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 commentDavidgrey1 commented
I know that this is probably a dumb question, but is there a way to IP ban someone that is in your chat room. Recently I've been having a bit of a problem with a "viewer" of mine coming onto my stream chat and saying some very inappropriate things that I and I'm sure others wouldn't want to see in their stream chat. I timed him out the first time, the second time I banned him, and he goes off and makes another account so he can proceed with the unwanted content. I then ban that account and rinse and repeat. So I was wondering if there was a way to IP ban and how.