In a livestream clip that was captured by Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau, Salsamendi touched upon how Twitch is struggling with enforcement while Mixer tries to be more clear about things.
“Twitch has struggled with enforcement for a long time. One thing we did early on was make our rules of conduct as clear and objective as possible,” he said.” You know if you’re doing something right or wrong, there’s not really a grey area.”
Mixer CEO @MattSalsamendi on Twitch moderation
"Twitch has struggled with enforcement for a long time..one thing we did early on was make our rules of conduct as clear and objective as possible. you know if you're doing something right or wrong, there's not really a grey area." pic.twitter.com/vhQM52bXWO
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) August 2, 2019
While all of that may be true, some have pointed out that Mixer has a very strict clothing policy, mainly aimed at women.
It requires women to show little to no cleavage, among several other things, if they want the ability to keep their “family-friendly” tag active on their stream.
Mixer stream clothing rules or my Baptist high school's dress code? Unclear pic.twitter.com/7SfPji1ztU
— Paul Tassi (@PaulTassi) August 2, 2019
The CEO is correct though, they are straight forward with the rules when it comes to clothes, but whether or not streamers and viewers agree with them is a totally different thing entirely.
As more eyes come to Mixer than ever because of Ninja being permanently on the platform, it’s important for the platform to have a clear set of rules and guidelines.
So far so good for Ninja’s debut as he revealed he has over 500,000 subscribers, although they are free for the first two months.
If he’s able to keep it up once viewers are forced to pay will be something to keep an eye on.