187 votesAnonymous responded
This poses a couple of hard problems. We’ll look for feedback on these points in comments before declining.
1) IPs change. A lot. A broadcaster might lose a significant portion of their audience, and viewers might get confused if there are a lot of banned IPs (such as universities).
2) System load. Looking up a enormous list of IPs to see who is allowed to watch on every single video play is an enormous system load I’m not sure we’re willing to take on.
3) Support costs. “Why can’t I watch X/Y/Z, I don’t know who they are” would come up. Our support isn’t free, and we’d like to be able to focus on issues like passwords, bugs, etc.Hurray4Homicide supported this idea ·
An error occurred while saving the commentHurray4Homicide commented
I got a kid doing the same stuff ppl r saying below, spending hours making vulgar names to try and troll. Has happened for two days now. So far he has exhibited acts that are grounds for: harrasment, racial slurs, and intent on bodly harm. So at points twitch needs to step in despite there would be costs and do the ip bans from twitch, not just the channel.