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Greekgodx reveals insanely strict Twitch ban plan for abusive viewers

Published: 18/Apr/2020 10:39 Updated: 18/Apr/2020 10:42

by Joe Craven

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Popular British streamer Dimitri ‘Greekgodx’ Antonatos has revealed an insanely austere punishment for unruly Twitch viewers, which will see them banned from multiple channels on the platform.

Sitting at over 1.1 million followers on Twitch, Greekgodx is one of the most popular streamers in the world. He recently moved to the USA following his move to TSM as a full-time content creator.

He’s also known for his interactions with a group of US-based streamers. It’s with these friends that Greek has devised a seriously strict ban plan for Twitch viewers who break the rules.

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Greek’s TSM announcement video poked fun at American culture.

“Nick’s making a program where, if one person’s banned from one person’s channel, they’re banned from all of our channels,” Greek said, on April 17. “So that means if you get banned from my channel, you’ll get banned from Soda’s (Sodapoppin), Nick’s (nmplol), Train’s (Trainwrecks) and every other streamer that’s gonna be on it.”

Essentially, the program being worked on will ensure that any banned viewer cannot interact with any of the channels of the streamers participating. It will stop one viewer from being abusive in one channel, and then simply changing channel when they are banned.

Nick ‘nmplol’ Polom followed up Greek’s announcement with some extra context, explaining why the program is necessary for some viewers.

He revealed that they still have to clear it with Twitch to check it’s allowed, but also that it’s going to be far more complex than Greek let on.

“Not everyone’s gonna have this power,” Nick said. “Not every mod is gonna have this ability… it’s only gonna be reserved for the worst offenders, like the guys that come in here and spam the ‘n’ word and stuff like that.”

A lot of the streamers’ viewers were shocked by the severity of the ban, but became more understanding as Nick explained the reasons for its implementation.

However, one Twitch streamer, Jinnytty, explained why it might be an issue. Jinny touched upon the “different standards” streamers have in regards to what is an acceptable comment and what isn’t.

She explained that “crumor” (cruel humor) can vary between channels and this may lead to a blanket ban that isn’t necessarily warranted.

However, Polom indicated that it would not be used ambiguously and that only clear acts of racism or hatred would be punished.

We’ll have to wait and see what form it takes, if Twitch do indeed allow it to be implemented on their platform.

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Myth justifies surprising decision to unfollow everyone on social media

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:58

by Brad Norton

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Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani is taking a new approach on social media, as the popular TSM content creator has revealed why he felt it was time to “experiment” by unfollowing everyone on all of his accounts.

Myth is one of the most popular content creators on the internet. The 21-year-old boasts over seven million followers on both Twitch and Instagram, with another four million subscribers on YouTube as well. He’s grown a massive community with his energetic vibes and impressive gameplay, but Myth just made a drastic change.

Across all social media accounts, the content creator has now wiped the slate clean. He no longer follows any streamer pals, no business contacts, or anyone in between. Myth follows a grand total of zero accounts across all of his platforms.

Why make such a sudden change? Myth explained it all in a series of tweets on December 2. In a difficult year as it is, he felt it was the right time to “experiment with having zero people followed across [his] social media sites.”

One of the main factors behind this decision was to stop himself from “comparing” to others. It can be easy to see idyllic Instagram posts, for instance, and feel a little down in the dumps by comparison. Everyone can empathize with that experience these days. So in order to block it out, his social media is now wiped clean.

The current global crisis certainly didn’t help either. “I’ve had some of the loneliest moments of my life,” he explained. “Social media doesn’t make that feeling any better, at least with the way I currently use it. It just ends up making me feel like other people got it better”

Obviously, most social media personalities are often sharing the highlights in their lives. Rarely do we see our favorite content creators truly breaking down that barrier and sharing everything. Most of the time, we only see what they want us to see. Myth is well aware of this and understands “that’s not the full reality of things.”

Despite this, it’s still a “really draining mindset to have,” he explained. “I wanna eradicate it.” In light of his transparency, countless others reached out to commend his decision. 

“You’re an amazing streamer,” Dakotaz followed up. “Do whatever you gotta do.”

While Myth has unfollowed everyone, he wanted to stress that he’ll still be active and interacting with his fanbase. “I can still see and appreciate comments and messages,” he added.

Don’t expect Myth to keep his accounts this clean forever though. It may be a solid reprieve during this chaotic year, but even he joked that in “six months [he’ll] definitely be back” to his usual ways.