. I see a bunch of bots lurking on my channel right now. They can't chat because I have restricted chat feature to followers only. But they are there "watching" the channel. Does that count against me as artificial inflation of views? I do not know. I did not invite robots, nor do I want them there. I hope Twitch will re-think their approach to bots, and the user to take control over what bots are allowed and ban the rest by default.
Unfortunately right now CommanderRoot is the only way to do this. An integrated option in Twitch to mass bloc and ban would be greatly appreciated.
With more and more "Hoss" bots, and so, so many more. It takes so much time to go in and ban each account individually. Its increadibly taxing and time consuming for mods and streamers, extreamly so when we have lives outside of Twitch. A mass ban option would be so helpful. Possibly utalizing a hot word, (ex. any account with Hoss in it would be auto banned from the channel)
Please give us the ability to copy and paste multiple user names at once into a ban box. Then we can share known names in spreadsheets and quickly add them to the ban list with other creators. Also you should ban people off the platform that have thrown up red flags by getting too many bans.