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    Relevant Update  ·  Twitch responded

    We’re happy to announce that we have released an additional update to address these concerns. Streamers can now prevent their banned users from watching their livestreams. You can find and turn on this feature in the Moderation settings section of the Creator Dashboard, through the “Stop banned users from viewing stream” toggle.


    Please note, this update 1). does not prevent users from watching livestreams from an incognito window or while logged out and 2). does not prevent users from viewing VODs, clips or highlights. We plan to explore extending the functionality of bans further, including but not limited to preventing VOD and clip playback.


    In addition, we’ve made an update so that users that are blocked will now automatically be blocked from watching a streamer’s livestreams.

    We will leave this thread open for your other points regarding preventing view of other content types and account creation.


    https://x.com/TwitchSupport/status/1712166618594259237?s=20

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    Squeemeister commented  · 

    Nightmarejoker2, you are not wrong but the same would be true if you'd just said "There are bad people in the world."
    What you've first failed to consider is that it's far easier for a viewer to cause anonymous mischief (of any sort) and secondly that viewers far outnumber streamers who are, in fact, in charge of their channels and can, in fact, do whatever they want as long as it doesn't contradict Twitch ToS.
    The behavior you mention as being "a common occurrence" should not be condoned but can and should be addressed without preventing the protection of streamers as proposed by this suggestion.
    Finally let me address this very, very confused sentence: "And then here you are, requesting that all the things broadcasters intentionally, and with informed consent, broadcast to the public internet, be hidden from those who they abuse by banning them from their channel, and worse?"
    I gather you have clearly had some troubling experiences on Twitch, but in the sentence above, you have labelled all broadcasters as abusers. This is obviously not the case and not the intention of these proposed changes. As glacially as these changes are being rolled out, you've ample time to propose some well thought out ideas of your own to help prevent exactly what you're talking about.

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    Squeemeister commented  · 

    You currently appear to have no recourse for streamers who are being stream sniped. (None. Not even a clear, easy to find reporting method for this behavior.) Banning someone from my chat sure doesn't help, does it? (They can still watch.) So where's the other option? Where's the Channel Ban?