Allow reporting of anonymous sub gifters.
Currently anonymous subs can be given to offensive account names and the streamer has no ability to report this. A gifter can continue to do this indefinitely. Streamers can only report the accounts that were gifted which does not solve the problem.
This leads to immediate and continuous abuse.
You removed Anonymous Bits for "Abuse" reasons despite them not carrying a name, image, or message. You left in Anonymous Gift subs even though they can be used like this. Give us an option to report these actions.
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Anonymous gift subs are being gifted to "rude" usernames as a form of streamer abuse. You need to fix this Twitch as there is no reason to allow anonymous gift subs to be used to harass people. I don't recall anonymous bit gifts being able to be abused in this way.
Anonymous gifted subscriptions makes only limited sense. If in case of abuse, identifiers can be used to at least prevent a re-occurrence would be useful at least.
Makes sense, same as anonymous bits, this simply requires a moderation mechanic to curd abuse.
this can be a broblem
Someone gifted an anonymous sub to user youcantsingyoureugly to a streamer I mod for. Can't do anything other than report the name as offensive, and even if the name gets removed there are so many offensive names to choose from it's effectively meaningless.
I believe this to be very important for the community...
While there have been times where the gifted sub is given to a pretty funny name for laughs... I think it's kind of pointless... If people do want to waste their money on a joke or an inappropriate name.. It's on them. I just think there needs to be some kind of safe guard, even if it's just letting people have moderation.
I've seen this happen before on streams I follow. Kinda scary that a streamer has to put up with this sort of thing.
Commenting to say I agree, PLEASE add moderation. I would also love to see the option to delete the "Anonymous gifted a sub to X" message in chat too.
It is already possible to report anonymous sub gifters. On the alert in the chat, simply click the username of the gift sub recipient to open their chat card, click the three little dots, and select Report <username> in the menu.
In the dialog that opens, if the username
1. is used to harass someone (broadcaster, moderator, viewer, etc.) select "Username", "Bullying or Harassment", and then "Targeted Abuse".
2. is sexually inappropriate, select "Username", "Bullying or Harassment", and then "Unwanted sexual advances"
3. is perfectly acceptable as a username by itself, but there are multiple gifts that spell a sentence that isn't, select "Username", "Bullying or Harassment", and then "Malicious Pranks"
4. is perfectly acceptable, but there are a lot of single user gift subs in quick succession, select "Username" or "Alerts and Graphic Overlays", "Spam, Scams, or Bots" and then "Spam".
In the text field labeled "Tell us more" on the last dialog page, describe the issue well. Be an effective communicator.
The community administrators can see on their dashboard the details and context of the report, including what channel page the report was submitted from, the user who was reported, the message or alert that was reported, at what time, and when it was sent, as well as recent account activity (they can manually review other activity at their discretion), and they can make an appropriate decision based on the information, too. They will also take into account the details of your report, and be more lenient, if you explain to them that you don't want them severely punished.
In most cases of username reports, the offending user will only be asked to change their username, unless it is clear that the chosen username was selected with obvious intent of abuse, or the user regularly sets an inappropriate username or customized display name (Asian languages only).
Things you can do yourself, without burdening the community safety team:
1. You can ban the gift recipient from your channel, banned users cannot subscribe or receive gift subscriptions while they are banned (globally or from the channel).
2. It is also possible to block the gift recipient (like you would to not see their messages in channels you are not a moderator in and to prevent them from whispering you), users you have blocked can also not subscribe to or receive gift subscriptions in your channel.
There are a lot of inappropriately named accounts they can use as ammunition and the is nothing the streamer can do to stop them. So this needs to be blocked.
Heres is an anom gift sub I was privvy to on the live stream today.
"An anonymous gifter gave buttplugbetty a Tier 1 Sub!" on PirateSoftware stream. The streamer is not at fault and no one, including the streamer, is able to report this anon gift. Bad actors are able to use anom gifts to abuse streamers on your platform, much more than they ever could have with anon bits.
Confusingly you removed anon bits, leaving this actual significant issue open for continued abuse. This should not require further discussion and should have been identified and actioned accordingly, as you were reviewing anon bits.
Twitch. Be better and do better.
literally just watched someone gift a sub to buttplugbetty. Let streamers report this so you can stop people hate subbing streamers.
You cannot gift subs to accounts that don't exist. There are just tens of thousands of accounts with offensive names that slipped through the cracks. Unlimited ammunition for someone who wants to gift to them anonymously.
We need a way to report the gifter, not the giftee.
How hard would it be to implement something that prevents gifting subs to accounts that don't exist? At least that way one could report the accounts with the offensive name.
It is very disheartening to see this happen and just adds insult to the injury.
Oh my bad, I swear that still worked not too long ago.