Requirements to become a channel moderator
New channels have MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS to fulfill to gain relevance. Why are there no requirements to become a moderator? they have "POWERS" and FUNCTIONS similar to the OWNER of the channel, and yet there is no filter to make them a moderator.
I want to bring in a requirement for an account to be able to become a channel moderator.
- Requirement: minimum time of account creation, for example, for someone to be able to add another account as moderator to his channel, the account has to be at least 3 days old or 7 days old.
Every day there are people (with the account created on the same day and using VPN for sure) convincing new streamers to be moderators of their channel, and thus be able to trick the streamer and ban the viewers who try to warn him. In other words, a "SIMPLE" moderator can ruin a broadcast of a NEW channel. (This kind of situation happens mostly with women, through fake "donations" in chat)
With minimum requirements like this, it would avoid a lot of "trolling" and make it safer and more effective in choosing moderators. I emphasize that this is only 1 requirement and there may be more, such as verified account, verified number... this seems very simple and obvious, why doesn't it exist yet?
Adding restrictions on who can be granted Moderator status will not solve the underlying problem; a streamer who doesn't pay adequate attention or take adequate care in who they grant authority.
It's funny that you say such a feature seems "very simple and obvious", given the lack of common sense that you're arguing warrants such a feature.
While it is important to prevent trolling and other issues on Twitch channels, implementing strict requirements for becoming a moderator may not necessarily solve these problems. Setting a minimum time of account creation may not be the most effective way to determine the trustworthiness of a potential moderator, as it is possible for someone with an older account to have malicious intent. Moreover, strict requirements may create a barrier to entry for smaller or newer channels, limiting their ability to attract qualified moderators.
Some mods like to make channel-specific accounts so they can mod anonymously.
Instead, channels may benefit from implementing a more comprehensive screening process for potential moderators. This could include a review of their previous moderation experience, their behaviour in the community, and their ability to handle conflict effectively. This would help ensure that only qualified individuals are given moderator privileges, without limiting the pool of potential moderators unnecessarily. Maybe a rating feature or a badge like "verified mod" or something like that.
In addition, it should be common sense not to grant moderator privileges to someone just because they have donated to the channel. While donations are certainly appreciated, they should not be the sole criteria for becoming a moderator. A good moderator should be able to enforce the channel's rules impartially, handle conflict calmly and effectively, and communicate clearly with the channel owner and other moderators.
Therefore, it is important for streamers to choose qualified and committed individuals to serve as moderators, based on their qualifications and experience. By doing so, streamers can help ensure the success and growth of their channel over the long term.
I would like to see different levels of mods - Community helper - Moderator and Channel admin, each with different perms ( admin being the highest ) that way mods can be well... moderated without the channel owner having to interrupt stream.
I have seen multiple new streamers be talked into modding a scammer account who then blocks everyone out of the chat that doesn't go along with the scam.
Moderators need to have accounts that are older than 10 days at least.
Good idea, but instead of being a general time, it is better if it is the time you have been following the channel (to be moderator of the channel you will need to follow it for 3 days or more).