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Nightbot briefly banned on Twitch for ridiculous reason

Published: 1/Dec/2019 18:21 Updated: 1/Dec/2019 18:27

by Eli Becht

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Beloved moderator, Nightbot, was banned on Twitch but was subsequently unbanned within six minutes, leaving many questioning what happened.

Nightbot is a staple of many streamers thanks to its vast array of customization options, such as the ability to block certain terms, run giveaways, and be programmed to answer a series of commands like stream uptime.

With so many streamers relying on this, many were surprised to see Nightbot had been briefly banned, meaning none of the moderation it was set up to do would work anymore.

While it was one of the shortest Twitch bans you’ll ever see, it was definitely enough for some streamers to freak out after seeing Nightbot wasn’t doing its job.

Why was Nightbot banned?

As it turns out, Nightbot received a ban due to a falsified DMCA, according to its Twitter page. This was quickly resolved and Nightbot should be back to working normally on every channel that relies on it.

It’s a good thing this one was resolved quickly because it could have ended up being pretty disastrous for a lot of streamers if it ended up becoming a lengthy ban.

There aren’t many other options out there that could replace what Nightbot does, which is why this particular bot remains so popular.

What’s interesting about the ban is that Nightbot doesn’t stream, so it seems strange that there could even be a DMCA takedown. Nightbot did its best to explain why this might have happened.

“I don’t know how Twitch’s copyright strike system works, but I assume for certain media partners like Digiturk they can instantly take down channels and Twitch moderation team then has a manual review process after the takedown (which is why it was reversed 5 minutes later).”

We’re not entirely sure why Digiturk sent a DMCA in the first place, or even if it was on purpose.

Whatever the reason may be, we’re just glad to see the bot up and running again. Hopefully, Twitch will be able to take additional preventative measures against something like this happening again in the future.

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TikToker Sienna Mae slammed by fans for “privileged” trip to Hawaii

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:54

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikTok star Sienna Mae faced backlash from fans after she posted a TikTok of herself going on a spontaneous trip to Hawaii.

TikToker Sienna Mae found herself at the receiving end of criticism recently after she posted a TikTok implying that she had gone to Hawaii to surprise her boyfriend, fellow TikTok star Jack Wright.

In a video posted on her TikTok, she can be seen receiving a text from her boo, who was already in Hawaii, saying how he “wished [she] was here” before throwing clothes in a suitcase, driving to the airport and surprising Wright on a Hawaiian beach.

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Due to the current health crisis, fans didn’t react well to Mae’s trip. Several TikTok users reminded Mae in the comments that “we are in a p*ndemic”, with one TikTok user quipping that they “can’t even go to the store” due to the current restrictions.

In response to the backlash, Mae commented on her original TikTok claiming that she flew to Hawaii for work and had tested negative prior to her arrival.

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TikTok: Sienna Mae
Mae reassured fans that she had tested negative and was taking all the necessary precautions during her trip.

However, for fans on Twitter, this wasn’t good enough. One user said: “She’s privileged enough to have a job that she can comfortably work from home with and make thousands of dollars a DAY. Why exactly does she have to go to Hawaii?”

Meanwhile, another Twitter user cast doubt over Mae’s claims, joking: “Yeah right! I’d like to know what job lets you run off to Hawaii! How can I get hired there?”

Mae is yet to publicly comment further on this backlash.

Who is Sienna Mae?

Sienna Mae Gomez is a California-based TikTok star who has seen exponential growth in popularity during the late summer/early autumn of this year.

Although she is only sixteen years old, she has already grown a sizeable platform due to her entertaining dance videos and content advocating for body positivity. She currently has 10.7 million followers on TikTok and 1.3 million followers on Instagram.

While some TikTok stars gained their platform over time, Mae’s rise to TikTok stardom was fairly rapid, with TheNetline reporting that she gained 1.5 million TikTok followers in two weeks.

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Instagram: Sienna Mae Gomez
Alongside her work as an influencer, Sienna Mae is also an outspoken advocate for body positivity.

Many would be intimidated by such a rapid rise to fame, but in an interview with The NetLine in September, Mae said: “I love it. I wouldn’t change it for the world. This is what I have been saying I’ve wanted to do ever since I came out of the womb. I’m really happy and I really am thankful for the support. I am ecstatic about my TikTok fame.”

Mae has been dating Jack Wright since October, with the two confirming their relationship with a kiss at Saddle Ranch on 12 October. She met Wright at the high school they both attend.