Entertainment

IRL streamer banned from Twitch after flirting with staff at TwitchCon

Published: 28/Sep/2019 13:29 Updated: 28/Sep/2019 15:51

by Calum Patterson

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IRL streamer ‘Yuber’ has been handed a 14-day suspension for “invasion of privacy”, after he approached members of Twitch staff and asked for their number at TwitchCon 2019.

Yuber, who previously moved to YouTube streaming and has been involved in a number of viral incidents during his IRL streams, was exploring the area around the convention in San Diego.

He has already tried and failed at picking up women on his travels, with another clip going viral days before, but this time he inadvertently tried it with Twitch staff.

Yuber is an IRL (in real life) streamer on Twitch and YouTube.

He was streaming his activities when he approached two women sitting at a bar, and began by stating “I’m going to be honest, I need a girlfriend.”

One of the women responds, “I really appreciate you but I don’t want to be on camera right now because I’ve been working at the convention all day, can we pick this up tomorrow?”

Yuber then goes on to ask for her number so they can meet the next day, and when it’s explained that they will be on the floor of the convention, it dawns on Yuber that he is, in fact, speaking to members of Twitch staff. After confirming this, Yuber seems to make a run for it, cutting off the conversation immediately.

On September 28, Yuber Tweeted to confirm that he had been suspended from the platform for 14 days, under the community guideline violation of invasion of privacy.

Although it wasn’t confirmed to him, the streamer believes it “has to be the staff member clip,” but is confused as to why this amounts to an invasion of privacy when he “was outside in the public the entire time.”

Yuber also argued that there was a lack of clarity on these rules, which could lead to himself or others falling foul of the guidelines in future.

Twitch’s community guidelines state “Do not invade the privacy of others. It is prohibited to share content that may reveal private personal information about individuals, or their private property, without permission.”

Perhaps the clause most suited to this incident would be third example given, which forbids “Sharing content that violates another’s reasonable expectation of privacy, for example streaming from a private space, without permission.”

Twitch may have deemed the incident to have violated the staff member’s reasonable expectation of privacy, although it should be noted that the engagement took place in a public setting.

Another of Yuber’s most infamous stream moments saw his front teeth knocked out after taunting a group of alleged drug dealers to a fight.

Yuber also went viral in May 2018 after uploading a tearful video about how trying to make it big on Twitch had ruined his life.

Rust

Sodapoppin & The Kittens explain why they’ve quit OfflineTV’s Rust server

Published: 19/Jan/2021 13:44

by Connor Bennett

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Chance ‘Sodapoppin’ Morris and Vigors, two key members of the Kitten’s group on the OfflineTV Rust server, are taking a break from the RP server. 

Even though Rust was first released in 2013, it’s experienced incredible levels of popularity in recent weeks thanks to some of Twitch’s biggest streamers.

They’ve, mostly, been flocking to the OfflineTV servers – The Badlands and The Divide – for a bit of roleplaying and PVP action, and it’s given fans some incredible moments. 

While some players have called it out as a phase, and are expecting streamers to move on in one fell swoop, they haven’t just yet. However, a few names are starting to depart from the server, even if it’s just for a break. 

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Creator’s have flocked to OfflineT’sV RP server ‘The Divide’.

The main two that have departed so far are Sodapoppin and Vigors. They make up part of the Kittens group on the OfflineTV RP server, where they finish every sentence by saying meow. 

Sodapoppin hinted at quitting a few weeks back when the OfflineTV server first got going, but didn’t, and moved over to the new server when more creators where invited. 

He hasn’t played Rust – on stream, anyway – since January 17, saying he’s just not in the mood. “I don’t feel like streaming Rust at atm,” he tweeted on January 18 after a creator skin for his group went live. “I streamed it for 2 hours, but they now made it a drop for mostly everyone’s channel since I have no interest in streaming Rust which is awesome, just filling y’all in.”

Vigors echoed Sodapoppin’s tweet a few hours later, hinting at more members of the Kittens taking a break from Rust.

“Our dumb little group had a fun as f**k time on the rust server but we deciding to take a break for now, he posted. “Met a f**k ton of dope people and am glad I got to experience this last month. Meow.”

In his day not playing Rust, Sodapoppin has still been streaming, but he and others have moved on to different multiplayer games. He’s even made a few returns to VRChat, even getting his Dad to experience it. 

The group could very well return to Rust at some point in the future, but that’ll be up to them. Who knows, everyone else might have moved on to something else by the time they’re ready.