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.
An error occurred while saving the commentAnonymous commented
So a mod today and the whole chat and video guy was being very innapropriate and i was asking them to stop and then some guy named deaf or something was watching and everyone was being hateful towards me and saying them i was om them asking for naked pic sending them racial slurs even tho i wasnt (if you have the ability to) check but then a moderator timed me out for 15 minutes for no reason and then everyone was laughing and i couldnt stick up for myself they were so mean not to mention they were talking about s*x they should be banned themselves and the streamers were drinking bear and one was smoking (probably ecig) they were so mean