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DansGaming slams Twitch after emote is removed for ‘sexual content’

Published: 10/Nov/2019 11:02 Updated: 10/Nov/2019 11:25

by Connor Bennett

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Popular streamer DansGaming has hit out at Twitch after a new emote was removed from his channel, and his ability to add any others without moderation was stripped for the foreseeable future.

The easiest way Twitch viewers have to interact with their favorite streamer is through being active in the chat. That can be anything from sending helpful tips, to joining in with some hilarious spam with emotes. 

Yet, for DansGaming, who has been streaming for ten years, currently has close to 800,000 followers, and his own global emote on the livestreaming platform, one emote in particular has become a problem – with Twitch striking it down for ‘sexual content,’ even though it seems pretty harmless on the outside. 

DansGaming, InstagramDansGaming is a hugely popular variety streamer on Twitch.
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During his November 9 stream, the popular broadcaster tweeted his confusion over the new ‘danPotty’ emote – which showed the cartoon character version of himself sat on the toilet – being removed.

DansGaming also explained that he had to shut down his stream because of how “pissed” he was at the situation. “If I had thought anything about this was wrong I wouldn’t have uploaded it,” he said, before turning on Twitch and making reference to the Alinity ‘animal abuse’ controversy.

“The inconsistency of the moderation team from butt emotes to people tossing animals is getting sad,” added the popular variety streamer, before following up with: “Twitch has had a problem with being consistent about what content they moderate.”

While a number of other broadcasters replied with their own confusion on the matter, including those who have been in similar situations, DansGaming’s emote creator noted the hypocrisy in some emotes vs his own.

“Staff told me the decision was correct, danPotty was sexual even tho it was a goofy blob creature,” tweeted Cassian, before explaining that she was taking a break so she didn’t tweet something she may regret. 

Regardless of the outcry about the emote, Twitch have the power to enforce their rules in whichever way they see fit – even if that is to the dismay of streamers and their fans.

It remains to be seen if they’ll change course on DanGaming’s emote and if they’ll hand back his rights to upload emotes without moderation.

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Twitch streamer avoids speeding ticket thanks to WoW Shadowlands

Published: 24/Nov/2020 10:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 10:57

by David Purcell

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World of Warcraft Shadowlands finally arrived on November 23 and while one Twitch streamer drove home far too fast to load it up with friends, the Police officer who stopped them completely understood. 

As many members of the community will know, the game’s latest expansion will bring together loads of new and returning players for an all-new story. There’s Covenants to mess around with, new quests to try out, and many will have been rushing home to play it after work.

Though, speeding is against the highway code and by driving too fast you are putting others in danger – which meant one streamer was unfortunately told to pull over by the Cops.

Usually, this would lead to a speeding ticket, but after explaining their reason for going too fast – to get home and throw Shadowlands on – the officer came in clutch and decided to turn a blind eye in what was quite a remarkable story.

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Shadowlands is finally here and some are getting a bit to exicted.

Shadowlands saves Twitch streamer a speeding ticket

On release day, streamer bbnogames was already playing Shadowlands when his friend called, who presumably also streams with him.

They said: “Bro, hahaha. The Cop was like ‘yo, you know how fast you were going?’ I’m like dude I’m so sorry, this game is dropping soon, all my friends are waiting for me.

“He’s like ‘Shadowlands?’ And I’m like yeah, and he’s like OK go!”

 

After that, he said he was just five minutes away and eventually joined the team playing online. After that remarkable exchange with the Police officer, things went without a hitch, when really he could have been left with a hefty ticket to pay for his troubles.

Instead, they were able to link up together later in the night and jump into World of Warcraft’s latest expansion. Maybe next time, he won’t be so lucky.