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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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    Australis Fishing commented  · 

    TWITCH does not do anything tangible to deter trolls.

    Streamers are not employees of TWITCH they are more like sub contractors that have a commission taken out of payments through the site.

    Speaking from experience I had to get Australian Federal Police Involved when I was being harassed and TWITCH had nothing in their policies that protected me. Support was slow and ineffective and multiple accounts from the same email address surfaced so new accounts were created to bypass the banned ones.

    Luckily I paid for someone to trace them in America and they found them and knew of them so that was a great help. These people that found these low lifes also reported them to their relevant police stations as persons of interest.

    Unfortunately for them all trolls **** in their own nest so they leave some way of them being found. Also some offensive user names are investigated and any images used are traced back to their sources and referred to the police.

    If you want to sort trolls out bypass TWITCH and deal direct with your local law enforcement.

    I had a variety of different threats against me that had to be taken seriously by law enforcement. The only way TWITCH will give you details about someone with a user name on their site is with a court order.

    It's a long drawn out process.

    Best thing you can do is ban and forget. Do not even acknolwedge them when they pop into stream. All they are after is attention and it disrupts your stream and sullens your loyal viewers experience.

    The comments about streamers being arrogant. It's their stream and their community they can do what they like. They don't have to like you and you don't have to like them. There's over 10 million live streamers on the TWITCH platform. Rather than whine at them and try and disrupt them which is a control issue from your part not the streamers issue find someone else to watch.

    Streamers communities usually reflect the streamer so if you're toxic and you're streamer isn't go and find a streamer who suits your motives.

    It's quite easy to see what people are about by what they type in your chat. Don'tmake the mistake of letting people get away with a little bit as it very quickly becomes a lot.

    TWITCH has the perfect opportunity to dominate the live streaming scene by lifting the standards on the platform.

    If you want to stop trolling and also make it a more attractive platform to allow people to interact with each other therse are my suggestions.

    1. Make the TWITCH platform member only. this will remove any accusations for money laundering and other untoward antics as TWITCH will have people's details.

    2. No adult content unless the platform becomes 18+

    3. Ban any form of gambling on the platform as gambling takes money out of TWITCH that could be used to support streamers and it removes another negative stigma associated to the platform.

    4. one profile per email and also identification check.

    5. Make stramers take working with children security checks. This is standard place in australia and this removes another negative stigma about streamers grooming their community etc.

    6. Ban donation goals for streamers personal expenses such as electrcity , rent etc etc as that is not the viewers responsibility. If the live streamer concentrated on providing content and they built their communities then their twitch return would eventually sort this out. Local laws must be taken into consideration when it comes to receiving donations on line and here in Western australia you have to be a registered charity to receive donations. This is going to come back to bite a lot of streamers on the *** one day. This removes another negative stigma against the platform of people trying to send their communities on guilt trips to make money out of them. Twitch does not make a cent from donations and this is hurting other streamers as when do9nation goals are met it reduces the pool to support other streamers.

    I have a lot of good ideas that could turn this platform around as I work for myself .

    Hope this is taken in the right context.

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    Australis Fishing commented  · 

    Best way to protect streamers is to remove more than one account per email address

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    Australis Fishing commented  · 

    THE WORST THING THAT TWITCH DOES IS ALLOW MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS FROM THE ONE EMAIL ADDRESS.

    THEY HAVE LOST SHROUD , NINJA AND GOD KNOWS WHO ELSE SO THEY NEED TO START BEING AN INDUSTRY LEADER IN LOOKING AFTER IT'S STREAMERS .

    ONE OF NINJAS REASONS FOR LEAVING TWITCH WAS DUE TO HIS CHAT BEING SO TOXIC.

    I HAVE 3650 FOLLOWERS I WOULD HAVE BANNED OVER 5000

    ULTIMATELY IT COSTS TWITCH AS IF I AM BEING HAMPERED WHEN TRYING TO BUILD MY COMMUNITY TWITCH DO NOT MAKE AS MUCH MONEY .

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    Australis Fishing commented  · 

    hi everyone I have had problems with trolls myself .

    When I started streaming I did so with no intention of upsetting anyone or being harassed.

    Trolls have been calling me on my mobile and threatening me and also texting me.

    The police are involved.

    Why doesn't twitch ban an account from all channels on twitch not just the one that the troll has been into.

    Then you have a platform wide ban that takes effect immediately and it sends a clear message out that it is taken seriously.